Apple Wireless Keyboard - Belgian

Apple Wireless Keyboard - Belgian

$69.00

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 1158 reviews

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Product Information

  • Use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on your desk, on your lap, or anywhere within 30 feet of your Mac or iPad — all because of its built-in Bluetooth technology. Its compact design takes up 24 percent less space on your desktop than full-size keyboards, so you have extra room to move the keyboard around and mouse comfortably alongside of it. You’ll also feel a difference when you type on its low-profile anodized aluminum enclosure with crisp, responsive keys. Use the function keys for one-touch access to a variety of Mac features such as screen brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, Mission Control, and Launchpad.

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard requires just two AA batteries — one less than the previous model. And its intelligent power management system conserves battery life. So when you’re not using the keyboard, it automatically powers down. The instant you start typing, it turns back on. Use the on/off switch when you're away from your computer for a long time.

  • What's in the Box?

    • Apple Wireless Keyboard
    • Two AA batteries
    • Printed documentation
  • Tech Specs

    Connections

    • Wireless
  • System Requirements

    • Mac OS X v.10.6.8 or later
    • Existing keyboard and mouse for initial set up
    • iPad; Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer
    • Aluminum Keyboard Software Update 2.0

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Best keyboard I have used.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I can type on this keyboard faster and with fewer mistakes than any other I have used. I used to think the keyboard in my old Pow I can type on this keyboard faster and with fewer mistakes than any other I have used. I used to think the keyboard in my old Powerbook G4 was the best I had used, until this was released. The response is great and keys are springy and always register a click. I like this keyboard so much that I bought one for work, with my own money, rather than use the cheap office one.

    The battery life is great and a huge improvement over the first wireless keyboard. I think I change the batteries after four months and that is will daily use and I use it a lot, but can't remember it's so infrequent.

    It's great at a desk and now I use it on the couch on my lap, with the Mac Mini connected to my TV. Same size keys as a regular keyboard, but small enough to tuck into the end of the coffee-table when not in use. Love that it goes into a stand-by/sleep mode and I never need to turn it off. Just stop using it and then tuck it away. No delay or waiting for it to re-connect when I come back to use it hours or a day later. If only there was a model with a touchpad (hint, hint).

    • Written by from Toronto

    5936 of 6967 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Best keyboard I have used.
  • Heavy user. Sysadmin. High praise.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Having both a Macbook air and this wireless keyboard is a treat. The wireless keyboard (as well as the wired keyboard) have virtua Having both a Macbook air and this wireless keyboard is a treat. The wireless keyboard (as well as the wired keyboard) have virtually the same layout, save the function button, smaller control and alt keys, and small arrow-pad. This means that as I move from laptop-keyboard to wireless-keyboard, I do not have to adjust my typing habits to compensate for altered ergonomics.

    The tactile response of the keys is noticeable yet not wearisome.

    Bluetooth distance has never been a problem for me even paired with an tower outfitted with an external USB bluetooth dongle.

    I am a daily user and have replaced the batteries in my laptop twice in about 7 months.

    No gripes here.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    4370 of 5227 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Heavy user. Sysadmin. High praise.
  • Great improvement on a great keyboard

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    There are only two problems with the older version of this keyboard:
    1) it required three batteries which was a pain.
    2) it's so There are only two problems with the older version of this keyboard:
    1) it required three batteries which was a pain.
    2) it's so perfect that it spoils you and quickly makes you not like other keyboards including the full size keyboard with the function keys so far away from typing position.

    • Written by from Star

    4227 of 5196 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great improvement on a great keyboard
  • Good Product. But at this price we expect great Product. Looks great though

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard. Not bad at all. But at a price of 69$, we expect a great product. E.g. it is not backlit, No numeric keypad. Moreov Good keyboard. Not bad at all. But at a price of 69$, we expect a great product. E.g. it is not backlit, No numeric keypad. Moreover at the time of reboot, if you hold Option key, it does not give options of startup disk. If you blame bluetooth for this, who stopped Apple from using wifi? A $10 logitech wifi keyboard does that. At this price we can't have such a loosely functional keyboard. Looks great though.

    • Written by from Pune

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good Product. But at this price we expect great Product. Looks great though
  • The best looking worst keyboard you'll ever buy.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a writer and a programmer, so my keyboards see extensive use. I've spent a year with this keyboard, and here's what I have de I am a writer and a programmer, so my keyboards see extensive use. I've spent a year with this keyboard, and here's what I have determined:

    // Pros:

    - It is very pretty.

    - If you're inspecting the keys at the QA stage of production and only pressing one key at a time, each key will feel crisp and neat.

    // Cons:

    - This keyboard literally falls apart under constant use. The keys rip off one-by-one as you type. I'd estimate the first key broke for me after some 10,000 words worth of typing. As each key came off, it has become clear the fasteners are simply too weak to handle any substantial use.

    - The keys have very little travel, which causes repetitive stress and pain after typing for long durations. Few things are more frustrating than being forced to stop working because your fingers hurt.

    - The design lacks any tactile signals of where your fingers are resting. Even after a year of typing, it is very common for my hand to land in the wrong spot, forcing me to rewrite half a sentence. This might sound like I'm splitting hairs, but if you really think about how often you use a mouse (for example) you start to see how much time is wasted typing gibberish.

    I know I'm writing this review is in vain. Apple designs their products to address fictional use cases invented in a laboratory and they expect their customers to adapt. This keyboard is a case study of why that process leads to sub-par products with an unbelievable price tag.

    If you actually type for a living, be aware that this keyboard is terrible.

    It's also the only integrated option.

    • Written by from La Canada

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The best looking worst keyboard you'll ever buy.
  • Good keyboard that could have been great.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like the new wireless keyboard, which with it's switch to two batteries instead of three has gotten rid of a great nuisan I really like the new wireless keyboard, which with it's switch to two batteries instead of three has gotten rid of a great nuisance. However it is starting to show its age, with a ejection button taking up space but rarely being used in today's day and age. The keys feel good but that is subjective and others may not a free with my assessment.

    Could Apple improve the keyboard? Well getting rid of ejection button would be a great start. However that wouldn't be my biggest gripes with this otherwise good keyboard.
    No by two biggest issues with this keyboard are the fact it still isn't backlit and doesn't offer a way of switching between devices. If you are like me and use the keyboard from your bed while trying to watch a movie or browsing the interwebs, in less than well lit conditions, this keyboard can be hard to use or even nearly impossible as you can not see what you are doing. Even behind my table trying to do some work requires me to have at least enough light so I can actually see what I'm typing. Alas I have not been gifted with the ability to touch type.
    My second gripe with this keyboard, is that with today's plethora of devices it would be nice if I could use my one keyboard for multiple devices. There are keyboards that already allow you to do this, one being the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard for Mac and iPad, the other being the Kanex MultiSync Keyboard. However after having tried both I can say that both lack the feel that the Apple Wireless Keyboard has. The materials are to be honest less than spectecular and feel flimsy compared to the Apple keyboards.
    A bluetooth switch would allow people like me who have a company computer and a home computer to share one keyboard for both. Or better yet use it for both the Mac and iPad.

    • Written by from Haarlem

    5 of 11 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good keyboard that could have been great.

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