• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small - size does matter.

    • Written by from Buffalo

    I wish my new iMac had come with the mighty mouse and larger keyboard. The small keyboard is just too hard to work with. My command/option/control buttons are smaller and trying to design with shortcuts is a pain.

    14 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it

    • Written by from Brookhaven

    I bought this a little over a year ago to go with my mini and it's been problematic since day one. It will "un sync" with the Bluetooth once every session, causing a lot of wasted time resyncing. If you want wireless, go elsewhere.

    11 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    tsk tsk

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I find it really annoying that they sell the quad core iMacs with this piece of junk. Not only does it look puny in front of my monitor but there is no option to choose if you want the extended or wireless with the iMac at the apple store.

    As a designer, the numeric keys are vital for shortcuts, etc.

    If I didn't need a computer right away I would have just purchased it online and waited 3-5 business days so I can choose the extended keyboard opposed to a compact wireless one. But even then, there is no discount when down grading to a extended keyboard.

    tsk tsk apple...

    Bad move apple!

    22 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this thing

    • Written by from Austin

    LOVE: The wireless functionality. There are no delays, etc. HATE: Chopped off 10-key. Added 'fin' button. As a designer my shortcuts are my life. Now they're all messed up. Worse, using this at home & the extended at work. Give us an extended wireless keyboard! Please!

    30 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Keyboard for Handicapped People

    • Written by from Titusville

    Because this keyboard does NOT have the normal concave keys, it makes it extremely difficult for anybody with hand's issues, i.e., tremors, to use this keyboard. Apple obvisouly didn't keep Universal Access in mind when they designed ths keyboard.
    The normal "home" keys 'F' and 'J' keys do not have the pronounced dots / lines on them so it makes it even more difficult to maintain your finger tips on the home row.
    This keyboard is obviously designed for those who "chicken peck' type.
    I can type about 85 WPM on a regular 'IBM' style keyboard, but am lucky if I can reach 25 WPM on this keyboard.
    Also, because it's missing the normal number section to the right, it can't be used to navigate (page up, page down, etc., using the arrows on the typical number section. This makes it even more difficult for those with hand handicaps to use, because the magic mouse is too sensitive.

    9 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats battery like crazy every 3 weeks

    • Written by from calgary

    Very stylish cool looking keyboard!! However the keyboard will eat a set of batteries every 3 weeks - very unenviromentally sound. I use this with a magic mouse and have short battery life issue with both. I run both macs and pcs have a number of wireless keyboards and mice. The apple wireless keyboard and mouse look great, but the short battery life is very big issue for me

    My other keyboard/mice will go 6-12 month without issues. I have pack of akaline batteries ready for my apple keyboard/mouse because I need to. I am amazed how big an energy hog these device are and why this product was ever produced. I had the keyboard replaced once at the apple store and also has the mouse replaced. I would not recommend this product and will likely go back to a wired setup.

    For more insight, google "short battery life mac keyboard" Many other users have had the same issue

    50 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The numeric keypad is no longer embedded over the standard keys.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Former Apple keyboards with a standard keyboard configuration had embedded numeric keys. Using the "FN" at the lower left allowed easy access to these keys.

    If you use an application that makes use of these keys, you will have to purchase a numeric keypad in addition to the purchase of this keyboard.

    Even though the extended keyboard is larger and wired, it may be a more effective input device for those who use the numeric keypad.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IF YOU ARE DESIGNER STAY AWAY FROM IT!!!

    • Written by

    This keyboard is softer and lighter from previous Apple keyboards but this one that came with my new iMac 27" is a piece of junk, specially if you use Photoshop, QuarkXPress etc etc etc. I´ve lost lot of shortcuts, designing using this keyboard makes you really nervous. APPLE YOU SHOULD TAKE CARE OF DESIGNERS, AFTER ALL THANKS US YOU SURVIVED, are you too busy looking for PC users that you forgot the main customers and the ones that really defeated you?

