• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No extended version - productivity killer for pros

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you never use the extended keys for serious work, this keyboard is light, convenient and well constructed.

    But, for pros who need the extended key set, the lack of an extended version of the wireless keyboard is a serious gap and a productivity killer. I find myself sighing and going back to my wired extended keyboard because the missing keys on the wireless version make it sloooow for work.

    As is often the case these days, Apple has a well constructed accessory with serious and obvious usability issues.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to like like the keyboard until... The batteries leaked!

    • Written by from Quebec

    I enjoyed the keyboard until it stopped working. I figured it was time to change the batteries: and it was! Except that the batteries leaked and one is stuck at the bottom. It seems to have corroded the aluminum case and I cannot get it out. I went to the Apple store hoping to get advice or help but to no avail: this is covered. I understand the limitations ofmthe product but I am upset nonetheless. I can only conclude that this is a design flaw: if there was a lid to access the batteries, it would be more practical to clean when there is trouble of this kind. I am very disappointed. I do not believe I will be able to use this keyboard anymore and it is no more than 4 months old and the batteries are the ones that came with it!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I had been happy with the keyboard since I bought it 3 months ago but it just stopped working, I changed the batteries three times and it no longer is being picked up by my computer. I did not change any settings, it just stopped working while I was working on a paper. There is no support topic on this problem yet I remember reading reviews about this when I considered purchasing this keyboard initially. I should have paid attention to the reviews. I'm very disappointed it did not last longer.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad users - read this first

    • Written by from La Jolla

    While the keyboard is easier to use than the onscreen keyboard, several neat iPad typing features are not operational when using any Bluetooth keyboard, not just this keyboard.

    These features are:
    -Autocorrect
    -double tap of space bar to insert period and space
    -auto capitalizations

    Moving between the BT keyboard and the onscreen keyboard can be confusing and frustrating.

    Also be aware that you still have to touch the screen to send emails, select and correct spelling errors, and the like.

    These are usability issues that affect iPad users and not iMac users.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with iPad

    • Written by from Seattle

    I purchased this keyboard today and it works perfectly with my iPad mini and iPad 4. Pairing took a second after entering the 4-digit code supplied by my iPads and this setup is great for long periods of typing. Thanks, Apple!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know how, but it's the best

    • Written by from Rockville

    Apple has done it again. This keyboard (although on the expensive side) has exceeded my expectations for an easy to use and set up keyboard. The keys are awesome and beat the keys on my PC (yes I said PC, this keyboard paired flawlessly with the bluetooth on my computer). I can type so much faster on this than on my PC keyboard and I have no idea why. I'm glad I bought it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was due to the steep price tag.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly but only with a Mac

    • Written by from Shawnee

    When I had my white Macbook, this keyboard worked great when I left the computer closed and used an external monitor. Pairing it with the matching trackpad I had a nice little setup on my desk. Can't wait to get a Mac mini to use them again.


    Warning: this keyboard doesn't work with a regular PC; it must be used with a Mac in either Mac mode or if you have bootcamp installed, it will work with Windows or Linux. Because of this, I'm having to put the keyboard in storage until I can get a mini.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far only very minor problems.

    • Written by from DeKalb

    1) Mine came with a tiny, forgivable bump in the brushed aluminum on the left hand side.
    2) More importantly, the keyboard does occasionally double type characters as others have complained about. However, every time it has done this is when my iPad was transitioning screens or just woke via keyboard keys being pressed (i.e. when the processor was clearly in use and obviously not idle).
    3) Since using it, sometimes my ipad will not allow me to input text via either on screen keyboard or bluetooth keyboard. When this has occurred, simply shutting off the keyboard for 15 seconds before turning it back on has usually fixed the problem.

    I have not used it with my MBP yet, but it seems silly to do as such since it is a portable device with an attached keyboard. Therefore, I can only tell potential snags for iPad users. I can say that I did successfully and easily also use it with my iPhone 4S for a few minutes just to make sure I could.

    Overall, I do not regret the purchase. I've only had it for a week, but I've gotten a lot of use out of it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    First off... I'm totally new to Mac, just bought a mini on 6-14-13. used Windows since 3.1, so theres not gonna be any puffery or bias here. I bought this KB because I needed summin to handle the functions etc. for mac. Despite some of the reviews,I bought this and its been great. I use my mac for games, (WoW, Diablo 3), graphic development, and design,... all done with my feet up on the desk, the KB on my lap and plenty of obstacles in the way. It hasn't let me down yet.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh, how there's a balance…

    • Written by from Kayenta

    The balance of the brand, design and just how awesome this keyboard is keeps me from chucking it out the window. It's great, it's low profile, and it's made by Apple; what more could I want? Backlighting and a wireless version of the keyboard with numerical keypad, in one. That's why I gave it a rating of four stars, it's great, but it could be better.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic! I have three of them!

    • Written by from Cary

    I originally bought one for my MacBook Pro at work, which usually sits on a stand at work. The size is identical to the laptop and every other "standard" keyboard. Since I don't need a numeric keypad, I don't really miss this not being included. I found that I soon needed one at home as well, because I didn't like using the older USB model once I moved my MacBook to a stand with a new home monitor. Now that I've gone away from MacBooks and am using an iMac/iPad full time, I got another BT keyboard with the iMac, and started using one of the older ones with the Incase Origami Keyboard for my iPad's traveling companion. Those who complain of using batteries rapidly or other connection issues, don't forget that you can turn the keyboard off by holding the power button for 4 seconds (until the green light goes out) and it won't start up in your bag accidentally. Fantastic little typer - don't leave home without it!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics anyone?

    • Written by from Eagle River

    This goes for both the wireless and the wired keyboard with number pad.
    It doesn't matter how shiny, streamlined and flashy you make it. I don't care if it weighs less than a fly's wing and you can stuff it in the smallest bag you can find for easy portability...Mac Keyboards are not ergonomic. If, like me, you spend a considerable amount of time typing, then these are the worst keyboards ever made.
    Why can't they make something that will not hurt you in the long run?

    35 of 53 people found this useful

  • 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.

    10 of 13 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