• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wittle Apple KeyBode.....

    • Written by from Meriden

    Aww.... such a kewt keybode..... goochy goochy goo.....

    Basically, they took the keyboard from a laptop, and made it a wireless keyboard for a desktop. The only reason being so that you could keep one of your USB slots available. I've read a couple of reviews stating that it goes through batteries like water - which means you have to turn it OFF when you're done ("Sorry honey, I was turning off the computer, and the keyboard, and the mouse").

    Be aware this keyboard comes with no HOME or END or forward DELETE button, and that the number keys are gone. Very annoying if you're used to those features.

    The wireless mouse is nice - although, mine has lost connection a few times and is disconcerting when it happens ("Honey? The computer's frozen!")

    I got these when I purchased the iMac, but you have to remember the iMac was designed for "small footprint" and "portability". SO if you plan on being portable with your computer, then these are great (just remember to turn them off). If your computer is going to sit on a desk, and not use many USB ports (and you don't want to be bothered changing batteries every couple of months) stick with what makes you comfy.

    28 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Opinion after 65 years of professional typing!

    • Written by from Tucson

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard that came with my 27" iMac last March is slowly ruining my typing skills. Yes, it looks great, works great, feels great, but the keys are too close together and the home markers, i.e. on the "f" and "j" keys, that guide your hands to the correct position on the keys can hardly be felt. After 65 years of typing I find it most difficult to keep my fingers in the right place on the keyboard. I do not look at the keyboard when typing but this keyboard is just a little bit too small. I have tried for almost a year to adjust to it to no avail. I never had any problem with the traditional keyboards that I used all my life. There definitely is a problem using the Apple Wireless Keyboard, at least for a person who has been using the traditional keyboard all their life. Sorry, but I am forced to look for a different keyboard.

    67 of 75 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the Wired Keyboard

    • Written by from Winkler

    Apple's keyboards (both desktop and notebook) are the best keyboards in the world. But I believe the Wireless Keyboard is the worst of the bunch. Although great portability for an iPad and super light, the keyboard feels cheap, doesn't offer the numeric keypad and the keys are almost TOO bouncy. Oh, and its quite expensive.

    My preference still is the Apple Wired Keyboard, regardless of its lack of portability. It feels sturdy, the keys are perfect and the angle of typing is much easier on my wrists.

    Otherwise, the Wireless keyboard is super stylish, small, light and looks impeccable on a desktop.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    no warning when batteries die

    • Written by from irvine

    the best looking keyboard on the market. but, time and time again - i get a "battery low" warning about 1 minute or less before the thing decides to shut down. useless! no time to charge up another set before it dies. that in itself is horrible usability. it's been out for awhile, and still no improvements in the software that manages it.

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but I wish it indicates when its on and connected

    • Written by from Moscow

    Really cool design, but there is no clear indication if it is on or off and if it is connected or not.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Yes I bought my Apple Wireless Keyboard around two months ago, and i really like it for being a bluetooth board. The only down fall to this board is the fact that it does not come with the numeric key pad like a regular full size board. So i am force to give it a three stars since Apple only put half the effort into creating what would be a great wireless board.

    30 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from Salem

    Having a keyboard for the ipad is nice. But this one has a really bad angle. Why did they think they needed that? Anyway, I found a solution. You just put a magazine under the lip so it stays flat. The magazine also gives your wrists a place to rest. But the reviews are right. The keys are too far apart, the angle is wrong and it hurts to type. They did not do quality control on this. On the pro side, it is very small and lightweight so it is good for travel which is why I bought it and it is a fair price for a bluetooth keyboard. I am on thei ipad now and there is no way I could have typed all of this without a keyboard.... also the delete key is too far over but I am sure I will get used to it after hitting the plus sign a number of times.... so in summary, with the magazine it works. Without the magazine, it is a joke....

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard...when it works!

    • Written by from MCKINNEY

    I truly love this keyboard, when it works! I frequently have to re-pair and tonight, it pairs partially, meaning, it sees it, but then cannot connect. Painful! The caps light has always worked haphazardly. I have had this system for about a year now. Looks like I will be at Apple, yet again, getting another keyboard... :(

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Forward Delete Key!!!

