• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Keyboard design flaw

    • Written by from SURBITON

    I've had my wireless keyboard now for about 2 years. In essence it is fine but a design fault appears to be if and when the AA batteries inside corrode - they get stuck and seems impossible to them get out. It's a shame to have to keep replacing peripherals because of design flaws. I shall go back to an Apple wired keyboard when I visit the store tomorrow to replace it.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Suddenly stopped working...

    • Written by from State College

    Until this week, I would have given the keyboard a 5 rating - worked great. Moved to our second home last week, and it has not worked since. Why not? I have only had the keyboard for a couple of months. The batteries should not have needed to be changed. But, I changed the batteries, and it is still not discoverable ... No idea what to do. Very frustrating!! BTW, my MacAir and Magic Mouse are fine and working well...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Montreal

    First of all the design is great, and the low-profile keys are fantastic.
    Once you get used to these low-depth keys, you'll never want to return to the older high keys.

    Having said that, there are several issues to think about:

    1. Overpriced
    2. Keys wear out fast, so you'll need to replace then. 10 of mine have totally lost their letters ands characters
    3. I gave my friend my old keyboard and he didn't want to use it. He had trouble seeing the keys and would have wanted more
    contrast of the letters on the white base or even white letters on black bases.
    4. Check the serial numbers carefully. I purchased what I thought was an English keyboard, but waited too long to use it. When I
    connected it to my computer, it was French!!!!
    I couldn't return it to where I purchased it because 3 months was too long. The serial number for French and all writing on the box
    would have one think that one purchased an Englih one. Only one other sub serial number informs you on the box that this was
    French!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough.

    • Written by from Villanova

    I've had this keyboard for a good 2 years, but this year, the lower row (zxcvbnm) just stopped working. I don't know what happened, but it was something with the cables inside. I didn't want to take it to the Apple Store to get it fixed cause that would just be more money. Instead, I got another wireless Mac keyboard, but it was a full-size (with the num. pad) solar powered Logitech one for $10 less than the smaller Apple one which works like a charm.
    SO yeah, I would only get this keyboard if you bought an Apple computer that came with it like my iMac, otherwise you can get a better less expensive one. It's still not bad.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard has No Working iPad Navigation Keys

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I am using the wireless keyboard to type this review on my iPad. It works--for typing.

    However, the most used function keys don't work. First, the keyboard has no home key or equivalent. Consequently, you must reach over and push the home button on your iPad. Second, the arrow keys do not scroll web pages. Also, there are no shortcut keys to toggle between applications.

    Basically, the keyboard has no working iPad navigation keys. My expectation was this this Apple keyboard would be fully compatible with the latest iPad. It is not.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Light and compact, but lacking in functionality.

    • Written by from London

    Beyond the obvious benefits of wireless technology, this keyboard unfortunately sacrifices too much functionality to achieve its slight, compact form.

    Fine for casual use, although anyone with average to large hands may find even this to be a struggle.

    It excludes a number of keys, which in my case is a deal-breaker.

    Lacking are: home/end, page up/down, delete and F13 keys, as well as numeric keyboard (with associated keys and layout)

    It also has a single ctrl key (on the left) instead of the usual two.

    Inadequate for workflows associated with a lot of keyboard shortcuts, and not great for number crunchers either.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    i like it but no use of arrow keys on the internet

    • Written by from Manchester

    i like this keyboard but the only downfall is that you cant navigate or anything with the arrow keys its quite annoying when your used to a laptop, and if you want to press down or up you cant you have to touch the screen

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Keypad...

    • Written by from Tampa

    I like the wireless keyboard, but have found myself using using my old USB model because it has the numeric keypad section. This is just plain bad design. Leaving an extremely useful and core element of a keyboard out. Fix it. Other than that, it works just like the old one...

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No home button

    • Written by from Sydney

    What? There s no home button…

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, but......

