• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Love!

    • Written by from Park City

    I was quite leery about this product after reading the reviews. However, I went ahead and purchased from the Apple Store and brought it home, put the batteries in, followed the Quick Install Guide (5 steps), the tricky part is that after pairing, you'll be asked to press button to the right of the shift key (doesn't exist) simply continue and select "US/ANSI" and your set!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Saugerties

    Despite all the poor reviews I took a chance. Set up was a bit strange as its added as another keyboard and then the setup wizard thinks it's a keyboard and doesn't recognize what type of keyboard it is...just close that out of the wizard as no further setup is required. I had to call Belkin about this as it was confusing...looks like it might be more of an apple issue than a Belkin issue, but not sure. Once it's set up though it works great...fast entry and wakes up from sleeping very quickly. Looks great too, I'm very happy.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works for me!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Because of the amount of negative reviews I was hesitant to buy this, but being that I didn't really see another equivalent one I figured I'd give it a try. Once you get past the slightly awkward process of pairing, things seem to be fine. I found that it was already paired when it asked for the key next to the (nonexistent) SHIFT, so I just closed the window and voila. I had read enough of these reviews ahead of time to be forewarned on this easy solution, but I would definitely recommend Belkin to update their installation guide.

    The only caveat I have is that I'm currently using the bluetooth keyboard, bluetooth magic mouse, and now the bluetooth keypad and I have seen the lag occasionally in any one of the 3 when I've got them running all at the same time and switching quickly between them. If I'm using only two of the devices everything's fine. And even when I'm using all 3 it's really not that bad - nothing like what it seems other people have encountered - and I would more likely suspect the bluetooth protocol rather than the keypad since the lag happens on any one of the devices.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Despite all the negative reviews, I decided to give this a try and bought it from The Apple Store nearby. I'm glad I did. It works flawlessly on my Mac Pro (Early 2008), my MacBook Pro Retina 15", and my MacBook Air 11". The trick is, when you first pair it, your computer will tell you it doesn't recognize the keyboard. Hit next and it will ask you to input the key directly to the right of the left shift key. Just press any button a few times, and then you can choose manually what region of keyboard you're using. Select the one at the bottom (the USA region) and you should be good to go.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Naperville

    I was very hesitant because of the reviews on the Apple Store when I purchased my first Bluetooth number pad at the local Apple Store. It was rated as poorly as this one. I thought I'd try it because it would be easy to return. It was a nasty plastic model. It has worked like a champ for almost a year now.

    So when I saw this Belkin model in the Apple Store on a recent visit, I didn't hesitate. It also works great. I've paired it with my 11" MBA, running the latest version of Mavericks. I prepare taxes and use either number pad (one at home, the other at the office) for data entry in an app running in Parallels. Works great every time.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice product, can recommend

    • Written by from Naples

    I'm actually stunned at some of the moronic reviews on this product by people not understanding how it works and how BT works. This critter is a nice piece of engineering and works reliably. Bluetooth, though, can be quite finicky, and that's not Belkin's fault. As to the 'delays'- it's normal, people, for the device to sleep or else it would tear through batteries. Sheesh.

    I support users who throw up their hands and scream 'it won't work' from the other room when all they have to do is know how to use their tools. That pretty much sums up the comments here.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH not even worth one star

    • Written by from Norwich

    I have had the Belkin wireless numeric keypad for a few months now, and have finally given up on it and bought a wired keyboard with the numeric pad built in. Seems I have had pretty much the same problem as everybody else, sometimes it works and another time you press the numbers and it takes ages for them to appear on the screen. Apple did try to assist me over the phone but I am still having the same problems. If I re-start my Mac it seems to be ok for a little while but then it will suddenly stop again. A really frustrating keypad, which in my opinion Apple should not sell.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    • Written by from Darlinghurst

    This keypad works perfectly with my Late 2012 27-inch iMac. Anytime it loses connection with my computer, it only takes one keypress on the keypad to wake it up.

    I almost didn't buy this because of the negative reviews, but I'm glad I did and highly recommend it to others.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was good for a couple of months but now NO GOOD!

    • Written by from Braddon

    I bought mine around 10 months ago, it was pretty good for awhile but now just won't connect at all.

    Also FYI for Adobe InDesign users, the keyboard is not compatible with the shortcuts in InDesign that require a numerical keypad, that is a bummer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do I have to give it even one star?