    • Written by from RIDGEFIELD

    Come-on guys. Can't believe you made this without a forward delete key...just like my MacBook which is completely aggravating. PC converts will be convinced they bought a defective keyboard - and they did!
    DM

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, when it works....

    • Written by

    I've had this about 8 months, and the batteries die every 2 or 3. Occasionally, it will say "23%" or something similar, but they it still won't work. Caps lock key sometimes doesn't light up.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros and Cons

    • Written by from la crosse

    Pros- it is very protable and light.
    Cons- it doesnt have a number pad so i dont really like that, it takes some getting used to, and it does have display settings on it wich is great.
    It doesnt have the number panel, my mom doesnt like that and complains everytime she uses it and that gets really annoying so im thinking about buying a wired keyboard.
    The battery life is very good i bought it about 2 weeks ago and it came with batteries and its about 50% gone and hasnt used much.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    I was really looking forward to the wireless keyboard and mouse. I love the look and the feel of both, but I am very disappointed with the lack of the numeric pad and delete forward key.

    I can type fast on this keyboard, and I do love the wireless capability.....BUT....I think Apple really needs to rethink the missing numeric pad!

    35 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good addition for an ipad business oriented

    • Written by from Charlotte

    this tools is a plus if you are using the ipad as a substitute for your pc or mac during your travels..
    there are few things that is lacking though..
    1) numeric pad
    2) regular function like page up-down and ctrl+c / crtl+v .
    other than that is great. you can type quickly and precisely.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    KEYPAD PLEASE!!!

    • Written by from Chestertown

    Ok - I have to say I love love love this keyboard. It is great. But after using it for a couple days, I realize how much I actually use the numeric pad and the "delete forward" button. And I miss them. I really, really miss them. I'm not sure if it's too big a price to pay for the wirelessness - I just wish there was an option for a wireless extended keyboard. I would be ALL OVER THAT.

    As it is, I suppose I'm going to mend my ways, because this little keyboard is otherwise compact, beautiful, and feels good under the fingers.

    3 stars for making me sad about no number pad.

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs numeric keypad

    • Written by from Chesapeake

    Great keypad but needs to be full size like the tethered Numeric Keypad.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to have a numeric pad etc.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I like the type-ability of this keyboard but it doesn't have a numeric pad like the USB-wired one does. This is really dumb. i use my keyboard for business and filmic needs and have to have a numeric keypad. I ended up going back to my old wireless one.

    Can't understand why there is no full sized wireless keyboard.

    49 of 68 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works, impossible to fix!

    • Written by from Baldwin

    I got this with my iMac so I could keep my keyboard in my lap when I wanted. Worked great for 2 years, and probably would have lived much longer. Because of the closed body design, when I got a few drops of water on the keys, I couldn't get it to dry properly. The 7 key stopped working even after a month of drying and the Q key stopped working later. Can't open it up to wipe the inside, which would probably save this $70 keyboard.

    Switched to a "spill-proof" Microsoft keyboard instead...

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Mayer

    This keyboard came with the my second iMac purchase 12/2009. I have a key that is popping out. I have just ordered another but the non wireless that has the number key pad that I missed. The last iMac was wireless with a number pad and was made with quality. When they have a good product they seem to find a way to change it to cut weight and cost.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you're cramped for space

    • Written by from Portland

    This keyboard is sleek and responsive. The wireless feature is nice. But I have a new 27" iMac and it is hard to work on a keyboard the size of your laptop keyboard when you are used to a full size one. Keys are too close together. I'm not a big person, but I feel like I'm playing with a kids toy on it. I've had Macs for years and I was a bit disappointed with this tiny thing.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    apple wireless keyboard with IPAD - good but scroll doesn't work etc

    • Written by from Adelaide

    The apple wireless keyboard is fantastic to type on etc & very responsive , but apple need to do an update on the ipad so that the scroll buttons can work in safari & also updates to enable ctrl s to work when sending emails or esc to close a webpage etc. fix this & it will be perfect

    10 of 15 people found this useful