• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly thought through and untested, could use a driver!!

    • Written by from Valby

    This does what it says with very few exceptions. Setup and connection was established quickly on both my Macbook Pro (which I first tested it on) and again on my 2012 27" iMac.

    First problem: Bluetooth assistant came up with a dialogue saying the keypad wasn't a keyboard it recognized, and I would be unable to use it until it was identified. It asked me to press the first key left of my left SHIFT key. There is no Shift key on the keypad. So I just pushed a few random keys and the Bluetooth Assistant dialogue aske me if it was a european, Japanese or US keyboard. That just felt really dumb and untested. Not very well thought through.

    One thing that took me under 60 seconds to realize was that modifier keys don't work on this keypad. I'm used to using CMD+ or CMD- to zoom web pages in or out, but nothing happens when pushing CMD on my Apple wireless keyboard and hitting + on the trackpad. Didn't take me more than a few seconds to realize the same applies to SHIFT, CTRL, and the fn (function) keys. This will annoy any power user who spends all day in heavily customized programs like Logic Pro, ProTools, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and so on. I spend most of my day in Photoshop and this is really going to stress me when I try to change between layer opacity and layer fill opacity, which requires the SHIFT modifier to be used in conjunction with the number keys.

    I am very close to returning this, but I guess I can adjust my workflow. It's just really really disappointing that it costs so much, and is so badly thought through.

    I think a driver allowing the main keyboard and external trackpad to work in unison would do the trick ARE YOU LISTENING BELKIN?

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from PARIS

    Bought this product with my new iMac as Apple no longer offers an extended keyboard. Works great, when it works. Will just stop connecting. Changing batteries does not help. So frustrating. Probably too late to return it.

    1 of 1 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

  • 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???

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, but very short battery life

    • Written by from Columbia

    I found this keypad very useful, but with moderate use the battery life is only a few hours, MUCH shorter than my keyboard or trackpad.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing issues

    • Written by from Petropolis

    1) sometimes it delays to start the typing (when you start to type, it often misses the first number)
    2) The "clear" and "delete" keys has never worked for me
    3) the key strokes are so different form the Apple original keyboard. It is not comfortable.
    4) it doesn't have a comma. So it's only useful for countries that uses the dot for decimals numbers (for me as a Brazilian, it's very disappointing)
    5) doesn't show how much battery life has left

    in the overall helps, but has very disappointing issues

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, disappointing

    • Written by from Downers Grove

    Despite the very promising look, this keyboard disappoints. It largely failed to work on a most recent iMac (Late 2013) running OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).

    On my first attempt at Bluetooth pairing, the OS apparently expected a full-size keyboard. I chose Remove device and started over. I got the keyboard to register but only on the third try were key presses actually recognized. This lasted for only a few key presses (5-10 seconds), after which connectivity appeared to fade in and out. Key presses came in only sporadically and if so only in bunches of 10 or so.

    Finally, while the device is less than half as wide as the Apple wireless keyboard it is intended to complement, it weighs disproportionately much – 230 g vs. 330 g.

    34 of 35 people found this useful