• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small

    • Written by from Edmond

    The keyboard is small and uncomfortable

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I actually love this keyboard when it works. Right size to carry with my iPad for heavy notetaking etc.

    Unfortunately, it is kind of hit or miss whether it will be recognized by the iPad. There seems to be no way to correct this HUGE flaw. Like other Apple products, I just want it to work ... and it doesn't

    63 of 95 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    hate the keyboard

    • Written by from Yakima

    I hate this keyboard... I don't have big hands or anything, but the number of times my pinky hits the cap lock key instead of the A key really irritates me.... If the keyboard was like just 5% bigger I think it would work better.

    41 of 99 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not the best Apple keyboard: steep and flimsy keys, short battery life

    • Written by from Northfield

    took 3 stars off for 3 cons, gave 2 stars for 2 pros


    1. Taller than the Macbook keyboard (flat) and the Apple wired keyboard (slightly tilted). Noticeably harder to type and easier to develop sore wrists after minutes of use (compared to Apple's other keyboards).

    2. Battery died after 6 weeks of use (average 4 hours per day of typing). Previous logitech K250 lasted 3 months.

    3. Flimsy keys compared to Apple's wired keyboard. When I put my finger on the a key and move it sideways, the keys could hit the aluminum frame on all four sides. This did not happen on my unibody macbook's keyboard or Apple's 2010 wired keyboard.

    1. Updated key texture compared to Apple's 2008 keyboards. Now there's more friction on the keys!

    2. Easy connectivity on Mac and Ubuntu! Automatic and fast connection after each restart.

    Other Thoughts:

    I bought this keyboard for the iPad. As a computer science student, I have to constantly switch between Apple's wired, wireless, Macbook and dell's desktop keyboards.
    The other three keyboards all work perfectly for me, but the angles of the keys are just too steep on the wireless keyboard that my wrists starts hurting after a short time of use. This is even more bothersome than the many typos I make because my fingers keep hitting the aluminum frame in between the keys. Now I use it with a magazine tucked beneath to keep the keys flat.
    Also the keys give a high click instead of the usual firm click like Apple's other products. Overall, this is the first Apple product I bought that I felt was too much style over too little substance.

    Get the wired keyboard instead, for the right feel.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    loses connection

    • Written by from Parry Sound

    All the time, very annoying, going back to my wire keyboard

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you're happy with a laptop keyboard layout...

    • Written by from Dartford

    ...I'm not.

    Needs a number pad and the extra delete button that comes with it. I hate where they've put the left/right/up/down keys.

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing again

    • Written by from Whiting

    As with the Magic Mouse, beautiful in design but efficient tools are lacking.

    Number pad PUHLEASE !!!!

    Forcing a user to delete in a backward- caveman-style-only - PUHLEASE !!!

    After spending a significant amount of money in comparison to PCs because I am a Mac loyalist, I will now need to go backward - to a cable-connected keyboard and mouse, and spend more money so that I don't go BACKWARDs in efficiency - PUHLEASE !!! Apple, what's up with these deficiencies?

    But to speak to the beauty, and product feel, and design. Still loving it.

    27 of 70 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good while it lasted

    • Written by from Hendersonville

    I loved this keyboard . . . until it quit working. Yes, jackholes, I have changed the batteries.

    After about 2 years, the keyboard just quit. My bluetooth still recognizes it, but it won't communicate. For $70.00, I expect a keyboard to last longer than two years. I am now using a six-year-old Compaq-brand usb keyboard that cost way less than $70.00. I never thought I would be praising the quality of a Compaq product over Apple.

    17 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    a little more apple thinking desired

    • Written by from Fuchu

    It is a cool keyboard, but it would be really great if it had even cooler functions like, you can assign a key to wakeup a specific computer, or switch to control different computers. There may be software made by a third party, but it would be great if it came as default.

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek but missing functions I need

    • Written by from Bayside

    I was disappointed to find that the only wireless keyboard available for my new Mac is this tiny one. Sure it is pretty and sleek. But it has no numeric keypad. The keys are shallow and squished too close together. Also, there is an additional function key below the lefthand shift key. This has messed me up on most of my combo keystrokes that I used to be able to do without looking.

    I suppose I could get used to typing on this thing, as the keys are shallower and there is potential for faster data entry... but I ended up going back to my old wireless extended Apple keyboard (even tho it uses up batteries quickly).

    I can't help but think that this new smaller keyboard feels like Apple skimped on the options that are usually available on most other computer brand keyboards.

    Apple really needs to offer an extended wireless keyboard!

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't let the batteries die.

