• 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.


    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

  • 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