Apple Wireless Keyboard - Swiss
Apple Wireless Keyboard - Swiss
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
960 of 1091 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
906 of 1034 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
1643 of 2616 people found this useful
Lovely piece of kit
Superb keyboard, follows apple design and quality. To anyone complaining its too small, its the same size as all apple laptops, s Superb keyboard, follows apple design and quality. To anyone complaining its too small, its the same size as all apple laptops, so when you switch from one to the other, your fingers always know where to go. How annoying would it be if every keyboard was spaced differently?
Someone also mentioned no delete key!!? I type from left to right so theres nothing to ever need to delete on the right side of the cursor, simple but true.
It sticks to my desk well, cleans easily and is everything i expect a mac keyboard to be.
The photoshop keyboard shortcut covers also transfer from my macbook to this keyboard! …
- Written by jonathan C from CARDIFF
What's with the four stars people?
Firstly I have large hands and this keyboard is very easy to type on, those saying its too small simply need to learn how to type Firstly I have large hands and this keyboard is very easy to type on, those saying its too small simply need to learn how to type correctly. It's such a nice and sleek action you can feel such a good feedback from each key, I have never been able to type as quickly as I can on this.
Hate using my windows keyboard at work. …
- Written by Janyves T from ipswich
Great product with a fresh and clean imagine like all apple products.
Negatives - Needs a delete key, as well as a hashtag key Great product with a fresh and clean imagine like all apple products.
Negatives - Needs a delete key, as well as a hashtag key.
The option for wireless keyboards with a numerical keypad would also be ideal, but not as essential as the other two small changes. …
- Written by David B from Birmingham
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 + Backspace will achieve what you want. The 'fn' key is at the bottom left of your keyboard.
Del fn + Backspace will achieve what you want. The 'fn' key is at the bottom left of your keyboard.
Deleting text in front of the cursor with the regular Delete key can be done by holding down the Function, or fn key while pressing it.
You can also do this by pressing Control + D.
You can delete the entire word behind the cursor by pressing Control + Delete or Option + Delete.
You can delete the entire line of text or paragraph behind the cursor by pressing Command + Delete. …
- Answered by Mikulas J from Mount Kuring-gai
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
Can I use the wireless keyboard with an iPad mini?
- Asked by Joanne G
Yes, you can use a wireless keyboard like the small wireless Apple keyboard on the iPad mini there i Yes, you can use a wireless keyboard like the small wireless Apple keyboard on the iPad mini there is no difference to the iPad, it is the same iOS and same design ideas. You can talk to a Apple person at the shop and can give you more info. …
- Answered by Michael P from Newcastle
Does this keyboard work with the new iPad Air.
- Asked by Jessica G from Burbank
- Answered by Peter H from Missoula
Does the wireless keyboard have to be shut off with a switch when not in use? Or does it have an auto-off feature.
- Asked by Jerry H from Muskego
The keyboard does not have to be switched off. In fact, there is no facility to switch it off. It wi The keyboard does not have to be switched off. In fact, there is no facility to switch it off. It will switch itself off after a period of inactivity. …
- Answered by Kevin S from Spruce Grove
Does the Apple Wireless Keyboard work to control Apple TV if I have a Bluetooth receiver plugged into the Apple TV's USB port?
- Asked by Jonathan K from Brooklyn
No. The USB port on the back of the Apple TV is for service use only. Try and iPhone or iPod Touch No. The USB port on the back of the Apple TV is for service use only. Try and iPhone or iPod Touch to control your Apple TV. …
- Answered by Gilbert B from Austin