• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meant for market niche; not for productivity.

    • Written by from San Antonio

    It's certainly sleek, durable, and minimalistic but none of these help if you use your iMac for productivity/office intentions.

    As a senior in college, I use my iMac every day. Word docs, Excel reports, etc.
    - Unless you turn off your keyboard (and Magic Mouse) every time you're away, you'll go through 4 AA batteries every month.
    - That saying "You don't realize what you had until it's gone" certainly applies to the home, directional and numeric key pad.

    Look on those .Org selling sites and you'll notice plenty customers want to get rid of theirs since it came with their iMac, (like me).

    433 of 476 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wired vs wireless

    • Written by from Bogota

    i am typing on the 3rd wireless keyboard i have obtained from apple. when i bought my imac it came with both mouse and keyboard; fine and dandy. but when small little problems happen such as not able to connect to bluetooth or watching 5-8 commands go off via internal keyboard when you're pressing the "s" key, thats a big problem. especially when it comes to hot keys and such. now i have spoke to numerous agents on tech support and they say that the keyboard isn't as important when you're trying to configure. that is somewhat true if you do not protect your software with passwords, encryptions, etc.
    not for nothing but i would have scrapped these keyboards and about a 20$ wired logitech keyboard because at least problems like what i have previously noted would have greatly decreased. thank apple for the warranty.. thank myself for getting that lil bundle because i don't think apple accessories are covered a warranty. i could be wrong.
    oh and as well, if you're a gamer (like myself) both wireless keyboards and wireless mouse will not be your friend. even at its most sensitive

    152 of 178 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great quality

    • Written by from MALMÖ

    A very nice keyboard if it weren't for all the issues people have with it (do a search nad you'll see). My problems include:

    - Bad interface and manual - when the keyboard malfunctions it's really hard to tell if it's on or not since the LED is lit for a short while and then turns off which could mean several things.
    - Can't run on rechargeble batteries since they only have 1.2V vs 1.5V of non rechargable
    - Mine died after 13 months for no apparent reason.

    144 of 163 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wasn't as useful as i thought

    • Written by from minsk

    first of all i'm an apple-addict. so the first two things i've bought in a few days after my 'the new ipad' were smart cover and in two more days apple wireless keyboard. and when i found smart cover quite useful i can't say so 'bout wireless keyboard. first of all - i think that batteries were actual in 90s, but not in 2012! apple always research smth innovating and leads in progress. somehow, not with this kwyboard. the second thing, that made me gone REALLY crazy 'bout itself was the next thing. when typing a message you can't send it by pressing 'enter' or 'go' or the same stuff. you have to touch the screen. yeah, i know steve said that we have ten stylos on each hand but! what for then 'enter' when using a wireless keyboard? i don't know. and the country i live in, Russia, there are much higher prices on apple products, then in usa. so i've just spent 3490 rubles (or smth 'bout 117 $) on nothing.
    after a few minutes using your "innovation" i've put it a box it came from:)

    162 of 199 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not enthralled

    • Written by from Toronto

    I like not having the cord, but the action isn't great on this thing. The keyboard has this really cheap, hollow, plastic-like feel to it. It's more Fischer-Price than Apple. I've had the wireless for about a month. I'm trying to like it, but I just can't used to the feel of the new keyboard. If I had a chance for a do-over, I wouldn't have bought this thing.

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    KEYBOARD FOR NEW COMPUTER (IMAC)

    • Written by from Van Nuys

    I cannot do power typing on this keyboard AT ALL--I make numerous typos. So...I slide out my keyboard drawer, put a plug in keyboard that I had in the garage, and keep the wireless one in back of the keyboard. I love the look of the wireless keyboard, and what it's about, but can't use it!! I am very disappointed. Does anyone have an idea how to have a 'plug-in keyboard' that is totally compatible with Mac, and you can actually power type on it???

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware When Cleaning

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Using a dab of rubbing alcohol on a microfiber cloth has caused some of the keys to short. Pressing 't' causes a 't' followed by unending "'" keypresses until another key has been pressed. The same for the 'g' and 'b' keys. I've been cleaning keyboards like this for 10+ years with no problems. I've even had keyboards accidentally spilled on that continued working after sufficient drying. For what you pay, this keyboard is not reliable enough. It's a shame because I really like the Apple keyboards.

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not All Function Keys Are Compatible With iPad2

    • Written by from Pinehurst

    Very disappointing to find that the only real use I can get out of this keyboard is typing into Notes or Pages. Still have to tap the screen to navigate around the Home Screen. Does not work with App. Will be returning this keyboard.

    58 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cramped

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This is good if you like typing on a laptop keyboard all the time. I don't.

    And, furthermore, I know I speak for many others out there who appreciate a full-size keyboard when they're sitting at a desk and have the extra 8 inches or so to spare.

    So, why can't Apple broaden their horizons just a bit and please make a wireless keyboard for the rest of us who prefer typing on a normal-size keyboard, and especially a number pad?! I think this single version was a very short-sighted/narrow-minded move.

    Until then, I recommend staying away from this anti-ergonomic travesty that will have your fingers cursing you, and go for Logitech's Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac, like I did. (And, hey, Apple... I'd gladly replace that with YOUR full-size version if/when you ever do reconsider and come out with one.)

