• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a Bad Bit of Kit

    • Written by from Tullamore

    Got this about 2 months ago and am very pleased with it. Its small sleek design is very nice to look at and typing on the keyboard is a pleasure requiring the lease amount of effort when compared to other bog standard keyboards you get with some PC Keyboards.

    I have the Wired keyboard and the Wireless keyboard (one for office and one for home). When compared against one another the keys on the Wireless are a little more stiff but not to the point that it is annoying. The Wireless does not come with a USB hub like the Wired but to be honest I never really use it so I don't really miss it. It doesn't come with a Num pad either but again I never really use it when I have it.

    Since I have had it I have not needed to change the batteries, this is probable due to the power down feature on the keyboard when your not using it, but it only takes a second to wake up when you press a key. I would consider myself a "Power User" and use my computer all day every day and was quite surprised I didn't have to change the batteries yet.

    If you need an Apple keyboard get this one, you won't miss the USB Hub, the batteries in it last for ages. It's quite neat and tidy so if you stuck for space on your desk this is the best option.

    1032 of 1171 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hats off to Apple

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    This keyboard is hands down, the best ever keyboard i've used to date.

    The following things is what makes this product special/unique:
    - AMAZING battery life (I would consider myself a 'heavy' users i.e. 12 hours a day
    - Stylish
    - Small
    - Keys are very friendly to type on
    - Easy installation

    974 of 1112 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from SANDHURST

    I'm very disappointed with this device. I got this along with a brand new iMac and it really lets the side down. Basically Apple have put design above functionality and for daily users this is a real bind. I waited over a month after getting this to see if I'd get used to it, but sadly no, its PANTS. I'm sad to say there are better keyboards than this.

    Negatives :

    Way too small. I find I make loads of typos using the small keys and find I have to go back and re type. Its knocked my productivity on the head and I've now replaced with a third party keyboard.

    No delete key !! Come on Apple 'What on Earth are you doing here ? '. This is unacceptable to expect users to press two keys to do the same as we did before with one key. I hope you listen to this for the next keyboard.

    Not up to the same standard as the rest of my Apple products.

    Positives :

    Its wireless and the wireless works well.

    Nice design.

    1721 of 2781 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Warminster

    Just bought this keyboard for my iPad 2 to help with my school work and I have to say that it is brilliant, very easy to use and a fantastic manageable size. The bluetooth connection has an excellent range and makes doing work on the move a lot easier.

    I would recommend this to anyone thinking of buying this product.

    244 of 251 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Hove

    I bought the new imac with the magic mouse and the wireless keyboard when I bought this about June time and it's the best thing that I have ever bought. Nothing has gone wrong with any of the equipment either the screen, mouse or the wireless keyboard.

    Recommended this to all the people that live in my house as we are now known as the apple family as we all have at least one of every apple product that they do. Apple is the way forward for any computer device or even phone I can promise I would never buy any other product apart from apple in the many many years to come

    Long Live APPLE.

    188 of 204 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy!

    • Written by from CRANBROOK

    -My keyboard broke after two years - repair would cost me £45 and only gets 3 mth warranty.
    -Battery life is short
    -Keys are close together
    -Some critical/useful keys are missing

    197 of 270 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware the critics

    • Written by from MORETON-IN-MARSH

    Clearly one or two people do not like this keyboard and that is their right and privilege. I have two of them and am about to buy a third. Why?

    I have been working with them for two years now and yes it took a bit of time to get used to the compact nature of the keyboard, and yes I therefore made lots of typos in the early days.

    What I appreciate is the speed of response, the very good tactile feel, the fact that it does not dominate my desk and even the fact that it is very easy to keep clean. Is it worth twice as much as the wired alternative (which is just as good to use)? Well that depends on how much you like wired over wireless and the need to buy batteries or not.

    In my humble opinion this is one of the most pleasant keyboards that I have used in a 30 year "keyboard career" and in the bad old "PC days" I used to spend small fortunes on keyboards.

    If you want lots of pretty function buttons that you will never use but like to think might be useful some day, this is NOT the keyboard for you.

    70 of 79 people found this useful

  • 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

    61 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product - changed the way I use ipad

    • Written by from Olney

    This is a fantastic product and well worth getting if, like me, you use your ipad to write documents and send emails. I highly reccomend it. It completely transformed the what I can do with my ipad.

    55 of 58 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

    works on Iphone 3gs

    • Written by from cadishead

    I got this from the Apple store and paired it to my Iphone 3gs and it works great

    58 of 65 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.

    53 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4 connectivity

    • Written by from Coventry

    I haven't seen this option officially listed but this keyboard works with iPhone 4, makes SMS and email much easier for those of blessed with short fat fingers. Pairs through bluetooth in the same way as a headset or remote speaker. Top!

    [-1 star for missing number pad]

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best ever keyboard but ...

    • Written by from CORSHAM

    ... I left batteries in it for a few weeks and they corroded. The aluminium body corroded with it and now I cannot remove the last battery. In my keyboard there are 4 (four) AA batteries (not the two stated in the current listing) and I can't get at the last one to remove it. It's corroded in.

    So buy one -- but remove the batteries when not in use.

    63 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improvements needed

    • Written by from Loondon

    First of all I really love this keyboard. Been using it for over a year without issue. There is one thing Apple could add to it to make it an ultimate keyboard - backlit keys! Make it rechargeable like a PS3 joy pad Apple! And with lit keys this thing becomes ideal for night/low light work and media center setups.

    59 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for finger typing...

    • Written by from Datchet

    I have to say, this keyboard is great. The only reason I am writing this review is because I love typing on my keyboard so much and I'm running out of people to write messages on their Facebook wall so I thought I would do something different. The key's seem to be made in a squarish shape apart from the odd spacebar and shift buttons. I especially like the wireless feature I discovered it had after ranting on the phone to Apple Support because I thought they had forgotten to put the cable in the box. I also like the way the Caps Lock button has a green light on it when active. This keyboard makes me feel more clever than I am and I find myself talking with a posh accent while I type. The only thing I can't seem to find is the # button which makes it difficult when I tweet the cast of "East Enders" and "Cash in the Attic". I have to google the word then copy and paste it which is annoying because Im sure I've missed out on a few free give-a-ways. I wanted to see how good the blue teeth are on this thing so I put my iMac in my kitchen facing outwards and I walked away from it while typing the only joke I know. I got about 20 steps away from the front drive when I realised I was in the middle of the road and my neighbour who is a nosy "so and so" was starring at me out of the window. At first I thought she was doing this because I had been trying all the ringtones on my iPhone all morning to see which one I would get bored with first, but then I worked out it was more than likely because I was still wearing her cardigan I took off her washing line a week earlier after a game of drunken scrabble got out of hand. Right then, that's my review done. It's 2am and I need to start putting some nails in the wall so I can hang my metronome collection.

    53 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product ...... but

    • Written by from Macclesfield

    Although I think this is a really good product, why oh why do Apple not do an Extended Wireless Keyboard, the numeric pad and arrow keys are greatly missed. Come on Apple, bring one out ....... please.

    54 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent purchase!

    • Written by from Eastleigh

    I am delighted with this little wireless keyboard. Simple set up of your Bluetooth on your iPad to connect the two together and off you go! The keyboard is extremely lightweight and easy to store for travelling. A perfect purchase for myself who does a lot of typing on my iPad and have found it a lot easier to erase spelling mistakes which I do a lot just typing on the touch screen keyboard.

    46 of 53 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

  • 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