• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally Impractical

    • Written by

    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

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quit pairing after 3 months.

    • Written by from Glenside

    Barely used this keyboard and after 3 months it stopped pairing. I tried everything. Basically i rented it for $23 a month.

    15 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life!

    • Written by from Riverview

    I have this keyboard and the bluetooth mouse. Out of everyone I have ever used for any system these are by far the worst. I have to replace the batteries in both weekly and I'm only on my Mac twice a week for a few minutes. Going to try to return them.

    17 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product, waste of money

    • Written by from LONDON

    I have had this product for just over two years - it has given me problems straight after buying. At first I thought that it was something to do with my mac however I have tried it with others and hate to say, it is the least favourite of my Mac purchases. For starters, my Mac Book Pro doesn't see the keyboard via Bluetooth, despite the lights blinking on the product. Once connected, expect to find multiple letters typed out for every one you type.

    27 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely terrible dont buy it

    • Written by from Coconut Creek

    Dont buy this product
    I am on my second keyboard batteries get stuck always and cant take the final one out
    Really a piece of garbage
    You will be terribly disappointed
    Has a tough time synching with my IMac

    It seems impossible that this product is made by the same company that makes such fantastic computers, ipads, ipods etc

    Really junk

    37 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BATTERIES & THE APPLE WIRELESS KEYBOARD

    • Written by from Paducah

    This keyboard is a high risk purchase. I just spent over an hour trying to remove the two AA batteries required to power up the unit. They were jammed in the chamber. Unfortunately, mine won't power up now, after having to force the old batteries. I wasn't able to safely get them out without apparently damaging something. It's frustrating that the chamber was made with such little room to spare. Clearly others have had this issue, as noted in discussion threads on how to fix this issue. Side note: I used duracell pro cell. I highly doubt the battery is to blame...

    13 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?!

    • Written by from Watertown

    Alright, I was hoping they would have seen the error of their ways, but still no number pad?!? This product has its uses sure, but trying to work in a professional environment in any field pretty much requires a number pad's input.

    14 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cute, but virtually useless

    • Written by from CUPERTINO

    I’m a recent convert from the PC world. I purchased my first I-Mac yesterday. I love the machine as it allows me to be working in PC world while also in the Apple world using VM-Fusion. Unfortunately, the wireless keyboard included with the I-Mac is impossible to use for a touch typist.
    When buying an I-Mac, add a real keyboard if you intend to type anything.

    20 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unuseable. Once it un-pairs, you're done.

    • Written by from Boulder

    When it unpairs itself, there is absolutely nothing you can do to get it to re-pair. I've tried at least 30 different things listed in the Apple forums and nothing works. It used to work, now it's just a large paperweight.

    16 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I useddd dtodd dlove it.....bedfore the D got stuck!!

    • Written by from San Diego

    Driving me crazy...the key pad for "D" gets stuck and dI will be typing along and a hundred d's show up! OR...just resting my fingers on the home keys cause the D to go crazy. dddddI I have to order a new one now. Thanks for listening to my problems. PS All of the d's above were spontaneous!! I never know when it is going to happen....

    14 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost Connection issues...

    • Written by from Norfolk

    Mine keeps dropping the connection so much so i had to plug back in the wired keyboard... Wish i hadnt spent the money on this keyboard. I am a full time student and type ALOT... forget it with this thing. I can go on typing for like 2 sentences and nothing.. drives me nuts!

    30 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small - size does matter.

    • Written by from Buffalo

    I wish my new iMac had come with the mighty mouse and larger keyboard. The small keyboard is just too hard to work with. My command/option/control buttons are smaller and trying to design with shortcuts is a pain.

    14 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Keyboard for Handicapped People

    • Written by from Titusville

    Because this keyboard does NOT have the normal concave keys, it makes it extremely difficult for anybody with hand's issues, i.e., tremors, to use this keyboard. Apple obvisouly didn't keep Universal Access in mind when they designed ths keyboard.
    The normal "home" keys 'F' and 'J' keys do not have the pronounced dots / lines on them so it makes it even more difficult to maintain your finger tips on the home row.
    This keyboard is obviously designed for those who "chicken peck' type.
    I can type about 85 WPM on a regular 'IBM' style keyboard, but am lucky if I can reach 25 WPM on this keyboard.
    Also, because it's missing the normal number section to the right, it can't be used to navigate (page up, page down, etc., using the arrows on the typical number section. This makes it even more difficult for those with hand handicaps to use, because the magic mouse is too sensitive.

    9 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good keyboard at all

    • Written by from irvine

    The buttons feel horrible, they feel like they don't press when you press them, also my fingers slip off the keys when i'm working in photoshop holding multiple keys, and the arrow keys are so tiny they are a pain to press. I hate this keyboard, I love the older whit apple keyboard though.

    15 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUST PLAIN USELESS

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    A lot of users have hit the nail right on the head with this one. Looks sleek, modern etc. BUT...many issues getting this keyboard to work. Batteries, pairing issues top the list. What a shame!!!! The only thing equally as bad is the mouse and track pad. Truly a trifecta of trash from Apple.

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too difficult to use...

    • Written by from Etobicoke

    I wish I knew why apple does not make a full size wireless keyboard anymore. I had to return this as it is truly awful to use without the number pad. They really need to make a full sized wireless keyboard!

    14 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking, but ergonomically hazardous to my health!

    • Written by from Centennial

    I am a tall man, with large hands, & my keyboard of choice is the ergonomic type, with a split keyboard. Well, I accidentally spilled some water on mine, so I opened up the brand new Apple keyboard that had come with my new iMac.

    Well, it worked, but it's killing me! My hands are very cramped, it's the most uncomfortable keyboard I've ever used, & I have to wonder WHY Apple thinks a "24% smaller keyboard" is a good thing? I know if I continue to use it, I'll surely develop carpal tunnel or some other nasty condition, fooey on Apple for designing a device so unsafe to use for many of it's customers. My wrists are hurting as I write this review, I wish I could rate this a zero, actually... Oh, and what's with the "fn" key??? It totally throws me off since I've always had the first key be control, & I have to constantly make sure I'm hitting the right key, another ridiculous user-unfriendly design...

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if they would just get rid of the Fn key

    • Written by from Houghton

    This keyboard WOULD be ideal except the stupid Fn key gets in the way. Who really uses that key anyway? I want my full size contol key back!!

    Apple users against the Fn unite! (why not replace the option key on the right side with a Fn key instead?)

    20 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard useless

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Just got brand new mac at work 2 weeks ago. Wireless keyboard useless. Keeps loosing signal. When the signal drops the last key stroke is repeated until signal returns. Poor software coding can only cause this. Very bad when signal drops whilst pressing the back space key. You loose all your work. Funny really cos 3 other users not had a problem yet. Anyway need to change to one with numpad so will buy one with usb cable. New apple mouse will have to go also. Will get a wheel mouse. If I cannot get a true British English keyboard layout to work with correct @ key position I will be asking my director to swap it for the windows 7 cad PC. Still using my win Xp pro machine that still does what I want it to. Most important part of a PC is the mouse and keyboard.

    13 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No number pad -- not for business users

    • Written by from Leona Valley

    This keyboard is a productivity killer for anyone on the business and accounting side of things. Might be OK for IT, graphics & video, and secretarial work, but definitely not for bookkeepers & number crunchers. If you work with numbers and need wireless, consider another manufacturer. You won't be happy with this keyboard.

    31 of 68 people found this useful