• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This keyboard is excellent....if you know what it is.

    Its the same type of keys found on all Apple laptops (the chiclet-style keys)...just be aware that it is essentially a laptop keyboard.

    That said, I migrated to one after years of hating laptop keyboards and it is without a doubt the best keyboard I've ever used....for Windows! I don't even own a mac (...yet?)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This is definitely the best keyboard I've ever used. Some people probably don't like that it's so flat, but that's the main reason why I love it. It's almost flush with the surface, and yet it still has 2 USB ports. The keys are flat also, and are thus quiet. I like the dedicated keys for volume and playback, but I don't really use any of the other function keys. I hate going to work and using my Dell keyboard. It's so loud! I love this keyboard and would buy it again in a heartbeat.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best I've ever owned!

    I own 4 of these and love them. On my new iMac 24 I even selected this unit over the unit without a number keypad. About the only thing I can think of that may be an issue is the white keys need a little wipe after my kids use one of the computers since the white shows dirt easier. Overall I love this unit and the non powered USB is not an issue at all for me as I plug most of my USB stuff to a MacBook Pro.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best and much better than the last

    I used the a1048 keyboard until it drank a whole cup of coffee and simply stopped working. I really didn't care much for that one anyway, and bought a cheapo Logitech to fill the gap. Still dissatisfied, I sprung for the slim aluminum version and...WOW. It feels solid and has a little weight to it. The keys are responsive and quiet, and with the slight gap between them have improved my typing! The extra function keys for brightness and expose are great touches and work well. I was a little skeptical at first, but this is the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used...and I don't really care for typing on notebooks. I would buy it again without a second thought.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    In traditional Apple minimalist style, this keyboard does not disappoint. At first, I was a little concerned about the fixed height, which is really pretty flat. My hands seem to like a larger slope. But then, I'd heard about all the ergonomic studies that went into this keyboard, and while it seems really pretty basic, it actually forces your hands to hover, which prevents carpal tunnel. The key presses are very short, leading to extremely fast typing speeds once you get used to it. There's also a handy little extender cable if you need more space than the default length -- something my previous keyboard was lacking. The addition of several new function keys is a boon, and the overall feel is so similar to the Apple notebooks that you can transition back and forth very easily, unlike the split-key ergo style keyboards ala Microsoft Natural. The only negative I have toward the keyboard is its price. At $50, it's not cheap for being a pretty basic board. On the flip-side, though, you'd probably be getting a plastic keyboard for $30, and it wouldn't have the same nice feel to it. For what it's worth, I did check out a similar board from Rocketfish, and it was actually even pricier, and felt a LOT cheaper. Overall, I'm quite happy with my purchase. :-)

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard. Very easy on the wrist.

    The ultra light touch is a big relief for the wrist pain caused from excessive typing!!!

    Liked it so much, took it to work and tried it on a PC running Red Hat Linux.

    Worked great, getting another one for work.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    I had to get a new keyboard because I dumped a glass of water on the old one. If I would have known how much I was going to like the new one, I would have dumped water on the old one a long time ago!

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amzing Product - 100 pros, 2 cons

    Amazing keyboard, works perfectly with everythng, even in windows, it's so easy and feels so nice to type with this keyboard compared to common keyboards. Seriously there's no better keyboard in the world.

    However there are 2 cons,

    1) There's not a Wireless version of a keyboard with numbad like this one

    2) The USB power doesn't support many USB devices that don't have a DC current adaptor.

    Since Electronics is my area of expertice, I know this is a hard issue to solve without have to, you know, plug the keyboard in a wall or waste 2 USB ports in the computer because there's not enough Watts in the +vcc and -vcc built in a USB port to support 3 unpowered devices that consume a lot of energy, but I don't know, either just make one built-in USB port that works with the majority of the devices or make USB port in the Macs with a higher current capacity.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "pure luxury"

    I just absolutely adore this keyboard! If there is anyone out there looking to buy a keyboard, you should definately buy this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant and Feature Rich

