• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Companion

    • Written by from Troutville

    I am typing with the keyboard at this moment, and I have mixed feelings about it.

    -The keyboard feels perfect. Apple even counterbalanced the battery compartment so the weight would be even. The keys feel like a normal keyboard, and it is durable and sleek. This characteristic is what Apple does best.
    -Music/Audio buttons. You can easily control music playback and volume on iPad, but can't choose the song...unless it's the next one.
    -Eject button. This button also functions as a toggle switch for iPad's on-screen keyboard. So if you want to use the three other currency keys or undo/redo, there you have it.
    -Compatibility. I haven't tested everything, but in addition to my iPad, this works perfectly with a PS3...saving you the trouble of getting a separate keyboard. Regrettably, though, it doesn't work with iPod Touch (2G). The only other problem is switching to a different device: you have to turn the first device off or move it out of range. But that's a Bluetooth technology problem.
    -Portability. Yes, the numeric keypad is missing, but do you really want to haul around a keyboard 2 feet long? The size is perfect, and fits against the iPad in its Apple-made case while I carry both at my side.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this Keyboard

    • Written by from Parker

    Well, the title of the review says it all! This is a good keyboard.
    The only complaint i have is the battery life....hence only 4 stars.
    Also, the lack of a dedicated keypad could be an issue, however I would say for most users its not a deal breaker.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    backlit function would have been awesome

    • Written by from Jersey City

    I would have been satisfied with this keyboard and consider it a perfect one if backlit feature was added.

    Out of curiosity, if Apple sneaked in a green little light on a caps lock key, why can't they do same with the entire keys?

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard but limited

    • Written by from Redmond

    I like the tactile response from the keys. Areas to improve:

    * numeric keypad
    * home/end/page up/page down keys
    * backlit
    * a wrist pad for better ergonomics

    I'm not planning to use this for all-day use so I'll manage without these things, but Apple should consider!

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Pad, Please

    • Written by from Rancho Cordova

    The combination of a wireless extended keyboard with the numeric pad and the new trackpad would complete the setup! Come on Apple, there are more and more business users out there who NEED the numeric pad and Want wireless! That would be 5 Stars!

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT! EXCEPT ONE THING...

    • Written by from MANHATTAN

    It would be great if this keyboard had a back light for my late working hours so I can see the keys

    50 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice!

    • Written by from Lynchburg

    Sturdy and portable. Weird punctuation problem when I use it with iPad though. Question marks come up as that silly French "C" with a goatee: ç and / or Ç.
    Still, I like it a lot; makes typing for protracted periods on the iPad much easier.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Keyboard

    • Written by from Naperville

    This is a good keyboard, and it does everything it's advertised to do. The only thing that prevents me from rating this as a five-star product is the lack of backlighting. A backlit wireless keyboard would be very ideal. As far as personal preference, I wouldn't mind buying the extra batteries for the backlight, nor do I personally mind NOT having a numeric keypad (because this keyboard is identical to my MacBook Pro's keyboard). But as far as this keyboard, it's fantastic. I use this keyboard in my dorm room at college when my MacBook Pro is on my desk, and I'm sitting on my bed surrounded by books. I simply zoom in/make the text bigger on my Pages document, and I type my papers, do research, citations, etc with ease. I'd recommend this keyboard for anyone!

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs some software updates

    • Written by from Boise

    This keyboard works great with the IPad, however I can't wait until apple sends out an software update that allows the full functionality of a keyboard to be taken advantage of. For instance, the "find" (Command-f) function would be great for research, switching some of the "f" keys do be used with basic IPad functions such as Home Screen, Lock, Picture Frame, etc. would also be a nice touch. Regardless, if you plan on using the IPad for a lot of typing this is a must since it is a lot more convenient then the IPad keyboard stand (Which is not usable with an IPad case).

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this little wireless keyboard!

    • Written by from Washington

    What an amazing little product! I chose to buy this blue tooth wireless keyboard in lieu of the iPad keyboard dock for my new iPad. The quality and fit and finish of the keyboard is great! The size of the keyboard and the chick-let style keys are exactly the same as on my Unibody MacBook Pro. Typing is a dream with no discernible lag even when typing fast. It's very lightweight and looks very sturdy. Comes preloaded with AA batteries.