    26 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not recommended for professional artist

    • Written by from corona

    dear apple,

    by now you should already know, that a majority of your customers are professional artists. people who spend countless hours in photoshop, after effect, and illustrator. minimalists may be, but the numeric keys, home, end, pageup, pagedn...etc. are very important to us designers and animators. this keyboard is literally useless especially in after effect. i'm not sure what your limitations are for making a sleek wireless keyboard that not only looks good on our desks but also does not involve us changing all the default hotkeys. but please figure it out sooner rather than later.

    for now, we shall be the group of unimportant customers of yours who has to be limited to buying your standard wired keyboard with a numeric keypad.

    thank you for letting us know that steve job's legacy has came to an end for rolling out this useless product.

    42 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    (P)iece of Junk - Guess Why

    • Written by from Tucson

    My "" key just went out and stoed working only a coule of days after the warranty exired (of course). And you think that's bad? Try tying without this critical letter, it's an exercise in futility, esecially when most of all of your asswords contain the letter "." I had to cut and aste the letter "" from the character alette when I logged in to my comuter. I had to change the login for my comuter since it, too, contained the letter "" and there was no way for me to cut and aste this letter when I first log in from the character alette, so I had to borrow a friend's keyboard for a few hours, just so I could log into my comuter and change my assword! And just imagine the frustration when every single one of my website asswords had to be changed!

    Enough said, I think you get why I gave this iece of junk only 1 star. Don't buy it. Surely Ale can do better than this!

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by from Edmonton

    It's too small, the keys are easy to slip off when you're typing fast, and it doesn't have all the keys I want.

    9 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Keyboard EVER!!!

    • Written by from LAKE OSWEGO

    As with all bluetooth devices, it's terrible and unreliable. The Bluetooth mouse
    is even WORSE if that's possible. DON'T GET EITHER ONE OF THEM. They make
    me not want to use the computer because I get so frustrated with both of them.

    3 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless is nice but...

    • Written by from Roswell

    What's the deal with not having a number pad or a (forward) DEL key??? I've been trying to get used to this tiny thing for a month and it just isn't happening. My job requires making lots of text edits and I don't use the Backspace (delete) for that type of edit. Guess I'll be paying out another $50 for a full-sized, wired keyboard so I can do my work. And don't tell me that the smaller size is good for battery life. I've had several full-sized wireless keyboards that lasted a year or more on their 2 AA batteries. And when you have a 24" Mac, 3" off the keyboard length isn't going to matter on space.
    Normally, I like Apple products, but I have to wonder what the heck Mr. Jobs was thinking when he approved this design! Can I have a certificate to get a real keyboard, please?

    48 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy user. Sysadmin. Low Praise...

    • Written by from Tampa

    How can anyone be a sysadmin and not have a "numeric key pad" on their keyboard? .. Fail !!

    12 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Clarendon Hills

    While I like the fact that the keyboard is wireless, the lack of a numeric keyboard presents a problem when you work in spreadsheet applications. Additionally, the size restriction has resulted in the left/right/up/down arrow keys being so close together that you often hit the wrong key unless you're looking at the keyboard. We need a wireless keyboard with the full capabilities that exists with the usb keyboard.

    53 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing the Numeric Pad

    • Written by from BRUXELLES

    Very nice keyboard and design but a real shame there is no version with a numeric pad...

    73 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No 10-key numeric on the keypad?

    • Written by from Mendota Heights

    I am very disappointed that Apple would cut corners by eliminating the 10-key numeric feature on the keypad (or at least the option to have one). The last time I recall this was on the 512k Fat Mac I bought in about 1985. I wonder how many other 20th Century features have been resurrected.

    16 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Pad!

    • Written by from Xalapa

    Pleasee! I need a wireless keyboard with numeric pad! I work with numbers all the time, need numeric keyboard. Can't imagine me working in numbers with the numbers on the top this keyboard and still i need a wireless key board. I love ur keyboards, it is only that i need a wireless keyboard with the numeric pad.

    Please!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If it had 10 key I would have given it 5 stars

    • Written by from Seattle

    That is all Apple needed to do is offer the wireless with the 10 key. Other than that it is great.

    20 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Function Keys Dont Work!!!

    • Written by from Miller Place

    I had to reset all my key functions when I installed this keyboard. The Dashboard Button (F4) was not opening the dashboard feature. and I can't get my Sound Function keys ( Pause, play, forward, reverse ) to work either. This keyboard would be a hundred times better if it had numeric keypad and also "backspace + delete" Keys. Not just one. I wish I had not spent my money on this keyboard. A lot of money for so little in return.

    8 of 16 people found this useful