• 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

    Pretty Good! Needs a Numeric Keypad.

    • Written by from Weidman

    As the title states, I like this keyboard. It's very comfortable, light, thin, and elegant. I do wish there was a Numeric Keypad although. Great design! I think that it is a little too expensive, but I wouldn't mind paying $50. I did purchase it though and I am glad I did. I no longer need to plug a receiver into my PowerBook G4. Great Product Apple!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by from Kaysville

    I've been using this keyboard for about a week, with absolutely no problems. It wakes my sleeping laptop (no exceptions to that yet), the response rate of keystroke to screen display is the same as my laptop's keyboard, and I love its look and feel, and the lack of a cable. I'm only using my laptop as a CPU now, except, of course, when I travel. It connects easily, and does not lose the connection, until I turn it off. Working is a lot more comfortable, with this new configuration.

    I can't speak to battery life at this point. After about a week of consistent (though not continuous) use, the batter still show a 100% charge. So far, I really like it, and can strongly recommend it to others.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Kaysville

    I recently purchased this keyboard as an acccessory for my iPad, and have so far found it to be a very good buy. The keyboard gives me control over my screen brightness, volume, iPod (play, pause, skip, etc.), as well as unlocking the iPad. When pressed, each key has a crisp, precise feeling to it. So far the keyboard angle has proved to be perfect for my wrists while typing long pages of text. My only complaint is that though I can unlock my iPad using the escape key, I cannot lock it, at least as far as I am aware. I also would like to bea ble to access my home screen using the keyboard instead of having to press the home button on my iPad. I know many other reviewers have complained about the lack of a numeric keypad, but I haven't found it to be a huge nusence, nor the fact that the keyboard is slightly narrower than a traditional keyboard that would come with the average pc. I recommend this keyboard to any iPad, Mac, or other compatible device owner in need of a keyboard. It is a great keyboard.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    retrolighting

    • Written by from St-Romuald

    The only thing missing from it. Backlightng to type in a darker environment. Otherwise, the mother of keyboards.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs one more thing!

    • Written by from Foothill Ranch

    I bought one of these Apple keyboards, it works great and it's almost perfect,just needs illuminated keys to see in the dark.

    15 of 17 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

    Works well with iPad.

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    This is a typical keyboard that works well with the iPad as well as Windows PCs. Nothing too special, except the inclusion of a Caps Lock indicator (usually not available on wireless keyboards). The keyboard does use a lot of battery which needs to be replaced often. You can use it with AA rechargeable batteries but it does not come with charging capabilities.

    A small advice to apple, lower the power consumption and use a single AA battery and allow it to be charged over USB or with a small dock.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    a good choice

    • Written by from Berkeley

    The apple wireless keyboard makes the iPad so much easier to use. You can do all the commands that are possible with a mac. The only reason I didn't give the keyboard 5 stars is because it's a bit on the expensive side.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Again - Doh!

    • Written by from Chicago

    It must just be human nature. Seems like people bring home a brand new product and expect it to work just like the old one. Why buy the new one then?

    Apple does have to take the hit for their insistence on keeping documentation to the minimum. Yes, the info is available through the computer, but it WOULD be handy to have a manual in the box, especially with brand new products that don't work like the ones we've been using FOREVER did. I know, I know, we're keeping it green, but still - look at all the complaints you get because people can't find the instructions! I mean, I was going nuts trying to figure out why Apple would lose the forward delete capability. Until someone in here pointed out it's still there, you just have to use the 'function' key with the delete key. Annoying at first, but with time, you adjust.

    Okay, that said, this keyboard is different that the one you were using before. Take some time to play with it, explore its functionality, figure out how it works. Yes, you CAN forward delete, and yes, there are plenty of other functions that are now shared by keys instead of having their own. The point being to make a smaller, more portable product. If you have chosen this product, then you are going to have to go with the learning curve. The commenter who wrote about spending an hour working on his skills with using the number keys to replace the number keypad has the right idea. (Although, if you are someone who works with numbers ALOT,you're probably not going to want to give up that functionality - so just go with the standard keyboard).

    One problem I am having that, judging by prior comments, is NOT common (I only saw one other person, the poor guy with no "p"s, who is having the problem) is that certain keys are not properly anchored - my "o" key is loose and does not register at least half the time. It started after just a few days of use. Looks like a lemon, and I will be taking it in for replacement/repair next week.

    Other than that, typing is a breeze on this thing, and I'll be spending some time doing some research on what other functions are hidden away in here, so I can make the best use of the product.

    Down one star for not making a full-scale keyboard version available. And for that faulty "o" key practically out of the box.

    Oh, just FYI, I didn't make a separate choice to buy this keyboard, it came with my new iMac. Since I'm new to Macs, I just look at the whole thing as a necessary learning curve, but I can see where those already using the product might expect full functionality out of this keyboard without the learning experience.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    sleek

    • Written by from Torrance

    the keyboard is a great accessory to go with the MBP. i'm very happy that i purchased this with the magic mouse and the 24" monitor. Apple knows it's products, accessories, and its owners. good job, Apple.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Like it! Love it! Gotta have it!

