• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't sacrifice usefulness for a smaller footprint

    • Written by from Fresno

    Absolutely hate the fact that there is no wireless option with a numeric keypad. Seems to me like Apple decided that they would take out the function of a full sized keyboard just so they could have a smaller one that looks "cool". I don't like how this is the keyboard that comes standard with the new iMac. I am an accountant so the fact that this keyboard doesn't have a numeric keypad DRIVES ME CRAZY!

    58 of 75 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    batteries, cap, keypads

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard is just so-so. I was surprised to find Apple does not offer a wireless keyboard with the usual numeric keypad and arrow/cursor keypad. A USB keyboard with those is still available, but they push the wireless model instead, because they offer only four USB ports on the new iMacs. I always miss the ten-key numeric keypad and the cursor keypad. This is a poor design choice.

    The other major issue is battery life. To be fair, I've only had to replace the batteries twice in about four months since getting it. The Apple Magic Mouse, by comparison, eats batteries like candy, every week.

    I see that another vendor's keyboards, sold by the Apple Store, offer solar power recharge to avoid frequent battery changes. This is a smart design feature that Apple should use.

    But the first thing that happened when I went to replace the batteries the second time? The battery cap rolled away and got lost, never to appear again. Because the cap is also the contact for battery power, the keyboard was now useless. I don't find a way to order the cap by itself. I bought a new keyboard, the same model. But surprise! The Mac didn't want to recognize the new keyboard while busy asking for my password...which I couldn't type with the new, unrecognized keyboard. So...aha, the end cap is interchangeable, so I'm using the old keyboard with the new battery cap, but I'd really like an end cap, to have a spare keyboard. I will ask an Apple person about the end caps, and update if that's doable.

    Now, seeing the solar option with full keypads, I will likely put the spare, with the missing cap, in for recycling, and buy the other product.

    54 of 68 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but needs more iPad Functions

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    This keyboard is good but needs more iPad functions. It seems like auto capitalization of the first letter in a new word does not happen when using the keyboard. Ability to switch apps would be great. Also things like being able to turn the font bold or underlined or italicized in Pages by using the keyboard would be good. esc key to exit apps. I'm sure there are more suggestions but these are mine. I also use this for my Windows 7 PC and it works good.

    Overall I like it.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Missouri City

    This is the only kind of keyboard that actually increased my typing speed instead of decreasing it. There's no need to adjust or make any modifications. The battery life is great and I am getting spoiled by this! Using it on my iPad 2 is awesome and I no longer have to get used to typing on the touch screen or having the on-screen keyboard blocking my view! The only reason I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5 is because that I actually have to use batteries. It doesn't come with a recharger and I hope that in the future, apple will make a rechargeable one that easily recharges from a wall outlet or by usb.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't let the batteries die.

    • Written by from Pasadena

    If you let the batteries die completely it turns into a nice paperweight. I left for a weekend and forgot to turn off my keyboard, batteries died. I put brand new, out of box, batteries in there and it would not turn on at all. Some manufacturing problem, Apple would not fix mine. Looking around online and this is a fairly common problem people are having. Great product but this is a HUGE flaw. Disappointing that apple would release a product with this kind of flaw and not be willing to replace the ones that break.

    48 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Anything But...

    • Written by from Hampton

    I'm an ex-microsoft pc user. Bought my iMac December,2009. I LOVE the iMac and will never go back to pc. I LOVE the Magic Mouse!
    I HATE the keyboard - it has no mass- it feels 2 dimensional, it propels itself across the desk as if typing on a piece of cardboard. The keys have no 'throw' and no hollow for your fingertips to feel. After a month I found it impossible to deal with. A friend of mine gave me an old clear bottom Apple keyboard - a plug in - with two additional USB connects on the rear! Now my iMac is Totally perfect. I would not recommend this keyboard to anyone who is human.

    81 of 122 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The BEST keyboard yet

    • Written by from Wheat Ridge

    I've used this keyboard for 2 years now with my iPad 2 and it's been perfect! There is NEVER a need to turn it on and off once you have it paired and turned on. Don't bother to ever turn it off. I had to change out the 2 AA batteries after 8 MONTHS of use. Sooo easy compared to having to plug into a USB every other day. I also like the idea of not having the keyboard hooked up with the case because that just makes the iPad bulkier all the time. This Apple keyboard is also very thin and easily slips into my purse on those rare occasions when I need to take it with me. I found a small padded slipcase for it for that purpose.

    Oh....if you want to use the on-screen keyboard there's a small button at the top right corner of the keyboard that will let you switch back and forth between the on-screen keyboard and the Apple keyboard. It just couldn't be easier. I love this Keyboard and consider it just as good as any other Apple product...perfect!

    The keyboard couldn't feel better. And it's white so its easy to see the keys at night if you really need to see the keys. I have one question though....

    I now have an iPad Mini....does anybody know if I can pair it with the same keyboard and then use it with both the iPad 2 and the Mini WITHOUT having to unpair with one to use the other? If not, I'll just buy another Apple keyboard. But I need to know. Thanks to anyone who can answer me.

    55 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Connection

    • Written by from Tempe

    I like the way this keyboard feels when I type, nice short throw keys, well spaced.

