• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek but missing functions I need

    • Written by from Bayside

    I was disappointed to find that the only wireless keyboard available for my new Mac is this tiny one. Sure it is pretty and sleek. But it has no numeric keypad. The keys are shallow and squished too close together. Also, there is an additional function key below the lefthand shift key. This has messed me up on most of my combo keystrokes that I used to be able to do without looking.

    I suppose I could get used to typing on this thing, as the keys are shallower and there is potential for faster data entry... but I ended up going back to my old wireless extended Apple keyboard (even tho it uses up batteries quickly).

    I can't help but think that this new smaller keyboard feels like Apple skimped on the options that are usually available on most other computer brand keyboards.

    Apple really needs to offer an extended wireless keyboard!

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge learning curve

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    I'm extremely frustrated with the wireless keyboard. The learning curve is use for anyone who works with code, long documents, or even the web. There are no "Page Up", "Page Down", "Home", and "End" dedicated buttons. Home and End are taken care of with Command + an arrow key, but Page Up and Page Down are not replicated (as far as I can tell thus far). Command + Up or Down is supposed to be the shortcut, but those take your immediately to the very bottom or very top of whatever screen you have open. This is no help if you are working through anything that is longer than two screens. Volume and playback buttons are combined with function buttons and so far, no combination of FN, Control, Option, Command, or Shift has allowed me to change the volume on my Mac since I synced the wireless keyboard.

    Aesthetically, it is very nice, but the learning curve for anyone who does anything with longer documents is huge. There are shortcut pages on the web, but I haven't seen one specific to this keyboard yet. I can't believe I have to track down some sort of chart to use a keyboard.

    The rest of Apple's products are intuitively designed. This is not.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Try, Maybe Next Gen Will Be Better If...

    • Written by from Austin

    As far as Apple products go this keyboard is not horrible, but the design is lacking. Simply put it has no number pad and the arrow keys are much too small. Perhaps the next generation one will be a "full" keyboard again, like previous versions. At the very least Apple should offer a "full" keyboard option.

    20 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but no numeric keypad

    • Written by from Plymouth

    useless if you need to key numbers or do any spreadsheet work.

    24 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric keypad!!

    • Written by from Bethesda

    Beautiful to behold but no numeric keypad. Also, the slim factor is a bit ungainly if you like to put the keyboard on your lap occasionally. So, this one stays in the box.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from Cold Brook

    I've been working with Mac's for many years and it is very common for us to replace the peripherals, particularly the mouse and keyboard with another product, usually Microsoft. They are relatively inexpensive, well made and ugly. Oh well, two out of three aint bad.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to like like the keyboard until... The batteries leaked!

    • Written by from Quebec

    I enjoyed the keyboard until it stopped working. I figured it was time to change the batteries: and it was! Except that the batteries leaked and one is stuck at the bottom. It seems to have corroded the aluminum case and I cannot get it out. I went to the Apple store hoping to get advice or help but to no avail: this is covered. I understand the limitations ofmthe product but I am upset nonetheless. I can only conclude that this is a design flaw: if there was a lid to access the batteries, it would be more practical to clean when there is trouble of this kind. I am very disappointed. I do not believe I will be able to use this keyboard anymore and it is no more than 4 months old and the batteries are the ones that came with it!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick key junky

    • Written by from West Park

    This board is very sleek but I am a Final Cut, Motion, Compressor, quick key addict! Now I have to buy an additional keyboard and the only option on Apple site is from another manufacturer. Not cool! The extra $60.00-$70.00 bucks will set me back, or I lose valueable time by not using quick keys. Quick keys are a must for The Pro.

    19 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love at first sight, but the honeymoon is over

    • Written by from Portland

    I cast aside my big, unpretty 3rd party keyboard and replaced it with this sleek little beauty. The keyboard is small and lovely, and looks perfectly at home on my coffee table.

    However, after typing for a few hours, my hands began to cramp up as never before. I don't miss the numeric pad, but apparently my hands need more support than this floating island of keys provides.

