• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommended

    • Written by from St Albans

    Just taken delivery of the wireless keyboard and using it for iPad 2 - so impressed, looks gorgeous and was using it in less than 20 seconds after taking it out of the packaging. I normally use my iPad for apps and surfing the internet but the keyboard is going to add another dimension to it - using the on-screen keyboard can be uncomfortable for more than a few sentences and awkward if tilted up on a stand. Now I can sit at my desk and use it as I would a laptop. Expensive but worth it.

    39 of 44 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

    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!

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 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!

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thrd keyboard n less than two years

    • Written by from Claygate

    Am about to buy my thrd one of these because, as you can see, the "i" key doesn't work, requrng me to paste t n when need t
    Same thng happened wth the frst one
    My next one wll not be apple f ths keeps up

    53 of 75 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

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  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Doncaster

    I was unsure whether to buy a keyboard for my iPad especially having seen people selling them on ebay because they had bought one, and then hardly used them. I considered buying a cheaper version but then decided to buy Apple's keyboard. Although it is quite expensive, I can't fault this keyboard at all. It is very responsive and easy to use. It is very comfortable to use and I really like the style of it. Overall do I think its worth £57? Yes I do. Very pleased with my purchase. I have used this nearly every day since buying this 6 months ago and still using the original batteries. Well done Apple. Great product and works very well with my ipad.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb for intended use

    • Written by from Douglas

    Contrary to the impression given by some reviews this keyboard has full-size keys with standard pitch. It is just that everything extraneous that could be left off, given current technology, has been. It is basically Apple's Macbook keyboard in a minimalist housing. If you cannot use this keyboard productively then you must have a very different typing style to me.

    The short-stroke keys did feel strange at first and need a light touch. For touch-typing I am now convinced this is the best solution and I find that the design imposes less strain than typical membrane keyboards and with no loss of typing speed. My previous favourite Microsoft ergonomic keyboard now feels spongy and hard work in comparison.

    Why use a wireless keyboard at all? To reduce desk clutter and for use away from the workstation for presentations or when driving something like Logic are the 2 reasons that appeal to me. This minimalist design meets this requirement perfectly as it is small and light enough to balance on my lap or my music stand far more easily than my older, full-size "plastic tray" wireless equivalent. It is also small enough to take on the road in a typical laptop rucksack which might make sense for use with an iPad.

    I have yet to get through my first set of batteries but I suspect power management is far better than on the previous model.

    For some applications and tasks a numeric keypad can be useful so I will not be throwing away my wired full-size model. For everyday tasks this is perfectly adequate as proven by Macbook users.

    I would rate it at 4 stars as a standard keyboard (a numeric keypad can be useful and I suppose the dedicated Delete key will appeal to hunt-and-peck typists) but definitely 5 for what I perceive to be its intended applications. The final deciding point for my purchase is that it can by used with the iPad and I don't think we will be able to resist buying one of those once they are available in the UK.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I still like it!

    • Written by from DEAL

    I purchased my wireless keyboard when they first came out and found it to be just perfect until now ... the letters are wearing off the keyboard! The i has completely disappeared; the a,s,e,d and h are fading fast. I can cope with this as I am a touch typist who learned to type on a typewriter with the keys covered but it does rather spoil the look. Has anyone else had this problem?

    As for no delete key - just highlight whatever you need to delete and hit the back space key and voila it's deleted!

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Colchester

    In a whole, this is another quality product from Apple. Like all Apple products, the keyboard is very easy to set up and comfortable to use.

    However, the only bad thing I have to say about the keyboard is that the quality of the plastic for the keys aren't as good as the keys on the MacBooks so it would have been nice for them to use the same sort of plastic but, they are still good quality none the less.

    35 of 44 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

    Brilliant addition to an amazing purchase

    • Written by from Filey

    Have recently purchased my own iPad - as I couldn't prize my wife's off her - and am totally taken with it; the laptop is consigned to history! I found the whole typing thing a little difficult to grasp so purchased the keyboard; from receiving the package to typing on it took about a minute. Soooo easy and brilliant to use - for the money it's a no brainer!
    Well done Apple - yet again!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not just for Mac users!

    • Written by from Sheffield

    After being very happy with the keyboard on my MacBook Pro, I bought this keyboard for my WINDOWS 7 PC

    Firstly, this WILL work with a PC (as long as you have Bluetooth v2.0 or higher), simply add device, enter the code into the keyboard then press enter! Sadly, as Apple do not officially support windows installations you will have a couple of keys mis-matched and no use of the media keys... unless... you download boot camp (free from the Apple website) and this will match up all the keys, enable media keys and even the eject button works!

    Stop complaining about the loss of a handful of keys which are not needed...

    -the row you find above 'QWERTY' are numbers, you do not need to have another set of numbers on the right too

    -'fn' + backspace will do delete

    - and prt-srn is not needed, mac users press 'cmd' + 'shift' + '4' and select the part of the screen you actually want rather than the whole screen and windows users use the snipping tool which does the same thing.

    Pros...
    - Compact
    - Sturdy
    - Pleasure to type on
    - Compatible with PC and Mac

    Cons...
    - No extra keys or numeric pad
    - Not officially supported for Windows

    As regards the cons remember Apple offer a wired keyboard with the traditional layout which is cheaper, go and buy that if that is what you need. I prefer the extra space and freedom of a small wireless board. Finally, these keyboard come with iMacs, which are Windows compatible, so by extension they work on PCs also.

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  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek bit of kit

    • Written by from Swindon

    The Apple wireless keyboard is very light, so good for travelling, looks good, and I find it excellent for typing emails. I have only recently bought my iPad 3, so am just about to use 'Pages' software, but I think this will greatly enhance my use of word processing on the iPad. I would recommend this product. Expensive, but as others have said - worth it. The backspace to delete is fine for me. Pity the instructions that came with the product only refer to Mac, so I had to figure out how to pair up on iPad without assistance. Otherwise - very good product.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! The best Keyboard in the world!

    • Written by from Street

    This product is the best of its kind! Lightweight, nice to touch and awesome to type on! I use it for my ipad and it is just superb and the response is instantaneos! True there are butons which do not work such as launchpad but ipad doesn't have that.If you are in need of a keyboard then go ahead and get this one! And Apple's delivery service is superb, ordered the keyboard at 9:00pm on monday and it arrived on the following wednesday exactly when they said it would! Great job Apple!

    28 of 34 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

  • 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

    Finding the £ key

    • Written by from BISHOP'S STORTFORD

    Although I am generally very happy with this keyboard (though I would prefer it if it had the additional numeric keypad as my wired one does), what is driving me mad is the £ key!

    Although you can use the shift key with any of the other number keys to get the symbol above the number; with the 3 key you have to use the Alt key to the get the £ symbol above. Using the shift key gives you a #. I rang Apple and they said "that's just the way it is".

    It's completely counter-intuitive to have to use the Alt key for this one key. Apple - PLEASE TAKE NOTE AND CHANGE THIS!

    32 of 44 people found this useful