• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $20 price increase? What for?

    Went to grab another one of these as I go through ~1 every 2 years and found the price had increased by $20. So, what are the new features? There aren't any. Here I was thinking they'd added backlighting, a feature I'd be willing to pay the extra for, but nope. The keyboard was already priced at a premium so I scoffed at the team member at my local Apple store once I was told of the price hike. Poor form, Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rattles!

    The body of the keyboard is flexible so tends to bend when you press the keys. There should be a middle support (like at the ends) to stop this. Feels cheap. Don't buy

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE

    USB keyboard is not Apple's finest product, it does NOT just work!!!
    It regularly stops working requiring all sorts of workarounds.
    Just google it and observe the extreme frustration observed by many users.
    An unreliable product that should be avoided at all cost to avoid raising your blood pressure.
    Substandard quality not up to what we expect of Apple.
    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality has gone

    We got one of these keyboards with our iMac in 2010 and it lasted and worked perfectly, including using the USB ports to charge and download from iPods and iPhones (don't know if that is really what the USB ports were for). Sadly I dropped a wee dram on the keyboard and letter E failed. So bought a replacement and had trouble ever since, we are now onto our third keyboard in a year. I also upgraded the iMac to Yosemite and that seems to have made things worse. The USB ports don't seem to work at all, or if they are used they cause the whole keyboard to fail. Pretty shambolic really. I will be looking for a non-mac next time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 3 Months

    I bought one of these in 2005 before apple was cool and that keyboard lasted 9 years with a lot of heavy use and without any issues. Eventually it died so I got another one which only lasted a couple of months before the caps lock key failed. I got that replaced and this new one has died after 3 months with the return key failing. Since my original purchase in 2005 apple has become hugely popular and obviously their quality has gone straight down the toilet, at least for their keyboards. Prior to this the quality was unbeatable, presumably because they wanted to grow their customer base. I guess it's now cheaper for them to produce junk and accept the high number of returns since they've now got a massive following thanks to the success of their other products like the iphone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT FOR A TOUCH TYPIST

    This is the worst keyboard i have ever used in my profession. I find some keys do not work properly which means it now takes me twice as long to type something up - i have to go back because i cannot trust that the keyboard has actually written the keys i have pushed. If i tap on a certain key a few times in a row, it is bound to miss out one keystroke. I tested it.
    It is not ergonomic - being a touch typist i can type 100 wpm... it does hurt my wrist after i just typed this amount of text.
    Yes it is aesthetically gorgeous but i wish it would perform better as well as being ergonomically friendly :(
    I have gone from 100wpm to 20wpm! and i will be finding a new keyboard and tossing this one out.