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
1105 of 1251 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
1039 of 1186 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
1821 of 2955 people found this useful
Waster of money
Never works properly always having to pair keyboard with Macbook and never works with bootcamp. This will soon go the way of the A Never works properly always having to pair keyboard with Macbook and never works with bootcamp. This will soon go the way of the Apple Mouse with an axe through it. …
- Written by Myles W from SOUTHAMPTON
1 of 3 people found this useful
STYLE AND PRACTICALTY
I haven't had this very long but am already in love with it. I use it it with my iPad and prefer it to the pop up keyboard. I'm st I haven't had this very long but am already in love with it. I use it it with my iPad and prefer it to the pop up keyboard. I'm still getting to know the keys and although it doesn't have the full functionality as when used with an Apple Mac it is still well worth the money.
There was no problem pairing it with my iPad at all so I was up and running almost as soon as it was out of the box! I have never had any problems connecting with it since pairing, as long as I remember to switch it on! The battery life is very impressive and as it turns itself off if means your not wasting them either.
It is light and comfortable to hold , much lighter than the iPad itself. And not only that it is a good looking piece of equipment to boot.
I would recommend this product without qualms. …
- Written by Alexander B from LEICESTER
1 of 1 people found this useful
This keyboard came with my iMac in a nice package and the design of the keyboard was great. It was sleek and very impressive. It i This keyboard came with my iMac in a nice package and the design of the keyboard was great. It was sleek and very impressive. It is very comfortable to type with, but since I am used to Windows PC keyboards, it took a few days to master as the size was smaller and slightly more cramped, but this you can overcome quickly. I am fairly quick typer and I could type on here with no errors even though the size is smaller than other keyboards. Setup was easy with a new Mac because it was connected to the computer at startup, and it probably is as easy to pair if you bought a replacement. The shortcut keys at the top of the keyboard are fast and easy to adjust basic settings such as brightness and volume and access mission control, launchpad etc. In fact they are quicker and easier than access via the multi touch gestures of the mouse (not sure about trackpad though.)
Overall, I would highly recommend this keyboard for any Mac desktop user as it gets the job done perfectly, as well as incorporating added functionality and a sleek and attractive design. …
- Written by Alistaire W
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
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
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
Norwegian letters, Æ, Ø, Å
- Asked by Petter B from Linden
Yes. It's actually very simple. You don't have to do any changes to your mac at all. I recently boug Yes. It's actually very simple. You don't have to do any changes to your mac at all. I recently bought a macbook pro outside of Norway, and I simply press [alt+'] for æ, [alt+o] for ø and [alt+a] for å. It takes a couple of days to get used to, but it's very simple instead of changing the whole layout, because that messes with a lot of special characters. I simply put a tape on a,o,' and alt/option with æøå.
I hope you find this helpful! …
- Answered by Tomas K