• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Come a long way

    we've come a long way from the old typewriter keys. This thing is sweet. I wonder how many of us will have used our iphone rebates to get this thing. Already seen other posts to that effect. Anyway it's really a lovely and feels wonderful to type with. this review would've been a lot shorter but it's so nice to type on. Still working out how to map the F keys the way i like, but luckily they have lot of options. Took me a sec to find the fn key which is in the home end page up page down cluster.

    people like to thank steve but i say thanks to the apple engineers
    now that you've finished this keyboard you can go home and make love to your husbands and wives - ha - iphone 2.0 is more like it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    new apple key board

    wow i love this keyboard but it works best with the new imac. if you have the new imac you can charge your ipod with it! in the prevoius keyboards you couldnt charge your ipod with the usb ports

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Beautiful

    As a graphic artist I need to type alot and use key commmands endlessly. This is the fastest and cleanest keyboard to work with. Apple I only have one word for you, Brilliant!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Incredible!

    This is hands down the best keyboard that I've ever used! The crisp response of the keys, the low profile and the beautiful sleek design make this one of the best, most enjoyable and most beautiful keyboards that I've ever used.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it's decent product

    I find all the negative reviews odd. I mean sure if you have a preference of keyboard that's one thing, but to call this the "worst keyboard" is quite a stretch. I like it, it feels much more like a laptop keyboard but with a little more space between keys. The keys are sensitive enough that it requites just a little tap. Normal keyboards make me feel like I'm playing "whack-a-mole." Additionally I've seen some people comment about having to "hit the space bar just right." Not sure what that's about as I haven't experienced any problems like that. Long story short... if you like laptop keyboards I think you'll dig this. If not, stick with your "whack-a-mole" keyboard.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great with Mac, not with a KVM switch!

    Nice keyboard!
    I use an IOGear KVM switch with a mini & a powerbook. The new keyboard won't work with with the KVM no matter HOW nice it is to look at & type on! It's going back to the store tomorrow & the old keybd goes back into service (sigh...) The PC guys have to love this!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice with some problems

    I love the look and feel. I especially love the upper function keys for dashboard. Apple overlooked a very important shortcut. The option key no longer works when you boot the mac to choose partitions to boot from. This is big for me because I actually use mine as a PC for work. Just a minor one that is big for me. Hopefully they will fix this soon!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not perfect.

    The apple software update did not fix the broken dashboard/exposé keys as it should have, and others are having a similar problem.

    The keyboard is one of the best Ive ever used. However, my other gripe with besides the broken Fkeys is that the USB ports a placed in a way that many things like USB Audio adapters or key drives simply won't fit. And the extender cable that apple provides is notched to intentionally prevent using it for any other reason other than to extend the keyboard.

    It's a great keyboard, but I'm slightly disappointed in these software/design errors.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Wonderful!

    I received this keyboard with the new 24" iMac that I just purchased, and I love it. The keys are like those of the MacBook, and the body is just beautiful. My only qualm is that I can no longer use control+F3 to access the Dock...I have to use control+fn+F3, which is a big stretch. Other than that minor inconvenience, it is nearly perfect.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellently Designed Keyboard.

    I was surprised by the thinness of the keyboard when I recieved it, even after seeing all the pictures. It is very easy to handle, and feels incredibly sturdy. The keys feel great while typing with them. The position of the special functions is a little weird, but I will get used to it. I love it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A+++

    best. keyboard. ever.

    hey apple - it's time to make a trackball! :)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At Last!!

    I have waited years for a keyboard like this! Feel of keys, noise level, spacing of keys are all great!!! Thank-you

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    All I can say is Wow! What a great keyboard. This is such a joy to type on. Easy on the fingers and very smooth action. It's has a different feel and I love the fact that it's not a crumb catcher like the old keyboards. Well worth it and the best keyboard I've ever used! Thanks for another great product Apple!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A big improvement

    It seems a lot easier to type on this than on the previous Apple keyboard (of which I somehow have acquired 5 over the years), and it looks cooler to boot. I used to think that more key travel = better, but now I realize that the opposite is true. It's got the nice crisp feel of some of their notebook keyboards, but a bit better even, and the keys are nicely spaced to minimize unintended keypresses.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting used to it...

