• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice keyboard!

    • Written by from Houston

    I'm new to Mac, so with my purchase of a Mac Mini and a MacBook Air, I decided to complete my collection and spring for the Magic Mouse and the Wireless Keyboard.

    First off, out of the box, it's ready to go, batteries and all. It's extremely simple to connect to your computer, and you don't have to worry about turning it on and off all the time to save the battery (there's a built-in 'sleep' mode).

    The only downside is that Apple doesn't offer a wireless keyboard with a numeric pad ... something that some people like, but others need. While my wife won't be doing her college math homework on one, I love everything else about this keyboard.

    Recommendation: Unless you absolutely have to have a numeric pad, this is the keyboard that goes perfectly with your Mac!

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WHERE IS THE NUMERIC KEYPAD??????

    • Written by from South Bend

    I love that its so small and portable, but it gains nothing by not having a num pad and separate function and system keys. There needs to be a full-sized wireless version too!

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard but limited

    • Written by from Redmond

    I like the tactile response from the keys. Areas to improve:

    * numeric keypad
    * home/end/page up/page down keys
    * backlit
    * a wrist pad for better ergonomics

    I'm not planning to use this for all-day use so I'll manage without these things, but Apple should consider!

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth Keyboard!!!

    • Written by from Towson

    Love the keyboard only one complaint though, the bluetooth disconnects from time to time other then that great...

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Keyboard but pricey for what you get

    • Written by from Livermore

    Overall this is an excellent keyboard. Small enough for easy transport and what not but large enough to use comfortably. My biggest qualm is the lack of a number pad. I am very used to having a number pad and the lack of it drives me crazy sometimes.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good, a little small but works flawlessly

    • Written by from Red Rock

    Picked up this keyboard along with the Magic Mouse. I find the keyboard a little small with the absence of the number pad but the keyboard works well. I still have the wired keyboard under the desk. If I want to switch back but so far I haven't. The keyboard feels the same and types the same as the orginal wired version. I do like the fat that the desk top if free of the wires.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Keyboard and iPad

    • Written by from Floral Park

    It is certainly in the tradition of the ultra thin iPad and works wonderfully, what I would like to have however is a nice miniature brief case to carry and protect the iPad, the keyboard and the charger, something like a computer bag but compact. One has to consider these items as durable yet delicate especially when traveling. My biggest issue, once you put your iPad into the case, the iPad docking station is useless as Apple did not take into account the case would not fit into the dock. Anyone want a used dock? Lastly a design change I'd like, put another power port on the left hand side of the iPad so you can dock it horizontally for a better wide screen while viewing movies, you can't do this with the power port on the bottom.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from butler

    This keyboard is wonderful at managing battery life. Over 2 months of use still 93% battery life.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the keyboard, but tired of being ripped off by Apple upgrades...

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bought the original (3 battery) version of this in April this year; very annoyed to find it's now $20 cheaper and uses one less battery - my version is now more expensive (lithium batteries aren't cheap) and more wasteful to run. It's great that Apple keeps improving its products, but frustrating for customers who invest in (overspend on?) peripherals that outdate so quickly. (Apple's "Mighty" Mouse is another example - can't even buy the wireless version anymore.)

    That said, I don't regret the purchase - it's made my work this year a lot more pleasant. Love the size and shape, the tiny footprint, the look, the quietness of the keys. Adjusted to the flat keys easily, my hands are relatively large for a woman and I don't feel the keyboard is too cramped (though am very used to, and comfortable with, typing on a laptop). Lack of numeric keypad is actually a bonus for me as it frees up desk space and makes mousing more comfortable. I agree with other people's complaints about having to use multi-key combos for various functions - this can be a pain (remembering them, if nothing else), but not insurmountable. I do miss having instant page up, page down keys, etc. It would be handy if Apple provided a quick shortcuts guide along with their keyboards...

