• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for the most part but some odd omissions

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    I had a different keypad before this, one that was made of plastic, had an appalling battery cover, and dropped signal. This one is made of metal, has a proper metallic screw-in battery cover, and has not dropped signal once.

    I'm hesitating to give it a higher rating though because Belkin inexcusably left the battery power rating out of this device, which my otherwise horrible plastic thing had. Also, if you're going to go to the trouble of machining aluminum, Apple style, it would be nice to get the keyboard action right as well. The Belkin key action is pretty soft and you need to lighten up a bit when using it, compared to the standard keyboard.

    If you're going to charge $50 for this thing, you need to be getting this kind of stuff right. As it is, a fair price would be $30. But I ponied up and paid the freight anyway because there's nothing else that's even close to this one in usability and ergonomics.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works, but…

    • Written by from Frankfort

    I received this keypad as a Christmas gift. I've discovered that when my machine wakes from sleep the keypad registers as connected, but the keystrokes aren't actually seen by the Mac. I've tried a variety of potential solutions including deleting the keyboard from my Bluetooth devices and then adding it again. Although the device pairs successfully keystrokes are still not recorded. The only successful workaround that I've found is to restart the Mac. While this is a pain, the keypad provides me with necessary functionality so it's a pain that I'm willing to bear. What I don't know and have not been able to determine is whether the issue is on the Apple side or the Belkin side.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ... mostly works...

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I have the wired keyboard but wanted to free up a USB connection but the wireless keyboard from Apple is missing the keypad portion that I need as a software engineer. I thought the Belkin YourType Bluetooth Wireless Keypad was the solution. It works...well, it mostly works. I do a lot of remote work using mostly Microsoft's Remote Desktop (2013 edition). The issue, and it is a major one, is that the CTRL-ALT-DEL combination does not work. I wonder if it is because the CTRL and ALT keys are on the Apple Wireless Keyboard and the DEL key is on the Belkin YourType Keypad. I do not know who to blame, Apple or Belkin (and Microsoft for this stupid key combination) but I absolutely need this key combination when working on a remote Windows environment.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from CHIPPENHAM

    I've been waiting for this product for several years. At last I have a bluetooth wireless keypad to go with the Apple wireless keyboard. IMHO it's about a 95% match - the texture of the aluminium is slightly different from the Apple keyboard and trackpad, which is a tad annoying. More annoying is the fact that unlike the Apple products it sits next to there is no battery level indication in the bluetooth menu. I'm not sure whether there is a way of making this happen. I can't figure this out because - at the time of writing - there is no user guide available. The Belkin UK web site is appalling - it sends you around in an endless loop of no information - perhaps because it's a brand new product? So I've dropped a star because it is not a 100% match and another for the lack of battery level indication. For £50 I expect it to be bang on!

    Bottom line, though, if you have a need for it get it - just don't be as pedantic as me :-)

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