• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessorry for an iPad

    • Written by from Manhasset

    I just purchased this in order to use it with my iPad, rather than having to clunk around on the ipad keyboard. So far, I really love this product. It's lightweight and the keystrokes respond nicely to my typing, infinitely better than having to email using the iPad keyboard. I bought the incase origami stand to go with it and the two work really well together. Now I can leave my laptop at home when I don't need to use excel, word or flash, which I'm verry happy about.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard, no backlit keys

    • Written by from Monroe

    Positives
    - Sleek, slim, elegant design
    - Small desk footprint
    - Wireless
    - Great to type on
    - Weighty feel, not too light
    - High quality parts and construction
    - Alt function = media buttons, eject button
    Negatives
    - NO BACKLIT (Cant see when using for movie/music playback with little to no light situations)
    - No USB inputs
    - No ability to use keyboard during BIOS/Boot screen, mostly contribution to limitation of bluetooth and overall nature of boot sequence.
    - NO PC drivers or support
    Main gripes: Not backlit, no PC driver support, lack of functioning until OS boots.

    39 of 45 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Good

    • Written by from Salem

    I really recommend this keyboard to people. I bought it yesterday and I love it. Many people complain about how they can't tell if it is off. To tell if it is off or not, just press the caps lock button before putting your device in standby mode. It will turn off when the deviuce stops using it. I hope this helps.

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware When Cleaning

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Using a dab of rubbing alcohol on a microfiber cloth has caused some of the keys to short. Pressing 't' causes a 't' followed by unending "'" keypresses until another key has been pressed. The same for the 'g' and 'b' keys. I've been cleaning keyboards like this for 10+ years with no problems. I've even had keyboards accidentally spilled on that continued working after sufficient drying. For what you pay, this keyboard is not reliable enough. It's a shame because I really like the Apple keyboards.

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I've ever owned

    • Written by from Centerville

    Although I have the older version of this keyboard, the only difference is the # of AA batteries (3 vs. 2 in new one). I must say I've never had a single issue with the keyboard save the first time I paired it, and that only took a couple tries. But, since then I've been using this beautiful keyboard and all of it's many functions every day since I bought it. I have it hooked up to a MBP in clamshell, and truly it is exactly like the keyboard that was on my MBP in the first place, but I like the angle a little better. If you on the wall about this keyboard I say buy it, you won't ever regret it, especially if you use aftermarket rechargeable batteries as I do.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Double Edge Rating

    • Written by from Lake Charles

    The keys are buttery smooth. Wireless pairing is effortless. The appearance is simple and attractive. It is light weight and strong. BUT...

    The battery cap is garbage, it was difficult to thread it correctly. If I leave the batteries in there and don't use it for a week, the batteries leak acid in the compartment and deposit an unpleasant cement-like substance. At last, the poor keyboard could not stand batteries left in it and cemented the dead batteries in the compartment, sealed the battery case shut so that I could not remove them. I even bent a quarter trying to pry it open with a coin and pliers. I ain't buying this again. Like the great GWB said "Huh huh, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

    55 of 78 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design

    • Written by from Flagstaff

    When I first opened the box I was mystified. How do you turn it on? Where do the batteries go? 8-) (I'm not a great one for reading documentation before I start using something.) As I discovered the 'on' button at one end, and then the battery compartment at the other, I laughed with delight at the cleverness of this design. Ingenious and effective design is why we are willing to pay more for our Mac stuff, of course

    Some have criticized the keyboard for being too small but I got used to it quickly and find it quite comfortable. Guys with big hands might not be as comfortable. I have large hands for a woman and it is fine for me. The small size and bluetooth connection allow me much freedom for placement. I like the touch and the silence. So for me, it's five-star, and I don't give those lightly.

    Now that I have one myself, some of the critical reviews seem nitpicky.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Evanston

    I got this to go with my iPad, which I found I typed on a lot more than I expected. Works perfectly. It is so lightweight and has a similar profile to the iPad (give or take a few inches). It's convenient and talks effortlessly with my iPad. I highly recommend it.

