• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    • Written by from Mona Vale

    Got this tiny keyboard with my new iMac 27" - so I have this huge screen and this tiny keyboard which is useless. Love the wireless connection and the ergonomics but that's about it. The size and shape and location of keys is almost identical to my old wired keyboard - except that the entire RHS of the keyboard is missing!! This gives lots of inefficiencies, not only the missing delete key (to delete forward), but also the numeric keypad, large functional arrow keys, and also the home, end, page up and page down keys. I really need these keys!!

    Added to that they have placed the fn key to the far left of the keyboard where the control key is normally positioned (which has been moved right one space to accommodate the moved fn key) so I am forever pressing the fn key and wondering why my commands aren't working.

    I for one am totally unimpressed with this keyboard. It's minimilistic gone mad and has created so many inefficiencies. So I now have the options of either just plugging in my old dirty keyboard, buying a new USB connected full keyboard or buying a trackpad plus 'magic' keypad....crazy.

    33 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I'd gotten the larger one

    • Written by from La Grange

    It's great to have a smaller keyboard on the desktop, but I wish I would have gotten the keyboard with the keypad -- especially since it costs less! As a business owner and designer, I used the keypad all the time for the shortcut keys. This small keyboard is just awkward for those functions.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome at first - stopped working later

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I love the keyboard - it's fast to type on and looks nice. I've taken great care of it and I would rate it at least a 4 star if it hadn't stopped working so soon. I've only had it 6 months and now I can't type capital letters when holding the shift key. When I plug it into the mac (brand new mac book pro) the computer starts beeping like crazy as if a key on the keyboard was being held down - only none of the keys are pressed. Later I noticed other things like the mouse arrow would disappear when idle and graphics were glitchy with the keyboard plugged in. -I know it's not a computer issue because when I unplug the keyboard, everything is fine. Restarted the computer many times. Checked to make sure i'm up to date with all the software. It's the keyboard, for sure. And I've only used it for 6 months.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing My Favorite Keys

    • Written by from Connersville

    I love the wireless part, but I need my page down, page up, and the ability to delete in both directions! It's really slowing my productivity!! Which I find stupefying!!.. Nonetheless, I'm ordering the full keyboard.
    I really dread the tether!

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine keyboard but why not a track pad?

    • Written by from Marina del Rey

    The keyboard is fine but if your mouse is non functioning (or lost) the desktop (an iMac in my case) is useless. It absolutely needs a trackpad or, at least, a model should be offered with a trackpad. Indeed it will have a slightly larger footprint but that is a reasonable tradeoff to some of us.

    50 of 91 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you're happy with a laptop keyboard layout...

    • Written by from Dartford

    ...I'm not.

    Needs a number pad and the extra delete button that comes with it. I hate where they've put the left/right/up/down keys.

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries Get Stuck

    • Written by from Toronto

    The poor design of this keyboard does not allow you to remove the batteries. If you don't change your batteries frequently and they get swollen your keyboard will be useless and you will not be able to remove the batteries. I have been through a few of these keyboards and while it may look pretty do yourself a keyboard and the the full wired keyboard for $25 less and a numeric keypad! PS no batteries to change or get stuck either!

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiple Keys Stopped Working

    • Written by from Weaverville

    It worked for about 1 year. Now half of the keys don't work. No other choice though, I have to buy this same keyboard as a replacement. In my opinion, they should cost about $25-$35. Not worth $70.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would expect better

    • Written by from Powell

    Three months after purchase one button just popped off, no reason at all. And I couldn't pop it back in. Batteries don't last as long as I would like. I would like to see a micro USB connector on it and a USB to Micro USB cord shipped with it. Keyboard is a little too condensed, I find myself hitting wrongs keys all the time on this Keyboard. Kind of wishing I went for the extended one, fit my hands better.

    8 of 8 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

    Great keyboard, stops working in two years.

    • Written by from New York

    This is a well built keyboard. Probably the most beautiful around, keys are easy to type and the integration with OSX is great with the special function buttons.
    Unfortunately, they stop working after 2 years. I am on my second wireless keyboard from Apple, and they both simply stopped pairing with the computer. Tried everything I could find in the internet to no avail. Of course, Apple has no real customer service, so to the garbage they went.
    I would like to buy another one, but after two of them going kaput in my hands, this would have been silly. Will buy a Chinese fake instead. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't make the small USB keyboards anymore.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad users - read this first

    • Written by from La Jolla

    While the keyboard is easier to use than the onscreen keyboard, several neat iPad typing features are not operational when using any Bluetooth keyboard, not just this keyboard.

