• 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.

    37 of 56 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?

    35 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool looking, but uncomfortable

    • Written by from Cambridge

    It's nice that the design and top-row function buttons mimic my macbook, and I like the wireless feature. But I don't recommend this for an everyday keyboard. It's totally the opposite of ergonomically friendly, as is the magic trackpad. I have both at my office and both are causing use-related stiffness and pain (9-5, M-F use, with macbook usage outside of those hours/days). I would prefer that my desktop keyboard be more comfortable than my laptop keyboard, but that is not the case. I wish Apple would offer more ergonomically friendly products.

    32 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries stuck. Wrists dead

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I wish this product was as good as I expect of Apple. The angle is a huge pain (literally) because my wrists are flexing just to type.
    And the batteries got stuck! I had to try to pry it out, but the final battery was impossible. I put some new batteries in as I could and the top row of keys stopped responding completely. When I lose connection I have to restart my Mac.

    I seriously can't believe this is an Apple product, and that I paid so much for this.

    27 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Houma

    I was very, very disappointed in the quality of the wireless keyboard that came with my new iMac. It is too small and too lightweight, it is difficult to type on because the keys are too smooth and flat. Also, the mouse was too small to feel adequate in my hand.

    So......I had to go out and buy a Microsoft wireless keyboard - that had the number pad on the right as Apple deleted that - and a wireless mouse.

    And now some of the functions don't work with the iMac even though the model I bought is supposed to be compatible with the iMac.

    Just really, really disappointed in Apple putting such a cheap keyboard & mouse with such a fine desk top computer.

    54 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned within 12 hours

    • Written by from Webster Groves

    Elegant? Sure, if you put it in a dollhouse. Love a clutter-free desktop, but not enough to try and work on this ridiculous, itty-bitty, cramped keyboard. First time I have ever been disappointed with anything Apple.

    Old keyboard happily connected. Wire unfortunate, but hands no longer cramping.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard - but not for the iPad

    • Written by from Arlington

    Although the keyboard works great and makes typing easy on the iPad there are a few issues that Apple should find a way to correct quickly.

    1. There are no keyboard shortcuts for the following iPad uses: Home Screen, Photo Frame, Search
    2. Adding shortcuts like page reload for safari, enabling the up/down arrows in mail, keyboard shortcuts like reply in mail would be awesome.

    From what I can see the keyboard with dock attached that is coming out at the end of April has all of the items from #1 addressed but not sure about #2.

    A fix on these would be much appreciated.

    31 of 47 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.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from Soldotna

    Three months old. Eats up batteries far too quickly. Same for the mouse. Brand new batteries and continued "Connection Lost" resulting in last key press repeating endlessly until "Connection established" again. Wasted way more time fighting this thing than its worth. I'll stick with my extended USB board with a numeric keypad. This one is going straight to the landfill.

    36 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks good but...

    • Written by from Birmingham

    It has a fantastic presence on the desktop. Very minimal and sleek.

    However, it lacks the basics like a number pad. And the Home/End/Insert/etc keys. It's terrible for functionality in daily use. I actually spent the money to buy this keyboard because I thought it looked good. I have since switched back the keyboard that came with my computer. It's far better and actually fulfills my daily computer use needs.

    Look great though.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small...

    • Written by from FAYETTEVILLE

    It's compact alright, but way too small for normal size hands. No backspace button is really annoying. The volume controls don't work at all. I've tried everything and no luck with that. Would be good for children.

    25 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A keyboard should be *reliable*

    • Written by from Montross

    We have a wireless that came with my wife's Mac Pro and a regular keyboard. I've played with both, and the wireless has been nothing but a pain. My wife *HATES* typing on the wireless. We swapped it out and gave it to our kids for their iMac, and I've had nothing but trouble getting the dang thing to be recognized during boot up if I move the machine.
    A
    Keyboard
    Should
    Just
    Work
    It shouldn't be something I have to fight with, make allowances for, and *deal* with. It should just WORK.
    Just bought a Quad core 27" iMac and chose the corded keyboard with numerics and *very* glad I did ;-). Nuff said.

    35 of 56 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.

    34 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep disconnecting at random

    • Written by from Moscow

    Almost unusable, keep disconnecting along with magic mouse and trackpad

    26 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So its wireless and you can type on it but...

    • Written by from Reno

    The wireless design and ultra-minimalist look are great. The problem in my opinion is that function and ergonomics were given a backseat or no consideration at all and the design and aesthetics of the keyboard was the only consideration. There is no way to adjust the tilt of the keyboard in the back, nothing to rest your wrists on, and the numerical keypad was removed for some odd reason I don't understand. So get this keyboard if you want sore wrists and want to find and pick at the linear numbers in a QWERTY way. There is the wired keyboard with the 10-key numerical keypad, yet it solves the 10 key problem by creating another problem. That keyboard also has no place to put your wrists either. With that said, if you have a high end retail store or salon/spa and only need to type in a name and address at a time, and being ultra-chic is the priority, this is the keyboard for you. Not a keyboard for a serious keyboardist.

    56 of 99 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tiny

    • Written by from Cedar Park

    The keyboard is lovely and compact and probably works well for those who are used to a laptop keyboard. I'm used to a full sized ergonaumic keyboard and I cannot use this one. I have to spend money for another keyboard and haven't found one that is compatible.

    32 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless, worthless

    • Written by from Mount Vernon

    As Apple makes better and better computers, they keep making worse and worse ways of interacting with them. If you've used the magic mouse, then you know. Much effort = Few results.

    I swear, humans are being systematically phased out of Apple's keyboard usage. First, they removed the "Enter" key from laptops (the one separate from the "Hard Return" key). It's needed in many softwares -- such as FileMaker (an Apple-owned software). Without that "Enter" key, life is hard and much energy gets wasted working around the problem all day.

    Now Apple decided you don't even need a number pad! Yeah, right. It's common knowledge that 10-key inputting is the fastest way to input numbers. (And oh, that's where the "Enter" key is.) GONE!

    Plus, the low-profile keys on the new keyboards are IMPOSSIBLE to hit. They are awkward for everyone, but if you have long fingernails (and many people do), your nail hits the metal between the keys and stops dead -- before your finger gets to the surface of the key. It's a nightmare. To work around it, you have to angle your entire hand to a different approach and pretty soon it's all about "my fingers hurt, my hands hurt, my arms hurt, and maybe I can hit that key after a few tries" instead of "I'm busy thinking, doing my job, typing my usual 90-words-a-minute."

    IF APPLE IS LISTENING: I still have an "Apple Extended Keyboard II" from the old days. It won't connect to modern computers but I always test it for feel against new keyboards. I swear I never had typos on that keyboard. It was famous for user satisfaction. If only Apple would go BACK to what actually WORKED! We want tall, clicky keys!

    I have given up on Apple keyboards completely. Searching the web for recommended alternatives, I ended up with Logitech's "diNovo Keyboard Mac Edition". Love it. Seek it out!

    25 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is terrible!

    • Written by from Vista

    I've had it for 3 months and it randomly loses connection with full batteries and now none of the keys work properly. It's like it rewired itself all of a sudden.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    standard wireless keyboard

    • Written by from El Cajon

    This small keyboard is HORRIBLE. If you pay over $2200 for a computer you should get an adult sized keyboard! The keys stick and apple sells NO replacements! They missed the boat on this one totally!

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working After 2 Years

    • Written by from Allen

    The keyboard stopped working and wouldn't power-on after changing the batteries.

    50 of 89 people found this useful