• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I love my new Mac.(July 2011) That said, I am still learning how to do the things I used to do on my PC now on the MAC. One thing I would like to do is program the function keys. In some of the PREFERENCES you can customize the Fn keys; all of them to #19....the only problem I have now is that with the standard keyboard you only have 12 Fn keys so some of the standard ops in the PREFERENCES section are just not available to me. As with other reviewers i love the ability to type better on this keyboard than on my PC ones...if only the full size apple numeric keyboard came in a wireless version.......I'm thinking ahead now....

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, but it needs a numerical pad

    • Written by from COLUMBIA

    The keyboard works great, but I like having a numerical keyboard on the right.

    37 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest setup EVER!

    • Written by from Arlington

    I just purchased the keyboard and I have to say, the setup time was the fastest and easiest setup of anything I have ever installed. Unlike the statement above says: "install on the computer first", you don't need to do that at all for the ipad2. It takes more time to get it out of the box then it does to set it up. Pull it out of the box, turn the power button on (on the right), turn bluetooth on in the utilities app and punch in the code it tells you to punch in. Boom. Done. I'll have to use it a while before I can give the product a 5 but it is so compact and clean. Anxious to see how long the batteries last.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Read Problem, Otherwise Great

    • Written by from chester

    This keyboard always shows low battery on my imac, even after I put fresh ones in. It can last for months on "low battery". Its an annoying pop-up every time I log in, but otherwise this keyboard is great. The keys are nicely spaced apart, so its very easy to type with. I high recommend going wireless to anyone willing two lose a number pad.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool Keyboard

    • Written by from Palm Bay

    Works with my iphone, I also connected to my Vizio 3d TV with internet apps.
    It sure beats typing with the remote. Would have gave 5 stars if it had more keys like pgup and down.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the design

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    I like the design, small lightweight, i really wish it would have been longer as my hands feel cramped.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but ...

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    The keyboard is nice and works well. It makes typing on the iPad much easier. However, I worry about traveling with it. I kept the box to protect it while carrying in my briefcase or carry-on. But it would be nice to have some way to protect and attach to my iPad for transport. Of course, I probably should have bought a case with a built-in keyboard.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great peripheral but could be slightly better

    • Written by from Cornhill-on-Tweed

    This keyboard is fantastic. The keys are clicky and responsive like those of a Mac notebook and it has a decent selection of shortcuts that work on the iPad. However on bugbear for me is that I still need to use the iPad's screen to navigate to e.g. Spotlight search adn to select an app or something else from Spotlight however I also feel that this ability to use the keyboard for further navigation throughout iOS could be achieved in an iOS software update from apple. nevertheless it is still a wonderfully engineered piece of equiptment and I would certaainly reccomend it! Dramatically increased my worlds per minute which it really useful for me!!

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but four little nits to pick

    • Written by from ARLINGTON

    The Apple wireless keyboard is a great product. Reliable. Useful. Compatible. Its software even tells you when the batteries are running low in plenty of time to replace them. I use my keyboard as part of a desktop setup with a MacBook and I've also used it with an iPad.

    What don't I like?
    1. No reminder on which way to insert the batteries.
    2. No number keypad.
    3. No "forward delete" key. You have to use FCN+DEL for forward delete.
    3. Can be just a bit dodgy on the initial pairing and the return pairing if the keyboard and its host machine have been separated.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Choice for Eliminating Wired Clutter

    • Written by from Cornelia

    If you hate a tangle of wires for your equipment, then the wireless keyboard is a great choice. Worth the $70 in my opinion. It's very thin and lightweight and works from several feet away if you're into that sort of thing. It runs on 3 AA batteries, which seem to last 1.5-2 months for me with heavy daily use. Pretty good. Tip: Get yourself rechargeable batteries. It'll save you a small fortune. My only legit gripe is that the wireless keyboard lacks a numeric keypad. Come on, Apple!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Conditional Love

    • Written by from Richardson

    I do love my wireless keyboard. The design is oh so elegant and the operation is quite beautiful. I love using it and would rather type on that than the PC keyboard I am forced to use at work. The one complaint I have is that when I stow the keyboard next to my iPad in my briefcase, the iPad comes on at random, and often starts playing random music from the iPod ap, which is not a good thing. I thought at first it was a problem with the iPad, but then discovered it did not happen when I turned off the blue-tooth on the iPad before I stowed both in my briefcase. What seems to happen is keys on the keyboard get pushed inside my briefcase, causing activiation of the iPod ap causing it to play music. Turning the blue-tooth off before I put it away and on again (through the settings ap) when I am ready to use it is a bit of a pain (yes, Apple has spoiled me) and it seems like there should be simple solution. Such as locking the keyboard with a quick key or key combination. Other than that feature, I would give a whole-hearted five-stars.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic for iPad, but also terrible

    • Written by from Boulder

    This is a fantastic keyboard. The tactile response is light, yet solid. It's a breeze to type on, and the brightness/volume/itunes controls work brilliantly on the iPad (and on the iPhone, if you want to use it with that!)

