• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nicely done, except...

    • Written by from Queens Village

    the lack of battery percentage like the Apple keyboard and trackpad. You don't know how much battery is left until it just stops working. Otherwise, I like it.

    190 of 206 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    I thought the wireless keypad would be a great accessory with my wireless keyboard. In fact I ordered it twice hoping it would work. The first time it would only stayed connect to my computer for a few minutes, never long enough to use. Two calls to the help number included in the package proved fruitless. I spent 45 minutes on the phone with them, after 2 hours of trying myself -- no good. They even have the supervisor on the line. It wouldn't stay connected, so I returned it. A few weeks later I ordered another one. ( I dreamed of a wireless numeral keypad.) The second one never connected at all. So I returned it also. Neither one worked. Very disappointing.

    179 of 220 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Metal

    • Written by from Burlingame

    keypad have almost apple finish but the key strokes doesn't feel like apple keystrokes

    138 of 172 people found this useful

  • 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 :-)

    91 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointing

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I don't do a lot of numbers crunching, but I still prefer a separate keypad rather than going to the numbers directly above the letters. So, I purchased the Belkin. It worked only sporadically. Most of the time, the numbers appeared on screen only after the words were typed (Imagine typing in an address, and the street numbers appeared BEHIND the street name, and not in front of the street name.) Sometimes, the numbers didn't show up at all. I called Belkin on the second day of use. The tech wasn't able to assist, and took my info so that she could escalate the call. Belkin called me MORE THAN TWO WEEKS after my initial call to them. Disappointing. By that time, however, I had returned the keypad to Apple.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing issues

    • Written by from Petropolis

    1) sometimes it delays to start the typing (when you start to type, it often misses the first number)
    2) The "clear" and "delete" keys has never worked for me
    3) the key strokes are so different form the Apple original keyboard. It is not comfortable.
    4) it doesn't have a comma. So it's only useful for countries that uses the dot for decimals numbers (for me as a Brazilian, it's very disappointing)
    5) doesn't show how much battery life has left

    in the overall helps, but has very disappointing issues

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best numeric keypad ever! (plus installation instructions)

    • Written by

    For years I've been using a lousy SMK-Link wireless numeric keypad; it was very annoying, as when it goes to sleep, you have to hit a special "wake" key, it used short-lived AAA batteries, and the flimsy battery-eject strap broke the first time I changed the batteries (forcing me to pry the batteries out with a knife), and it was made out of cheap plastic.

    A couple of weeks ago, I replaced it with the Belkin keypad, and I'm extremely pleased with it. You hit ANY key and it wakes up, it uses two longer-lasting AA batteries just like the Apple keyboard does, the batteries are very easy to change, it's made of solid metal and the keys have a great feel to them.

    I use this keypad every day almost exclusively with Quicken, the Windows accounting software I use for my business. A real bonus is that the keypad works flawlessly with Parallels and Windows, whether you're working on the Mac or Windows side. I also appreciate the inclusion of a redundant Delete key (so you don't have to switch between the keypad and the main keyboard to make corrections), and also the "magnifying glass" key which takes you straight to the search box in your current app without having to use the mouse.

    Belkin made a HUGE mistake with the quick-start installation leaflet... when you first pair the keypad, OS X will ask you to press the key to the right of the Shift key in order to auto-identify the keyboard, and of course the keypad doesn't have a Shift key. You simply click Continue (which Belkin fails to tell you) and manually select "US/ANSI" as the keyboard type.

    Unfortunately, many people have rated this keypad with only one or two stars, reflecting their frustration with setting it up. It really is much better than the ratings imply, as long as you know the magic secret to setting it up. I hope Belkin corrects the quick-start leaflet in the future.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, disappointing

    • Written by from Downers Grove

    Despite the very promising look, this keyboard disappoints. It largely failed to work on a most recent iMac (Late 2013) running OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).

    On my first attempt at Bluetooth pairing, the OS apparently expected a full-size keyboard. I chose Remove device and started over. I got the keyboard to register but only on the third try were key presses actually recognized. This lasted for only a few key presses (5-10 seconds), after which connectivity appeared to fade in and out. Key presses came in only sporadically and if so only in bunches of 10 or so.

