• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst keyboard ever made

    • Written by from Oakland

    The patented Apple reality distortion field is strong here, no other vendor would get away with selling this. This is hands down the least ergo friendly keyboard I've ever seen, even amongst traditional keyboard layouts. They seem to have managed to make all the downsides of a membrane keyboard more noticeable, and as such is very awkward to type on. Over all the build quality feels real flimsy.

    At this price point you are approaching the cost of a discount mechanical keyboards or high end membrane keyboards, and this keyboard is about the same quality as the $10 discount ones you find at grocery stores.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Aliso Viejo

    2nd keyboard and this one doesn't work consistently either.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but..

    • Written by from San Jose

    Everything about this keyboard is great, but, it's time to stop playing games Apple.
    It's time to step your game up with a SPACE GRAY, ILLUMINATED keyboard. Yes I know it would require more energy to operate. PUT A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY IN IT.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but not competitive

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    This is such an old design now compared to when it first came out. of course it still looks the business.

    I used one of these for about 3 years before changing to something else. I really liked it for the most part, but then during the last 6 months of use I found it turning itself on randomly. I'd be cycling down the street with the thing in my backpack and all of a sudden it would connect to my iPhone and start playing a podcast or something.

    The fact that it's so difficult to know whether the darn thing is On or OFF (no button for that) became infuriating. Then Logitech came out with one that had a 3-way switch to change connection between devices, and this ended up being a killer feature for me. I'm no on my second Logitech keyboard with that feature.

    I do miss the sleek-ness of the Apple wireless keyboard, and build quality was great (for me), but in the end, you pay a premium for the name, design and fewer modern-day features. Until they update it, I would never consider buying one again.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard.... but

    • Written by from Charlotte

    they just need to make this with black keys like on the laptops.

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally Impractical

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    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

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard

    • Written by from Red Lion

    It would be 5 stars if they offered a model with the extended number pad.

    As for the people complaining about the lack of page up / down buttons, using the fn key and the up / down arrow is the shortcut for that and for home and end keys, it's cmd + left / right.

    This keyboard is all around fantastic.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Apples worst product

    • Written by from Middletown

    The keyboard constantly disconnects from my Apple TV. Bringing the keyboard closer does help, but only enough to take the edge off the frustration.

  • 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! ;-)

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Austin

    Typing with this keyboard as we speak. I just may go back and get this Logitech keyboard that I saw that was about the same size but a lot cheaper. If end up liking it, this thing is going back. If you are use to typing on your laptop keyboard especially, this will take some adjusting. The keys aren't positioned as you would find on your keyboard. This is to be expected especially given the small form factor the wireless keyboard is.

    So far, I love that it's bluetooth and doesn't require a wireless dongle. Still the $70 for this is way over priced for this thing. But at least I know what typing on one of these things is like.

    Decent but that's just about it. Save your money and get something else.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Pasadena

    I really wish they would make a keyboard that's rechargeable with the same charger as the iPhone 5/6. Another thing I'd recommend is backlit keys like the laptops as well as the ability able to plug the keyboard directly into your phone to type faster emails. Other then that it's efficient having a keyboard that has the same layout as your MacBook.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh--not woot woot

    • Written by from Valdosta

    Someone else commented this keyboard is good, not great; and we want great. Agreed! Gets the job done, but tears through batteries and is not even backlit. Speaking of not even backlit: Come on, guys, and give this little keyboard some shine! Apple can do better, and my wallet concurs. Decent, not fab.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fairmont

    Most Amazing keyboard in the world!!!!!

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  • 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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The best looking worst keyboard you'll ever buy.

    • Written by from La Canada

    I am a writer and a programmer, so my keyboards see extensive use. I've spent a year with this keyboard, and here's what I have determined:

    // Pros:

    - It is very pretty.

    - If you're inspecting the keys at the QA stage of production and only pressing one key at a time, each key will feel crisp and neat.

    // Cons:

    - This keyboard literally falls apart under constant use. The keys rip off one-by-one as you type. I'd estimate the first key broke for me after some 10,000 words worth of typing. As each key came off, it has become clear the fasteners are simply too weak to handle any substantial use.

