• 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    happy user of this on PC

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    It's annoying to read all over that this keyboard "misses numeric keypad". Guess what: that's the reason I bought it in the first place. Regular writing in an armchair is very uncomfortable if it has numeric keypad. Still, you can clearly see before buying that this keyboard doesn't have numeric keys so what's the point whining about it?
    I did have connectivity issues but, somehow surprisingly, I resolved them by removing the bluetooth driver that came with my usb dongle and replacing it with default Windows XP driver. It works like a charm now, despite the fact that at the same time I use another bluetooth dongle for the network.
    The obvious disadvantage is the price. In Poland, where I bought it, it costs significantly more than 69 bucks (US is so cheap and yet you still whine about the price)
    To sum up, I'm not an Apple fanboy, I bought this for PC and I spend on it 10 times the price of my previous keyboard, but I would do this again cause Apple's competition is to shy to dump the numeric keypad and adopt minimalistic design.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get it wet!

    • Written by from Woodbury

    Got some water on the space bar and now the space bar does;nt work and there is no way to get into the keyboard to clean it.
    No way to fix it, unless Apple sends me some instructions; which I doubt.
    Otherwise it is a good piece of equipment.

    74 of 113 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but ...

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    The keyboard is nice and works well. It makes typing on the iPad much easier. However, I worry about traveling with it. I kept the box to protect it while carrying in my briefcase or carry-on. But it would be nice to have some way to protect and attach to my iPad for transport. Of course, I probably should have bought a case with a built-in keyboard.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessorry for an iPad

    • Written by from Manhasset

    I just purchased this in order to use it with my iPad, rather than having to clunk around on the ipad keyboard. So far, I really love this product. It's lightweight and the keystrokes respond nicely to my typing, infinitely better than having to email using the iPad keyboard. I bought the incase origami stand to go with it and the two work really well together. Now I can leave my laptop at home when I don't need to use excel, word or flash, which I'm verry happy about.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Love the keyboard, but wish it had the extended numeric keypad included like the corded keyboard. What gives? Let's do it!

    40 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have for MacBook Pro users

    • Written by from GOLDEN

    When it comes to writing in a text editor, programming, graphic design, or even just basic control of your computer, The Apple Wireless Keyboard is a must have. Especially if you are a MacBook Pro user. This wireless keyboard would definitely make a great tool for using your laptop, especially when you want to sit back and use your computer from the couch as it sits on the coffee. Table. This is definitely a must have Apple product.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth keyboard

    • Written by from Horsham

    Well made product for the 'average' user although I have had no problems yet I am sure that with heavy use it will be more likely to fail in certain crutial ways.
    Otherwise its a great product.

    Cons: I wish it would turn on and off quicker because like most people, I dont like to wait.

    43 of 56 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but four little nits to pick

    • Written by from ARLINGTON

    The Apple wireless keyboard is a great product. Reliable. Useful. Compatible. Its software even tells you when the batteries are running low in plenty of time to replace them. I use my keyboard as part of a desktop setup with a MacBook and I've also used it with an iPad.

    What don't I like?
    1. No reminder on which way to insert the batteries.
    2. No number keypad.
    3. No "forward delete" key. You have to use FCN+DEL for forward delete.
    3. Can be just a bit dodgy on the initial pairing and the return pairing if the keyboard and its host machine have been separated.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good keyboard, bad build

    • Written by from Prospect

    i recently got a 27 inch iMac with the keyboard and trackpad, i thought they were both really great, i moved them a lot, because i was in the process of getting a new desk, i had it set up on a table in front of my bed, and when i moved the keyboard and pad from the table sometimes, i noticed chips in the aluminum body, in both the keyboard and the track pad. other than that, i thought they were pretty good.

