• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design but ....

    • Written by from Kent

    This is a decent keyboard. It looks fabulous. I get the design decision to make the iMac all about the display, and the sleek, paired down keyboard enhances the effect. It's responsive, and basically comfortable. HOWEVER:

    If you need a 10-key, forget it. This keyboard isn't for you. So, financial types, and those of us creatives who like 10-key for logging time codes, etc. are outta luck.

    Not at all ergo. The layout is pretty standard, but the keys are not contoured. It's so slim that the usual keyboard tray with wrist rest is impossible to use. So, it sits on the desktop . . . doesn't take up much real estate, but it's not at all as comfy as a full size keyboard.

    Think it's probably fine for home use, but if you sit in front of a machine all day, you'll want a full-size keyboard.

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No delete key, only a mislabeled backspace key

    • Written by from Shepherdstown

    Since I do a lot of writing, I really miss the delete key. Using my iMac feels like typing on my old Underwood portable. I called customer service for assistance in finding the keystroke combination for deleting forward, but there is none.

    This wireless keyboard is handy for a household with two users, one of whom likes to put the keyboard on top of the computer desk and one of whom likes to use the little pull-out shelf below. If the extended keyboard came in a wireless version, I'd buy it.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    bad build - WOBBLY

    • Written by from houston

    types nice, looks nice, well-designed, poorly built - wobbly. when typing the thing would rattle and rattle against the tabletop.

    here's a kicker - i bought the keyboard in the US, and took it to UK. went into apple store in UK to get a swap -- they refused to, citing trade agreements and throwing out words like "laundering" and "extortion".

    okay, regardless of whether Apple US or Apple UK are separate business entities, this is simple matter of warranty of the same product. i wasnt returning the product - asking to exchange a defective apple product for a working apple product.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems with CAPS LOCK

    • Written by from Louisville

    word of warning, and I am not the only one after visiting the Apple Discussions. The CAPS LOCK key sometimes does not work.

    26 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from Newark

    It is a nice keyboard. The style is great. However, I just don't feel that it is worth $69.99. At least give me a full sized keyboard at that price. Kinda' feel ripped off.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over substance? Absolutely!

    • Written by from wassat

    The 'wafer thin' keyboard takes up very little space on my desk, which is a shame as I have a large desk to accommodate the 27" monitor that came with it. (It's not like I'm short of space...)

    Note: This is my first mac and therefore my first experience with a mac keyboard.

    - It is too small; as a touch typist I get cramped hands from trying to type on it
    - The keyboard layout is bizarre and I can only assume this is some kind of apple "standard", there are also keys missing which I have seen on the fullsize+numeric apple keyboards, this is very annoying as you then have to look up certain keys on the web
    - It has no USB ports so I still have to have a cable hanging out the back of the screen anyway
    - The typing action for touch typists is still nowhere near as good as a 'proper' keyboard

    Why doesn't someone just make a white/silver, wireless ergonomic keyboard?

    Is it really so difficult?

    11 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda like it kinda don't

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    This is the first wireless keyboard I've used and sure like the lack of wires. Also, after 2 days, I like the touch better than I thought I would; however, the keys seem a little cramped compared to my old Apple Pro Keyboard even though the size looks about the same. Also, I know I'm going to miss the keypad. So, I'm not sure if I'll keep using it or not. I'll give it a little more time.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless keyboard

    • Written by from norwalk

    It's great but PLEASE make a wireless keyboard with home/end page-up/down and um keypad!!!! Please!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fort Belvoir

    looks awesome, but be ready to change the batteries OFTEN!!!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What a difference a keypad would make!

    • Written by from BarrĂ´ AGD

    This wireless keyboard works very well and your fingers will love the touch, but... the lack of a numeric keypad is a serious miss if, like me, you do a lot of number keystrokes.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Keyboard Miss my numbers pad

    • Written by from Bolton

    I love the sleek design and comfort of this keyboard, but it's lack of number pad made me take it back. Perhaps I'm one of the only accountants using a mac (?!?!) but the number pad is a necessity. Why isn't there an option with wireless keyboards?

    37 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as wired one...

