• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not enough keys makes it frustrating

    • Written by

    It's missing too many well used keys, such as the navigation keys (home and end) the PC delete key, and the number pad. The size is nice but it doesn't make up for the lack of keys.

    44 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this keyboard is so bad...

    • Written by from Jackson Heights

    when the first I bought broke, I thought I just had bad luck. SO i bought a second. Then that one came with a factoy problem, and all function keys weren't working. I give up, and switch to a cheaper, better wireless keyboard. After all; who cares about the look, if the thing doesn't work?

    25 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard - but not for the iPad

    • Written by from Arlington

    Although the keyboard works great and makes typing easy on the iPad there are a few issues that Apple should find a way to correct quickly.

    1. There are no keyboard shortcuts for the following iPad uses: Home Screen, Photo Frame, Search
    2. Adding shortcuts like page reload for safari, enabling the up/down arrows in mail, keyboard shortcuts like reply in mail would be awesome.

    From what I can see the keyboard with dock attached that is coming out at the end of April has all of the items from #1 addressed but not sure about #2.

    A fix on these would be much appreciated.

    31 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost Connection issues...

    • Written by from Norfolk

    Mine keeps dropping the connection so much so i had to plug back in the wired keyboard... Wish i hadnt spent the money on this keyboard. I am a full time student and type ALOT... forget it with this thing. I can go on typing for like 2 sentences and nothing.. drives me nuts!

    30 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this darn keyboard!

    • Written by from Magnolia

    Im so mad about this wireless keyboard. I bought it around halloween for my iMac OS X (10.5.8), and it is not working for it. I have downloaded all the necessary upgrades for it, and still nothing. It works for my mother's Mini Mac and its a later version. Some one plz help me!

    10 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Put my wrists out of alignment

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I tried using the new wireless keyboard with my new iMac for a few days. The keys are so crammed together that I had to position my wrists inward, causing considerable pain and alignment troubles. Fortunately, I was able to attach the old keyboard with the USB cable, and it works fine. I wish Apple would offer the old keyboard for iMacs, just wireless.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small - size does matter.

    • Written by from Buffalo

    I wish my new iMac had come with the mighty mouse and larger keyboard. The small keyboard is just too hard to work with. My command/option/control buttons are smaller and trying to design with shortcuts is a pain.

    14 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it

    • Written by from Brookhaven

    I bought this a little over a year ago to go with my mini and it's been problematic since day one. It will "un sync" with the Bluetooth once every session, causing a lot of wasted time resyncing. If you want wireless, go elsewhere.

    11 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    tsk tsk

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I find it really annoying that they sell the quad core iMacs with this piece of junk. Not only does it look puny in front of my monitor but there is no option to choose if you want the extended or wireless with the iMac at the apple store.

    As a designer, the numeric keys are vital for shortcuts, etc.

    If I didn't need a computer right away I would have just purchased it online and waited 3-5 business days so I can choose the extended keyboard opposed to a compact wireless one. But even then, there is no discount when down grading to a extended keyboard.

    tsk tsk apple...

    Bad move apple!

    22 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this thing

    • Written by from Austin

    LOVE: The wireless functionality. There are no delays, etc. HATE: Chopped off 10-key. Added 'fin' button. As a designer my shortcuts are my life. Now they're all messed up. Worse, using this at home & the extended at work. Give us an extended wireless keyboard! Please!

    30 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Keyboard for Handicapped People

    • Written by from Titusville

    Because this keyboard does NOT have the normal concave keys, it makes it extremely difficult for anybody with hand's issues, i.e., tremors, to use this keyboard. Apple obvisouly didn't keep Universal Access in mind when they designed ths keyboard.
    The normal "home" keys 'F' and 'J' keys do not have the pronounced dots / lines on them so it makes it even more difficult to maintain your finger tips on the home row.
    This keyboard is obviously designed for those who "chicken peck' type.
    I can type about 85 WPM on a regular 'IBM' style keyboard, but am lucky if I can reach 25 WPM on this keyboard.
    Also, because it's missing the normal number section to the right, it can't be used to navigate (page up, page down, etc., using the arrows on the typical number section. This makes it even more difficult for those with hand handicaps to use, because the magic mouse is too sensitive.

