• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels like a Kluge

    • Written by from Livermore

    Pluses: It is easier to type especially for long messages.

    Minuses: There are many.
    One would think the interface with the iPad would be much better. No tabbing between fields, for example, one is always having to touch the iPad screen. Compose an email, for example and there is no way to send it from the keyboard. One would think ctrl Enter or something would work. One would expect to be able to tab from field to field like one does on a real computer with a keyboard. This is all software and I've waited for over a year since the product was released for s real product. This feels very much like a last minute addition, barely supported. I expected much more full functionality from an Apple product.

    89 of 110 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking, but ergonomically hazardous to my health!

    • Written by from Centennial

    I am a tall man, with large hands, & my keyboard of choice is the ergonomic type, with a split keyboard. Well, I accidentally spilled some water on mine, so I opened up the brand new Apple keyboard that had come with my new iMac.

    Well, it worked, but it's killing me! My hands are very cramped, it's the most uncomfortable keyboard I've ever used, & I have to wonder WHY Apple thinks a "24% smaller keyboard" is a good thing? I know if I continue to use it, I'll surely develop carpal tunnel or some other nasty condition, fooey on Apple for designing a device so unsafe to use for many of it's customers. My wrists are hurting as I write this review, I wish I could rate this a zero, actually... Oh, and what's with the "fn" key??? It totally throws me off since I've always had the first key be control, & I have to constantly make sure I'm hitting the right key, another ridiculous user-unfriendly design...

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad, bad, bad

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    i writting this with keyboard on screen on i mac because keyboard wireless wont turn on after replacing the batteries. they told me is not cover by apple care so i have to buy a new one.

    20 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really unhappy with this purchase. every once in a while,CAN'T TYPE

    • Written by from woodland hills

    Really unhappy with this purchase. Every once in a while, usually when I'm in a rush to complete something, for some reason I still haven't had the free time (because I'm usually sorting out some other technical glitch) i CAN'T TYPE with this keyboard. It's like it freezes up or something. No letters type....... Now, to my knowledge no regular OLD keyboard with a cable would have a problem typing.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst keyboard eever

    • Written by from Mcdonough

    I got this keyboard with my new imac. It is the worst keyboard ever designed. Your hands have to be tiny to keep both of them on the keyboard to type. There's no number pad so if you type a lot of numbers forget about it. And I can't even use a lot of shortcuts because the buttons simply aren't there. I am constantly having to backspace and retype things because the buttons are so awkwardly positioned.

    To top it all of I have a 27 inch imac so why do I need such a tiny keyboard with it to begin with. My imac is huge.

    If I could give this a zero rating I would. Anyone who likes it is just a steve jobs nut hugger or has unnaturally tiny hands.

    21 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died in two years

    • Written by from Ludington

    We have an apple wireless keyboard and about 5 keys no longer work. We have to purchase a new keyboard. Very disappointed!

    28 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard HORRIBLE for ProTools and Applications That Use Numeric Keys

    • Written by from Plano

    There is no numeric keyboard and I can't find any modifier to allow one to allows keys to function as numbers. This is critical missing functionality for ProTools and other applications that use Command/Apple numeric keys for shortcut. If you are a ProTools user, I would skip this keyboard in its entirety.

    25 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless, worthless

    • Written by from Mount Vernon

    As Apple makes better and better computers, they keep making worse and worse ways of interacting with them. If you've used the magic mouse, then you know. Much effort = Few results.

    I swear, humans are being systematically phased out of Apple's keyboard usage. First, they removed the "Enter" key from laptops (the one separate from the "Hard Return" key). It's needed in many softwares -- such as FileMaker (an Apple-owned software). Without that "Enter" key, life is hard and much energy gets wasted working around the problem all day.

    Now Apple decided you don't even need a number pad! Yeah, right. It's common knowledge that 10-key inputting is the fastest way to input numbers. (And oh, that's where the "Enter" key is.) GONE!

    Plus, the low-profile keys on the new keyboards are IMPOSSIBLE to hit. They are awkward for everyone, but if you have long fingernails (and many people do), your nail hits the metal between the keys and stops dead -- before your finger gets to the surface of the key. It's a nightmare. To work around it, you have to angle your entire hand to a different approach and pretty soon it's all about "my fingers hurt, my hands hurt, my arms hurt, and maybe I can hit that key after a few tries" instead of "I'm busy thinking, doing my job, typing my usual 90-words-a-minute."

