• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad

    • Written by from Walton

    This keyboard is a beautiful keyboard by all means, but how is it in use? Now if you have long finger nails, this is not an ideal keyboard for you. I find it hard to type on sometimes. The connection unfortunately is lost or gets disconnected every now and then. I wish it had the number pad on the right side. Typing long papers is alright, the keyboard has good feedback despite being so flat. the bottom arrows are rather small, so gamers probably should buy this, it's ease to hit another key. As for battery life, I didn't use it over one weekend and it died; rechargeable batteries are the way to go with this. All in all, it is ok, it has both goodies and downsides.

    19 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited functionality on iPad

    • Written by

    I was planning to use the keyboard with some terminal apps in order to access my mac remotely from my iPad. The keyboard is great when entering text. However, many keyboard shortcuts do not work. From the web pages of some app developers, the reason seems to be that the iOS API does not support all the keyboard shortcuts. If this issue were addressed, the ipad would be the ultimate remote access solution.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    YES!

    • Written by from Franklin

    Great find....

    5 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Caps Lock...

    • Written by from Mukilteo

    Overall the key board is pretty good. The only problem I have noticed is that the Caps Lock Key is a little harder to push than all the other keys. It's kind of annoying. Also the light that indicates if the caps lock is on or not sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. I've had my keyboard replaced and got a new one and it still does the same thing. Nothing too big. Just minor. Doesn't affect the performance of the keyboard.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it but........

    • Written by from Polson

    I love the keyboard, but, I really miss the 10 key adding machine part. I use that a lot. Would love to see you make a wireless keyboard with the 10 key.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good....but

    • Written by from Lomita

    The design is great and the feel of the buttons is different than previous models, but you get used to it rather quickly. No problem there. My problem is that it does not have a numerical keypad. I did not know that when I optioned out of the wired keyboard and chose the wireless one during my MacPro purchase. After the computer arrived and I realized there was no numerical keypad, I was disappointed but hoped I wouldn't miss the keypad that much. I found that if you used it in the past for passwords or any other numerical type of entry, you will miss it every time with this model. I have no idea why Apple doesn't offer two wireless models. One without a numerical keypad and one with. I am selling my wireless keyboard and purchasing one with a keypad. I lasted 5 months.

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool Design - Poor Construction

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I bought my IMac about 6 months ago... 3 of the keys on the wireless keyboard that came with it have either stuck or just don't work anymore. Also hate not having a numeric keypad.... don't Mac users type numbers???
    Have thought of buying a wired keyboard with the numeric pad, but am afraid the construction won't be any better.

    I have started using a wireless (USB) Microsoft keyboard that works great... but would really rather be using a Mac product with my Mac computer. After years of using PCs and buying a Mac for both its OS and its reputation for quality, I am really disappointed in this keyboard.

    15 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it but i could be better

    • Written by from Canada

    i have had this key board for a couple of months and i like it but dont at the same time .. i wish it was a full keyboard and had the numbers on the side .. it would make alot of things easier.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing uses a lot of Batteries

    • Written by from redford

    I love having a wireless keyboard for my mac. I hope that in the future they will develop one that can be charged with a usb or ipod cable, the way you charge a controller for a ps3. Works great other than that.

    55 of 60 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

    Great keyboard... but

    • Written by from Avoca

    I love the feel of this keyboard. It's very crisp, and very well responsive. However, mine randomly losing signal, and when this happens, it keeps cutting in and out. Don't know what to do about it, not sure if the batteries are just at the end, because when it reconnects, it says they're at 100%.

    Hopefully it's just mine. Hopefully, if I buy another one some day, I don't have these same problems.

    38 of 52 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wittle Apple KeyBode.....

    • Written by from Meriden

    Aww.... such a kewt keybode..... goochy goochy goo.....

    Basically, they took the keyboard from a laptop, and made it a wireless keyboard for a desktop. The only reason being so that you could keep one of your USB slots available. I've read a couple of reviews stating that it goes through batteries like water - which means you have to turn it OFF when you're done ("Sorry honey, I was turning off the computer, and the keyboard, and the mouse").

