Apple Wireless Keyboard - English (USA)

Apple Wireless Keyboard - English (USA)

A$ 89.00

3.5 out of 5 stars

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Product Information

  • Use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on your desk, on your lap, or anywhere within 30 feet of your Mac or iPad — all because of its built-in Bluetooth technology. Its compact design takes up 24 per cent less space on your desktop than full-sized keyboards, so you have extra room to move the keyboard around and mouse comfortably beside it. You’ll also feel a difference when you type on its low-profile, anodised, aluminium enclosure with crisp, responsive keys. Use the function keys for one-touch access to a variety of Mac features such as screen brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, Mission Control, and Launchpad.

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard requires just two AA batteries - one less than the previous model. And its intelligent power-management system conserves battery life. So when you’re not using the keyboard, it powers down automatically. The instant you start typing, it turns on again. Use the on/off switch when you're away from your computer for a long time.

  • What's in the Box?

    • Apple Wireless Keyboard
    • Two AA batteries
    • Printed documentation
  • Tech Specs

    Connections

    • Wireless
  • System Requirements

    • Mac OS X v.10.6.8 or later
    • Existing keyboard and mouse for initial set up
    • iPad; Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer
    • Aluminium Keyboard Software Update 2.0

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Best keyboard I have used.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I can type on this keyboard faster and with fewer mistakes than any other I have used. I used to think the keyboard in my old Pow I can type on this keyboard faster and with fewer mistakes than any other I have used. I used to think the keyboard in my old Powerbook G4 was the best I had used, until this was released. The response is great and keys are springy and always register a click. I like this keyboard so much that I bought one for work, with my own money, rather than use the cheap office one.

    The battery life is great and a huge improvement over the first wireless keyboard. I think I change the batteries after four months and that is will daily use and I use it a lot, but can't remember it's so infrequent.

    It's great at a desk and now I use it on the couch on my lap, with the Mac Mini connected to my TV. Same size keys as a regular keyboard, but small enough to tuck into the end of the coffee-table when not in use. Love that it goes into a stand-by/sleep mode and I never need to turn it off. Just stop using it and then tuck it away. No delay or waiting for it to re-connect when I come back to use it hours or a day later. If only there was a model with a touchpad (hint, hint).

    • Written by from Toronto

    5441 of 6391 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Best keyboard I have used.
  • Heavy user. Sysadmin. High praise.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Having both a Macbook air and this wireless keyboard is a treat. The wireless keyboard (as well as the wired keyboard) have virtua Having both a Macbook air and this wireless keyboard is a treat. The wireless keyboard (as well as the wired keyboard) have virtually the same layout, save the function button, smaller control and alt keys, and small arrow-pad. This means that as I move from laptop-keyboard to wireless-keyboard, I do not have to adjust my typing habits to compensate for altered ergonomics.

    The tactile response of the keys is noticeable yet not wearisome.

    Bluetooth distance has never been a problem for me even paired with an tower outfitted with an external USB bluetooth dongle.

    I am a daily user and have replaced the batteries in my laptop twice in about 7 months.

    No gripes here.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    4002 of 4790 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Heavy user. Sysadmin. High praise.
  • Great improvement on a great keyboard

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    There are only two problems with the older version of this keyboard:
    1) it required three batteries which was a pain.
    2) it's so There are only two problems with the older version of this keyboard:
    1) it required three batteries which was a pain.
    2) it's so perfect that it spoils you and quickly makes you not like other keyboards including the full size keyboard with the function keys so far away from typing position.

    • Written by from Star

    3894 of 4781 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great improvement on a great keyboard
  • Great

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Am currently using keyboard now. Have had no issues what so ever with it and managed to pair with my ipad in less than 1 minute. K Am currently using keyboard now. Have had no issues what so ever with it and managed to pair with my ipad in less than 1 minute. Keyboard has soft keys which are easy to touch compared to other keyboards. I would thoroughly recommend this product

    • Written by from broadway

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great
  • Light and compact, but lacking in functionality.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond the obvious benefits of wireless technology, this keyboard unfortunately sacrifices too much functionality to achieve its s Beyond the obvious benefits of wireless technology, this keyboard unfortunately sacrifices too much functionality to achieve its slight, compact form.

    Fine for casual use, although anyone with average to large hands may find even this to be a struggle.

    It excludes a number of keys, which in my case is a deal-breaker.

    Lacking are: home/end, page up/down, delete and F13 keys, as well as numeric keyboard (with associated keys and layout)

    It also has a single ctrl key (on the left) instead of the usual two.

    Inadequate for workflows associated with a lot of keyboard shortcuts, and not great for number crunchers either.

    • Written by from London

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Light and compact, but lacking in functionality.
  • Best keyboard for iPad

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had scores of other keyboards. But the fact that this one is a full sized keyboard (unlike Logitech, whose design I like for I've had scores of other keyboards. But the fact that this one is a full sized keyboard (unlike Logitech, whose design I like for case and keyboard but the keyboard is not very functional for someone who types a great deal) is a plus. The only real down side is that there's no case for the iPad and keyboard. I ended up purchasing the origami case for the keyboard (after carrying it around with me in the original box for YEARS) and a case for my newly upgraded iPad Air (upgraded from an iPad 2).

    I wish Apple would get with the program and design something for both or come up with a new keyboard/case for it's product.

    • Written by from Belleville

    6 of 7 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Best keyboard for iPad

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