    Set up was easy on the iPad. When you want to use the ipad keyboard again, you simply turn the wireless keyboard off.

    I have a leather folio case from Sena that enables me to prop up the ipad on a desk. I set this little keyboard in front of it and start typing away.

    The only downside is that the price is pretty steep (I docked it one star for price), but for me it was worth it to get a product that is quality, works well and matches the Apple industrial design aesthetic of my iPad.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice!!

    • Written by from Uberlandia

    So I just bought the BookArc to put my MacBook Pro 13" on it. Now I can work with my notebook closed and I got a lot more space on my table. The wireless keyboard comes very handy for that, 'cus solved my space problem too and saved my an USB port. :)

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but tiny annoyance.

    • Written by from new hamburg

    This keyboard is great and feels good to type on. There is a tiny flaw, the bottom right corner is lifted of the desk about a quarter mm, and when I hit keys near there it hits the desk, and it can get annoying.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good, but lacking one thing

    • Written by from Largo

    I love my wireless keyboard. It is both visually and functionally appealing. I wouldn't give it up. But please, Mr. Jobs, add a numeric keypad for those of us who type lots of numbers!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Keyboard and iPad

    • Written by from Floral Park

    It is certainly in the tradition of the ultra thin iPad and works wonderfully, what I would like to have however is a nice miniature brief case to carry and protect the iPad, the keyboard and the charger, something like a computer bag but compact. One has to consider these items as durable yet delicate especially when traveling. My biggest issue, once you put your iPad into the case, the iPad docking station is useless as Apple did not take into account the case would not fit into the dock. Anyone want a used dock? Lastly a design change I'd like, put another power port on the left hand side of the iPad so you can dock it horizontally for a better wide screen while viewing movies, you can't do this with the power port on the bottom.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    no numeric keypad

    • Written by from Menomonee Falls

    this keyboard works great except for one thing: it has no keypad. i have a macbook pro that doesn't have a keypad, so when looking for a keyboard to hook up to i want something that has it. why do i have to get the wired keyboard to get the pad? it just doesn't make sense.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why no numeric keypad?

    • Written by from Apple Valley

    This keyboard is downright amazing with some incredible range. Whilst advertised at 33 feet, I've seen this guy go almost 60 feet. Great for setting up a presentation table or for use with a computer on a TV works well. But, c'mon, Apple, give us a numeric keypad!

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    wow this is awsom

    • Written by

    this wierless keyboard is awsom it is much easear to use and verry sleak desine.
    But i cant capitalise on my keyboad when i use it on my dell

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great unit if you don't need extra function keys.

    • Written by from Lynbrook

    I recently updated to an iMac and have had no issues to date. The bluetooth keyboard and mouse that come as standard work very well and have had no drop out issues. The only problem is that I miss the full keyboard functions that I use with certain programs. If you just need a compact keyboard without all the numeric pad and arrow keys, etc it is definitely for you.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    a good choice

    • Written by from Berkeley

    The apple wireless keyboard makes the iPad so much easier to use. You can do all the commands that are possible with a mac. The only reason I didn't give the keyboard 5 stars is because it's a bit on the expensive side.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, one minor annoyance

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I've been using the bluetooth keyboard with my iPad for a few weeks, and it works great. You have to get used to which functions do and don't work relative to the touch screen, but once you know what to expect (when there's no keyboard equivalent to a tap on the screen), it's very easy. The feel of the keys is as good as any keyboard I've used. The bluetooth connection has been very reliable. Oh, and the keyboard is truly a work of art, if that appeals to you. Functionally, I'd give it five stars.

    The one little thing that annoys me is that the way the on/off switch is designed -- a big button that is flush with the end of the keyboard, it turns on by accident when I carry it in my bag along with the iPad. It doesn't take much of a bump at all to turn it on. I've resorted to taking out one of the batteries when I carry it. I'll probably make some sort of cap to fit over the end with the switch, to protect it from bumps. If only the switch had some sort of lock-out, like turning it 90 degrees to enable it, or something. That would make it better for portable use.

    Overall, it's a great keyboard, very well built, and a pleasure to use. I recommend it highly.

    81 of 85 people found this useful