    First, I will qualify myself by saying I've used every Apple keyboard since 1985. That said, this is by far the best Apple has ever produced. Sturdy, minimalist yet feature rich, and beautiful sitting on your desk, this may be the first design I have used--Mac or PC--which doesn't feel like you are fighting it. Your fingers feel more 'connected' without having to push large bulky buttons, and the keys have a light surfaced texture, rather than a slippery polished feel. Finally the keyboard is no longer trying to be a typewriter. Everyone using an older model keyboard should look at this, especially PC users, because this design makes most PC keyboards feel like junk. You can pay a lot more than $49.00 for a keyboard, but you won't get one that feels better than this one.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Macbooks

    It has a "Delete" key for when backspace just isn't "right" enough :)

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nifty Keyboard

    Got this with my new 2.0MHz/500Gig/4Gig Mac Mini and I'm loving it! Might pick up another one for my PC, yes I said PC :)

    10 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy with it

    I've been using the Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad for nearly a year.

    I don't have any complaints. The 'feel' of it is different from other keyboards I've used. This is something with which I've grown quite comfortable. I actually much prefer it to others now.

    Would recommend this product to any interested party.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever!

    I just received this in the mail today for my windows pc. It is the best keyboard ever! It's small, comfortable, and it works great. This is by far the best keyboard anyone could ever buy!

    My only complaint though is that the bottom of the keyboard get full of dust and dirt very easily because of the material it's made out of.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard you'll EVER use!

    When i purchased this keyboard, i thought I'd like it because i have a older macbook Pro. (purchased just before the current ones came out...man, was i annoyed) To me, it seemed the feel would be similar, and it is. I'd say the new keyboard has a little more spring to the keys though, they feel a little more firm, and i think that's a benefit. It took me a little while to get used to the key placements, since there are small spaces between the keys. I've only had it for a day or so, and its already made me regret not buying it sooner. Also note, if you plan to use a wrist pad or anything which will elevate your hands off the surface the keyboard rests on, be careful, i learned the hard way. This is designed to be comfortable on a desk, thus the thin shape, so if you're using it in a keyboard tray with a wrist rest, be prepared to either modify the tray, or use a book. My one complaint is the space bar. to me it feels a little soft. It doesn't have quite the spring and resistance the other keys do. It doesn't really change anything for ME, but if you let your thumbs rest on the space bar, you're going to overwork office's auto correct to no end. :)
    I would also like to mention the the weight of the keyboard. In every other review its labeled as "sturdy". I would most defiantly agree. The bottom of the keyboard IS plastic, but it feels like its 1/8 of an inch think, it feels solid, rather than a piece of plastic with a thin piece of aluminum over it should. Its a beautiful design.
    You know, if i was using a PC for some ungodly reason, i'd still buy this keyboard. That's how good it is.
    Just remember, don't get discouraged jsut because it feels funny for day or two, you'll get used to it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than keyboards costing twice as much

    No keyboard can totally meet the needs of every user, but this one comes close. We have keyboards in our office that cost over $200 that are inferior. The only complaint I have is that moving from my Macbook Pro (silver Keyboard) to this one takes a period of adjustment with a lot of errors. The difference in key shape and spacing is very noticeable.

    I notice some complaints here about this keyboard failing to provide sufficient power for some USB devices. I would like to point out that no keyboard will produce more power than the source to which it is connected. If you connect this keyboard to a low power source, you can not expect it to power a high power device.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    such a great keyboard

    i have had this keyboard for like 7 months and i love it. it makes me able to type so fast. and it feels relaxing when the second i put my fingers on the keyboard i can't take my fingers off of it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Much nicer than the previous keyboards. I can actually type so much faster and more accurate.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    you may have problems with the usb because...

    It clearly states on the mac website, when looking at a new mac keyboard, that the usb ports will not support iPods or other attachments that require more power than a flash drive unless hooked up to an aluminum iMac

    So before writing a review, do your research.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best out there!

    Folks, look no further. Get it home and enjoy. You'll feel like you are in Star Trek space ship. Rock on Apple!
    I just hope they have these full-size keyboard in wireless/bluetooth version.

    6 of 7 people found this useful