• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB and key issues

    I have had this keyboard for 3 years and it has worked fine until recently. I have found other users reviews helpful in that they have experienced the same issues. The USB port sometimes does not recognise the keyboard. Restarting the computer helps with this. I also have the same issue with keys in that they do not recognise when they are struck. Currently the Shift, Caps Lock and (that is w) key is playing up. Yes it missed it when I typed a capital w. It's frustrating for a premium priced product from Apple. I've bought Apple since 1990 and recently have found the quality decline in the past two years. Disappointing.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not always work!

    I have 5 of these keyboards and they all suffer from the same issue. I love the typing action and have never experienced any problems with the USB ports as referred to in the comments. All keys function properly and are easy to use. The Fn key being in a different position has never bothered me. The are two main problems however - (1) The keyboard gets dirty quite quickly and (2) EVERY keyboard I have suffers from a capacitance issue that can only be resolved by unplugging the keyboard overnight when the computer is switched off or discharging it by disconnecting it and attaching a card reader to one of the USB ports to use up any retained charge. If I forget to do this I have to allow at least 30 minutes unplugged before the keyboard will function again. I have tried taking them all back to Apple Store in Kingston upon Thames but of course they are discharged by the time I get there and are found to be working normally! I believe the wireless version does not have this issue.

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  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 7 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!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 10 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