    These features are:
    -double tap of space bar to insert period and space
    -auto capitalizations

    Moving between the BT keyboard and the onscreen keyboard can be confusing and frustrating.

    Also be aware that you still have to touch the screen to send emails, select and correct spelling errors, and the like.

    These are usability issues that affect iPad users and not iMac users.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Hard To Pair....

    • Written by from Greensburg

    They just do not like to be discovered. They look nice though.

    29 of 51 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

    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

    numeric key pad

    • Written by from Wesley Chapel

    I thought it would be great but I returned it sine I cannot use it without the numeric keypad. I impute a great deal of numbers and, without the side numeric keypad, it slows me down. Apple ..... you used to make it, what happened. I had to revert to my old 2007 keyboard ! PLEASE build it. Even the Apple store staff cannot figure out why you stopped and no, I do not want the wired one!


    38 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nah. I need the numeric keypad too.

    • Written by from Glenside

    Comfortable and fairly ergonomic. Responsive. Mettallic finish is nice. Keys are quiet. Battery life untested so far. I still can't help but feel that Apple is saving money however, as the overall impression is a bit chincey. The absence of a numeric keypad just doesn't cut it for most anyone using this keyboard for business; and sadly, Apple doesn't yet make a wireless version that has one.

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The best looking worst keyboard you'll ever buy.

    • Written by from La Canada

    I am a writer and a programmer, so my keyboards see extensive use. I've spent a year with this keyboard, and here's what I have determined:

    // Pros:

    - It is very pretty.

    - If you're inspecting the keys at the QA stage of production and only pressing one key at a time, each key will feel crisp and neat.

    // Cons:

    - This keyboard literally falls apart under constant use. The keys rip off one-by-one as you type. I'd estimate the first key broke for me after some 10,000 words worth of typing. As each key came off, it has become clear the fasteners are simply too weak to handle any substantial use.

    - The keys have very little travel, which causes repetitive stress and pain after typing for long durations. Few things are more frustrating than being forced to stop working because your fingers hurt.

    - The design lacks any tactile signals of where your fingers are resting. Even after a year of typing, it is very common for my hand to land in the wrong spot, forcing me to rewrite half a sentence. This might sound like I'm splitting hairs, but if you really think about how often you use a mouse (for example) you start to see how much time is wasted typing gibberish.

    I know I'm writing this review is in vain. Apple designs their products to address fictional use cases invented in a laboratory and they expect their customers to adapt. This keyboard is a case study of why that process leads to sub-par products with an unbelievable price tag.

    If you actually type for a living, be aware that this keyboard is terrible.

    It's also the only integrated option.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money for $75. Connection is not stable. Has no keypad

    • Written by from Beaconsfield

    No numeric key pad. No back-lit effects. Very unstable Bluetooth connection. Not worth the money. Use a wired keyboard for half the price.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap product, not worth the money

    • Written by from Toronto

    This keyboard costs about $70.00 and my experience has been that it's built poorly and not to last.

    The first apple keyboard I bought lasted about 3 months before the first key popped off and I had to take it into apple for a return. The second one I haven't taken in yet--though I intend too, because the power button has gotten stuck permanently in an 'ON' position and the 'O' key is barely holding on to the keyboard. I don't believe I'm overly rough with the keyboard, I haven't dropped it, but it's gotten dinged up pretty easily just being carried around in a backpack with my ipad and textbook on my way to class. It's just not sturdy enough to be worth the amount of money it costs when there's comparably cheaper models out there that will stand up better.

    The bluetooth connecting hasn't been a problem, and since I have a MacBook Pro the keyboard size is basically the same so I find it as comfortable as working on my laptop, and maybe even a little more so because I can place my laptop on a raised service so I don't have to look down constantly. (I have small hands, so no ergonomic issues) Functionally it works great, just expect to take it in to the apple store every three or four months for a new one.

    8 of 10 people found this useful