    • Written by from surprise

    I loved my Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard w/ Numeric Pad and I wasn't using the num pad much and I have small desk so I decided to get this. I love it as much as my wired, don't miss the num pad. It is perfect with my Magic Mouse. The only thing is it takes time to get used to the slightly altered spacing between a compact one like this and the one with the num pad. FIY this will work with Leopard, Apple just says it only works with SL and up cause they want you to shell out another $29 for the OS upgrade.
    Also Apple should make a wireless keyboard with the num pad like Pro one a few years back. Better yet, make the next iteration of keyboard with backlit keys!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool Keyboard

    • Written by from Palm Bay

    Works with my iphone, I also connected to my Vizio 3d TV with internet apps.
    It sure beats typing with the remote. Would have gave 5 stars if it had more keys like pgup and down.

    13 of 15 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

    A future must!

    • Written by from Lorena

    This product works great especially with rechargeable batteries. The only thing I would suggest is to add the numeric keypad.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Wireless, But I Want It Full Size

    • Written by from Catonsville

    I definitely love how wires are no longer a problem on my desk with the new iMac. The wireless keyboard, trackpad and magic mouse have made this possible and I am enjoying the clean wireless appearance. Sitting in front of the 27 iMac the smaller wireless keyboard does appear a bit out of place.

    As a programmer I find I still prefer a full size keyboard. I love the larger arrow keys, dedicated Home and End keys, numeric keypad and separate backspace and delete keys without having to combine it with a FN key press. Plus my hands are a little on the larger size so I like the wider keyboard.

    I would happily pay for a new version of the wireless keyboard that comes in a full size version. I wouldn't care if it came with USB ports or not. My priorities in this case being wireless and full size.

    So what do you say about making a full size version Steve? I would even give you a few extra dollars to have it engraved like my iPods. I got my credit card ready, so get Jony Ive on it.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Companion

    • Written by from Troutville

    I am typing with the keyboard at this moment, and I have mixed feelings about it.

    -The keyboard feels perfect. Apple even counterbalanced the battery compartment so the weight would be even. The keys feel like a normal keyboard, and it is durable and sleek. This characteristic is what Apple does best.
    -Music/Audio buttons. You can easily control music playback and volume on iPad, but can't choose the song...unless it's the next one.
    -Eject button. This button also functions as a toggle switch for iPad's on-screen keyboard. So if you want to use the three other currency keys or undo/redo, there you have it.
    -Compatibility. I haven't tested everything, but in addition to my iPad, this works perfectly with a PS3...saving you the trouble of getting a separate keyboard. Regrettably, though, it doesn't work with iPod Touch (2G). The only other problem is switching to a different device: you have to turn the first device off or move it out of range. But that's a Bluetooth technology problem.
    -Portability. Yes, the numeric keypad is missing, but do you really want to haul around a keyboard 2 feet long? The size is perfect, and fits against the iPad in its Apple-made case while I carry both at my side.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this little wireless keyboard!

    • Written by from Washington

    What an amazing little product! I chose to buy this blue tooth wireless keyboard in lieu of the iPad keyboard dock for my new iPad. The quality and fit and finish of the keyboard is great! The size of the keyboard and the chick-let style keys are exactly the same as on my Unibody MacBook Pro. Typing is a dream with no discernible lag even when typing fast. It's very lightweight and looks very sturdy. Comes preloaded with AA batteries.

    Set up was easy on the iPad. When you want to use the ipad keyboard again, you simply turn the wireless keyboard off.

    I have a leather folio case from Sena that enables me to prop up the ipad on a desk. I set this little keyboard in front of it and start typing away.

    The only downside is that the price is pretty steep (I docked it one star for price), but for me it was worth it to get a product that is quality, works well and matches the Apple industrial design aesthetic of my iPad.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would've been a perfect 5 stars if....

    • Written by from Montreal

    I love this keyboard, totally made watching movies on my LCD television more enjoyable. I used the keyboard as a wireless remote, I mean who wouldn't want to watch a movie already saved on your laptop, but on your 40" flat screen and be able to control it from the comfort of your couch!

    The keyboard in my opinion has class leading build quality and fit & finish. It has a reassuring weight and solidity to it. Functionality and ease of set up is what we've come to expect from Apple....easy peasy.

    Now, for the reason why I couldn't give it the 5th star. I had originally purchased the wireless keyboard 9 months ago and fell in love with it (except the 3 battery requirement...whaaaat?!?! why 3?!?!) everything worked great, until about a week ago. One day last week a section of the keyboard stopped working, a group of the keys on the right hand side just went dead. I went straight to my neighbourhood Apple Store and made an appointment with the Genius Bar. Thankfully it was still covered under warranty, and there was no hesitation to replace it by the Genius Rep. I was so excited to realize that the new model only required 2 batteries, hear that, just 2...AMAZING!!! lol now I don't have to break a 4 pack of batteries anymore and have a loner left...Thanks Apple!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but eats batteries

    • Written by from Purcellville

    I've had the keyboard for ~3 weeks. Had to swap batteries already, and I'm at 67% on the replacements. I'm not sure if I have some sort of BT conflict, but I'll have to look into that possibility. Meanwhile- consider rechargeable batteries if you pick up this keyboard..

    15 of 19 people found this useful