• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Two issues

    • Written by from San Jose

    Apple Wireless Keyboard has a very nice, refined, minimalistic design. It looks great in front of your Mac. It's also practical and easy to type.

    But there are two problems.

    Problem 1: It runs out of batteries quickly. I use this keyboard everyday at work. Before I leave, I turn it off to save batteries. But two AA batteries only last 1-2 months.

    Problem 2: It sometimes doesn't find the connection to my computer. When that happens, I turn it off and back on and move it around on my desk but I never know what I'm doing that makes or doesn't make it work.

    55 of 58 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Oakland

    The button that holds the batteries for the keyboard in place easily works it's way loose and there does not seem to be a replacement part, instead it looks as if I have to buy an entirely new keyboard.

    Plus, does not come with a travel case for protection

    40 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mind of its own!

    • Written by from Riverdale

    I purchased this wireless keyboard to replace the dock-type keyboard I had been using with my iPad. I like the wireless keyboard, but am now experiencing the most irritating quirk. I'll be typing and the keyboard will stop reponding and the iPad built-in keyboard will pop up on screen. I have to sit and wait and then the built-in kepboard will go away and the wireless keyboard will work again. In fact, just in the time I've been typing this review, this has happened 5 times! In addition to this probem, sometimes the keyboard will just take off on its own (6 times now, in case you're counting), sometimes the keyboard will just get a mind of its own and keep typing the last letter I hit and it will run with it and the only way to stop it is to rub my hands over the entire keyboard and hit as many keys as I can. Then I have to use the delete key to erase all the 'eeeeeeeeeeeeeee's" or whatever key (7 times now) whatever key happens to go wild. I need the keyboard and like the touch. It could be a (8 times now), It could be a good product, (9 times now), but it is nearly not usable with this flaw. Wish I knew why it is doing what it is doing. Maybe I should just return the product. That's too much money to spend and then not have something reliable.

    81 of 86 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Leaks

    • Written by from SAINT PETERSBURG

    Not only did the battery leak, it froze the cap shut so I had to throw away the whole keyboard. That is not being environmentally friendly!

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice KB but watch out for battery leaks

    • Written by from Granite Bay

    I have multiple keyboards and only use this one sparingly. The problem is the battery compartment. If you leave unused batteries in there too long, they leak and are effectively cemented inside. You cannot remove them without damaging the keyboard beyond repair. So buy the keyboard if you intend to use it often and replace weak batteries at once. Otherwise, beware.

    104 of 129 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Double Edge Rating

    • Written by from Lake Charles

    The keys are buttery smooth. Wireless pairing is effortless. The appearance is simple and attractive. It is light weight and strong. BUT...

    The battery cap is garbage, it was difficult to thread it correctly. If I leave the batteries in there and don't use it for a week, the batteries leak acid in the compartment and deposit an unpleasant cement-like substance. At last, the poor keyboard could not stand batteries left in it and cemented the dead batteries in the compartment, sealed the battery case shut so that I could not remove them. I even bent a quarter trying to pry it open with a coin and pliers. I ain't buying this again. Like the great GWB said "Huh huh, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

    55 of 78 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was full sized

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I would love to say I love this keyboard, but I can't. I generally make a lot of use of both the numeric keypad and the arrow keys. This keyboard has no numeric keypad and the directional arrows are very truncated. I wish Apple would offer a full size wireless keyboard as an alternative. Heck, even allow it to have additional battery capacity due to it's longer length, and I think they would have a winner.

    I understand the compact size works well for many. All I am saying is that choice is good, and I wish there was a choice of full size for those who need it and would still like wireless.

    56 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool keyboard, loses connection too easily

    • Written by from New York

    The design, size, the feel of each key press is very good. One major problem that forced me to go back to the wired keyboard was that it would lose connection and then reconnect after a few seconds, at least a few times a day, and it was too much distraction.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved my wireless keyboard until it started double-typing randomly

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought a wireless keyboard for my iPad2 because I wanted to journal and type without using the virtual keyboard. Unfortunately, a few weeks into using the keyboard, I have noticed that the keyboard will randomly start to double-type words when I use it. I have gotten so frustrated with it that, having changed batteries, re-paired it with the iPad, and found no solution, I no longer use this. It is now just another expensive piece of technology sitting around at home. I am disappointed with this purchase. Hopefully it will work better when I pair it with the Mac Mini that I plan to buy next year.