    Portability is fantastic. I work as an editor so need my desk space uncluttered and easily clearable to fit large pages on - lack of wires is essential, and the ability to just stick this keyboard anywhere - shelf, windowsill, stack of books, lap (though it's a little small for this to be ideal)- and still type is terrific. Or I can pop it in a drawer if I don't need it. Battery life so far has been great, though I'm careful to manually switch it off if I leave the desk for more than a few mins - allegedly it powers down by itself but there's no way to check this for sure, as it instantly "powers on" the second you type (how do you know it hasn't been running the whole time?). I'm still using the three lithium batteries it came with, and they're low but still working almost 7 months later.

    Cons
    - did initially have some Bluetooth connectivity issues where the keyboard would drop out, or certain keys (but not others) would randomly stop working, but I suspect this was software related. I've downloaded all updates as they've come along and things seem to have been running smoothly the last couple of months.
    - the white keys do get dirty, unless you're totally pristine in your computer habits and wash your hands before using it every time! But they can also be cleaned up fairly easily.
    - this tends to be a problem with most keyboards, but long fingernails are definitely a hindrance with this one (keep 'em short or go elsewhere!).

    Overall, a great decision for me. It loses a star due to the minor glitches I've had with it but mostly to me feeling somewhat ripped off by the Apple machine. Mac users like to believe the hype, on the whole, and good faith has to go both ways...

    41 of 58 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No delete key

    • Written by from Shickshinny

    I recently bought at the Apple Store in NY the new iPad and Apple Wireless Keyboard in Spanish to use with my Apple computers and the iPad. The iPad, great! but was disappointed by the keyboard because it does not have a delete key: you can delete letters, etc. backwards, but no letters or anything else to your right, something people who write do constantly. Can someone offer a solution? Thanks.

    43 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    PLEASE MAKE A FULL SIZE WIRELESS KEYBOARD!

    • Written by from Port Richey

    Although this tiny model is a very nice keyboard, I REALLY miss the full size version with the numeric keypad. Please offer a full size wireless keyboard. I am tied to a corded model as I use my numeric keypad often. Also, please consider repositioning the up/down, left/right arrow keys. Have the up and down together, then the left/right together. The way they are spaced now with the down key located in the middle of the left/right is very annoying. You have to skip over the down key when you are using only your left & right. Looking forward to seeing a full size wireless keyboard. Thanks in advance.

    With the numeric keypad back, I would give it 5 stars.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great! yet, wish to have the other part too :)

    • Written by from Rishon lezion

    The new wireless keyboard is great, but i can surely say that the other part on the right (the numbers) was very useful, i miss it.. if theres any way to buy it, separately, i would! :)

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice accessory...

    • Written by from Coraopolis

    I am using this wireless keyboard with my new ipad 2 and i must say it rocks!!! The main purpose of purchasing ipad 2 was browsing and as we know browsing is not limited to reading any more and just like this one you might want to put lot of reviews, write emails, searching for stuff has got lot more easier. I also plan to use apps like iwork and logmein so that i can do some time work remotely. This keyboard just make things lot easier than using that ipad virtual keyboard...

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid, but needs num pad

    • Written by from Fairfax

    Excellent keyboard, but I wish it were full-sized. It types well especially if you are used to apple laptop keyboard and with the magic track-pad, it's a great match-up.

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    complainers are fools

    • Written by from Stamford

    everyone please be advised that so many of the complaints below are invalid. these people do not know how to use mac products and therefore assume the keyboard is incapable of certain features.

    scrolling, pg up/down, delete fwd/back, blah blah blah - learn how to use command/function/control/option keys. all your worries are solved. my macbook pro doesn't have pg up/down, but its still the best laptop on the market

    to the complaints about numeric keyboard - anyone can see from the pictures that it is absent. don't buy the product if it doesn't have the specs you desire. if you do purchase, you can't give poor grade based on features you knew were absent prior to purchase

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would never go back!