    Keyboard shortcuts work fantastically on the iPad as well. cmd+Z, Y, A, X, C, V, B, I, and U all work as expected. Shift+whatever selects text as you'd expect on a desktop as well. You can even insert special characters, like alt+; for ellipsis.

    These are all great features, and the battery life has been excellent for me as well. So what's my complaint?

    If you drop this keyboard into your bag, unprotected, with your iPad, not only can they scratch one another up, but according to Murphy's Law, your iTunes will start playing your most irritating song at full volume at the worst time, while is simultaneously overwrites the document you were working on with 3,549,196 spaces. Your undo history isn't that big. I, for instance, woke up on the bus to a grinding industrial techno track blasting in my lap. Other passengers were radiating hatred in waves. I felt awful. ALWAYS turn off bluetooth on your iPad before dropping the pair into your bag. ALWAYS.

    If it came with a clip-on hard-shell that doubled as a stand for my iDevice, that would be unbelievably amazing, but it doesn't. So the portable aspect of this reduced-size keyboard leaves something to be desired.

    76 of 83 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant, Small... Works Great

    • Written by from Fort Myers

    Love the keyboard. Typical Apple product with first rate fit and finish. Only two minor complaints are that it is slightly cramped, and would like some iPad functionality keys. With larger hands it would be nice to have a little more size. However, for portability, it travels great with my iPad. I use it with multiple iOS devices and have no problems pairing it up. On the iPad it would be nice to have a home key, etc...

    Close to a 5, but just misses.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard finally failed.

    • Written by from Greenview

    This keyboard worked great on 2 AA batteries, also on rechargeables, and lasts a long long time on a charge even if left on, but it finally started to fail to be read by the iMac 27 inch. Mouse gets read so I knew it was the keyboard. Changed batteries, tested batteries, cleaned contacts, everything snug in battery compartment, but it just is not findable. I know the power is on, the power light comes on as usual, and the CAPS Lock light comes on as it should. Just no longer readable. Real disappointment from Apple on this. Hope this is an unusual case, as replacements are just a little pricey. It would also be nice to have the touchpad as part of the keyboard, but it is not.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for iPad, OK for iMac, needs number pad

    • Written by from HARRISONBURG

    I have two of these. One (which I'm using right now) is used for my iPad 2. It is a HUGE improvement over using the onscreen touch keyboard. It paired easily and there is no lag (better have the latest iOS update). I use the other paired with my 21" iMac. Without the number key pad, it can make some design work (number intensive charts/graphs) hard do to. I wish Apple would come out with a wireless thin keyboard with the number pad...I'll keep waiting. I just can't see myself going back to a wired keyboard. Battery usage (AAs) seems reasonable, I end up changing batteries every 2-3 months and that's using it everyday.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4 Compatible!

    • Written by from Abbotsford

    Not sure why it's not listed, but I use mine with my iPhone 4 and it works great.

    55 of 56 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Keyboard

    • Written by from Mitchell

    I bought the keyboard because I wanted to have a wireless keyboard to control my computer that I have connected to my HD TV. The keybaord connects within a few seconds of me turning it on and it never loses its connection. I like that It goes into a sleep mode if I let it sit for a few minutes to save its battery, and it wakes back up when I start typing again. It also does very well on power, I got the keyboard 6 months ago and the battery is still going strong. I was very happy to see that it connects to my windows pc as well as my ipod touch.

    I would recomend this keyboard to anyone who is in the market for one.

    however I wouldnt recomend it for gaming because it has trouble transmitting when you hold multiple keys down, the problem goes away for the most part when you use it closer to the computer but that defeats the purpose of it being wireless.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Job

    • Written by from Columbus

    Though certainly not a desktop keyboard substitute, it's as goo as any laptop keyboard around. Great touch too!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    no number keyboard

    • Written by from Wentzville

    They sent this keyboard out with my 27" imac. It works great. But it has no number keypad. I use my computer at work, I have to have the numbers. They need to make this with a number keypad!!!!! Apple was great, I called and complained and they sent out a wired keyboard, it showed up two days later. Good job apple. I would send out a new keyboard too if someone bought a nearly $2000 computer too. I did use it for a few weeks and it used up the batteries.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Suggest picking up a skin for protection.

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    Buying a new one since the last one was done in by a simple non-sticky spill. Strongly suggest investing in an inexpensive cover to prolong it's life.

    30 of 35 people found this useful