    IF APPLE IS LISTENING: I still have an "Apple Extended Keyboard II" from the old days. It won't connect to modern computers but I always test it for feel against new keyboards. I swear I never had typos on that keyboard. It was famous for user satisfaction. If only Apple would go BACK to what actually WORKED! We want tall, clicky keys!

    I have given up on Apple keyboards completely. Searching the web for recommended alternatives, I ended up with Logitech's "diNovo Keyboard Mac Edition". Love it. Seek it out!

    25 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard On/Off Switch Broke in 18 months.

    • Written by from Allendale

    Keyboard On/Off Switch Broke in 18 months.

    25 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from little chalfont

    This is great when it works, but once every week it stops working and then won't reconnect. Would be ok if apple care was open on a Sunday...

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries Ruined Keyboard In Nine Months

    • Written by from Toledo

    The keyboard is nice, but the batteries sent with it leaked in 9 months, ruining the keyboard.

    VERY DISAPPOINTED!

    25 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Caused me carpal tunnel

    • Written by from CALIFON

    Not at all happy with the size of this keyboard. I hate that it is missing the forward delete key. After using this keyboard for less than a month, I began having severe pain in my fingers resembling carpal tunnel. The pain was so great that I had to wear a wrist brace. I recently purchased a gel pad, and the pain has subsided.

    19 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I HATE this keyboard!

    • Written by from Grosse Pointe Farms

    It is useless for word processing, no forward delete or end keys or page up r down. A lot of hype and very little functionality. I feel cheated by apple.

    37 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurts forearms and wrists

    • Written by from Nederland

    This keyboard is an ergonomic nightmare. It rises in the back which causes all the muscles on the top of the forearm to tighten. This same keyboard layout is on my laptop, but the laptop's keyboard is flat. The flat keyboard doesn't hurt my arms and wrists. The angle of the wireless keyboard also slows down how fast I can type. I wanted to have something that was smaller on my desk, but I can't use it. All the ergonomic suggestions are that people have their wrist in neutral to type. This keyboard puts the wrists into extension. It would be better if it were flat. Plus, if it were flat, then it would have more surface contact with the desk so that it wouldn't slide away. This one slides away and injures the wrists and forearms.

    24 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    saps batteries, pita to reconnect

    • Written by from Austin

    At first this keyboard was great. But after less than 2 months, the AA batteries ran out (the original batteries included by Apple). That's a bit of a pain, but *way* more inconvenient was trying to get my Mac (or iPad) to recognize the keyboard once it was powered again. It took about 5 computer reboots. Then, less than a month later, the batteries ran out again. (No, I didn't buy cheap replacement batteries.) After that, every so often, when I'd restart my computer (e.g. after a software update), it wouldn't find the keyboard. I finally broke down and got the wired keyboard. MUCH happier. Most of the time, Apple makes exceptional products. This isn't one of them. Unless you're allergic to USB cables, I'd go with the wired keyboard.

    69 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and beautiful but extremely awkward to use

    • Written by from Lake Grove

    I purchased this keyboard with my imac in December of 08 primarily because I liked the idea of a sleek wireless keyboard that could easily be stowed away underneath the screen. And it does indeed look slick and fit under the screen when you just want extra desk space. If I only wanted a keyboard that took up little space and matched the aesthetic of my imac, it would be perfect.

    But I also want a keyboard on which I actually enjoy typing--or at the very least, on which it is not continually uncomfortable and frustrating to type. And on that count, despite the many serious attempts I've made to adjust, this keyboard never feels good. The keys feel very hard and uncomfortable; the spacing is extremely cramped (and I have neither big hands nor thick fingers); even the angle of the keyboard feels too flat. Every time I type on it, I feel frustrated and cramped, I make far more mistakes than I do on normal keyboards, and my hands begin to hurt.

    Ultimately, though it annoyed me to have to mar the i-mac aesthetic, I purchased a wireless dell mouse and keyboard combo that matches the one I use at work (and which I always found far more natural to use than this one). Every once in a while, I'm tempted to take out this keyboard and give it another try, but within minutes, I remember why it's so uncomfortable and toss it back in my desk drawer. I'm continually amazed that apple pairs great computers with keyboards/mice less functional than those you'd find with any generic pc.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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"

    73 of 88 people found this useful