• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired keyboard needed to set up wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Danbury

    How stupid is it to require a wired keyboard to setup a wireless keyboard. The same is true of the wireless mouse. Apple could have come up with with a way to pair these wireless devices without having to have two keyboards and two mice.

    I'm considering sending everything back to Apple. All the hype about plug and play troublefree simplicity is just that...hype.

    17 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad keyboard

    • Written by from Marrero

    This is the worst keyboard I have ever used. I do not find it useful for anything. Any keyboard is better than this one. It does not feel natural to type on at all.

    24 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless keyboard, great if you want carpal tunnel syndrome....

    • Written by from Marietta

    I can't believe the reviews for this keyboard have been overwhelming positive -- this keyboard is a joke. For $2000, I would think Apple could include a keyboard that doesn't cause carpal tunnel syndrome. After using this thing for a few hours, my neck, wrists and elbow were hurting. Yes it's sleek and minimal and pretty to look at, but give me a break -- did they test this out? Did they use it for an extended period of time? It's a horrible design... absolutely nothing ergonomically correct about this keyboard. I will be ordering a different keyboard as soon as possible and throwing this one in the trash where it belongs.

    26 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth misery

    • Written by from Rochestown

    I bought the previous version and it worked without any problem until I changed the batteries recently, then it just refuses to pair. I contacted Apple and they said, "sorry thats the old version, you should buy the new version"

    Checking the web and there are hundreds of similar bluetooth issues, basically the keyboard locks to a user account, so if you change anything drastically with that account the keyboard is effectively locked.

    This means you can use it with one machine ONLY for its lifespan.

    Looks great, but "it just doesn't work"

    74 of 90 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst keyboard ever

    • Written by from Rolla

    I've been touch typing for decades. This is the first keyboard that I've used on which I find it consistently impossible to consistently touch the correct keys. I don't know if it is the lack of contour on the keys, the lack of play or what. I HATE this keyboard and curse Apple for making it their default design.

    28 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard is horrible!!!

    • Written by from madison heights

    The alphanumeric keys are messed... i would love to reset it but (default keyboard setting shortcuts for wireless are like this) using system preferences then keyboard has no volume shortcut no play/forward/rewind/mute/increase-volume/decrease-volume/i had to set up the brightness shortcuts myself/ so pretty much i cant fix it myself

    12 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No numpad

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    No numpad on this wireless keyboard. Apple doesn't even offer a version of its wireless keyboard with one. Doesn't even consider business users who crunch numbers often. Skip this if you need a number pad. You could learn to type without it, but that was its purpose: for convenience and ease. The wired version has one. Wireless keyboards with numpads exist. Just not by Apple. Which is quite frankly ridiculously ignorant of them.

    43 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric??!

    • Written by from Phila

    I recently had a spill and ruined my wired keyboard for my iMac. Since I now have an iPad I figured I would replace it with a bluetooth keyboard that I can use for both. I cannot even believe that they do not offer a bluetooth keyboard with the number pad and page up/home/etc buttons! I love my old keyboard and now I am so frustrated because I do not want to buy another wired keyboard, but I do not want this truncated bluetooth either. I guess I have to look at third party keyboards! I have been an apple customer since the //e and am extremely disappointed!

    39 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Midland

    If you would like a good return on your investment then purchasing this keyboard would be the worst possible choice.

    Reason: After 1.75yrs. you will get an alert that says the battery needs to be changed, and then after you change the battery the unit will never work again. This is what happened to me and numerous folks out there who thought that they were getting a good deal.

    Please research this claim and then make your decision.

    43 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I useddd dtodd dlove it.....bedfore the D got stuck!!

    • Written by from San Diego

    Driving me crazy...the key pad for "D" gets stuck and dI will be typing along and a hundred d's show up! OR...just resting my fingers on the home keys cause the D to go crazy. dddddI I have to order a new one now. Thanks for listening to my problems. PS All of the d's above were spontaneous!! I never know when it is going to happen....

