• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but flawed.

    The keyboard itself is brilliant- a great size and very nice to type on. However, the cable is too short and the USB ports on the back are NOT a real USB hub. You can only really use a low-power device like a mouse with it and usually only one at a time.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars for Style...

    ...but minus 2 for not having a wireless keyboard WITH numeric keypad. It's kind of a given that this is what would satisfy the majority of users.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!! Just love it

    Sleek in design, really nice. Only if they made the keys in silver as-well.. white tends to get dirty fast.

    66 of 107 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly low profile and very smooth

    I love the 1/4 press keys and the ease of use, and I have had it for more than a year and still love it. I type at least 12 pages a day on this aluminum keyboard and i have never experienced any cramping and my tendinitis never flares up. I find myself wanting to take it to work because the win pc's that we have at work still use the full key bulky keyboards and I'm always getting cramps and my tendinitis is killing me.

    Until mac comes out with a keyboard that improves on this one i will never switch back.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    I've been using this keyboard for just under 2 years and I've never had any problems. It's a great design ... very easy to use and very comfortable.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was loving it until...

    Although it looks great, I was against this keyboard for a long time. I picked one up anyways and once I got used to it I fell in love with it. However, after only 4 months it started going haywire and causing glitches in programs before completely shutting down. I thought it was my iMac that was dying because I couldn't see how a keyboard could cause so many frightening problems (screen flashes, apps randomly opening and closing, full freezing...). Thankfully, I switched back to the old white plastic keyboard and everything worked fine. Needless to say, I am taking this back. Hopefully, I can find the receipt and swap it out. I am on the fence about replacing it otherwise. Maybe I just got a bunk one. In any case, I am disappointed.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Loads of Data Input

    I'm a therapist and I have to write so many progress notes, I swear I spend more time with my keyboard than I do with my actual clients! Literally, I spend nearly 3-4 hours a day typing. I bought this keyboard spur-of-the-moment after getting tired of my old keyboard's buttons sticking, and having to pound them to get each letter on the screen. This was the best instantaneous purchase I've ever made. The low-set keys require much less finger-lift and barely any pressure at all. I'm not really pushing the keys, but simply allowing my fingers to fall on the key pads. Had I know this would have made my typing so much easier and quicker, I would have bought it the day it came out. The 'complaints' about this keyboard in other reviews are technical and extraneous. If you're looking for something that makes typing a breeze, then this is definitely it.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this keyboard! No debate, just get it!

    I recently started a new design job and had the old "push key" keyboard. Not only were some of the keys sticking but it looked dirty and was impossible to clean! I insisted I get this new one and it was worth asking for! It's sleek, SO very easy to type on — it's like gliding! — quiet and so slim it takes hardly any space. I actually like typing more now!

    Only con is that like the MacBook Pro's casing, the anodized aluminum smudges easily, BUT unlike any other keyboard, this one is actually EASY to clean. All you need is a shammy cloth. Then again it looks so darn nice, you won't want it dirty!

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I want it BLACK!!!

    Why don't you plan to make a BLACK Apple Keyboard?

    This is one of the most astounding keyboards on the planet, great feeling, amazing typing speed. But the white version becomes quickly dirty, a BLACK version would be a great improvement, a great look for sure!!!

    Make a black keyboard, please!!! :-)

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    usb 2.0?

    The feel of the keys is great, but the usb ports are completely useless. I get an "underpowered" warning when I try to use my sandisk flash drive. This is the same flash drive that worked fine on my old wired keyboard with usb 1.1.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    May not work with your KVM

    Sexy and nice feeling keyboard. However, I was unable to get it to work with my KVM switch (Iogear MiniView Micro USB PLUS).

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (not fully working with 10.5.8)

    KeyBoard works overall, but the Delete keys can not be held down to perform continuous delete. You have to keep hitting the delete buttons, one letter at a time.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Keypad: critical

    The full keyboard, with the traditional numeric keypad is a gotta have. I paid the extra $49 and stored the in-the-box shorter version when I bought my new iMac early September. I tell ya, I need the full board for two reasons. 1) For minor on-line computations the across the top layout just doesn't get it. I need the "numeric keypad" to complete my work. 2) The new keyboard is painfully small as a useful layout; may be my hands but it's too cramped to be functional. Tom

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard

    Pros:
    I love the slim profile of the keyboard and the aluminum structure.
    It takes up way less desk space.