    • Written by from Reading

    I do not like this keyboard very much. It seems the keys were crammed in and it is harder to type. I like the wired keyboard more, especially since it has the numeric keys. I wish you made the wired one, wireless.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nicely done ... just need extended keyboard features

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS PARK

    A page up/down, forward delete and 10-key are pretty much a must for me. I'm still having trouble adjusting, so may have to set this one aside, which is a pity.

    Really like the feel and wireless capability, just too limited.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No 10-key!

    • Written by from Livonia

    This keyboard would get five stars if it just had a 10-key. I find it hard to believe that Apple can't make a wireless keyboard with a numeric keypad. Or maybe it's not can't, it's just won't, in which case, that's ridiculous.

    29 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Idea, Ridiculous Scale

    • Written by from WYNNEWOOD

    This keyboard is fabulous: the keys are firm but responsive, and it looks great. However, there's one BIG problem: It's ridiculously small. I don't know how people use this thing, and I'm accustomed to my laptop's keyboard!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, but not for Power Users

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    This is one of the best keyboards I've ever used. The sturdy aluminum allows unheard-of thinness while at the same time not feeling cheap. The keys are responsive and give excellent feedback. Bluetooth integration is superb, it works just like a USB keyboard would, and those critical seconds where a user would have to hold down a key in order to perform a certain function when the Mac is first booting up works flawlessly.

    The only downside is the lack of a wireless option with a 10-key numeric keypad. It's really a shame Apple got rid of this on their wireless keyboards. I think they got rid of it because the folks at Apple thought the 10-key was too "PC-like" and was only used for "number crunching," but I use it every day, especially when typing passwords. Just because I run a Mac doesn't mean I still don't type numbers. Please, Apple, please bring back the 10-key wireless keyboard!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless: Great, Limited size: Mediocre

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I have the full (wired) Extended Keyboard at home and am using the Wireless keyboard here at work.

    First of all, the keys on all of these new keyboards feel amazing. It's quite a jump from an older apple keyboard and particularly from a standard PC keyboard, but once you get used to it, older keyboards feel like those old manual typewriters, plus the design is just incredible.

    Anyway, the wireless feature is very cool with the lack of cables on my desk, but to be honest, the keyboard is sitting right next to my laptop, so I can't comment on the wireless range (or the necessity of wireless). Bluetooth pairing works flawlessly. I take my laptop to meetings many times per day (too many) and the keyboard knows exactly when I leave and return and it reconnects - there is nothing needed to be done.

    So, since I'm used to the larger, extended keyboard at home, I have a hard time with these few items:
    1. The lack of the numeric keypad (obvious)
    2. That enter button on the extended numeric keypad perfectly located at the right corner of the keyboard - I live for that button.
    3. The additional "fn" (function) button on this wireless keyboard located in the bottom-left - I loath this button because I miss the CTRL, OPT and CMD buttons all the time
    4. I really dislike the need to use this "fn" button for some common key functions like ENTER (rather than RETURN) and DELETE (rahter than BACKSPACE)

    I guess the ultimate would be a wireless version of the extended keyboard, but that is not yet available. I plan to switch my wireless keyboard with the wired extended keyboard.

    290 of 312 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great space saver but miss the right control key

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    I love this new keyboard for its smooth click sound, good response and excellent space saving size. Never had a mac laptop so the function key takes some time getting use to but as a heavy linux shell and emacs user I would gladly trade that function key to have the right control key back.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why didn't Apple?

    • Written by from Port Charlotte

    Why didn't Apple make this a rechargeable keyboard? They are touting their battery technology and clearly they could have added it to the keyboard with little effort and I know MAC fanatics would pay extra for that. I would

    Why didn't Apple make a version with a numeric keypad? The old Apple Wireless Pro Keyboard was great with the exception of the closely spaced keys and the poor battery performance, both of which could easily have been resolved.

    Why doesn't Apple offer this in black? Some people don't like white you know.

    Other than that it is a great keyboard. If they added the numeric keypad I would give it a 10 instead of a 3.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Keyboard. Lacking the Num Pad

    • Written by from Northridge

    It's a nice small keyboard. Pretty simple and not too many buttons. Just wish it had a Num Pad and it would make inputing numbers in charts and word processor a whole lot easy.

    10 of 12 people found this useful