• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful keyboard, not for everyone...

    I bought this the morning it came on the site - my older apple keyboard whilst responsive was too clunky and heavy. and sitting 8 hours a day at it, I started to get tired wrists from the height.

    Let's set aside the looks - they're fantastic. And the anodysed look closely matches my monitors and mac pro case - good job apple!
    The response takes a very slight getting used to, but once you have it's far easier to type from and completely comfortable during long sessions.

    This keyboard might still not be a replacement for everyone though:
    the additional shortkeys at the top may be great for the casual user, but if like me you're a pro apps user, beware that such keys as the volume controls have been stuck onto the F keys. F keys that you may use constantly in Final Cut Pro.
    You can turn the volume controls off when you use such apps, but personally I find it a little tricky to juggle between the two.

    Just a word of warning if you are a heavy apps user, otherwise a very solid product that combines great looks with impressive functionality.

    AB

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why that layout

    Ok so it's a nice keyboard and it Works well BUT why do Apple think everyone uses an American keyboard layout! All they have done is change the hash key to a pound sign. What if I want a Hash???? Why not stick to the correct English British keyboard layout! I don't want the @ symbol there the " should be and I don't want the \ on the wrong side of the keyboard. They have put the touch typing marks on the J and F keys but an English touch typist will have problems because the other keys are in the wrong place.
    APPLE PLEASE GIVE ENGLISH PEOPLE AN ENGLISH KEYBOARD NOT AN AMERICAN ONE!!!!

    82 of 106 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard ever?

    received one of these babys for my birthday and i have to say its perfection. perfect look ,perfect feel and perfect price.the aluminum is a really nice touch to the keyboard.i personally prefer this over the wireless version.couldnt recommend enough!

    156 of 269 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard (but be warned!)

    had this bought for me as a christmas present to replace my old white one. it took a while to get used to but now i love it. the keys are well spaced out, which makes it easy to type and it looks very slick into the bargain . Having only used it since christmas i was surprised to find the the alt key on the left hand side has lost its springiness and the key has sunk into the keyboard and is now flushed with the aluminum facia.i will be returning it to the authorized dealer that i bought it from and get a replacement. fingers crossed that this was just a faulty one.I'm having to use my old keyboard in the interim and its horrible in comparison very clunky and awkward to use i hope the dealer has a replacement. VP

    66 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful.

    Been using the new keyboard for a day now. What the photos don't show is the compact size of the keyboard. It's slightly smaller then a standard keyboard... but it is absolutely beautiful. The keys are a pleasure to touch. The shortcut buttons on the function keys are convenient and the option of going all the way up to F19 enables you shortcuts galore!

    My only gripe is that the keyboard does not show the currency symbols over the number keys (apart from the USD). They are there and function fine; they are just not printed on the keys. I have the English International keyboard and was hoping that this would mean there would be all the currency symbols displayed across the keyboard. However, it's hardly an issue.

    Other things I should point out. The USB ports on either side are slightly recessed into the keyboard- which looks great. The cord is quite short but is provided with an extension cable. I thoroughly recommend it. Gorgeous.

    180 of 323 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard for Mac or Windows PC

    As someone who bought a macbook last year for the first time, I quickly fell for the soft touch keyboard and now hate using standard clicky keyboards you normally get, even the so called expensive one's with all the bells and whistles just don't cut it.

    I bought this keyboard a couple of months back to use with my windows based work PC and I absolutely love it. I now use one at home and work! I found the additional function keys great for mapping special commands with work based PC, no special software required either which was a bonus.

    Hopefully Apple will bring out a backlit keyboard option in the future, that would really be fantastic...

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A pleasure to use.. worth every penny!

    Nice piece of art!..very thin...i mean really thin. Very well built, if you have a macbook, or macbook pro, this item has the exact spaces, shape and look of your laptop's keyboard, except for the arrows and numbers.
    The 2 USB ports on each side, makes it even more useful. So you will not compromise losing one usb port for the keyboard, cause you will get 2 with it!
    100% Recommended.

    89 of 150 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but order the right one.

    Still making my mind up. Like any keyboard it probably will take a bit of getting used to. Looks very nice though. USB 2 on the port is nice so I can plug my Shuffle and Elgato turbo.264 in without reaching around the back of my iMac. Both work fine from the keyboard - no low power issues. If you are from the UK order the English keyboard not the English International. I'm so used to English meaning American and English International being for everyone else I ordered the wrong one. I know where my £ key is anyway which seems to be the only difference. Wish they'd call it a British keyboard (sorry Northern Ireland).

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best keyboard ever

    this is the best keyboard i have ever used in my life. worth the money you pay and it will work on windows to :)

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product with £ key!

