• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but needs num keypad

    • Written by from Pentool

    It's a good keyboard. The problem is that it doesn't have a numeric keypad. Apple clearly designed this keyboard for those who only surf the net, write emails, and looking at photos. End of story.

    They didn't seem to take into consideration that there are many design and 3D programs that take effective use of the num keypad for either navigation and/or extra functionality of such programs. Sure ok, you can get the wired version, but would be nice to offer a wireless version of the keyboard with the numeric keypad as well.

    11 of 14 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great small Keyboard

    • Written by from Milford

    I bought this keyboard 3.5 years ago with my iMac and it continues to work with no problems. The keys have a soft feel with a good amount of "give" when pressed. The bluetooth setup was very simple and have never lost connection. I use the apple rechargeable batteries and only have to change them every 3-4 months at most. I would recommend this to everyone who is will to give up the numerical pad for some extra room

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard but missing num pad

    • Written by from Garberville

    I would give it 5 stars if they had the option of having a NUM pad

    38 of 101 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    50/50 shot

    • Written by from WEST TERRE HAUTE

    i bought my first one at the apple store with a mac mini and trackpad. it worked brilliantly for almost a year until my kid spilled my beer on it. now its in his misc. junk play drawer. so i bought a new one from best buy, being the closest apple store is an hour away. this one was complete junk. after two weeks it started losing connection every 15 seconds, and in mid type it will just repeat the same letter over and overrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and say that the batteries are dead when they're 2 days old. its on my coffee table and my mini is hooked up to my tv so i cant have an unsightly cord halfway across the room to trip over so i guess its time to go to the apple store or order one and cross my fingers. since i cant rate both individual keyboards i have to give it a 3. 5 for the first one and 1 for the second. wish me luck with the 3rd.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love that it is small

    • Written by from Whitehorse

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard is awesome, since with its small size, I can just use my left hand with it, with no issues. My right hand has limited mobility, so a small keyboard that works with just one hand, works wonders for me.

    25 of 36 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    batteries, cap, keypads

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard is just so-so. I was surprised to find Apple does not offer a wireless keyboard with the usual numeric keypad and arrow/cursor keypad. A USB keyboard with those is still available, but they push the wireless model instead, because they offer only four USB ports on the new iMacs. I always miss the ten-key numeric keypad and the cursor keypad. This is a poor design choice.

    The other major issue is battery life. To be fair, I've only had to replace the batteries twice in about four months since getting it. The Apple Magic Mouse, by comparison, eats batteries like candy, every week.

    I see that another vendor's keyboards, sold by the Apple Store, offer solar power recharge to avoid frequent battery changes. This is a smart design feature that Apple should use.

    But the first thing that happened when I went to replace the batteries the second time? The battery cap rolled away and got lost, never to appear again. Because the cap is also the contact for battery power, the keyboard was now useless. I don't find a way to order the cap by itself. I bought a new keyboard, the same model. But surprise! The Mac didn't want to recognize the new keyboard while busy asking for my password...which I couldn't type with the new, unrecognized keyboard. So...aha, the end cap is interchangeable, so I'm using the old keyboard with the new battery cap, but I'd really like an end cap, to have a spare keyboard. I will ask an Apple person about the end caps, and update if that's doable.

    Now, seeing the solar option with full keypads, I will likely put the spare, with the missing cap, in for recycling, and buy the other product.

    54 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't drop it!

    • Written by from Miami

    Let me start of by saying that this is a great keyboard, but it has one fatal flaw! If you drop this keyboard, you will most likely end the keyboards life in a single drop. This keyboard loves to fall on it's corners and 2 of it's corners are it's weakest points. One corner is the housing for the batteries, if you dent the aluminum there (which is really easy) you will not be able to change the batteries. The corner opposite of the battery storage, is the power button! Any denting there and you will not be able to turn your keyboard back on!

    92 of 117 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has its place

    • Written by from Memphis

    This is a good little keyboard, but I am not sure it belongs on the mac. I have to say I was less then excited about this item mainly because of the lack of 10 key on it. I hated having to replace the batteries all the time since our computer receives heavy use. But I do love to use it when I am typing on my iPad 2 or my iPad mini. All in all its a good little keyboard but when I order my next Mac, I will opt for a wired version of both the mouse and the keyboard.

    40 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    only one problem: no back light for the keyboard, do not need full brightness, only a little bit and I will be very happy with this product.

    24 of 32 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Case that protects the power button

    • Written by from Denistone

    Firstly, this is an excellent keyboard. I'm a very fast touch typist (I can keep up with most words in a typical lecture) and it is a pleasure to type on. I use my keyboard to take seminar, meeting, lecture, etc. notes using Pages on either my iPhone or iPad and with the keyboard. Other times I use they screen keyboard on the iPhone/iPad, so don't use the keyboard all the time. When I don't use it, I power it off. And this is why I'm giving the keyboard only 3,not 5 stars. When I carry the keyboard in my bag, in a soft case, the insanely sensitive power button gets bumped which turns on the keyboard, and keys then get bumped which has random, undesirable effects (like blasting music at inappropriate times) on whichever one of my devices it happens to pair to. I have not yet seen a good case that protects the power button. All available cases are soft and are open on the sides. I really wish someone would make a simple, inflexible plastic box that the keyboard fits in nicely. The cardboard box the keyboard came in has been my saviour so far - but how long will it last? Tupperware people - are you reading this????

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Halifax

    Fits my needs to a T.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever

    • Written by from Flint

    I think this is the best keyboard ever. It's beautiful and easy to type on. I love the way the keyboard takes up hardly any space yet it's still a full keyboard with space between the keys. It goes along with my Magic Mouse really great.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    Bought to use with my MacBook and ended up buying a second to use with my Apple TV. Lightweight with nice key action. Wish they would make one with a number keypad.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric pad

    • Written by from LONGMONT

    Working in InDesign, I need the numeric pad to make keyboard shortcuts. No numeric pad=no short cuts. That means slower work with this keyboard. I do like the light, wireless, clean(!!) design. No crumbs are stuck down inside my keyboard. Loving it. But working slow. . .

    24 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let's Keep It Real

    • Written by from Aurora

    I read some of these reviews and quite frankly I was a bit irritated! First of all let me say that this keyboard is the best I have ever used. The feedback you get from the keyboard is perfect. Not to light or heavy. The design is great! If you turn off the keyboard there is no issues during transport. Let me end by saying that if you are looking for a great keyboard that won't brake the bank then look no further because you found it.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    • Written by from Coatesville

    Case fused and was not fixable...junk. Apple was no help! It is a poorest product yet from Apple.

    32 of 55 people found this useful