    Then it disconnects. This keyboard disconnects from the computer for me CONSTANTLY. I'll be typing along and then suddenly letters aren't appearing on the screen and I see the dreaded Connection Lost symbol.

    And then you have to wait, I had to wait half an hour today for the keyboard to connect to the Mac again after it lost connection, and right now I'm writing this review on my PC's wireless keyboard because the apple wireless keyboard lost connection again.

    Terrible, terrible, terrible bluetooth in this device, truly abysmal, never buy this, buy something cheaper that will actually work for you.

    54 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Size, Good Keyboard Feel - Now I can touch type on my iPad 2

    • Written by from Lagrangeville

    This keyboard is perfect for use with the iPad 2. I long ago taught myself to use the number keys at the top instead of a number pad which I found inconvenient since I had to shift my view to the right and look away from the screen. The small size of the keyboard fits well with the iPad 2 and yet it's large enough for touch typing without feeling cramped. It has a very solid feel, it should since it's backed by a solid aluminum plate. This product finally makes the iPad 2 useful for text entry. I paired it with my iPad 2 in about 2 seconds, no problems.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad's Best Friend!!!

    • Written by from Moon Township

    Do Not buy the iPad dock with the keyboard attached. BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! The freedom of portability is much better than having an iPad turned into a desktop. I just bought this keyboard and the syncing with the iPad was super easy. This is amazing and much easier to type on than the iPad's keyboard. BUY THIS NOW!!!

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is Ok but it eats batteries

    • Written by from St Albert

    The Bluetooth connectivity is fine, and the keyboard is OK to use. I love not having wires on my desktop but this keyboard can get through a pair of AA batteries in a few hours. I have installed the updates for the keyboard but they made no difference.

    I have tried Energizers and Costco alkalines but the battery consumption is still very very high.

    46 of 53 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    blue tooth beauty lacks numeric keypad

    • Written by from Sydney

    I have found this keyboard great in all aspects except one, why isn't there an option for one with a numeric keypad like the full sized wired one?

    Either that or Apple should 'Supply' an overlay for the trackpad instead of the over priced mobius thing, really, $40 bucks for a simple programme and a sticker.

    Apple, make a bluetooth Numeric keypad, you could make one with a switch that allows it to double as a trackpad and have all the profits yourself.

    Other than that, love the keyboard, I hated it at first because i'm a touch typist, but i've since gotten used to it and just keep a set of spare Nimh's in the drawer for all my apple devices.

    50 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard with some flaws

    • Written by from Cranford

    THe keyboard is made out of aluminum which gives it a nice look the only flaw is that the caps light will burn out so you can't tell if its on or off.

    54 of 70 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard - BUT it should have a numeric keypad

    • Written by from Morristown

    Great Keyboard - BUT it should have a numeric keypad

    49 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More Stars

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    I think the reviews for this keyboard should be a full five stars. I had the dangerous job of typing 70 words per minute while in the Air Force for twelve years (that was 20 years ago). I've used a plethora of keyboards. I even taught typing/word processing at a business school. This keyboard feels good! I type fast. And, the no hassle bluetooth connection is amazing! I love this keyboard. I have two, one for my iMac and one for my iPad. Again, it is worthy of a full five stars!

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats battery like crazy every 3 weeks

    • Written by from calgary

    Very stylish cool looking keyboard!! However the keyboard will eat a set of batteries every 3 weeks - very unenviromentally sound. I use this with a magic mouse and have short battery life issue with both. I run both macs and pcs have a number of wireless keyboards and mice. The apple wireless keyboard and mouse look great, but the short battery life is very big issue for me

    My other keyboard/mice will go 6-12 month without issues. I have pack of akaline batteries ready for my apple keyboard/mouse because I need to. I am amazed how big an energy hog these device are and why this product was ever produced. I had the keyboard replaced once at the apple store and also has the mouse replaced. I would not recommend this product and will likely go back to a wired setup.

    For more insight, google "short battery life mac keyboard" Many other users have had the same issue

    51 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Clarendon Hills

    While I like the fact that the keyboard is wireless, the lack of a numeric keyboard presents a problem when you work in spreadsheet applications. Additionally, the size restriction has resulted in the left/right/up/down arrow keys being so close together that you often hit the wrong key unless you're looking at the keyboard. We need a wireless keyboard with the full capabilities that exists with the usb keyboard.

    53 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION

    • Written by from Decatur

    I have bought 3, YES THREE, of this product, and each time, one has failed me. The delete key breaks and stops working, the KB will go wacko and just unabatedly enter the same key without me touching a thing. And many others issues.

    I BOUGHT THREE OF THESE

    this must show it's a piece of junk. i like it's size and it's user-friendliness, and all the fancy aspects of it, but i have given up on it.

    68 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I've been using mine for two years now, and I'm delighted with it. Solid construction, great key feel, stable, and extremely reliable. I hammer keys, and I have a long history of breaking keyboards. This one has survived my abuse with no problems. It has also survived a couple of coffee spills. Best keyboard I've ever owned.

    Incidentally, I use rechargeable batteries and get about three weeks from a charge, I think, but I don't pay careful attention. I use the keyboard for most of my workday.

    41 of 45 people found this useful