• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I have used.

    • Written by from Toronto

    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).

    5617 of 6593 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy user. Sysadmin. High praise.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    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.

    4140 of 4956 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great improvement on a great keyboard

    • Written by from Star

    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.

    4016 of 4932 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Basic, basic problem

    • Written by from Toronto

    You can never tell if it's on or off. When you turn it on, a little light blinks green once. And when you turn it off, guess what -- that's right, a little light blinks green once. So you have no way of knowing if it's off or on!!!!

    A bunch of us have just taken to taking the batteries out and carrying them separately.

    539 of 640 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meant for market niche; not for productivity.

    • Written by from San Antonio

    It's certainly sleek, durable, and minimalistic but none of these help if you use your iMac for productivity/office intentions.

    As a senior in college, I use my iMac every day. Word docs, Excel reports, etc.
    - Unless you turn off your keyboard (and Magic Mouse) every time you're away, you'll go through 4 AA batteries every month.
    - That saying "You don't realize what you had until it's gone" certainly applies to the home, directional and numeric key pad.

    Look on those .Org selling sites and you'll notice plenty customers want to get rid of theirs since it came with their iMac, (like me).

    450 of 499 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The only dreadful Apple product I've ever owned.

    • Written by from RIDGEFIELD

    I guess it had to happen eventually, simply by the laws of probability. My lifetime run of one brilliant Apple product after another came to a crashing halt when I bought one of the new Apple wireless keyboards.

    What were you guys thinking when you designed this thing? O.K., I know, it is a beautiful design to LOOK AT. True. No question. But try typing with the thing for more than five or ten minutes, especially if you usually type more quickly than at a leisurely hunt and peck speed. It's brutal on your hands (and I've played piano all my life, so my hands are not wimpy): there is no travel in the keys, so it's like typing on cement. After a while, it hurts! After a few hours, even my hands ache. I'm sorry, but it's just not well thought out for its actual purpose as an input device. As desk sculpture, it's great. For actually typing for any length of time, it's just not up to Apple spec.

    The flat surface shape and wide spacing of the keys makes for uncomfortable typing as well. If the keys could have a concave surface, and be closer together, it would be a great improvement.

    Sorry to go on at such length; but I didn't want to just rant so it took a bit to include some specifics. If these areas can be improved (harsh/hard key "action", flat key surface, and too wide spacing of keys), it could become both a beautiful and more functional keyboard.

    440 of 539 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small, sexy, and responsive

    • Written by from Plano

    I'm a road warrior and have only worked from a laptop going on 16 years. I finally made room on my desk at home for a monitor so bought Apple keyboard and trackpad. Easy transition when I get the opportunity to work at home and doesn't take up much space. Quickly power off and put away in drawer.

    347 of 356 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the 10-Key pad

    • Written by from Concord

    This keyboard is very nice, if you don't work with numbers for your job or hobby. Apple should offer a wireless keyboard with a 10-key pad, as an option, like they used to. For anyone who deals with numbers, the lack of a ten key makes this model useless. I love Apple products, but i don't understand their product strategy, especially if they hope to make inroads to the business market. Now, I had to order the USB keyboard and will have a desk cluttered with a USB connection. Apple, as I've suggested several times, offer a 10-key pad version.

    452 of 568 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good...but

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    It is an amazing keyboard but i wish they had kept the option to have a wireless keyboard with a numeric keypad. AHHH!

    318 of 349 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless: Great, Limited size: Mediocre

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I have the full (wired) Extended Keyboard at home and am using the Wireless keyboard here at work.

    First of all, the keys on all of these new keyboards feel amazing. It's quite a jump from an older apple keyboard and particularly from a standard PC keyboard, but once you get used to it, older keyboards feel like those old manual typewriters, plus the design is just incredible.

    Anyway, the wireless feature is very cool with the lack of cables on my desk, but to be honest, the keyboard is sitting right next to my laptop, so I can't comment on the wireless range (or the necessity of wireless). Bluetooth pairing works flawlessly. I take my laptop to meetings many times per day (too many) and the keyboard knows exactly when I leave and return and it reconnects - there is nothing needed to be done.

    So, since I'm used to the larger, extended keyboard at home, I have a hard time with these few items:
    1. The lack of the numeric keypad (obvious)
    2. That enter button on the extended numeric keypad perfectly located at the right corner of the keyboard - I live for that button.
    3. The additional "fn" (function) button on this wireless keyboard located in the bottom-left - I loath this button because I miss the CTRL, OPT and CMD buttons all the time
    4. I really dislike the need to use this "fn" button for some common key functions like ENTER (rather than RETURN) and DELETE (rahter than BACKSPACE)

    I guess the ultimate would be a wireless version of the extended keyboard, but that is not yet available. I plan to switch my wireless keyboard with the wired extended keyboard.

    277 of 297 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, BUT...

    • Written by

    I love this keyboard; it's the best I'v ever used. BUT ISN'T IT TIME FOR THE FULL KEYPAD WIRELESS VERSION? Come on, folks, you're KILLIN' ME!

