• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lifespan

    I'm sorry I have to join the negative club, as it's a very nice keyboard while it lasts. But I've had to replace one for all the reasons listed by others. Keys lose their spring, and just lie flat. They lose their electronic connectivity, and no longer function. They lie lopsided, and cue multiple strikes whenever touched. These things should not occur as they do, at the age of the product that they do (and without warranty support that lasts long enough; unless you're okay getting just one year of protected use from your product).

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cuts out intermittently...

    It will cut out every once in a while, which is pretty annoying.

    If it stops working on you, and unplugging it / plugging it back in, or reseting the PRAM on your machine doesn't fix it, try plugging it in to a powered USB hub that's connected to your computer. Worked for me.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina does recognize this keyboard

    Not even the latest 2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina with El Capitan does recognize this keyboard in System Preferences - Keyboard - Change Keyboard Type and returns "Your keyboard cannot be identified.".

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just not reliable...

    Like so many others who have complained about this very thing, I too have had this keyboard get flakier and flakier until now it just doesn't work. It starts with you noticing it doesn't work and have to unplug it and plug it back in again. Over time that becomes more and more frequent and in the end the functionality is pretty much the same whether it's plugged in or not :-/.

    Now if this was a Bluetooth keyboard (with ALL of the existing keys) I'd be all over this. But everybody says that too, and nobody's listening...

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost connection all the time!

    After about 3 months use, the keyboard are having trouble connecting to the Macbook. I have to restart the computer do try repair. Please fix this problem. Thanks

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible at boot with Mac Mini

    This keyboard is not supported by the current Mac Mini firmware.

    The keyboard options at boot ('C' for CD-ROM, 'Alt' for OS list, ...) with a Mac Mini (1.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) do not work. Drivers render the keyboard functional during the booting process.

    The design of the keyboard is fantastic; however, if you're upgrading and you've got a Mac Mini, you might want to wait for the firmware update.

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but no wireless?

    This keyboard would be great wireless. The bluetooth wireless keyboard is too small and lacks the number pad and arrow buttons which I use all the time. The feel of the keys takes a bit to get used to but overall decent touch. Another great addition to these keyboards would be a backlight for use in dim light. I still prefer the touch/backlight of the Macbook Pro though. So until this keyboard becomes wireless, I won't be buying one. And when will Mac make a true ergo keyboard. The style on these are great but the ergonomics SUCKS!...I guess style wins over function.

    7 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Goes Stupid

    The good: Sleek design. One star or that.
    The bad: Apple goes Dell/HP in this design in that now they cater to complete morons who think that having "media buttons" is really slick. Only Dell & HP & such did that 8 years ago, Apple discovers it only now. Pathetic and stupid. F keys are assigned to silly iTunes functions, so when I need F9 in other applications, it skips a song in iTunes. If you're a serious user, get a serious keyboard like Lexington.

    17 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design and feel, but spacebar and caps lock keys don't function well

    The space key often does not insert a space despite being hit vigorously. This is particularly true if you are typing fast. A real slam is sometimes (but not always) required - much harder than other keys. When typing fast the sound demonstrates the problem --- click click click click SLAM click click click click click SLAM (you get the point). This takes a lot of getting used to. Same for the caps lock key - sometimes a hit activates it, sometimes not. Very annoying. The feedback and feel of the keyboard is however outstanding. Great design and feel with one serious flaw.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor for male speedy typists

    If you've got typical male fingers -- wider than a lady's or child's -- and you are used to typing very fast (> 50wpm), you'll find this keyboard terribly unresponsive. You really have to pound on it to get the keys to register -- there is no tactile feedback.

    Also, the angle shown in the photo is very misleading. The keyboard lies almost completely flat. The rear has less than 1/2 inch rise. If you are used to even a slightly elevated keyboard, you'll have trouble getting used to this one.

    In short, the keyboard is too dainty, keys are closer together than the previous iMac keyboards, typing angle is uncomfortably flat, and the tactile response yields considerable uncertainty as to what you have typed.

    Fortunately, I still have my old iMacs, so I simply use an older, less elegant, but much more functional and superior keyboard with my new iMac.

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So so

    While the keyboard is attractive, the key spacing is a bit odd, the extreme low-profile means that my wrist-rests don't work very well, and the general layout is only OK.

