• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome keyboard, and some responses to the criticisms.

    This is really a perfect keyboard for most people. The slim design is incredible, it looks beautiful and responds great. After using this keyboard for a while, when I go try to use a dell keyboard or most other keyboards that come with PC's the keys feel really fat and clunky and it's actually kind of hard to type on because I'm so used to the thin keys that you don't need to depress very much to register. It's much easier to type on, even though it takes a little bit to get used to at first for some people. Trust me, it's worth it.

    The review that I read that stuck out the most to me is complaining about "significant design flaws" like the fact that the key's aren't curved so you can't feel where the center of the key is and also that the spacebar is slightly unresponsive. I don't know where he/she is getting that information. I literally have never had it not register the space bar, even if I just push it lightly or in one corner or the other. To be honest, it's the most sensitive keyboard I've ever had. Every key, including the spacebar is just as responsive as it can be. As for the curved keys, I can't think of any reason that those are necessary. First of all, I don't understand why the center of the key is so important... you can hit it anywhere on the key and it works, second of all, it's all the same spacing between keys as any other keyboard so anyone who types on a semi-regular or regular basis will be able to type no problem at all, it will just be second nature... you don't need curved keys.

    The other complaint that doesn't make sense to me is people complaining about the fact that the 2 USB ports on the side aren't full function. First of all, it works for most things, I've had it work for my iPod no problem at all, and it works with flash drives and everything. That being said, I know there are certain times where iPods and stuff won't work, such as when you plug this keyboard into an apple monitor instead of directly into the computer. You have to realize when you plug it in to a monitor, that's already acting as a hub... so you're plugging this keyboard (another hub) into a hub, and it's basically splitting the signal multiple times, making the signal weaker every time. A lot of USB hubs won't work for things like that unless you plug them in to the wall as well as the computer, so I don't know why it's a surprise to have the keyboard be that way. The USB ports are nice to have for simple things, but if you buy this don't expect it just to be complete new USB ports.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!

    This is a great product. I've been wanting one of these for quite a while, and I finally had a good excuse to buy it. I love this keyboard. It feels so nice under your fingers, and I think its more comfortable than the older ones. I have always preferred laptop keys to desktop keyboards, and it is also very quiet. Another good thing about this that not many people mention is that, with the old keyboard, you would always get dust and stuff between and beneath the keys, and you could see it because of the clear edges. The keyboards could get very disgusting at times. I'm glad that I won't be needing to get the canned air out for this one.

    101 of 158 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Learn to READ!!! ...then rate

    First of all this keyboard is awesome... especially for anyone that is used to using a notebook keyboard. Feels like a brand new macbook keyboard... but bigger.

    Don't listen to anyone that is complaining about insufficient power on the USB ports for iPods and external HDs that draw power from only the USB port. This is the case with ANY keyboard with USB ports on it; there is even a disclaimer for this in the product description!!!

    Bottom line: get this keyboard. If you need to plug in power-hungry devices; those belong on the back of the computer or on a powered USB hub anyways!!!

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer this over the wireless keyboard

    Last week, I picked up the new Wireless Mouse and Wireless Keyboard. I was not sure if having a smaller keyboard without a numeric keypad would be worth the benefit of having a wireless keyboard. After trying it out for a week, I returned the wireless keyboard for the wired keyboard with Numeric keypad. I do a lot of work with Numbers/Excel and other financial programs, and it was too difficult for me to use the number keys at the top. It is just a personal preference. Both keyboards are awesome. I love the short keys....they make it so easy to type and so quiet too. I do not have a problem typing lengthy documents quickly even though the keys are flat. Some people may be bothered by the flat keys, but they work fine for me as long as you start your hands properly in the home position. You will love either of these great Apple keyboards, but if you type a lot of numbers, you might just want to stick with the wired version and make your life easier. Even with the wire, the new keyboard is a sleek, streamlined and minimal looking addition to my already-beautiful looking iMac.

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Indestructible, Superior Key Feel, Immune to Liquid Spills

    The touch and feel of the keys and keyboard are the best of any keyboard that I've ever used. Everyone in the family remarks about how good the touch and feel of the keyboard are.

    I spilled a full glass of orange juice directly on the keyboard, Held it under the kitchen sink faucet until the water ran clear. Set it on end on paper tiles for 30 minutes then propped each end with books over an air conditioning register, keyboard side down for an hour. Plugged it in and it worked great. No effect on the keys, no stickiness.

    Great for klutzes like me.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard A Must Have

    One of the most valuable "features" of this amazing new design is the quietness factor - these keys barely make a sound when you press them. This really pays off if you are in a work environment where several computers are near by. That doesn't mean Apple sacrificed responsiveness - they managed to improve on that as well. The key stroke distance traveled is much less than earlier designs, so you can really type fast with this thing. Another amazing piece of design work by Apple!

    131 of 224 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Fantastic key board use it all day every day and does not miss a beat, keys all very easy to use leaves standard keyboards for dead. A bluetooth keyboard with numeric keyboard would be even better.

    44 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Windows

    I know this sounds kinda stupid. But I do not own a Mac. Just purchased the wired keyboard today and it works perfectly with PC as it should with a mac. Very impressed with the response time and hardware. easy to use and looks beautiful.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard ever works with Windows XP!

