From what I've heard, people seem to have problems with speed -- the ports on the Apple Keyboard acting kinda like "USB 1.5"What problems do people seem to be having?
I read all six pages of comments on the link you provided.
Hahaha. I totally agree with you -- but still:What a number of people were complaining about was that the USB 2.0 ports didn't work with their ipod and some KMV devices because there wasn't enough power.
I don't understand how people expect the USB ports on a keyboard to be powered unless there is some external power supply connected to the keyboard to provide power in the first place. Every powered USB hub has an external supply of some sort, if there is no external supply, the USB ports of that hub are not powered but they can still be USB 2.0.
People expect it 'cause Apple advertises it.http://www.apple.ca/keyboard/ said:Two USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed connectivity for your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other USB-based electronic devices. Yes, we did think of everything.
Here's a quote from a web review (link below)...Looking to buy the new Mac keyboard because it has 2.0 USB ports but when I read the reviews on Apples website people complain that the USB ports don't work as they should. Anybody aware of this, is it just a minor glitch.
I have a small USB hub that is also powered, no external power supply (I know because I have used an external HDD that uses 1 USB connection, if it was low-powered it would need a 2 USB plugs) This hub has a little light on it that says when it can power devices and when it can't.Every powered USB hub has an external supply of some sort, if there is no external supply, the USB ports of that hub are not powered but they can still be USB 2.0.
wikipedia said:A bus-powered hub is a hub that draws all its power from the host computer's USB interface. It does not need a separate power connection.However, many devices require more power than this method can provide, and will not work in this type of hub.
In contrast a self-powered hub is one that takes its power from an external power supply unit and can therefore provide full power to every port. Many hubs can operate as either bus powered or self powered hubs.