• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect (Almost)

    This is, yet another, fantastic product from Apple. The wired keyboard is fast, silent, accurate, and a pleasure to use. While I was in Germany for five months I used, and got used to the keyboard from my MacBook, and when I returned home to my Windows based PC (Which I am very displeased now that I used the Mac OS for Five Moths) the Keyboard was just not doing the trick, so I took the next logical step and purchased this fine example of a Human Interface Device. My one complaint, and the reason the Keyboard only got four stars, It is not backlit. So in conclusion, if you are used to, or like the keyboards from your or other MacBooks, I highly recommend this keyboard, and if you are bugged by backlights, then this keyboard should be perfect for you.

    72 of 126 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appearance won out over ergonomics

    This keyboard is attractive. Unfortunately that is the only positive thing I have to say. It was obviously designed with appearance in mind and no regard to ergonomics or usability. You have to tilt your wrists up in order to use the keyboard because it is so thin, leading to wrist pain. And the keys are so shallow in depth, that they are difficult to press and lead to strained fingers. If you are prone to wrist pain, and need to do a lot of typing I would pass on this keyboard.

    29 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    As a fast typer I was worried about the reviews stating that this keyboard easily produces typos, etc. However, I've been using one of these bad boys for several weeks and I love it. No problems, very smooth typing as little pressure is required..my hands pretty much feel like they are flowing and it is quite comfortable. I had been using the older apple keyboards for years (as well as apple laptop keyboards) and found no difficulty in switching to this newer layout-no adaption "phase" required at all. I even find that little things like eraser dust and other small particles do not get stuck in the keyboard as there are really no gaps, thus this keyboard stays clean and operational.

    I highly recommend it..no issues with it at all although since it is not highly slanted, some people may find that the keyboard is better placed low down. Also, a wrist guard makes typing on this keyboard even more comfortable.

    39 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful keyboard, but

    with what seem to be a couple of bugs.

    First, just let me contribute to the applause regarding this keyboard - it is beautiful, amazingly sleek and wonderful to write on. I just love it.

    However, like a couple of others I have discovered that there is something strange regarding the function keys (F1 and so on). The F3 and F4 does not work according to symbols on them (Expose All windows and Open Dashboard), while the other keys with symbols on them work as indicated by their symbols.
    Instead, Expose All windows and Open Dashboard are still under F9 and F12, but has to be released with the "fn" key.

    And unless I check "Use all F1,F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" (System preferences - Keyboard & Mouse - Keyboard), a lot of the other shortcuts stop working. But by checking this option, the "fn" key has to be pushed to adjust the volume on the F11-F12 keys and so on. Then again, the Expose, Dashboard and other keys work as they did on the old keyboard...

    Something is not working as it should... :-)

    Rating: 5 stars for the keyboard, 3 stars for what seems to be a driver/software problem

    PS: Yes, I have installed the update for this keyboard.

    iMac 2,1 ghz G5, 1,5 gb ram, OS X 10.4.10

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Windows Compatible!

    Even works on my PC!! (....no choice, have to use Win at work)

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard I have ever used!

    I originally purchased this keyboard (over a year ago) to go with my MacBook as I prefer not to use the laptop keyboard. I have used it on windows xp and more recently windows 7 in addition to Leopard and Snow Leopard. No problems with it ever. It is super comfortable to type on and very easy to keep clean. I have used loads of different keyboards in nearly every price range and this one beats them all. (If they sold them at office max so I could get one to use at work, that would be great.)

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No power, No glory!

    I just bought this keyboard and I cannot use the spare USB port for either my iPhone or my flash drive. No power for either! My old keyboard (came with my 20" iMac) at least was capable of supporting my flash drive. A $50 keyboard should be able to do it all! I am very disappointed in Apple! Are you listening Steve?

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pet Peeves got the best of me...

    Overall good keyboard. I bought this keyboard because it was easier to type on. I previously had the old white wireless keyboard with numeric pad, but I was getting tired of all the typo's I was having because I have to put more effort into pressing the buttons down hard. And when time is an issue (which is always the case for me) and you need to type up a template or respond to an email quickly, it gets really annoying.

    So I bought this wired keyboard because of the numeric pad (I don't know why the aluminum wireless ones don't have 'em; very unprofessional) and the issue was resolved. I could type with speed and ease without the worry of typo's due to the actual keyboard. Better yet, I was super excited to have two USB inputs on either side of the keyboard. Hoping to use it for misc. electronic appliances (ie. both my blackberry and iPhone, IPod, Flash drives, etc.)

    But alas, the USB ports on the keyboard do not support power to any appliance plugged in through these slots and because of this it didn't recognize the plugged in device at all. Therefore, plugging my little gadgets through the USB ports on the keyboard was USELESS because everything draws power through the USB nowadays. That was a huge pet peeve for me because I lost an extra USB port on my iMac to support this keyboard. Hence, the loss of two stars (one for each USELESS USB port).

    I returned it and bought the bluetooth MacAlly keyboard with numeric pad.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with any computer

    I have a Alienware desktop and i took my parents mac keyboard, and tried to see if it would work with my computer and it turns out it does.
    So i am going to buy myself one tomorrow. Just thought i would say this for everyone who wants one that has a PC.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Old School User Immediately Impressed

    I've been using Macs since 1985. The tactile feedback on this puppy is my favorite since the very 1st Macintosh keyboard, which we dubbed the typing brick, back in the day. The Apple Extended Keyboard on my Q840AV was a solid piece of work. The Bondi keyboard with the black keys with my G3 450 was an ergonomic disaster. The white, mushy thing with my G5 2x1.6 tower had a terrible feel, and the keys stuck like crazy, littering my typing with double letters. My typing speed became perceptibly slower on it. Not so with the aluminum! I'm flying again! It's everything I could want and I want to get one for my G5 at work! Nice one, Apple!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice at first but .......

