• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I have used.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I can type on this keyboard faster and with fewer mistakes than any other I have used. I used to think the keyboard in my old Powerbook G4 was the best I had used, until this was released. The response is great and keys are springy and always register a click. I like this keyboard so much that I bought one for work, with my own money, rather than use the cheap office one.

    The battery life is great and a huge improvement over the first wireless keyboard. I think I change the batteries after four months and that is will daily use and I use it a lot, but can't remember it's so infrequent.

    It's great at a desk and now I use it on the couch on my lap, with the Mac Mini connected to my TV. Same size keys as a regular keyboard, but small enough to tuck into the end of the coffee-table when not in use. Love that it goes into a stand-by/sleep mode and I never need to turn it off. Just stop using it and then tuck it away. No delay or waiting for it to re-connect when I come back to use it hours or a day later. If only there was a model with a touchpad (hint, hint).

    5457 of 6411 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy user. Sysadmin. High praise.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Having both a Macbook air and this wireless keyboard is a treat. The wireless keyboard (as well as the wired keyboard) have virtually the same layout, save the function button, smaller control and alt keys, and small arrow-pad. This means that as I move from laptop-keyboard to wireless-keyboard, I do not have to adjust my typing habits to compensate for altered ergonomics.

    The tactile response of the keys is noticeable yet not wearisome.

    Bluetooth distance has never been a problem for me even paired with an tower outfitted with an external USB bluetooth dongle.

    I am a daily user and have replaced the batteries in my laptop twice in about 7 months.

    No gripes here.

    4017 of 4807 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great improvement on a great keyboard

    • Written by from Star

    There are only two problems with the older version of this keyboard:
    1) it required three batteries which was a pain.
    2) it's so perfect that it spoils you and quickly makes you not like other keyboards including the full size keyboard with the function keys so far away from typing position.

    3911 of 4801 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a Bad Bit of Kit

    • Written by from Tullamore

    Got this about 2 months ago and am very pleased with it. Its small sleek design is very nice to look at and typing on the keyboard is a pleasure requiring the lease amount of effort when compared to other bog standard keyboards you get with some PC Keyboards.

    I have the Wired keyboard and the Wireless keyboard (one for office and one for home). When compared against one another the keys on the Wireless are a little more stiff but not to the point that it is annoying. The Wireless does not come with a USB hub like the Wired but to be honest I never really use it so I don't really miss it. It doesn't come with a Num pad either but again I never really use it when I have it.

    Since I have had it I have not needed to change the batteries, this is probable due to the power down feature on the keyboard when your not using it, but it only takes a second to wake up when you press a key. I would consider myself a "Power User" and use my computer all day every day and was quite surprised I didn't have to change the batteries yet.

    If you need an Apple keyboard get this one, you won't miss the USB Hub, the batteries in it last for ages. It's quite neat and tidy so if you stuck for space on your desk this is the best option.

    1068 of 1209 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hats off to Apple

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    This keyboard is hands down, the best ever keyboard i've used to date.

    The following things is what makes this product special/unique:
    - AMAZING battery life (I would consider myself a 'heavy' users i.e. 12 hours a day
    - Stylish
    - Small
    - Keys are very friendly to type on
    - Easy installation

    1003 of 1144 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from SANDHURST

    I'm very disappointed with this device. I got this along with a brand new iMac and it really lets the side down. Basically Apple have put design above functionality and for daily users this is a real bind. I waited over a month after getting this to see if I'd get used to it, but sadly no, its PANTS. I'm sad to say there are better keyboards than this.

    Negatives :

    Way too small. I find I make loads of typos using the small keys and find I have to go back and re type. Its knocked my productivity on the head and I've now replaced with a third party keyboard.

    No delete key !! Come on Apple 'What on Earth are you doing here ? '. This is unacceptable to expect users to press two keys to do the same as we did before with one key. I hope you listen to this for the next keyboard.

    Not up to the same standard as the rest of my Apple products.

    Positives :

    Its wireless and the wireless works well.

    Nice design.

    1769 of 2867 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Basic, basic problem

    • Written by from Toronto

    You can never tell if it's on or off. When you turn it on, a little light blinks green once. And when you turn it off, guess what -- that's right, a little light blinks green once. So you have no way of knowing if it's off or on!!!!

    A bunch of us have just taken to taking the batteries out and carrying them separately.

    529 of 619 people found this useful

  • 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).

    441 of 486 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The only dreadful Apple product I've ever owned.

    • Written by from RIDGEFIELD

    I guess it had to happen eventually, simply by the laws of probability. My lifetime run of one brilliant Apple product after another came to a crashing halt when I bought one of the new Apple wireless keyboards.

    What were you guys thinking when you designed this thing? O.K., I know, it is a beautiful design to LOOK AT. True. No question. But try typing with the thing for more than five or ten minutes, especially if you usually type more quickly than at a leisurely hunt and peck speed. It's brutal on your hands (and I've played piano all my life, so my hands are not wimpy): there is no travel in the keys, so it's like typing on cement. After a while, it hurts! After a few hours, even my hands ache. I'm sorry, but it's just not well thought out for its actual purpose as an input device. As desk sculpture, it's great. For actually typing for any length of time, it's just not up to Apple spec.

    The flat surface shape and wide spacing of the keys makes for uncomfortable typing as well. If the keys could have a concave surface, and be closer together, it would be a great improvement.

    Sorry to go on at such length; but I didn't want to just rant so it took a bit to include some specifics. If these areas can be improved (harsh/hard key "action", flat key surface, and too wide spacing of keys), it could become both a beautiful and more functional keyboard.

