• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Clarendon Hills

    While I like the fact that the keyboard is wireless, the lack of a numeric keyboard presents a problem when you work in spreadsheet applications. Additionally, the size restriction has resulted in the left/right/up/down arrow keys being so close together that you often hit the wrong key unless you're looking at the keyboard. We need a wireless keyboard with the full capabilities that exists with the usb keyboard.

    53 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries get stuck!

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Be careful not to leave your batteries in too long. They will get stuck inside with no chance of removal. Particularly Lithium AAs.

    72 of 107 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats battery like crazy every 3 weeks

    • Written by from calgary

    Very stylish cool looking keyboard!! However the keyboard will eat a set of batteries every 3 weeks - very unenviromentally sound. I use this with a magic mouse and have short battery life issue with both. I run both macs and pcs have a number of wireless keyboards and mice. The apple wireless keyboard and mouse look great, but the short battery life is very big issue for me

    My other keyboard/mice will go 6-12 month without issues. I have pack of akaline batteries ready for my apple keyboard/mouse because I need to. I am amazed how big an energy hog these device are and why this product was ever produced. I had the keyboard replaced once at the apple store and also has the mouse replaced. I would not recommend this product and will likely go back to a wired setup.

    For more insight, google "short battery life mac keyboard" Many other users have had the same issue

    50 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stopped working

    • Written by from Washington

    One year and 2 weeks after purchasing this keyboard with a new 21" iMac several keys just stopped working, rendering it useless. I checked online and this seems to be a fairly common problem. I've been a Dell user for over a decade and last year switched to a Mac based on rave reviews from friends. So far I've been unimpressed. Six weeks after purchasing the iMac the hard drive failed. Now the keyboard has failed. I don't know what will fail next, but this is becoming the most expensive computer I've ever owned......and not because of the quality.

    55 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION

    • Written by from Decatur

    I have bought 3, YES THREE, of this product, and each time, one has failed me. The delete key breaks and stops working, the KB will go wacko and just unabatedly enter the same key without me touching a thing. And many others issues.

    I BOUGHT THREE OF THESE

    this must show it's a piece of junk. i like it's size and it's user-friendliness, and all the fancy aspects of it, but i have given up on it.

    65 of 96 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I though this was an iPad accessory? Barely any support!

    • Written by from Ventura

    I purchased this keyboard based on the assumption it would perform multiple functions. Some fuctions touted by Apple include being able to control brightness, volume and to change tracks in iTunes. None of these features work with the original iPad. Apple generally has very good support and products, however this one comes up short. It has about three out of five stars on the Apple website. Currently the keyboard is only good for using the letter keys and typing only - no other fuctions work. I know that's the main reason you want one, but as you're working and you suddenly decide your music is a little loud, or you want to skip a track, having the ADVERTISED FEATURES work would be nice. Also, so many fuctions are overlooked, its really almost shoddy of Apple. There is no way to scoll on a webpage (despite having arrow keys) or now way to go back or forward through web pages (despite a multitude of buttons available for such functions). This keyboard may work fine with a full-fledged mac, but because it TOUTED AS AN IPAD ACCESSORY by Apple, you would think they would make it actually perform with an iPad, instead of it being useless for anything but typing. Think hard before your purchase this. It FEELS like you suddenly has a full-fledged laptop in front of you with a dedicated keyboard -- unfortunately the Apple Wireless Keyboard does next to nothing to control the ipad. Major disappointment Apple.

    38 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incomplete

    • Written by from EL CAJON

    Let's be real, here. If you buy an EXTERNAL keyboard to use via bluetooth, it is most likely because you wanted a fully functioning keyboard... NOT a keyboard which is just as annoyingly incomplete as the annoyingly incomplete keyboard on your laptop!!!

    Number keys... a REAL "Delete" and "Backspace" key (which Mac still insists on reversing, calling backspace delete, and delete ..."forward delete."

    Come on Apple.

    I'm trying VERY hard to move to Mac from Windows...and have many Apple products now including phone, itouch, iPad, MacBook Pro. But COME ON!!

    Full-Size key-set, or I'll never buy or recommend another Apple Wireless Keyboard.
    By the way, I'm a tech trainer for a school district adopting Apple on a huge scale.
    My opinion will be, and is shared by hundreds.
    You are losing sales because of your devotion to "simplicity"...that is blind to NECESSITY.

