• 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek & beautiful - no numeric keypad version - watch out on PC (tip)

    • Written by from CHIPPENHAM

    I got the keyboard with the new iMac and it is a lovely bit of kit, quite quiet and sleek. Unfortunately due to my work I need the numeric keypad so had to plug in the wired version I had and went to attach the wireless to the PC. I had a nightmare, the drivers needed updating, removing and updating over and over again and it kept losing connection on restart, with the iMac taking control over it. All I needed to do was to remove the keyboard from the Bluetooth preferences on the Mac (disconnected is not enough) which stopped it from butting in and stealing the wireless keyboard even though it had a USB version.

    I am now completely happy with it.

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant keyboard!!

    • Written by from Winchester

    I received the new keyboard and magic mouse with my replacement iMac. I think the keyboard is 100% better than any previous Apple keyboard. Great feel to it, fairly quiet and a much better size. Well done Apple!!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from London

    This keyboard is expensive, but it's bluetooth and as small as you can make a keyboard before it becomes uncomfortable. The batteries last for ages, I got one to compliment my MacBook Pro with the mStand and I have to say the combination of those along with a magic mouse is absolutely killer.

    You must understand that any piece of technology should be treated with respect, if you have children or pets then you should try and make sure they don't get near your hardware unless you want it to be broken a lot quicker than it should be.

    A keyboard is for typing on, that's it. Don't use it as a baseball bat because it will break.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stopped working

    • Written by from REDRUTH

    Had this less than a year and two keys have stopped working...

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No UK version

    • Written by from Llanyre

    I love the feel of the keyboard and set it up in a few seconds with my PC. I've got through at least 5 cheap keyboards over the last few years and as I was buying a new Macbook Pro, thought I may as well get a decent Apple keyboard to go with it.

    No issues yet, though time will tell how it stands up to daily use, but my low rating is based solely on the keyboard mapping issues and missing keys.

    I purchased a 'British' version of this keyboard and expected the characters printed on the keys to match what is typed on the screen, and it doesn't. It's a US keyboard.

    21 of 36 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favourite!!!

    • Written by from Walthamstow

    This keyboard is definitely my favourite keyboard that I have used....good work Apple

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely piece of kit

    • Written by from CARDIFF

    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!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep a USB keyboard handy

    • Written by from Dubin 14

    Great keyboard until you are reduced to sacrificing chickens to get it to pair with a Mac Pro. It's happened several times over the last year. Normally I can re-pair thru Bluetooth preferences but the last time around the keyboard refused to enter discovery mode. The only fix was to physically walk it away from the house until the led started to blink again then turn around and go back home! After that it paired successfully though that's not a word I'd bandy about for this product.

    Luckily I had an old USB keyboard lying around or there would have been no way to log in.

    11 of 17 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good, but not perfect.

    • Written by from Oxford

    The reason I purchased this keyboard is that I use my MacBook Pro keyboard so often that I eventually became used to the layout and chiclet keyboard and had a difficult time adjusting whenever I sat down to use my stationary keyboard.

    The design is great and it is sturdy and compact and I love how it can be put away in a drawer with ease whenever I want to free up space on my desk for books or papers. I have to complaints in terms of the design: (1) white keys get dirty and uglier more easily than do black keys--the keyboard should be offered in both colors; and (2) while I knew that I was getting a laptop keyboard mounted in a desktop casing, I can't help but miss having dedicated home, end and delete buttons.

    9 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

  • 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


    • Written by from WHITEHAVEN

    Just amazing. I know there is no numpad but you can buy a numpad of ebay that is usb so that is that problem sorted. But overall amazing.

    10 of 16 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

  • 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