• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BATTERIES & THE APPLE WIRELESS KEYBOARD

    • Written by from Paducah

    This keyboard is a high risk purchase. I just spent over an hour trying to remove the two AA batteries required to power up the unit. They were jammed in the chamber. Unfortunately, mine won't power up now, after having to force the old batteries. I wasn't able to safely get them out without apparently damaging something. It's frustrating that the chamber was made with such little room to spare. Clearly others have had this issue, as noted in discussion threads on how to fix this issue. Side note: I used duracell pro cell. I highly doubt the battery is to blame...

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard needs some work

    • Written by from Richland

    I have had two Apple wireless keyboards. Both have had the 'S' key go bad. Coincidence? I think not. Very frustrating. Make sure you do not use an 'S' in your sign on password. I will be looking for a different product next time.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard in the World

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    I have had this keyboard for about a week. There has been no pairing issues and battery problems. The batteries are still at 100%. The keyboard looks very nice, clean etc. One of the very good things about it is it has bluetooth. The keyboard makes many people type faster with it, because of its cicklet keys. I have a setup up of a macbook pro retina attached to two monitors and almost all of the ports of the laptop are now full. The keyboard also takes up very small amount of space. It also makes you even neater because you can see all the papers and other thing s on your desk. It works very very well considering how many things are connected to my laptop and there has been no pairing problems. Apple will continue makes very good products and that why everybody likes apple

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It should have a Number pad

    • Written by from Sparks

    The lack of a number pad on this keyboard extremely limits it's use for games. Small simple games can still be played with no problem, but many games want you to have a number pad. Also in an office setting a number pad is very useful when trying to use your computer's calculator app.
    It also eats up batteries very quickly and gives poor battery read out levels to your computer, all around I'd recommend a wired keyboard with a number pad. They are better in every way and should be cheaper too.
    I really recommend not getting this keyboard.

    In short I wish my computer came with a wired keyboard with a blasted number pad.

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop pairing

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    My keyboard suddenly stop pairing with my IMac. This is my second Apple Wireless, the first one also stop pairing. Apple makes great products but the Intelligent mouse and wireless keyboard are lousy to say the least. What a contradiction!!!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Montreal

    First of all the design is great, and the low-profile keys are fantastic.
    Once you get used to these low-depth keys, you'll never want to return to the older high keys.

    Having said that, there are several issues to think about:

    1. Overpriced
    2. Keys wear out fast, so you'll need to replace then. 10 of mine have totally lost their letters ands characters
    3. I gave my friend my old keyboard and he didn't want to use it. He had trouble seeing the keys and would have wanted more
    contrast of the letters on the white base or even white letters on black bases.
    4. Check the serial numbers carefully. I purchased what I thought was an English keyboard, but waited too long to use it. When I
    connected it to my computer, it was French!!!!
    I couldn't return it to where I purchased it because 3 months was too long. The serial number for French and all writing on the box
    would have one think that one purchased an Englih one. Only one other sub serial number informs you on the box that this was
    French!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard useless

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Just got brand new mac at work 2 weeks ago. Wireless keyboard useless. Keeps loosing signal. When the signal drops the last key stroke is repeated until signal returns. Poor software coding can only cause this. Very bad when signal drops whilst pressing the back space key. You loose all your work. Funny really cos 3 other users not had a problem yet. Anyway need to change to one with numpad so will buy one with usb cable. New apple mouse will have to go also. Will get a wheel mouse. If I cannot get a true British English keyboard layout to work with correct @ key position I will be asking my director to swap it for the windows 7 cad PC. Still using my win Xp pro machine that still does what I want it to. Most important part of a PC is the mouse and keyboard.

    7 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Made me ditch the remote.

    • Written by from Richmond

    Before i got my first truly modern Mac, I was using an iMac G5 followed by a white plastic Intel. Both of those had wired keyboards and I had to use the Apple Remote to control the iTunes when I'm not close in front of the machine. However, I bought a 2011 27" iMac used and it came with both the remote and this. I immediately found myself ditching the remote and doing everything remotely on the keyboard, whether it's controlling itunes, typing, or controlling the computer. And since it's not IR, it can be used anywhere in the range. The remote just sits there collecting dust right now… Also it seems to be very efficient or maybe it's the less use it gets because the mouse dies faster than the keyboard.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    corrosion

    • Written by from Hannover

    as many others I have the same problem that after a short period of storage, the batteries corroded and making it impossible to open or repair. Apparently there are no replacements from apple! This seams to be a serious issue and one should consider this before buying a keyboard and possibly risking 69 dollars.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUST PLAIN USELESS

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    A lot of users have hit the nail right on the head with this one. Looks sleek, modern etc. BUT...many issues getting this keyboard to work. Batteries, pairing issues top the list. What a shame!!!! The only thing equally as bad is the mouse and track pad. Truly a trifecta of trash from Apple.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough.

