• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Miserable little thing - The "Hockey Puck" of Apple keyboards

    • Written by from Cary

    I bought this after my previous wireless (white, full-sized with clear base) Apple keyboard developed an annoying habit of skipping the letter "T," and I have to confess I'm dumbfounded by its lack of usability. I guess it's OK for casual, couch-sitting use, but for real work, it's too light, too low, and too small. I had to place it on top of a book just to bring it up to the right height, and as I type, I notice it slowly moves to the right over the course of a day -- causing a lot of typos and backspacing as the day moves on.

    Really, a pretty pathetic excuse for a keyboard, and it's a shame Apple doesn't offer a real wireless keyboard for its computer line. (On the other hand, if you want a keyboard for your iPad, I suppose this is great. For a computer though, it's a bit of a joke.)

    30 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It should have a Number pad

    • Written by from Sparks

    The lack of a number pad on this keyboard extremely limits it's use for games. Small simple games can still be played with no problem, but many games want you to have a number pad. Also in an office setting a number pad is very useful when trying to use your computer's calculator app.
    It also eats up batteries very quickly and gives poor battery read out levels to your computer, all around I'd recommend a wired keyboard with a number pad. They are better in every way and should be cheaper too.
    I really recommend not getting this keyboard.

    In short I wish my computer came with a wired keyboard with a blasted number pad.

    6 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard and mouse are horrible

    • Written by from Tempe

    The key board and mouse that came with my iMac are absolutely the worst keyboard and mouse I have ever used. They need to go back to the drawing board with these two items.

    33 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by from Edmonton

    It's too small, the keys are easy to slip off when you're typing fast, and it doesn't have all the keys I want.

    9 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work!

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I just bought this wireless keyboard and it literally does't work. I've tried connecting it with 3 apple computers already and none of them could even detect the keyboard. I have also tried changing the batteries multiple times! I was looking forward to using this nice 70 dollar keyboard but too bad I doesn't work.

    32 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apple fans will never complain about apple

    • Written by from Erie

    This is the worst keyboard i have ever used. It is basically a laptop keyboard for a desktop designed to save this company money. I have and always will use the numerical keypad on the right side of the unit. This can be used very quickly and accurately. Not this thing it was designed by Mickey mouse. Keys are not in the same spots so that takes some getting used to. But come on NO NUMBER PAD on a desktop keyboard. Why not skip the keyboard and go to a desktop with just a touch screen.

    It looks so pretty to bad i have to hook up my old apple keyboard.

    20 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it

    • Written by from Brookhaven

    I bought this a little over a year ago to go with my mini and it's been problematic since day one. It will "un sync" with the Bluetooth once every session, causing a lot of wasted time resyncing. If you want wireless, go elsewhere.

    11 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If it had 10 key I would have given it 5 stars

    • Written by from Seattle

    That is all Apple needed to do is offer the wireless with the 10 key. Other than that it is great.

    20 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Toy keyboard.

    • Written by from sebastian

    I just purchased my new IMAC, and it came with a toy keyboard, um where is the number pad, You know the one you need for use in business, for excel , numbers, daily use, I called apple service on another LION issue, and just asked about the keyboard, and was told, NO this is it for wireless. and He the tech wished they had a real one as well, as he has to type in serial numbers and phone numbers all day, sad when an apple tech thinks its a joke as well. This was built for looks not function, and it is not a real size keyboard , this is a toy.
    gonna have to yaw my HP wireless keyboard so I can use my $1,800 iMac for business, And I see if you google pathetic apple keyboard , everyone has been complaining about this since 2009 so I won't hold my breath on a fix.

    40 of 96 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy user. Sysadmin. Low Praise...

    • Written by from Tampa

    How can anyone be a sysadmin and not have a "numeric key pad" on their keyboard? .. Fail !!

    12 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard is horrible!!!

    • Written by from madison heights

    The alphanumeric keys are messed... i would love to reset it but (default keyboard setting shortcuts for wireless are like this) using system preferences then keyboard has no volume shortcut no play/forward/rewind/mute/increase-volume/decrease-volume/i had to set up the brightness shortcuts myself/ so pretty much i cant fix it myself

    12 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst keyboard eever

    • Written by from Mcdonough

    I got this keyboard with my new imac. It is the worst keyboard ever designed. Your hands have to be tiny to keep both of them on the keyboard to type. There's no number pad so if you type a lot of numbers forget about it. And I can't even use a lot of shortcuts because the buttons simply aren't there. I am constantly having to backspace and retype things because the buttons are so awkwardly positioned.

    To top it all of I have a 27 inch imac so why do I need such a tiny keyboard with it to begin with. My imac is huge.

    If I could give this a zero rating I would. Anyone who likes it is just a steve jobs nut hugger or has unnaturally tiny hands.

    21 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this keyboard is so bad...

    • Written by from Jackson Heights

    when the first I bought broke, I thought I just had bad luck. SO i bought a second. Then that one came with a factoy problem, and all function keys weren't working. I give up, and switch to a cheaper, better wireless keyboard. After all; who cares about the look, if the thing doesn't work?

    25 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    tsk tsk

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I find it really annoying that they sell the quad core iMacs with this piece of junk. Not only does it look puny in front of my monitor but there is no option to choose if you want the extended or wireless with the iMac at the apple store.

    As a designer, the numeric keys are vital for shortcuts, etc.

    If I didn't need a computer right away I would have just purchased it online and waited 3-5 business days so I can choose the extended keyboard opposed to a compact wireless one. But even then, there is no discount when down grading to a extended keyboard.

    tsk tsk apple...

    Bad move apple!

    22 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard but missing num pad

    • Written by from Garberville

    I would give it 5 stars if they had the option of having a NUM pad

    38 of 101 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired keyboard needed to set up wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Danbury

    How stupid is it to require a wired keyboard to setup a wireless keyboard. The same is true of the wireless mouse. Apple could have come up with with a way to pair these wireless devices without having to have two keyboards and two mice.

    I'm considering sending everything back to Apple. All the hype about plug and play troublefree simplicity is just that...hype.

    17 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO DELETE KEY?

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Apple repeats the same mistake over and over on its laptops, and now here: no real Delete key. This keyboard only has a Backspace key, mislabeled "Delete."

    That, in combination with the lack of dedicated Page Up/Down buttons, makes this keyboard a clumsy and tedious affair. Throw in the lack of numeric keypad, and you can chalk up another flop for Apple's human-interface department.

    40 of 107 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this darn keyboard!

    • Written by from Magnolia

    Im so mad about this wireless keyboard. I bought it around halloween for my iMac OS X (10.5.8), and it is not working for it. I have downloaded all the necessary upgrades for it, and still nothing. It works for my mother's Mini Mac and its a later version. Some one plz help me!

    10 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    • Written by from Auburn

    doesn't pair doesn't work. surprised apple hasn't figured it out yet...i'd suggest waiting cause it worked for 1 day. now nothing

    50 of 134 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too cumbersome for writting Spanish

    • Written by from Elkhart

    Granted, this is an issue that only affects Spanish speakers. However, I am a Spanish major and this keyboard is just too awkward when writting Spanish "tildes" and punctuation marks.


    I would have loved to purchase the Wireless Keyboard in Spanish. However, Apple is not selling the Spanish keyboard in the US.


    Another option Apple has in order to make this keyboard less cumbersome, would be to allow it to act as an International keyboard. That would allow it to turn this 'E into this É.

    Instead, Apple has chosen the "Option E" route to write "tildes." (It is too awkward)


    If I can't find a Spanish keyboard, I may as well go back to PC.

    20 of 75 people found this useful