    68 of 87 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by from Woodstock

    I keep typing in the wrong place.
    Hands feel cramped.
    No stand-alone forward delete key.
    No set-up required. Worked right out of the box in typical Mac style.
    Great size without the numeric extension.

    This will be great for traveling with my laptop but I am going to order a standard keyboard for home use.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    lousy battery life, picky about batteries

    • Written by from Broadview Heights

    The battery compartment holder is stupid, but my keyboard will not work with nickel zinc rechargeables, which have a 1.6 volt output. Also, being a bluetooth device, this thing is a battery hog. My Logitech keyboard runs for months and months on batteries. Other than missing a numeric pad, however, it is a pretty nice unit.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality item, effective, functional. - Much Style.

    • Written by from Kingwood

    IThe keyboard is functional and aesthetically pleasing; however, I find that I prefer the wired, extended version of the keyboard.

    The unit is well engineered.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not enough features

    • Written by

    it is a cool keyboard but there is nothing astounding other than it is small. i have a razer black widow (if you mac lovers even know what that is) which is WAY better with awesome dedicated macro key than this, but is 4 times the size and 10 times the weight

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Before iPad I was happy

    • Written by from Metepec

    Generally speaking the keyboard accomplishes it mission of providing a more overall agile typing. However I am somewhat unsatisfied since you cannot "map" any key to the Home button. Since you very often use this button in real life operation, not having the ability to map it on the wireless keyboard requires you to constantly touch this button on the iPad, this combined with the Magic cover makes quite hard because in order to press this button you must usually hold the iPad so it does not turn over (if standing in the steep position).

    Another issue is that the directional arrows do not move the cursor while using the keyboard in an app like Numbers which again somewhat beats the purpose and agility of the keboard because once again you should touch the screen to change the cell you are currently working/editing.
    I think that if apple could provide a way to map these keys or even a key combo to achieve such a tasks the keyboard would still be great...

    56 of 60 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer wired over wiresless

    • Written by from Milton

    I have both the combination keyboard dock and the wireless. I much prefer the keyboard dock combo. The wireless keyboard has to be synced each time you turn off wi fi.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    MC184LL/B Special Keys DO NOT WORK ON iPad 2!

    • Written by from Oshawa

    First let me say that this keyboard is fantastic, very lightweight and portable! The only problem is that on the MC184LL/B (The Lion Model) the Brightness, Volume, and iPod Keys do not work! Therefore this product does not work as advertised and I can't give it a full rating at this time. Hopefully in iOS 5 this problem will be fixed then I will be able to re-rate it.

    56 of 65 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice feel, but too many missing keys

    • Written by from Spicewood

    The touch of the keys is really nice. Battery life is great. Only complaint is too many missing keys. I really want a wireless keyboard that has the number pad as well as insert, home, end, pgup, pgdown. Those keys are really missed when I remotely connect to a windows box.

    57 of 67 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the !@$@#%#$^&!! number pad????

    • Written by

    I really can't use this at work, since it has no number pad like the old keyboard. Also feels a bit cramped, and I keep hitting the caps lock button. Other than that, I guess it is a pretty darn good bit o keyboard.

    48 of 72 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard, no backlit keys

    • Written by from Monroe

    - Sleek, slim, elegant design
    - Small desk footprint
    - Wireless
    - Great to type on
    - Weighty feel, not too light
    - High quality parts and construction
    - Alt function = media buttons, eject button
    - NO BACKLIT (Cant see when using for movie/music playback with little to no light situations)
    - No USB inputs
    - No ability to use keyboard during BIOS/Boot screen, mostly contribution to limitation of bluetooth and overall nature of boot sequence.
    - NO PC drivers or support
    Main gripes: Not backlit, no PC driver support, lack of functioning until OS boots.

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from Cayce

    I was dissapointed with the keboard for not having the extra numbers on the key pad which is great for entering in numbered information. I love it with my iPad for typing but went back to the extended keyboard for my Mac Pro

    27 of 36 people found this useful