    60 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    • Written by from Woodland Hills

    Apple has a real problem with their product quality. This is the second keyboard I've bought in the past two years. In fairness the first lasted for almost a year. The second didn't make three months before it would not connect. I'll have to try a third party one.

    71 of 115 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard is not worth the money

    • Written by from Hudson's Hope

    It cuts in and out all the time. Makes it very difficult to type anything of any length. It eats batteries. 6 sets in 4 months.

    42 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Undersized, unreliable

    • Written by from Berkeley

    The key spacing is about 90% of a standard keyboard --- it makes my hands hurt to use it all day. (I'm a programmer, so I spend a lot of the day typing.) I've also had two of them fail within a year (in both cases, an entire row of keys stopped working). They can't take heavy use.

    38 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric??!

    • Written by from Phila

    I recently had a spill and ruined my wired keyboard for my iMac. Since I now have an iPad I figured I would replace it with a bluetooth keyboard that I can use for both. I cannot even believe that they do not offer a bluetooth keyboard with the number pad and page up/home/etc buttons! I love my old keyboard and now I am so frustrated because I do not want to buy another wired keyboard, but I do not want this truncated bluetooth either. I guess I have to look at third party keyboards! I have been an apple customer since the //e and am extremely disappointed!

    39 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    • Written by from romeoville

    Well, Apple lowered the power requirement for this keyboard to two AA batteries. And could have been better off keeping the three AA's and provide backlight keys like the mac book pro. After all its wireless and that would have been an improvement! Innovation? Not always better to be green for the headlines.

    40 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless is nice but...

    • Written by from Roswell

    What's the deal with not having a number pad or a (forward) DEL key??? I've been trying to get used to this tiny thing for a month and it just isn't happening. My job requires making lots of text edits and I don't use the Backspace (delete) for that type of edit. Guess I'll be paying out another $50 for a full-sized, wired keyboard so I can do my work. And don't tell me that the smaller size is good for battery life. I've had several full-sized wireless keyboards that lasted a year or more on their 2 AA batteries. And when you have a 24" Mac, 3" off the keyboard length isn't going to matter on space.
    Normally, I like Apple products, but I have to wonder what the heck Mr. Jobs was thinking when he approved this design! Can I have a certificate to get a real keyboard, please?

    48 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage.

    • Written by from Oakland

    The batteries leaked and fused the cap. I tried everything trying to pry it open. Ultimately, it's going to be recycled. Waste of $70. This really should have been swapped out for a new one. Apple refuses to do anything about it. There are many posts on here, and ifixit about this issue.

    Another example of form over function from Apple.

    57 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    (P)iece of Junk - Guess Why

    • Written by from Tucson

    My "" key just went out and stoed working only a coule of days after the warranty exired (of course). And you think that's bad? Try tying without this critical letter, it's an exercise in futility, esecially when most of all of your asswords contain the letter "." I had to cut and aste the letter "" from the character alette when I logged in to my comuter. I had to change the login for my comuter since it, too, contained the letter "" and there was no way for me to cut and aste this letter when I first log in from the character alette, so I had to borrow a friend's keyboard for a few hours, just so I could log into my comuter and change my assword! And just imagine the frustration when every single one of my website asswords had to be changed!

    Enough said, I think you get why I gave this iece of junk only 1 star. Don't buy it. Surely Ale can do better than this!

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard always disconnects

    • Written by from Durham

    This keyboard for use with an iPad 2 is TERRIBLE! It will allow me to type in one note and then it it will not type anymore. I really hope I received a defective model because this is ridiculous. If I want to use the keyboard, I have to go through and "re-pair" the keyboard all ovr, for maybe one note/message again before it peters out. Awful job Apple, AWFUL! I wish I could give it no stars.

    39 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    On start up, my iMAC frequently can not find the apple wireless keyboard that is turned on and has been paired with this computer. After a couple of minutes, the iMAC recognizes the keyboard but cannot pair with it. This can go on for 15 minutes or more. When your computer is password protected, this is a major problem. Changing the batteries in the keyboard doesn't help. Turning the keyboard off and on again doesn't help. Restarting the computer doesn't help. I bought the computer in October and this has been a continuing problem. I hate the wireless keyboard!

    40 of 62 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.

    24 of 31 people found this useful