Apple Intros USB Keyboard Sans Numeric Keypad

Apple Unveiled a USB-based version of its low-profile aluminum keyboard without a numeric keypad on Tuesday. Like its full-sized keyboard cousin, the new Apple Keyboard includes two built-in USB 2.0 ports, specialized function keys for adjusting volume and display brightness, ejecting CDs, and accessing Expose and Dashboard.

Apple Keyboard without numeric keypad.

The new USB Apple Keyboard is priced at US$49 -- the same price as the Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad -- and is shipping now.

[Thanks to Twitter follower Rob Hansen for the heads up.]