• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Love!

    • Written by from Park City

    I was quite leery about this product after reading the reviews. However, I went ahead and purchased from the Apple Store and brought it home, put the batteries in, followed the Quick Install Guide (5 steps), the tricky part is that after pairing, you'll be asked to press button to the right of the shift key (doesn't exist) simply continue and select "US/ANSI" and your set!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Saugerties

    Despite all the poor reviews I took a chance. Set up was a bit strange as its added as another keyboard and then the setup wizard thinks it's a keyboard and doesn't recognize what type of keyboard it is...just close that out of the wizard as no further setup is required. I had to call Belkin about this as it was confusing...looks like it might be more of an apple issue than a Belkin issue, but not sure. Once it's set up though it works great...fast entry and wakes up from sleeping very quickly. Looks great too, I'm very happy.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Despite all the negative reviews, I decided to give this a try and bought it from The Apple Store nearby. I'm glad I did. It works flawlessly on my Mac Pro (Early 2008), my MacBook Pro Retina 15", and my MacBook Air 11". The trick is, when you first pair it, your computer will tell you it doesn't recognize the keyboard. Hit next and it will ask you to input the key directly to the right of the left shift key. Just press any button a few times, and then you can choose manually what region of keyboard you're using. Select the one at the bottom (the USA region) and you should be good to go.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Naperville

    I was very hesitant because of the reviews on the Apple Store when I purchased my first Bluetooth number pad at the local Apple Store. It was rated as poorly as this one. I thought I'd try it because it would be easy to return. It was a nasty plastic model. It has worked like a champ for almost a year now.

    So when I saw this Belkin model in the Apple Store on a recent visit, I didn't hesitate. It also works great. I've paired it with my 11" MBA, running the latest version of Mavericks. I prepare taxes and use either number pad (one at home, the other at the office) for data entry in an app running in Parallels. Works great every time.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient addition to 2013 Mac Pro

    • Written by from Lexington

    I bought this Belkin Bluetooth Numeric Pad at an Apple Store in Downtown Boston during a business trip. The negative reviews were very disconcerting; I anticipated poor performance with an inevitable return. Glad I bought it, despite all the less than favorable reviews!!

    This Numeric Pad works beautifully on the 2013 Mac Pro!! Easy connection during initial set-up, and 100% successful operation! No disconnects or loss of signal. After a terrible Bluetooth performance issue from my trusty old 2006 Mac Pro, I totally get the complaints!! The 2013 Mac Pro Bluetooth is "perfect" on all devices, whereas the 2006 Mac Pro Bluetooth was horrid on all devices. The batteries in the Magic Mouse would last 5 days with the 2006. They last 30 to 60 days with the 2013.

    My personal opinion is that your experience will be great or terrible, but nowhere in between, based on the Bluetooth performance of your connected computer. The more recent a model you own, with a newer Bluetooth version, the better!

    On the 2013 Mac Pro, this Belkin Numeric Keypad is truly "Apple Like" and it simply does not ever miss a character.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Canmore

    Got this out of the box today and it didn't pair automatically but I followed the instructions as per the post Written by Julian B
    19-Feb-2014. Thx Julian. And it's working beautifully.

    I can imagine that without Julian's instructions it would've been super frustrating and I think that's why this product has got such bad reviews.

    Julian mentions to hit the "continue" button when you get to the instruction about hitting the key to the left of the shift key. I hit the "enter" button on the key pad and it didn't work. So I hit it a few times more on the keypad and on my macbook air keyboard so I couldn't tell you which key finally unlocked the screen to get to the option to enter the US ANSI info but it worked.

    It looks beautiful. It works super fast. The keys are a fraction less smooth and lovely than apple keyboard keys, but only a mere fraction of a difference.

    Overall an excellent product and I'm super happy I chose to ignore all the negative reviews and buy it.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good.

    • Written by from Fairlawn

    I realize everyone's experience is different. Mine is very positive so far. I have a relatively new MBP 13" w/ Retina. 3 months old.

    The bluetooth paring worked on the first attempt. The keypad does not appear to loose the connection. Having said that, I use it a lot so it's not very idle. The keys are fast and accurate. I even programmed the F16 key to work with the unDock app to eject my external hard drives.

