• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect companion keyboard for iPad

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Along with Pages, this keyboard really expands the capabilities of the iPad. It saves you from having to find a computer when you want to type up a long e-mail or document. Keyboard is very light, comfortable, and it automatically powers down when not in use. Battery life has not been an issue. Note: I have not tried any of the third party keyboards that are integrated into the iPad case. Regardless, if I lost this keyboard tomorrow, I'd turn right around and buy a new one without a second thought.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very good

    • Written by from Burlington

    i love this keyboard.. i totally understand why people wouldnt want this for their mac because of the compact size and the absence of a number pad but i use it for my iPad for typing papers and things. i didnt like typing on the ipad becasue i always made errors but this makes things much easier. if you use your ipad for more than just apps, i totally reccomend it it makes life so much easier.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprising!

    • Written by from Monument

    This keyboard is of great quality, i've never used a wireless keyboard before and this keyboard is very exceptional. It works great when i play online games (like SCII: which require lots of quick key combinations) i never feel any lag between what i press and what happens.
    Any other wireless keyboard i use is going to have a lot to match up to.

    Lastly, i was having an issue when i pressed the space bar and when i let go the space kept going. As i panicked, the keyboard "lost connection" and then "connected" again. I was so surprised it had its own failsafe that i stopped what i was doing to write this review and share how awesome the keyboard is.

    Amazing.

    49 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    By FAR, the very BEST keyboard I've used in 22 years!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    When I joined the Mac family of products 15 months ago, I thought I had already found the best keyboard that I would ever have the privilege of typing on. These were the soft-touch keyboards on the several higher end ThinkPad's, which I had been using for 11 years before switching to my first iMac. Not so, as I turned out, as this wireless keyboard from Apple is not only fantastic and super comfortable to type on, but, as is the case with most Apple products, it is also gorgeous!

    I suppose that this is where PC users would start calling me an Apple fanboy, but I have come to appreciate that my aluminum keyboard matches the Magic Trackpad perfectly in color, style, dimensions, and ergonomics. I am also blown away by the fact that this keyboard is usable even when I interrupt my Mac from booting when I, for example, am fiddling with my latest dual or triple boot setups well before OS X even has a chance to boot! This is a big deal because this keyboard cannot be plugged in, so it's all wireless all the time, which adds to the aesthetics even more.

    Battery life is top notch. I last replaced my re-chargeable batteries several days ago and I just now checked how much juice is left: 99%. And mind you that I actively use it on a daily basis, 7 days a week, for approximately 5 hours each day.

    There is no better (or better looking) keyboard and I have 22 years worth of experience in typing. The price is more than justified and it'll match the furniture.

    45 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome no cords no clutter long lasting batteries

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    People complaining about batteries dying don't know how to use it your suppose to turn it off when you are not using it by holding the power button down until it says connection lost or key board off I have a 21.5 inch I Mac I know.

    60 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard

    • Written by from Kolding

    I use my keyboard with my iPad i school - it's much lighter than a computer, and works amazing! I have a regular computer, but after i got my iPad i never use it! Thanks Apple!

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel but lacking IPad integration

    • Written by from Andover

    I bought this for IPad. It's got a great feel and would work great for extended typing. But it's lacking in the ability to do simple keyboard navigation. For example, there's no way to tab to the next field on a web page or the next field in any app for that matter. There's no way to jump to a different app (like Alt-tab on windows) and no way to jump to a differ. You're forced to use a mix of screen gestures and typing - not ideal for an expert user!

    I'm not a Mac user (yet), so some of this may be "normal" for Mac - not sure.

    I'd buy the magic trackpad to help (easier than working on a vertical Ipad screen), but that isn't supported.

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent universal BT Keyboard

    • Written by from sydney

    works with iPhones, MacBooks,iPads and my PS3! batteries last ages. Love it!

    48 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard !

    • Written by from Ponte Vedra Beach

    Nice feel. Nice thin size.

    BUT how about a keyboard case of some kind???
    I am carting it around in the original box when I travel. A protective case would be perfect!

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Animal hair-resistant keyboard? Yes, please

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Bought this about a day or two after purchasing my 3rd gen iPad because I like my wrists in their current, RSI-free state. Tactile feel is good and it's easy to carry around (I got an Incase origami workstation/keyboard cover). So far, so good.

    My favorite feature: the shallow, well-spaced keys make this thing really easy to clean. It's ideal for dog and cat owners, especially if you use the iPad in bed. Just blow on the keyboard and the hair is gone. This also applies to crumbs if you tend to eat at your desk. I wish I could say that about my full-size Dell and Apple keyboards at work!

