• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Case that protects the power button

    • Written by from Denistone

    Firstly, this is an excellent keyboard. I'm a very fast touch typist (I can keep up with most words in a typical lecture) and it is a pleasure to type on. I use my keyboard to take seminar, meeting, lecture, etc. notes using Pages on either my iPhone or iPad and with the keyboard. Other times I use they screen keyboard on the iPhone/iPad, so don't use the keyboard all the time. When I don't use it, I power it off. And this is why I'm giving the keyboard only 3,not 5 stars. When I carry the keyboard in my bag, in a soft case, the insanely sensitive power button gets bumped which turns on the keyboard, and keys then get bumped which has random, undesirable effects (like blasting music at inappropriate times) on whichever one of my devices it happens to pair to. I have not yet seen a good case that protects the power button. All available cases are soft and are open on the sides. I really wish someone would make a simple, inflexible plastic box that the keyboard fits in nicely. The cardboard box the keyboard came in has been my saviour so far - but how long will it last? Tupperware people - are you reading this????

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from JACKSONVILLE

    It badly needs a backlight and full-sized arrow keys.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functions great, but not durable.

    • Written by from Storrs

    I bought this keyboard about a month ago and I use it exclusively with my iPad. I carry it in my back pack in the laptop section of my bag. I've had to replace three keys already. I couldn't find a sturdy case for just the keyboard only while searching online, so I built a sturdy wooden box out of oak boards and lined the inside of the box with foam that I picked up at a craft store. I definitely recommend getting a case for this if you plan on carrying it around like I do. Otherwise, you'll be paying about $6 per every key that breaks.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs backlit keys like the Mac laptops

    • Written by from Grande Prairie

    It's okay. No complaints from me about battery life or reliability. Nice weight and balance to it. The keys do seem to attract grime and dirt easily.
    Biggest problem is that it needs the awesome backlighting that most of the Mac laptops have. (I would happily sacrifice tons of battery life if that's what it takes.) The backlit keys of my MacBook Air are so awesome, yet when I hook it up to the TV and take this wireless keyboard to the couch I lose that great feature.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not energy efficient; Hard to clean keys

    • Written by from Miami Beach

    Negative - Uses a lot battery life; has problems pairing so you can be typing and no words all of a sudden;can't clean the keys easily - no pop off like other key boards - so if you snack or spill this isn't for you

    Pros - NIce looking, keys are soft to use, no wires

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not convenient enough for the price

    • Written by from Wilkes Barre

    I bought an iPad to use during meetings and therefore bought the keyboard as a more convenient way to take notes, send emails, etc. While the keyboard works in theory, some of the main functions like CTRL+A do not work. I called Apple.com, assuming that there may be a problem with the keyboard and was informed that this is simple a incompatibility issue between the ipad and the keyboard. While i understand the issue at hand, i suppose the fact that they clearly offer this as a compatible accessory to the ipad 2, that it should be just that...fully compatible. Poor representation on their website. I would have bought a keyboard, but not for $70. $70 and 2 batteries should offer me full compatibility...not half way there.

    38 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stopped working

    • Written by from REDRUTH

    Had this less than a year and two keys have stopped working...

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Drops characters if you type fast

    • Written by from Sausalito

    I like this keyboard, except for the fact that it drops characters, or mis-reads characters when I type the "delete" key quickly. In mid-delete the cursor will jump to a new location, then continue deleting. This is kind of maddening and requires correcting the unintended deletes.

    So if you plan to use this keyboard, don't type quickly!

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dan in Jupiter Fl

    • Written by from Jupiter

    Nicest feel of any key you'll use. Very quiet too. This keyboard increases the gap between quiet and LOUD clunky old keyboards you hear in your office.

    As much as I love convenience of the wireless keyboard, I put it away permanently because it is an utter battery hog.

    43 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, needs a case!

    • Written by from Camrose

    I like this keyboard, it's light, compact and works really well. Problem is, I have to take it to school, in a backpack filled with textbooks and stuff, so the I am afraid that the keys are going to get messed up, anybody know where I can get a case for it? I have looked at various retail stores, and online and got nothing.