    255 of 284 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Compatibility is Lame

    • Written by from Blackwood

    I'm typing this on an iPad right now. The keyboard itself and pairing process was seamless like with all Apple products. Having been said, there are, as previously stated, no shortcuts for really, anything useful, such as:

    --Activate Home Screen
    --Highlight URL bar in Safari
    --Navigation of Email Messages in Mail

    Some things that do work:
    --F1-2 Control Brightness
    --F7 Goes Back one Track in iPod
    --F8 Plays/Pauses Track in iPod
    --F9 Skips Ahead one Track in iPod
    --F10 Mutes Volume
    --F11-12 Adjusts Volume Level
    --Eject brings up the on screen keyboard (useless)

    Command X C and V still Cut, Copy and Paste.
    Command+[Left/Right] traverses to beginning/end of line.
    Option+[Left/Right] traverses by word.
    Holding Shift + Arrows allows for text selection.

    Great product. iPad software needs to better handle its actions

    244 of 269 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best.Keyboard.Ever

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    Greatest keyboard i have ever owned,period. I love the minimalist design and the low surface keys are really easy to use.

    222 of 233 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MUST READ IF CONSIDERING BUYING

    • Written by from Brighton

    The review that says short battery life is wrong, the battery life depends on the type of batteries that you use. I use lithium batteries, I change the batteries around every 3 months and I use it daily. Also yes, there is no forward delete button but you can just press the Fn button and the backspace (delete) button. Also you can just scroll up with the arrow keys, you don't need special buttons that are only for going up a page and down a page. There is also probably a keyboard short cut for that too.This is just to let you know that it is a great keyboard and the people who wrote those reviews clearly haven't used it yet.

    207 of 219 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I kept my old full-sized Apple wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Ballston Spa

    This keyboard is fine, but seems too-clever-by-half. Why no number pad? Or, back-delete key? Or, page up/page down, end, etc. keys? As someone else pointed out: it is great if you're sitting on a a plane or bus with a laptop; but for serious office work, it is inadequate. I bought a full-sized wireless Apple keyboard about 4 years ago and still use it (like, right now). Works fine, is not a battery-hog, and is full function. It would be nice if Cupertino would give us a choice of mini- or full-sized wireless.

    217 of 241 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it's cute but i don't get it...

    • Written by from Eagle River

    i buy the 27" iMac and get this cheeseball keyboard that comes with it. don't get me wrong, i'm sure it would be great if you were looking to take it with you on a plane or maybe if you don't have a desk.

    it's just too small. no number pad, page up, page down....you can't even use it as a weapon if needed.

    just my thoughts. i would take a corded full length keyboard over this any day.

    238 of 286 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    this is amazing!!!!

    • Written by from Maspeth

    im a middle school student and bought this idem for my eassy's and homework assiments and this is perfect for an ipad(which i saved for and bought my self). im writing this review with it write now this deserves 5 stars and the batteries came with it already in it. you just have to type in the code on the scrrent that pops up press enter and boom youre using youre wireless keyboard i love all apple products and just use this one. it might sound like a lot of money for a key board but trust me its useful

    205 of 224 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Missing Piece

    • Written by from Fuquay Varina

    I love this keyboard. i've had the ipad for about three or four months, and my only complaint about it is typing. i avoided typing longer emails on it because it just took me so long to "hunt and peck" on the ipad. i finally got the wireless keyboard - set up was a breeze. and after only playing with it one day, i would say this is the essential component that was missing from my ipad experience. i was taught to type properly (on a typewriter!) and so i never could get used to typing on the ipad; the keyboard makes all the difference for me.

    my only "complaint" is that i can't use functions; or the arrows to scroll through a pre-populated list - like a keyboard on a computer. but since i got the keyboard for typing, and not those other things, i'm ok with that.

    i highly recommend this product for people who miss the bumps under the "f" and "j" when typing on the ipad.

    189 of 196 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!!! Great battery life!

    • Written by from Regina

    I received this wireless keyboard a little over a year ago as a late birthday/fathers day gift from my oldest. In conjunction with the magic mouse, I have this blue-toothed to my mid '09 MBpro, which is mirrored to a larger HD display. Instant desktop. Works great!
    The keyboard is used daily and has performed flawlessly to date. I did purchase a silicone keyboard skin for a buck off eBay. Keeps the keys clean and adds some insurance against liquid spills at coffee time.
    The original batteries just expired last month. So it almost made it a full year with the batteries it shipped with.
    Very impressive!
    I would rate this 10 big stars if I could, but five will have to do.
    Highly Recommended!!!

    190 of 201 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    • Written by from RIDGEFIELD

    Looks great, works great, but if you get a battery stuck in the very narrow compartment, it can't be opened to remove. I brought it into the store and they said that the battery expanded and could not be removed. They recommend changing the batteries WEEKLY. That's crazy. So they took it to recycle it and asked me if I wanted to buy another, NO

    229 of 279 people found this useful