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
5437 of 6387 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
3998 of 4785 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
3891 of 4776 people found this useful
Best keyboard for iPad
I've had scores of other keyboards. But the fact that this one is a full sized keyboard (unlike Logitech, whose design I like for I've had scores of other keyboards. But the fact that this one is a full sized keyboard (unlike Logitech, whose design I like for case and keyboard but the keyboard is not very functional for someone who types a great deal) is a plus. The only real down side is that there's no case for the iPad and keyboard. I ended up purchasing the origami case for the keyboard (after carrying it around with me in the original box for YEARS) and a case for my newly upgraded iPad Air (upgraded from an iPad 2).
I wish Apple would get with the program and design something for both or come up with a new keyboard/case for it's product. …
- Written by Hope M from Belleville
6 of 7 people found this useful
2 keyboards-batteries corroded inside, can't even open battery door on one
There must be a design problem here - never had a device that corrodes batteries to this severity when not used. Will see if dura There must be a design problem here - never had a device that corrodes batteries to this severity when not used. Will see if duracell pays to replace it, but it seems to be a design problem since it has happened to every apple blue tooth keyboard I have owned. So while it is a great functional design and pleasant to type on, having to remove your batteries after each use makes the design kind of flawed. One can find this issue in multiple threads of apple support forums. …
- Written by Jay S from New Orleans
5 of 12 people found this useful
It works Amazing!!
It looks really good on your desk, it's a beautiful, very well made and it works PERFECT!
- Written by Eddie U from Coral Springs
6 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
does the wireless keyboard work with ipad?
- Asked by Richard G from Pembroke
- Mar 14, 2010
Yes it does, and it works great. If you have a problem with the set up (i.e. pairing the keyboard t Yes it does, and it works great. If you have a problem with the set up (i.e. pairing the keyboard to iPad), check Settings to be sure you have Bluetooth turned on. …
- Answered by Patrick M from Seattle
- Apr 7, 2010
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
Will this keyboard work with the PS3?
- Asked by Jason L from Fairbanks
- Mar 23, 2010
Yes it does. First you have to unpair it from the device it was initially paired with. I.E. MacBook, Yes it does. First you have to unpair it from the device it was initially paired with. I.E. MacBook, PCs, etc. then simply go to the Settings tab of your PS3 then setup a new bluetooth device, pair it then voila! A bluetooth keyboard for your PS3. …
- Answered by Kurt Rusheen T from Shaker Heights
- Mar 26, 2010
Can I use korean while I use that keyboard??
- Asked by Wonwoo C from East Lansing
- Aug 3, 2011
Hi Guys, Is it possible to buy online within Canada a french AZERTY wireless keyboard ? Regards, Raphaël.
- Asked by Raphaël V
- Oct 24, 2012