• 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 Choice for Eliminating Wired Clutter

    • Written by from Cornelia

    If you hate a tangle of wires for your equipment, then the wireless keyboard is a great choice. Worth the $70 in my opinion. It's very thin and lightweight and works from several feet away if you're into that sort of thing. It runs on 3 AA batteries, which seem to last 1.5-2 months for me with heavy daily use. Pretty good. Tip: Get yourself rechargeable batteries. It'll save you a small fortune. My only legit gripe is that the wireless keyboard lacks a numeric keypad. Come on, Apple!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Conditional Love

    • Written by from Richardson

    I do love my wireless keyboard. The design is oh so elegant and the operation is quite beautiful. I love using it and would rather type on that than the PC keyboard I am forced to use at work. The one complaint I have is that when I stow the keyboard next to my iPad in my briefcase, the iPad comes on at random, and often starts playing random music from the iPod ap, which is not a good thing. I thought at first it was a problem with the iPad, but then discovered it did not happen when I turned off the blue-tooth on the iPad before I stowed both in my briefcase. What seems to happen is keys on the keyboard get pushed inside my briefcase, causing activiation of the iPod ap causing it to play music. Turning the blue-tooth off before I put it away and on again (through the settings ap) when I am ready to use it is a bit of a pain (yes, Apple has spoiled me) and it seems like there should be simple solution. Such as locking the keyboard with a quick key or key combination. Other than that feature, I would give a whole-hearted five-stars.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic for iPad, but also terrible

    • Written by from Boulder

    This is a fantastic keyboard. The tactile response is light, yet solid. It's a breeze to type on, and the brightness/volume/itunes controls work brilliantly on the iPad (and on the iPhone, if you want to use it with that!)

    Keyboard shortcuts work fantastically on the iPad as well. cmd+Z, Y, A, X, C, V, B, I, and U all work as expected. Shift+whatever selects text as you'd expect on a desktop as well. You can even insert special characters, like alt+; for ellipsis.

    These are all great features, and the battery life has been excellent for me as well. So what's my complaint?

    If you drop this keyboard into your bag, unprotected, with your iPad, not only can they scratch one another up, but according to Murphy's Law, your iTunes will start playing your most irritating song at full volume at the worst time, while is simultaneously overwrites the document you were working on with 3,549,196 spaces. Your undo history isn't that big. I, for instance, woke up on the bus to a grinding industrial techno track blasting in my lap. Other passengers were radiating hatred in waves. I felt awful. ALWAYS turn off bluetooth on your iPad before dropping the pair into your bag. ALWAYS.

    If it came with a clip-on hard-shell that doubled as a stand for my iDevice, that would be unbelievably amazing, but it doesn't. So the portable aspect of this reduced-size keyboard leaves something to be desired.

    75 of 82 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant, Small... Works Great

    • Written by from Fort Myers

    Love the keyboard. Typical Apple product with first rate fit and finish. Only two minor complaints are that it is slightly cramped, and would like some iPad functionality keys. With larger hands it would be nice to have a little more size. However, for portability, it travels great with my iPad. I use it with multiple iOS devices and have no problems pairing it up. On the iPad it would be nice to have a home key, etc...

    Close to a 5, but just misses.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard finally failed.

    • Written by from Greenview

    This keyboard worked great on 2 AA batteries, also on rechargeables, and lasts a long long time on a charge even if left on, but it finally started to fail to be read by the iMac 27 inch. Mouse gets read so I knew it was the keyboard. Changed batteries, tested batteries, cleaned contacts, everything snug in battery compartment, but it just is not findable. I know the power is on, the power light comes on as usual, and the CAPS Lock light comes on as it should. Just no longer readable. Real disappointment from Apple on this. Hope this is an unusual case, as replacements are just a little pricey. It would also be nice to have the touchpad as part of the keyboard, but it is not.

    17 of 18 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

    iPhone 4 Compatible!

    • Written by from Abbotsford

    Not sure why it's not listed, but I use mine with my iPhone 4 and it works great.

    55 of 56 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Keyboard

    • Written by from Mitchell

    I bought the keyboard because I wanted to have a wireless keyboard to control my computer that I have connected to my HD TV. The keybaord connects within a few seconds of me turning it on and it never loses its connection. I like that It goes into a sleep mode if I let it sit for a few minutes to save its battery, and it wakes back up when I start typing again. It also does very well on power, I got the keyboard 6 months ago and the battery is still going strong. I was very happy to see that it connects to my windows pc as well as my ipod touch.

