• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Aluminum Wireless Keyboard 2009 Model Impressions Review

    • Written by from BOURNEMOUTH

    Its gorgeous design is perfect for my tastes and me think the keyboard's ergonomically satisfactory too. Me have smallish hands. Wireless and super fast means me can use it with my MacBook Pro or any iOS device at any distance which is truly awesome. It's feedback from the keys is probably just right.

    As far as improvements go, perhaps Apple could experiment with even quieter typing and softer keys? Of course everyone's tastes are different and we want a nice balance in features (or different versions of the keyboard). A backlit keyboard would be nice if possible. Also the price could be lower - somewhere in the range of £45 delivered would be good enough. Specials thanks for the Russian keyboard. Would ideally like that to be delivered quicker than "3-4 weeks"...

    As far as technicalities go, there is what appears to be a small fault (software?) that many people experience with their caps lock key that fails to light up at times. Switching your device off and on generally solves this. Also, both; trackpad and keyboard make noise as they vibrate from clicking / typing. The battery in the battery compartment moves and it's unpleasant. That is easily countered with a peace of paper inserted into the compartment along with the battery. Lastly, many people seem to experience the same issue when the keyboard suddenly stops working after a year or so of use. All seem to fix this easily with some foil inserted into the battery compartment which leads to a conclusion that after a while an issue with the connection develops. Of course, it being Apple, taking your keyboard to an Apple store would probably get you a new keyboard, no questions asked.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple & so effective

    • Written by from MAIDSTONE

    Just brilliant & easy as 1 2 3

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    • Written by from Sheerness

    Love this product, Fells just as good as when typing on my Macbook Pro

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard

    • Written by from Eastleigh

    i got the keyboard today at pc world as soon as i got home I blue toothed it to my ipad strait away and i only had to type in 4 numberes on my keyboard and i was away. it only took about 2 mins in between cracking it open to typing this message. so overall i have no problems with it and give it 5 stars i think it is a beautiful piece of kit and i recommend buying it. i have no faults

    40 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and functional

    • Written by from Gravesend

    Having fallen in love with a very old Viglen PC keyboard years ago, I have been in constant search of the ultimate small footprint keyboard that does everything I need it to do and lets me work quickly and by touch since then. This is it, and it's wireless to boot. An awesome addition in my opinion to the Mac machine.

    Ok, it takes a while to get used to pressing fn+backspace for delete, but other than that, it's worth investing the time in getting used to it. At least there is a key combination for it and they didn't just strike it from the keyboard completely ! !

    Batteries last around a month, the machine warns me when the batteries are on the way out, so all good.

    I cannot recommend this enough! If you want a small keyboard that looks pretty, works well and can survive regular abuse, this is the kiddy for you.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Typical Apple quality and functionality :-)

    • Written by from WATCHET

    I love this little keyboard. Yes, it may take a short time to adapt to, after using old style keyboards, but once you're used to it, you'll hate having to type on anything else again.

    As for the complaint someone made about the £ sign... it sounds like s/he was using a US keyboard and not a British one. I have the £ sign printed above the 3 on mine... in fact I just used it (with Shift only, as is normal, no worry about the Option key)! You only have to look at the enlarged pic on this page to see the £ sign on the British keyboard layout in closeup.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THERE IS A DELETE KEY!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Exeter

    Excellent little keyboard, looks good, great battery life, feels good to type on and THERE IS A DELETE KEY!!! Use "fn" + "backspace". Took me a year to discover this by mistake, but there you go...

    64 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    a beautiful keyboard

    • Written by from STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    This keyboard is not just wonderful to use but beautiful and aesthetically pleasing too. To sit with it on my knee, when needed, is a boon and a facility much enjoyed. With the companion mouse my desk is clean and minimalist. They are a combination I have long waited for, and which has now been fulfilled. Strongly recommended.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad essential

    • Written by from clacton on sea

    The is a beautiful keyboard that you will never regret buying to use with the iPad

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brilliant

    • Written by from warminster

    the only problem is i am running an windows vista and some of the keys dont work like volume so if there is any help out there

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent keyboard. best value for money available!