    • Written by from Pasadena

    If you let the batteries die completely it turns into a nice paperweight. I left for a weekend and forgot to turn off my keyboard, batteries died. I put brand new, out of box, batteries in there and it would not turn on at all. Some manufacturing problem, Apple would not fix mine. Looking around online and this is a fairly common problem people are having. Great product but this is a HUGE flaw. Disappointing that apple would release a product with this kind of flaw and not be willing to replace the ones that break.

    48 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing features

    • Written by from Fishers

    Attractive but very inadequate keyboard. The wireless part is great, but too many other important features are missing. This keyboard came with my new iMac (one month old). First and foremost, it definitely needs a numeric keypad. I still haven't gotten used to the flat keys - they just don't feel right. While I don't consider myself an accomplished typist, my work using the wireless keyboard certainly seems to have many more typing errors than what I was used to with my old eMac's keyboard.

    15 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I'd gotten the larger one

    • Written by from La Grange

    It's great to have a smaller keyboard on the desktop, but I wish I would have gotten the keyboard with the keypad -- especially since it costs less! As a business owner and designer, I used the keypad all the time for the shortcut keys. This small keyboard is just awkward for those functions.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is APPLE still using the same tacky bland buttons?

    • Written by from Omaha

    This keyboard is nice and small, but the buttons on it look tacky and cheap!
    Why couldn't they create a wireless keypad with silver metal buttons and throw in a numeric keypad with calculator button and volume control knob. I want to know when will Apple add usb ports to their wireless keypad, think of how cool it would be to hook up a flash drive to your keypad and send the info wirelessly to your computer.
    ANYWAYS THE KEYPAD IS TACKY AND ALMOST FEATURELESS, with the exception of the ON & OFF switch found on the side of the keypad.

    16 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    numeric key pad

    • Written by from Wesley Chapel

    I thought it would be great but I returned it sine I cannot use it without the numeric keypad. I impute a great deal of numbers and, without the side numeric keypad, it slows me down. Apple ..... you used to make it, what happened. I had to revert to my old 2007 keyboard ! PLEASE build it. Even the Apple store staff cannot figure out why you stopped and no, I do not want the wired one!


    38 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Noisy keys, imprecise action

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    The keyboard looks great, light weight, hardly longer than the ipad, but man are those keys louder than you think they are! I didn't notice when I first tried it out, or when I was home playing music while I worked....then I took it to a lecture with my ipad and by the end of the lecture I was using shorthand to reduce the number of noisy keystrokes. It is embarrassingly noisy in a quiet room along side macbook/Pro users. After typing for longer than a few minutes I really began to notice the wobbling of the keys that just isn't present in the laptop keyboards. I'm really disappointed.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Exchanged after 4 day

    • Written by from Kenosha

    Wireless looked really bad under my imac 27 inch. no extra usb ports. no key pad. just felt cheap. exchanged for the wired keyboard. which has the what the wireless lacks.... And i don't wanna keep buying more batteries or a charger.... wired keyboard is the way to go

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge learning curve

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    I'm extremely frustrated with the wireless keyboard. The learning curve is use for anyone who works with code, long documents, or even the web. There are no "Page Up", "Page Down", "Home", and "End" dedicated buttons. Home and End are taken care of with Command + an arrow key, but Page Up and Page Down are not replicated (as far as I can tell thus far). Command + Up or Down is supposed to be the shortcut, but those take your immediately to the very bottom or very top of whatever screen you have open. This is no help if you are working through anything that is longer than two screens. Volume and playback buttons are combined with function buttons and so far, no combination of FN, Control, Option, Command, or Shift has allowed me to change the volume on my Mac since I synced the wireless keyboard.

    Aesthetically, it is very nice, but the learning curve for anyone who does anything with longer documents is huge. There are shortcut pages on the web, but I haven't seen one specific to this keyboard yet. I can't believe I have to track down some sort of chart to use a keyboard.

    The rest of Apple's products are intuitively designed. This is not.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Battery Life

    • Written by from Bristol

    I'm not sure if I have a bad key board or what but seriously the battery life is the worst. The batteries that came with it lasted about 2 days. After that I started using rechargeable batteries because there was no way I was going to be spending that much money on batteries, those usually last about half a day. Buying a wire keyboard, this is bunk.

    20 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    • Written by from Berkeley

    While the keyboard is light and slim, it is certainly not much better than the touch screen. I hardly ever use it, and the area that the keyboard and iPad take up together uses as much space as a good sized laptop. Save a perfectly good $75!

    12 of 26 people found this useful