Use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on your desk, on your lap, or anywhere within 30 feet of your Mac or iPad — all because of its built-in Bluetooth technology. Its compact design takes up 24 per cent less space on your desktop than full-sized keyboards, so you have extra room to move the keyboard around and mouse comfortably beside it. You’ll also feel a difference when you type on its low-profile, anodised, aluminium enclosure with crisp, responsive keys. Use the function keys for one-touch access to a variety of Mac features such as screen brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, Mission Control, and Launchpad.
The Apple Wireless Keyboard requires just two AA batteries - one less than the previous model. And its intelligent power-management system conserves battery life. So when you’re not using the keyboard, it powers down automatically. The instant you start typing, it turns on again. Use the on/off switch when you're away from your computer for a long time.
What's in the Box?
- Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Two AA batteries
- Printed documentation
- Mac OS X v.10.6.8 or later
- Existing keyboard and mouse for initial set up
- iPad; Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer
- Aluminium Keyboard Software Update 2.0
Ratings & Reviews
Not a Bad Bit of Kit
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 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. …
- Written by David G from Tullamore
1059 of 1200 people found this useful
Hats off to Apple
This keyboard is hands down, the best ever keyboard i've used to date.
The following things is what makes this product special 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
- Keys are very friendly to type on
- Easy installation …
- Written by Zain S from GLASGOW
996 of 1137 people found this useful
Not worth it
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 h 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.
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.
Its wireless and the wireless works well.
Nice design. …
- Written by Jon C from SANDHURST
1761 of 2853 people found this useful
Am currently using keyboard now. Have had no issues what so ever with it and managed to pair with my ipad in less than 1 minute. K Am currently using keyboard now. Have had no issues what so ever with it and managed to pair with my ipad in less than 1 minute. Keyboard has soft keys which are easy to touch compared to other keyboards. I would thoroughly recommend this product …
- Written by Andrew H from broadway
2 of 2 people found this useful
Light and compact, but lacking in functionality.
Beyond the obvious benefits of wireless technology, this keyboard unfortunately sacrifices too much functionality to achieve its s 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. …
- Written by Marcos S from London
1 of 1 people found this useful
Recently bought this keyboard to make my mbp into a desktop machine. Great keyboard and great design!
- Written by Joshua F from Rochdale
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Are Apple keyboards, with only a delete key, less efficient in making deletions than conventional keyboards with both a backspace and a delete key?
- Asked by Robert J from Granger
fn + delete = deletes to the right of the cursor.
- Answered by Eric K from Saint Petersburg
does the wireless keyboard work with ipad?
- Asked by Richard G from Pembroke
Yes it does, and it works great. If you have a problem with the set up (i.e. pairing the keyboard t Yes it does, and it works great. If you have a problem with the set up (i.e. pairing the keyboard to iPad), check Settings to be sure you have Bluetooth turned on. …
- Answered by Patrick M from Seattle
Is there a keyboard short cut for page up/down with the wireless keyboard?
- Asked by Jason C from Gainesville
No, this keyboard has a similar layout like the macbook where there is no dedicated page up/page dow No, this keyboard has a similar layout like the macbook where there is no dedicated page up/page down keys. However, there are keyboard shortcuts for these functions and more:
1. FN+(Arrow up/down) = Page up / down
2. FN+(Arrow left/right) = go to top or bottom of a page
3. COMMAND+(Arrow up/down) = go to top or bottom of a page
4. COMMAND+(Arrow left/right) = go to beginning/end of a line …
- Answered by Yossef M from Brookline
can this keyboard be used for iPad Air?
- Asked by Pedro C from San Antonio
Will this keyboard work with the PS3?
- Asked by Jason L from Fairbanks
Yes it does. First you have to unpair it from the device it was initially paired with. I.E. MacBook, Yes it does. First you have to unpair it from the device it was initially paired with. I.E. MacBook, PCs, etc. then simply go to the Settings tab of your PS3 then setup a new bluetooth device, pair it then voila! A bluetooth keyboard for your PS3. …
- Answered by Kurt Rusheen T from Shaker Heights
Can I use korean while I use that keyboard??
- Asked by Wonwoo C from East Lansing