    Only complaints: Having bluetooth enabled all day does drain the iPad battery. When I'm at work, I've just learned to leave BT off until I need to use the keyboard. Not an ideal fix, but it works.

    50 of 58 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

    I can't type on this thing!

    • Written by from Lynchburg

    This keyboard looks very pretty but I am really starting to hate it. I've been using it for several weeks now at work, and I cannot type properly on it. I make a ridiculous number of typing errors now, compared with my old standard keyboard. Since I use my keyboard mostly for typing computer code, I need to be 100% accurate. I also miss the numpad and other shortcut keys like page down, end, etc.

    76 of 110 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Aurora

    Great keyboard, but really needs to have a back-light feature like the notebook keyboards. Bluetooth occasionally gets confused and the keyboard locks out.

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    On/off could be better

    • Written by from Washington

    Keyboard is great. But I am constantly frustrated by the lack of a decent on-off. To turn on, you press the power button. Easy. To turn off, you have to hold the power button for a long time until it goes off, which means the light goes off (usually). Probably fine if you're using with a desktop computer, but pretty awful with an iPad and you need to take the iPad away from the keyboard for a few minutes. Because if the keyboard is on, you can't type on the iPad without it.

    45 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Companion

    • Written by from Bluefield

    Apple has recently converted me to a believer in the form and function of hardware and software integration. I purchased this product as a companion for my "new" ipad and have nothing but accolades. Online, the largest criticism that can be found of the wireless keyboard paring with the ipad is that it does not include the home button feature as some other products offer. This is interesting, particularly when you consider that regardless of there being a home button option or not on the keyboard itself, your next move will be to choose, by touching the ipad, the next app or function you wish to activate. To me, this negates the criticism as you need to touch the ipad again regardless. This product is exceptionally constructed, types easily and has met the highest of expectations. I am a heavy business and personal user, typing this very review with joy with my new pairing. The on screen keyboard is fine for minor tasks, however rapid typing calls for serious hardware. Apple wireless keyboard: Comfort, style, form, function - outstanding. Make your choice. I could not be more satisfied.

    44 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing the Numeric Pad

    • Written by from BRUXELLES

    Very nice keyboard and design but a real shame there is no version with a numeric pad...

    73 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't sacrifice usefulness for a smaller footprint

    • Written by from Fresno

    Absolutely hate the fact that there is no wireless option with a numeric keypad. Seems to me like Apple decided that they would take out the function of a full sized keyboard just so they could have a smaller one that looks "cool". I don't like how this is the keyboard that comes standard with the new iMac. I am an accountant so the fact that this keyboard doesn't have a numeric keypad DRIVES ME CRAZY!

    58 of 75 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    batteries, cap, keypads

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard is just so-so. I was surprised to find Apple does not offer a wireless keyboard with the usual numeric keypad and arrow/cursor keypad. A USB keyboard with those is still available, but they push the wireless model instead, because they offer only four USB ports on the new iMacs. I always miss the ten-key numeric keypad and the cursor keypad. This is a poor design choice.

    The other major issue is battery life. To be fair, I've only had to replace the batteries twice in about four months since getting it. The Apple Magic Mouse, by comparison, eats batteries like candy, every week.

    I see that another vendor's keyboards, sold by the Apple Store, offer solar power recharge to avoid frequent battery changes. This is a smart design feature that Apple should use.

    But the first thing that happened when I went to replace the batteries the second time? The battery cap rolled away and got lost, never to appear again. Because the cap is also the contact for battery power, the keyboard was now useless. I don't find a way to order the cap by itself. I bought a new keyboard, the same model. But surprise! The Mac didn't want to recognize the new keyboard while busy asking for my password...which I couldn't type with the new, unrecognized keyboard. So...aha, the end cap is interchangeable, so I'm using the old keyboard with the new battery cap, but I'd really like an end cap, to have a spare keyboard. I will ask an Apple person about the end caps, and update if that's doable.

    Now, seeing the solar option with full keypads, I will likely put the spare, with the missing cap, in for recycling, and buy the other product.

    54 of 68 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but needs more iPad Functions

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    This keyboard is good but needs more iPad functions. It seems like auto capitalization of the first letter in a new word does not happen when using the keyboard. Ability to switch apps would be great. Also things like being able to turn the font bold or underlined or italicized in Pages by using the keyboard would be good. esc key to exit apps. I'm sure there are more suggestions but these are mine. I also use this for my Windows 7 PC and it works good.

    Overall I like it.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Apple, Hate this Keyboard!

    • Written by from alexandria

    Nice design, poor functionality!

    This is the first Apple product that I seriously hate. Cannot regain connectivity after system loss. Going back to the wired keyboard!

    55 of 70 people found this useful