• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't purchase this one

    • Written by from Lake Oswego

    I've had this Keyboard for maybe 6 months, and 4 of the keys have fallen off. I transport the keyboard from work to my office and back, but I feel like it should stand up to that. Once they fall off, there is no easy way to pop them back on, so the keyboard is basically useless, and I ordered a replacement today from a different company. Also, this keyboard would often repeat keys when waking up, even though the key was only pressed once. Disappointed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally Impractical

    • Written by

    I recently started a job for a company that uses imac's with these included keyboards. I'm learning quickly that this keyboard, which is the same size and form factor to that of a built in keyboard on a laptop, is extremely impractical for full time use as a dedicated desktop keyboard. Along with the added bulk of the battery compartment, this keyboard doesn't even seem to be fit for portable use - so rule that out as well.

    There's really no substitute for a real desktop keyboard for dedicated desktop use; with full size responsive keys (not chiclets), numeric keypad, and usb connection (granted thats not what this keyboard is, it's still a poor substitute since that is its intended use).

    The one star I did give it is because this still serves as a "decorative" piece when not in use :-P

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery compartment design is based on fantasy, not reality

    • Written by from San Carlos

    The design of the battery compartment of this device is a piece of wishful thinking. The space between the batteries and the compartment wall is so narrow that the tiniest bit of swelling or corrosion will cause the inner battery to become permanently stuck. Worse: accessing the compartment from the other side requires removing a phillips fastener made of inferior metal which strips instantly. So I am now the owner of an expensive lump of useless metal. (I should point out, too, that these were name-brand Energizer batteries, not cheap knock-offs.)

    Earth to Apple: Real batteries can swell up slightly and/or leak if they get too hot. Next time, please design your products with that fact in mind.

    P.S. I think it's quite funny that you can't use the five-letter word for a helical phillips-head fastener in this forum. Fastener you, Apple! ;-)

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product. But at this price we expect great Product. Looks great though

    • Written by from Pune

    Good keyboard. Not bad at all. But at a price of 69$, we expect a great product. E.g. it is not backlit, No numeric keypad. Moreover at the time of reboot, if you hold Option key, it does not give options of startup disk. If you blame bluetooth for this, who stopped Apple from using wifi? A $10 logitech wifi keyboard does that. At this price we can't have such a loosely functional keyboard. Looks great though.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Having hard time with batteries contacts

    • Written by from MANHATTAN

    After my first battery replacement I found that my keyboard wont turn on anymore. After a couple of battery changes I have also experienced keyboard hangs (where it, for example, has that heart-beating light, like if the batteries were empty when they're fully-charged new batteries).
    I have tried the famous aluminium paper trick to see if my batteries made contact with not much luck. Now I have taken the plastic cover out of the batteries side and each time I change them I have to manually touch (press, hit, or whatever other thing you could think of) the contact and electronic board until it turns on.
    I have a 2nd keyboard which the very same issue, unacceptable from Apple.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd one lost due to batteries

    • Written by from Newhall

    I should have trusted the reviews. I have now lost 2 apple wireless keyboards in the past 3 years due to battery corrosion. I guess I got fooled twice with this defective product.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quit pairing after 3 months.

    • Written by from Glenside

    Barely used this keyboard and after 3 months it stopped pairing. I tried everything. Basically i rented it for $23 a month.

    15 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life!

    • Written by from Riverview

    I have this keyboard and the bluetooth mouse. Out of everyone I have ever used for any system these are by far the worst. I have to replace the batteries in both weekly and I'm only on my Mac twice a week for a few minutes. Going to try to return them.

    17 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless piece of junk.

    • Written by from Port Washington

    Just wanna say, i am very disappointed in the iMac wireless keyboard. I have had it barely two years, yesterday the delete key, zero, and space bar stopped working, after having a friend who works at Apple check it out for me, he said it seems to have just shorted out. There is no damage to the keyboard what so ever, it's never been dropped or had anything spilled on it, yet it just stopped working. $70 to replace it. I have a Dell from 8 years ago where the original keyboard still works just fine.. Makes me almost regret switching to a Mac. They make a pretty product, but it is expensive and not meant to last. I basically only use this computer for editing photos..it's not like i am typing away all day long on it. Should a $70 keyboard be breaking like this in only two years? I will admit, i enjoy other features of the iMac, like it basically being wireless, but to me this keyboard seems poorly made, with only a 1 year warranty. So if you are out of warranty you are out of luck, and must buy a new one, because the computer is worthless without a functioning keyboard.

