• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seemed like a good idea

    • Written by from Black Diamond

    Matched the Apple Wireless Keyboard well, BUT when starting to type there is a significant delay for it to re-synch to the computer. Sometimes it takes a really long time and while your waiting your keystrokes are cached. So when it finally connects, it starts sending all of your keystrokes at once. However, that might be fine in some cases, but you never know what keystrokes it started at. Meaning, if you type 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 it might start listening at 3 and connect at 7 immediately sending "3, 4, 5, 6, 7" and "8" as you type it. I need something like this that works like the Apple keyboard or better yet, an Apple Wireless keyboard WITH the numeric keypad section.

    6 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing!

    • Written by from Cape Coral

    I just bought my first Mac and was surprised that the keypad was an add-on. However, I did buy this wireless keypad to go with the wireless keyboard. After 4 or 5 days the keypad stopped working - would not stay on and connected. I changed the batteries using brand new Duracell batteries. Worked for a few days then back to the same old problem. I went to the local Apple store and was told that was a frequent problem and I should take the batteries out and and put them back in. If that did not work I should change them again. Much to my surprise when I took the batteries out they had battery acid all over them! I could be wrong but I don't think the problem really started with the batteries. I think the keypad is bad but of course, I have no recourse because I changed the batteries. I love my Mac but was disappointed with this accessory.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from anthem

    After trying for four days with my new iMac this keypad has worked 10% of the time. I've made an appointment at the Apple store to trade both the key pad and key board for a usb model.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arghhhh.....

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    As I type this, I have tried and tried and tried to get it to pair. Bluetooth sees the device correctly....but when I hit continue..."attempting to pair" is as far as I get. Never pairs with my new MacPro.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY!

    • Written by from Chesapeake

    This thing was a total waste of money. It feels soooo cheap and the color does not match the stock keyboard. It is low quality and overpriced. I will be returning mine.

    4 of 4 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.

    60 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK WITH APPLE PRODUCTS

    • Written by from Jurupa Valley

    Will not pair with my Mini or MacBook Pro. You are instructed to press a key that does not exist on the keyboard to pair. Boo!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I thought it was just me, until I logged in here to see other's experience. I am lucky if it types anything at all. When it does, it lags behind by 10-20 seconds. Very frustrating. I'm done.
    DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your time with this keypad

    • Written by from Fairfield

    I've had this for about 2 months, and it just doesn't work. I've tried everything including 2 calls to their customer support which were a complete waste of hours as they could not help at all.

    One out of ten times, it connects and works fine for a while, but then just loses its connection and you're done. Most other times it just won't connect at all no matter what I do. A few times I would hit some numbers to test it out and nothing happens, and then a few minutes later all of the numbers start appearing on my spreadsheet. It's like there was a 2 minute lag!

    I just ordered the Apple extended wired keyboard so I can get some work done. If you must have a wireless keypad, try another one because this one will just waste your time.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works!

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Using it for Numeric Entry into QuickBooks, it connected just fine and works well. To move along entries in QuickBooks you need to hit "Tab" and not "Enter," I am still trying to figure out how to assign "Tab" to one of the function keys, but that is pretty much my only complaint. Keys feel similar to my MBP. Battery life good so far.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will it link?

    • Written by from Vineyard Haven

    We purchased this to have a 10-key pad for our new MacBook Pro. The Bluetooth recognized it, but the keys wouldn't work. We brought it back to the store, their tech support worked a half-hour trying to get it to work. They had to give me my money back. Maybe it works with other laptops, but not with MacBook Pro!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Shift + PageUp/PageDown/Home/End doesn't working

    • Written by from Budapest

    The numeric keypad working well with my iMac 2011 and OSX 10.9.1, but the SHIFT+PageDown/PageUp/Home/End doesn't works. So I need to use SHIFT+fn+down arrow or SHIFT+fn+up arrow to select/highlight lines from text (eg. in XCode)

    2 of 2 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    • Written by from MACKAY

    I can't get this to work with my macbook pro. There are virtually no instructions. I'm thinking that Belkin may have forgotten that they sell this product. You can't even register it on their website to contact support.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works, but…

    • Written by from Frankfort

    I received this keypad as a Christmas gift. I've discovered that when my machine wakes from sleep the keypad registers as connected, but the keystrokes aren't actually seen by the Mac. I've tried a variety of potential solutions including deleting the keyboard from my Bluetooth devices and then adding it again. Although the device pairs successfully keystrokes are still not recorded. The only successful workaround that I've found is to restart the Mac. While this is a pain, the keypad provides me with necessary functionality so it's a pain that I'm willing to bear. What I don't know and have not been able to determine is whether the issue is on the Apple side or the Belkin side.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product does not work

    • Written by from Prince Albert

    I purchased this for use with my new Mac Book (OS X). The Mac Book is able to see it but it thinks it is a large keyboard. It keeps asking my to hit the key to the right of the shift key, which is not on a number pad.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin keypad fail

    • Written by from Clarendon Hills

    Looks good but has spotty connection at best and no software to figure out if its battery related or not. Change batteries all the time but doesn't help for long.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Real Lemon

    • Written by from Lewes

    I really wanted a wireless numeric key pad. The first one I purchased failed and before it failed completely, it had all the flaws mentioned in the reviews of those who were also disappointed. Delayed key strokes, trouble maintaining connection etc etc… I purchased a replacement and it followed the same trend of issues and as of today, it's completely failed. Belkin is on my no buy list. I will be avoiding their products as much as possible from here on out.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great - when it wants to work

    • Written by from Williamsville

    I am very disappointed in the product, especially since it is sold in the Apple store. One would think that if Apple sells it, it would work, right? Well, it does - sometimes. There is no telling when it will decide to connect. Sometimes I will forget that it is not working and I keep typing away, not realizing there is a blank space in the spot where I wanted the numbers to be. Then they suddenly appear several lines later. Very frustrating!
    Why couldn't Apple have kept the numeric keypad on the new wireless keyboard???

    26 of 26 people found this useful