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Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard for Mac

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You Pay: $18.87

The iKey USB Slim Keyboard from MacAlly gives you a slim keyboard that can be connected to a Macintosh computer via the USB interface. The keyboard features a white color scheme designed to match your Mac and thin keycaps for a responsive touch. This keyboard is an excellent solution for Macintosh owners who would like a keyboard with a light key sensitivity.

USB Interface
The keyboard and mouse connect to computers via the USB interface, letting you easily connect them to most modern Macintosh computers.
Thin Keycaps
The keyboard features thin keycaps for a more sensitive and responsive touch. This helps you type more quickly and accurately, giving you a better experience when using your computer.
USB Hub
The keyboard features a built-in 2-port USB hub, allowing you to easily connect a USB mouse or other device to the keyboard.
General Attributes
Ergonomic No
Interface USB
Wireless No
Buttons None
Enhanced Function Keys Macintosh Keys
Dimensions (WxHxD) 18.5 x 1 x 7" (47 x 2.54 x 17.8 cm)
Weight 2 lb (0.91 kg)
Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard for Mac
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    MacallyiKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac)
     
    4.5

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable design (11)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Highly compatible (10)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Easy to clean (4)

    Cons

    • Noisy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Web browsing (6)
    • Professional (5)
    • Financial (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (9), Casual user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great keyboard, worth the money.

    This keyboard doesn't feel like a cheap PC keyboard. Macally makes some great products, and very realiable. I have been using Macally products for at least 15 years the keyboards and mice are...Read complete review

    This keyboard doesn't feel like a cheap PC keyboard. Macally makes some great products, and very realiable. I have been using Macally products for at least 15 years the keyboards and mice are great inexpensive replacements and they seem to last longer than the original Mac keyboards and mice.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed

    This is for use in my home office. I like an extended keyboard. I was disappointed that my new 2011 iMac came with a standard keyboard. I ordered this to replace it. ...Read complete review

    This is for use in my home office. I like an extended keyboard. I was disappointed that my new 2011 iMac came with a standard keyboard. I ordered this to replace it.

    I don't like the feel of this keyboard. I used it for one day, then gave it away. I ended up keeping my Apple extended keyboard that came with my 2006 iMac.

    If you are picky about how your keyboard feels, you might want to reconsider this purchase.

    The button on the keyboard that is suppose to turn on the computer does not work.

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    5.0

    Great keyboard for a great price

    By Bill H

    from Brooklyn

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Design
    • Great Features
    • Highly Compatible
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Professional

    Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

    This is a test of the new MacAlly iKey Slim. And the verdict is: Winning! (Assuming your work is a Charlie Sheen-sized binge of typing, that is.) I've been a big MacAlly fan for years, and this is my third or fourth MacAlly keyboard.

    If there's one thing I'd change, it's that the keyboard is kind of loud -- substantially louder than my previous iKey keyboards. It has the classic sound associated with the era when the term "IBM-compatible" was in use, though probably not quite that loud. Thankfully, it feels nearly as sturdy as those old keyboards, but it's easier to type on -- the keys have a nice, short scissor action, and all the keys are exactly where they should be. The angle with the desk is perfect, too, so typing is pretty easy. Still, if you're in a shared office where "loud typing" wouldn't be appreciated, perhaps look elsewhere -- and, in contrast, if you need to sound like you're working, get this keyboard ASAP.

    Other than that, the bonus keys are just what a Mac addict would want. With no driver, my MacBook Air (10.8.2) responds to the Volume up/down/mute buttons, function keys, 10-key keyboard, and even the Power button. Unlike the last version, the Help key is just far enough away from the Delete key that I'm not bumping into it. (I got so sick of closing Word's help window that I eventually pried off the Help key. Don't think I'll do that on this one. I also appreciate that they finally got rid of the Power light, which was unnecessary.)

    The other improvement is that the two USB ports are now in the back instead of on the sides. Previously, cables were going every direction; now, they're all behind the keyboard and thus out of the way.

    One could certainly nitpick about what this keyboard doesn't have -- the next addition might include media keys (Play, Pause, FF, Rewind, etc.) and other handy hotkeys. Of course, it could also come with a pound of free coffee. For what most people need, and especially for the price, this keyboard is a great deal for the Mac user.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    2.0

    Disappointed

    By Disappointed

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

          This is for use in my home office. I like an extended keyboard. I was disappointed that my new 2011 iMac came with a standard keyboard. I ordered this to replace it.

          I don't like the feel of this keyboard. I used it for one day, then gave it away. I ended up keeping my Apple extended keyboard that came with my 2006 iMac.

          If you are picky about how your keyboard feels, you might want to reconsider this purchase.

