• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Keyboard battery life and keyboard length are issues to consider

    • Written by from Corral de Tierra

    I've owned my wireless keyboard about two years, changed batteries about 10 times, and never had an issue with pairing. It is always immediate. I like the low profle and tactile response. There are two flaws that for me are a problem. First, there is no numeric keypad. Second, the keyboard is too short. I like a longer keyboard because it has more mass and is more stable, and I can use it on my lap or an uneven surface. I also think the keyboard consumes too much power - batteries don't last nearly as long as I think they should.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel & key response but its too limited without the extended keyboard

    • Written by from Cleveland

    As usual, this is a quality made product from Apple and if this wireless keyboard was an extended keyboard I'd have given it 5 stars. If this was the size & layout of the USB extended keyboard that came with my iMac, I would love it. Bluetooth works great & no wires is a major plus. The feel and response of the keys is great too.

    Not having the extended keyboard, and the modification of the actions of the remaining keys isn't as efficient for me. I also have the wireless mouse but its the large wireless trackpad that I use the most along with a lot of key controls. I look for the fastest way to navigate through my computer, screens, apps & I use many keyboard actions in place of a mouse or trackpad control.

    Another major concern for me is that I also have an iPhone & iPad, along with other iMacs. This has me bouncing around between many keyboards. BTW, I LOVE my iPad & find myself using it far more often, and my iMac far less. I'll be installing Yosemite soon & suspect that the synchronization of my iMac, with my already synchronized iPhone & iPad will bring me back to my iMac more often.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Well rounded wireless keyboard

    • Written by from huntington

    This keyboard is quite near compatable with every Macintosh, Classics suchs as eMac g4 with usb bt chip, Any device that can take a Bluetooth keyboard,
    The only problem I have had with paring has been with Samsung devices, Rooted and custom rom did not resolve the problem..
    I recall a difficult time to pair with the Samsung 7 inch tablet. "shows for 2 seconds out of 245563 attempts"
    My current cellphone is an android lg-e973 and pairs like cake
    My only problem is the life of the board, Guess I should use lithium's or get a better rechargeables

    Oh wait the major fail on apples part is the genius is how to replace the cells
    0. find a coin bigger then a dime
    1. use coin to remove small cover
    2. change the 3 cells
    3. lose the small cover some where's in the r0om.

    Why do I love the PlayStation 3 controllers sell so well?
    Standard usb charger port and blutooth and able to charge+play with usb, and compatibility as wide as this keyboard.
    Why I compaired to ps3 controllers? Because its user friendly human interface and I want apple to use this in there next keyboard upgrade

    I would glady buy a new keyboard if it had a mega battery life, and was able to work via usb while charging,+ having and be able to pair to a set device by pressing a number key. if I could plug my phone in to the keyboard and have the phone charge
    that sysadmin guy would buy with my features.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard for iPad

    • Written by from Belleville

    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.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice But Just A Little More Refinement

    • Written by from Dallas

    This keyboard is nice to use all around including writing papers, coding, and doing creative media. I really like the small footprint of the keyboard since I can have my mouse to the keyboard.

    I feel Apple can improving one thing on their next iteration of the keyboard:
    Just a little better keystroke feedback. I still find myself having more typos using this keyboard compared to my mechanical keyboard. If this could be properly addressed, I wouldn't take any other keyboard in the world.

    I would like to give 4.5 stars if possible.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    Really like this keyboard. Looks great with my MacBook and iPad. I like the chicklet design and key travel. The only thing I wish it had was backlighting for use in a dark room (but I understand that this would be a big battery drain). Lack of backlighting is why I gave it four stars, otherwise it would have been a five star review.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lite where art thou

    • Written by from Southampton

    Nice keyboard all in all. Only thought that the keyboard was lighted like the MacBook keyboard. I suppose it being a battery operated preclude the ability to have it light as well.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Product BUT...

    • Written by from Whittier

    it's just a tad to small for big hands, and if your use to the "old" white mac keyboard then it will take getting use to because of the space difference, but after a while you get use to it, the numerical keypad isn't missed that much, but I love that since it is wireless, the cord isn't missed at all! THIS IS PRETTY COOL KEYBOARD!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know how, but it's the best

    • Written by from Rockville

    Apple has done it again. This keyboard (although on the expensive side) has exceeded my expectations for an easy to use and set up keyboard. The keys are awesome and beat the keys on my PC (yes I said PC, this keyboard paired flawlessly with the bluetooth on my computer). I can type so much faster on this than on my PC keyboard and I have no idea why. I'm glad I bought it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was due to the steep price tag.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly but only with a Mac

    • Written by from Shawnee

    When I had my white Macbook, this keyboard worked great when I left the computer closed and used an external monitor. Pairing it with the matching trackpad I had a nice little setup on my desk. Can't wait to get a Mac mini to use them again.


