Use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on your desk, on your lap, or anywhere within 30 feet of your Mac or iPad — all because of its built-in Bluetooth technology. Its compact design takes up 24 percent less space on your desktop than full-size keyboards, so you have extra room to move the keyboard around and mouse comfortably alongside of it. You’ll also feel a difference when you type on its low-profile anodized aluminum enclosure with crisp, responsive keys. Use the function keys for one-touch access to a variety of Mac features such as screen brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, Mission Control, and Launchpad.
The Apple Wireless Keyboard requires just two AA batteries — one less than the previous model. And its intelligent power management system conserves battery life. So when you’re not using the keyboard, it automatically powers down. The instant you start typing, it turns back on. Use the on/off switch when you're away from your computer for a long time.
What's in the Box?
- Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Two AA batteries
- Printed documentation
- Mac OS X v.10.6.8 or later
- Existing keyboard and mouse for initial set up
- iPad; Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer
- Aluminium Keyboard Software Update 2.0
Ratings & Reviews
Best keyboard I have used.
I can type on this keyboard faster and with fewer mistakes than any other I have used. I used to think the keyboard in my old Pow I can type on this keyboard faster and with fewer mistakes than any other I have used. I used to think the keyboard in my old Powerbook G4 was the best I had used, until this was released. The response is great and keys are springy and always register a click. I like this keyboard so much that I bought one for work, with my own money, rather than use the cheap office one.
The battery life is great and a huge improvement over the first wireless keyboard. I think I change the batteries after four months and that is will daily use and I use it a lot, but can't remember it's so infrequent.
It's great at a desk and now I use it on the couch on my lap, with the Mac Mini connected to my TV. Same size keys as a regular keyboard, but small enough to tuck into the end of the coffee-table when not in use. Love that it goes into a stand-by/sleep mode and I never need to turn it off. Just stop using it and then tuck it away. No delay or waiting for it to re-connect when I come back to use it hours or a day later. If only there was a model with a touchpad (hint, hint). …
- Written by Warren B from Toronto
6008 of 7065 people found this useful
Heavy user. Sysadmin. High praise.
Having both a Macbook air and this wireless keyboard is a treat. The wireless keyboard (as well as the wired keyboard) have virtua Having both a Macbook air and this wireless keyboard is a treat. The wireless keyboard (as well as the wired keyboard) have virtually the same layout, save the function button, smaller control and alt keys, and small arrow-pad. This means that as I move from laptop-keyboard to wireless-keyboard, I do not have to adjust my typing habits to compensate for altered ergonomics.
The tactile response of the keys is noticeable yet not wearisome.
Bluetooth distance has never been a problem for me even paired with an tower outfitted with an external USB bluetooth dongle.
I am a daily user and have replaced the batteries in my laptop twice in about 7 months.
No gripes here. …
- Written by Evan B from San Francisco
4425 of 5309 people found this useful
Great improvement on a great keyboard
There are only two problems with the older version of this keyboard:
1) it required three batteries which was a pain.
2) it's so There are only two problems with the older version of this keyboard:
1) it required three batteries which was a pain.
2) it's so perfect that it spoils you and quickly makes you not like other keyboards including the full size keyboard with the function keys so far away from typing position. …
- Written by Joshua B from Star
4280 of 5273 people found this useful
Everything about this keyboard is great, but, it's time to stop playing games Apple.
It's time to step your game up with a SPACE Everything about this keyboard is great, but, it's time to stop playing games Apple.
It's time to step your game up with a SPACE GRAY, ILLUMINATED keyboard. Yes I know it would require more energy to operate. PUT A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY IN IT. …
- Written by Andres C from San Jose
Not bad, but not competitive
This is such an old design now compared to when it first came out. of course it still looks the business.
I used one of these f This is such an old design now compared to when it first came out. of course it still looks the business.
I used one of these for about 3 years before changing to something else. I really liked it for the most part, but then during the last 6 months of use I found it turning itself on randomly. I'd be cycling down the street with the thing in my backpack and all of a sudden it would connect to my iPhone and start playing a podcast or something.
The fact that it's so difficult to know whether the darn thing is On or OFF (no button for that) became infuriating. Then Logitech came out with one that had a 3-way switch to change connection between devices, and this ended up being a killer feature for me. I'm no on my second Logitech keyboard with that feature.
I do miss the sleek-ness of the Apple wireless keyboard, and build quality was great (for me), but in the end, you pay a premium for the name, design and fewer modern-day features. Until they update it, I would never consider buying one again. …
- Written by CHRIS L from Fort Collins
great keyboard.... but
they just need to make this with black keys like on the laptops.
- Written by kenneth B from Charlotte
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is there a keyboard short cut for page up/down with the wireless keyboard?
- Asked by Jason C from Gainesville
No, this keyboard has a similar layout like the macbook where there is no dedicated page up/page dow No, this keyboard has a similar layout like the macbook where there is no dedicated page up/page down keys. However, there are keyboard shortcuts for these functions and more:
1. FN+(Arrow up/down) = Page up / down
2. FN+(Arrow left/right) = go to top or bottom of a page
3. COMMAND+(Arrow up/down) = go to top or bottom of a page
4. COMMAND+(Arrow left/right) = go to beginning/end of a line …
- Answered by Yossef M from Brookline
Are Apple keyboards, with only a delete key, less efficient in making deletions than conventional keyboards with both a backspace and a delete key?
- Asked by Robert J from Granger
fn + delete = deletes to the right of the cursor.
- Answered by Eric K from Saint Petersburg
Can I use the wireless keyboard with an iPad mini?
- Asked by Joanne G
Yes, you can use a wireless keyboard like the small wireless Apple keyboard on the iPad mini there i Yes, you can use a wireless keyboard like the small wireless Apple keyboard on the iPad mini there is no difference to the iPad, it is the same iOS and same design ideas. You can talk to a Apple person at the shop and can give you more info. …
- Answered by Michael P from Newcastle
is the connection to the apple wireless keyboard a bluetooth connection or ethernet connection?
- Asked by Mike F from Scarborough
can you get a wireless keyboard with the 10 key
- Asked by Raeann H from Clinton