    • Written by from Richmond

    Sorry, it is second times I can not log in my new I Mac, because of the wireless keyboard. It was not working, I have no clues why. I did change battery but still not work. I have to go to Apple Store ask for help. Maybe wire keyboard is better.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't like the smushed keys and the lack of the delete key

    • Written by from Cardiff by the Sea

    I am a writer and use my Mac 8-10 hours a day. While I love the WiFi aspect of the new keyboard, I don't like the missing delete key (the delete key is now a backspace key and you have to hold down the function key to get it to delete from the right). Nor do I like the lack of space between the letter keys and the caps lock and shift keys on the left. I hit the caps lock key all the time not meaning to. All that is really annoying and I do hope they rectify this in the next iteration.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the keyboard, but would like to see a USB Port in the future

    • Written by from Songpa-Gu

    I love this keyboard, its light, simple and beautiful. But doesn't have a usb port or a thunderbolt port. I use to have a usb wired-keyboard with a usb port directly on the keyboard. It was very convenient, especially if you go through a lot of usb drives. I would like to see that again on a wireless keyboard. ^^

    I understand that the keyboard is using bluetooth technology to connect wirelessly, and that usb 3 speeds are much higher than bluetooth, so there may be some technology issues. But i think it can be done in the near future.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after a couple years

    • Written by from Austin

    This keyboard worked well for a couple of years and then inexplicably stopped working. I bought a less expensive off-brand version of the same type of keyboard for $30 and so far it has lasted almost as long as the $70 apple wireless keyboard.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    50/50 shot

    • Written by from WEST TERRE HAUTE

    i bought my first one at the apple store with a mac mini and trackpad. it worked brilliantly for almost a year until my kid spilled my beer on it. now its in his misc. junk play drawer. so i bought a new one from best buy, being the closest apple store is an hour away. this one was complete junk. after two weeks it started losing connection every 15 seconds, and in mid type it will just repeat the same letter over and overrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and say that the batteries are dead when they're 2 days old. its on my coffee table and my mini is hooked up to my tv so i cant have an unsightly cord halfway across the room to trip over so i guess its time to go to the apple store or order one and cross my fingers. since i cant rate both individual keyboards i have to give it a 3. 5 for the first one and 1 for the second. wish me luck with the 3rd.

    15 of 26 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has its place

    • Written by from Memphis

    This is a good little keyboard, but I am not sure it belongs on the mac. I have to say I was less then excited about this item mainly because of the lack of 10 key on it. I hated having to replace the batteries all the time since our computer receives heavy use. But I do love to use it when I am typing on my iPad 2 or my iPad mini. All in all its a good little keyboard but when I order my next Mac, I will opt for a wired version of both the mouse and the keyboard.

    40 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Case that protects the power button

    • Written by from Denistone

    Firstly, this is an excellent keyboard. I'm a very fast touch typist (I can keep up with most words in a typical lecture) and it is a pleasure to type on. I use my keyboard to take seminar, meeting, lecture, etc. notes using Pages on either my iPhone or iPad and with the keyboard. Other times I use they screen keyboard on the iPhone/iPad, so don't use the keyboard all the time. When I don't use it, I power it off. And this is why I'm giving the keyboard only 3,not 5 stars. When I carry the keyboard in my bag, in a soft case, the insanely sensitive power button gets bumped which turns on the keyboard, and keys then get bumped which has random, undesirable effects (like blasting music at inappropriate times) on whichever one of my devices it happens to pair to. I have not yet seen a good case that protects the power button. All available cases are soft and are open on the sides. I really wish someone would make a simple, inflexible plastic box that the keyboard fits in nicely. The cardboard box the keyboard came in has been my saviour so far - but how long will it last? Tupperware people - are you reading this????

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from JACKSONVILLE

    It badly needs a backlight and full-sized arrow keys.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functions great, but not durable.

    • Written by from Storrs

    I bought this keyboard about a month ago and I use it exclusively with my iPad. I carry it in my back pack in the laptop section of my bag. I've had to replace three keys already. I couldn't find a sturdy case for just the keyboard only while searching online, so I built a sturdy wooden box out of oak boards and lined the inside of the box with foam that I picked up at a craft store. I definitely recommend getting a case for this if you plan on carrying it around like I do. Otherwise, you'll be paying about $6 per every key that breaks.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs backlit keys like the Mac laptops

    • Written by from Grande Prairie

    It's okay. No complaints from me about battery life or reliability. Nice weight and balance to it. The keys do seem to attract grime and dirt easily.
    Biggest problem is that it needs the awesome backlighting that most of the Mac laptops have. (I would happily sacrifice tons of battery life if that's what it takes.) The backlit keys of my MacBook Air are so awesome, yet when I hook it up to the TV and take this wireless keyboard to the couch I lose that great feature.

    18 of 26 people found this useful