    But the real nail in the coffin was three weeks in when a battery alert popped up on my screen. It was down to 18% charge in less than a month of very casual use. For me, dealing with batteries every month or two negates the elegance of no wires. And no matter how pretty it is, if it hurts my hands, it's failing in it's most basic function. If I have to buy a wrist rest and a jumbo pack of batteries, it is not looking so elegant anymore. I returned it in favor of another less-gorgeous 3rd party keyboard. Sometimes it feels like Apple values elegant design more than my actual needs.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel - no 10 keypad and forward delete

    • Written by from Niceville

    I love the feel of the Apple keyboards and the portability of the wireless keyboards. However - I have to stick with my wired keyboard until Mac puts out a wireless keyboard w/ a 10 keypad and forward delete. There are add-ons out there, but that's just it - they are add ons. 10 keypads are so much easier not only for spreadsheets and work but also for entering long number codes such as tracking numbers and credit card numbers, etc. Such a simple fix and yet they are so reluctant to make it. Why?!?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No extended version - productivity killer for pros

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you never use the extended keys for serious work, this keyboard is light, convenient and well constructed.

    But, for pros who need the extended key set, the lack of an extended version of the wireless keyboard is a serious gap and a productivity killer. I find myself sighing and going back to my wired extended keyboard because the missing keys on the wireless version make it sloooow for work.

    As is often the case these days, Apple has a well constructed accessory with serious and obvious usability issues.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Exchanged after 4 day

    • Written by from Kenosha

    Wireless looked really bad under my imac 27 inch. no extra usb ports. no key pad. just felt cheap. exchanged for the wired keyboard. which has the what the wireless lacks.... And i don't wanna keep buying more batteries or a charger.... wired keyboard is the way to go

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Has it's issues

    • Written by from Canton

    This keyboard was designed almost perfectly, the durability and keys are close to perfect. unfortunately, the fact that I have to put tinfoil in the battery case to get it to work completely ruins this product. For half the money you can get a no name wireless keyboard without this issue.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric pad

    • Written by from Ste. Anne

    The keyboard itself is great but how can it be that a company like Apple doesn't have a numeric pad on their wireless keyboard? Makes no sense to me.

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the simplicity & small footprint detest the battery change drama

    • Written by from Coeur D Alene

    It worked great since I bought my iMac 10.10 last autumn, then it needed the dreaded battery change. Having installed new batteries the iMac will not recognize the bluetooth keyboard, and I can't even enter my password on startup. This entails an emergency trip today to the Apple Store 25 miles west to pay $49 for a numeric USB keyboard. Need I say more?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice the size, bluetooth issues

    • Written by from lawrenceville

    When we type a key, looks like the connection got a problem and get many time the key entered.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    almost perfect

    • Written by from Orinda

    great slim keyboard, but really wish it had the numeric keypad as well... I guess if you want that, you have to buy the non-wireless version (boo.)

    14 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Forgot to ask about keypad and power source

    • Written by from Ardsley

    I bought this with my new iMac from an Apple sales rep over the phone because I liked the idea of one less wire. Didn't realize until I unpacked the box that it did not have a numeric keypad. If I had thought to ask about that I'd have gone with the wired version in order to have the keypad. Also didn't think about the fact that it would need batteries, since it can't draw power through the USB port. Next time I'll know what to ask. Live and learn.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard needs some work

    • Written by from Richland

    I have had two Apple wireless keyboards. Both have had the 'S' key go bad. Coincidence? I think not. Very frustrating. Make sure you do not use an 'S' in your sign on password. I will be looking for a different product next time.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere

    • Written by from Saddle Brook

    After all these years, Apple still can't figure out how to make their wireless product, you know... WORK.

    i've had this keyboard for over a year, and it's a constant headache to work with it. First, the battery use. While most keyboards I've used only need batteries changed about once every 6-12 months, this one needs batteries changed nearly once a month.

    Second is the performance issue. It has issues connecting to a computer it's paired to. It might just lose connection to the computer, without any apparent reason (note - this is not happening with any other keyboard we've tried). If you want to pair it with another computer - it's pain in the neck to make it go into pairing mode. There is no clear way to put it into the pairing mode - you merely turn it on, and it goes into pairing mode if it's not paired with anything, automatically. The problem is if it is paired - good luck making it go into the pairing mode to pair it with another device.

    At this point I have switched to the regular USB keyboard, as this keyboard is just causing too many issues.

    38 of 75 people found this useful