• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the materials its made from

    • Written by from Leduc

    This is the single worst keyboard i have ever owned, and i have own something out of the 80's with half the keys missing. It is an absolute nightmare to try and pair it with anything. Macbook says "Couldn't connect to device", iPhone doesn't even see it. got it to connect on my android tablet but it disconnected itself 5 seconds later. i really can't tell how it feels to type on it because it wouldn't pair with anything to save its life. I think I'm going to melt it down and make some sort of modern art piece.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 keyboards-batteries corroded inside, can't even open battery door on one

    • Written by from New Orleans

    There must be a design problem here - never had a device that corrodes batteries to this severity when not used. Will see if duracell pays to replace it, but it seems to be a design problem since it has happened to every apple blue tooth keyboard I have owned. So while it is a great functional design and pleasant to type on, having to remove your batteries after each use makes the design kind of flawed. One can find this issue in multiple threads of apple support forums.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of iPad lockouts with this keyboard

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This review is to warn iPad users that the keyboard may result in a major headache. I bought it two days ago and easily paired it with my iPad. So far so good. Then I decided to take it on the road, and little did I know... I put it in my bag, after switching it off, and went to the library. During transport, although the keyboard should have been off, pressure on the keys entered a wrong pass code on my iPad *multiple times*. So many, in fact, that by the time I got to the library my iPad was permanently disabled. I am frankly appalled that something like that could happen for no fault of my own. I hope that Apple will add a warning to the product description. The only safe way to transport it with an iPad in the same bag is to disable the Bluetooth function, since there is no guarantee that it won't turn on by itself. I have some important transcriptions of archival material that I did not back up in the past two days, and if this results in data loss when I restore my iPad this evening, it will mean I'll have wasted many precious hours of work. This is a very significant flaw, well known to the Apple store people I talked to today. Hopefully when Apple redesigns the keyboard or updates iOS they'll fix it. But for now, user beware!

    6 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soft aluminum

    • Written by from Miami

    Very soft aluminum magnesium alloy material that is used for the keyboard frame makes it very susceptible to damage if dropped and rendering it useless especially in the area of the power button. Cool and sleek design at the cost of durability and reliability. I owned my keyboard for less than 24 hours before I found out how quickly I can waste $70

    8 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile Keyboard

    • Written by from Alto

    Now on our third keyboard in less than 2 years with the iMac. Built to last just beyond the warranty. Bought a competitor keyboard and it works fine. Would not recommend this product to anyone.

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing keyboard.

    • Written by from Portland

    I purchased this keyboard because of my years of satisfaction with Mac products. What a mistake. For the first month it functioned just fine with the exception of having to repeatedly "resynch" with my iMac. Then it started failing right in mid sentence as I was working on a document. This would occur as much as 5xs a day. Extremely frustrating. Then after 6 months it stopped working period. I will think twice before replacing it with another one or buying any mac peripherals. I can now put it in my "dead drawer" where my wireless mac mouse, mac battery charger and mac batteries permanently reside.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too difficult to use...

    • Written by from Etobicoke

    I wish I knew why apple does not make a full size wireless keyboard anymore. I had to return this as it is truly awful to use without the number pad. They really need to make a full sized wireless keyboard!

    13 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't make'em like they used to...

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    I bought an apple wireless keyboard in ... 2007 with my iMac. Still using the iMac. They keyboard worked flawlessly. Last month, in a bit or rational exuberance, I decided I wanted to upgrade to the new, 2-battery version (cuz that extra battery of the old one was really slowing me down....). Got the new keyboard, plunked fresh, super-expensive Energizer Advanced batteries and commenced to use it. A week into it, the keyboard would once a day lose its connection for a few seconds and then reconnect with the iMac. The keyboard's, like, a foot away from the iMac. As the days progressed, this interruption became more frequent. Last night it was as if someone was pushing the keyboard's switch every 30 seconds: drop/find/drop/find, etc. I changed batteries, I checked the switch: nuttin'. Just kept cycling all evening. So ... I tossed the thing. $69 down the drain for a month's worth of use. I took out the seven-year-old wireless one, plunked in the two batteries and another one and ... the thing's been hummin' along just fine. Lesson of the day: one more diehard Mac follower who's getting mighty tired of buying flimsy, unreliable junk from the Big-A.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless after one month

    • Written by from Columbia

    The keyboard came with the iMac that I purchased, and was a little small for my taste, so I decided to use it for my iPad 2 and get a Logitech solar keyboard for the iMac. Everything was great for about a month, and then, after the second time I had to change the batteries, the wireless keyboard would no longer connect to any device, including the iMac. There's no way to reset it, and it will no longer set up with the desktop. I'm not happy with this at all.

