• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere

    • Written by from Saddle Brook

    After all these years, Apple still can't figure out how to make their wireless product, you know... WORK.

    i've had this keyboard for over a year, and it's a constant headache to work with it. First, the battery use. While most keyboards I've used only need batteries changed about once every 6-12 months, this one needs batteries changed nearly once a month.

    Second is the performance issue. It has issues connecting to a computer it's paired to. It might just lose connection to the computer, without any apparent reason (note - this is not happening with any other keyboard we've tried). If you want to pair it with another computer - it's pain in the neck to make it go into pairing mode. There is no clear way to put it into the pairing mode - you merely turn it on, and it goes into pairing mode if it's not paired with anything, automatically. The problem is if it is paired - good luck making it go into the pairing mode to pair it with another device.

    At this point I have switched to the regular USB keyboard, as this keyboard is just causing too many issues.

    38 of 75 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    need a backlit full sized keyboard.

    • Written by from Austin

    I have the iMac 27.
    Amazing computer...but for a keyboard, I use the Logitech G19 Gaming keyboard.
    It has backlit keys, programmable macros, and a full sized keyboard.

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard works great for my iPad2.

    16 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Noisy keys, imprecise action

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    The keyboard looks great, light weight, hardly longer than the ipad, but man are those keys louder than you think they are! I didn't notice when I first tried it out, or when I was home playing music while I worked....then I took it to a lecture with my ipad and by the end of the lecture I was using shorthand to reduce the number of noisy keystrokes. It is embarrassingly noisy in a quiet room along side macbook/Pro users. After typing for longer than a few minutes I really began to notice the wobbling of the keys that just isn't present in the laptop keyboards. I'm really disappointed.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I just bought my 3rd wireless key board....this one didn't even work out of the box. The previous two lasted only about a year! I absolutely am a loyal Apple fan, but this is ridiculous. This one is going back to the store and unfortunately, I am going to have to go to a wired version. PLEASE Apple, make one that lasts longer and bring back the numeric keyboard!

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a keyboard for writers

    • Written by from WELLS

    I absolutely love the look, size and sleekness of this keyboard...so I bought one. Sadly, I had to take it back the next day because it does not have a "forward delete" button, which anyone who writes at any volume needs. This only has a "backward delete" (or leftward) delete button. It takes two hands and a Command Fn combo to forward delete. Apple, please come to the aid of writers and editors and put in a single forward delete button.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    how sad

    • Written by from Washington

    I like this keyboard and would give it a five star rating, but where's the number pad? Why must I purchase a new keyboard just to get the number pad?

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunate Positioning / Loss of Keys....

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    WHAT ON EARTH would possess the people over at apple to place the "fn" key right next to the control key / change the sizing / spacing of those hugely necessary keys? This think is unusable for someone coming from the wired aluminum keyboard apple makes. Every time I go for the control key I now hit the 'fn' key and have huge troubles finding the other three keys down there. On top of that for some reason the whole keyboard feels more cramped than the aluminum keyboard for some reason.

    Why not just make the larger keyboard with the full (and extremely useable) number pad available as a bluetooth keyboard? It is obviously easier to find keys on a number pad than the top row of keys. We all know how to dial a phone not type in a line on number keys...

    2 stars only because it's wireless

    Epic Fail apple!

    13 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool but not very functional

    • Written by from Sykesville

    Needs a keypad and is way too small!

    27 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design, does not work with Bootcamp/Win 8.1

    • Written by from Hilversum

    Nice keyboard with exactly the same layout as the one on my MacBook Pro. Strangely this keyboard does work on Windows 7, but not on my Bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small

    • Written by from Edmond

    The keyboard is small and uncomfortable

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Battery Life

    • Written by from Bristol

    I'm not sure if I have a bad key board or what but seriously the battery life is the worst. The batteries that came with it lasted about 2 days. After that I started using rechargeable batteries because there was no way I was going to be spending that much money on batteries, those usually last about half a day. Buying a wire keyboard, this is bunk.

    20 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge battery consumption

    • Written by from New York

    I love this kb but do not buy it unless you are prepared to change the batteries every week or have a set of rechargeables. When I first got it it worked fine and the batteries lasted months--but since Snow Leopard and getting a Magic Mouse the batteries must be replaced too often. i don't know if it is Snow Leopard or the Magic Mouse that is doing this.

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard if it was reliable

    • Written by from Shell Knob

    I really like the size and feel of this keyboard, but the trouble is it's either disconnecting because the batteries are dead, or for an unknown reason. I really don't want to BUY another keyboard, but I might end up doing that since the one Apple gave me with my computer is completely unreliable.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    • Written by from Berkeley

    While the keyboard is light and slim, it is certainly not much better than the touch screen. I hardly ever use it, and the area that the keyboard and iPad take up together uses as much space as a good sized laptop. Save a perfectly good $75!

    12 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing features

    • Written by from Fishers

    Attractive but very inadequate keyboard. The wireless part is great, but too many other important features are missing. This keyboard came with my new iMac (one month old). First and foremost, it definitely needs a numeric keypad. I still haven't gotten used to the flat keys - they just don't feel right. While I don't consider myself an accomplished typist, my work using the wireless keyboard certainly seems to have many more typing errors than what I was used to with my old eMac's keyboard.

    15 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks awesome, feels great, but insides are messed up

    • Written by from Miami

    I got this keyboard as a Christmas gift, and I loved it. The first two weeks it was working great until it started pressing buttons on its own. It's not an extreme inconvenience, but it presses a button about every 2-3 hours of using it. It's not only one button either. So far it has not pressed the same button twice, which is not a good thing. Most of the time, I'm not even touching the keyboard when it presses a button by itself.
    I've exchanged it once already and I'm going to try one more time. If it doesn't work next time, I'll just replace it for the wireless mouse or something and go back to my Logitech wireless keyboard. =(

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard not compatible with "man hands"

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    Bought a new iMac three weeks ago. I have already gotten rid of the magic mouse that came with it (traded it for brand new Epson printer that came with a friend's new Macbook Pro). I just gave the keyboard to the same friend. The keyboard is way to small for my hands, and the lack of a number pad and backlight is also no good for me. I am often on the computer in dim lighting, so the backlit keyboard is important to me. I replaced the keyboard with a Logitech K800 wireless and I can say it is the best keyboard I have ever owned. I also replaced the magic mouse with a magic pad, and I added a Logitech M570 mouse because I prefer trackballs win I play poker online. Now my setup is perfect. I was slow to make the full transition to a Mac, but now with this setup and the addition of Parallels software, I am officially done with PC's (at least at home).

    10 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good while it lasted

    • Written by from Hendersonville

    I loved this keyboard . . . until it quit working. Yes, jackholes, I have changed the batteries.

    After about 2 years, the keyboard just quit. My bluetooth still recognizes it, but it won't communicate. For $70.00, I expect a keyboard to last longer than two years. I am now using a six-year-old Compaq-brand usb keyboard that cost way less than $70.00. I never thought I would be praising the quality of a Compaq product over Apple.

    17 of 38 people found this useful