• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not durable

    I bought this keyboard as I wanted the number pad on the side. I bought it in December 2016 and everything was working fine and I thought it was a great keyboard. It is now February 2017 and the caps key is stuck on and won't work anymore. I can't believe this only lasted 2 months. I would not recommend buying it as I have seen similar reviews about the same issue.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard

    Super keyboard, responsive and a pleasure to use.
    I use it with a MacBook PRO and I can't fault it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, sturdy, spill-proof and very reliable

    Had to use a keyboard with numeric pad in France - otherwise you need the shift key to get numbers. On return to the UK finally moved back to a QWERTY keyboard after trying this second-hand purchase. That was in 2013 and still haven't bought a new one!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Specious, overpriced, poorly designed and short-lived.

    Do not buy one of these! I have had four and they all fail after just over a year - whence cannot be exchanged. They are, like almost all of Apple's new products, cynically contrived to be un-repairable. Even when useable, they hardly offer a good tactical experience.

    Instead buy a simple Microsoft 600 for less than a quarter of the price. It can be cleaned and repaired and, for that matter is more pleasant to use.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard...USB ports Pointless

    Bought this keyboard so I could have a desktop set up with my new 2015 MacBook. The keyboard itself looks great and is nice type on. The keys are laid out well and has all the apple fiction keys you would expect to find on a Mac keyboard. However the USB ports on the keyboard have so little power going to them that I can't even plug in a USB Flash key without getting the low power warning. As the new MacBook only has one usb-c port I would have thought that they would make its power output enough for the keyboard ports to be fit for purpose. Very disappointed.

    In a nutshell, if you are buying this keyboard to work with your new mabook, don't even think about being able to use the 2 USB ports!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Nice form factor, really welcome having all the keys.
    But, a few disappointing points.
    Moving the fn key is a pain because on the laptop I had finally gotten used to it being bottom left. Now that is gone again.

    But the worst thing is the actual typing. 1 in 3 words, at least 1 letter will be mised. Makes you think you're typing wrongly, then you go bak and realise you DID hit the key, it just didn't respond. Looks like the macbook chiclet keyboard but is Nowhere near as good. The keys are wobbly and rattly and unresponsive.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    I've had my wired Apple keyboard with number pad for a few days now and I have to say I think it's a marked improvement on the wireless variety which it replaced.

    The thing I don't really understand is why haven't Apple produced this keyboard in a wireless version for users that would prefer it.

    For my part the cable doesn't trouble me in anyway whatsoever with the exception that it takes up a USB port on my iMac but as pretty much everything else I use is wireless it's not an issue for me and considering I no longer have to be concerned with battery power/replacement and the occasional bluetooth disconnect this just isn't an issue, at least not for me. I suppose it would be more aesthetically pleasing without the cable but hey ho I think the advantages that this keyboard offers over the wireless version far outweigh any disadvantages.

    My only gripe is that although it's very pleasing to the eye as it is it would be better if it had the same profile as the wireless keyboard but only because it would then be a better match for the trackpad, perhaps an option for Apple to consider would be to produce a trackpad that matches this keyboard ... merely a suggestion ... I'm very happy with it the way it is.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad - British

    bought this keyboard for my iMac 2012 love this keyboard when typing on the keyboard its quiet and the keys don't click like they did on my Logitec Keyboard had that keyboard for 8 years nice keyboard replace i also got a Apple Wireless Keyboard and thats the same for typing on..

    Highly recommend the Apple Wired Keyboard and Wireless keyboard they're so easy to type on :D

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work of art.

    This keyboard is a work of art. Its near silent to type on, feels incredible, and works perfectley under Windows (if you would do such a thing!)

    Also, their is only one problem. The caps lock is not very sensitive, and it becomes quite annoying as I use it instead of Shift.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    I bought this to compliment my ubuntu look and out of the need for a better keyboard. The keyboard is absolutely amazing, Came in great packaging and was easy to set up, typing is a lot easier and faster and the keyboard looks amazing, not to mention doubling up as a really useful USB hub. In the words of Steve ballmer,
    "I love this company!!!"