    9 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats battery like crazy every 3 weeks

    • Written by from calgary

    Very stylish cool looking keyboard!! However the keyboard will eat a set of batteries every 3 weeks - very unenviromentally sound. I use this with a magic mouse and have short battery life issue with both. I run both macs and pcs have a number of wireless keyboards and mice. The apple wireless keyboard and mouse look great, but the short battery life is very big issue for me

    My other keyboard/mice will go 6-12 month without issues. I have pack of akaline batteries ready for my apple keyboard/mouse because I need to. I am amazed how big an energy hog these device are and why this product was ever produced. I had the keyboard replaced once at the apple store and also has the mouse replaced. I would not recommend this product and will likely go back to a wired setup.

    For more insight, google "short battery life mac keyboard" Many other users have had the same issue

    51 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The numeric keypad is no longer embedded over the standard keys.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Former Apple keyboards with a standard keyboard configuration had embedded numeric keys. Using the "FN" at the lower left allowed easy access to these keys.

    If you use an application that makes use of these keys, you will have to purchase a numeric keypad in addition to the purchase of this keyboard.

    Even though the extended keyboard is larger and wired, it may be a more effective input device for those who use the numeric keypad.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IF YOU ARE DESIGNER STAY AWAY FROM IT!!!

    • Written by

    This keyboard is softer and lighter from previous Apple keyboards but this one that came with my new iMac 27" is a piece of junk, specially if you use Photoshop, QuarkXPress etc etc etc. I´ve lost lot of shortcuts, designing using this keyboard makes you really nervous. APPLE YOU SHOULD TAKE CARE OF DESIGNERS, AFTER ALL THANKS US YOU SURVIVED, are you too busy looking for PC users that you forgot the main customers and the ones that really defeated you?

    26 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not recommended for professional artist

    • Written by from corona

    dear apple,

    by now you should already know, that a majority of your customers are professional artists. people who spend countless hours in photoshop, after effect, and illustrator. minimalists may be, but the numeric keys, home, end, pageup, pagedn...etc. are very important to us designers and animators. this keyboard is literally useless especially in after effect. i'm not sure what your limitations are for making a sleek wireless keyboard that not only looks good on our desks but also does not involve us changing all the default hotkeys. but please figure it out sooner rather than later.

    for now, we shall be the group of unimportant customers of yours who has to be limited to buying your standard wired keyboard with a numeric keypad.

    thank you for letting us know that steve job's legacy has came to an end for rolling out this useless product.

    42 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    (P)iece of Junk - Guess Why

    • Written by from Tucson

    My "" key just went out and stoed working only a coule of days after the warranty exired (of course). And you think that's bad? Try tying without this critical letter, it's an exercise in futility, esecially when most of all of your asswords contain the letter "." I had to cut and aste the letter "" from the character alette when I logged in to my comuter. I had to change the login for my comuter since it, too, contained the letter "" and there was no way for me to cut and aste this letter when I first log in from the character alette, so I had to borrow a friend's keyboard for a few hours, just so I could log into my comuter and change my assword! And just imagine the frustration when every single one of my website asswords had to be changed!

    Enough said, I think you get why I gave this iece of junk only 1 star. Don't buy it. Surely Ale can do better than this!

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by from Edmonton

    It's too small, the keys are easy to slip off when you're typing fast, and it doesn't have all the keys I want.

    9 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Keyboard EVER!!!

    • Written by from LAKE OSWEGO

    As with all bluetooth devices, it's terrible and unreliable. The Bluetooth mouse
    is even WORSE if that's possible. DON'T GET EITHER ONE OF THEM. They make
    me not want to use the computer because I get so frustrated with both of them.

    3 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless is nice but...

    • Written by from Roswell

    What's the deal with not having a number pad or a (forward) DEL key??? I've been trying to get used to this tiny thing for a month and it just isn't happening. My job requires making lots of text edits and I don't use the Backspace (delete) for that type of edit. Guess I'll be paying out another $50 for a full-sized, wired keyboard so I can do my work. And don't tell me that the smaller size is good for battery life. I've had several full-sized wireless keyboards that lasted a year or more on their 2 AA batteries. And when you have a 24" Mac, 3" off the keyboard length isn't going to matter on space.
    Normally, I like Apple products, but I have to wonder what the heck Mr. Jobs was thinking when he approved this design! Can I have a certificate to get a real keyboard, please?

    48 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy user. Sysadmin. Low Praise...

    • Written by from Tampa

    How can anyone be a sysadmin and not have a "numeric key pad" on their keyboard? .. Fail !!

    12 of 40 people found this useful