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Posted · Original PosterOP

In my humble opinion, the standard aluminium Apple keyboard is the best Apple product in the world. Pretty much everything else they make is useless.

 

I absolutely love this keyboard. It has all the functionality I've ever needed:

 

It is slim, sleek, beautiful and most importantly, it has scissor keys.

 

Way back when I got rid of my old Keytronic, I started using a Logitech UltraX Flat keyboard. Back then they were the coolest a keyboard could get. They featured the aforementioned scissor keys that I personally love. They had a couple of media buttons as a bonus. Back then nobody cared about mechanical keyswitches, and I still don't as I don't need them. I'm so used to scissor keys that I can't really get comfortable with anything else. And I like the flatness. I loved the original UltraX so much I painstakingly stripped all the gray paint off the keyboard to get a nice black finish. Then after a while Logitech just kinda stopped making them and they never really released a proper substitute. So after I had to say goodbye to my old UltraX, I used all kinds of keyboards and none of them could bring back the same feeling I got from an UltraX.

 

After that I started using Macs in school and kinda fell in love with the keyboard. The keyboard was the only thing that made using Macs bearable. The keyboard got me through three years of hell. When I finally realized that the Apple keyboard was the thing that was missing from my life all these years, I rushed to the store and bought myself one.

 

I've never been happier with a keyboard. It functions perfectly even on Windows. I just changed around some keys in the registry editor and it's perfect. One time I covered my keyboard with water and fixed it by cleaning the whole thing with isopropyl alcohol without even disassembling it. It must be pretty robust because it still works perfect. The only thing that would make this keyboard better is getting the USB ports to supply enough voltage on Windows so they could be used for more things than small USB dongles. And if Apple released a black anodized version with black keycaps.

 

I'm just posting this because I want to get this out in the open. And if Apple ever dares to break my heart the same way Logitech did, and stop manufacturing my favourite keyboard, I'll be pissed.

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I absolutely hate that keyboard. Feels terrible to type on.. Hate laptop keyboards in general. (so keyboards with super flat keys)

 

But whatever floats your boat I guess.


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I absolutely hate that keyboard. Feels terrible to type on.. Hate laptop keyboards in general. (so keyboards with super flat keys)

 

But whatever floats your boat I guess.

 

That seems to be the general opinion. I know I'm the weirdo here, but in my defense, I got so used to flat keyboards at an early age, so it is hard to get used to anything else anymore.

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i'm really not a fan of flat keyboards, i prefer the feel of really pressing down on a key.

but i admit the apple keyboards look very very nice


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That seems to be the general opinion. I know I'm the weirdo here, but in my defense, I got so used to flat keyboards at an early age, so I it is hard to get used to anything else anymore.

Same here. From 2003-2014 I was using only laptops due to my desktop being firmly stuck in the 90's with its 667MHz Pentium III. And now my Logitech MK700 is proof of my inability to get used to classic keyboards again (I still love my Windows 98 keyboard, however I just can't type that fast on it anymore).


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its ok i guess... nothing special, i dont mind flat laptop keyboards but I find the one on my M18x just as good, etc and I prefer mech keyboards 

 

I think the 13" retina pro is their perfect product, and maybe the iPhone 6s


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That seems to be the general opinion. I know I'm the weirdo here, but in my defense, I got so used to flat keyboards at an early age, so it is hard to get used to anything else anymore.

I have always used 'regular' keyboards


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its ok i guess... nothing special, i dont mind flat laptop keyboards but I find the one on my M18x just as good, etc and I prefer mech keyboards 

 

I think the 13" retina pro is their perfect product, and maybe the iPhone 6s

 

That reminds me, I should've mentioned affordability and price per performance as good features. The Apple keyboard is by far the most affordable keyboard for that kind of quality. And price per performance is the best you could ever get from an Apple product.

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its ok i guess... nothing special, i dont mind flat laptop keyboards but I find the one on my M18x just as good, etc and I prefer mech keyboards 

 

I think the 13" retina pro is their perfect product, and maybe the iPhone 6s

Some rubberdome keyboards can be quite good and closely mimic mechanical ones in actuation and reliability. However you almost always have to go with older ones as modern rubberdome keyboards never last that long-even the expensive ones. Also #IBMModelMFTW


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Aaaand it's an 80$ membrane keyboard with flat keys. No thanks.


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That reminds me, I should've mentioned affordability and price per performance as good features. The Apple keyboard is by far the most affordable keyboard for that kind of quality. And price per performance is the best you could ever get from an Apple product.

 

There are better keyboards for the price

 

( btw I am a massive Apple fan, but honestly their keyboards are ... just keyboards, they are pretty, they work fine, and are ok to type on, but nothing special at all)


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Some rubberdome keyboards can be quite good and closely mimic mechanical ones in actuation and reliability. However you almost always have to go with older ones as modern rubberdome keyboards never last that long-even the expensive ones. Also #IBMModelMFTW

 

My cousin still has an IBM Model M. That thing is a beast. And by beast, I mean it's huge and noisy.

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Aaaand it's an 80$ membrane keyboard with flat keys. No thanks.

 

Actually it's only 50$ and it's great compared to other flat membrane keyboards.

 

But yeah, this is all a matter of opinion. Except the price.

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There are better keyboards for the price

 

( btw I am a massive Apple fan, but honestly their keyboards are ... just keyboards, they are pretty, they work fine, and are ok to type on, but nothing special at all)

 

I would love to hear your opinion on other better keyboards? I'm kinda curious if there has been any breakthroughs in keyboard technology lately. Other than f'ing mechanical keyswitches which I have no interest in at those ridiculous prices.

 

If there is a more beautiful and slim 50$ hunk of aluminium out there, I would love to test it out.

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I'd been using a MBP for the last few days so I've been using the keyboard on there (which I presume is identical to their standalone keyboard) and it's meh imo. It's fine for a laptop keyboard but I started missing my MX browns very quickly. + I love the media keys on my k70 and being without them sucks.

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This is the only acceptable apple product

 

 

I beg to differ, apple cider is also quite acceptable


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I beg to differ, apple cider is also quite acceptable

 

I totally agree. I've actually made my own apple cider a couple of times because I like my cider like I like my keyboards. Flat and full of aluminium. Wait what?

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I totally agree. I've actually made my own apple cider a couple of times because I like my cider like I like my keyboards. Flat and full of aluminium. Wait what?

 

hmmmm Metallic cider, sounds refreshing and cooling.... cuz..ya know... aluminium is commonly used in heat sinks.... so cooling... guys....?


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Actually it's only 50$ and it's great compared to other flat membrane keyboards.

 

But yeah, this is all a matter of opinion. Except the price.

 

Used to be 80 bucks last time I checked - maybe that's just the wireless model. Still, 50 is hella expensive for a membrane. The flat keys most of all are something that I absolutely hate. They used to make mechanical keyboards, but they weren't as sexy looking I suppose...


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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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I beg to differ, apple cider is also quite acceptable

Not for me. It gives me horrible gas.


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Used to be 80 bucks last time I checked - maybe that's just the wireless model. Still, 50 is hella expensive for a membrane. The flat keys most of all are something that I absolutely hate. They used to make mechanical keyboards, but they weren't as sexy looking I suppose...

 

Yeah it must've been the wireless one because it is more expensive. I'm only talking about the basic wired model and won't say anything about the wireless one.

 

I would love to hear your suggestions on better 50$ keyboards? I might buy a new keyboard for my girlfriend, so some suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Flat or not. I know you can't get a mechanical keyboard for that money(at least not where I live), so it should be challenging to find better alternatives.

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