    Warning: this keyboard doesn't work with a regular PC; it must be used with a Mac in either Mac mode or if you have bootcamp installed, it will work with Windows or Linux. Because of this, I'm having to put the keyboard in storage until I can get a mini.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far only very minor problems.

    • Written by from DeKalb

    1) Mine came with a tiny, forgivable bump in the brushed aluminum on the left hand side.
    2) More importantly, the keyboard does occasionally double type characters as others have complained about. However, every time it has done this is when my iPad was transitioning screens or just woke via keyboard keys being pressed (i.e. when the processor was clearly in use and obviously not idle).
    3) Since using it, sometimes my ipad will not allow me to input text via either on screen keyboard or bluetooth keyboard. When this has occurred, simply shutting off the keyboard for 15 seconds before turning it back on has usually fixed the problem.

    I have not used it with my MBP yet, but it seems silly to do as such since it is a portable device with an attached keyboard. Therefore, I can only tell potential snags for iPad users. I can say that I did successfully and easily also use it with my iPhone 4S for a few minutes just to make sure I could.

    Overall, I do not regret the purchase. I've only had it for a week, but I've gotten a lot of use out of it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    First off... I'm totally new to Mac, just bought a mini on 6-14-13. used Windows since 3.1, so theres not gonna be any puffery or bias here. I bought this KB because I needed summin to handle the functions etc. for mac. Despite some of the reviews,I bought this and its been great. I use my mac for games, (WoW, Diablo 3), graphic development, and design,... all done with my feet up on the desk, the KB on my lap and plenty of obstacles in the way. It hasn't let me down yet.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh, how there's a balance…

    • Written by from Kayenta

    The balance of the brand, design and just how awesome this keyboard is keeps me from chucking it out the window. It's great, it's low profile, and it's made by Apple; what more could I want? Backlighting and a wireless version of the keyboard with numerical keypad, in one. That's why I gave it a rating of four stars, it's great, but it could be better.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but needs num keypad

    • Written by from Pentool

    It's a good keyboard. The problem is that it doesn't have a numeric keypad. Apple clearly designed this keyboard for those who only surf the net, write emails, and looking at photos. End of story.

    They didn't seem to take into consideration that there are many design and 3D programs that take effective use of the num keypad for either navigation and/or extra functionality of such programs. Sure ok, you can get the wired version, but would be nice to offer a wireless version of the keyboard with the numeric keypad as well.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    only one problem: no back light for the keyboard, do not need full brightness, only a little bit and I will be very happy with this product.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just love it.

    • Written by from Orono

    Get your hands on it and you'll know that I'm not babbling. I would expect an upgrade, though, after 4 years.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS A CASE !!

    • Written by from Toronto

    i bought a ipad mini during Christmas along with this keyboard ! the keyboard is great, i love it ! but since i use a PC at home ... my typing habit switch in between... nyways ,,. i'm a university student and using an ipad and keyboard to go to lecture hall is the best thing since it's small and light weighted so you can carry it around ,,,, but the problem is since i carry this keyboard around ,,, i'm scared that it might break APPLE you need to make a case for it !!! the keyboard is expensive ... don't know what to do if it breaks ,,, probably would not buy another one --"

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its okay.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The keyboard is nice and most importanly is very compact. No questions - I love it. It has one downside: power switch. I mean you can turn it off and on, but the stupid keyboard turning on by itself while I am carrying it my backpack on the way to school, and the most terrible thing it turns Itunes on, so I walk like a boombox (tanks God Ipads are not that loud) till I notice.

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Maryville

    I recently bought The Swedish version of Apple's wireless keyboard to use as a tool in learning to read, write, and speak the language. The keyboard was simple to setup with my MacBook Pro, and works very well. It's lightweight, small, and the battery life is quite satisfactory. I love its compact size as it easy to travel with, and I'll confess I like the Swedish keyboard layout--I guess it works well my eccentric self.

    I only wish that Apple offered a wired variant for my desktop.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get it wet!

    • Written by from Woodbury

    Got some water on the space bar and now the space bar does;nt work and there is no way to get into the keyboard to clean it.
    No way to fix it, unless Apple sends me some instructions; which I doubt.
    Otherwise it is a good piece of equipment.

    74 of 113 people found this useful