• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good while it lasted

    • Written by from Hendersonville

    I loved this keyboard . . . until it quit working. Yes, jackholes, I have changed the batteries.

    After about 2 years, the keyboard just quit. My bluetooth still recognizes it, but it won't communicate. For $70.00, I expect a keyboard to last longer than two years. I am now using a six-year-old Compaq-brand usb keyboard that cost way less than $70.00. I never thought I would be praising the quality of a Compaq product over Apple.

    17 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    a little more apple thinking desired

    • Written by from Fuchu

    It is a cool keyboard, but it would be really great if it had even cooler functions like, you can assign a key to wakeup a specific computer, or switch to control different computers. There may be software made by a third party, but it would be great if it came as default.

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek but missing functions I need

    • Written by from Bayside

    I was disappointed to find that the only wireless keyboard available for my new Mac is this tiny one. Sure it is pretty and sleek. But it has no numeric keypad. The keys are shallow and squished too close together. Also, there is an additional function key below the lefthand shift key. This has messed me up on most of my combo keystrokes that I used to be able to do without looking.

    I suppose I could get used to typing on this thing, as the keys are shallower and there is potential for faster data entry... but I ended up going back to my old wireless extended Apple keyboard (even tho it uses up batteries quickly).

    I can't help but think that this new smaller keyboard feels like Apple skimped on the options that are usually available on most other computer brand keyboards.

    Apple really needs to offer an extended wireless keyboard!

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't let the batteries die.

    • Written by from Pasadena

    If you let the batteries die completely it turns into a nice paperweight. I left for a weekend and forgot to turn off my keyboard, batteries died. I put brand new, out of box, batteries in there and it would not turn on at all. Some manufacturing problem, Apple would not fix mine. Looking around online and this is a fairly common problem people are having. Great product but this is a HUGE flaw. Disappointing that apple would release a product with this kind of flaw and not be willing to replace the ones that break.

    48 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing features

    • Written by from Fishers

    Attractive but very inadequate keyboard. The wireless part is great, but too many other important features are missing. This keyboard came with my new iMac (one month old). First and foremost, it definitely needs a numeric keypad. I still haven't gotten used to the flat keys - they just don't feel right. While I don't consider myself an accomplished typist, my work using the wireless keyboard certainly seems to have many more typing errors than what I was used to with my old eMac's keyboard.

    15 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I'd gotten the larger one

    • Written by from La Grange

    It's great to have a smaller keyboard on the desktop, but I wish I would have gotten the keyboard with the keypad -- especially since it costs less! As a business owner and designer, I used the keypad all the time for the shortcut keys. This small keyboard is just awkward for those functions.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is APPLE still using the same tacky bland buttons?

    • Written by from Omaha

    This keyboard is nice and small, but the buttons on it look tacky and cheap!
    Why couldn't they create a wireless keypad with silver metal buttons and throw in a numeric keypad with calculator button and volume control knob. I want to know when will Apple add usb ports to their wireless keypad, think of how cool it would be to hook up a flash drive to your keypad and send the info wirelessly to your computer.
    ANYWAYS THE KEYPAD IS TACKY AND ALMOST FEATURELESS, with the exception of the ON & OFF switch found on the side of the keypad.

    16 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    numeric key pad

    • Written by from Wesley Chapel

    I thought it would be great but I returned it sine I cannot use it without the numeric keypad. I impute a great deal of numbers and, without the side numeric keypad, it slows me down. Apple ..... you used to make it, what happened. I had to revert to my old 2007 keyboard ! PLEASE build it. Even the Apple store staff cannot figure out why you stopped and no, I do not want the wired one!

    Thanks

    38 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Noisy keys, imprecise action

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    The keyboard looks great, light weight, hardly longer than the ipad, but man are those keys louder than you think they are! I didn't notice when I first tried it out, or when I was home playing music while I worked....then I took it to a lecture with my ipad and by the end of the lecture I was using shorthand to reduce the number of noisy keystrokes. It is embarrassingly noisy in a quiet room along side macbook/Pro users. After typing for longer than a few minutes I really began to notice the wobbling of the keys that just isn't present in the laptop keyboards. I'm really disappointed.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Exchanged after 4 day

    • Written by from Kenosha

    Wireless looked really bad under my imac 27 inch. no extra usb ports. no key pad. just felt cheap. exchanged for the wired keyboard. which has the what the wireless lacks.... And i don't wanna keep buying more batteries or a charger.... wired keyboard is the way to go

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge learning curve

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    I'm extremely frustrated with the wireless keyboard. The learning curve is use for anyone who works with code, long documents, or even the web. There are no "Page Up", "Page Down", "Home", and "End" dedicated buttons. Home and End are taken care of with Command + an arrow key, but Page Up and Page Down are not replicated (as far as I can tell thus far). Command + Up or Down is supposed to be the shortcut, but those take your immediately to the very bottom or very top of whatever screen you have open. This is no help if you are working through anything that is longer than two screens. Volume and playback buttons are combined with function buttons and so far, no combination of FN, Control, Option, Command, or Shift has allowed me to change the volume on my Mac since I synced the wireless keyboard.