    This keyboard it just fantastic. It is beautifully designed and MUCH better than my old white heavy 'clacky' keyboard. Typing is now a pleasure rather than a chore. Delivery was super fast.

    Contrary to other reviews I can confirm that my keyboard does have a '£' key. However, make sure you order the United Kingdom version and not the International English version. There's a drop down list on the right hand side of the page where you can make your choice.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A delight to use

    And very attractive it is, too. I'm writing this at my usual pace and the keyboard presents no problems. Very clean action and fast. Now I have to buy another for my Mac at home. So when does the matching aluminium Mighty Mouse get released?

    66 of 108 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased

    As a previous PC user, and only just recently moving over to Mac, I've been really pleased with this keyboard. The build quality is really good, and the hot keys at the top are really useful. Also, the two USB ports are nice to have and make life a bit easier - no more messing about with cables at the back of the computer. All-in-all, a very good and comfortable keyboard that seems to be built to last.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    peeed off!

    I just bought a new imac i and was disappointed to get a pants wireless keyboard, talk about budget cuts, i was a victim of buying a new full size alu keyboard! why did they do that! As a designer, you need to use shortcuts and the wireless keyboard makes this difficult!

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get used to it - it's worth it

    When I first started using this keyboard it felt ungainly and awkward, being so flat and close to desk surface. My advice would be to stick with it, I've been using it for about 5 hours and I've found myself typing more accurately and more comfortably. Once you get used to it, you'll appreciate the improvements. On another point, I have quite hairy arms (though am not a gorilla) and the new design looks like it might just prevent my fur landing in the gaps - because there aren't any. Top quality.

    57 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High quality keyboard, fantastic feel

    I bought this to replace a MacAlly IceKey scissor switch keyboard, and I have to say it's fantastic.

    I'm a writer and copy-editor, so use keyboards all day, every day. I like something that feels good beneath my fingers, has a certain audible quality, but is simple and uncluttered. I don't want any fancy bells or whistles on a keyboard. I have a 13-inch MacBook Pro, and as I liked the keyboard on that I thought I'd give this a try, and it's fantastic.

    Be aware that although the keys *look* smaller than those on a standard keyboard, they're not - standard keyboard keys have a bezel around the edge (which you don't touch) so there's no space between the keys; the actual key surface on this Apple keyboard is the same.

    Apple's usual quality, and highly functional. Buy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful keyboard

    I received this keyboard with my iMac. I went for this version over the wireless version as I like to have a numeric keypad.

    Everything about this keyboard is just perfect. The keys are a good size and its a really quiet keyboard to type on. The keyboard is really well made out of aluminium (which is a nice change from the usual plastic). The angle of the keyboard I find perfect and I can type for a long time without getting any wrist pain at all.

    A nice touch as well is the two USB 2 ports on each end of the keyboard. These are ideal for connecting a USB thumb drive or for connecting your iPhone or iPad. It is possible to charge the iPhone too.

    I am totally satisfied with this keyboard and cannot fault it at all.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until keys fall off

    This was a great keyboard until the keys started falling of randomly. I'm not talking about heavy usage just general home use.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    I cant not fault this keyboard it looks great, its easy to type fast on, it feels great and its at the perfect angle. Not to mention the 2 USB ports in perfect places for not only the mouse but a memory stick in the side. My main problem with other keyboards is how far you have to press the buttons in for the to register but with this keyboard that isn't a problem. The function buttons: the volume, eject and so on are a great idea so much easier than most other desktop keyboards. This keyboard seems as close to perfect as you can get. I'm considering buying the wireless version....

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth ditching the old one for!

    I got this to replace the one that came with my imac a couple of years ago. The old one acted like a bucket collecting all of the dust and crumbs (I know I shouldn't eat at my computer but I do) and because it's see through, you can see it all but you can't get at it! Not with this new one. It looks cool and crisps have nowhere to go. Perfect. The travel on the keys is just right and the labelled shortcuts are just perfect for newbies who may not discover the joys of Expose and being able to control i tunes from the keyboard. Some have said it gets a while to get used to the keys not going in as far but didn't people once complain that keyboards didn't feel as nice to use as type writers? I'd like to see someone build a keyboard with mechanical weights in it to replicate that and see if it sells. This keyboard is the best I've ever owned. (and yes I own a type writer too)

    55 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice

    I have this keyboard for 6 months and I think it is excellent. Very good design with a good feel and response from the keys. The USB outlets on the side are a real bonus for connecting color calibration equipment etc.
    A good example of apple at its best.

    Enjoy

    36 of 55 people found this useful