    41 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product and easy to set up

    • Written by from Cupertino

    Awesome product. It is very easy to set up. Range is pretty good as well.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, One flaw

    • Written by from San antonio

    I bought this keyboard and have had it for about a week or so, and really fell in love with it. One major flaw, and I understand its not with all of them, but the keyboard is not centered right. When I hit the left "shift" key, the keyboard seems to bounce on the left side. The rubbers of the keyboard dont seem to be aligned correctly. In other words the keyboard rocks side to side when typing. Very annoying. Because i have lost the receipt to this keyboard I have put scotch tape under one of the rubbers to even it out.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest setup EVER!

    • Written by from Arlington

    I just purchased the keyboard and I have to say, the setup time was the fastest and easiest setup of anything I have ever installed. Unlike the statement above says: "install on the computer first", you don't need to do that at all for the ipad2. It takes more time to get it out of the box then it does to set it up. Pull it out of the box, turn the power button on (on the right), turn bluetooth on in the utilities app and punch in the code it tells you to punch in. Boom. Done. I'll have to use it a while before I can give the product a 5 but it is so compact and clean. Anxious to see how long the batteries last.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for iPad, OK for iMac, needs number pad

    • Written by from HARRISONBURG

    I have two of these. One (which I'm using right now) is used for my iPad 2. It is a HUGE improvement over using the onscreen touch keyboard. It paired easily and there is no lag (better have the latest iOS update). I use the other paired with my 21" iMac. Without the number key pad, it can make some design work (number intensive charts/graphs) hard do to. I wish Apple would come out with a wireless thin keyboard with the number pad...I'll keep waiting. I just can't see myself going back to a wired keyboard. Battery usage (AAs) seems reasonable, I end up changing batteries every 2-3 months and that's using it everyday.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious Travel

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    I have had this keyboard since June 2011 and travel extensively. The keyboard is very functional and I like typing on it very much. Feels pretty much like the keyboard on my MacBook Pro 17". The keyboard is not collapsible, which makes it a little difficult to travel with, because I pack my computer case with a lot of other things, including my laptop and iPad. I throw the keyboard in my large check-in suitcase between the clothes. I have been doing this for months and traveled all over the world and the keyboard always works great when I pull it out of the suitcase. I worry that it will get bent in the suitcase, but so far the aluminum construction has held up.

    For meetings I do not take the keyboard, but just type notes on the iPad keypad. I don't like to, but this keyboard, though, portable, is just a little too big for taking to meetings, in my opinion. A have taken it, so it is more or less a matter of preference.

    I have not used any other portable keyboards, so can't compare it to others. Four stars because of the portability issue.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, but it needs a numerical pad

    • Written by from COLUMBIA

    The keyboard works great, but I like having a numerical keyboard on the right.

    37 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    very good, same as macbook 13" keyboard

    • Written by from Thunder Bay

    Great keyboard. Performs just like my macbook 13" keyboard from four years ago. I was mostly interested in the compatibility with my macbook and iPhone. Very good with the mac, and a few surprises with the iPhone. Typing works, volume, pause/play, brighteness up/down, command a, command c and command v all work as you would expect, eject brings up the soft keyboard in an app with text, caps lock. Certainly way more functions than I expected to work, but alas no app switching shortcut or anything like the home button mapped to a key or anything. I am super pleased. The idea of using it with the iphone is that i can now take minutes in a meeting without hiding behind a laptop. Also, its much lighter and easier to have a phone and keyboard than a whole computer, that said the phone is not as capable, but it'll do text just fine. thanks for the great product.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Suggest picking up a skin for protection.

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    Buying a new one since the last one was done in by a simple non-sticky spill. Strongly suggest investing in an inexpensive cover to prolong it's life.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keybord, Needs Numbers

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I got this for my macbook pro and it works beautifully. It has the exact same dimensions as EVERY apple keyboard from the last few years, so as a touch typer it is easy to switch back and forth. It is super durable and super light. my only complaint is that it doesn't have a keypad. This is inconvenient not only because of the functionality of the keypad, but because it is narrower and that makes it harder to type with it on your lap. over all I am extremely satisfied with this product.

    29 of 33 people found this useful