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    I short it one star because Apple really could give it a forward delete key (shave the right-hand Shift key to add a skinny forward delete, for example). It is a pain to have to make do by holding down the fn key while using the regular Delete.

    I don’t understand anyone complaining about it being hard to type on. After a day or two I was happy as a lark with this petite, attractive thing. But alas, after a year, I spilled a seventy-dollar glass of wine on it (the cost of a new keyboard)... and it is a shame I didn’t get to drink all of it at that price (the part that spilled).

    So I’ve had to plug in the old standard keyboard to get by for a day or two, and man let me tell you, what a clunky old piece of archaic equipment. Seemed I had to push WAY down on the keys and, well, clunky is the word. I can type faster on the aluminum keyboard without having to give my fingers such a workout.

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    backlit function would have been awesome

    • Written by from Jersey City

    I would have been satisfied with this keyboard and consider it a perfect one if backlit feature was added.

    Out of curiosity, if Apple sneaked in a green little light on a caps lock key, why can't they do same with the entire keys?

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Conditional Love

    • Written by from Richardson

    I do love my wireless keyboard. The design is oh so elegant and the operation is quite beautiful. I love using it and would rather type on that than the PC keyboard I am forced to use at work. The one complaint I have is that when I stow the keyboard next to my iPad in my briefcase, the iPad comes on at random, and often starts playing random music from the iPod ap, which is not a good thing. I thought at first it was a problem with the iPad, but then discovered it did not happen when I turned off the blue-tooth on the iPad before I stowed both in my briefcase. What seems to happen is keys on the keyboard get pushed inside my briefcase, causing activiation of the iPod ap causing it to play music. Turning the blue-tooth off before I put it away and on again (through the settings ap) when I am ready to use it is a bit of a pain (yes, Apple has spoiled me) and it seems like there should be simple solution. Such as locking the keyboard with a quick key or key combination. Other than that feature, I would give a whole-hearted five-stars.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, missing some key buttons

    • Written by from Toledo

    Love the look of this keyboard, however there are a few buttons that are missing from it that, coming from a PC, I miss horribly.

    These buttons include: Home, End, Delete, (and less frequently) Page Up/Down

    Coming from a person that is used to PC's, these are hugely missed. It's much more convenient to be able to delete text backward AND forward, but unless you want to use a combination of keys, you can't do that (which decreases any ergonomics for the keyboard itself)

    It's exceptionally compact, which I do like quite a bit. They did scrimp and save a bit on the paint job, though, as it took a tumble off my couch and hit the trim on my wall and scraped the cheap silver paint clean off. It's an esthetic issue, honestly, but still an issue none-the-less.

    The battery on this thing is amazing. I've had it since September and use it nearly on a daily basis (though, admittedly, this Mac is connected to the TV, so it's not used AS much as the mouse). This being said the battery is at 75% and I've never had to change batteries yet. It's just nice not having to have a keyboard that needs charging every month.

    Back to a bit of bad - the ergonomics are just not there. There's only one position that the keyboard can be placed as there is not levers or height increase flaps. It's not a huge thing as I type on my lap, but if I were doing things professionally, this could be of concern to me.

    Like I said before this is connected to a TV, and so I don't do a bunch of this anyways, however you should be aware that they decided to get rid of the number pad to save space / make more compact. I don't miss it, but if you wanted this option then this would not be the keyboard for you. IIRC you *can* buy a num pad by itself, but that would need different batteries, and unless you're doing accounting, you're not going to need it.

    33 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant, Small... Works Great

    • Written by from Fort Myers

    Love the keyboard. Typical Apple product with first rate fit and finish. Only two minor complaints are that it is slightly cramped, and would like some iPad functionality keys. With larger hands it would be nice to have a little more size. However, for portability, it travels great with my iPad. I use it with multiple iOS devices and have no problems pairing it up. On the iPad it would be nice to have a home key, etc...

    Close to a 5, but just misses.

    20 of 21 people found this useful