    I would recomend this keyboard to anyone who is in the market for one.

    however I wouldnt recomend it for gaming because it has trouble transmitting when you hold multiple keys down, the problem goes away for the most part when you use it closer to the computer but that defeats the purpose of it being wireless.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Job

    • Written by from Columbus

    Though certainly not a desktop keyboard substitute, it's as goo as any laptop keyboard around. Great touch too!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    no number keyboard

    • Written by from Wentzville

    They sent this keyboard out with my 27" imac. It works great. But it has no number keypad. I use my computer at work, I have to have the numbers. They need to make this with a number keypad!!!!! Apple was great, I called and complained and they sent out a wired keyboard, it showed up two days later. Good job apple. I would send out a new keyboard too if someone bought a nearly $2000 computer too. I did use it for a few weeks and it used up the batteries.

    9 of 9 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

    Really nice accessory...

    • Written by from Coraopolis

    I am using this wireless keyboard with my new ipad 2 and i must say it rocks!!! The main purpose of purchasing ipad 2 was browsing and as we know browsing is not limited to reading any more and just like this one you might want to put lot of reviews, write emails, searching for stuff has got lot more easier. I also plan to use apps like iwork and logmein so that i can do some time work remotely. This keyboard just make things lot easier than using that ipad virtual keyboard...

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sore-neck no more!!

    • Written by from Lake bluff

    All in all a very solid product ~ my only reason for not giving a full 5 star rating is because of the slight feeling i get from time to time that it is on the smaller side even though it is distinctly the same full size chicklet keyboard from my MBPro.

    I combined this with the wireless Trackpad so my MBPro could sit up on a stand on my desk for times when i'm stationary and don't want to be hunched over the laptop for hours on end. The two of these products make it so much more comfortable to work at my desk.

    A great addition to any busted keyboards or simply to stop reinacting The Hunchback of Notre Dame every time you write for more than 45 mins.


    Cheers

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite perfect.

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    Nice battery life, nice size, nice to type on. I use one at my office to do most of my keyboarding on.

    Easy to pair up with macs and the ipad.

    But you can't modify Apple's own keyboard to give it more iOS functionality, like remapping buttons to serve as a home button, etc., when third party cases can? Really?

    If the zagg keyboard was a little bit bigger (and not quite so netbook-ey) I'd almost prefer that.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid, but needs num pad

    • Written by from Fairfax

    Excellent keyboard, but I wish it were full-sized. It types well especially if you are used to apple laptop keyboard and with the magic track-pad, it's a great match-up.

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the buy

    • Written by from Union

    It is definitely a must have especially if you need to do some extensive coding. The only complaint is it should have a numeric keypad like the wired has. Other than that it is perfect. I am giving it 4 out of five stars because of the for mentioned numeric keypad

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Problems

    • Written by from Brisbane

    I love this little thing, I bought this at JB HI FI. $100 I thought must be a great little thing. Smooth, Light, Portable. Playing WoW on my TV in bed with this Keyboard and my Logitech M305 Wireless mouse is so much easier then straining my back in a chair. Only problem I have is the fact It will say Connection Lost then Connected again. Not sure if it's the Keyboard, My New MacBook Pro which has Mac OS 10.6.7 I'm just lost as to what it would be. Maybe it's to do with the Keyboard putting itself to sleep (if it does). I hope someone has had the same problem or someone that knows what's going on can Let me Know.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Typing Keyboard Out There

    • Written by from Hartford City

    I have loved this thing since day one. Very sleek yet big enough for even my sausage fingers. The only thing holding me back from giving it a full five starts is that it does not have a number pad. This is not a deal breaker for me, I obviously use one, but it might be for people who do number work all day long, but that aside, this is the best wireless keyboard money can but right now.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would never go back!

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    I short it one star because Apple really could give it a forward delete key (shave the right-hand Shift key to add a skinny forward delete, for example). It is a pain to have to make do by holding down the fn key while using the regular Delete.

    I don’t understand anyone complaining about it being hard to type on. After a day or two I was happy as a lark with this petite, attractive thing. But alas, after a year, I spilled a seventy-dollar glass of wine on it (the cost of a new keyboard)... and it is a shame I didn’t get to drink all of it at that price (the part that spilled).

    So I’ve had to plug in the old standard keyboard to get by for a day or two, and man let me tell you, what a clunky old piece of archaic equipment. Seemed I had to push WAY down on the keys and, well, clunky is the word. I can type faster on the aluminum keyboard without having to give my fingers such a workout.

    31 of 41 people found this useful