• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    On/off could be better

    • Written by from Washington

    Keyboard is great. But I am constantly frustrated by the lack of a decent on-off. To turn on, you press the power button. Easy. To turn off, you have to hold the power button for a long time until it goes off, which means the light goes off (usually). Probably fine if you're using with a desktop computer, but pretty awful with an iPad and you need to take the iPad away from the keyboard for a few minutes. Because if the keyboard is on, you can't type on the iPad without it.

    45 of 49 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.

    53 of 67 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in one Year

    • Written by from Novi

    Nothing had been spilled on it ever, nothing unusual had ever happened to it. After a year, the left half of the keys stopped working so I couldn't log in to my user any longer. I am typing this from a friends computer. Other than this issue, It worked fine. But I'm thinking I may buy a usb keyboard to replace it instead of another copy.

    43 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    keyboard

    • Written by from Oakland

    The button that holds the batteries for the keyboard in place easily works it's way loose and there does not seem to be a replacement part, instead it looks as if I have to buy an entirely new keyboard.

    Plus, does not come with a travel case for protection

    40 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard, no backlit keys

    • Written by from Monroe

    Positives
    - Sleek, slim, elegant design
    - Small desk footprint
    - Wireless
    - Great to type on
    - Weighty feel, not too light
    - High quality parts and construction
    - Alt function = media buttons, eject button
    Negatives
    - NO BACKLIT (Cant see when using for movie/music playback with little to no light situations)
    - No USB inputs
    - No ability to use keyboard during BIOS/Boot screen, mostly contribution to limitation of bluetooth and overall nature of boot sequence.
    - NO PC drivers or support
    Main gripes: Not backlit, no PC driver support, lack of functioning until OS boots.

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from JACKSONVILLE

    It badly needs a backlight and full-sized arrow keys.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Double Edge Rating

    • Written by from Lake Charles

    The keys are buttery smooth. Wireless pairing is effortless. The appearance is simple and attractive. It is light weight and strong. BUT...

    The battery cap is garbage, it was difficult to thread it correctly. If I leave the batteries in there and don't use it for a week, the batteries leak acid in the compartment and deposit an unpleasant cement-like substance. At last, the poor keyboard could not stand batteries left in it and cemented the dead batteries in the compartment, sealed the battery case shut so that I could not remove them. I even bent a quarter trying to pry it open with a coin and pliers. I ain't buying this again. Like the great GWB said "Huh huh, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

    55 of 78 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, But could do better

    • Written by from Rotorua

    The wireless is the best I've used, however, it's limited in it's function because it's without the numeric keypad. Most users will find that it's a little frustrating when you can type reasonably quickly and then slow down when ever you have to enter a telephone number or customer number etc.
    We are in the 21st century and it's not unreasonable to ask expect the obvious. At the moment you have a desk top computer with a laptop keyboard. It's about time Apple spent more time thinking about how versatile the keyboard could be. Not only could it control your computer but with a little imagination it could do so much more ie, as a remote for your apple TV or regular TV. In fact any remotely operated device in the house.
    There has been one minor issue in that the caps lock light failed and I had to switch off the keyboard and start it again to fix the problem. It has a good feel and a good look. Please Apple - update this product!

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best keyboard I've had.

    • Written by from Henderson

    Can't understand why they would sell a wireless keyboard with a desktop computer but... my first complaint was that it didn't have the side number pad. The second was that it operates on a battery that needs to be replaced. But the most annoying is when it just decides not to input what I have typed! The quality of this keyboard is not up to the usual Apple standards.

    55 of 79 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to have a numeric pad etc.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I like the type-ability of this keyboard but it doesn't have a numeric pad like the USB-wired one does. This is really dumb. i use my keyboard for business and filmic needs and have to have a numeric keypad. I ended up going back to my old wireless one.

    Can't understand why there is no full sized wireless keyboard.