    Have had my iMac for about 6 months and LOVE it. The keyboard was cool at first--great looking. Only real complaint—and Apple, are you listening?—is that it gets absolutely filthy within just a short time of use. And you can't just brush or blow away the dirt. You must use water and a rag. Just thought I'd contribute this opinion for those out there who value a consistently good look and easy-clean option. Great keyboard otherwise.

    38 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with KVM Switch emulators

    This is a great keyboard. I love the feeling of the keys and the slimmed down design; it's spoiled me for other keyboards. That said, form is one thing Apple did well, but they failed at function. This keyboard is incompatible with KVM switches that use emulation. It won't work with IOGear KVM's. I don't know if the keyboard works with Belkin KVM's, but I read that, if the KVM uses emulation (a common practice), you won't be able to use it with the KVM switch. Big, bummer.

    38 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard. Ever.

    i cannot explain how much i love this keyboard. it's just so amazing. i bought this keyboard because i wanted to make my macbook pro into a temporary desktop for when i'm just in my room. i love the fact that it has two usb ports but one is taken up because of the mouse x] . the design of this keyboard is just amazing. it's so slim, but that doesn't take away from its quality. it still is a full size keyboard, with a number pad which is just an added bonus. one thing that i really love about this keyboard is the sound that the keys make when you type. i just LOVE the sound the keyboard makes, it's just so amazing. so if you're looking for a great looking keyboard, that doesn't sacrifice quality, this is the keyboard for you. and it just looks awesome. this keyboard is way worth the 49 dollars, and anyone who is looking for a keyboard just has to get this one.

    61 of 105 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One word - PERFECT!

    Finally a keyboard whose keys respond without a long distance stroke path - you touch the keys rather then having D E P R E S S them. Brings new meaning to "touch typing". I LOVE this keyboard!!

    And forget about gunk getting down into the keyboard and impairing your keyclicks - or like with that nasty see-through keyboard, seeing everything that and fallen inside and you couldn't get out!. The closed nature of the keyboard is wonderful.

    Don't the let thinness fool you. This is one heavy weight, sturdy, hardworking keyboard.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless with Numeric would be better...

    This is a great keyboard, it is beautiful and sleek-looking, but works really well also. The function keys are very useful, and since it is an Apple Keyboard I know I can expect the best from it. The USB ports on it are handy as well. However, I wish it was Wireless. The only thing that kept me from buying the Wireless Keyboard is that it doesn't have a Numeric Keyboard, which I use very often. But overall this is a great keyboard, it is thin and durable, and I love it. This is a good buy for anyone with a Mac, but if you don't need the Numeric Keypad I suggest buying without it to save the money. The Bluetooth Keyboard is the best way to go in my opinion if you don't need the Numeric Keypad and your Mac is Bluetooth-enabled.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely fantastic keyboard

    Being a writer my keyboard gets a lot of use, in fact the only reason I needed a new keyboard was due to the fact that I had worn the letters off my brand name keyboard that cost as much as the apple.
    Wearing the letters off is not a problem for me, but for my wife, it is a big problem.
    So I decided to order this keyboard and I can not tell you how happy I am. It has taken only a couple days to get used to it and now I would never giver it up.

    The feel of the keys is wonderful. Very responsive. They do not feel "touchy" nor do they require a lot of force. The feel of the flat surface of the key is a bit different and they feel smooth and pleasant.

    I am a rather fast typer and I find that with this key board I am typing faster and lighter than I have ever been able to do before.

    So in short, this is a fantastic keyboard. It looks and feels great. I could not ask for more.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it!

    I refused to believe that the chicklet keys and thin design would have the "touch" I liked in a keyboard but I was proved wrong by Apple. It is great to use for word-heavy emails and reports. The keys have a positive touch providing feedback to the user but also (somehow) seeming to encourage you to type faster. A cool design, doesn't need batteries, USB ports built in, and it's great to type with. I've had mine for several months now and it still types good as new.

    30 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great. But USB lacks.

    The overall product is nice. The keys are perfect and presentation matches the Mac lines nicely. My only two complaints are the little rubber feet on the bottom offer absolutely no traction. My comp is at an angle (its on an artists table) and in the morning I find my keyboard to have slid considerably. Lastly, if your looking to use the USB ports for flashdrives and such, you won't find a solution here. The only way you can connect something through the USB is if it has its own power source. Otherwise the keyboard doesn't power it. Even tiny flashdrives with light indicators won't work simply because of the light.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT...but...

    Ok...Ok.. This is a truly beautiful thing, well done. I have used my MacBook Pro 17" as my main computer (95% of the time) for the past 3 years. Recently (last week) I updated my Pro to the new unibody 15" pro and added a 24" led screen (waw again)... So with the new 24" led well I needed a keyboard and hence this one. It works great with well placed keys and handy controls for a variety of functions. Full numeric keys and arrows. My only real surprise is that there is no backlight... hmmmm.... I just cannot understand why Apple did not put backlit keys... I use my system for a variety of things and often operate in a no light room.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh Apple Keyboard, how I love thee! Let me count the ways!

    This is hands down the best keyboard I ever used! I love the keys on it and it looks great on my desk. I can type so much better and the key throws are perfect. The only thing that would make this better would be to make it backlit... Ahhh... I can dream.

    Apple hit a home run with this beauty! Now if only the Mighty Mouse was as good...

    19 of 22 people found this useful