    I hesitated to buy the keypad based on the negative reviews however so-far-so-good.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nicely Done, Works great on my iMac 27"

    • Written by from Manchester

    I have a new iMac with Maverick 10.9 and this keypad works great !!!!! When I need to use it I just tap the enter key on the numbers pad and it connects. I don't understand why so many have problems but most complaints seem to involve Mac Books.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for me

    • Written by from Houston

    I use it for my new MBPr, and in Windows on Bootcamp. Keypad feels just like any other Apple keyboard that I've used. Set up was no problem.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Flawlessly !!!

    • Written by from New York

    I have the Belkin Bluetooth Keypad along Apple's Wireless keyboard and Apple's Magic Mouse. All three Bluetooth devices are connected to a 2013 iMac.

    The Keypad pairs with the iMac in a couple of seconds and stays connected without any issues whatsoever. All the keys work flawlessly. I can even use the Keypad to wakeup the iMac, which I think is a testament of how well it integrates with the iMac.

    The keys are very, very responsive. The Keypad looks and feels like an Apple product, except for small bulge on the underside. It seems that Belkin could not figure out how to pack the electronics like only Apple does.

    The only limitation I find is that there is no way to check how much charge the batteries have. But, I can use the status of Apple's Wireless Keyboard as a reference. So, I replace all the batteries at once. Although, I think the Keypad batteries should last longer since it gets the least amount of use among all the three devices.

    Overall, I'm very impressed with how seamlessly the Keypad integrates with the rest of the system. I'll pickup another one soon for my MacBook Pro.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    • Written by from East St Paul

    Put the batteries in, paired it to my Mac, has worked flawlessly for 2 months. Would be nice if it had a battery percentage meter like the Apple keyboard but other than that it does exactly as advertised.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best numeric keypad ever! (plus installation instructions)

    • Written by

    For years I've been using a lousy SMK-Link wireless numeric keypad; it was very annoying, as when it goes to sleep, you have to hit a special "wake" key, it used short-lived AAA batteries, and the flimsy battery-eject strap broke the first time I changed the batteries (forcing me to pry the batteries out with a knife), and it was made out of cheap plastic.

    A couple of weeks ago, I replaced it with the Belkin keypad, and I'm extremely pleased with it. You hit ANY key and it wakes up, it uses two longer-lasting AA batteries just like the Apple keyboard does, the batteries are very easy to change, it's made of solid metal and the keys have a great feel to them.

    I use this keypad every day almost exclusively with Quicken, the Windows accounting software I use for my business. A real bonus is that the keypad works flawlessly with Parallels and Windows, whether you're working on the Mac or Windows side. I also appreciate the inclusion of a redundant Delete key (so you don't have to switch between the keypad and the main keyboard to make corrections), and also the "magnifying glass" key which takes you straight to the search box in your current app without having to use the mouse.

    Belkin made a HUGE mistake with the quick-start installation leaflet... when you first pair the keypad, OS X will ask you to press the key to the right of the Shift key in order to auto-identify the keyboard, and of course the keypad doesn't have a Shift key. You simply click Continue (which Belkin fails to tell you) and manually select "US/ANSI" as the keyboard type.

    Unfortunately, many people have rated this keypad with only one or two stars, reflecting their frustration with setting it up. It really is much better than the ratings imply, as long as you know the magic secret to setting it up. I hope Belkin corrects the quick-start leaflet in the future.

    59 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The replacement keypad works fine.

    • Written by from Columbia

    The original keypad, purchased 12/16/13, had all the problems everyone else has mentioned. I called Apple Support on 1/13/14 and they arranged to have a new one delivered to us on 1/14/14. This one has given us no problems and works exactly like we expected a keypad to work. My wife uses it a lot to input numbers into Excel spread sheets and is very happy with the replacement.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just right.

    • Written by from Muskogee

    I have been looking for a numpad since I purchased my MBPR. This fits the bill perfectly. It is the only one I know of that is actually aluminum, not painted plastic. The only thing that makes it not an exact match for my apple keyboard is a bulge on the bottom (that you never see unless you flip it over) Just like the Apple wireless keyboard it goes to sleep and if you don't wake it it misses the first keystroke. This is normative to me and it frustrates me that people complain about it. If it didn't sleep it'd be dead in a week! All in all it is the best accessory to my macbook to date.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great match for Apple wireless keyboard

    • Written by from San Luis Obispo

    The Belkin Your Type is a great addition to the Apple's keyboard. The Bluetooth connects quickly, and the key input is quick when working with documents such as spreadsheets. If I were to find any faults with it, the key feel is lighter than the Apple wireless keyboard or MacBook Air keyboards, and it would be nice to have the battery level displayed under the Bluetooth menu. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase!

    18 of 20 people found this useful