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
5848 of 6866 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
4300 of 5146 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
4166 of 5119 people found this useful
Love this piece!!!!
I love this piece! I am a fashion designer and music producer DJ. This combined with the bluetooth trackpad make a killer differen I love this piece! I am a fashion designer and music producer DJ. This combined with the bluetooth trackpad make a killer difference in my home studio and pro studio. I hook up my MacBook Pro to a projector and in group sessions I can fly around the screen and edit designs and music projects so easily. …
- Written by Kyle S from Bradenton
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QUALITY- I'm genuinely shocked at the number of bad reviews for this. I'm on my second one now after wearing the first one out and QUALITY- I'm genuinely shocked at the number of bad reviews for this. I'm on my second one now after wearing the first one out and when this one wears out, I'll probably get another one to replace. I'm at my computer 8-12 hours a day and can't even begin to guess at how many keystrokes per day go through this thing.
DESIGN- The design is pure Apple and it's great. Minimalist and blends perfectly with the Macbook, trackpad, and display. Solid feel and the tactile response from the keys is nearly perfect for a chiclet keyboard. My only gripe is that the white keys are dirt magnets! If you are going back and forth between typing and working on things (electronics usually in my case) be prepared to clean the keys often! I use screen wipes and do it when I'm changing the batteries.
BATTERY- Where I replace the trackpad batteries every couple of weeks, I can go 3-4 months with this keyboard before swapping out for a fresh pair. I don't travel with it and don't turn it off, just let it go to sleep on its own. I'm using Duracell rechargeable batteries (if it makes a difference). Can't say what others are using, but after reading so many battery corrosion issues, I had to do some Internet research. It's amazing that someone would drop $70 on a keyboard and then put cheap batteries in it!
SETUP- Drop. Dead. Simple. Seriously, if you can't follow the 3 steps in the quick start guide and get this thing working then stop what you're doing and return any technology you have. …
- Written by Stephen S from Trooper
I bought my keyboard about 4 years ago and it's still working great. I can't imagine why people don't like it. It is a great siz I bought my keyboard about 4 years ago and it's still working great. I can't imagine why people don't like it. It is a great size, mobile and just keeps working. I love it. …
- Written by Cathy Y from Boca Raton
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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
How do I set up the Apple Wireless Keyboard with an iPad Air. I do not have a Mac.
- Asked by Cathy W from Reno
- Mar 23, 2015
Is this keyboard Brazilian Portuguese ABNT2?
- Asked by Sarah D from Rio De Janeiro
- Mar 19, 2012