• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meant for market niche; not for productivity.

    • Written by from San Antonio

    It's certainly sleek, durable, and minimalistic but none of these help if you use your iMac for productivity/office intentions.

    As a senior in college, I use my iMac every day. Word docs, Excel reports, etc.
    - Unless you turn off your keyboard (and Magic Mouse) every time you're away, you'll go through 4 AA batteries every month.
    - That saying "You don't realize what you had until it's gone" certainly applies to the home, directional and numeric key pad.

    Look on those .Org selling sites and you'll notice plenty customers want to get rid of theirs since it came with their iMac, (like me).

    445 of 492 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it's cute but i don't get it...

    • Written by from Eagle River

    i buy the 27" iMac and get this cheeseball keyboard that comes with it. don't get me wrong, i'm sure it would be great if you were looking to take it with you on a plane or maybe if you don't have a desk.

    it's just too small. no number pad, page up, page down....you can't even use it as a weapon if needed.

    just my thoughts. i would take a corded full length keyboard over this any day.

    234 of 282 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    • Written by from RIDGEFIELD

    Looks great, works great, but if you get a battery stuck in the very narrow compartment, it can't be opened to remove. I brought it into the store and they said that the battery expanded and could not be removed. They recommend changing the batteries WEEKLY. That's crazy. So they took it to recycle it and asked me if I wanted to buy another, NO

    224 of 274 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wired vs wireless

    • Written by from Bogota

    i am typing on the 3rd wireless keyboard i have obtained from apple. when i bought my imac it came with both mouse and keyboard; fine and dandy. but when small little problems happen such as not able to connect to bluetooth or watching 5-8 commands go off via internal keyboard when you're pressing the "s" key, thats a big problem. especially when it comes to hot keys and such. now i have spoke to numerous agents on tech support and they say that the keyboard isn't as important when you're trying to configure. that is somewhat true if you do not protect your software with passwords, encryptions, etc.
    not for nothing but i would have scrapped these keyboards and about a 20$ wired logitech keyboard because at least problems like what i have previously noted would have greatly decreased. thank apple for the warranty.. thank myself for getting that lil bundle because i don't think apple accessories are covered a warranty. i could be wrong.
    oh and as well, if you're a gamer (like myself) both wireless keyboards and wireless mouse will not be your friend. even at its most sensitive

    152 of 179 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wasn't as useful as i thought

    • Written by from minsk

    first of all i'm an apple-addict. so the first two things i've bought in a few days after my 'the new ipad' were smart cover and in two more days apple wireless keyboard. and when i found smart cover quite useful i can't say so 'bout wireless keyboard. first of all - i think that batteries were actual in 90s, but not in 2012! apple always research smth innovating and leads in progress. somehow, not with this kwyboard. the second thing, that made me gone REALLY crazy 'bout itself was the next thing. when typing a message you can't send it by pressing 'enter' or 'go' or the same stuff. you have to touch the screen. yeah, i know steve said that we have ten stylos on each hand but! what for then 'enter' when using a wireless keyboard? i don't know. and the country i live in, Russia, there are much higher prices on apple products, then in usa. so i've just spent 3490 rubles (or smth 'bout 117 $) on nothing.
    after a few minutes using your "innovation" i've put it a box it came from:)

    163 of 201 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great quality

    • Written by from MALMÖ

    A very nice keyboard if it weren't for all the issues people have with it (do a search nad you'll see). My problems include:

    - Bad interface and manual - when the keyboard malfunctions it's really hard to tell if it's on or not since the LED is lit for a short while and then turns off which could mean several things.
    - Can't run on rechargeble batteries since they only have 1.2V vs 1.5V of non rechargable
    - Mine died after 13 months for no apparent reason.

    144 of 164 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why not a full keyboard...

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    If i wanted to type on my laptop's cramped keyboard I would have... This keyboard is not at all practical. I don't want to be limited to having to use the Fn key for EVERYTHING.. I need the Number Keys!. Why didn't Apple come out with the full keyboard with a wireless connection. How annoying. I want a FULL WIRELESS keyboard. I wouldn't buy a keyboard for my laptop if it just mimiced the laptops keyboard anyway... The only reason I am giving it two stars is its power saver, easy to type on, and its pretty. ... Next!

    137 of 160 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for leprechauns and pixies

    • Written by from CENTREVILLE

    I owned this keyboard and ended up throwing it away. The modifier keys on the left and the arrow keys on the right are too tiny. It is too easy to hit the wrong modifier key on the left, which gives unexpected results. It is also too narrow to use on my lap. The keyboard is right for a laptop, but too small for a desk.

    I wish Apple would make a wireless keyboard with a standard layout, normal-sized keys, and a number pad so I could get the keyboard cable off my desk. This one seems best suited to tiny hands. I never cease to be amazed that anyone buys it, or that Apple doesn't have a full-sized alternative.

    200 of 291 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric keypad

    • Written by from Wallingford

    This really needs a numeric keypad. Very time-consuming to use numbers. I do a lot of numeric entry and this slows me down. Agree re touch-typing: cramped. Do need a page up/down and forward delete. Shouldn't have to use to hands to do this.

    129 of 150 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

    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

  • 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

    One liability outweighs the benefits

    • Written by from Greenville

    While it is nice not to have a bunch of cords tangling up on your desk, this product is not worth that convenience. The main problem I have with it is that it has no numeric keypad. If you do a lot of work with numbers, you will definitely miss this feature. Apple makes a wireless numeric keypad, but I'm told it doesn't work and can actually be dangerous (see the reviews for this item for details).

    Surely Apple can do better.

    110 of 162 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cool looking but many failures

    • Written by from Largo

    Over the last few years, we've had about 4 of these just die. Fresh batteries do not resolve the issue. I've had one that just suddenly a number of keys no longer worked. These are very gently used in an office environment. We just toss them in the trash. I just had one die yesterday. They look cool but don't seem to be reliable. Its just my personal opinion but I don't care for typing on them. I grab the previous style apple keyboards on ebay instead. Our marketing staff really don't care for them either

    93 of 135 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    eats batteries

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This keyboard goes through sooooo many batteries. It's a real shame to think about all the batteries I've thrown into a landfill. And, more recently, I went to change my batteries and found they had exploded/corroded inside. I'm getting a wired keyboard next.

    70 of 93 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design -BUT BE WARNED

    • Written by from Cape Coral

    If your job or input work requires any numeric work give this a miss. A wireless keyboard without a proper number pad is a complete nightmare. Why Apple don't offer a wireless full size keyboard I do not know.

    62 of 77 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

    Not All Function Keys Are Compatible With iPad2

    • Written by from Pinehurst

    Very disappointing to find that the only real use I can get out of this keyboard is typing into Notes or Pages. Still have to tap the screen to navigate around the Home Screen. Does not work with App. Will be returning this keyboard.

    58 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cramped

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This is good if you like typing on a laptop keyboard all the time. I don't.

    And, furthermore, I know I speak for many others out there who appreciate a full-size keyboard when they're sitting at a desk and have the extra 8 inches or so to spare.

    So, why can't Apple broaden their horizons just a bit and please make a wireless keyboard for the rest of us who prefer typing on a normal-size keyboard, and especially a number pad?! I think this single version was a very short-sighted/narrow-minded move.

    Until then, I recommend staying away from this anti-ergonomic travesty that will have your fingers cursing you, and go for Logitech's Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac, like I did. (And, hey, Apple... I'd gladly replace that with YOUR full-size version if/when you ever do reconsider and come out with one.)

    57 of 72 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