• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? No keypad?

    • Written by from San Rafael

    I mean, that says it all. It'd be a handy little keyboard, if it had a keypad so I could actually WORK on it. As such, I had to go and dig out an older Apple wireless keyboard (white one) to avoid wire clutter. Some bad decision making on Apple's part, for sure.

    34 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard needs extended keyboard

    • Written by from Wichita

    I am a numbers guy and need the extended keyboard. The Wireless Keyboard offered does not have that option. They need to offer that on the next one. Otherwise I love it. It works great and battery life is good.

    35 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with iMac, not so well with iPad

    • Written by from San Diego

    This keyboard installed flawlessly with my iMac and worked beautifully. However, it was very finicky when trying to get it to pair with the iPad. I finally got it to pair, but when I later went back to use it with the iPad several hours later, I had to go through the procedure of turning the keyboard on and off several times before it would work. In the end, I decided to return the keyboard since I mainly got it to work with the iPad, and in addition, since I do a fair amount of work in Microsoft Office in a Windows environment on the Mac, I missed the added keys (home, end, etc.) on the wide keyboard.

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    like everything but the inconvenience

    • Written by from Orange

    Wireless is convenient and has worked flawlessly with my new iMac for about 3 months. Keys feel good now that I'm used to them. The only drawback for me is the absence of a right-delete key. The delete key performs backspace delete. To delete to the right, the fn must be depressed at the same time as delete. Since the keys are about 11 inches apart it requires left hand to depress fn and right hand to depress delete. Quite inconvenient! Before purchasing, the salesman told me I could create a shortcut to avoid having to use both hands. I have found no one at Apple who knows how to create a shortcut to enable one to use only the right hand to right-delete. Shame on Apple!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but with fatal flaw

    • Written by from Olathe

    It works exactly how I would expect an apple keyboard to work. It just does. However, there's a fatal flaw in the design. Because it's weight distribution is a little awkward, it's possible to drop this thing. If you happen to drop it on the end where the power button is, you'll make it impossible to push the power button. Mine became useless after just a week. This is the kind of device that you would expect to be dropped occasionally. It merely fell off the couch. It's ridiculous that dropping it less than 2 feet could ruin it like that. After some major surgery, it works again, but it's a bit ugly now. If you have tile floors where you plan to use your keyboard, don't buy this one. Apple, please move the power button to a safer place.

    34 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just ok for ipad

    • Written by from Syosset

    Bought this for my iPad but it drains the battery very fast. If your going to be doing a lot of typing expect the life to be cut in half, sometimes not even. Two hours of typing today cut 40% of life. Otherwise it's very nice to type on.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard - Two Things Missing

    • Written by from Darien

    I use this keyboard at my office with an iMac. I love typing on it and moving it around my desk as I need to. The feel is great and it looks good too. But I HATE the lack of number keys and directional keys. I bought the SMC separate keypad to fix the number entry issue, but that goes to sleep so fast, I'm constantly wakening it. I guess I'll buy another brand's bluetooth keyboard that has a full complement of keys.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    • Written by from Lake In The Hills

    It's okay. I REALLY want the numbers on the side back like a REGULAR keyboard. Like what they used to have! They should give us consumers a choice between the two. I use the numbers on the side a lot since I'm a math geek. :/

    27 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great while it lasted

    • Written by from Sharon

    I got this keyboard about a year and a half ago and it was just fantastic, I bought it for my macbook so i could type while using my mac like a desktop computer. Unfortunately, recently, the batteries exploded in my keyboard rendering it useless. I tried to get the batteries out and got the first 3 but the last one is still stuck and I tried everything but now all I have is a dead $ 70 keyboard. This is a great keyboard but if you're buying it, be prepared to take very good care of it.

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard if only you could "send" from it

    • Written by from Lafayette

    The keyboard is fantastic, light, east to pack and easy to use. The only issue....they need to make a case to carry it in for briefcase etc. A case that carried Ipad, KeyBoard and power supply would be even better.