    49 of 68 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with iMac, not so well with iPad

    • Written by from San Diego

    This keyboard installed flawlessly with my iMac and worked beautifully. However, it was very finicky when trying to get it to pair with the iPad. I finally got it to pair, but when I later went back to use it with the iPad several hours later, I had to go through the procedure of turning the keyboard on and off several times before it would work. In the end, I decided to return the keyboard since I mainly got it to work with the iPad, and in addition, since I do a fair amount of work in Microsoft Office in a Windows environment on the Mac, I missed the added keys (home, end, etc.) on the wide keyboard.

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design but ....

    • Written by from Kent

    This is a decent keyboard. It looks fabulous. I get the design decision to make the iMac all about the display, and the sleek, paired down keyboard enhances the effect. It's responsive, and basically comfortable. HOWEVER:

    If you need a 10-key, forget it. This keyboard isn't for you. So, financial types, and those of us creatives who like 10-key for logging time codes, etc. are outta luck.

    Not at all ergo. The layout is pretty standard, but the keys are not contoured. It's so slim that the usual keyboard tray with wrist rest is impossible to use. So, it sits on the desktop . . . doesn't take up much real estate, but it's not at all as comfy as a full size keyboard.

    Think it's probably fine for home use, but if you sit in front of a machine all day, you'll want a full-size keyboard.

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Keyboard Miss my numbers pad

    • Written by from Bolton

    I love the sleek design and comfort of this keyboard, but it's lack of number pad made me take it back. Perhaps I'm one of the only accountants using a mac (?!?!) but the number pad is a necessity. Why isn't there an option with wireless keyboards?

    37 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not convenient enough for the price

    • Written by from Wilkes Barre

    I bought an iPad to use during meetings and therefore bought the keyboard as a more convenient way to take notes, send emails, etc. While the keyboard works in theory, some of the main functions like CTRL+A do not work. I called Apple.com, assuming that there may be a problem with the keyboard and was informed that this is simple a incompatibility issue between the ipad and the keyboard. While i understand the issue at hand, i suppose the fact that they clearly offer this as a compatible accessory to the ipad 2, that it should be just that...fully compatible. Poor representation on their website. I would have bought a keyboard, but not for $70. $70 and 2 batteries should offer me full compatibility...not half way there.

    38 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    have 2, one failed

    • Written by from Mariposa

    i have two apple wireless keyboards, one for the office and one for home. i'm generally pleased with the performance; however, one just just died after about 1.5 years of use.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has its place

    • Written by from Memphis

    This is a good little keyboard, but I am not sure it belongs on the mac. I have to say I was less then excited about this item mainly because of the lack of 10 key on it. I hated having to replace the batteries all the time since our computer receives heavy use. But I do love to use it when I am typing on my iPad 2 or my iPad mini. All in all its a good little keyboard but when I order my next Mac, I will opt for a wired version of both the mouse and the keyboard.

    40 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not backlit

    • Written by from Pittsburg

    Bought this to use with my MacBook when it is connected to my tv. It weighs about as much as a paper clip which is taking some getting used to since I type in my lap. I'm baffled as to why it has white textured keys, I can't wait to see how dirty it will look in a year. The lack of a backlight is completely dumb and I would have purchased another keyboard if I would have realized this before.

    36 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but I really want full-size

    • Written by from Reston

    The keyboard feel is great. I used to get cramps in my fingers / hand at work, but no longer since I bought this for use in the office.
    HOWEVER, I'd really like a full-size, just like the wired version, but wireless.
    Come on, Apple, it can't be that hard. Sometimes I get the impression you torture your customers just for the fun of it!

    35 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    You'll need AA batteries!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This is a pretty cool device. I quickly made the purchase, totally overlooking the fact that it doesn't have a charger. It works with AA batteries:(. So, stock up on them batteries! Another drawback for me was that it doesn't have the numeric section like the USB keyboard. I do a lot of financing thingies, and while this shorter keyboard version is cute, it's no bueno for me!

    37 of 50 people found this useful