• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard design!

    I love the new keyboard, but I want to know if it will work on Windows-based pc's.

    19 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why move the buttons around?

    I really like this keyboard, but the change of the volume keys and the eject button to the function keys is rather frustrating. F16 thru F19 are now useless unless I figure out how to reprogram them.
    I love the design, but the buttons should have stayed the same.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Back Lights?

    I really like this keyboard, but I REALLY wish it had nice Blue lights under the keys that lit just the letters up like the Green under the CapsLock key.. I mean this is connected with a USB so why not? THEN it would definitely be worth the price it costs.

    It takes a little while getting used too, and if you have big hands it might be the wrong keyboard for you.

    I chose this one over the wireless one because it has the Home, Page Down, Page Up, Numpad, ect keys; which i use a lot when on the web and making websites.

    It works nicely in Windows and Linux.. In Linux the Eject button even works as an Eject button. :-)

    That's all.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, Wrists Disagree

    The keyboard is simply amazing, it is quiet and features a great design. The keys are close together, just like any laptop keyboard, and keys differ from those of a MacBook's slightly. Keyboard features function keys from F1 thru F19. All aspects of this keyboard are top notch, especially the USB ports on both sides.

    Though the product is simply amazing functionality wise, usability lacks in the wrist department. Wrists are slammed to the desk due to the slanted positioning of the keyboard and causing straining after about two hours of use. A gel pad would be nice.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The fingers have it

    Like many things the new keyboard takes a moment to adapt to. It is sleek and the keys don't stand as tall as the older keyboards but I've found that it took only a few minutes of typing (actual typing) to acquire the touch needed to work freely.

    You're reading mixed reviews here so my advice is to stop into the store and give it a try. If it doesn't feel good instantly, type a letter to Santa telling him what a good boy or girl you've been and by the end, you'll know if you like the keyboard or not.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    sexy and sleek

    love this keyboard, although it's very low so i'm still adjusting. i wish the wireless version had the full keyboard. i dislike wires cluttering my desk. i have red polish on; maybe i type too hard but there are some marks on the keys.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    I love this new keyboard that I got with the iMac 24. At first I was a little worried about it but it seems to just work for me. I do not have the biggest hands in the world but they are not small either. The only problem I seem to have is the delete button seems to be about 5 mm out for me, I seem to either hit \ or eject button a bit to much. But I seem to be adapting pretty quickly. I have a mac book pro as well but I do not seem to have the same issue. I would say give a try and don't ride off this new keyboard too quickly.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works great with XP too

    Thin, clean and fairly sturdy feeling, this keyboard has good looks too. The slightly oversized keys take a day of getting used to, but overall has great action.
    Works great with XP, and having two USB 2.0 ports built in give the product wonderful value.
    The key's do feel light so only time will tell on how long term durability will be.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys in Perfect Pitch

    This may sound a bit silly, since this a $49 part of a $2000+ iMac G5, but I love it like no other keyboard I've ever used.

    I find I make fewer tpyos, er, typos and love the short travel of each key. With previous Apple keyboard (white), keys often got "stuck" or my fingers would seek out wrong key by accident. It had poor tactile feedback. This Al beauty approaches legendary quality of Thinkpad' keyboards.

    I wonder if this 'board works seamlessly with Tiger? I want to get one for my friend.

    Happy Typing...

    28 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    I just got this keyboard for my MacBook. It is nice. The action of the keys is good and it looks amazing! To the reviewer who complained about the usb ports not supporting the Ipod or hard drives, it warns you it does not before you buy it. The keyboard is an unpowered usb hub, so it is no surprise it does not support devices that draw extra power.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Yet

    After a short adjustment period, getting used to the action of this wonderful little keyboard, I'm ready to buy my second one! The price is right and the construction is high quality.
    Every Mac user should have a chance to try this so they can fall in love with it.


    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My fingers are happy!!

    I was leery when I looked in the box. Skeptical when I installed it. After 1 hour it was pure delight. I love the tactile sensation. My fingers don't slip off the keys and it is comfortable. I often wonder why it took me so long to join the Apple family. ..

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ways to modify the keyboard

    Very nice keyboard much of the time--I like the shorter key travel, which saves impact wear on one's fingers--but for me, it seems the amount of force needed to actuate the keys varies throughout the day, as if the rubber cups under the keytops are sometimes softer, sometimes harder. But this doesn't seem to follow room temperature variations.