    I know that it is just a keyboard, but I love it!

    It makes typing very easy! It gives you an extra USB port, which is brilliant, and it looks so good.

    I use it with my MB Pro, and it works very well on my Boot Camp Windows XP too! Way to go Apple!

    48 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Help...I've fallen and I can't get up!

    I have fallen in love with this keyboard!
    60 year old typist with arthritic fingers, finds spatial movement is lessened and accuracy is resplendently restored. Along with many other older, foolish folks out there, I spend many mealtimes sitting over the keyboard. My frustration level has also lessened as my tea and toast crumbs are no longer interacting with my keyboard. Bonus! This keyboard is a pleasure to drive. Now, if I can just find the brakes...maybe I can get up myself.

    45 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for injured Soldiers who type

    Apple, keep on designing wonderful products!
    I after injuring my wrist in Iraq, I had a real hard typing. I bought everything in the market to support or help me with typing on my PC. None worked. My brother, nowing my disability informed me that Apple had a new keyboard and mighty mouse. I didnt think much of it until i got both of them in the mail from him. I reluctanly tired both. After an hour of typing and clicking i felt no pain as i would normally had felt using Ergonomic keyboards and mouse. Now i own 3 with mighty mouse(1 for work,1 for my PC and 1 for my laptop). I also gave 3 away to other fellow Soldiers who have wrist-hand problems. People at work have also changed theirs. Thanks for the great design for us disabled folks.

    47 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the best keyboard I have used!

    I thought Apple had gone crazy when they introduced this keyboard. "A chiclet keyboard in this day and age!" I exclaimed. I fully expected to hate it.

    However, I can type faster on this keyboard than on any other, and it has an excellent feel. It is also small and looks great. If only this one came in wireless...

    I have been working with computers for over 27 years and this is, without a doubt, the best keyboard I've ever used.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than Previous One

    I had the old Apple wireless keyboard on my Mac Mini, but I just got an iMac. At first glance, it looked much too thin, but then once I started to use it, I loved it. Now whenever I use my other keyboard on the Mac Mini, it feels much too bulky and I remind myself I must buy myself another one of these. The keys are nice and thin, and I love how the function keys have the Mac functions (such as play, fast forward, rewind, ect.) on them. I also love the USB ports, which help greatly since the cord on the wired mighty mouse is lacking a little in length. Overall, fantastic keyboard.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NICE!

    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

    Best Keyboard Ever

    I asked the Apple store to substitute this one for the smaller wireless on the 27" iMac and they wouldn't do it at first. After asking to speak to a manager they actually included this keyboard and the wireless one for free!

    I have used a lot of different keyboards in my life and for some reason I can type faster and more accurate on this one. I have also found that it doesn't slide all over your desk as you type which has always been annoying with others I have used in the past.

    33 of 38 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

    A big surprise.

    Keyboards are fairly personal items, and what I like others may not. I was use to a keyboard with standard-type key structure and feel, so when I took a look at this slab of aluminum with flat, chicklet keys, I said a silent, "oh oh". Within 5 minutes of using it, my "oh oh" became "wow!"

    For me, the test of any keyboard is how well I can type on it. There is no doubt that I type much, much faster with far less mistakes than I did on any keyboard previous to this one. It's almost effortless, and I do a tremendous amount of writing.

    There is only one thing I found that was a minor annoyance. I find that the USB ports are much harder to get to than on the older standard-type Apple keyboards. I sometimes pop in a flash drive, but to do so regularly is cumbersome (I need to pick up the keyboard and turn it over to accomplish this simple task). This really isn't a big deal, but I thought I'd mention it. And since I've added a USB hub, I now only use the keyboard USB ports for the mouse.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great w/ Late 2008 Macbook

    This wired keyboard works great with my Late 2008 Macbook. Plugged it in and was immediately able to use it; no problems whatsoever.

    I was even able to charge/sync my 2nd Gen iPod Touch with the USB ports on the keyboard. Before buying this, I had read reviews of people having issues with that. Works with mine with no problems.

    I went back and forth between the wired and the bluetooth keyboard, before finally buying this. I'd recommend this is any Macbook/Pro/Air user. If you aren't planning on projecting the screen image onto a screen that is far away (TV?) then the bluetooth keyboard isn't worth the extra money IMO. Especially since the wired keyboard has a number pad.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    superb

    a great keyboard. i wish they made the full size model wireless, but its still great. This slim profile makes it easily portable and easy on the wrists. The laptop-like keys are quiet, and the labeled function keys make using dashboard and expose a whole lot easier. well done, apple. one warning i will give: if you're banking on the usb ports to use an external hard drive or jumpdrive, think again. the keyboard doesn't have enough power running through it, so you can only use devices that have a power source of their own (like a digital camera or printer.)

    48 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have

    I know this my sound Odd. But I like the feel of a Laptop keyboard with that medium drop and nice reflex back.

    The sound is great and there is no mushy feeling at all. You KNOW when you hit a key. I type faster on this than any other keyboard I have ever used.

    My NEW Mac Pro came with the old one (I hated) and they told me it would have this. I went back to Apple store and they did the right thing. I felt like a 6 year old... I was so happy.

    Everyone that sees it in my office is soooo jealous!

    Winner!

    50 of 74 people found this useful