• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Try, Maybe Next Gen Will Be Better If...

    • Written by from Austin

    As far as Apple products go this keyboard is not horrible, but the design is lacking. Simply put it has no number pad and the arrow keys are much too small. Perhaps the next generation one will be a "full" keyboard again, like previous versions. At the very least Apple should offer a "full" keyboard option.

    20 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    On/off flawed...drains my iPad

    • Written by from Rochester

    When actually using it is works really well. It's light and responsive. It's clear why they didn't include the number pad,so that doesn't really bother me at all. The big beef I have with it is that you cannot tell by looking at it that it is on or off and it is easy to accidental turn on if it's in your backpack. This then turns on the iPad and doesn't allow it to sleep- effectively draining the iPad as collateral damage. A simple moving switch (eg, iPod) would fix this.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very easy to use

    • Written by from Honolulu

    If you're not a MAC user, then this keyboard will feel awkward and ergonomically uncomfortable. I like the look and the weight, but for getting out a lot of emails or typing, it was too difficult to use - lots of typos.

    I found the Microsoft 6000 Bluetooth keyboard to be the best - lightweight, thin, and with the classic Microsoft keyboard layout and feel.

    6 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome at first - stopped working later

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I love the keyboard - it's fast to type on and looks nice. I've taken great care of it and I would rate it at least a 4 star if it hadn't stopped working so soon. I've only had it 6 months and now I can't type capital letters when holding the shift key. When I plug it into the mac (brand new mac book pro) the computer starts beeping like crazy as if a key on the keyboard was being held down - only none of the keys are pressed. Later I noticed other things like the mouse arrow would disappear when idle and graphics were glitchy with the keyboard plugged in. -I know it's not a computer issue because when I unplug the keyboard, everything is fine. Restarted the computer many times. Checked to make sure i'm up to date with all the software. It's the keyboard, for sure. And I've only used it for 6 months.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunate Positioning / Loss of Keys....

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    WHAT ON EARTH would possess the people over at apple to place the "fn" key right next to the control key / change the sizing / spacing of those hugely necessary keys? This think is unusable for someone coming from the wired aluminum keyboard apple makes. Every time I go for the control key I now hit the 'fn' key and have huge troubles finding the other three keys down there. On top of that for some reason the whole keyboard feels more cramped than the aluminum keyboard for some reason.

    Why not just make the larger keyboard with the full (and extremely useable) number pad available as a bluetooth keyboard? It is obviously easier to find keys on a number pad than the top row of keys. We all know how to dial a phone not type in a line on number keys...

    2 stars only because it's wireless

    Epic Fail apple!

    13 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    Got this with my iPad, which I love, but after couple days this keyboard becomes defunct. Whatever key I press, it continues endlessly.

    12 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is Ok but it eats batteries

    • Written by from St Albert

    The Bluetooth connectivity is fine, and the keyboard is OK to use. I love not having wires on my desktop but this keyboard can get through a pair of AA batteries in a few hours. I have installed the updates for the keyboard but they made no difference.

    I have tried Energizers and Costco alkalines but the battery consumption is still very very high.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but no numeric keypad

    • Written by from Plymouth

    useless if you need to key numbers or do any spreadsheet work.

    24 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too small to use

    • Written by from Spruce Pine

    I love all Apple products except this keyboard. Why save a very small amount of space by making a keyboard that's so difficult to use? The keys are compressed just enough that they are not in the spot your fingers are accustomed to, making it very difficult to type accurately. And, I have to add, that the small keyboard doesn't even look good with the larger monitors. Lose, lose.

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it looks cute but that's it

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    This keyboard definitely looks cute but it can be very unpredictable - especially on the bootcamp side. Plus some of the keys are useless on the bootcamp side.

    8 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, falls way short

    • Written by from New York

    There is ZERO navigational control with this. I bought this and the Ipad stand so that i could casually write emails and other light use on my couch with the Ipad on my coffee table. ($100 extra). There are so few shortcuts and so little thought put into the software design that it is virtually useless. You have to hit where you want to type and then type. Yes you can type with it...but it is a pain to lean forward and hit where you want to type and then put down the keyboard and navigate around. It is impossible to hold both at the same time obviously. Just give me a home button, and tab button with actual functionality and the ability to scroll through apps. PLEASE.

    67 of 112 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    tiny footprint

    • Written by from Middletown

    I love the keys on this keyboard. They have a perfect click and feel. But the keyboard feels cramped for everyday use.

    7 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing My Favorite Keys

    • Written by from Connersville

    I love the wireless part, but I need my page down, page up, and the ability to delete in both directions! It's really slowing my productivity!! Which I find stupefying!!.. Nonetheless, I'm ordering the full keyboard.
    I really dread the tether!

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What a dumb design!

    • Written by from Encinitas

    The keyboard is so small that it is unstable on the desk unless you type with a feather touch. It lacks the number pad and function keys which are located in the deleted part of the keyboard, and generally looks like a cheesy toy on the desk in front of my new iMAC. I can't wait to get a cabled, full function keyboard .

    12 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nah. I need the numeric keypad too.

    • Written by from Glenside

    Comfortable and fairly ergonomic. Responsive. Mettallic finish is nice. Keys are quiet. Battery life untested so far. I still can't help but feel that Apple is saving money however, as the overall impression is a bit chincey. The absence of a numeric keypad just doesn't cut it for most anyone using this keyboard for business; and sadly, Apple doesn't yet make a wireless version that has one.

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I just bought my 3rd wireless key board....this one didn't even work out of the box. The previous two lasted only about a year! I absolutely am a loyal Apple fan, but this is ridiculous. This one is going back to the store and unfortunately, I am going to have to go to a wired version. PLEASE Apple, make one that lasts longer and bring back the numeric keyboard!

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries corroded and were near impossible to get out

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    So I forgave the fact that it didn't include a numeric keypad. I also haven't been one of those users who had issues with the battery life. But I do have a serious issue with the fact that my keyboard stopped working on me tonight, and to my surprise, I opened it up to find my batteries corroded inside the tube and refused to come out. About an hour later I did eventually get them out, but not without a lot of trouble and elbow grease. These are the original Energizer Lithium batteries and I find it inexcusable that a user should have to endure this with stock batteries. Where's the QC these days!?

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design -BUT BE WARNED

    • Written by from Cape Coral

    If your job or input work requires any numeric work give this a miss. A wireless keyboard without a proper number pad is a complete nightmare. Why Apple don't offer a wireless full size keyboard I do not know.

    62 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a keyboard for writers

    • Written by from WELLS

    I absolutely love the look, size and sleekness of this keyboard...so I bought one. Sadly, I had to take it back the next day because it does not have a "forward delete" button, which anyone who writes at any volume needs. This only has a "backward delete" (or leftward) delete button. It takes two hands and a Command Fn combo to forward delete. Apple, please come to the aid of writers and editors and put in a single forward delete button.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Forgot to ask about keypad and power source

    • Written by from Ardsley

    I bought this with my new iMac from an Apple sales rep over the phone because I liked the idea of one less wire. Didn't realize until I unpacked the box that it did not have a numeric keypad. If I had thought to ask about that I'd have gone with the wired version in order to have the keypad. Also didn't think about the fact that it would need batteries, since it can't draw power through the USB port. Next time I'll know what to ask. Live and learn.

    6 of 10 people found this useful