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Lovely keyboard. Simple, clean, crisp. I love the keystroke action, very responsive. Well done apple!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another blemish free Apple

    I received delivery of my keyboard this morning, as usual with Apple just when they said it would arrive, once I had torn open the packaging in a manner that no PC user would ever open a Microsoft keyboard package I was presented with what is without doubt the most beautiful keyboard I have ever owned. The seamless style and sophistication of the keyboard is a head turner for any visitors and even now several hours later I am still enthralled by it's simplicity of design. I don't want to sound like a mac obsessive but I am and I do love this product. For the skeptics among you I ill say that the keyboard took some getting used to although it is very similar to the keyboard featured on the past few generation of MacBook, except for the addition of the full range of keys one expects from a desktop keyboard. Once you get used to it though it is a dream to use. I shan't be buying another keyboard for a very long time.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Satisfying

    I´m new Mac Mini user after Microsoft. I must say Apple Keyboard fulfilled my expectations. User friendly, I´m able to type faster than I did with Microsoft Finger Print or Ergonomic keyboard. Apple keyboard has useful functions for me: fast keys for iTunes listening, Mac key functions, gadgets, speakers volumes and muting and many more. Function which I can make with mouse also. But more important is that with this new keyboard typing is a pleasure. I recommend to buy keyboard with numeric pad.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Alluminium Slimline Apple Keyboard

    I have been looking for a keyboard like this ever since I found I liked the low profile keys on laptops. The extra spacing between keys also means that I don't slip onto keys either side. Trouble was, I use a Windows XP machine and never thought this keyboard would work. Well, it does, and there are several programmes available that will allow you to reprogramme keys if you wish. Oddities like the @ symbol not being on the 2 button is no great distraction, it is found on the ' button second left to the enter key, same place as you find on windows keyboards. If Apple supply one of these as a windows replacement, and even better, their wireless version as well, it would make other keyboards obsolete for us two fingered typists. I just have to give it 5*'s.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard go's fantasic with an old eMac.

    I have an old eMac, that I still use to store data on for work. The old original eMac keyboard were just 'craap'. lol. I guess you need a new apple keyboard to go with the apple computer. so I chose this keyboard and it doe look much better than the other one. and its fantasic having 2 USB ports instead of having just one. and the ones with the numerous keyboard sides are great because the original eMac keyboards had the numerous sides and the computer has programmed the keys already, and I can't be arsed to do all that craap again. lol. Thanks

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, but USB memory sticks don't fit

    Just bought one of these keyboards from PC World for £29. Really nice to use like a MacBook keyboard, but if you use a USB memory stick in the USB port, found most of mine don't fit, because the clearance is too small between the port and the underside of the keyboard. This is a shame, because with the previous generation of keyboard, it just plugged straight into the port on the rear, rather than blindly trying to use the USB ports on the back of the iMac to plug in a memory stick.

    Tried to use the extension cable as a flying lead, but this only works with the USB port for the keyboard, because there is a "V" shape in the middle of the connector. So all rather annoying.

    36 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You need one!

    This keyboard boggles my mind. It has a lovely feel and is quiet to type on. It's design is immaculate - every time I see it I smile and as a bonus it's connected to my PC (you can use free software called 'applekeys' to emulate the printscreen and scroll lock keys). How it's only £25 given the build quality and materials I'll never know. If it was £120 I can promise you, I'd be looking at how I could raise the funds! Already have two more on order for impressed friends and family...

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    Best keyboard i have ever used! Looks good to with its sleed design get this!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    This is the best Apple Keyboard I have seen! It feels so more nicer when you type, and it feels like you're typing with a Macbook! I put it next to my old Apple Keyboard, and it is so different! For a start, it is very thin and it looks more modern and not as plasticy as it is made out of aluminum, although the base is made from plastic. I like the idea of some of the function keys because you can Play/Pause songs on iTunes and it has got an Expose key and a Dashboard key. The brightness keys do not seem to work, unless that is because you need an Apple Cinema Display. Also, the Apple Logo has disappeared from the Command Key?.

    Overall, I rate it 9/10 (and 5 stars!) because it is a great modern looking keyboard, It hasn't got the full 10/10 because it would be useful for the brightness keys to work. I think this product is a must buy!

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best PC Keyboard Money Can Buy

    I’ve just had this keyboard for Christmas for my PC and it's the best keyboard I've ever used.
    Apart from the quite nature of the keyboard and the fact that I can't hear my partner hammering the keys late at night, great, this is such a low price for the materials used, I can't believe it.
    Two low power USB's (you shouldn't rely on them to charge your iPod or any other battery for that matter) are great for plugging my phone, camera, card reader into. Classic design, keys feel great to me.
    Just remember on PC your @ and your " keys are not as marked on the keyboard, they are swapped.

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