    14 of 32 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A step down from the wired keyboard.

    • Written by from Wichita

    The wireless keyboard does not have a number pad or a USB. So now when I need to attach my camera, I have to fish around behind the screen to use a USB. The keypad is an important part of the keyboard for me and without it I'm greatly hindered. Not a wise purchase for me. I sure was looking forward to going completely wireless. Guess not.

    19 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the numberic key pad?

    • Written by from Manchester

    Took this out of the box and said, "where's the rest of it?"
    Apple needs to realize that some of us graphic artists also are responsible for uploading tons of product to a website, which requires using sku NUMBERS! Greatly slows me down as I'm really quick with the key pad.
    Sorry Apple, you BLEW IT for me!
    Very, very disappointed....

    44 of 129 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    KeyBoard Light

    • Written by

    Excelent device, But one thing! what about the BackLight?, i had been working with my Macbook Pro a long time and when i saw this keyboard i think well could be better for me to work a long distance with a Wireless Keyboard, but in darkness you lose everything. This need backlight in the keyboard.

    11 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No number pad -- not for business users

    • Written by from Leona Valley

    This keyboard is a productivity killer for anyone on the business and accounting side of things. Might be OK for IT, graphics & video, and secretarial work, but definitely not for bookkeepers & number crunchers. If you work with numbers and need wireless, consider another manufacturer. You won't be happy with this keyboard.

    31 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Anything But...

    • Written by from Hampton

    I'm an ex-microsoft pc user. Bought my iMac December,2009. I LOVE the iMac and will never go back to pc. I LOVE the Magic Mouse!
    I HATE the keyboard - it has no mass- it feels 2 dimensional, it propels itself across the desk as if typing on a piece of cardboard. The keys have no 'throw' and no hollow for your fingertips to feel. After a month I found it impossible to deal with. A friend of mine gave me an old clear bottom Apple keyboard - a plug in - with two additional USB connects on the rear! Now my iMac is Totally perfect. I would not recommend this keyboard to anyone who is human.

    81 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Miserable little thing - The "Hockey Puck" of Apple keyboards

    • Written by from Cary

    I bought this after my previous wireless (white, full-sized with clear base) Apple keyboard developed an annoying habit of skipping the letter "T," and I have to confess I'm dumbfounded by its lack of usability. I guess it's OK for casual, couch-sitting use, but for real work, it's too light, too low, and too small. I had to place it on top of a book just to bring it up to the right height, and as I type, I notice it slowly moves to the right over the course of a day -- causing a lot of typos and backspacing as the day moves on.

    Really, a pretty pathetic excuse for a keyboard, and it's a shame Apple doesn't offer a real wireless keyboard for its computer line. (On the other hand, if you want a keyboard for your iPad, I suppose this is great. For a computer though, it's a bit of a joke.)

    30 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from EL CAJON

    Let's be real, here. If you buy an EXTERNAL keyboard to use via bluetooth, it is most likely because you wanted a fully functioning keyboard... NOT a keyboard which is just as annoyingly incomplete as the annoyingly incomplete keyboard on your laptop!!!

    Number keys... a REAL "Delete" and "Backspace" key (which Mac still insists on reversing, calling backspace delete, and delete ..."forward delete."

    Come on Apple.

    I'm trying VERY hard to move to Mac from Windows...and have many Apple products now including phone, itouch, iPad, MacBook Pro. But COME ON!!

    Full-Size key-set, or I'll never buy or recommend another Apple Wireless Keyboard.
    By the way, I'm a tech trainer for a school district adopting Apple on a huge scale.
    My opinion will be, and is shared by hundreds.
    You are losing sales because of your devotion to "simplicity"...that is blind to NECESSITY.

    60 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dont buy the wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Beaton

    the wireless keyboard always looses connection.

    17 of 41 people found this useful