• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but no numeric keypad

    • Written by from Plymouth

    useless if you need to key numbers or do any spreadsheet work.

    24 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too small to use

    • Written by from Spruce Pine

    I love all Apple products except this keyboard. Why save a very small amount of space by making a keyboard that's so difficult to use? The keys are compressed just enough that they are not in the spot your fingers are accustomed to, making it very difficult to type accurately. And, I have to add, that the small keyboard doesn't even look good with the larger monitors. Lose, lose.

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it looks cute but that's it

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    This keyboard definitely looks cute but it can be very unpredictable - especially on the bootcamp side. Plus some of the keys are useless on the bootcamp side.

    8 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, falls way short

    • Written by from New York

    There is ZERO navigational control with this. I bought this and the Ipad stand so that i could casually write emails and other light use on my couch with the Ipad on my coffee table. ($100 extra). There are so few shortcuts and so little thought put into the software design that it is virtually useless. You have to hit where you want to type and then type. Yes you can type with it...but it is a pain to lean forward and hit where you want to type and then put down the keyboard and navigate around. It is impossible to hold both at the same time obviously. Just give me a home button, and tab button with actual functionality and the ability to scroll through apps. PLEASE.

    67 of 112 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    tiny footprint

    • Written by from Middletown

    I love the keys on this keyboard. They have a perfect click and feel. But the keyboard feels cramped for everyday use.

    7 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing My Favorite Keys

    • Written by from Connersville

    I love the wireless part, but I need my page down, page up, and the ability to delete in both directions! It's really slowing my productivity!! Which I find stupefying!!.. Nonetheless, I'm ordering the full keyboard.
    I really dread the tether!

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What a dumb design!

    • Written by from Encinitas

    The keyboard is so small that it is unstable on the desk unless you type with a feather touch. It lacks the number pad and function keys which are located in the deleted part of the keyboard, and generally looks like a cheesy toy on the desk in front of my new iMAC. I can't wait to get a cabled, full function keyboard .

    12 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nah. I need the numeric keypad too.

    • Written by from Glenside

    Comfortable and fairly ergonomic. Responsive. Mettallic finish is nice. Keys are quiet. Battery life untested so far. I still can't help but feel that Apple is saving money however, as the overall impression is a bit chincey. The absence of a numeric keypad just doesn't cut it for most anyone using this keyboard for business; and sadly, Apple doesn't yet make a wireless version that has one.

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I just bought my 3rd wireless key board....this one didn't even work out of the box. The previous two lasted only about a year! I absolutely am a loyal Apple fan, but this is ridiculous. This one is going back to the store and unfortunately, I am going to have to go to a wired version. PLEASE Apple, make one that lasts longer and bring back the numeric keyboard!

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries corroded and were near impossible to get out

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    So I forgave the fact that it didn't include a numeric keypad. I also haven't been one of those users who had issues with the battery life. But I do have a serious issue with the fact that my keyboard stopped working on me tonight, and to my surprise, I opened it up to find my batteries corroded inside the tube and refused to come out. About an hour later I did eventually get them out, but not without a lot of trouble and elbow grease. These are the original Energizer Lithium batteries and I find it inexcusable that a user should have to endure this with stock batteries. Where's the QC these days!?

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design -BUT BE WARNED

    • Written by from Cape Coral

    If your job or input work requires any numeric work give this a miss. A wireless keyboard without a proper number pad is a complete nightmare. Why Apple don't offer a wireless full size keyboard I do not know.

    62 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a keyboard for writers

    • Written by from WELLS

    I absolutely love the look, size and sleekness of this keyboard...so I bought one. Sadly, I had to take it back the next day because it does not have a "forward delete" button, which anyone who writes at any volume needs. This only has a "backward delete" (or leftward) delete button. It takes two hands and a Command Fn combo to forward delete. Apple, please come to the aid of writers and editors and put in a single forward delete button.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Forgot to ask about keypad and power source

    • Written by from Ardsley

    I bought this with my new iMac from an Apple sales rep over the phone because I liked the idea of one less wire. Didn't realize until I unpacked the box that it did not have a numeric keypad. If I had thought to ask about that I'd have gone with the wired version in order to have the keypad. Also didn't think about the fact that it would need batteries, since it can't draw power through the USB port. Next time I'll know what to ask. Live and learn.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish but with limited functionality

    • Written by from Brownsville

    A really nice piece of design but missing the critical element of a numeric keypad, up and down arrows, etc. Why no full keyboard with these functional elements included?
    Style with limited functionality is no bargain.

    38 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric keypad

    • Written by from Wallingford

    This really needs a numeric keypad. Very time-consuming to use numbers. I do a lot of numeric entry and this slows me down. Agree re touch-typing: cramped. Do need a page up/down and forward delete. Shouldn't have to use to hands to do this.

    129 of 150 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love at first sight, but the honeymoon is over

    • Written by from Portland

    I cast aside my big, unpretty 3rd party keyboard and replaced it with this sleek little beauty. The keyboard is small and lovely, and looks perfectly at home on my coffee table.

    However, after typing for a few hours, my hands began to cramp up as never before. I don't miss the numeric pad, but apparently my hands need more support than this floating island of keys provides.

    But the real nail in the coffin was three weeks in when a battery alert popped up on my screen. It was down to 18% charge in less than a month of very casual use. For me, dealing with batteries every month or two negates the elegance of no wires. And no matter how pretty it is, if it hurts my hands, it's failing in it's most basic function. If I have to buy a wrist rest and a jumbo pack of batteries, it is not looking so elegant anymore. I returned it in favor of another less-gorgeous 3rd party keyboard. Sometimes it feels like Apple values elegant design more than my actual needs.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    how sad

    • Written by from Washington

    I like this keyboard and would give it a five star rating, but where's the number pad? Why must I purchase a new keyboard just to get the number pad?

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks awesome, feels great, but insides are messed up

    • Written by from Miami

    I got this keyboard as a Christmas gift, and I loved it. The first two weeks it was working great until it started pressing buttons on its own. It's not an extreme inconvenience, but it presses a button about every 2-3 hours of using it. It's not only one button either. So far it has not pressed the same button twice, which is not a good thing. Most of the time, I'm not even touching the keyboard when it presses a button by itself.
    I've exchanged it once already and I'm going to try one more time. If it doesn't work next time, I'll just replace it for the wireless mouse or something and go back to my Logitech wireless keyboard. =(

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Full keyboard please

    • Written by from Bellevue

    Apple Keyboard is amazing but I'm giving only 2 stars because if has sacrificed factor over form. Please give us a full wireless keyboard. I hate the "fn" in the corner. No Home , No End or delete key. And the no Number pad come on...

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many issues

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Takes a while to wake up and connect with the computer, no number pad or page forward button, and too many batteries! If space is a concern, go ahead and get it. Otherwise, don't waste your money (again and again, with replacing batteries!).

    5 of 21 people found this useful