• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two down...

    • Written by from Healdsburg

    I've now purchased two of these key pads. The first one paired, after some difficulty with appearing and then disappearing. For a short time it worked as advertised. Within a month, however, the first one failed completely. I got a second on which seemed to work better. However, after three months, it, too, failed completely. I would not recommend the purchase of this keypad.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    just received numeric keypad

    • Written by from Southsea,Portsmouth

    great accessories. easy to work with numbers etc. fully recommend.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from Brighton

    This is a piece of junk. When you do get it connected after hour of frustration, it is slow, cuts out and stops working. There is no warning, but it gets worse when the battery life gets low. Mine is now a door stop as it will not work at all, even with new batteries. I cannot believe a quality company like apple has these in their stores. Less than 1 star!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Ashburton

    I should have read the reviews before buying this. I thought it would complement by wireless Apple keyboard, but it consistently drops out and have trouble reconnecting as well as incredibly short battery life. I have decided to just buy an Apple corded keyboard with a number pad.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable

    • Written by from Toronto

    Was not working in 3 weeks - just could not switch it on.
    Does not show battery level (in comparison to Apple wireless devices) - very inconvenient.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work well for me

    • Written by from North York

    I bought one in 2006 or 7, didn't last a year

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk...

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    Purchased this because I've always been faster at inputting numbers with a 10-key over using the top row of the keyboard. Fit and finish is first-rate... but that's about it. First off it eats batteries like no device I've ever had. It doesn't automatically turn on (during boot up) or shut down like other bluetooth devices, and it freezes up continually which requires turn it off and on. I've tried deleting and pairing it again and every other thing I can think of. Now it just sits (unused) on my desk.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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!

    4 of 4 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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?

    9 of 9 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 !

    3 of 3 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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful