• 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

  • 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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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard

    • Written by from Ystradgynlais

    Bought one for use with my Mac Mini after I spilled tea over my cheaper genreric bluetooth keyboard. Unlike that one the apple keyboard doesn't disconnect after being idle for 5 minutes. The sleek design looks good and the keys are good to the touch. Being a touch typist, my one gripe is the in the layout of the @ and " keys which are the "wrong" way around. Although this can be corrected by selecting Brtish PC as the input source, I am trying to see if I can get on with the layout as is. Another gripe, which applies to all UK keyboards, do we really need the $ key? This should be replaced, IMO, by the € key. A suggestion that Apple might consider on future keyboards.

    That said, it was still a good purchase.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there

    • Written by from Birmingham

    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.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good & Bad

    • Written by from earlsheaton

    great for typing on, cant fault it at all, its comfortable generally responsive and is excellent for typing essays with, only problems I've had is the upper case kay seems to lag behind from the rest, wether this is just my keyboard i don't know but it can be very annoying when writing for long periods of time, second problem, on/off button, not a fan, i know its supposed to be flush and look great. and to be fair it does, but i don't want to spend five minutes making sure my keyboard is off, a simple slider switch like is on the mouse would have done the job just fine.

    29 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Colchester

    In a whole, this is another quality product from Apple. Like all Apple products, the keyboard is very easy to set up and comfortable to use.

    However, the only bad thing I have to say about the keyboard is that the quality of the plastic for the keys aren't as good as the keys on the MacBooks so it would have been nice for them to use the same sort of plastic but, they are still good quality none the less.

    35 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Huntingdon

    I purchased this keyboard in the last year - then purchased the trackpad this year - the cursor flies all over the place and despite taking it into Genius bar they couldn't see what was wrong. I now have to purchase another keyboard - hopefully it won't happen again!

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So easy to use

    • Written by from Worcester Park

    This is my first mac and I thought the keyboard an unneccessary luxury. I had my old third party wireless pc keyboard mouse combo. which was allegedly mac compatible. This took me about half a hour to get working. Apart from the keys being in the "wrong place" it worked ok. I have received both the mac own wireless keyboard and mouse today. It took seconds to set up! My only gripe is that the @ key is still in U.S. format. I will have to get to used it. I wish I bought this with the mac it is ergonomically better, takes up less space and is totally compatible.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good, could be better for ipad

    • Written by from NEWTOWNABBEY

    Very good quality keyboard, loads of cheap alternatives but I think its worth paying the extra few quid for it because you know it will def work! It doesnt have a delete button or at least I can't find it but it does have a backspace button, not that big a deal tho. I bought the keyboard for the ipad, which works fine but theres not that many shortcut keys that work just a few basic ones like music and brightness. It would be handy if they could be remapped for home screen, search and lock keys etc... Some has already Shame or I would have given it 5 stars!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iMac Wireless Keyboard - Key Size and Layout

    • Written by from Villaviciosa

    I bought an iMac a week ago from a local shop in Spain. Naturally I am not yet entirely familiar with the spanish keyboard. The lack of a delete key is a disappointment and even my spanish friends couldn't help. However on this site I found the fn + backspace solution. I am accustomed to shortcut keys on my british PC and I don't anticipate much difficulty in learning Spanish shortcuts.

    I was surprised that some commentators complained about difficulties in touch-typing due to the "small" size of the keys. I have been touch-typing for around 30 years and have no problems with this keyboard, except that the UK semi-colon key has moved and been replaced by the ñ - I assume that must be normal on a spanish keyboard. The keys are in fact very close to standard size. I measured with a ruler the distance from the left-hand edge of A to the right-hand edge of L; the result - 167 mm. I then measured the same span on my PC; result - 167 mm. Vertical measurements from upper edge of T to lower edge of V were 52 mm on both keyboards. Interestingly, the individual letter and number keys on the iMac are 15 mm square. On my PC these keys are 13 mm square. That suggests to me the the Apple keys are in fact larger than the PC keys!

    For those who think their "big" fingers won't fit on the iMac Wireless Keyboard I'd say - use a ruler and measure the key size and layout yourself.

    I do like the compact overall size, the appearance, and the feel of the keyboard. If you must have a numeric pad then this keyboard is not for you but for general use it's fine.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very good but

    • Written by from London

    One of the best keyboard but I wish it's backlight.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best ever keyboard but ...

    • Written by from CORSHAM

    ... I left batteries in it for a few weeks and they corroded. The aluminium body corroded with it and now I cannot remove the last battery. In my keyboard there are 4 (four) AA batteries (not the two stated in the current listing) and I can't get at the last one to remove it. It's corroded in.

    So buy one -- but remove the batteries when not in use.

    65 of 83 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good piece of equipment

    • Written by from Cheadle

    This a really good piece of technology made by the reliable company: Apple. It is compatible with iPod's, iPhone's, iPad's and iMac's as far as I'm aware. I use it all the time when I'm writing big sentences on my iPod. It uses Bluetooth to connect to other Apple technology. It seems to be a similar keyboard to the MacBook keyboard. The only problem is that it can sometimes be really hard to tell if it's on or off. Otherwise, this is really worth buying.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard not good for Pro Applications

    • Written by from Brackley

    If Apple could make a wireless keyboard with the number keypad, then this would be perfect. Until that time, using software such as Logic Studio or Final Cut, you are hampered by the lack of extra keys if you wish to use Screen sets and pressing play/record etc.
    I have to use a wired keyboard consequently, so the advantages of wireless, such as being able to control Logic from across a studio room are lost. Shame because it is such a lovely design.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard with a few things missing

    • Written by from Ormskirk

    This keyboard arrived with my iMac. It's compact size allows it to be used all over my room with no problems about space. The smaller size takes some getting used to but once you do its a brilliant factor in it's design. The aluminium unibody is impressive as you would expect from apple. The reason I rated it down is my caps lock key doesn't always work properly (probably just an individual fault) and the lack of keys like home, page up, end etc. The lack of a num pad doesn't bother me although for some people, that may be an important factor. Overall I love this keyboard and find it incredibly convenient.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Finding the £ key

    • Written by from BISHOP'S STORTFORD

    Although I am generally very happy with this keyboard (though I would prefer it if it had the additional numeric keypad as my wired one does), what is driving me mad is the £ key!

    Although you can use the shift key with any of the other number keys to get the symbol above the number; with the 3 key you have to use the Alt key to the get the £ symbol above. Using the shift key gives you a #. I rang Apple and they said "that's just the way it is".

    It's completely counter-intuitive to have to use the Alt key for this one key. Apple - PLEASE TAKE NOTE AND CHANGE THIS!

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4 connectivity

    • Written by from Coventry

    I haven't seen this option officially listed but this keyboard works with iPhone 4, makes SMS and email much easier for those of blessed with short fat fingers. Pairs through bluetooth in the same way as a headset or remote speaker. Top!

    [-1 star for missing number pad]

    48 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and very functional.

    • Written by from Helensburgh

    Excellent little keyboard. Been looking for a nice, compact sized keyboard to use with my Macbook for a long time, as I also use my Macbook through a secondary screen, 32" tv, and needed something that would sit nicely on my lap, without being too over sized, and this does the job perfectly. I have no idea what a previous reviewer has against this product. I think it's great. And to say there is no delete button! Er, what is the button in the top right corner, below the eject button? Oh! It's the delete button!

    Ok, Apple I do have to admit, you have to reduce the cost, as £56 is a bit steep for a keyboard, and for that you lose a star! I was in two minds to buy it because of that.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact, clutter-free but handicapped during wireless back-ups

    • Written by from Brighton

    A great keyboard - especially if you are already used to a MacBook, and of course it makes it very easy to switch between a Macbook and Pro or iMac, since the key layouts are identical.

    In addition, it's compact size frees up space on your desk, has no wire clutter (obviously) and can be used away from the screen, making it nice and flexible. Battery life is excellent, too.

    BUT there is one big flaw. Like all the current crop of Apple Bluetooth devices (Magic Mouse and Magic TrackPad) it goes slightly mad during wireless backups to a Time Capsule, occasionally repeating keystrokes in particular (as if a key had got stuck).

    Otherwise, I'd have rated this 10/10.

    Come on Apple, sort this silly interference issue out! Please!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    It's just perfect for me - key size and spacing, length of travel, tactile feedback - it's all bang on. My only minor gripe is the lack of a keypad (thus 4* not 5), but I don't really miss it much.

    I'm not a touch typist, and it might be that someone who is would struggle, but I have nothing but praise for it.

    15 of 18 people found this useful