• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    batteries, cap, keypads

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard is just so-so. I was surprised to find Apple does not offer a wireless keyboard with the usual numeric keypad and arrow/cursor keypad. A USB keyboard with those is still available, but they push the wireless model instead, because they offer only four USB ports on the new iMacs. I always miss the ten-key numeric keypad and the cursor keypad. This is a poor design choice.

    The other major issue is battery life. To be fair, I've only had to replace the batteries twice in about four months since getting it. The Apple Magic Mouse, by comparison, eats batteries like candy, every week.

    I see that another vendor's keyboards, sold by the Apple Store, offer solar power recharge to avoid frequent battery changes. This is a smart design feature that Apple should use.

    But the first thing that happened when I went to replace the batteries the second time? The battery cap rolled away and got lost, never to appear again. Because the cap is also the contact for battery power, the keyboard was now useless. I don't find a way to order the cap by itself. I bought a new keyboard, the same model. But surprise! The Mac didn't want to recognize the new keyboard while busy asking for my password...which I couldn't type with the new, unrecognized keyboard. So...aha, the end cap is interchangeable, so I'm using the old keyboard with the new battery cap, but I'd really like an end cap, to have a spare keyboard. I will ask an Apple person about the end caps, and update if that's doable.

    Now, seeing the solar option with full keypads, I will likely put the spare, with the missing cap, in for recycling, and buy the other product.

    53 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't drop it!

    • Written by from Miami

    Let me start of by saying that this is a great keyboard, but it has one fatal flaw! If you drop this keyboard, you will most likely end the keyboards life in a single drop. This keyboard loves to fall on it's corners and 2 of it's corners are it's weakest points. One corner is the housing for the batteries, if you dent the aluminum there (which is really easy) you will not be able to change the batteries. The corner opposite of the battery storage, is the power button! Any denting there and you will not be able to turn your keyboard back on!

    91 of 116 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has its place

    • Written by from Memphis

    This is a good little keyboard, but I am not sure it belongs on the mac. I have to say I was less then excited about this item mainly because of the lack of 10 key on it. I hated having to replace the batteries all the time since our computer receives heavy use. But I do love to use it when I am typing on my iPad 2 or my iPad mini. All in all its a good little keyboard but when I order my next Mac, I will opt for a wired version of both the mouse and the keyboard.

    40 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    only one problem: no back light for the keyboard, do not need full brightness, only a little bit and I will be very happy with this product.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from Soldotna

    Three months old. Eats up batteries far too quickly. Same for the mouse. Brand new batteries and continued "Connection Lost" resulting in last key press repeating endlessly until "Connection established" again. Wasted way more time fighting this thing than its worth. I'll stick with my extended USB board with a numeric keypad. This one is going straight to the landfill.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Case that protects the power button

    • Written by from Denistone

    Firstly, this is an excellent keyboard. I'm a very fast touch typist (I can keep up with most words in a typical lecture) and it is a pleasure to type on. I use my keyboard to take seminar, meeting, lecture, etc. notes using Pages on either my iPhone or iPad and with the keyboard. Other times I use they screen keyboard on the iPhone/iPad, so don't use the keyboard all the time. When I don't use it, I power it off. And this is why I'm giving the keyboard only 3,not 5 stars. When I carry the keyboard in my bag, in a soft case, the insanely sensitive power button gets bumped which turns on the keyboard, and keys then get bumped which has random, undesirable effects (like blasting music at inappropriate times) on whichever one of my devices it happens to pair to. I have not yet seen a good case that protects the power button. All available cases are soft and are open on the sides. I really wish someone would make a simple, inflexible plastic box that the keyboard fits in nicely. The cardboard box the keyboard came in has been my saviour so far - but how long will it last? Tupperware people - are you reading this????

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Halifax

    Fits my needs to a T.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever

    • Written by from Flint

    I think this is the best keyboard ever. It's beautiful and easy to type on. I love the way the keyboard takes up hardly any space yet it's still a full keyboard with space between the keys. It goes along with my Magic Mouse really great.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    Bought to use with my MacBook and ended up buying a second to use with my Apple TV. Lightweight with nice key action. Wish they would make one with a number keypad.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric pad

    • Written by from LONGMONT

    Working in InDesign, I need the numeric pad to make keyboard shortcuts. No numeric pad=no short cuts. That means slower work with this keyboard. I do like the light, wireless, clean(!!) design. No crumbs are stuck down inside my keyboard. Loving it. But working slow. . .

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let's Keep It Real

    • Written by from Aurora

    I read some of these reviews and quite frankly I was a bit irritated! First of all let me say that this keyboard is the best I have ever used. The feedback you get from the keyboard is perfect. Not to light or heavy. The design is great! If you turn off the keyboard there is no issues during transport. Let me end by saying that if you are looking for a great keyboard that won't brake the bank then look no further because you found it.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    • Written by from Coatesville

    Case fused and was not fixable...junk. Apple was no help! It is a poorest product yet from Apple.

    30 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    1.5 star

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Rounded up to a two, but really APPLE is not using hardly any of its design skills on this one. AA Batteries, really? They couldn't figure out how to make it chargeable? because I'm pretty sure they have the chargeable-small-device thing figured out.
    also, the thing starts warning me that batteries are low when they're still almost half charged. So now it's been warning me regularly for the last month and a half, it's pretty annoying. And there should be a keyboard lock built into it so it does not turn your laptop on when you accidentally hit a key (or which happens easily in your backpack.) Aside from being super-irritating I think this drains the keyboard batteries.To get around this you need to always remember to turn your bluetooth off on your computer when not using the keyboard, and/or take the batteries out of the keyboard. lame!
    BTW the keyboard itself works fine to type on, but if that's all I needed I would buy a corded one and save some $

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch out!

    • Written by from Regina

    I liked this keyboard a lot until the batteries corroded and fused the battery compartment shut. Apparently this is a common failing of AAs. The 'sleek' design is now working against me as there is no way to get it open. Had to buy a whole new keyboard!

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep disconnecting at random

    • Written by from Moscow

    Almost unusable, keep disconnecting along with magic mouse and trackpad

    24 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard...until it inexplicably died

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I didn't use it that much and it worked great for a while but this morning, it inexplicably died. I've had it for less than a year.

    I'll be buying a cheaper bluetooth keyboard if this is what the reliability will be.

    32 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome!

    • Written by from Brentwood

    I just got it today and I'm already loving it.The keys are really easy to click so you can type faster.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just love it.

    • Written by from Orono

    Get your hands on it and you'll know that I'm not babbling. I would expect an upgrade, though, after 4 years.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS A CASE !!

    • Written by from Toronto

    i bought a ipad mini during Christmas along with this keyboard ! the keyboard is great, i love it ! but since i use a PC at home ... my typing habit switch in between... nyways ,,. i'm a university student and using an ipad and keyboard to go to lecture hall is the best thing since it's small and light weighted so you can carry it around ,,,, but the problem is since i carry this keyboard around ,,, i'm scared that it might break APPLE you need to make a case for it !!! the keyboard is expensive ... don't know what to do if it breaks ,,, probably would not buy another one --"

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from JACKSONVILLE

    It badly needs a backlight and full-sized arrow keys.

    38 of 44 people found this useful