• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard Falls Short of the Mark

    • Written by from Chester

    This keyboard is great to the touch but falls way short for utility. Apple needs to design a wireless keyboard that incorporates a 10 key (calculator capability great addition) and a trackpad. With all of the gesture capabilities built in to Lion it's a waste not to have a trackpad. The keyboard can be deeper than the current providing room for wrist rest with trackpad in the middle probably.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Most disappointing Apple product

    • Written by from Park City

    Worked fine for about a year but burns through batteries and constantly disconnects when batteries are low without warning. Final insult was when batteries leaked and there is no way to remove them and clean it up. Had to discard keyboard. Went back to using the original extended wireless keyboard which is discontinued. Too bad, it is a much better product and has a numerical keypad. Looking at other reviews, it seems to be a common problem. Apple can and should do a better job with this product!

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Van Nuys

    I cannot do power typing on this keyboard AT ALL--I make numerous typos. So...I slide out my keyboard drawer, put a plug in keyboard that I had in the garage, and keep the wireless one in back of the keyboard. I love the look of the wireless keyboard, and what it's about, but can't use it!! I am very disappointed. Does anyone have an idea how to have a 'plug-in keyboard' that is totally compatible with Mac, and you can actually power type on it???

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bad space key

    • Written by from Garden City

    I have not use the keyboard hardly and now am starting EMR using my iPad- but the keyboard space key sticks down - still functions but during typing it is hard to know if it is working or not because it stays flat. I suspect that after typing for a few weeks or less this will not work at all. I can pull it up and it stays for a few letters but then sticks down again - a LEMON? Stored in original box until 2 days ago.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Ten, Types 3

    • Written by from Bloomington

    So this keyboard has a great look and feels like a laptop. This is not a good choice for doing a lot of typing as the keys are too close together and don't give enough feedback - either tactile or auditory - when you type. Useless for data entry. I thought Apple wanted to appeal to the business and scientific community. The separate aftermarket calculator has gotten only two stars.
    I made my own keyboard stand to put this keyboard in the proper angle and position to type with a wrist rest. Still not as good as some of the after market keyboards. Bluetooth can be buggy at times and depend on battery charge, USB less of a problem. If it came with an iMac, save it to use with your iPad, and buy an aftermarket wired keyboard if you do a lot of typing. I wouldn't buy it as a replacement keyboard.
    This is a case of form being subservient to function.

    37 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Going back to wired

    • Written by from NEWPORT

    Very frustrated with the wireless keyboard and the separate numeric keyboard. Goes through batteries quickly, loses connection often and hard to get paired again. I also have the track pad and love it. For some reason, it has no problems, but constantly having problems with the keyboards. Also, it takes 10-15 seconds after striking the first key before the computer recognizes the keyboard. I like the feel and idea of bluetooth, but not worth the constant frustration.

    33 of 44 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

    Full keyboard please

    • Written by from Bellevue

    Apple Keyboard is amazing but I'm giving only 2 stars because if has sacrificed factor over form. Please give us a full wireless keyboard. I hate the "fn" in the corner. No Home , No End or delete key. And the no Number pad come on...

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the number pad?

    • Written by from New Paris

    This keyboard came with my Imac but I don't use it. If it had a number pad it would be very useful. The Apple wired keyboard with a number pad and 2 USB ports is more useful than this sawed off keyboard.

    44 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    1.5 star

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Rounded up to a two, but really APPLE is not using hardly any of its design skills on this one. AA Batteries, really? They couldn't figure out how to make it chargeable? because I'm pretty sure they have the chargeable-small-device thing figured out.
    also, the thing starts warning me that batteries are low when they're still almost half charged. So now it's been warning me regularly for the last month and a half, it's pretty annoying. And there should be a keyboard lock built into it so it does not turn your laptop on when you accidentally hit a key (or which happens easily in your backpack.) Aside from being super-irritating I think this drains the keyboard batteries.To get around this you need to always remember to turn your bluetooth off on your computer when not using the keyboard, and/or take the batteries out of the keyboard. lame!
    BTW the keyboard itself works fine to type on, but if that's all I needed I would buy a corded one and save some $

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nearly Useless. This Was a Terrible Buy.

