• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard that could have been great.

    • Written by from Haarlem

    I really like the new wireless keyboard, which with it's switch to two batteries instead of three has gotten rid of a great nuisance. However it is starting to show its age, with a ejection button taking up space but rarely being used in today's day and age. The keys feel good but that is subjective and others may not a free with my assessment.

    Could Apple improve the keyboard? Well getting rid of ejection button would be a great start. However that wouldn't be my biggest gripes with this otherwise good keyboard.
    No by two biggest issues with this keyboard are the fact it still isn't backlit and doesn't offer a way of switching between devices. If you are like me and use the keyboard from your bed while trying to watch a movie or browsing the interwebs, in less than well lit conditions, this keyboard can be hard to use or even nearly impossible as you can not see what you are doing. Even behind my table trying to do some work requires me to have at least enough light so I can actually see what I'm typing. Alas I have not been gifted with the ability to touch type.
    My second gripe with this keyboard, is that with today's plethora of devices it would be nice if I could use my one keyboard for multiple devices. There are keyboards that already allow you to do this, one being the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard for Mac and iPad, the other being the Kanex MultiSync Keyboard. However after having tried both I can say that both lack the feel that the Apple Wireless Keyboard has. The materials are to be honest less than spectecular and feel flimsy compared to the Apple keyboards.
    A bluetooth switch would allow people like me who have a company computer and a home computer to share one keyboard for both. Or better yet use it for both the Mac and iPad.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware : Island style keys

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Hard to use if you can type properly (can touch type). Keyboard is also small and cramped. Runs out of battery quickly.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the simplicity & small footprint detest the battery change drama

    • Written by from Coeur D Alene

    It worked great since I bought my iMac 10.10 last autumn, then it needed the dreaded battery change. Having installed new batteries the iMac will not recognize the bluetooth keyboard, and I can't even enter my password on startup. This entails an emergency trip today to the Apple Store 25 miles west to pay $49 for a numeric USB keyboard. Need I say more?

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this piece!!!!

    • Written by from Bradenton

    I love this piece! I am a fashion designer and music producer DJ. This combined with the bluetooth trackpad make a killer difference in my home studio and pro studio. I hook up my MacBook Pro to a projector and in group sessions I can fly around the screen and edit designs and music projects so easily.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    • Written by from Trooper

    QUALITY- I'm genuinely shocked at the number of bad reviews for this. I'm on my second one now after wearing the first one out and when this one wears out, I'll probably get another one to replace. I'm at my computer 8-12 hours a day and can't even begin to guess at how many keystrokes per day go through this thing.

    DESIGN- The design is pure Apple and it's great. Minimalist and blends perfectly with the Macbook, trackpad, and display. Solid feel and the tactile response from the keys is nearly perfect for a chiclet keyboard. My only gripe is that the white keys are dirt magnets! If you are going back and forth between typing and working on things (electronics usually in my case) be prepared to clean the keys often! I use screen wipes and do it when I'm changing the batteries.

    BATTERY- Where I replace the trackpad batteries every couple of weeks, I can go 3-4 months with this keyboard before swapping out for a fresh pair. I don't travel with it and don't turn it off, just let it go to sleep on its own. I'm using Duracell rechargeable batteries (if it makes a difference). Can't say what others are using, but after reading so many battery corrosion issues, I had to do some Internet research. It's amazing that someone would drop $70 on a keyboard and then put cheap batteries in it!

    SETUP- Drop. Dead. Simple. Seriously, if you can't follow the 3 steps in the quick start guide and get this thing working then stop what you're doing and return any technology you have.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I bought my keyboard about 4 years ago and it's still working great. I can't imagine why people don't like it. It is a great size, mobile and just keeps working. I love it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!!

    • Written by from Sydney

    Best keyboard ever. Responsive and easy to clean. Highly recommended

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Having hard time with batteries contacts

    • Written by from MANHATTAN

    After my first battery replacement I found that my keyboard wont turn on anymore. After a couple of battery changes I have also experienced keyboard hangs (where it, for example, has that heart-beating light, like if the batteries were empty when they're fully-charged new batteries).
    I have tried the famous aluminium paper trick to see if my batteries made contact with not much luck. Now I have taken the plastic cover out of the batteries side and each time I change them I have to manually touch (press, hit, or whatever other thing you could think of) the contact and electronic board until it turns on.
    I have a 2nd keyboard which the very same issue, unacceptable from Apple.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    @ button in the wrong place

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    its all very well having this nice design and finish, but @ is in the wrong place and there is no delete button, which grinds my gears. After a few months of having it, I just want the extended version but its too long (and I havent looked into where @ is). Cant they just condense this one down so it includes all the extra buttons and fits in my clique dock. Having they keys half the size wouldn't bother me int the slightest.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd one lost due to batteries

    • Written by from Newhall

    I should have trusted the reviews. I have now lost 2 apple wireless keyboards in the past 3 years due to battery corrosion. I guess I got fooled twice with this defective product.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, BUT wish it was Solar Powered w/Numeric Keypad

    • Written by from Salem

    Great Keyboard, BUT wish there was a Solar Powered Version w/Numeric Keypad...Apple would sell the dog out of a Keyboard that had a Numeric Keypad, BlueTooth and Solar Powered that could maybe have 3 BT Pairing Switches to use on a person's iMac/MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad. That would be the ultimate productivity keyboard.

