• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard doesn't work

    I'm this right moment using a the keyboard of my macbook pro because my work station is stopped. Sometimes the keyboard doesn't work, if you restart doesn't work, if you connect usb in other entrance doesn't work.... However, if you connect the same keyboard on 150U$ PC it works perfectly. I'm very upset with Apple on this product. I have Iphone, Ipods, Ipads, Macbook and others...

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard !

    The best keyboard in the market! And with very useful USB port and extension cable.Not change it for anything

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dysfunctional Space Key

    I have found the space key on my brand new keyboard to be dysfunctional. It does not recognize my right thumb when it hits the key. The stroke is recognized only when my thumb is perfectly centered on the keyboard or a I use my left thumb, thus I say this is not a writers keyboard. Ernest Hemingway would have used this thing for target practice and I'm considering switching to a typewriter too.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Always Work

    This would be an amazing keyboard if when you connected it it worked. I use this keyboard in a docking station type set-up with my laptop. As Apple doesn't actually offer a docking station, I had to create my own. I use a macbook pro 13 inch retina. I plug this keyboard in and out depending on where I am working, at my desk or on the move. However, the keyboard (or my mac) fairly regularly fails to recognize the fact that the keyboard is plugged in. Restarts don't work. Plugging and unplugging doesn't work. The extension cable that people suggest worked for a bit then stopped. Above all Apple tech support couldn't help. I highly recommend staying away from this keyboard if you plan on using it with a laptop. It could be great, but isn't. :/

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac External Extended Wired Keyboards

    I have 3. The oldest, 2010, I use at work because the company supplied ones are nasty. Works perfectly. No2, 2014 lost a line of keys after 1 year, No 3, 2015, has just lost 3 numeric keys. Tried it on a different computer to no avail. I notice that the 'feel' of the newer ones is not as good as the 2010 version. I have been advised to take the failing ones to an Apple store, but at the price they are I really resent having to appeal to Apple to back products just out of warranty. I can buy a cheap and nasty keyboard that lasts for years, Apple ones, sleek, impressive and nice to use appear to be sub standard on the longevity test.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lasted 5 weeks

    Mac does not detect

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it reeks

    It might be a good keyboard but it will have to go back because it reeks. Its smells strongly of a mixture of acrylic nails and a touch of ammonia?

    12 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Perfect complement. Worth the wait.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just not reliable...

    Like so many others who have complained about this very thing, I too have had this keyboard get flakier and flakier until now it just doesn't work. It starts with you noticing it doesn't work and have to unplug it and plug it back in again. Over time that becomes more and more frequent and in the end the functionality is pretty much the same whether it's plugged in or not :-/.

    Now if this was a Bluetooth keyboard (with ALL of the existing keys) I'd be all over this. But everybody says that too, and nobody's listening...

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine since '09

    Came in Jan 09 with my 24" iMac. Both continue to work fine. I'm on OS 10.5.8. The numeric keypad is essential for me.
    PROs:
    1. Key height – top row shorter, bottom row slightly longer (Apple screwed this up on the new Magic Keyboard).
    2. Tilt angle, tactile feel, ease of cleaning (always turn the keyboard upside down).
    CONs (makes keyboard awkward to use – PC influence):
    1. The registration bumps are on the wrong keys. Apple's original approach was better.
    2. Middle block is wasted. Move the cursor keys to the main keypad (like wireless keyboards) and lose the others.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    This keyboard has good performance, and I have actually noticed that I type more accurately, and faster. For $49.00, this keyboard is a really good choice.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Key Action

    We have had one of these for quite a while on our home computer, and it works fine except for one thing: the "r" key occasionally pops off the base and you have to snap it back on. (There have been some complaints here about quality control.) Unfortunately, I never bothered to take it back, even though it happened within the first week or two we owned the thing.

    I just bought another for my work machine, and the quality control issues seem to have been solved. It's a handsome piece of equipment. I love the key action. And everything stays where it's supposed to. So much better than the old Apple white extended keyboard, which was stiffening up beyond my ability to clean it. I can fly on this baby!

    I only wish it came wireless with Bluetooth.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost connection all the time!

    After about 3 months use, the keyboard are having trouble connecting to the Macbook. I have to restart the computer do try repair. Please fix this problem. Thanks

    8 of 12 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.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my favorite keyboard

    I have used many window's keyboards, a macbook pro's keyboard, and the older imac keyboard. When i first tried the macbook's keyboard, i was amazed when i noticed how much faster i could type with it, and the design seemed so simple. When i saw the new imac, i knew this keyboard must be good. I finally bought it a year later, and it is better than i expected. They keys are well spaced, and the result is reduced errors in your typing. the height of each key allows for less time for typing, and your fingers to move quicker through out the keyboard. This is a product i would recommend to anyone looking to get a keyboard, wether it is for a mac, or for a pc. This is one great keyboard.

    5 of 5 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.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant wonderful keyboard

    I didn't know what to expect based on some of the less than inspiring reviews, but from the first typed sentence, I knew this was the best keyboard I have used since my first Mac in 1988. I type faster and with fewer mistakes. The elegant anodized aluminum enclosure gives a feeling of rock solid stability which is lacking on the plastic ones I have used over the years. Kudos to the designers.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If it where a women, I'd date it!

    I just bought this from Best Buy today. So much better then the old one. Looks cool too. Kind of confused about the F Keys. Why did they move stuff like dashboard to F4. Well what ever, I'll get use to it. Because it Freaking ROCKS.

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    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Great keyboard- the keys have a great feel, it looks fantastic, and I love the special keys (especially for iTunes). Highly recommended!

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 13 people found this useful