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It features two USB 2.0 ports on the left and right sides of they keyboard that were previously on the back of keyboard.

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Sleek anodized aluminum look

7 agree

Thin profile

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Much less tiring than a standard keyboard.

5 agree


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Bluetooth version available

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Designed for a Mac, isn't cluttered with keys specific to MS Windows

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

designed for a mac, doesn't include keys specific to Windows-based computers

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very poor ergonomics

2 agree

for mac only, i would love if its available in windows.

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Only works on a Mac

2 agree

some might find shallow keyboard like keys difficult to type on compared to older style keyboards

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The Chicklet keys are not as responsive and accurate as a mechanical keyboard.

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


Coinciding with the release of the Aluminum iMac on August 7th, 2007, Apple released an update to their keyboard that matches iMac's look-and-feel with an anodized aluminum finish. The keyboard (MB110LL/A) has been drastically redesigned and is much thinner than its predecessor, and features a larger "strike area" on each key (16mm vs. 14.5mm). It features two USB 2.0 ports on the left and right sides of they keyboard that were previously on the back of keyboard.

This keyboard comes with the new iMac, but can be purchased separately for $49 and used with older Macs. There are some new functions included in this keyboard like allowing you to control screen brightness, activate exposé, and media controls for iTunes. You'll need a software update to make use of these new features with your older Mac. It's sibling, the Apple Wireless Keyboard is available for $79 and is powered by Bluetooth.

System Requirements

  • Mac computer with available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later
  • Keyboard software update
Post Review
04/17/2009 07:09

I absolutely love this keyboard. At first I thought the shallow, flat keys would help me to lose my place on the keys but this wasn't a problem at all. The shallow profile of the keys takes much less effort to press and I find that I can type faster and with less strain than on my other keyboards. The brilliant form factor is just icing on the cake - lightweight and thin, and best of all, dust and debris doesn't build up between and underneath the keys like with standard keyboards.

10/07/2007 05:09

I've been using this keyboard at work now for about a week. I don't find that this keyboard is horrible, especially for heavy amounts of typing. In fact, it's way faster to type on than a standard keyboard because the keys require a lot less pressure to push them down. For someone like me who does hours upon hours of typing, I found this keyboard extremely nice. Getting used to they types of keys it uses is a little aggravating at first, but after a few hours with the keyboard I noticed that my hands were much less fatigued. I run Windows on my Mac as well, and using it with Windows running through Parallels posed no problem whatsoever. As to Erik's comment about why don't they make things PC compatible, I could pose the same question for the billion plus devices out there that aren't Mac compatible.

08/25/2007 08:56

I tried it and it's absolutely horrible for serious typing. It's probably the worst keyboard I've ever seen offered as a general purpose keyboard for personal computer use. And after the Amiga that takes some doing.

08/16/2007 12:59

Why not make this stuff PC compatible? I can't stand proprietary technology, and that's why I don't think Apple is the greatest company in the world. (Maybe I'm just jealous).

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