• 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.

    2 of 2 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

  • 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?!?

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money for $75. Connection is not stable. Has no keypad

    • Written by from Beaconsfield

    No numeric key pad. No back-lit effects. Very unstable Bluetooth connection. Not worth the money. Use a wired keyboard for half the price.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries Get Stuck

    • Written by from Toronto

    The poor design of this keyboard does not allow you to remove the batteries. If you don't change your batteries frequently and they get swollen your keyboard will be useless and you will not be able to remove the batteries. I have been through a few of these keyboards and while it may look pretty do yourself a keyboard and the the full wired keyboard for $25 less and a numeric keypad! PS no batteries to change or get stuck either!

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, stops working in two years.

    • Written by from New York

    This is a well built keyboard. Probably the most beautiful around, keys are easy to type and the integration with OSX is great with the special function buttons.
    Unfortunately, they stop working after 2 years. I am on my second wireless keyboard from Apple, and they both simply stopped pairing with the computer. Tried everything I could find in the internet to no avail. Of course, Apple has no real customer service, so to the garbage they went.
    I would like to buy another one, but after two of them going kaput in my hands, this would have been silly. Will buy a Chinese fake instead. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't make the small USB keyboards anymore.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric pad

    • Written by from Ste. Anne

    The keyboard itself is great but how can it be that a company like Apple doesn't have a numeric pad on their wireless keyboard? Makes no sense to me.

    16 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from Cold Brook

    I've been working with Mac's for many years and it is very common for us to replace the peripherals, particularly the mouse and keyboard with another product, usually Microsoft. They are relatively inexpensive, well made and ugly. Oh well, two out of three aint bad.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiple Keys Stopped Working

    • Written by from Weaverville

    It worked for about 1 year. Now half of the keys don't work. No other choice though, I have to buy this same keyboard as a replacement. In my opinion, they should cost about $25-$35. Not worth $70.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap product, not worth the money

    • Written by from Toronto

    This keyboard costs about $70.00 and my experience has been that it's built poorly and not to last.

    The first apple keyboard I bought lasted about 3 months before the first key popped off and I had to take it into apple for a return. The second one I haven't taken in yet--though I intend too, because the power button has gotten stuck permanently in an 'ON' position and the 'O' key is barely holding on to the keyboard. I don't believe I'm overly rough with the keyboard, I haven't dropped it, but it's gotten dinged up pretty easily just being carried around in a backpack with my ipad and textbook on my way to class. It's just not sturdy enough to be worth the amount of money it costs when there's comparably cheaper models out there that will stand up better.

    The bluetooth connecting hasn't been a problem, and since I have a MacBook Pro the keyboard size is basically the same so I find it as comfortable as working on my laptop, and maybe even a little more so because I can place my laptop on a raised service so I don't have to look down constantly. (I have small hands, so no ergonomic issues) Functionally it works great, just expect to take it in to the apple store every three or four months for a new one.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would expect better

    • Written by from Powell

    Three months after purchase one button just popped off, no reason at all. And I couldn't pop it back in. Batteries don't last as long as I would like. I would like to see a micro USB connector on it and a USB to Micro USB cord shipped with it. Keyboard is a little too condensed, I find myself hitting wrongs keys all the time on this Keyboard. Kind of wishing I went for the extended one, fit my hands better.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice the size, bluetooth issues

    • Written by from lawrenceville

    When we type a key, looks like the connection got a problem and get many time the key entered.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No extended version - productivity killer for pros

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you never use the extended keys for serious work, this keyboard is light, convenient and well constructed.

    But, for pros who need the extended key set, the lack of an extended version of the wireless keyboard is a serious gap and a productivity killer. I find myself sighing and going back to my wired extended keyboard because the missing keys on the wireless version make it sloooow for work.

    As is often the case these days, Apple has a well constructed accessory with serious and obvious usability issues.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to like like the keyboard until... The batteries leaked!

    • Written by from Quebec

    I enjoyed the keyboard until it stopped working. I figured it was time to change the batteries: and it was! Except that the batteries leaked and one is stuck at the bottom. It seems to have corroded the aluminum case and I cannot get it out. I went to the Apple store hoping to get advice or help but to no avail: this is covered. I understand the limitations ofmthe product but I am upset nonetheless. I can only conclude that this is a design flaw: if there was a lid to access the batteries, it would be more practical to clean when there is trouble of this kind. I am very disappointed. I do not believe I will be able to use this keyboard anymore and it is no more than 4 months old and the batteries are the ones that came with it!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad users - read this first

    • Written by from La Jolla

    While the keyboard is easier to use than the onscreen keyboard, several neat iPad typing features are not operational when using any Bluetooth keyboard, not just this keyboard.

    These features are:
    -Autocorrect
    -double tap of space bar to insert period and space
    -auto capitalizations

    Moving between the BT keyboard and the onscreen keyboard can be confusing and frustrating.

    Also be aware that you still have to touch the screen to send emails, select and correct spelling errors, and the like.

    These are usability issues that affect iPad users and not iMac users.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't drop it!

    • Written by from Miami

    Let me start of by saying that this is a great keyboard, but it has one fatal flaw! If you drop this keyboard, you will most likely end the keyboards life in a single drop. This keyboard loves to fall on it's corners and 2 of it's corners are it's weakest points. One corner is the housing for the batteries, if you dent the aluminum there (which is really easy) you will not be able to change the batteries. The corner opposite of the battery storage, is the power button! Any denting there and you will not be able to turn your keyboard back on!

    92 of 117 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric pad

    • Written by from LONGMONT

    Working in InDesign, I need the numeric pad to make keyboard shortcuts. No numeric pad=no short cuts. That means slower work with this keyboard. I do like the light, wireless, clean(!!) design. No crumbs are stuck down inside my keyboard. Loving it. But working slow. . .

    24 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    1.5 star

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Rounded up to a two, but really APPLE is not using hardly any of its design skills on this one. AA Batteries, really? They couldn't figure out how to make it chargeable? because I'm pretty sure they have the chargeable-small-device thing figured out.
    also, the thing starts warning me that batteries are low when they're still almost half charged. So now it's been warning me regularly for the last month and a half, it's pretty annoying. And there should be a keyboard lock built into it so it does not turn your laptop on when you accidentally hit a key (or which happens easily in your backpack.) Aside from being super-irritating I think this drains the keyboard batteries.To get around this you need to always remember to turn your bluetooth off on your computer when not using the keyboard, and/or take the batteries out of the keyboard. lame!
    BTW the keyboard itself works fine to type on, but if that's all I needed I would buy a corded one and save some $

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch out!

    • Written by from Regina

    I liked this keyboard a lot until the batteries corroded and fused the battery compartment shut. Apparently this is a common failing of AAs. The 'sleek' design is now working against me as there is no way to get it open. Had to buy a whole new keyboard!

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard...until it inexplicably died

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I didn't use it that much and it worked great for a while but this morning, it inexplicably died. I've had it for less than a year.

    I'll be buying a cheaper bluetooth keyboard if this is what the reliability will be.

    33 of 48 people found this useful