    • Written by from Chicago

    When it actually works, it's great, but the connection drops every few minutes, and has since I purchased it a couple of weeks ago. I'll spend ten or fifteen seconds at a time waiting for the keyboard to reconnect so I can retype my sentences. Worse are the stuck kkkkkkkkkeys, but this morning, that stuck key was "delete," which was... utterly infuriating. So, here I am. The batteries are brand new; the keyboard is 18" or so from the computer; the keyboard is paired and is a "favorite;" the only other BT device is my flawlessly working Magic Trackpad; I have the latest firmware on an iMac running 10.6.8. It's brand new. Yet, I can't work with this thing without a constant stream of interruptions. I hate this keyboard, and would be remiss not to say so here.

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Negative of My New iMac

    • Written by from Plano

    I purchased a new iMac recently, converting from the PC world and love it. The only drawback to it is the size of the keyboard. It does look cool and I like how slim and light weight it is, but for me and I would guess the average size adult, it is too small which makes it difficult to type and very uncomfortable. It would be a huge upgrade if the made it just a could of inches wider.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to have more improvements

    • Written by from San Jose

    It would be nice if the keys color is black and the keys should be the same type of those keys on macbook pro. The white keys are sticky sometimes and the material are not the same like the ones on macbook pro. It should also have back-light for working at night. Need to have more improvements on this product. Those are the reasons I only give 2 stars. It is far away from being an ideal keyboard I would say. Hope Apple engineers can make changes to this keyboard.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard...until it inexplicably died

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I didn't use it that much and it worked great for a while but this morning, it inexplicably died. I've had it for less than a year.

    I'll be buying a cheaper bluetooth keyboard if this is what the reliability will be.

    33 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth the price - very buggy

    • Written by from Brookline

    After just over a year, the shift key stopped to work for the top and bottom rows of letters. It only worked on the middles row (A-L, etc.)

    Then the keyboard would change the screen brightness on its own. When I turned it off, there was no problem with the brightness being adjusted.

    The form is quite nice, especially the smaller footprint. I bought it to save a USB port. I put my laptop on a platform, 10" above my desk and use the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to have the monitor at the right hight while working at the desk.

    I will not buy a new one unless Apple offers apple care.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Give us full keyboard version

    • Written by from MIDDLEBURY

    I am rating this only 2 stars because in reality I'd like Apple to bring back (as an option) a full wireless keyboard. I don't like to use Fn for function keys, be restricted to the left side only for "control" and the cramped "notebook" style keyboard makes little sense to some people (like me) that wish to connect a REAL keyboard to our notebooks.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No numeric pad

    • Written by from LONGMONT

    Working in InDesign, I need the numeric pad to make keyboard shortcuts. No numeric pad=no short cuts. That means slower work with this keyboard. I do like the light, wireless, clean(!!) design. No crumbs are stuck down inside my keyboard. Loving it. But working slow. . .

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working after 1 year of use

    • Written by

    This keyboard came standard with my iMac that I purchased in October of 2010. Up until about 3 months ago I thought it worked well despite the fact that the caps lock key would stick randomly (I didn't even need to use it for it "lock" itself) and the caps lock light would turn on or off on it's own and didn't necessarily reflect the use of the key. It's a small keyboard but I have small hands so I got used to it and I'm sure the the cost of the AA batteries it drains has more than paid for the keyboard. NOW the thing has decided to start disconnecting at it's leisure, generally after locking a key I'm using and typing that letter or # about 1000 times. This will happen once or twice during use or even as often as 14 times (yes, I counted), at which point I gave up and walked away. It does this with new batteries and old. My wireless mouse was also randomly disconnecting so now I'm using an old wired mouse but I'm still trying to stick it out with this keyboard. It's disconnected once while typing this review. If you have this keyboard b/c it came with a purchase, great. Use it while you can. If you're looking to buy it as an accessory I wouldn't recommend it.

    18 of 23 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

    No numbers and low range

    • Written by from FORT PIERCE

    Why don't they put the numeric pad into the wireless one???

    The main problem is still the connectivity though: just 2-3 feet away and it looses the connection and takes forever to reconnect.

    First apple product of which I'm disappointed.

    20 of 29 people found this useful