• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Upset..

    • Written by from Bury St Edmonds

    I love this keyboard, but be aware that if you intend to use it with an iPad the new model MC184B/B no longer works to control brightness, volume or playback, which is very sad, as the previous model MC184B/A did flawlessly

    63 of 64 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch out for the batteries

    • Written by from Bow

    I use this with my iPad while travelling. It's excellent EXCEPT
    1) There is no cover for it and hence it's very difficult to protect the alphabet keys from becoming dislodged while travelling
    2) If you don't use it a lot the batteries will do the dirty on you! It's then impossible to remove them. So one forgetful moment means a new wireless keyboard

    YOU MUST TAKE THE BATTERIES OUT IF YOU ONLY USE THIS OCCASIONALLY!

    PLEASE APPLE - make a cover for this wireless keyboard for travel purposes so as to protect the keys.

    56 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    • Written by from LEEDS

    I give this keyboard two stars for the positive features mentioned by others: portability and responsiveness. However, as a touch typist, I simply hate it. I got this keyboard with my new iMac, and unlike the computer itself, this has been a complete waste of money. I cannot see the logic of giving a desktop machine a notebook keyboard; portability is not a requirement on the desktop. An extended keyboard with full page manipulation, delete and numeric functionality is more appropriate. I sorely miss these features. Worst of all are the small keys, which for the unfortunate among us with large hands is a real handicap. Typing mistakes are the order of the day, thus reducing my speed to a crawling stutter. Here is the last sentence typed without any corrections. [Here 8s the oastr sentence typed q8th97t any c9rrect89hs.] Ughh …!
    IF YOU ARE A TOUCH TYPIST, DON'T TOUCH THIS KEYBOARD.
    Apple should go back to the drawing board, do a product recall, and replace free of charge. I shall be forced to buy a non-Apple, inelegant but functional keyboard.

    59 of 79 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.

    38 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard... until a few keys stopped working.

    • Written by from Belfast

    I've had my imac almost 3 years, I found the wireless keyboard to be excellent, worthy of 5 stars, until a few months after purchase the X key popped off, no idea why, it clips on again and it works ok but regularly comes off again. Then last month when i returned from 5 weeks holiday the 'a' or 'ctrl' keys didn't work, after a test using the keyboard viewer I realised the left 'shift' button and 'alt' key weren't working either and there is no explanation at all. I know nothing was spilled as I was away and there is no moisture on my desk or any way it could have become damaged. As a student its rather difficult to type essays without an A key and having no 'ctrl' function is just annoying. I have no other faults or problem with my imac and my partner's 10 year old mac and keyboard are still working perfectly so I'm sure its not wear and tear. Looks like I have no choice but to buy a new keyboard and hope the same doesn't happen to it but a quick internet search leads me to believe this kind of thing is fairly common. disappointing for a keyboard with a £57 price-tag!

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sacrificing functionality and productivity for style. Disappointing.

    • Written by from Burton-on-Trent

    Ok, I got this keyboard with my new iMac. I use my Mac for music composition and production (Mainly using Logic 8 and Sibelius 6).

    So, good points first: -
    1. This keyboard feels very nice to use, typing is easier with the low profile keys and the good build quality is the kind you'd expect from apple.
    2. The wireless tech is great and saves more space than I would have imagined, since I now have no wires trailing all over the desk, leaving room for my external drives/audio interfaces etc.
    3. It looks really good too.

    This is all great until you come to use it in any music software.

    This is because most music software uses THE NUMPAD! Why apple have decided that they'll remove the numeric keypad I don't know. I suppose it's to save space... at the expense of functionality and productivity. Either that or it's so that they can charge you an extra 50 quid for a wireless keypad/calculator.
    Perhaps I'm being a little facetious there, but the truth is if this doesn't work out its going to cost you as much again for a separate wireless numpad.

    Even if you spend the extra money, the calculator/keypad still does not feature the delete and scroll keys which have been removed from the design.
    On the keyboard these have been replaced by a single function key. And it doesn't help that the secondary functions of keys are not labeled on the keyboard.

    In short, my advice, if you are going to use this with any music software like Logic, Guitar Pro or Sibelius, is DON'T!
    Go with the USB version with the numpad and other functions or wait for a wireless version of the full sized keyboard to be released.

    38 of 54 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

  • 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 35 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

  • 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

    Nice design, poor function

    • Written by from Degerby

    +Very nice design
    +Very nice color
    +Very cool tiny LED
    -Lots of problems with connecting
    -Quite too small buttons
    -Too few buttons
    -Consume quite much batteries
    +Nice
    -Bad

    29 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard- shame about the keys!!

    • Written by from Ballyclare

    Wireless keyboard came with my iMac. Very pretty- it is neat and I found easy to use until....... the letter 'n' stopped working- gave a spectacular beep every time it was pressed. Bit of a problem as there is an 'n' in my password so I was unable to log on. Humph!!!

    Have now bought a wired keyboard in the hope that it will be more reliable.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while it worked.

    • Written by from Amersham

    Switching from Macbook to iMac was made easy thanks to this device. Unfortunately, it just underwent its first battery change and now it doesn't switch on. Apple will be getting shouted at later.

    9 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bay this!

    • Written by from Gentofte

    Its a good design, yes yes. But this keyboard are just so onuseful. It dosen't conect well.

    9 of 77 people found this useful