• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    I just picked up the new Apple keyboard from the Apple Store and it really is fantastic. It has a small footprint on my desk and feels very solid! One of the nicest keyboards I've ever used...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love, Love, Love It!

    I ordered this keyboard as a replacement for the one that came with my iMac (that keyboard significantly slowed down my typing speed and accuracy) and I absolutely love it, after having used it for a mere 10 minutes. My typing is faster and more accurate with this new keyboard.

    All of the special keys worked perfectly as soon as I finished downloading and installing the keyboard software update.

    The only thing I do not like is that I cannot plug a USB drive into the keyboard. When I do, I get a message saying there isn't enough power for the device. Other than that one minor difficulty, it's an excellent keyboard, which I would recommend to anyone.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    We purchased quite a few of these for my lab, since they are very elegant and comfortable to use. They average life time however is less than a year, event in clean and proper-used circumstances. We had a lot of problems with keys that pop out and cannot be put back; or with cleaning. On the last one we cleaned, by using a lint-free rug slightly humidified with alcohol on an unplugged keyboard, the whole bottom rowe stopped working, and we could not solve the problem despite hours on internet forums and help sites; this also follows from the fact that the keys need frequent cleaning because of their colour and texture. To our regrets, we will turn to another brand.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    This is a good keyboard. I purchased is for my MacBook Pro to make it easier to work with when at a desk; it is a more ergonomic setup. As such I am leaning over a notebook trying to type while hunching forward at the small 13" screen.

    The keys have a nice touch and the additional numpad and home keys make it easier to navigate around files, and especially when navigating through and editing word processing and writing programs in C/C++ etc.

    Furthermore, the USB ports on each side are very handy for USB drives. Don't expect to use a hard drive or any high-powered USB device in one though; USB adapters simply can't carry the (electric) current necessary to power such devices.

    There is no "delete" key for reverse character deletion as is the case for Windows keyboards, however the fn key is conveniently located near the delete key to perform the fn+delete command so you can delete characters in front of the insertion point in text processing applications.

    Function keys F13-F19 are extra keys to which you can program further shortcuts in for your convenience.

    If you're into Apple computers, this keyboard is built for the purpose of navigating OSX. I highly recommend this for everyday desktop use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lasted 5 weeks

    Mac does not detect

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to the quality?

    I had one of these keyboards for years and it always worked perfectly. I had to buy a new one as I lost the old one in a house move. Well, I should have listened to the reviews. Just after the 90 day warranty expired, it failed. And I hardly even used it - maybe 10 times tops. Some keys no longer work, some keys do things they shouldn't do and basically, it's now useless. 3 month life for a barely used keyboard? Shame on you Apple. Sort your manufacturing and quality control out. Total waste of money. If I could give it no stars I would.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a good keyboard

    I would love this keyboard even more if Apple made it wireless.

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks just after your warranty ends

    I've bought this keyboard twice, and with both purchases, they've worked tremendously well, the best keyboard i've ever used. Unfortunately, it spoils just after a year of purchase, at least it did for me twice. Particularly the bottom left keys become unresponsive. Overall a great keyboard, but be willing to pay for a new one every year. I know I will be.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comes with a little Bonus!

    Ok, So I got a Retina MacBook Pro and was really struggling with no Numeric Pad. I looked into some Microsoft Keyboards but just loved the design of this one (suiting my MacBook). When I opened the box, there was an extra USB cable extension. This is the best designed extension cable I have ever seen and they do come in handy.

    Great things about this keyboard:
    -Dedicated Delete Key (like on Windows, always use!)
    -Larger, Spread out keys (arrow keys especially)
    -USB Extension cable
    -Price ($80 isn't too bad)

    Grouping this keyboard with a Magic Mouse makes it so much easier to use your MacBook; especially if your Mac tends to stay at home.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keypad does not work in PC mode

    I am using the Parallel software and have found that the keypad does not work in Excel when running in Windows.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely great.

    I just bought this keyboard. I'll be honest I got it to use for my pc and it works like a charm. I connected it to my mac book pro as well and it is excellent. Recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard!

    I recently purchased this keyboard from a local apple store, and have been nothing but satisfied with it. I haven't experienced any problems with the keyboard, everything is extremely responsive and feels great. Probably the best keyboards I've bought in a while.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE DNA provides yet again

    At first glance at the new Versatility sculpted in Aluminum Keyboard I fell in love. The absolutely simplicity of this new input device capture not only my imagination of the barely there, it sparked that old love I have with space saving devices, and now that I think about it those two emotional reactions are probably one. See I ramble because this keyboard is the EFFIN BOMB to be quite honest.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    I've had this keyboard awhile now, but I've only recently started using it full time on my desktop.. but, I LOVE it. I've gone through many mac keyboards in the last few years, but this one is perfect so far! It is a lot like the macbook pro keyboard - low profile, quiet keys.. and small form factor overall.. but its a million times better than cheaper competitors keyboards (eg: the kensington) Amazingly I find myself having less typos than I did with my old keyboard and the "getting used to it" stage took far less time than I anticipated.

    I totally recommend this keyboard! Even for a wired keyboard, it gets the job done. Wireless wasn't a big option for me, since it is hooked up to a desktop.. and my toddler likes to try and steal the keyboard and mouse and run away.. at least this way he can't get off with it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best. Keyboard. Ever.

    The review title says it all. I have been using Apple keyboards for well over ten years & this is the first one I like more than my beloved ADB Extended II Keyboard, with its high quality, individual key-switches.

    It has taken less than a day to get used to the feel of the new one, the hardest part being its extremely low profile means I don't have to arch my wrists or use a wrist rest to type on it.

    Buy one, relax, & enjoy!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard - I highly recommend it.

    I've been surprised to see a number of 1 star reviews for this product. Personally, I love this keyboard. It looks good, but much more than this I've found it to be the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used, due to it's low profile causing less wrist strain. There is less travel on the keys than on other desktop keyboards, but you quickly adapt to this. I have not had any issues with missing keystrokes, as some others have mentioned.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard

    I was skeptical after reading all the complaints and considering that I have big hands, wide shoulders and have difficulty getting ergonomically situated. I went to the store and wasn't impressed, though it wasn't at a desk angle. I took the leap anyway and after a very brief period of adjustment, couldn't be happier. The keys are low and easier to use, with much less strain on my hands. It looks great and seems well made. Beats the old dirt collecting tray model by miles. Go ahead, take the leap. You're only regret will be depression when you have to use a "regular' keyboard at work. Form and function come together here, big time.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good keyboard

    great keyboard. ruins my user experience on other keyboards I am using away from home

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