• 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A very nice keyboard

    • Written by from Kitzbühel

    I really like this keyboard. The action is positive, it has a fantastically small footprint but remains large enough to use easily.
    How about bringing out the same but with a numeric keypad as I use the numeric keypad a lot at work?

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats batteries

    • Written by from Folkestone

    OK for home use, but take the batteries out when not in use it seems to drain batteries even when the Mac is off

    16 of 21 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic bit of kit

    • Written by from Hinckley

    Looks beautiful and works brilliantly not sure why people are whining about the delete button I just use the back key it does the same thing.

    21 of 32 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

    Fabulous !!

    • Written by from Brackley

    Fantastic keyboard, the keys aren't too small & typing is easy. It also looks great ! You wont be disappointed, ignore the negative reviews please.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect.

    • Written by from Nærum

    I use this keyboard with my MBP, when it's connected to an extra monitor, and it works like a charm.

    I can wake my MBP from sleep pressing a key on this keyboard, instead of having to use the one on the MBP. It's also the same size as the build in one, which means that there's no time wasted getting used to either keyboard, when switching between them.

    14 of 19 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

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very dissapoint, missing keys

    • Written by from Bridgwater

    I get this with my new Imac, unfortunately very frustrating .. not keypad, no delete key, cannot type fast numbers,

    the only good thing is small and wireless, that all.

    non recommend

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard (for windows too)

    • Written by from Romsey

    I use this computer for my new Windows 7 Home Theatre PC. Its absolutely great. It is small and sleek enough to be left out without being an eyesore and yet still usable without a desk. Looks brilliant and as with all my other mac stuff works without fault.

    13 of 17 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to the bomb-proof keyboard!

    • Written by from CALNE

    I have had this keyboard for a little over 6 months now and I am less than impressed to say the least.

    The caps button has broken and so the light shines even if I have caps turned off. This in turn drains the battery quick and I have had to resort to turning the keyboard off when I shut down.

    I am constantly loosing connection even with fresh Duracell batteries and my mac being less than 2 feet away. My 'm' and 'u' buttons have packed up so when I try to hold shift for a captial 'U' I get 'IORTUY' instead of the desired character. Frankly I'm appalled by the quality of this product and have had ro revert back to my solid old mac keyboard.

    I am not a heavy typist and have always taken very good care of my apple products due to how expensive they are, but they have taken the mickey a bit with this one! I shall not be buying another new gen apple keyboard in the near future.

    37 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Well...

    • Written by from Boston

    Although the keyboard itself is absolutely beautiful there are some drawbacks. I have had mine for a little while now and I must say I barely used it. Why is that you might ask? Well for one I wanted the keyboard not only to use on my mac but also on my PS3. Having looked at other keyboards this one just generally looks nicer and I would usually go for Apple products because they do tend to work fine. The one I got had issue with both connecting to my mac and to my PS3. It would drop it connection a lot on both platforms and quite often I would have to re-pair the devices. Not only this but having left mine on the shelf, for not a considerable amount of time, the batteries corroded inside. I have never had this problem with anything else that takes a battery and I am led to believe that there is no way to repair or fix the problem without damaging and ruining the keyboard. My suggestion to you would be to be wary and make sure that if you are not entirely happy with it to take it back. My suggestion to Apple would be to make a wireless keyboard that we can all plug in and save any issues with batteries at all.

    20 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