    Finally, while the device is less than half as wide as the Apple wireless keyboard it is intended to complement, it weighs disproportionately much – 230 g vs. 330 g.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great - when it wants to work

    • Written by from Williamsville

    I am very disappointed in the product, especially since it is sold in the Apple store. One would think that if Apple sells it, it would work, right? Well, it does - sometimes. There is no telling when it will decide to connect. Sometimes I will forget that it is not working and I keep typing away, not realizing there is a blank space in the spot where I wanted the numbers to be. Then they suddenly appear several lines later. Very frustrating!
    Why couldn't Apple have kept the numeric keypad on the new wireless keyboard???

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Real Lemon

    • Written by from Lewes

    I really wanted a wireless numeric key pad. The first one I purchased failed and before it failed completely, it had all the flaws mentioned in the reviews of those who were also disappointed. Delayed key strokes, trouble maintaining connection etc etc… I purchased a replacement and it followed the same trend of issues and as of today, it's completely failed. Belkin is on my no buy list. I will be avoiding their products as much as possible from here on out.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just right.

    • Written by from Muskogee

    I have been looking for a numpad since I purchased my MBPR. This fits the bill perfectly. It is the only one I know of that is actually aluminum, not painted plastic. The only thing that makes it not an exact match for my apple keyboard is a bulge on the bottom (that you never see unless you flip it over) Just like the Apple wireless keyboard it goes to sleep and if you don't wake it it misses the first keystroke. This is normative to me and it frustrates me that people complain about it. If it didn't sleep it'd be dead in a week! All in all it is the best accessory to my macbook to date.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, but very short battery life

    • Written by from Columbia

    I found this keypad very useful, but with moderate use the battery life is only a few hours, MUCH shorter than my keyboard or trackpad.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Real Satisfaction !

    • Written by from ODDER

    I bought one in november and got the blackout as others are talking about - but I replaced the batteries with rechargeable strong batteries and have not got any problems since !

    kindly regards Edouard.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great match for Apple wireless keyboard

    • Written by from San Luis Obispo

    The Belkin Your Type is a great addition to the Apple's keyboard. The Bluetooth connects quickly, and the key input is quick when working with documents such as spreadsheets. If I were to find any faults with it, the key feel is lighter than the Apple wireless keyboard or MacBook Air keyboards, and it would be nice to have the battery level displayed under the Bluetooth menu. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin

    • Written by from Brighton

    I'm not sure why the low reviews so far. The product match to the apple keyboard is near perfect. Connecting via bluetooth fine. The function is great. As a graphic designer I can move it away when using the mouse for long periods and avoid RSI which a long keyboard was giving me. The when I need to work more with type I can put the extension next to the main keyboard and have all the really useful keys which don't appear on the main board. As an experienced mac user for the last 18 years it works for me.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will it link?

    • Written by from Vineyard Haven

    We purchased this to have a 10-key pad for our new MacBook Pro. The Bluetooth recognized it, but the keys wouldn't work. We brought it back to the store, their tech support worked a half-hour trying to get it to work. They had to give me my money back. Maybe it works with other laptops, but not with MacBook Pro!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult start (installation instructions rubbish) but good product

    • Written by from Bilzen

    Installation of this keypad following the 'installation manual' proved difficult: iMAC running OS 10.9 detected it as a keyboard, but then try to press the key next to the left shift key... Retrying several times did not bring any improvements. By accident I found out that it was coupled anyway and worked quite well.
    Shape and key presses are like the apple keyboard; tint differs slightly. Sleep mode works fine too.
    All in all, worth the purchase. Definitely much better than using the magic trackpad as numpad (with Mobee cover & sw: no good due to missing key press feeling).

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your time with this keypad

    • Written by from Fairfield

    I've had this for about 2 months, and it just doesn't work. I've tried everything including 2 calls to their customer support which were a complete waste of hours as they could not help at all.

    One out of ten times, it connects and works fine for a while, but then just loses its connection and you're done. Most other times it just won't connect at all no matter what I do. A few times I would hit some numbers to test it out and nothing happens, and then a few minutes later all of the numbers start appearing on my spreadsheet. It's like there was a 2 minute lag!

    I just ordered the Apple extended wired keyboard so I can get some work done. If you must have a wireless keypad, try another one because this one will just waste your time.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    • Written by from MACKAY

    I can't get this to work with my macbook pro. There are virtually no instructions. I'm thinking that Belkin may have forgotten that they sell this product. You can't even register it on their website to contact support.

    10 of 11 people found this useful