    For the reviewer wishing the keyboard sat flat, with no slope: you can install a couple rubber feet under the two front corners.

    For the reviewer who finds the spacebar doesn't actuate reliably (as mine doesn't): I’ve had success by making the spacebar thicker, by glueing a thin white strip of plastic, about a half-millimeter thick, to the top of the spacebar, the same size as the top of the spacebar. I used a glue stick so it can be removed if I want. I also rounded the front edge of the plastic strip using a file, so it wouldn't poke my thumb as much. In using this modified spacebar, I haven’t missed one spacebar hit yet. Adding another half-millimeter strip might be the thing to do if this modification starts losing the occasional spacebar keypress.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    The feel takes some getting used to but it seems like I can type a bit faster since I don't have to push the keys as hard. I don't like the F10,F11,F12 keys also being the volume keys. In order to use the function keys, you have to use a "fn" key that acts like a "Shift" key. You can change that in the preferences and have the volume keys used with the "fn" key. As with other reviews, the USB dock is useless with my flash drive. However, you could get a USB extention that will work nicely. My daughter started using it and now wants one for Christmas. I think I'll keep mine and buy her her own.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I have ever had except if you have big hands.

    Not to sound picky or anything but be warned this key board is very thin and if you have big hands just as I do, your hands get tired of slouching over the keyboard. Other than that this keyboard is great.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I've used

    I can't give it 5 stars because it's not completely flat. That would be ideal. But realistically, you need to put the circuitry somewhere, so I understand why there's a small angle to this thing.

    It's worth the money. My wrists rest on my desk as I type. Keys feel good. Typing is easy on this thing. I'm positive that I'm reducing hand strain. And it's small & minimalist, leaving out any stupidity and preserving everything you need. Takes up a minimum space on my desk. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

    166 of 224 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard.

    I upgraded from a little microsoft wireless comfort curve keyboard. I currently use the keyboard as my main keyboard on my Windows Vista Ultimate (64bit) machine and it works flawlessly. It was very easy to remap the F13-F19 keys to do whatever I wanted them to do. The only keys that do not work in windows are the eject key along with the FN toggle. To be honest I was expecting the transition to be ok with a minimal impact on my typing speed, however the transition was almost instant and I could swear that I type 10-20wpm faster. The CAPS LOCK key is fantastic no more accidental presses since I switched keyboards.
    My only issue with the keyboard was the absence of windows drivers and software to get the full potential of this keyboard. I fully understand that it is intended to be a Mac keyboard, but windows drivers and software should have been provided. They're missing out on a large chunk of customers who will not try the keyboard as it states that it only works in OSX.

    62 of 71 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A new design and layout.

    It's beautiful, but there should be an ergonomic version. If Apple had an ergonomic version, the keyboards might sell more because there are more comfort options. Then there is the two USB ports on the sides of the keyboard. They really come in handy when you want to keep clutter off your desktop. The only thing is they don't produce enough power. So when you are trying to charge your iPod, it won't work because there isn't enough power being produced. The only thing you can plug in there is Apple's Mighty Mouse or something that doesn't have to be charged when plugged in. If those issues where fixed, (those are the only two) there wouldn't be so many bad reviews. I hope you guys read this. It could be the next step up for the Apple Keyboard.

    62 of 77 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    I bought this keyboard so I could have a full-size keyboard to use for my Vista Laptop. That being said, it's money well spent. It has a nice, heavy, quality feel to it, and it doesn't slide around. The keys are responsive, and the USB ports on the side let me plug in my mouse without tying up the other USB ports on my laptop. That being said, the only downside to this keyboard is the lack of support for Windows Vista. An official driver that gave me access to the fn and eject keys would have been nice. All in all, I would recommend this keyboard to others.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love & Dislike relationship

    I love the look and feel of the new apple keyboard. But i don't like what was done with the remapping of the F7 - f12 keys.
    i like the f16-19 keys as audio and expose and now spaces in the f8-12 area
    i know its cohesive with the wireless layout but an unwelcome change in my book. I know i can remap them back but .... Maybe someone will sell replacement keys of NICE stickers.. maybe i should make them....

    26 of 48 people found this useful