    Cons:
    You really have to strike the keys firmly to make sure they register.
    I would like to the keys back lit for night typing.
    The full size keyboard needs to be wireless.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard

    I have had no difficulty at all adapting to the flat design. In fact, the keys have an ideal amount of sensitivity for me and typing is more comfortable than any other keyboard I have used in the last nineteen years.

    I am puzzled by many of the online complaints in this forum. I type by touch and view my monitor while typing, having being taught in high school to type on an IBM Typewriter. I wonder if a dependency on looking at the keyboard or not knowing how to type without looking at the keyboard poses problems for some of the dissatisfied buyers. From my experience, I can recommend the keyboard highly.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    I purchased this keyboard to use with a Windows XP PC. After two weeks of use, my hands and palms haven't felt this great in a long time. In the first few minutes of use, you can really feel your palm muscles relaxing. Yes, it does take some time to get used to typing on this keyboard and there are the occasional hangups when using with a Windows PC, as others have mentioned, but these are insignificant when considering the overarching ergonomic benefits.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    full size but missing something

    This keyboard is great, I like the low profile design and aesthetic appearance. I would have gone with the wireless to replace my old wireless one, but it doesn't have the numeric keypad thus I chose this one.

    I was tickled to know it had USB ports on both sides, only to be disappointed by them. The problem? They are NOT USB 2.0, thus they aren't compatible with any of my peripherals that could have benefited from them (ie charging an iPod, etc). They pretty much only work with a wired apple mouse, if your into that sort of thing.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent & Different

    I'm a law student, so I have to do a tremendous amount of typing every day. I had the last version of the Apple Keyboard and really liked it for various reasons: 1. style, 2. functionality, 3. feel, and 4. ergonomics. But recently I've been hampered by the angle on the keyboard; after three hours of typing my hand started to cramp and I was having a difficult time typing at my usual speed.

    I went out and purchased the new Aluminum Apple Keyboard, a little skeptical of what others have said about it. But as soon as I sat down and began typing on one of my LARAW projects I suddenly realized all the wonderful attributes for this product:

    1. Ergonomics is the chief reason I love this keyboard. The lower angle allows me to just rest my writs on the tabletop and not have to worry about a greater angle to reach the keys. My hands lie much flatter, and my typing speed stays consistent throughout 3-hour typing project.

    2. The feel of this keyboard is different from all the previous versions. But it's still good. It feels very much like the keyboard on my MacBook Pro. Although I'm a fan of the "clickety-click" sounds when I type the keys, it's not such a big issue. I'll just get used to new sound.

    3. The key arrangement is better, I think. Since the keys themselves are much flatter there's less risk of getting dust and other nasties between the keys. My old keyboard suffered from this problem, but I don't suspect the new keyboard will have any difficulties. The easy Dashboard, Expose, and play controls on the the top are wonderful. It's about time Apple incorporated some of the controls the Windows-compatible keyboards have been including on their keyboards for the past few years.

    4. Overall style is good. I'm a big fan of plain white, so the white keys/aluminum background contrast doesn't jive too well with me. But that's just a personal issue. Give it time and I'm sure it won't bother me.

    So, I really would recommend this new keyboard. It's much easier to use than the previous versions, and the feel and look are not a hindrance (as some have posted on this thread). If you're someone who types a lot, or just need to free up some desk space, this keyboard is fantastic. It's pricey, but it's worth it.

    For me, the big seller is the angle on the keyboard. Anything that helps me analyze my cases and type away without cramping my hands is a boon.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NICE AND MODERN KEYBOARD BUT THE USB PORTS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM

    Excellent keyboard, the keys have great and crisp feel,it has great design, but one of the reasons i bought this product was because apple told us it has 2 2.0 usb built in ports so i can plug in any device i want.
    You simply can´t plug any usb flash drive or an ipod, because the system tells you that the usb ports are low powered.
    So that´s a big disappointment for me, other than that, it´s all good!!

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    The only thing better would be to add backlighing like the MacBook pro's have built in.
    (And the Wireless KB could use a Number pad too)

    22 of 22 people found this useful