    This keyboard takes a while to get used to, but once you do - it's a nice change. It's super small and takes up very little desktop real-estate, which is nice. 2 USB ports make it easy to connect a mouse, or whatever else you need. I will say that using one of the USB ports to copy to a USB jump drive / memory key was extremely slow. I would rate it around USB 1.1 speeds, however I am not 100% sure they advertise this keyboard as a USB 2.0 complaint device. It would be nice to be able to adjust the height of the keyboard, but ultimately, it's a minor complaint. The keyboard itself has a heavy feel to it, and I like that - it doesn't slide around when you type. I don't know if this keyboard is for everyone, I actually hated it when I tested it in the store, but I needed a new keyboard, so I figured I'd give it a shot...it has grown on me and I think I like it now...but then again, I am open to change a bit. If you don't like geting your feathers ruffled, this might not be the best keyboard for you.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing improvement

    This keyboard is a wonderful compliment to my MacBook. The keys feel very snappy and responsive, and I do not run into missed key-press problems that I would encounter with the previous model. If the key is pressed on this one, it shows it. No more short stroking the keys for me! YAY.

    The down: It would be nice if the USB 2.0 features would work with the MacBook as they do with the iMac. I am not saying that they don't (I haven't tried them with my iPod), but the product description seems to state it as fact.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the keyboard, and works on Ms Windows Vista too...

    I just bought the keyboard, and I must admit, I love it so much, cool design, cool style, and the most important, it works and can type. The guy at the store told me it won't work with Windows, well, I plugged it to my PC with Vista, and now I am typing this review with it on my Vista PC. Not that I don't have Mac, I have MacBook and I bought the keyboard for the MacBook. But, one problem, the function key not "same" as MacBook keyboard, the expose,the dasboard , volume control shortcut keyy differ as they are in MacBook keyboard. Nevertheless, awesome product....

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply...

    ...the best keyboard ever made!

    Why four Stars? Because there is a localization bug that make impossible for users with foreign language System setting (non-english) to access the Keyboard Shortcut Preference Pane.

    But there's a workaround: Set your System language (System Preferences/International) to "English", log out and in again and you'll get access to the Keyboard Shortcut Preference Pane. Make your setting, replace the System language to yours, log out and in again, et voilà!

    Keyboard software update 1.1 doesn't correct the bug. Will see with 1.2!

    Besides all this, it's the best keyboard touch I ever felt, well done Apple.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard works great!

    This keyboard works excellent! The only thing is is that you need to have your computer updated to the latest version of Mac OS X in order for it to work. I think this is because the F-keys are different from the previous Apple keyboard. The USB ports work great on this keyboard. I hooked up my printer and my Mighty Mouse and they work really well.

    This keyboard is modeled after the MacBook keyboard, and I just happen to have a MacBook. The only reason why I use a keyboard with it is because the keyboard on the MacBook is a little small for me. The price for the Apple keyboard is good, too. $49.

    Kudos to Apple and the design team for another wonderful, eye-pleasing product.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality, Work with PCs!

    I bought this to match my Dell 1501 laptop (silver and white). I've always liked Apple keyboards for years. On a whim, I thought I would try it with my PC. Works find, but no "print screen" function. There are programs out there that will allow mapping of the keys, etc.

    Quality is excellent--keyboard is hefty and sits still on the table. The USB ports will not support a jump drive as everyone ha smentioned. The keys are huge and easy to type on--with positive feedback. It does feel like a notebook keyboard, but with better tactile feel. My only reason for the 4 stars is that there is no vertical adjustment on the keyboard. I may add some rubber bumpers under the back to lift the back a bit.

    I suppose you can use a mouse with the keyboard USB, but who would want to? Afterall, the cord will ball up and get in the way.

    I was suprised to see a USB extention cable came with the keyboard--a $20 accessory. The attached cord is limited to like 3 feet - perfect for use with a laptop (in my case. I was also suprised that the control key works with Win XP...and the fn key works as the INS key for PCs.

    Overall, very pleased--looking to take one to work and cause a stir with the sleek look. :) Way to go Apple...nice product!

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