• 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

    40 of 49 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

    Really good piece of equipment

    • Written by from Cheadle

    This a really good piece of technology made by the reliable company: Apple. It is compatible with iPod's, iPhone's, iPad's and iMac's as far as I'm aware. I use it all the time when I'm writing big sentences on my iPod. It uses Bluetooth to connect to other Apple technology. It seems to be a similar keyboard to the MacBook keyboard. The only problem is that it can sometimes be really hard to tell if it's on or off. Otherwise, this is really worth buying.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No delete key

    • Written by from Cobh

    Terrible keyboard - rubbery keys like on the original Sinclair ZX of the early 1980s. Too small and lacks a DELETE key. Can you imagine! Very disappointed. The lack of a DELETE key forced me to look for an alternative keyboard as I made too many typos with it.

    21 of 43 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard for a "normal" person, but not good for all day use

    • Written by from Redditch

    This keyboard looks fantastic, uses very little battery and utilises bluetooth technology so can be used at large distances which makes it's use with iMacs or cinema displays perfect when watching movies etc.

    It was also perfect when doing basic tasks like browsing the web, social media etc.

    However, when I'm doing front-end development and other similar tasks, the lack of num-pad, delete etc it makes life more difficult than using a standard keyboard.

    In a nut-shell, I'd recommend this keyboard to someone who uses their computer for basic browsing.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it less than 1 star I would.

    • Written by from STOURBRIDGE

    A truly useless keyboard. Keys get stuck on such a regular basis I spend more time deleting than typing. But then delete gets stuck and erases everything anyway. The old bluetooth keyboard was far superior, lasted years instead of months like this one and who decided to do a away with the number pad? I use a logitech mouse which is awesome I'll be getting a logitech keyboard soon enough, this thing is a joke. Apple, just because it's pretty doesn't mean it isn't rubbish.

    39 of 67 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard not good for Pro Applications

    • Written by from Brackley

    If Apple could make a wireless keyboard with the number keypad, then this would be perfect. Until that time, using software such as Logic Studio or Final Cut, you are hampered by the lack of extra keys if you wish to use Screen sets and pressing play/record etc.
    I have to use a wired keyboard consequently, so the advantages of wireless, such as being able to control Logic from across a studio room are lost. Shame because it is such a lovely design.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard with a few things missing

    • Written by from Ormskirk

    This keyboard arrived with my iMac. It's compact size allows it to be used all over my room with no problems about space. The smaller size takes some getting used to but once you do its a brilliant factor in it's design. The aluminium unibody is impressive as you would expect from apple. The reason I rated it down is my caps lock key doesn't always work properly (probably just an individual fault) and the lack of keys like home, page up, end etc. The lack of a num pad doesn't bother me although for some people, that may be an important factor. Overall I love this keyboard and find it incredibly convenient.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Typical Apple quality and functionality :-)

    • Written by from WATCHET

    I love this little keyboard. Yes, it may take a short time to adapt to, after using old style keyboards, but once you're used to it, you'll hate having to type on anything else again.

    As for the complaint someone made about the £ sign... it sounds like s/he was using a US keyboard and not a British one. I have the £ sign printed above the 3 on mine... in fact I just used it (with Shift only, as is normal, no worry about the Option key)! You only have to look at the enlarged pic on this page to see the £ sign on the British keyboard layout in closeup.

    10 of 17 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THERE IS A DELETE KEY!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Exeter

    Excellent little keyboard, looks good, great battery life, feels good to type on and THERE IS A DELETE KEY!!! Use "fn" + "backspace". Took me a year to discover this by mistake, but there you go...

    64 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    a beautiful keyboard

    • Written by from STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    This keyboard is not just wonderful to use but beautiful and aesthetically pleasing too. To sit with it on my knee, when needed, is a boon and a facility much enjoyed. With the companion mouse my desk is clean and minimalist. They are a combination I have long waited for, and which has now been fulfilled. Strongly recommended.

    14 of 16 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad essential

    • Written by from clacton on sea

    The is a beautiful keyboard that you will never regret buying to use with the iPad

    20 of 23 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely but be warned

    • Written by from Wallasey

    Lovely keyboard, but be warned... if you leave it turned off for too long (like about 6 months) and the batteries go bad you can not remove the bad batteries. Due to its compact design and solid aluminium case, if the batteries do go off and expand the keyboard is useless. Just had to throw mine away due to bad batteries. Not happy.

    Like I say though, gorgeous keyboard.. if you can swallow the exorbitant asking price.

    22 of 25 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

    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

    brilliant

    • Written by from warminster

    the only problem is i am running an windows vista and some of the keys dont work like volume so if there is any help out there

    10 of 21 people found this useful