• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth the price - very buggy

    • Written by from Brookline

    After just over a year, the shift key stopped to work for the top and bottom rows of letters. It only worked on the middles row (A-L, etc.)

    Then the keyboard would change the screen brightness on its own. When I turned it off, there was no problem with the brightness being adjusted.

    The form is quite nice, especially the smaller footprint. I bought it to save a USB port. I put my laptop on a platform, 10" above my desk and use the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to have the monitor at the right hight while working at the desk.

    I will not buy a new one unless Apple offers apple care.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's pretty, but...

    • Written by from Portland

    It has a very low-profile, which means my wrist rest doesn't work with it anymore. I also miss the 10-key numeric pad, and am disappointed that I have to pay an extra $49 to get a keyboard with it. I wish it had come standard with the computer.

    I think this keyboard would work well for people who don't type a lot, and want a flexible workspace.

    33 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too good

    • Written by from Toronto

    First, I could not turn on the keyboard because the on/off button was stuck. Then, I exchanged it for a new one that worked, though it disconnected occasionally. Then, I dropped the keyboard and since then the on/off button does not work again AND they won't exchange it because I dropped it.

    38 of 118 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too small

    • Written by from Canandaigua

    This keyboard is too small and I really miss having a number pad. I noticed the laptop has a nice keyboard.

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Most disappointing Apple product

    • Written by from Park City

    Worked fine for about a year but burns through batteries and constantly disconnects when batteries are low without warning. Final insult was when batteries leaked and there is no way to remove them and clean it up. Had to discard keyboard. Went back to using the original extended wireless keyboard which is discontinued. Too bad, it is a much better product and has a numerical keypad. Looking at other reviews, it seems to be a common problem. Apple can and should do a better job with this product!

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    need a backlit full sized keyboard.

    • Written by from Austin

    I have the iMac 27.
    Amazing computer...but for a keyboard, I use the Logitech G19 Gaming keyboard.
    It has backlit keys, programmable macros, and a full sized keyboard.

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard works great for my iPad2.

    16 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Westminster

    Not having a number lock is the stupidest idea ever.

    36 of 120 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Cottonwood

    This keyboard is strictly for people who hunt and peck. A real typist who goes at least 65 WPM can not type on this poor excuse for a keyboard. I wish I'd kept the old one on my eMac. I don't know if it would have worked, but I sure would like to have tried. I had to correct almost every word ib this messasge. Those two I will not.

    15 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard if it was reliable

    • Written by from Shell Knob

    I really like the size and feel of this keyboard, but the trouble is it's either disconnecting because the batteries are dead, or for an unknown reason. I really don't want to BUY another keyboard, but I might end up doing that since the one Apple gave me with my computer is completely unreliable.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Ten-Key

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I do not like not having ten key on the right of the keyboard. Otherwise its a regular wireless keyboard.

    20 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    eats batteries

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This keyboard goes through sooooo many batteries. It's a real shame to think about all the batteries I've thrown into a landfill. And, more recently, I went to change my batteries and found they had exploded/corroded inside. I'm getting a wired keyboard next.

    70 of 93 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too small

    • Written by from Bronx

    not comfortable at all. keyboard letters are too close together. a pain to type on. spread the keys out, aapl.

    21 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard not compatible with "man hands"

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    Bought a new iMac three weeks ago. I have already gotten rid of the magic mouse that came with it (traded it for brand new Epson printer that came with a friend's new Macbook Pro). I just gave the keyboard to the same friend. The keyboard is way to small for my hands, and the lack of a number pad and backlight is also no good for me. I am often on the computer in dim lighting, so the backlit keyboard is important to me. I replaced the keyboard with a Logitech K800 wireless and I can say it is the best keyboard I have ever owned. I also replaced the magic mouse with a magic pad, and I added a Logitech M570 mouse because I prefer trackballs win I play poker online. Now my setup is perfect. I was slow to make the full transition to a Mac, but now with this setup and the addition of Parallels software, I am officially done with PC's (at least at home).

    10 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Look, Horrible Performance

    • Written by from Barrie

    At first, the keyboard is great and it looks so amazing that you want to like it, but sadly it just doesnt work like that...I like the bounce and the feel of the keys but i feel the keys are squished and my hands fall off the keyboard is not natural also the angle of hte keys are to drastict thus uncomfy....

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    almost perfect

    • Written by from Orinda

    great slim keyboard, but really wish it had the numeric keypad as well... I guess if you want that, you have to buy the non-wireless version (boo.)

    14 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small

    • Written by from Edmond

    The keyboard is small and uncomfortable

    13 of 27 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    hate the keyboard

    • Written by from Yakima

    I hate this keyboard... I don't have big hands or anything, but the number of times my pinky hits the cap lock key instead of the A key really irritates me.... If the keyboard was like just 5% bigger I think it would work better.

    41 of 99 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not the best Apple keyboard: steep and flimsy keys, short battery life

    • Written by from Northfield

    took 3 stars off for 3 cons, gave 2 stars for 2 pros

    Cons:

    1. Taller than the Macbook keyboard (flat) and the Apple wired keyboard (slightly tilted). Noticeably harder to type and easier to develop sore wrists after minutes of use (compared to Apple's other keyboards).

    2. Battery died after 6 weeks of use (average 4 hours per day of typing). Previous logitech K250 lasted 3 months.

    3. Flimsy keys compared to Apple's wired keyboard. When I put my finger on the a key and move it sideways, the keys could hit the aluminum frame on all four sides. This did not happen on my unibody macbook's keyboard or Apple's 2010 wired keyboard.

    Pros:
    1. Updated key texture compared to Apple's 2008 keyboards. Now there's more friction on the keys!

    2. Easy connectivity on Mac and Ubuntu! Automatic and fast connection after each restart.


    Other Thoughts:

    I bought this keyboard for the iPad. As a computer science student, I have to constantly switch between Apple's wired, wireless, Macbook and dell's desktop keyboards.
    The other three keyboards all work perfectly for me, but the angles of the keys are just too steep on the wireless keyboard that my wrists starts hurting after a short time of use. This is even more bothersome than the many typos I make because my fingers keep hitting the aluminum frame in between the keys. Now I use it with a magazine tucked beneath to keep the keys flat.
    Also the keys give a high click instead of the usual firm click like Apple's other products. Overall, this is the first Apple product I bought that I felt was too much style over too little substance.

    Get the wired keyboard instead, for the right feel.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    loses connection

    • Written by from Parry Sound

    All the time, very annoying, going back to my wire keyboard

    26 of 41 people found this useful