    Be aware this keyboard comes with no HOME or END or forward DELETE button, and that the number keys are gone. Very annoying if you're used to those features.

    The wireless mouse is nice - although, mine has lost connection a few times and is disconcerting when it happens ("Honey? The computer's frozen!")

    I got these when I purchased the iMac, but you have to remember the iMac was designed for "small footprint" and "portability". SO if you plan on being portable with your computer, then these are great (just remember to turn them off). If your computer is going to sit on a desk, and not use many USB ports (and you don't want to be bothered changing batteries every couple of months) stick with what makes you comfy.

    28 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Opinion after 65 years of professional typing!

    • Written by from Tucson

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard that came with my 27" iMac last March is slowly ruining my typing skills. Yes, it looks great, works great, feels great, but the keys are too close together and the home markers, i.e. on the "f" and "j" keys, that guide your hands to the correct position on the keys can hardly be felt. After 65 years of typing I find it most difficult to keep my fingers in the right place on the keyboard. I do not look at the keyboard when typing but this keyboard is just a little bit too small. I have tried for almost a year to adjust to it to no avail. I never had any problem with the traditional keyboards that I used all my life. There definitely is a problem using the Apple Wireless Keyboard, at least for a person who has been using the traditional keyboard all their life. Sorry, but I am forced to look for a different keyboard.

    65 of 73 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the Wired Keyboard

    • Written by from Winkler

    Apple's keyboards (both desktop and notebook) are the best keyboards in the world. But I believe the Wireless Keyboard is the worst of the bunch. Although great portability for an iPad and super light, the keyboard feels cheap, doesn't offer the numeric keypad and the keys are almost TOO bouncy. Oh, and its quite expensive.

    My preference still is the Apple Wired Keyboard, regardless of its lack of portability. It feels sturdy, the keys are perfect and the angle of typing is much easier on my wrists.

    Otherwise, the Wireless keyboard is super stylish, small, light and looks impeccable on a desktop.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    no warning when batteries die

    • Written by from irvine

    the best looking keyboard on the market. but, time and time again - i get a "battery low" warning about 1 minute or less before the thing decides to shut down. useless! no time to charge up another set before it dies. that in itself is horrible usability. it's been out for awhile, and still no improvements in the software that manages it.

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but I wish it indicates when its on and connected

    • Written by from Moscow

    Really cool design, but there is no clear indication if it is on or off and if it is connected or not.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Yes I bought my Apple Wireless Keyboard around two months ago, and i really like it for being a bluetooth board. The only down fall to this board is the fact that it does not come with the numeric key pad like a regular full size board. So i am force to give it a three stars since Apple only put half the effort into creating what would be a great wireless board.

    30 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from Salem

    Having a keyboard for the ipad is nice. But this one has a really bad angle. Why did they think they needed that? Anyway, I found a solution. You just put a magazine under the lip so it stays flat. The magazine also gives your wrists a place to rest. But the reviews are right. The keys are too far apart, the angle is wrong and it hurts to type. They did not do quality control on this. On the pro side, it is very small and lightweight so it is good for travel which is why I bought it and it is a fair price for a bluetooth keyboard. I am on thei ipad now and there is no way I could have typed all of this without a keyboard.... also the delete key is too far over but I am sure I will get used to it after hitting the plus sign a number of times.... so in summary, with the magazine it works. Without the magazine, it is a joke....

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard...when it works!

    • Written by from MCKINNEY

    I truly love this keyboard, when it works! I frequently have to re-pair and tonight, it pairs partially, meaning, it sees it, but then cannot connect. Painful! The caps light has always worked haphazardly. I have had this system for about a year now. Looks like I will be at Apple, yet again, getting another keyboard... :(

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Forward Delete Key!!!

    • Written by from RIDGEFIELD

    Come-on guys. Can't believe you made this without a forward delete key...just like my MacBook which is completely aggravating. PC converts will be convinced they bought a defective keyboard - and they did!
    DM

    12 of 34 people found this useful