• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good bit of kit except the 9 key

    • Written by from Seaton

    Great bit of kit but the keys do get grubby quickly. Using a pencil eraser seems to do the trick but this takes time.
    We have been using our keyboard daily for a about two years now and the only things that are really annoying are not having a delete forward button and the number 9 button seems to catch on something now which makes a click every time we use it.
    Otherwise It is well made, compact, nice to use and so long as you power down when you leave it for a few days, the batteries last for months.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh.

    • Written by from Austin

    Typing with this keyboard as we speak. I just may go back and get this Logitech keyboard that I saw that was about the same size but a lot cheaper. If end up liking it, this thing is going back. If you are use to typing on your laptop keyboard especially, this will take some adjusting. The keys aren't positioned as you would find on your keyboard. This is to be expected especially given the small form factor the wireless keyboard is.

    So far, I love that it's bluetooth and doesn't require a wireless dongle. Still the $70 for this is way over priced for this thing. But at least I know what typing on one of these things is like.

    Decent but that's just about it. Save your money and get something else.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh--not woot woot

    • Written by from Valdosta

    Someone else commented this keyboard is good, not great; and we want great. Agreed! Gets the job done, but tears through batteries and is not even backlit. Speaking of not even backlit: Come on, guys, and give this little keyboard some shine! Apple can do better, and my wallet concurs. Decent, not fab.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    @ button in the wrong place

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    its all very well having this nice design and finish, but @ is in the wrong place and there is no delete button, which grinds my gears. After a few months of having it, I just want the extended version but its too long (and I havent looked into where @ is). Cant they just condense this one down so it includes all the extra buttons and fits in my clique dock. Having they keys half the size wouldn't bother me int the slightest.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Buttons Break Off

    • Written by from SALINAS

    I really like the keyboard with one exception. A small but important design flaw. The left and right arrow buttons broke off. There is no way to reattach them. I attribute it to the tendency to not press straight down in the center of these keys. That being said, those keys need a broader support under them instead of a central pivot point. Fortunately, it is still possible to use the arrows, I just have to stop and press the top of the little center nub that used to be depressed by the whole key instead of my fingernail.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Keyboard design flaw

    • Written by from SURBITON

    I've had my wireless keyboard now for about 2 years. In essence it is fine but a design fault appears to be if and when the AA batteries inside corrode - they get stuck and seems impossible to them get out. It's a shame to have to keep replacing peripherals because of design flaws. I shall go back to an Apple wired keyboard when I visit the store tomorrow to replace it.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Suddenly stopped working...

    • Written by from State College

    Until this week, I would have given the keyboard a 5 rating - worked great. Moved to our second home last week, and it has not worked since. Why not? I have only had the keyboard for a couple of months. The batteries should not have needed to be changed. But, I changed the batteries, and it is still not discoverable ... No idea what to do. Very frustrating!! BTW, my MacAir and Magic Mouse are fine and working well...

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Montreal

    First of all the design is great, and the low-profile keys are fantastic.
    Once you get used to these low-depth keys, you'll never want to return to the older high keys.

    Having said that, there are several issues to think about:

    1. Overpriced
    2. Keys wear out fast, so you'll need to replace then. 10 of mine have totally lost their letters ands characters
    3. I gave my friend my old keyboard and he didn't want to use it. He had trouble seeing the keys and would have wanted more
    contrast of the letters on the white base or even white letters on black bases.
    4. Check the serial numbers carefully. I purchased what I thought was an English keyboard, but waited too long to use it. When I
    connected it to my computer, it was French!!!!
    I couldn't return it to where I purchased it because 3 months was too long. The serial number for French and all writing on the box
    would have one think that one purchased an Englih one. Only one other sub serial number informs you on the box that this was
    French!!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough.

    • Written by from Villanova

    I've had this keyboard for a good 2 years, but this year, the lower row (zxcvbnm) just stopped working. I don't know what happened, but it was something with the cables inside. I didn't want to take it to the Apple Store to get it fixed cause that would just be more money. Instead, I got another wireless Mac keyboard, but it was a full-size (with the num. pad) solar powered Logitech one for $10 less than the smaller Apple one which works like a charm.
    SO yeah, I would only get this keyboard if you bought an Apple computer that came with it like my iMac, otherwise you can get a better less expensive one. It's still not bad.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard has No Working iPad Navigation Keys

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I am using the wireless keyboard to type this review on my iPad. It works--for typing.

    However, the most used function keys don't work. First, the keyboard has no home key or equivalent. Consequently, you must reach over and push the home button on your iPad. Second, the arrow keys do not scroll web pages. Also, there are no shortcut keys to toggle between applications.

    Basically, the keyboard has no working iPad navigation keys. My expectation was this this Apple keyboard would be fully compatible with the latest iPad. It is not.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Light and compact, but lacking in functionality.