    I had a more positive opinion of the keyboard until this morning when my "P" key came off the keyboard under normal use conditions. In my 20+ years of keyboard use I have only ever had one other key fall off a keyboard - my last Apple G4 Laptop. Luckily, unlike the G4, the key snapped back in after some jiggling.

    This keyboard is better than the last design, but an after market solution might suit you better.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I was just getting into the feel of this until it dropped off my desktop, a measly 29", and the corner bent so that I can no longer use the control button. Impossible to fix since it is a one-piece unit. Bummer.

    8 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I replaced my oldkeyboard because my space bar was sticking and now the space bar on this new keyboard only works about 60% of the time. If I hit the bar, exactly in the middle - nothing. Taking it back tomorrow.

    12 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be better if it had backlighting option

    The new Apple keyboard feels much like that of the ones on my Powerbook.

    Would have been more useful if it had the back lighting option like on the Powerbook and newer portable Mac.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but misled

    its hard to say bad things about a keyboard... it either works or doesnt. in this case the keyboard WORKS.
    aside from the great looks; which is what attracted me to it in the first place (i am vain i guess) it really misses one of its biggest selling points. the USB ports.

    it is great that it comes with two ports right there at your finger tips but the problem is that they do not provide enough power for use with a FLASH DRIVE. well... that is not totaly true. you can use a flash drive if it has external power or if you have an in expensive flash drive that uses a bit less power. i use a macbook and need a second USB slot. the Kingston Data Traveler II+ is just too much and will not work. Crucial Gizmo also will NOT work. both of these sticks are high end fast memory. a cheap sandisk will work, but i cant use it because it is just too slow for the applications i use.
    if the keyboard provided more power it would be everything a keyboard of $50 should be. but not this time!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why r there no bad reviews?????????

    I am a long time apple fan but the one sided reviews are disappointing. This site use to be a lot more honest, but now it seems like it is just marketing and as long as you say good things your reviews will be left up for people to read, but if its negative its gone!
    I have put a couple honest reviews and they were deleted from the discussion or reviews...interesting.
    I bought the new keyboard and I am disappointed. It looks great and it was easy to download the software from the apple website, but it seems like the keyboard has contact issues with the buttons b/c my caps lock key has to be pressed a few times before it works and I notice when I type an email and review it there are a lot more typos from the keyboard b/c it is not registering all the keys I am pressing. I dont know if it is a software issue that just needs an update or not but I also have to custom set one of the unused F keys to set it to reveal the desktop since that is not one of the presets with the new software. The problem is whenever I go to preferences/keyboard and set it up with an unused F key it works fine, but as soon as I turn my computer off the next time I turn it back on the key no longer works and it is back to the default key (F11) which I cant use b/c the f11 key is used now to lower the volume. So on a daily basis I have to go into preferences and reset that key every time I turn the computer on. If they cant fix this I have to take it back and get a keyboard w/o any glitches that still need to be worked out.

    40 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard - Terrible New Layout

    The key press feel is great and it's small and sleek. However the new button placement is terrible. They've basically eliminated the volume keys and eject from the right side of the keyboard and buried it in the center. There are no longer any convenient functions over the number pad. Also, for anyone who cares, all the function keys no longer work with bootcamp unlike the old white keyboard. If you don't care about the volume and eject key placement, then you'll love this keyboard. But I have to ask, why did they mess up a good layout?

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Crummy responce to space bar strikes

    The keyboard is very nice in appearance but the fact that you have to hit the space bar perfectly every time drives me to distraction. I will probably return the keyboard.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0 Disappointment

    Apple should correct their marketing. The USB 2.0 ONLY works with the new iMac, occasionally with other computers, but not as reliably as we're led to believe. On my second one due to the space bar not working properly.

    Otherwise it feels and looks great. I do miss the eject and volume keys being off to the right not in the middle of it all, easier to access quickly over there. And I use my function keys for editing with Final Cut Studio so I had to remap the keys anyway. Disappointed but still using it.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What the F -- keys??

    I went back to using my original "white" keyboard based solely on the F key layout. exposé is, for me, a very handy feature for quickly switching between programs and documents. Now I find myself accidentally ADJUSTING THE VOLUME??? Bring back fully functional F9 thru F12 keys and we'll talk. Looks good though!

    7 of 9 people found this useful