    • Written by from Villanova

    I've had this keyboard for a good 2 years, but this year, the lower row (zxcvbnm) just stopped working. I don't know what happened, but it was something with the cables inside. I didn't want to take it to the Apple Store to get it fixed cause that would just be more money. Instead, I got another wireless Mac keyboard, but it was a full-size (with the num. pad) solar powered Logitech one for $10 less than the smaller Apple one which works like a charm.
    SO yeah, I would only get this keyboard if you bought an Apple computer that came with it like my iMac, otherwise you can get a better less expensive one. It's still not bad.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best ever

    • Written by

    This keyboard is sleek and good looking and everything. it has access to a lot of features and has a lot of options. But for pc users, they need some way to edit their keyboard to, but i'm a mac user so i don't care. the keys are all responsive (except for a small flaw in the caps lock, could be just mine) and not being able to tell if its on or not. the wireless is awesome, never disconnects, and these Ωƒß¥†ƒ∑ƒ˚ߨ¥©•ªtg2h©ß¨¥ƒßˆ¬¥ƒ¥™¨∂¬ƒ©ˆ†¶©π® i love doing that and i love this keyboard <3

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design, does not work with Bootcamp/Win 8.1

    • Written by from Hilversum

    Nice keyboard with exactly the same layout as the one on my MacBook Pro. Strangely this keyboard does work on Windows 7, but not on my Bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries corrode in the wireless keyboard ....can't open to replace

    • Written by from frankfort

    Second day of school.....8 o'clock at night..... And a paper needs to be written. No such luck !! The batteries in the wireless keyboard have apparently corroded inside the keyboard so badly that I can not open the battery door !! Funny.... I used the keyboard all day without a problem and without the computer giving me any notices that the batteries were low. Tried and tried to get the battery door open ......IMPOSSIBLE! Even got metal shaving slivers in my hand because the metal is so soft where the battery door opens.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel - no 10 keypad and forward delete

    • Written by from Niceville

    I love the feel of the Apple keyboards and the portability of the wireless keyboards. However - I have to stick with my wired keyboard until Mac puts out a wireless keyboard w/ a 10 keypad and forward delete. There are add-ons out there, but that's just it - they are add ons. 10 keypads are so much easier not only for spreadsheets and work but also for entering long number codes such as tracking numbers and credit card numbers, etc. Such a simple fix and yet they are so reluctant to make it. Why?!?

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect and swift

    • Written by from Findlay

    I just bought an iMac and I chose to keep the wireless Keyboard for the first time.

    I work all day on my mac (10 hours a day) and I play quite a lot too (at least 1 hour everyday). In both usage, it is perfect :
    - keys are not too soft but not too hard, they also produce a shuffling sound when you strike them that is comfortable.
    - the keyboard is fast. I play FPS games (Counter Strike, Left4Dead, Team Fortress etc...) and I play Diablo3 and in both case, the Keyboard is responsive, never lagging and really comfortable.
    - I bought the mac a couple months ago and I'm still at 90% of the batteries (included with it) despite an intensive use.
    - the size is the same as the laptop keyboards from the Macbooks. but the angle makes it way more comfortable.

    On the minus side for workers :
    - No numeric keyboard. I don't care, my work doesn't make me need that, but some people will be annoyed.
    - white keys get grey really fast (dirty). You still can clean them really easily.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unuseable. Once it un-pairs, you're done.

    • Written by from Boulder

    When it unpairs itself, there is absolutely nothing you can do to get it to re-pair. I've tried at least 30 different things listed in the Apple forums and nothing works. It used to work, now it's just a large paperweight.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard iv ever bought.

    • Written by from edwardsville

    this keyboard is thin, very sturdy, always responsive and iv found its compatible with every device iv tried it on. this list includes iPads, the microsoft surface, dell laptops, HP laptops and my dell desktop. I bought this with 2 rechargeable batteries and i haven't looked back. i also find its a little easier to type on this particular keyboard than on a standard logitec or dell one. idk if its due to the key size and shape or overall size and shape or the tilt or what but i can definitely say i saw an increase in speed once i started using this keyboard.

    7 of 7 people found this useful