• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life!

    • Written by from Riverview

    I have this keyboard and the bluetooth mouse. Out of everyone I have ever used for any system these are by far the worst. I have to replace the batteries in both weekly and I'm only on my Mac twice a week for a few minutes. Going to try to return them.

    0 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless piece of junk.

    • Written by from Port Washington

    Just wanna say, i am very disappointed in the iMac wireless keyboard. I have had it barely two years, yesterday the delete key, zero, and space bar stopped working, after having a friend who works at Apple check it out for me, he said it seems to have just shorted out. There is no damage to the keyboard what so ever, it's never been dropped or had anything spilled on it, yet it just stopped working. $70 to replace it. I have a Dell from 8 years ago where the original keyboard still works just fine.. Makes me almost regret switching to a Mac. They make a pretty product, but it is expensive and not meant to last. I basically only use this computer for editing photos..it's not like i am typing away all day long on it. Should a $70 keyboard be breaking like this in only two years? I will admit, i enjoy other features of the iMac, like it basically being wireless, but to me this keyboard seems poorly made, with only a 1 year warranty. So if you are out of warranty you are out of luck, and must buy a new one, because the computer is worthless without a functioning keyboard.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BATTERIES & THE APPLE WIRELESS KEYBOARD

    • Written by from Paducah

    This keyboard is a high risk purchase. I just spent over an hour trying to remove the two AA batteries required to power up the unit. They were jammed in the chamber. Unfortunately, mine won't power up now, after having to force the old batteries. I wasn't able to safely get them out without apparently damaging something. It's frustrating that the chamber was made with such little room to spare. Clearly others have had this issue, as noted in discussion threads on how to fix this issue. Side note: I used duracell pro cell. I highly doubt the battery is to blame...

    2 of 7 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.

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop pairing

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    My keyboard suddenly stop pairing with my IMac. This is my second Apple Wireless, the first one also stop pairing. Apple makes great products but the Intelligent mouse and wireless keyboard are lousy to say the least. What a contradiction!!!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard useless

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Just got brand new mac at work 2 weeks ago. Wireless keyboard useless. Keeps loosing signal. When the signal drops the last key stroke is repeated until signal returns. Poor software coding can only cause this. Very bad when signal drops whilst pressing the back space key. You loose all your work. Funny really cos 3 other users not had a problem yet. Anyway need to change to one with numpad so will buy one with usb cable. New apple mouse will have to go also. Will get a wheel mouse. If I cannot get a true British English keyboard layout to work with correct @ key position I will be asking my director to swap it for the windows 7 cad PC. Still using my win Xp pro machine that still does what I want it to. Most important part of a PC is the mouse and keyboard.

    8 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    corrosion

    • Written by from Hannover

    as many others I have the same problem that after a short period of storage, the batteries corroded and making it impossible to open or repair. Apparently there are no replacements from apple! This seams to be a serious issue and one should consider this before buying a keyboard and possibly risking 69 dollars.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUST PLAIN USELESS

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    A lot of users have hit the nail right on the head with this one. Looks sleek, modern etc. BUT...many issues getting this keyboard to work. Batteries, pairing issues top the list. What a shame!!!! The only thing equally as bad is the mouse and track pad. Truly a trifecta of trash from Apple.

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries corrode in the wireless keyboard ....can't open to replace

    • Written by from frankfort

    Second day of school.....8 o'clock at night..... And a paper needs to be written. No such luck !! The batteries in the wireless keyboard have apparently corroded inside the keyboard so badly that I can not open the battery door !! Funny.... I used the keyboard all day without a problem and without the computer giving me any notices that the batteries were low. Tried and tried to get the battery door open ......IMPOSSIBLE! Even got metal shaving slivers in my hand because the metal is so soft where the battery door opens.

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unuseable. Once it un-pairs, you're done.

    • Written by from Boulder

    When it unpairs itself, there is absolutely nothing you can do to get it to re-pair. I've tried at least 30 different things listed in the Apple forums and nothing works. It used to work, now it's just a large paperweight.

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pairing Issues

    • Written by from Baden

    While the keyboard itself is very nice, lightweight, sleek, and overall an excellent design, it does not connect to devices very well. If your keyboard drops the signal you are in for one heck of a nightmare to get it to reconnect to anything at all. I have read tons of forums to try and fix the problem but nothing seems to work. I have had it for not even a day and I have spent the last 3 hours trying to get it to reconnect to no avail. It is very frustrating, and overall very unhelpful when there is no direction in the instruction manual to resolve these issues

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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.

    19 of 38 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!

    26 of 50 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

    16 of 34 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.

    17 of 32 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.

    18 of 29 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!

    14 of 32 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.

    28 of 35 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.

    20 of 32 people found this useful