    Other and more significant issues- you cant send or delete email from the board, you have to work back and forth between board and Ipad.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too compact

    • Written by from Calgary

    The keys are snappy and I find typing to be a pleasurable and efficient experience. Not unlike typing on the MacBook Pro keyboard. However, it's just too compact for a desktop keyboard. Why not bring out an extended wireless keyboard.. it would be EASIER-TO-USE when doing finance, math and accounting functions. (Yes creatives need to do their invoices too.) and still look great on the desktop without the ugly wire.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but can get better

    • Written by from Athens

    Would like to see a keyboard with:

    1) Auto/manual adjustable key lighting
    2) Full size with numeric pad
    3) Recharging ability with USB cable connection or wireless.

    60 of 75 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard for Designers?

    • Written by from Port Melbourne

    If you are a Graphic Designer and you enjoy the odd keyboard shortcut this keyboard isn't really for you. I like to set up Character Styles in Indesign with shortcuts. You cannot set up shortcuts with this keyboard. Good luck editing a 30 page document with no character style shortcuts.

    I'm off to buy the old plug in keyboard to use for any design work.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why bluetooth??? (drains batteries)

    • Written by from fishers

    Apple has always had always had awesome keyboards sleek up-to date (looking almost futuristic). But yes its aluminum and yes it's sleek... But bluetooth?

    The good-
    Fits awesome beside a mouse, it has a almost a fully loaded control, batteries last most of the time if you are not a big typer, It removes the little usb connector from the computer for the normal wireless key boards come with.

    The bad-
    Bluetooth, WHY? it just makes it not really user friendly when trying to connect to the iPad or iMac or any other mac that is bluetooth ready (DOES NOT WORK ON ANY WINDOWS COMPUTERS). You also loose 2 usb ports that are on the non wireless keyboards, also takes a-little bit to connect, but 2 batteries just raises the keyboard WAY more than necessary, Increased weight to be what it is.

    Finally--- the way that Apple make products is amazing but this one was more like a hit then miss.Because you need a big screen to see what your typing when it is on you lap and you are far away, and then yes it is thin and lite but i don't really enjoy it as much as my numeric pad keyboard even though they both feel great while typing.

    8 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work with my iPad

    • Written by from Sharon

    I love this keyboard and it works great with my iMac. It doesn't work with my iPad. The iPad sees it but does not pair with it. I don't see other commenting but I can't be the only person with this issue...

    35 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design but ....

    • Written by from Kent

    This is a decent keyboard. It looks fabulous. I get the design decision to make the iMac all about the display, and the sleek, paired down keyboard enhances the effect. It's responsive, and basically comfortable. HOWEVER:

    If you need a 10-key, forget it. This keyboard isn't for you. So, financial types, and those of us creatives who like 10-key for logging time codes, etc. are outta luck.

    Not at all ergo. The layout is pretty standard, but the keys are not contoured. It's so slim that the usual keyboard tray with wrist rest is impossible to use. So, it sits on the desktop . . . doesn't take up much real estate, but it's not at all as comfy as a full size keyboard.

    Think it's probably fine for home use, but if you sit in front of a machine all day, you'll want a full-size keyboard.

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No delete key, only a mislabeled backspace key

    • Written by from Shepherdstown

    Since I do a lot of writing, I really miss the delete key. Using my iMac feels like typing on my old Underwood portable. I called customer service for assistance in finding the keystroke combination for deleting forward, but there is none.

    This wireless keyboard is handy for a household with two users, one of whom likes to put the keyboard on top of the computer desk and one of whom likes to use the little pull-out shelf below. If the extended keyboard came in a wireless version, I'd buy it.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    bad build - WOBBLY

    • Written by from houston

    types nice, looks nice, well-designed, poorly built - wobbly. when typing the thing would rattle and rattle against the tabletop.

    here's a kicker - i bought the keyboard in the US, and took it to UK. went into apple store in UK to get a swap -- they refused to, citing trade agreements and throwing out words like "laundering" and "extortion".

    okay, regardless of whether Apple US or Apple UK are separate business entities, this is simple matter of warranty of the same product. i wasnt returning the product - asking to exchange a defective apple product for a working apple product.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems with CAPS LOCK

    • Written by from Louisville

    word of warning, and I am not the only one after visiting the Apple Discussions. The CAPS LOCK key sometimes does not work.

    26 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from Newark

    It is a nice keyboard. The style is great. However, I just don't feel that it is worth $69.99. At least give me a full sized keyboard at that price. Kinda' feel ripped off.

    10 of 16 people found this useful