• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Small size good, missing keys bad

    • Written by from Bend

    I like Apple’s Wireless keyboard. It’s very compact and easy to use. Never had problems with Bluetooth connectivity or battery life.

    So why did I replace it with a Logitech wireless keyboard? Because what made the keyboard so compact is also what made it very inconvenient for me; the lack of a numeric keypad and other important keys like “Home”, “End”, “Delete”, and page keys.

    If you work with numbers and financial documents like I do, I recommend not getting this keyboard. Go with a full-size keyboard with all the useful keys.

    On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, I give the Apple Wireless keyboard only 2 stars. There are better keyboards out there for less money.

    79 of 97 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it had an on/off switch

    • Written by from Morgan

    I love my Apple Keyboard, but there is a fatal mistake. I cannot put it in my bag, because the buttons get pushed which turns on the keyboard, which runs out the batteries, and sometimes turns iTunes which is really embarrassing in the middle of class, or a work meeting. I have a case, but it does not protect the keys from being pushed.

    95 of 113 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Going back to wired

    • Written by from NEWPORT

    Very frustrated with the wireless keyboard and the separate numeric keyboard. Goes through batteries quickly, loses connection often and hard to get paired again. I also have the track pad and love it. For some reason, it has no problems, but constantly having problems with the keyboards. Also, it takes 10-15 seconds after striking the first key before the computer recognizes the keyboard. I like the feel and idea of bluetooth, but not worth the constant frustration.

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Ten, Types 3

    • Written by from Bloomington

    So this keyboard has a great look and feels like a laptop. This is not a good choice for doing a lot of typing as the keys are too close together and don't give enough feedback - either tactile or auditory - when you type. Useless for data entry. I thought Apple wanted to appeal to the business and scientific community. The separate aftermarket calculator has gotten only two stars.
    I made my own keyboard stand to put this keyboard in the proper angle and position to type with a wrist rest. Still not as good as some of the after market keyboards. Bluetooth can be buggy at times and depend on battery charge, USB less of a problem. If it came with an iMac, save it to use with your iPad, and buy an aftermarket wired keyboard if you do a lot of typing. I wouldn't buy it as a replacement keyboard.
    This is a case of form being subservient to function.

    37 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Drainer

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Every 2 days I've gotta use new batteries cause this keyboard drains the life out of them. Got rechargeable ones that go in one day. It also has a hard time connecting to blue tooth. The trackpad works better than this. Apple products just don't like me.

    54 of 71 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

    Not working after 1 year of use

    • Written by

    This keyboard came standard with my iMac that I purchased in October of 2010. Up until about 3 months ago I thought it worked well despite the fact that the caps lock key would stick randomly (I didn't even need to use it for it "lock" itself) and the caps lock light would turn on or off on it's own and didn't necessarily reflect the use of the key. It's a small keyboard but I have small hands so I got used to it and I'm sure the the cost of the AA batteries it drains has more than paid for the keyboard. NOW the thing has decided to start disconnecting at it's leisure, generally after locking a key I'm using and typing that letter or # about 1000 times. This will happen once or twice during use or even as often as 14 times (yes, I counted), at which point I gave up and walked away. It does this with new batteries and old. My wireless mouse was also randomly disconnecting so now I'm using an old wired mouse but I'm still trying to stick it out with this keyboard. It's disconnected once while typing this review. If you have this keyboard b/c it came with a purchase, great. Use it while you can. If you're looking to buy it as an accessory I wouldn't recommend it.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nearly Useless. This Was a Terrible Buy.

    • Written by from Chicago

    When it actually works, it's great, but the connection drops every few minutes, and has since I purchased it a couple of weeks ago. I'll spend ten or fifteen seconds at a time waiting for the keyboard to reconnect so I can retype my sentences. Worse are the stuck kkkkkkkkkeys, but this morning, that stuck key was "delete," which was... utterly infuriating. So, here I am. The batteries are brand new; the keyboard is 18" or so from the computer; the keyboard is paired and is a "favorite;" the only other BT device is my flawlessly working Magic Trackpad; I have the latest firmware on an iMac running 10.6.8. It's brand new. Yet, I can't work with this thing without a constant stream of interruptions. I hate this keyboard, and would be remiss not to say so here.

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't type on this thing!

    • Written by from Lynchburg

    This keyboard looks very pretty but I am really starting to hate it. I've been using it for several weeks now at work, and I cannot type properly on it. I make a ridiculous number of typing errors now, compared with my old standard keyboard. Since I use my keyboard mostly for typing computer code, I need to be 100% accurate. I also miss the numpad and other shortcut keys like page down, end, etc.