    - The keys have very little travel, which causes repetitive stress and pain after typing for long durations. Few things are more frustrating than being forced to stop working because your fingers hurt.

    - The design lacks any tactile signals of where your fingers are resting. Even after a year of typing, it is very common for my hand to land in the wrong spot, forcing me to rewrite half a sentence. This might sound like I'm splitting hairs, but if you really think about how often you use a mouse (for example) you start to see how much time is wasted typing gibberish.

    I know I'm writing this review is in vain. Apple designs their products to address fictional use cases invented in a laboratory and they expect their customers to adapt. This keyboard is a case study of why that process leads to sub-par products with an unbelievable price tag.

    If you actually type for a living, be aware that this keyboard is terrible.

    It's also the only integrated option.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard that could have been great.

    • Written by from Haarlem

    I really like the new wireless keyboard, which with it's switch to two batteries instead of three has gotten rid of a great nuisance. However it is starting to show its age, with a ejection button taking up space but rarely being used in today's day and age. The keys feel good but that is subjective and others may not a free with my assessment.

    Could Apple improve the keyboard? Well getting rid of ejection button would be a great start. However that wouldn't be my biggest gripes with this otherwise good keyboard.
    No by two biggest issues with this keyboard are the fact it still isn't backlit and doesn't offer a way of switching between devices. If you are like me and use the keyboard from your bed while trying to watch a movie or browsing the interwebs, in less than well lit conditions, this keyboard can be hard to use or even nearly impossible as you can not see what you are doing. Even behind my table trying to do some work requires me to have at least enough light so I can actually see what I'm typing. Alas I have not been gifted with the ability to touch type.
    My second gripe with this keyboard, is that with today's plethora of devices it would be nice if I could use my one keyboard for multiple devices. There are keyboards that already allow you to do this, one being the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard for Mac and iPad, the other being the Kanex MultiSync Keyboard. However after having tried both I can say that both lack the feel that the Apple Wireless Keyboard has. The materials are to be honest less than spectecular and feel flimsy compared to the Apple keyboards.
    A bluetooth switch would allow people like me who have a company computer and a home computer to share one keyboard for both. Or better yet use it for both the Mac and iPad.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the simplicity & small footprint detest the battery change drama

    • Written by from Coeur D Alene

    It worked great since I bought my iMac 10.10 last autumn, then it needed the dreaded battery change. Having installed new batteries the iMac will not recognize the bluetooth keyboard, and I can't even enter my password on startup. This entails an emergency trip today to the Apple Store 25 miles west to pay $49 for a numeric USB keyboard. Need I say more?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this piece!!!!

    • Written by from Bradenton

    I love this piece! I am a fashion designer and music producer DJ. This combined with the bluetooth trackpad make a killer difference in my home studio and pro studio. I hook up my MacBook Pro to a projector and in group sessions I can fly around the screen and edit designs and music projects so easily.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    • Written by from Trooper

    QUALITY- I'm genuinely shocked at the number of bad reviews for this. I'm on my second one now after wearing the first one out and when this one wears out, I'll probably get another one to replace. I'm at my computer 8-12 hours a day and can't even begin to guess at how many keystrokes per day go through this thing.

    DESIGN- The design is pure Apple and it's great. Minimalist and blends perfectly with the Macbook, trackpad, and display. Solid feel and the tactile response from the keys is nearly perfect for a chiclet keyboard. My only gripe is that the white keys are dirt magnets! If you are going back and forth between typing and working on things (electronics usually in my case) be prepared to clean the keys often! I use screen wipes and do it when I'm changing the batteries.

    BATTERY- Where I replace the trackpad batteries every couple of weeks, I can go 3-4 months with this keyboard before swapping out for a fresh pair. I don't travel with it and don't turn it off, just let it go to sleep on its own. I'm using Duracell rechargeable batteries (if it makes a difference). Can't say what others are using, but after reading so many battery corrosion issues, I had to do some Internet research. It's amazing that someone would drop $70 on a keyboard and then put cheap batteries in it!

    SETUP- Drop. Dead. Simple. Seriously, if you can't follow the 3 steps in the quick start guide and get this thing working then stop what you're doing and return any technology you have.

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