• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love at first sight, but the honeymoon is over

    • Written by from Portland

    I cast aside my big, unpretty 3rd party keyboard and replaced it with this sleek little beauty. The keyboard is small and lovely, and looks perfectly at home on my coffee table.

    However, after typing for a few hours, my hands began to cramp up as never before. I don't miss the numeric pad, but apparently my hands need more support than this floating island of keys provides.

    But the real nail in the coffin was three weeks in when a battery alert popped up on my screen. It was down to 18% charge in less than a month of very casual use. For me, dealing with batteries every month or two negates the elegance of no wires. And no matter how pretty it is, if it hurts my hands, it's failing in it's most basic function. If I have to buy a wrist rest and a jumbo pack of batteries, it is not looking so elegant anymore. I returned it in favor of another less-gorgeous 3rd party keyboard. Sometimes it feels like Apple values elegant design more than my actual needs.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    how sad

    • Written by from Washington

    I like this keyboard and would give it a five star rating, but where's the number pad? Why must I purchase a new keyboard just to get the number pad?

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks awesome, feels great, but insides are messed up

    • Written by from Miami

    I got this keyboard as a Christmas gift, and I loved it. The first two weeks it was working great until it started pressing buttons on its own. It's not an extreme inconvenience, but it presses a button about every 2-3 hours of using it. It's not only one button either. So far it has not pressed the same button twice, which is not a good thing. Most of the time, I'm not even touching the keyboard when it presses a button by itself.
    I've exchanged it once already and I'm going to try one more time. If it doesn't work next time, I'll just replace it for the wireless mouse or something and go back to my Logitech wireless keyboard. =(

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Full keyboard please

    • Written by from Bellevue

    Apple Keyboard is amazing but I'm giving only 2 stars because if has sacrificed factor over form. Please give us a full wireless keyboard. I hate the "fn" in the corner. No Home , No End or delete key. And the no Number pad come on...

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many issues

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Takes a while to wake up and connect with the computer, no number pad or page forward button, and too many batteries! If space is a concern, go ahead and get it. Otherwise, don't waste your money (again and again, with replacing batteries!).

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge battery consumption

    • Written by from New York

    I love this kb but do not buy it unless you are prepared to change the batteries every week or have a set of rechargeables. When I first got it it worked fine and the batteries lasted months--but since Snow Leopard and getting a Magic Mouse the batteries must be replaced too often. i don't know if it is Snow Leopard or the Magic Mouse that is doing this.

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric keypad!!

    • Written by from Bethesda

    Beautiful to behold but no numeric keypad. Also, the slim factor is a bit ungainly if you like to put the keyboard on your lap occasionally. So, this one stays in the box.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Number Pad

    • Written by from APO

    Apple needs to bring back the number pad on the wireless keyboard. Previous incarnations of the wireless keyboard featured a number pad and even the current wired one has it, why not the wireless? They just took a laptop keyboard and made it wireless when one of the biggest downsides of a laptop keyboard is the lack of a number pad.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numbers and low range

    • Written by from FORT PIERCE

    Why don't they put the numeric pad into the wireless one???

    The main problem is still the connectivity though: just 2-3 feet away and it looses the connection and takes forever to reconnect.

    First apple product of which I'm disappointed.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool but not very functional

    • Written by from Sykesville

    Needs a keypad and is way too small!

    27 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the number pad?

    • Written by from New Paris

    This keyboard came with my Imac but I don't use it. If it had a number pad it would be very useful. The Apple wired keyboard with a number pad and 2 USB ports is more useful than this sawed off keyboard.

    44 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why not a full keyboard...

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    If i wanted to type on my laptop's cramped keyboard I would have... This keyboard is not at all practical. I don't want to be limited to having to use the Fn key for EVERYTHING.. I need the Number Keys!. Why didn't Apple come out with the full keyboard with a wireless connection. How annoying. I want a FULL WIRELESS keyboard. I wouldn't buy a keyboard for my laptop if it just mimiced the laptops keyboard anyway... The only reason I am giving it two stars is its power saver, easy to type on, and its pretty. ... Next!

    137 of 160 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Give us full keyboard version

    • Written by from MIDDLEBURY

    I am rating this only 2 stars because in reality I'd like Apple to bring back (as an option) a full wireless keyboard. I don't like to use Fn for function keys, be restricted to the left side only for "control" and the cramped "notebook" style keyboard makes little sense to some people (like me) that wish to connect a REAL keyboard to our notebooks.

    22 of 28 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.

    253 of 305 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some nice things but overall not impressed

    • Written by from North Platte

    I have the newest late 2009 two-battery version. It is sturdy, very cool looking and takes up little space on the desktop.

    Battery: After being on constantly for a week, the battery still says 100%.

    On the down side, the Caps Lock key is supposed to light when on, but doesn't light at all. Since I use caps lock for some of my work, that's a problem since most internet logins are case sensitive.

    Lightweight but keeps moving around on my desk unless I put a rubber mat underneath.

    I thought it would be backlit but it is not. I like working in a low light room, and was used to my backlit laptop.

    Size: overall it feels cramped because of the space between the keys. The keyboard itself is essentially the same as my laptop keyboard but without any edges around the whole thing. The MacBook Pro laptop has larger keys with smaller spaces between them.

    One last gripe: although I don't touch it too often, it's often enough to annoy me: why can't Apple make a keyboard or notebook edge that isn't sharp???

    52 of 65 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

    237 of 291 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for leprechauns and pixies

    • Written by from CENTREVILLE

    I owned this keyboard and ended up throwing it away. The modifier keys on the left and the arrow keys on the right are too tiny. It is too easy to hit the wrong modifier key on the left, which gives unexpected results. It is also too narrow to use on my lap. The keyboard is right for a laptop, but too small for a desk.

    I wish Apple would make a wireless keyboard with a standard layout, normal-sized keys, and a number pad so I could get the keyboard cable off my desk. This one seems best suited to tiny hands. I never cease to be amazed that anyone buys it, or that Apple doesn't have a full-sized alternative.

    200 of 291 people found this useful