    76 of 110 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

    It works, but...

    • Written by from Waterford

    It works like every Apple product, but it is compact so if you're used to Apple's wired keyboard, it's totally different. They need to release a full-size Bluetooth keyboard. I will be returning this one.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Negative of My New iMac

    • Written by from Plano

    I purchased a new iMac recently, converting from the PC world and love it. The only drawback to it is the size of the keyboard. It does look cool and I like how slim and light weight it is, but for me and I would guess the average size adult, it is too small which makes it difficult to type and very uncomfortable. It would be a huge upgrade if the made it just a could of inches wider.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick key junky

    • Written by from West Park

    This board is very sleek but I am a Final Cut, Motion, Compressor, quick key addict! Now I have to buy an additional keyboard and the only option on Apple site is from another manufacturer. Not cool! The extra $60.00-$70.00 bucks will set me back, or I lose valueable time by not using quick keys. Quick keys are a must for The Pro.

    19 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you serious!?!?

    • Written by from San Leandro

    I purchase this keyboard back in Feb. 2011, I missed the side number pad because I'm a Logic user and prefer using shortcut keys. I got pass that. I loved the look of the keyboard and how clean my desk appeared without cables running acrossed. Yesterday, out of the blue, certain keys no longer responded. (Cap Lock, Delete. Space, Enter, left and right arrow) My keyboard is now useless. (only 8 month of use?)I had to plug in my old keyboard. Glad I hadn't already tossed it. :(
    BTW, this is a known issue, just google it.

    56 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Keyboard

    • Written by from Boulder Creek

    This keyboard looks great, and is a staple if you own any apple computer. But great looking is about as far as it goes. I have had nothing but constant problems with this keyboard - it takes forever to connect, or doesn't connect... or just plain old does whatever it wants (typing the same letter over and over again until I have to take the batteries out). I own two of these, and one of them has a battery permanently stuck inside. I know it's probably because the battery corroded, but why not try to make a little space to work with? Please don't sacrifice reliability for good looks.

    So, if you're like me and have to have all matching products, this is your only choice. But don't expect the quality of all other apple products, because this one is a lemon.

    52 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to have more improvements

    • Written by from San Jose

    It would be nice if the keys color is black and the keys should be the same type of those keys on macbook pro. The white keys are sticky sometimes and the material are not the same like the ones on macbook pro. It should also have back-light for working at night. Need to have more improvements on this product. Those are the reasons I only give 2 stars. It is far away from being an ideal keyboard I would say. Hope Apple engineers can make changes to this keyboard.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay but...

    • Written by from Harvard

    Where's the number pad? Doesn't anyone at Apple know that a large percentage of their users populate spreadsheets from time to time? Also, there should be a back space key.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some keys seem to stick.

    • Written by from Ottawa

    This keyboard came packaged with my new IMac. Shortly after receiving it I noticed that a couple of the keys would sometimes not work when pressed. I took it back to the Apple Store but of course when they checked it with another computer it worked. Since then I periodically get this problem. Most of the time it works but sometimes it doesn't. Very frustrating. It doesn't seem to relate to the battery strength or proximity to the computer.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Angle is too high to be ergonomically correct

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I was so excited to get this keyboard and the wireless mouse! Unfortunately, after trying it out for a few days, my wrists were hurting. I am a home computer user, nothing too extensive - email, bills, and shopping. I had some repetitive injury to my wrists/tendons in the past (who doesn't have that these days?)

    The area where the batteries are inserted tilts the keyboard up a little too high. My wrists were no longer in neutral, but they were in extension. Add typing while planting my wrists for stabilization, along with my tendonitis, and I was a sad camper knowing this keyboard wouldn't work for me.

    I really wanted this keyboard.
    I ended up getting the regular wired keyboard instead.

    Basically, if you have some existing wrist/tendon/carpal tunnel pain, take this for a test drive first.

    51 of 74 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Latest MC184LL/B model function keys do not work with iOS 4.3.5

    • Written by from Blaxland

    Buyer beware - If they send you the latest version of the keyboard with the Lion specific function keys (MC184LL/B) none of the function keys will control brightness, media playback or volume on devices with iOS 4.3.5 (not sure about prior iOS versions). Specifically iPad 2 in my case but others have said iPad 1 as well. The remaining keys all seem to work fine though. Crossing fingers that an update to iOS will correct this.
    Everything works perfectly on a Mac running Lion so the issue is with the iOS device support.

    41 of 45 people found this useful