    17 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BATTERIES & THE APPLE WIRELESS KEYBOARD

    • Written by from Paducah

    This keyboard is a high risk purchase. I just spent over an hour trying to remove the two AA batteries required to power up the unit. They were jammed in the chamber. Unfortunately, mine won't power up now, after having to force the old batteries. I wasn't able to safely get them out without apparently damaging something. It's frustrating that the chamber was made with such little room to spare. Clearly others have had this issue, as noted in discussion threads on how to fix this issue. Side note: I used duracell pro cell. I highly doubt the battery is to blame...

    13 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It should have a Number pad

    • Written by from Sparks

    The lack of a number pad on this keyboard extremely limits it's use for games. Small simple games can still be played with no problem, but many games want you to have a number pad. Also in an office setting a number pad is very useful when trying to use your computer's calculator app.
    It also eats up batteries very quickly and gives poor battery read out levels to your computer, all around I'd recommend a wired keyboard with a number pad. They are better in every way and should be cheaper too.
    I really recommend not getting this keyboard.

    In short I wish my computer came with a wired keyboard with a blasted number pad.

    12 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop pairing

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    My keyboard suddenly stop pairing with my IMac. This is my second Apple Wireless, the first one also stop pairing. Apple makes great products but the Intelligent mouse and wireless keyboard are lousy to say the least. What a contradiction!!!!

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard useless

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Just got brand new mac at work 2 weeks ago. Wireless keyboard useless. Keeps loosing signal. When the signal drops the last key stroke is repeated until signal returns. Poor software coding can only cause this. Very bad when signal drops whilst pressing the back space key. You loose all your work. Funny really cos 3 other users not had a problem yet. Anyway need to change to one with numpad so will buy one with usb cable. New apple mouse will have to go also. Will get a wheel mouse. If I cannot get a true British English keyboard layout to work with correct @ key position I will be asking my director to swap it for the windows 7 cad PC. Still using my win Xp pro machine that still does what I want it to. Most important part of a PC is the mouse and keyboard.

    13 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    corrosion

    • Written by from Hannover

    as many others I have the same problem that after a short period of storage, the batteries corroded and making it impossible to open or repair. Apparently there are no replacements from apple! This seams to be a serious issue and one should consider this before buying a keyboard and possibly risking 69 dollars.

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUST PLAIN USELESS

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    A lot of users have hit the nail right on the head with this one. Looks sleek, modern etc. BUT...many issues getting this keyboard to work. Batteries, pairing issues top the list. What a shame!!!! The only thing equally as bad is the mouse and track pad. Truly a trifecta of trash from Apple.

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries corrode in the wireless keyboard ....can't open to replace

    • Written by from frankfort

    Second day of school.....8 o'clock at night..... And a paper needs to be written. No such luck !! The batteries in the wireless keyboard have apparently corroded inside the keyboard so badly that I can not open the battery door !! Funny.... I used the keyboard all day without a problem and without the computer giving me any notices that the batteries were low. Tried and tried to get the battery door open ......IMPOSSIBLE! Even got metal shaving slivers in my hand because the metal is so soft where the battery door opens.

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unuseable. Once it un-pairs, you're done.

    • Written by from Boulder

    When it unpairs itself, there is absolutely nothing you can do to get it to re-pair. I've tried at least 30 different things listed in the Apple forums and nothing works. It used to work, now it's just a large paperweight.

    16 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pairing Issues

    • Written by from Baden

    While the keyboard itself is very nice, lightweight, sleek, and overall an excellent design, it does not connect to devices very well. If your keyboard drops the signal you are in for one heck of a nightmare to get it to reconnect to anything at all. I have read tons of forums to try and fix the problem but nothing seems to work. I have had it for not even a day and I have spent the last 3 hours trying to get it to reconnect to no avail. It is very frustrating, and overall very unhelpful when there is no direction in the instruction manual to resolve these issues

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the materials its made from

    • Written by from Leduc

    This is the single worst keyboard i have ever owned, and i have own something out of the 80's with half the keys missing. It is an absolute nightmare to try and pair it with anything. Macbook says "Couldn't connect to device", iPhone doesn't even see it. got it to connect on my android tablet but it disconnected itself 5 seconds later. i really can't tell how it feels to type on it because it wouldn't pair with anything to save its life. I think I'm going to melt it down and make some sort of modern art piece.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 keyboards-batteries corroded inside, can't even open battery door on one

    • Written by from New Orleans

    There must be a design problem here - never had a device that corrodes batteries to this severity when not used. Will see if duracell pays to replace it, but it seems to be a design problem since it has happened to every apple blue tooth keyboard I have owned. So while it is a great functional design and pleasant to type on, having to remove your batteries after each use makes the design kind of flawed. One can find this issue in multiple threads of apple support forums.

    26 of 48 people found this useful