    Again I like this keyboard, but for a big guy like me (if I type in my lap)...it's almost too short where a longer one especially with a 10 Key Numeric Keypad would be super helpful for Spreadsheets and such. Plus, I'm really not sure why anyone with a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro would want to buy the same keyboard that's built in anyway, if that makes sense? When I have my 15" Retina MacBook Pro up on its Griffen Elevator I continue to use my old old Apple Wireless KeyBoard (that has the 10 Keypad)...just wish there was a new slimmer version (again with Solar and 3 BT Pairing Switches for other Apple Devices). ;-)

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard

    • Written by from Kitchener

    IF you can't manage to pair this keyboard or use it properly, I suggest you AID the planet and give up using electronic devices. This keyboard is so superior to any Microsoft PC based keyboards - it was like time travel when I was forced to use a PC keyboard going back to the 1980's.

    Those who have bad things to say about this keyboard use blackberry products and should not be allowed to sign contracts or drive.

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it, but......

    • Written by from Washington

    I would love to give this 5 stars because it looks great and it paired up with my ipad air, iphone 4s and apple TV no problem. The only thing that lets it down for me is that sometimes it will repeat the 1st character you press on the keyboard, usually when it's 1st switched on or when going to a different web site. It's a bit frustrating to have to be mindful of this as well as typing. Other than that, any shortcuts I have saved to my ipad work with the keyboard which I like as I'm not the fastest at typing. Hope this review helps

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Buttons Break Off

    • Written by from SALINAS

    I really like the keyboard with one exception. A small but important design flaw. The left and right arrow buttons broke off. There is no way to reattach them. I attribute it to the tendency to not press straight down in the center of these keys. That being said, those keys need a broader support under them instead of a central pivot point. Fortunately, it is still possible to use the arrows, I just have to stop and press the top of the little center nub that used to be depressed by the whole key instead of my fingernail.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All round, A great "little" keyboard!

    • Written by from Gloucester

    Again, a great piece of technology... Stylish, Fast, and I use the word "little"... Firstly, it looks great. Its aluminium housing fits in with all apple computers and notebooks, but still looks good with any computer. It has precision cut edges giving it a reel feel of quality. The keys are a perfect size, feel soft to the touch but strong enough for heavy use. The letter/numbers etc are sort of clear to see, I say sort of because they are quiet difficult to see when in a low light environment which brings me to my only negative point which I will explain below. They are also in a perfect layout, not too close together while not to far apart, leaving ugly empty spaces, which you find on many keyboard today, so it doesn't make you hands/wrists ache after a long time typing as all the keys are at an easy reach! White is where the word little come in, As the keys are placed and arrange they way they are, apple have been able to keep the keyboard small, making it fit onto almost any environment and again keep it looking stylish. As for fast, it connects almost instantly and I have yet to see it buffering/lagging when typing. Battery life I have yet to discover as I have only had the keyboard for 2 weeks. But many other reviews say it last a good amount of time before batteries need replacing. I now come onto my only negative point, which I would say is quite a big one... Backlight... This keyboard would really benefit from a backlight, as seen on the MacBooks... Yes, it would greatly shorten the battery life, but apple could give the keyboard some form of a rechargeable battery that you can recharge by usb for example... But, this aside, its a great "little" keyboard!

    Pros:
    Style
    Size
    Feel
    Layout
    Connectivity

    Cons:
    No Backlight

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I've ever used.

    • Written by from doncaster

    I'm a writer. I've used this keyboard every day for the past 20 months. It still works and looks the same as the day I bought it.

    I cannot recommend it too highly. In short, it's a comfortable to use, great looking and extremely robust keyboard.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Has it's issues

    • Written by from Canton

    This keyboard was designed almost perfectly, the durability and keys are close to perfect. unfortunately, the fact that I have to put tinfoil in the battery case to get it to work completely ruins this product. For half the money you can get a no name wireless keyboard without this issue.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quit pairing after 3 months.

    • Written by from Glenside

    Barely used this keyboard and after 3 months it stopped pairing. I tried everything. Basically i rented it for $23 a month.

    10 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Murfreesboro

    I have had this keyboard for about a year now. I just now had to change the batteries for the first time. It is a great little tool. Easy to transport and super easy to use. I am able to use Word on my iPad Air with it. Works great! I love it!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life!

    • Written by from Riverview

    I have this keyboard and the bluetooth mouse. Out of everyone I have ever used for any system these are by far the worst. I have to replace the batteries in both weekly and I'm only on my Mac twice a week for a few minutes. Going to try to return them.

    12 of 28 people found this useful