    • Written by from London

    Beyond the obvious benefits of wireless technology, this keyboard unfortunately sacrifices too much functionality to achieve its slight, compact form.

    Fine for casual use, although anyone with average to large hands may find even this to be a struggle.

    It excludes a number of keys, which in my case is a deal-breaker.

    Lacking are: home/end, page up/down, delete and F13 keys, as well as numeric keyboard (with associated keys and layout)

    It also has a single ctrl key (on the left) instead of the usual two.

    Inadequate for workflows associated with a lot of keyboard shortcuts, and not great for number crunchers either.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    i like it but no use of arrow keys on the internet

    • Written by from Manchester

    i like this keyboard but the only downfall is that you cant navigate or anything with the arrow keys its quite annoying when your used to a laptop, and if you want to press down or up you cant you have to touch the screen

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Keypad...

    • Written by from Tampa

    I like the wireless keyboard, but have found myself using using my old USB model because it has the numeric keypad section. This is just plain bad design. Leaving an extremely useful and core element of a keyboard out. Fix it. Other than that, it works just like the old one...

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No home button

    • Written by from Sydney

    What? There s no home button…

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, but......

    • Written by from Richmond

    Sorry, it is second times I can not log in my new I Mac, because of the wireless keyboard. It was not working, I have no clues why. I did change battery but still not work. I have to go to Apple Store ask for help. Maybe wire keyboard is better.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't like the smushed keys and the lack of the delete key

    • Written by from Cardiff by the Sea

    I am a writer and use my Mac 8-10 hours a day. While I love the WiFi aspect of the new keyboard, I don't like the missing delete key (the delete key is now a backspace key and you have to hold down the function key to get it to delete from the right). Nor do I like the lack of space between the letter keys and the caps lock and shift keys on the left. I hit the caps lock key all the time not meaning to. All that is really annoying and I do hope they rectify this in the next iteration.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the keyboard, but would like to see a USB Port in the future

    • Written by from Songpa-Gu

    I love this keyboard, its light, simple and beautiful. But doesn't have a usb port or a thunderbolt port. I use to have a usb wired-keyboard with a usb port directly on the keyboard. It was very convenient, especially if you go through a lot of usb drives. I would like to see that again on a wireless keyboard. ^^

    I understand that the keyboard is using bluetooth technology to connect wirelessly, and that usb 3 speeds are much higher than bluetooth, so there may be some technology issues. But i think it can be done in the near future.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after a couple years

    • Written by from Austin

    This keyboard worked well for a couple of years and then inexplicably stopped working. I bought a less expensive off-brand version of the same type of keyboard for $30 and so far it has lasted almost as long as the $70 apple wireless keyboard.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    50/50 shot

    • Written by from WEST TERRE HAUTE

    i bought my first one at the apple store with a mac mini and trackpad. it worked brilliantly for almost a year until my kid spilled my beer on it. now its in his misc. junk play drawer. so i bought a new one from best buy, being the closest apple store is an hour away. this one was complete junk. after two weeks it started losing connection every 15 seconds, and in mid type it will just repeat the same letter over and overrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and say that the batteries are dead when they're 2 days old. its on my coffee table and my mini is hooked up to my tv so i cant have an unsightly cord halfway across the room to trip over so i guess its time to go to the apple store or order one and cross my fingers. since i cant rate both individual keyboards i have to give it a 3. 5 for the first one and 1 for the second. wish me luck with the 3rd.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    batteries, cap, keypads

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard is just so-so. I was surprised to find Apple does not offer a wireless keyboard with the usual numeric keypad and arrow/cursor keypad. A USB keyboard with those is still available, but they push the wireless model instead, because they offer only four USB ports on the new iMacs. I always miss the ten-key numeric keypad and the cursor keypad. This is a poor design choice.

    The other major issue is battery life. To be fair, I've only had to replace the batteries twice in about four months since getting it. The Apple Magic Mouse, by comparison, eats batteries like candy, every week.

    I see that another vendor's keyboards, sold by the Apple Store, offer solar power recharge to avoid frequent battery changes. This is a smart design feature that Apple should use.

    But the first thing that happened when I went to replace the batteries the second time? The battery cap rolled away and got lost, never to appear again. Because the cap is also the contact for battery power, the keyboard was now useless. I don't find a way to order the cap by itself. I bought a new keyboard, the same model. But surprise! The Mac didn't want to recognize the new keyboard while busy asking for my password...which I couldn't type with the new, unrecognized keyboard. So...aha, the end cap is interchangeable, so I'm using the old keyboard with the new battery cap, but I'd really like an end cap, to have a spare keyboard. I will ask an Apple person about the end caps, and update if that's doable.

    Now, seeing the solar option with full keypads, I will likely put the spare, with the missing cap, in for recycling, and buy the other product.

    54 of 68 people found this useful