    57 of 72 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Caution - unreliable keys

    • Written by from Lockleys

    Key board approximately 6 months old. Caps lock key faulty or already broken. No authorised repairers located in central CBD. Disappointing apple product.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bad space key

    • Written by from Garden City

    I have not use the keyboard hardly and now am starting EMR using my iPad- but the keyboard space key sticks down - still functions but during typing it is hard to know if it is working or not because it stays flat. I suspect that after typing for a few weeks or less this will not work at all. I can pull it up and it stays for a few letters but then sticks down again - a LEMON? Stored in original box until 2 days ago.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Connection

    • Written by from Tempe

    I like the way this keyboard feels when I type, nice short throw keys, well spaced.

    Then it disconnects. This keyboard disconnects from the computer for me CONSTANTLY. I'll be typing along and then suddenly letters aren't appearing on the screen and I see the dreaded Connection Lost symbol.

    And then you have to wait, I had to wait half an hour today for the keyboard to connect to the Mac again after it lost connection, and right now I'm writing this review on my PC's wireless keyboard because the apple wireless keyboard lost connection again.

    Terrible, terrible, terrible bluetooth in this device, truly abysmal, never buy this, buy something cheaper that will actually work for you.

    54 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard Falls Short of the Mark

    • Written by from Chester

    This keyboard is great to the touch but falls way short for utility. Apple needs to design a wireless keyboard that incorporates a 10 key (calculator capability great addition) and a trackpad. With all of the gesture capabilities built in to Lion it's a waste not to have a trackpad. The keyboard can be deeper than the current providing room for wrist rest with trackpad in the middle probably.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    • Written by from Mona Vale

    Got this tiny keyboard with my new iMac 27" - so I have this huge screen and this tiny keyboard which is useless. Love the wireless connection and the ergonomics but that's about it. The size and shape and location of keys is almost identical to my old wired keyboard - except that the entire RHS of the keyboard is missing!! This gives lots of inefficiencies, not only the missing delete key (to delete forward), but also the numeric keypad, large functional arrow keys, and also the home, end, page up and page down keys. I really need these keys!!

    Added to that they have placed the fn key to the far left of the keyboard where the control key is normally positioned (which has been moved right one space to accommodate the moved fn key) so I am forever pressing the fn key and wondering why my commands aren't working.

    I for one am totally unimpressed with this keyboard. It's minimilistic gone mad and has created so many inefficiencies. So I now have the options of either just plugging in my old dirty keyboard, buying a new USB connected full keyboard or buying a trackpad plus 'magic' keypad....crazy.

    33 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't last long

    • Written by from Ventura

    This is a great keyboard... for awhile. I've heard countless stories of them failing. Mine was brand new a year ago and now it doesn't work. This is one of the products that Apple has simply not mastered yet. Very Disappointed.

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Small size good, missing keys bad

    • Written by from Bend

    I like Apple’s Wireless keyboard. It’s very compact and easy to use. Never had problems with Bluetooth connectivity or battery life.

    So why did I replace it with a Logitech wireless keyboard? Because what made the keyboard so compact is also what made it very inconvenient for me; the lack of a numeric keypad and other important keys like “Home”, “End”, “Delete”, and page keys.

    If you work with numbers and financial documents like I do, I recommend not getting this keyboard. Go with a full-size keyboard with all the useful keys.

    On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, I give the Apple Wireless keyboard only 2 stars. There are better keyboards out there for less money.

    78 of 96 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it had an on/off switch

    • Written by from Morgan

    I love my Apple Keyboard, but there is a fatal mistake. I cannot put it in my bag, because the buttons get pushed which turns on the keyboard, which runs out the batteries, and sometimes turns iTunes which is really embarrassing in the middle of class, or a work meeting. I have a case, but it does not protect the keys from being pushed.

    94 of 112 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Going back to wired

    • Written by from NEWPORT

    Very frustrated with the wireless keyboard and the separate numeric keyboard. Goes through batteries quickly, loses connection often and hard to get paired again. I also have the track pad and love it. For some reason, it has no problems, but constantly having problems with the keyboards. Also, it takes 10-15 seconds after striking the first key before the computer recognizes the keyboard. I like the feel and idea of bluetooth, but not worth the constant frustration.

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Ten, Types 3

    • Written by from Bloomington

    So this keyboard has a great look and feels like a laptop. This is not a good choice for doing a lot of typing as the keys are too close together and don't give enough feedback - either tactile or auditory - when you type. Useless for data entry. I thought Apple wanted to appeal to the business and scientific community. The separate aftermarket calculator has gotten only two stars.
    I made my own keyboard stand to put this keyboard in the proper angle and position to type with a wrist rest. Still not as good as some of the after market keyboards. Bluetooth can be buggy at times and depend on battery charge, USB less of a problem. If it came with an iMac, save it to use with your iPad, and buy an aftermarket wired keyboard if you do a lot of typing. I wouldn't buy it as a replacement keyboard.
    This is a case of form being subservient to function.

    37 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Drainer

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Every 2 days I've gotta use new batteries cause this keyboard drains the life out of them. Got rechargeable ones that go in one day. It also has a hard time connecting to blue tooth. The trackpad works better than this. Apple products just don't like me.

    54 of 71 people found this useful