• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Miserable little thing - The "Hockey Puck" of Apple keyboards

    • Written by from Cary

    I bought this after my previous wireless (white, full-sized with clear base) Apple keyboard developed an annoying habit of skipping the letter "T," and I have to confess I'm dumbfounded by its lack of usability. I guess it's OK for casual, couch-sitting use, but for real work, it's too light, too low, and too small. I had to place it on top of a book just to bring it up to the right height, and as I type, I notice it slowly moves to the right over the course of a day -- causing a lot of typos and backspacing as the day moves on.

    Really, a pretty pathetic excuse for a keyboard, and it's a shame Apple doesn't offer a real wireless keyboard for its computer line. (On the other hand, if you want a keyboard for your iPad, I suppose this is great. For a computer though, it's a bit of a joke.)

    30 of 70 people found this useful

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    • Written by from EL CAJON

    Let's be real, here. If you buy an EXTERNAL keyboard to use via bluetooth, it is most likely because you wanted a fully functioning keyboard... NOT a keyboard which is just as annoyingly incomplete as the annoyingly incomplete keyboard on your laptop!!!

    Number keys... a REAL "Delete" and "Backspace" key (which Mac still insists on reversing, calling backspace delete, and delete ..."forward delete."

    Come on Apple.

    I'm trying VERY hard to move to Mac from Windows...and have many Apple products now including phone, itouch, iPad, MacBook Pro. But COME ON!!

    Full-Size key-set, or I'll never buy or recommend another Apple Wireless Keyboard.
    By the way, I'm a tech trainer for a school district adopting Apple on a huge scale.
    My opinion will be, and is shared by hundreds.
    You are losing sales because of your devotion to "simplicity"...that is blind to NECESSITY.

    60 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dont buy the wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Beaton

    the wireless keyboard always looses connection.

    17 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries die fast

    • Written by from Marietta

    Since I bought the key board it stops working after a few days because it says the batteries are dead. Thinking about changing it to a wired keyboard.

    22 of 42 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

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    • 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

    Disappointing - got one with new iMac

    • Written by from Kingston

    Got a great new 27' iMac at work and it came with this piddly little sharp-edged thing, I want my wireless WITH a numeric keypad please!

    Laptop keyboards go with laptops -- put these back in!

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No number keypad and eats batteries

    • Written by from Prairie Village

    Functionally, the Apple Wireless Keyboard does what it's supposed to do... until you try to type in a phone number on your address book... or open the Calculator application when you are paying bills... or add number cells on your Excel spreadsheet.

    Apple made the keyboard "cute" but removed the important keypad on the right side. Don't think you'll miss it? I did.

    Otherwise, the keyboard works great until your batteries go dead.

    19 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but feels awful.

    • Written by from Winnetka

    The bluetooth connection on this keyboard is great. Everything connects fine, but I can't stand the ergonomics of this keyboard. I really wish Apple would produce an alternate form factor for their keyboards.

    18 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not enough keys makes it frustrating

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    It's missing too many well used keys, such as the navigation keys (home and end) the PC delete key, and the number pad. The size is nice but it doesn't make up for the lack of keys.

    44 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this keyboard is so bad...

    • Written by from Jackson Heights

    when the first I bought broke, I thought I just had bad luck. SO i bought a second. Then that one came with a factoy problem, and all function keys weren't working. I give up, and switch to a cheaper, better wireless keyboard. After all; who cares about the look, if the thing doesn't work?

    25 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard - but not for the iPad

    • Written by from Arlington

    Although the keyboard works great and makes typing easy on the iPad there are a few issues that Apple should find a way to correct quickly.

    1. There are no keyboard shortcuts for the following iPad uses: Home Screen, Photo Frame, Search
    2. Adding shortcuts like page reload for safari, enabling the up/down arrows in mail, keyboard shortcuts like reply in mail would be awesome.

    From what I can see the keyboard with dock attached that is coming out at the end of April has all of the items from #1 addressed but not sure about #2.

    A fix on these would be much appreciated.

    31 of 47 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

    this darn keyboard!

    • Written by from Magnolia

    Im so mad about this wireless keyboard. I bought it around halloween for my iMac OS X (10.5.8), and it is not working for it. I have downloaded all the necessary upgrades for it, and still nothing. It works for my mother's Mini Mac and its a later version. Some one plz help me!

    10 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Put my wrists out of alignment

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I tried using the new wireless keyboard with my new iMac for a few days. The keys are so crammed together that I had to position my wrists inward, causing considerable pain and alignment troubles. Fortunately, I was able to attach the old keyboard with the USB cable, and it works fine. I wish Apple would offer the old keyboard for iMacs, just wireless.

    17 of 27 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

    Don't buy it

    • Written by from Brookhaven

    I bought this a little over a year ago to go with my mini and it's been problematic since day one. It will "un sync" with the Bluetooth once every session, causing a lot of wasted time resyncing. If you want wireless, go elsewhere.

    11 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    tsk tsk

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I find it really annoying that they sell the quad core iMacs with this piece of junk. Not only does it look puny in front of my monitor but there is no option to choose if you want the extended or wireless with the iMac at the apple store.

    As a designer, the numeric keys are vital for shortcuts, etc.

    If I didn't need a computer right away I would have just purchased it online and waited 3-5 business days so I can choose the extended keyboard opposed to a compact wireless one. But even then, there is no discount when down grading to a extended keyboard.

    tsk tsk apple...

    Bad move apple!

    22 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this thing

    • Written by from Austin

    LOVE: The wireless functionality. There are no delays, etc. HATE: Chopped off 10-key. Added 'fin' button. As a designer my shortcuts are my life. Now they're all messed up. Worse, using this at home & the extended at work. Give us an extended wireless keyboard! Please!

    30 of 56 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