• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    • Written by from West ewell

    I have been trying to turn my ipad into a mini desktop replacement. An airprint printer and this keyboard have done very well. it is so much better than my old plastic form keyboard. I can type in comfort with great speed and hit the keys as hard as i want (normally very hard when im typing fast), and it doesnt hurt at all, unlike my old one. nice unobtrusive sleek design. havent had it long enough to say about the battery life but it is a lot more comfortable than my old one and i make almost no mistakes when typing at speed. extremely good quality. ine of the most amazing parts gas nothing to do with typing. the indicator light looks like its made out of solid aluminium. its only when i look very hard that i can see a series of marks for the light. best keyboard i have ever used!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another overpriced shiny pretty thing that's awful to actually use

    • Written by from Teddington

    A keyboard that:
    1) for no good reason has special characters in different places from any standard UK keyboard you're likely to use;
    2) doesn't have a dedicated key for #;
    3) doesn't have a delete button - only a backspace/delete
    These are not quirky, amusing little Apple idiosyncrasies but just plain old poor design
    Oh and I've yet to find an application where the volume controls on the keyboard actually alter the sound level

    46 of 113 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous!

    • Written by from BRISTOL

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard paired seamlessly to my iPad and iMac. As a touch-typist with quite large hands, I was concerned regarding some other reviews. But my fingers absolutely fly across the Apple Wireless Keyboard with the minimum of wrong-keys hit/typos etc. It's definitely the best keyboard I've used and, no, I do not work for Apple. In fact, I'm a very recent PC to Apple convert. Okay, it's pricey but worth it. And there's no denying how fantastic it looks on your desk, or if you decide to do a little writing when out and about - it's great for posing! Love it, love it, love it.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard a bit power hungry

    • Written by from ouston

    Lets do the bad bits
    Against
    Battery life is very short compared to others
    No delete Key
    @ Key not in Uk position But this is standard for apple keyboard on every product

    Now the good bits
    For
    Design
    Construction
    Connection
    Ease of use
    Does what it says on the tin

    Cant really say the faults are that bad you get used to the @ and delete issues very quickly (if you have another Mac it should be second nature and the battery life can be solved by the use of a third pary charger available from apple.

    27 of 33 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No delete key!

    • Written by from London

    Great keyboard, would use it all the time except it has no forward delete key. Makes it pretty much useless if you do a lot of text editing. Come on Apple - how basic is this?

    25 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Small... but imperfectly formed

    • Written by from Aldridge

    I so wanted to love everything about my new iMac. But I'm resigned to barely tolerating this little keyboard.

    For looks, 10. It's as cute and shiny as a supermodel.

    For functionality, 4. It's not great at all. I'm a writer and touch typer and it's just not up to the job.

    Maddening to us, the spacebar doesn't work unless you hit it right in the centre which means I'm stopping every few seconds to backspace and make corrections; the @ symbol isn't in the standard UK place and there is no way (without downloading a non-Apple programme) to change it; to delete anything you need two hands and the lack of a numeric keypad is a seriously unhelpful omission.

    There is actually no need for the keyboard to be this small. Laptop size is fine for a laptop, for a static model of this expense I fully expected a less crowded keyboard with the basic functions all covered. Is that really too much to ask?

    I would snap Apple's hand off to swap this with something less elegant and wired that actually helps, rather than hinders, my ability to use this computer.

    Such a frustration. Pretty but dumb.

    40 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT key board. GREAT with Magic Mouse.

    • Written by from Watford

    I bought this with my iMac. It works. No wires. It is great with the Magic Mouse and there are no wires to tangle with my Ethernet and Printer wires. Love it. Well Done Apple!!

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty to look at but key features are missing

    • Written by from Watford

    While the keyboard might be more compact there are serious deficits.

    The keyboard is good to look at, light and very nice to type on but this does not make up for the fact that keys are missing that are required for those of us that actually need to do work on their iMac.

    I do a lot of Word Processing and Spreadsheet work so the loss of page up, page down, end, home, the numeric keypad and delete (seriously who looks at a keyboard and think that not putting that key on a keyboard is a good idea) is too much.

    The poor functional design of the keyboard outweighs, for me at least, the atheistic design.

    I am now in the market for a new keyboard. I would prefer one with a numeric keypad, certainly has to have delete, this is pushing me either toward the Logitech K750 (for Mac) or the Apple wired keyboard.

    I know which one is currently winning and it isn't the one with the wire.

    27 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great - but why don' they have a wireless with a number pad?

    • Written by from SURBITON

    Makes no sense at all if you ask me.

    5 stars for this product tho.

    I used to get bad RSI - but all gone now - short throw keyboards are the way forward.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Durham

    This is a great keyboard for the mac. It takes up hardly any room on the desk at all, both when in use and not. It connects easily within a couple of minutes and after that it works like a charm, as expected!

    This is definitely a necessity for anyone who wants to have 100% functionality with little fuss.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing piece of tech

    • Written by from Tarporley

    this is an amazing piece of tech, from how thin it is to it's bluetooth capability. It has everything that i want of it and more for example it has a panal of functions at the top (brightness, launchpad, mission control, play, forward, rewind and volume controls)
    Amazing and would highly recommend it to anyone

    10 of 11 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    I bought an iMac 6 months ago so therefore got this keyboard. It looks great and performs well. At first I wash unsure if such a small keyboard would be comfortable to type at but it is the most comfortable keyboard that I have ever used.

    Although I am not a heavy typer I am impressed that I have only had to change the batteries on this once in 6 months.

    The only drawback is that there is no delete key but the design and comfort of using it make up for this.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Dudley

    This keyboard worked really well with the iPad, believe it or not but I'm using it to type this. I recommend that you buy an Incase origami workstation with your keyboard and iPad. I find this keyboard very useful also because I always end up hitting the 'n' button instead of a space bar. The origami workstation hold your iPad and your keyboard, it also folds up when your not using it and folds into a case for your keyboard. It is portable and almost makes your iPad look like a laptop. I wouldnt of found out about that stand because it was on a really high shelf in the apple store and the apple employee pointed it out and it is WELL WORTH IT! THE KEYBOARD IS WICKED! BUY IT!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!!

    • Written by from north walsham

    Am in love with it!

    I ordered it at noon one afternoon and it came the next day, could not believe it am really please with it :)

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant keyboard

    • Written by from Warrington

    I bought this keybord to use with my Ipad 2 as the on-screen keyboard gets a bit annoying when typing longer documents. The design is great and the size makes it easy to take anywhere, the only thing i would like to see is more functuality with the ipad such as page scroll, however this is a great product overall!

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brrrilliant

    • Written by from Southall

    i got an iMac yesterday and this performed brilliantly along with the magic trackpad

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dumbo

    • Written by from Orpington

    I have used this Keyboard for just over 7 months never really took to it Far to compact ones limited to the key function available just cant do all the application as you can with a USB wired keypad with extended key function, should you be more of a advance user you will want to throw it, such a shame Apple definitely missed out on this product.
    Functions sacrificed for styling 'Thats Apple'
    I have reverted back to a USB wired keyboard, loving it with all It's extended functions.

    36 of 57 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