    • Written by from worcester

    As i said in the title, this keyboard is excellent value for money - it's bluetooth, it's got island/chiclet style keys, very small footprint (Good riddance Num-Pad!!), battery lasts around 4 months from my use.. and it even works flawlessly with my iPhone 3GS with shortcuts like Cmd+C/V working as Copy and Paste! All for only £51.70!! I would recommend this keyboard to literally anyone! :)

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Close to perfect!

    • Written by from Loughborough

    Unlike what some have said regarding this product, it is VERY productive. There is a slight learning curve if you're used to standard plastic mold keyboards, but once you get the hang of it, it is fantastic! I got mine as standard with my iMac last month and it is, hands down, the best keyboard I have ever used in my life so far. The design is incredible, attractive, space saving, but most of all different. If you're new to Apple computers I doubt you will have used a keyboard like this before, especially out of a laptop.

    Give yourself a month or so to get used to it, you'll need it. After that i'm sure you'll love it. However, if you're a person who doesn't take to change very well then i'd stay clear of it.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect.

    • Written by from Sleaford

    I've had one of these keyboards for 9 months now. I have no criticisms whatsoever. Its been perfect. The battery life is great. The wireless is spectacular. In my opinion this is a must buy product. Love it.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally Cool!

    • Written by from Formby

    Got delivery of the keyboard not half an hour ago and had it up an running in less than a minute. I am using it attached to my 65Gb iPod Touch running iOS4. Works like a dream. I know some people don't like the size of it but for me with my small hands it is perfect.
    Buy one now!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware the critics

    • Written by from MORETON-IN-MARSH

    Clearly one or two people do not like this keyboard and that is their right and privilege. I have two of them and am about to buy a third. Why?

    I have been working with them for two years now and yes it took a bit of time to get used to the compact nature of the keyboard, and yes I therefore made lots of typos in the early days.

    What I appreciate is the speed of response, the very good tactile feel, the fact that it does not dominate my desk and even the fact that it is very easy to keep clean. Is it worth twice as much as the wired alternative (which is just as good to use)? Well that depends on how much you like wired over wireless and the need to buy batteries or not.

    In my humble opinion this is one of the most pleasant keyboards that I have used in a 30 year "keyboard career" and in the bad old "PC days" I used to spend small fortunes on keyboards.

    If you want lots of pretty function buttons that you will never use but like to think might be useful some day, this is NOT the keyboard for you.

    72 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works on Iphone 3gs

    • Written by from cadishead

    I got this from the Apple store and paired it to my Iphone 3gs and it works great

    59 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for iPad

    • Written by from Reading

    Just bought this to go with the iPad. Perfect for a lazy approach to typing (iPad in sleeve on coffee table, keyboard on lap on the sofa). Well made and stylish, I'd like to see a travel case for it.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Keyboard, Perfect For Some But Not For Others.

    • Written by from Newport

    I see alot of people are saying some negative things about this keyboard. Personally I think it is amazing, the keys feel great to type using and are much quieter than the old clickety clack style plastic keyboards, solid build quality and the battery life is pretty good too. Your desk will never have looked as tidy as this!

    I will say, however, that it is unlikely to have been intended for serious office tasks and the likes, but then how many wireless keyboards could you say truly were?

    So as a warning to those who might be considering this keyboard for extended use for work/office tasks, maybe this keyboard isn't for you. That isn't to say that you can't get your work done with it, it's just that your workflow may differ to what you are accustomed to.

    And to those who are complaining about this keyboard as part of a bundle, may I say this: If you had taken the time to look with more depth into the equipment that you were buying you have clearly seen the obvious omission of the supplementary keys and could have assessed your needs at that point.

    Apple give you a choice to configure with a wired version with the more classic key arrangement at zero extra cost when buying the iMac.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless mouse and Keyboard

    • Written by from Nottingham

    I have one of the very last 24" i macs, but just to back up everyone else's comments about the new wireless mouse and keyboard.
    These are another well thought through product from apple 110% from me

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    keyboard

    • Written by from stoke on trent

    just got a new mac wireless keyboard bob on cant fault it once again apple get it right

    6 of 10 people found this useful