    33 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but ....

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    PROS -

    - Great (Apple) design of course
    - Relatively quiet keys while typing
    - Compact and lightweight
    - Bluetooth with decent range (I've used it about 8 ft. from my computer with no problems)

    CONS -

    - No numerical keypad
    - Battery life a bit short (compared to my MS 3000 keyboard)
    - Could be better ergonomics
    - No backlighting
    - Sometimes takes a few taps on the keys to "wake" it up; especially when using it with Win 7 via Bootcamp

    SUMMARY -

    Vey nice keyboard overall .... albeit, with a few caveats. It's all a matter of personal preference. I'll use it until something better (for me) comes along.

    116 of 159 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works beautifully except for the balance problem

    • Written by from PHILADELPHIA

    I bought the wireless keyboard for my 27-inch iMac (have been using the Apple extended keyboard) because I wanted to free up a USB slot. It works nicely (I do miss the extended keyboard features, though) except that it's poorly balanced and lightweight-- therefore, it rattles annoying on the surface my desk while I type. I don't know if I can get used to this irritating problem, or find a fix (perhaps some kind of fabric or other material on the desk? I shouldn't have to scrounge around for a fix.

    138 of 148 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in one Year

    • Written by from Novi

    Nothing had been spilled on it ever, nothing unusual had ever happened to it. After a year, the left half of the keys stopped working so I couldn't log in to my user any longer. I am typing this from a friends computer. Other than this issue, It worked fine. But I'm thinking I may buy a usb keyboard to replace it instead of another copy.

    43 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not backlit

    • Written by from Pittsburg

    Bought this to use with my MacBook when it is connected to my tv. It weighs about as much as a paper clip which is taking some getting used to since I type in my lap. I'm baffled as to why it has white textured keys, I can't wait to see how dirty it will look in a year. The lack of a backlight is completely dumb and I would have purchased another keyboard if I would have realized this before.

    36 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly disappointed

    • Written by from Summit

    I just recently bought the new iMac, which comes with this wireless keyboard. It looks nice on my desk, but constantly needs to be given new batteries. But there are no other iMac keyboards, really, so I guess this is just a warning to keep a box of batteries near your computer.

    Otherwise, the design is rather elegant and aplomb the way it can be moved from one spot to another without the cord! I hope I help :)

    72 of 91 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great for iPad

    • Written by from Malabar

    Missing a "home" button - it would be great if Apple allowed mapping one of the unused keys to the home button - without this it's a frustrating second choice to some of the non-Apple bluetooth keyboards which come with a home button. I was advised by the apple store to buyu this keyboard but other than looking good, it's not the most suitable product.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard with some flaws

    • Written by from Cranford

    THe keyboard is made out of aluminum which gives it a nice look the only flaw is that the caps light will burn out so you can't tell if its on or off.

    54 of 70 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but why not full-sized??

    • Written by from Fairfax

    The smaller size is handy for throwing in a notebook bag and hitting the road, but at my desk I need the real thing. What I don't understand is why Apple discontinued the full-sized wireless keyboard. Why not have both? Rather short-sighted if you ask me. It's these types of moves by Apple that makes me wonder what they are thinking, or even if they're thinking, inside or outside the box.

    80 of 108 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    • Written by from LEANYER

    The key board looks good and works well. Issue which need to be addressed is the frequent disconnection and re-connection, with Imac, for reasons unknown even when new batteries are used. Even most trivial jolts can trigger a disconnection but most often the reason is not clear. Pressing the power button sometimes restores the connection and sometimes connection is established spontaneously.

    56 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    On/off could be better

    • Written by from Washington

    Keyboard is great. But I am constantly frustrated by the lack of a decent on-off. To turn on, you press the power button. Easy. To turn off, you have to hold the power button for a long time until it goes off, which means the light goes off (usually). Probably fine if you're using with a desktop computer, but pretty awful with an iPad and you need to take the iPad away from the keyboard for a few minutes. Because if the keyboard is on, you can't type on the iPad without it.

    45 of 49 people found this useful