    Aesthetically, it is very nice, but the learning curve for anyone who does anything with longer documents is huge. There are shortcut pages on the web, but I haven't seen one specific to this keyboard yet. I can't believe I have to track down some sort of chart to use a keyboard.

    The rest of Apple's products are intuitively designed. This is not.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Battery Life

    • Written by from Bristol

    I'm not sure if I have a bad key board or what but seriously the battery life is the worst. The batteries that came with it lasted about 2 days. After that I started using rechargeable batteries because there was no way I was going to be spending that much money on batteries, those usually last about half a day. Buying a wire keyboard, this is bunk.

    20 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    • Written by from Berkeley

    While the keyboard is light and slim, it is certainly not much better than the touch screen. I hardly ever use it, and the area that the keyboard and iPad take up together uses as much space as a good sized laptop. Save a perfectly good $75!

    12 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Try, Maybe Next Gen Will Be Better If...

    • Written by from Austin

    As far as Apple products go this keyboard is not horrible, but the design is lacking. Simply put it has no number pad and the arrow keys are much too small. Perhaps the next generation one will be a "full" keyboard again, like previous versions. At the very least Apple should offer a "full" keyboard option.

    20 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    On/off flawed...drains my iPad

    • Written by from Rochester

    When actually using it is works really well. It's light and responsive. It's clear why they didn't include the number pad,so that doesn't really bother me at all. The big beef I have with it is that you cannot tell by looking at it that it is on or off and it is easy to accidental turn on if it's in your backpack. This then turns on the iPad and doesn't allow it to sleep- effectively draining the iPad as collateral damage. A simple moving switch (eg, iPod) would fix this.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very easy to use

    • Written by from Honolulu

    If you're not a MAC user, then this keyboard will feel awkward and ergonomically uncomfortable. I like the look and the weight, but for getting out a lot of emails or typing, it was too difficult to use - lots of typos.

    I found the Microsoft 6000 Bluetooth keyboard to be the best - lightweight, thin, and with the classic Microsoft keyboard layout and feel.

    6 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome at first - stopped working later

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I love the keyboard - it's fast to type on and looks nice. I've taken great care of it and I would rate it at least a 4 star if it hadn't stopped working so soon. I've only had it 6 months and now I can't type capital letters when holding the shift key. When I plug it into the mac (brand new mac book pro) the computer starts beeping like crazy as if a key on the keyboard was being held down - only none of the keys are pressed. Later I noticed other things like the mouse arrow would disappear when idle and graphics were glitchy with the keyboard plugged in. -I know it's not a computer issue because when I unplug the keyboard, everything is fine. Restarted the computer many times. Checked to make sure i'm up to date with all the software. It's the keyboard, for sure. And I've only used it for 6 months.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunate Positioning / Loss of Keys....

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    WHAT ON EARTH would possess the people over at apple to place the "fn" key right next to the control key / change the sizing / spacing of those hugely necessary keys? This think is unusable for someone coming from the wired aluminum keyboard apple makes. Every time I go for the control key I now hit the 'fn' key and have huge troubles finding the other three keys down there. On top of that for some reason the whole keyboard feels more cramped than the aluminum keyboard for some reason.

    Why not just make the larger keyboard with the full (and extremely useable) number pad available as a bluetooth keyboard? It is obviously easier to find keys on a number pad than the top row of keys. We all know how to dial a phone not type in a line on number keys...

    2 stars only because it's wireless

    Epic Fail apple!

    13 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Defect

    • Written by from Houston

    Got this with my iPad, which I love, but after couple days this keyboard becomes defunct. Whatever key I press, it continues endlessly.

    12 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is Ok but it eats batteries

    • Written by from St Albert

    The Bluetooth connectivity is fine, and the keyboard is OK to use. I love not having wires on my desktop but this keyboard can get through a pair of AA batteries in a few hours. I have installed the updates for the keyboard but they made no difference.

    I have tried Energizers and Costco alkalines but the battery consumption is still very very high.

    46 of 53 people found this useful