          The button on the keyboard that is suppose to turn on the computer does not work.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          New Keyboard

          By Menckenlite

          from Cambridge MA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Design
          • Quiet
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

              Replacing third keyboard for MAC, it works well with one reservation. It does not provide foot massages.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great Price! Great Product!

              By Viperlady007

              from Michigan!

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                  Quality product at an unbeatable price. Does the job perfectly!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  A Crowd Pleaser For Macs

                  By jsmurray53

                  from Philly, PA

                  About Me Power user

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Design
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Financial
                    • Gaming
                    • Professional
                    • Traveling
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                    This is an all around basically good solid keyboard. You get the feeling that this would stand up to almost anything. I have not had mine long enough to say this is true but I am very pleased so far.

                    Everyone should own one of these for a back up. You know how a keyboard spill accident can happen. Well you want one or even two of these around to back you up for sure, at this price everyone could afford to do this.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Great replacement keyboard

                    By Film Cutter

                    from Port Washington, NY

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Design
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                        I needed a replacement keyboard for my Pre-Intel, Power PC Mac, G-5. The new Apple keyboards are no longer compatible.
                        This one is excellent, all for under $20.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Very nice

                        By Zach Hale

                        from Perryton, Texas

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Design
                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Great Features
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                        • Noisy

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                        I bought this because it was cheap, worth every penny. I love the feel of it, took no time to get used to it. Having weird fingers, I can only type fast on certain keyboards, and this is one of the fastest I can type with.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        4.0

                        Good buy on Mac keyboard replacement

                        By Don

                        from Denton, TX

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                        • Noisy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                          I really like this keyboard. I use it with my iMac at home as a replacement for the bluetooth keyboard it comes with. I love the way the bluetooth keyboard feels, but there are two issues with it that this wired keyboard have corrected: no number pad and difficulty getting to the OS chooser screen on my dual-boot machine. For Boot Camp to give you the option, you have to press and hold the Alt key but the bluetooth receiver doesn't turn soon for this to work with a wireless keyboard. The only reasons I didn't give the iKey keyboard 5 stars is that the keys are pretty noisy as you type (especially compared to the near-silence of an Apple keyboard), and it feels "plastic-y." But, since it costs less than half as much as Apple's wired keyboard and it types just fine and all the buttons work, I am satisfied with it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          nice for price

                          By ukymon

                          from Milwaukee, WI

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                                Got this keyboard as a low cost replacement for my kids mac. He loves it and I havent heard any bad comments at all.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                good solid product and a good price

                                By taozenanda

                                from new york ny

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Easy To Clean
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Web Browsing

                                  Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                                  It is a nice size and a good price. It is durable and is the right one for my computer.[...]

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  An inexpensive keyboard for the Mac

                                  By MainDan

                                  from San Jose, CA

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Design
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Financial
                                    • Gaming
                                    • Professional
                                    • Web Browsing

                                    Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                                    Brand name Macintosh keyboards cost almost three times as much. This one is the least expensive Mac keyboard on the market, and it works just fine.

                                    That said, it feels a little bit flimsy, i.e. on a surface that is not perfectly flat, it'll flex. Remedy: Remote that pile of textbooks and notebooks from underneath the keyboard and put it directly on the desk.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    4.0

                                    Good value

                                    By WhidbeyDave

                                    from Clinton, WA

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Design

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                                        Set-up was easy and works well.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        My Favorite Mac Keyboard

                                        By Long Time Mac User

                                        from New York, NY

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Design
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Reliable Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Financial
                                          • Professional
                                          • Web Browsing

                                          Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                                          I bought my first iKey keyboard in 2003. It lasted 7 years! Just bought a replacement. It's had a design upgrade, but it still has great key action, sound controls, a numeric keyboard and 2 USB ports. Excellent buy!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great keyboard. Great price!

                                          By Beadingnut

                                          from Sandpoint, ID

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable Design
                                          • Easy To Clean
                                          • Highly Compatible
                                          • Quiet
                                          • Reliable Performance

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Web Browsing

                                            Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                                            This product seems to work as well as the Apple keyboard it replaced. I did have to purchase a newer version of MSFT Office for Mac (which I wanted, anyway), in order for the numeric keypad to work.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great keyboard, worth the money.

                                            By MacArtist

                                            from Reading, PA

                                            About Me Power user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable Design
                                            • Complements the mac mini
                                            • Quiet
                                            • Reliable Performance

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Graphic Design
                                              • Typing Duh

                                              Comments about Macally iKey USB Slim Keyboard (Mac):

                                              This keyboard doesn't feel like a cheap PC keyboard. Macally makes some great products, and very realiable. I have been using Macally products for at least 15 years the keyboards and mice are great inexpensive replacements and they seem to last longer than the original Mac keyboards and mice.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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