    • Written by from Wildwood

    I've had the same frustrating experience as many others I see making comments about this key pad. It works OK sometimes, but then quits for no apparent reason. It disconnects itself in the middle of a job. Sometimes there is a delay before the numbers appear which is not acceptable since alpha characters are taken in real time. The pad was installed at the Apple store by an Apple employee when I purchased the computer. I returned the pad when it didn't operate properly and was given a new one. It didn't work either. I have now junked the wireless Bluetooth keyboard (although the keyboard was not the problem) and the numeric key pad, and bought the full numeric keyboard using the USB port. Problem solved.
    How can Apple risk its reputation by selling something of such obvious poor design and quality?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    • Written by from Sun City

    I purchased this as I like to have a calculator type set up on my keyboard. I worked initially and I was very happy with it. Now after a couple of weeks it has stopped working. My iMac says that it's connected, but the input from the keyboard is not working. Very frustrating and disappointed with the Keypad. I can't find my receipt or I'd take it back.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    very good, but needs a bit of help

    • Written by from Horley

    The title "very good, but needs a bit of help" refers to the fact that there are one or two shortcomings, but none of these are serious.
    The battery level is not visible in the Bluetooth menu on the menubar.
    If you are thinking of using the (excellent) TwelveSouth MagicWand to attach this pad to your wireless keyboard (to make one unit) you will need to cut a piece of the width of the wand. This is due to the fact that there's a bulge on the bottom of the keypad which prevents the wand sliding on to it comfortably.
    After a long time of non-use the keypad may miss the first one or two keystrokes - it switches to standby mode to save battery and sometimes takes a second or two to come back to life.
    When it does respond again a message on screen confirms.
    I have used the TwelveSouth wand to attach the keypad to my standard wireless Mac keyboard.
    It now looks almost identical to the wired extended Mac keyboard but I don't have the wires !
    A bonus is that now you will have a "delete to the right" key. Great !

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars.

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I bought it an hour ago. It won't connect to my Macbook pro. I put several sets of brand new batteries in it, and it won't even register.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LISTEN TO US... do not waste your money!

    • Written by from Newbury Park

    Belkin are you listening? Not only did the keypad stop working, I spent hours, days on the phone trying to resolve issues, sent it back ( I had to pay to ship) then waiting forever for the new one. The first one and the second one work,( or rather don't work) exactly the same. Disconnects at will, delete button doesn't work. Customer service (if you can call it that) was worthless. The people, and there were many, that I spoke too were very nice but this particular Belkin product and the system to support it need to be recalled.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY - BUY THE APPLE EXTENDED KEYBOARD INSTEAD

    • Written by from Surbiton

    After a year or so of trying to use this with any kind of consistency in an office environment I have chucked it in the bin and ordered the Apple Extended Keyboard - wouldn't even sell it on Ebay as I would feel guilty palming it off on someone else. Constantly loses signal, constantly won't connect, constantly connects but won't work, constantly links to other computers in the office by itself, works maybe 40% of the time, painfully slow typing. Please do not waste your money! Unfortunately I have had to give it one star in order to post this scathing review.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is no good

    • Written by from Frederiksberg C

    I bought this keypad and have had no luck in pairing it with neither my MacBook Pro nor my iMac running the OSX 10.9.4. I can find hundreds of report on the internet from other people having the same problem. I thought Belkin meant guaranty for good stuff working with Apple devices. This Keypad is not worth the money.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by from Whakatane

    it does not do what its supposed to do.
    It interferes with the Apple wireless keyboard and Apple magic mouse, plus wont always connect.
    I tried using it on an iMac 27 running OS X 10.9.
    Its hopeless. Gave it 2 months to prove itself, trying to diagnose the problem with Apple technical team and Belkin support
    Returning it now

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The bad reviews are NOT because of the bad instructions

    • Written by from Clovis

    The keypad worked for awhile but then stopped working. It still pairs but it doesn't stay connected.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient addition to 2013 Mac Pro

    • Written by from Lexington

    I bought this Belkin Bluetooth Numeric Pad at an Apple Store in Downtown Boston during a business trip. The negative reviews were very disconcerting; I anticipated poor performance with an inevitable return. Glad I bought it, despite all the less than favorable reviews!!

    This Numeric Pad works beautifully on the 2013 Mac Pro!! Easy connection during initial set-up, and 100% successful operation! No disconnects or loss of signal. After a terrible Bluetooth performance issue from my trusty old 2006 Mac Pro, I totally get the complaints!! The 2013 Mac Pro Bluetooth is "perfect" on all devices, whereas the 2006 Mac Pro Bluetooth was horrid on all devices. The batteries in the Magic Mouse would last 5 days with the 2006. They last 30 to 60 days with the 2013.

    My personal opinion is that your experience will be great or terrible, but nowhere in between, based on the Bluetooth performance of your connected computer. The more recent a model you own, with a newer Bluetooth version, the better!

    On the 2013 Mac Pro, this Belkin Numeric Keypad is truly "Apple Like" and it simply does not ever miss a character.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Canmore

    Got this out of the box today and it didn't pair automatically but I followed the instructions as per the post Written by Julian B
    19-Feb-2014. Thx Julian. And it's working beautifully.

    I can imagine that without Julian's instructions it would've been super frustrating and I think that's why this product has got such bad reviews.

    Julian mentions to hit the "continue" button when you get to the instruction about hitting the key to the left of the shift key. I hit the "enter" button on the key pad and it didn't work. So I hit it a few times more on the keypad and on my macbook air keyboard so I couldn't tell you which key finally unlocked the screen to get to the option to enter the US ANSI info but it worked.

    It looks beautiful. It works super fast. The keys are a fraction less smooth and lovely than apple keyboard keys, but only a mere fraction of a difference.

    Overall an excellent product and I'm super happy I chose to ignore all the negative reviews and buy it.

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