• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do I have to give it even one star?

    • Written by from Wildwood

    I've had the same frustrating experience as many others I see making comments about this key pad. It works OK sometimes, but then quits for no apparent reason. It disconnects itself in the middle of a job. Sometimes there is a delay before the numbers appear which is not acceptable since alpha characters are taken in real time. The pad was installed at the Apple store by an Apple employee when I purchased the computer. I returned the pad when it didn't operate properly and was given a new one. It didn't work either. I have now junked the wireless Bluetooth keyboard (although the keyboard was not the problem) and the numeric key pad, and bought the full numeric keyboard using the USB port. Problem solved.
    How can Apple risk its reputation by selling something of such obvious poor design and quality?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    • Written by from Sun City

    I purchased this as I like to have a calculator type set up on my keyboard. I worked initially and I was very happy with it. Now after a couple of weeks it has stopped working. My iMac says that it's connected, but the input from the keyboard is not working. Very frustrating and disappointed with the Keypad. I can't find my receipt or I'd take it back.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars.

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I bought it an hour ago. It won't connect to my Macbook pro. I put several sets of brand new batteries in it, and it won't even register.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LISTEN TO US... do not waste your money!

    • Written by from Newbury Park

    Belkin are you listening? Not only did the keypad stop working, I spent hours, days on the phone trying to resolve issues, sent it back ( I had to pay to ship) then waiting forever for the new one. The first one and the second one work,( or rather don't work) exactly the same. Disconnects at will, delete button doesn't work. Customer service (if you can call it that) was worthless. The people, and there were many, that I spoke too were very nice but this particular Belkin product and the system to support it need to be recalled.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is no good

    • Written by from Frederiksberg C

    I bought this keypad and have had no luck in pairing it with neither my MacBook Pro nor my iMac running the OSX 10.9.4. I can find hundreds of report on the internet from other people having the same problem. I thought Belkin meant guaranty for good stuff working with Apple devices. This Keypad is not worth the money.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The bad reviews are NOT because of the bad instructions

    • Written by from Clovis

    The keypad worked for awhile but then stopped working. It still pairs but it doesn't stay connected.

    3 of 3 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.

    2 of 3 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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good......

    • Written by from Tampa

    Will not stay connected (why didn't I read the other thousand reviews here that say the same thing??), so frustrating, & I am most disappointed because before this I was never steered wrong by my Apple store, this makes me question all future purchases.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and unreliable

    • Written by from Maplewood

    I've had mine 6 months, and I cannot get it to stay connected to my computer - even though it is says it is "connected". This is the most frustrating product I've ever used with my iMAC. DO NOT BUY IT.

    3 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Doylestown

    Bluetooth connectivity is so bad (despite changing to new batteries for each use) that I simply stopped using it completely. Intermittent connectivity meant data was being entered into wrong spreadsheet cells with catastrophic impact. Many hours of work destroyed.

    Also remember to return within 14 days or Apple will refuse to refund your money - with soooooooooo many bad reviews I was a fool to buy this and you will also regret it. Believe the vast majority of the reviewers - I gave it one star only because that was the lowest rating. Zero would be more accurate. Apple let themselves down by selling this in their store.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Toronto

    I purchased this keypad from the Apple store. It was easy to set up, but the connection kept dying. I just figured it was a power-saving thing.. usually pressing a key wakes it, then you can start using it. However, it altogether just stops working for no apparent reason. You need to disconnect and then reconnect it using the bluetooth menu in order to reset the connection, then it functions for a few more minutes.

    Even though it looks and feels solid like Apple's keyboard, it lacks the same reliability.

    It's just a paperweight now.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keypad nightmare

    • Written by from Buckley

    I swear this is made by Microsoft, as Im always having to reboot it! Thing will loose connection at random times for no apparent reason! Very frustrating. Sometimes will run for days with no problem, then other times i can't keep it going 5 minutes ! I have to remove batteries and reinstall. then 50/50 if will need it again.


    None of my apple products do this, just this thing!
    Im using with 2010 mac mini, 2-3 feet away.Apple please teach Belkin how to make this work!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great in the beginning

    • Written by from Farmington

    Worked great for the first six months until the original batteries died and then it would drain every set of new batteries I put in it in about a day.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Westminster

    The problem is it never stay connected or paired to the iMac. I spend 20 to 30 minutes to BlueTooth re-pair or re-connect.

    once you get it to connected it will only stay connected while you are entering numbers, pause for 10 minutes then you will have to enter the first digit twice, once to re-establish connection and once to actually enter the digit.

    Just buy a real keyboard!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing!

    • Written by from Palmdale

    The idea of a wireless keypad seemed perfect!!
    This product is garbage and a waste of 50 bucks! It connects for a minute or two then disconnects. It will not stay connected. I type into it and it's either delayed but most often it's simply non-responsive because it disconnects so soon after it connects. I wish I would have never bought this accessory. This product really deserves NO stars!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great in Theory

    • Written by from Coto de Caza

    It was between this keypad and the larger wired Apple keyboard with the 10 key. A wireless desktop was really my goal but just not happening with this item unfortunately. Worked decent for a week or so and then started fizzling out. The keystroke feel of this product is not the same as the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard either but the styling is spot on. Returning this product today with hopes and dreams of an all-wireless desktop dashed.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really really bad! Do not buy!

    • Written by from Copenhagen K

    How can Apple sell such cr*p in their stores. It dosen't work with the new Macbook Pro.

    6 of 7 people found this useful