    429 of 523 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the 10-Key pad

    • Written by from Concord

    This keyboard is very nice, if you don't work with numbers for your job or hobby. Apple should offer a wireless keyboard with a 10-key pad, as an option, like they used to. For anyone who deals with numbers, the lack of a ten key makes this model useless. I love Apple products, but i don't understand their product strategy, especially if they hope to make inroads to the business market. Now, I had to order the USB keyboard and will have a desk cluttered with a USB connection. Apple, as I've suggested several times, offer a 10-key pad version.

    443 of 553 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small, sexy, and responsive

    • Written by from Plano

    I'm a road warrior and have only worked from a laptop going on 16 years. I finally made room on my desk at home for a monitor so bought Apple keyboard and trackpad. Easy transition when I get the opportunity to work at home and doesn't take up much space. Quickly power off and put away in drawer.

    341 of 350 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good...but

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    It is an amazing keyboard but i wish they had kept the option to have a wireless keyboard with a numeric keypad. AHHH!

    312 of 340 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless: Great, Limited size: Mediocre

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I have the full (wired) Extended Keyboard at home and am using the Wireless keyboard here at work.

    First of all, the keys on all of these new keyboards feel amazing. It's quite a jump from an older apple keyboard and particularly from a standard PC keyboard, but once you get used to it, older keyboards feel like those old manual typewriters, plus the design is just incredible.

    Anyway, the wireless feature is very cool with the lack of cables on my desk, but to be honest, the keyboard is sitting right next to my laptop, so I can't comment on the wireless range (or the necessity of wireless). Bluetooth pairing works flawlessly. I take my laptop to meetings many times per day (too many) and the keyboard knows exactly when I leave and return and it reconnects - there is nothing needed to be done.

    So, since I'm used to the larger, extended keyboard at home, I have a hard time with these few items:
    1. The lack of the numeric keypad (obvious)
    2. That enter button on the extended numeric keypad perfectly located at the right corner of the keyboard - I live for that button.
    3. The additional "fn" (function) button on this wireless keyboard located in the bottom-left - I loath this button because I miss the CTRL, OPT and CMD buttons all the time
    4. I really dislike the need to use this "fn" button for some common key functions like ENTER (rather than RETURN) and DELETE (rahter than BACKSPACE)

    I guess the ultimate would be a wireless version of the extended keyboard, but that is not yet available. I plan to switch my wireless keyboard with the wired extended keyboard.

    271 of 291 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Warminster

    Just bought this keyboard for my iPad 2 to help with my school work and I have to say that it is brilliant, very easy to use and a fantastic manageable size. The bluetooth connection has an excellent range and makes doing work on the move a lot easier.

    I would recommend this to anyone thinking of buying this product.

    246 of 253 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, BUT...

    • Written by

    I love this keyboard; it's the best I'v ever used. BUT ISN'T IT TIME FOR THE FULL KEYPAD WIRELESS VERSION? Come on, folks, you're KILLIN' ME!

    249 of 277 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Compatibility is Lame

    • Written by from Blackwood

    I'm typing this on an iPad right now. The keyboard itself and pairing process was seamless like with all Apple products. Having been said, there are, as previously stated, no shortcuts for really, anything useful, such as:

    --Activate Home Screen
    --Highlight URL bar in Safari
    --Navigation of Email Messages in Mail

    Some things that do work:
    --F1-2 Control Brightness
    --F7 Goes Back one Track in iPod
    --F8 Plays/Pauses Track in iPod
    --F9 Skips Ahead one Track in iPod
    --F10 Mutes Volume
    --F11-12 Adjusts Volume Level
    --Eject brings up the on screen keyboard (useless)

    Command X C and V still Cut, Copy and Paste.
    Command+[Left/Right] traverses to beginning/end of line.
    Option+[Left/Right] traverses by word.
    Holding Shift + Arrows allows for text selection.

    Great product. iPad software needs to better handle its actions

    240 of 265 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best.Keyboard.Ever

    • Written by

    Greatest keyboard i have ever owned,period. I love the minimalist design and the low surface keys are really easy to use.

    218 of 228 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I kept my old full-sized Apple wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Ballston Spa

    This keyboard is fine, but seems too-clever-by-half. Why no number pad? Or, back-delete key? Or, page up/page down, end, etc. keys? As someone else pointed out: it is great if you're sitting on a a plane or bus with a laptop; but for serious office work, it is inadequate. I bought a full-sized wireless Apple keyboard about 4 years ago and still use it (like, right now). Works fine, is not a battery-hog, and is full function. It would be nice if Cupertino would give us a choice of mini- or full-sized wireless.

    213 of 236 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MUST READ IF CONSIDERING BUYING

    • Written by from Brighton

    The review that says short battery life is wrong, the battery life depends on the type of batteries that you use. I use lithium batteries, I change the batteries around every 3 months and I use it daily. Also yes, there is no forward delete button but you can just press the Fn button and the backspace (delete) button. Also you can just scroll up with the arrow keys, you don't need special buttons that are only for going up a page and down a page. There is also probably a keyboard short cut for that too.This is just to let you know that it is a great keyboard and the people who wrote those reviews clearly haven't used it yet.

    199 of 210 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it's cute but i don't get it...

    • Written by from Eagle River

    i buy the 27" iMac and get this cheeseball keyboard that comes with it. don't get me wrong, i'm sure it would be great if you were looking to take it with you on a plane or maybe if you don't have a desk.

    it's just too small. no number pad, page up, page down....you can't even use it as a weapon if needed.

    just my thoughts. i would take a corded full length keyboard over this any day.

    234 of 281 people found this useful