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect complement to the iPad

    • Written by from Gainesville

    I first used this keyboard with my new iMac. Began looking for a keyboard for my iPad and discovered these pair with the iPad. It's perfect. I had no issues with the keyboard so I knew I'd enjoy it with the iPad. I like the flexibility of having a keyboard NOT attached to the iPad. It's the perfect combination for me.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No numpad

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    No numpad on this wireless keyboard. Apple doesn't even offer a version of its wireless keyboard with one. Doesn't even consider business users who crunch numbers often. Skip this if you need a number pad. You could learn to type without it, but that was its purpose: for convenience and ease. The wired version has one. Wireless keyboards with numpads exist. Just not by Apple. Which is quite frankly ridiculously ignorant of them.

    43 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Love the keyboard, but wish it had the extended numeric keypad included like the corded keyboard. What gives? Let's do it!

    40 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor layout, some keys gone missing

    • Written by from pasadena

    This keyboard has only one Control key and that key is narrow and not in the lower-left corner. This makes editing in Emacs cumbersome.

    There are no page up/down keys. To scroll a text window by one page, one must hold the "fn" key and tap the up or down arrow key. This cannot be done with one hand, which makes it an accessibility issue.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from St. Catharines

    I just recieved my Keyboard in the mail today and I LOVE it! It's so helpful on the iPad because the iPad touch screen keyboard gets very annoying after using it a lot. I'm actually typing this review with the keyboard itself. Let's just say this is my favourite keyboard I have ever used and I highly recommend it!

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Keyboard

    • Written by from Boulder Creek

    This keyboard looks great, and is a staple if you own any apple computer. But great looking is about as far as it goes. I have had nothing but constant problems with this keyboard - it takes forever to connect, or doesn't connect... or just plain old does whatever it wants (typing the same letter over and over again until I have to take the batteries out). I own two of these, and one of them has a battery permanently stuck inside. I know it's probably because the battery corroded, but why not try to make a little space to work with? Please don't sacrifice reliability for good looks.

    So, if you're like me and have to have all matching products, this is your only choice. But don't expect the quality of all other apple products, because this one is a lemon.

    52 of 73 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, But could do better

    • Written by from Rotorua

    The wireless is the best I've used, however, it's limited in it's function because it's without the numeric keypad. Most users will find that it's a little frustrating when you can type reasonably quickly and then slow down when ever you have to enter a telephone number or customer number etc.
    We are in the 21st century and it's not unreasonable to ask expect the obvious. At the moment you have a desk top computer with a laptop keyboard. It's about time Apple spent more time thinking about how versatile the keyboard could be. Not only could it control your computer but with a little imagination it could do so much more ie, as a remote for your apple TV or regular TV. In fact any remotely operated device in the house.
    There has been one minor issue in that the caps lock light failed and I had to switch off the keyboard and start it again to fix the problem. It has a good feel and a good look. Please Apple - update this product!

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SWEET

    • Written by from Reed City

    After using my iPad 2 for a month I wanted a keyboard for typing my lesson plans so I purchased this keyboard and major SWEET! I wish I would have just purchased the keyboard when I purchased my iPad 2. Meets all of my needs.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best keyboard I've had.

    • Written by from Henderson

    Can't understand why they would sell a wireless keyboard with a desktop computer but... my first complaint was that it didn't have the side number pad. The second was that it operates on a battery that needs to be replaced. But the most annoying is when it just decides not to input what I have typed! The quality of this keyboard is not up to the usual Apple standards.

    55 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I actually love this keyboard when it works. Right size to carry with my iPad for heavy notetaking etc.

    Unfortunately, it is kind of hit or miss whether it will be recognized by the iPad. There seems to be no way to correct this HUGE flaw. Like other Apple products, I just want it to work ... and it doesn't

    63 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievably good with iPhone

    • Written by from Washington

    I bought the keyboard to see how it paired with my IPhone 3GS once IOS4 was released. I paired them last night and it's amazing how well it worked. While it may sound ridiculous to think of a KB for an ultra-portable iPhone, it's very useful for days you need to make long responses to emails, or write up something and you're away from your laptop. I also think it may be a better KB than the one on my MBA (Rev. 1). My fingers really flew when using it, I like the feel and responsiveness of the keys, and really adds to the functionality of the iPhone. It isn't that the touch screen KB isn't great, but for me, this one makes typing faster and more accurate. For travel, or working in a cafe without a laptop - it's ideal.

    33 of 35 people found this useful