    16 of 27 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.

    16 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't forget the batteries.

    • Written by from Temecula

    I really liked the look of this keyboard, and it worked well with my iPad. Unfortunately, my need for such a keyboard is too infrequent. The batteries eventually leaked and the cap to access the battery compartment is now fused to the housing... cannot be removed. Word of caution: Keep your batteries fresh. Corroded aluminum is unforgiving and you will need to buy a new keyboard if this happens.

    21 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small and different size than my MacBook Air keyboard

    • Written by from PASADENA

    This wireless keyboard came with a new iMac 27" that I purchased recently. While I love the large screen for the iMac I am frustrated by the keyboard.

    I toggle between my MacBook Air when I am out of the office and my iMac when in the office. The keyboard causes me all sorts of problems.

    1) It is too small

    2) The keys feel like they are closer together on the wireless keyboard vs. the laptop, causing all sorts of problems

    3) The ergonomics required to use the keyboard are bad -- there is no place rest ones wrists as is the case with a laptop

    It seems that Apple does not make a wireless FULL SIZE keyboard so I may need to switch to a wired one.

    22 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this keyboard

    • Written by from Nutley

    I had to replace my keyboard and I decided to give this one a go. I hate it already. I hate that Apple doesn't make a full size version. I bought the numeric keypad extension but why should I have to do that? It costs more money, requires more batteries, is made of plastic, and because this keyboard is smaller the arrow keys are in the wrong place and the Page/Home keys are missing, as are F13 and up.

    I understand that some people may not care about this, but I do and this was the only version I could get. I have to decide if I'm going to keep this or go back to a wired keyboard. It would be a lot better if Apple just made this in a full sized version.

    20 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Keys

    • Written by from Ocean View

    I just purchased my third keyboard today from Apple, I selected the Apple Standard and I hope I have better luck with it then I did with the 2 wireless keyboards I have purchased in the last 4 years. I love my Mac, but both of the keyboards I purchased have had keys stop responding after about 2 years. Now, in order to type, I'm using BOTH keyboards. My A key went out on keyboard #2, luckily I had kept Keyboard #1 - which had lost it's delete key and h key. I've been typing this way for a few weeks now, looking for a way to repair either board, no luck - so, I'm out another $69. I don't recommend buying this keyboard, unless you budget replacements.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is too small

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The keyboard would be fine if it was larger. It is too small for most adult male hands. Not only is it prone to typing errors, for me it is an ergonomic disaster due to the cramped position of the hands.

    17 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I had been happy with the keyboard since I bought it 3 months ago but it just stopped working, I changed the batteries three times and it no longer is being picked up by my computer. I did not change any settings, it just stopped working while I was working on a paper. There is no support topic on this problem yet I remember reading reviews about this when I considered purchasing this keyboard initially. I should have paid attention to the reviews. I'm very disappointed it did not last longer.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics anyone?

    • Written by from Eagle River

    This goes for both the wireless and the wired keyboard with number pad.
    It doesn't matter how shiny, streamlined and flashy you make it. I don't care if it weighs less than a fly's wing and you can stuff it in the smallest bag you can find for easy portability...Mac Keyboards are not ergonomic. If, like me, you spend a considerable amount of time typing, then these are the worst keyboards ever made.
    Why can't they make something that will not hurt you in the long run?

    30 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke, wouldn't buy again

    • Written by from Altrincham

    Delivery, setup & connection fine - a functional, ergonomic keyboard, until you come to change the batteries.

    The battery access cap is seized and is bending coins (the opening tool) before it will open. Solution to this problem on the apple support forum is 'buy a new keyboard' !

    I will get a replacement, but it won't be apple. VERY DISAPPOINTED.

    31 of 52 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

    36 of 99 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    the bluetooth is terrible, even with fresh batteries, the connectivity is iffy. don't buy this. ended up having to plug in an old school MAc keyboard. it simply won't connect.

    33 of 52 people found this useful