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
- 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
Best keyboard I have used.
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 Warren B from Toronto
5980 of 7025 people found this useful
Heavy user. Sysadmin. High praise.
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 Evan B from San Francisco
4399 of 5272 people found this useful
Great improvement on a great keyboard
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 Joshua B from Star
4262 of 5243 people found this useful
Battery compartment design is based on fantasy, not reality
The design of the battery compartment of this device is a piece of wishful thinking. The space between the batteries and the compa The design of the battery compartment of this device is a piece of wishful thinking. The space between the batteries and the compartment wall is so narrow that the tiniest bit of swelling or corrosion will cause the inner battery to become permanently stuck. Worse: accessing the compartment from the other side requires removing a phillips fastener made of inferior metal which strips instantly. So I am now the owner of an expensive lump of useless metal. (I should point out, too, that these were name-brand Energizer batteries, not cheap knock-offs.)
Earth to Apple: Real batteries can swell up slightly and/or leak if they get too hot. Next time, please design your products with that fact in mind.
P.S. I think it's quite funny that you can't use the five-letter word for a helical phillips-head fastener in this forum. Fastener you, Apple! ;-) …
- Written by Cassidy C from San Carlos
Typing with this keyboard as we speak. I just may go back and get this Logitech keyboard that I saw that was about the same size Typing with this keyboard as we speak. I just may go back and get this Logitech keyboard that I saw that was about the same size but a lot cheaper. If end up liking it, this thing is going back. If you are use to typing on your laptop keyboard especially, this will take some adjusting. The keys aren't positioned as you would find on your keyboard. This is to be expected especially given the small form factor the wireless keyboard is.
So far, I love that it's bluetooth and doesn't require a wireless dongle. Still the $70 for this is way over priced for this thing. But at least I know what typing on one of these things is like.
Decent but that's just about it. Save your money and get something else. …
- Written by Adrian T from Austin
2 of 2 people found this useful
I really wish they would make a keyboard that's rechargeable with the same charger as the iPhone 5/6. Another thing I'd recommend I really wish they would make a keyboard that's rechargeable with the same charger as the iPhone 5/6. Another thing I'd recommend is backlit keys like the laptops as well as the ability able to plug the keyboard directly into your phone to type faster emails. Other then that it's efficient having a keyboard that has the same layout as your MacBook. …
- Written by Mike W from Pasadena
4 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is there a keyboard short cut for page up/down with the wireless keyboard?
- Asked by Jason C from Gainesville
- Oct 21, 2009
No, this keyboard has a similar layout like the macbook where there is no dedicated page up/page dow No, this keyboard has a similar layout like the macbook where there is no dedicated page up/page down keys. However, there are keyboard shortcuts for these functions and more:
1. FN+(Arrow up/down) = Page up / down
2. FN+(Arrow left/right) = go to top or bottom of a page
3. COMMAND+(Arrow up/down) = go to top or bottom of a page
4. COMMAND+(Arrow left/right) = go to beginning/end of a line …
- Answered by Yossef M from Brookline
- Nov 4, 2009
Are Apple keyboards, with only a delete key, less efficient in making deletions than conventional keyboards with both a backspace and a delete key?
- Asked by Robert J from Granger
- Feb 29, 2012
fn + delete = deletes to the right of the cursor.
- Answered by Eric K from Saint Petersburg
- Sep 14, 2013
Can I use the wireless keyboard with an iPad mini?
- Asked by Joanne G
- Oct 30, 2012
Yes, you can use a wireless keyboard like the small wireless Apple keyboard on the iPad mini there i Yes, you can use a wireless keyboard like the small wireless Apple keyboard on the iPad mini there is no difference to the iPad, it is the same iOS and same design ideas. You can talk to a Apple person at the shop and can give you more info. …
- Answered by Michael P from Newcastle
- Nov 1, 2012
can you use it with a sony laptop with bluetooth?
- Asked by Michael O
- Oct 28, 2009
YES,you can use with and laptop that have wireless
- Answered by Li P
- Oct 29, 2009
how many bluetooth devices can I connect to my iPad at one time?
- Asked by Christine R from Summerfield
- May 24, 2010
i can connect my BTH keyboard and one BTH remote speaker at a time. I have not tried more than 2 dev i can connect my BTH keyboard and one BTH remote speaker at a time. I have not tried more than 2 devices. …
- Answered by 仕舜 羅
- Jan 31, 2013
The one delete key moves left, is there a single keystroke way to delete right with this keyboard?
- Asked by Phil M from South Lake Tahoe
- Nov 24, 2009
You can use Ctrl+D to delete a single character to the right of the cursor. This is because all Macs You can use Ctrl+D to delete a single character to the right of the cursor. This is because all Macs use Emacs-style keyboard shortcuts.
Here's a full list:
Ctrl+A: Beginning of line (like Home)
Ctrl+B: Backward one character (like hitting the left arrow)
Ctrl+D: Forward delete (like the Forward Delete button on Macs)
Ctrl+E: End of line (like End)
Ctrl+F: Forward one character (like hitting the right arrow)
Ctrl+H: Backward delete (like hitting the Delete button on Macs)
Ctrl+K: Kill/remove text between cursor and the end of the line
Ctrl+N: Next line (like down arrow)
Ctrl+P: Previous line (like up arrow)
Ctrl+U: Remove/delete current line
Ctrl+V: Page down
Ctrl+Y: Paste text which has been "killed" by Ctrl+K …
- Answered by Glen H from Rowlett
- Jan 16, 2010