• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth misery

    • Written by from Rochestown

    I bought the previous version and it worked without any problem until I changed the batteries recently, then it just refuses to pair. I contacted Apple and they said, "sorry thats the old version, you should buy the new version"

    Checking the web and there are hundreds of similar bluetooth issues, basically the keyboard locks to a user account, so if you change anything drastically with that account the keyboard is effectively locked.

    This means you can use it with one machine ONLY for its lifespan.

    Looks great, but "it just doesn't work"

    74 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Practical & Useful!

    • Written by from Maple

    I bought this with my I-Pad, thinking that it would allow me to complete my work quicker, and I must say, this has been a worthwhile investment! It works like any other regular keyboard, its light (making it easy to carry around), and makes typing emails and writing assignments that much more easier!!! I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone!!!

    61 of 66 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4 Compatible!

    • Written by from Abbotsford

    Not sure why it's not listed, but I use mine with my iPhone 4 and it works great.

    55 of 56 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly disappointed

    • Written by from Summit

    I just recently bought the new iMac, which comes with this wireless keyboard. It looks nice on my desk, but constantly needs to be given new batteries. But there are no other iMac keyboards, really, so I guess this is just a warning to keep a box of batteries near your computer.

    Otherwise, the design is rather elegant and aplomb the way it can be moved from one spot to another without the cord! I hope I help :)

    72 of 91 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but why not full-sized??

    • Written by from Fairfax

    The smaller size is handy for throwing in a notebook bag and hitting the road, but at my desk I need the real thing. What I don't understand is why Apple discontinued the full-sized wireless keyboard. Why not have both? Rather short-sighted if you ask me. It's these types of moves by Apple that makes me wonder what they are thinking, or even if they're thinking, inside or outside the box.

    80 of 108 people found this useful

  • 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    saps batteries, pita to reconnect

    • Written by from Austin

    At first this keyboard was great. But after less than 2 months, the AA batteries ran out (the original batteries included by Apple). That's a bit of a pain, but *way* more inconvenient was trying to get my Mac (or iPad) to recognize the keyboard once it was powered again. It took about 5 computer reboots. Then, less than a month later, the batteries ran out again. (No, I didn't buy cheap replacement batteries.) After that, every so often, when I'd restart my computer (e.g. after a software update), it wouldn't find the keyboard. I finally broke down and got the wired keyboard. MUCH happier. Most of the time, Apple makes exceptional products. This isn't one of them. Unless you're allergic to USB cables, I'd go with the wired keyboard.

    70 of 88 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cool looking but many failures

    • Written by from Largo

    Over the last few years, we've had about 4 of these just die. Fresh batteries do not resolve the issue. I've had one that just suddenly a number of keys no longer worked. These are very gently used in an office environment. We just toss them in the trash. I just had one die yesterday. They look cool but don't seem to be reliable. Its just my personal opinion but I don't care for typing on them. I grab the previous style apple keyboards on ebay instead. Our marketing staff really don't care for them either

    93 of 135 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard!

    • Written by from Primghar

    I have purchased this keyboard mostly because I wanted to be able to type on my iPad, however I find my self using it on my iMac more and more. I have to take one star off because Apple doesn't offer a number trackpad which would be nice but I overall like the style of the keyboard. One other comment is that because this keyboard is wireless you do have to use batteries and I would advise getting the Apple Battery Charger for $29. I also think that $69 is a little overpriced but it is Apple so... Overall awesome product and you will love to get one as well!

    58 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Responsive Product

    • Written by from Catasauqua

    Many have complained about the bluetooth connectivity, but having used the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse for a little over three months, I can't be more happy. I was expecting the size and design of the keyboard to be uncomfortable, but I have no complaints. I can touch-type for hours without tiring and don't miss my large, clunky, and "ergonomic" PC keyboard. The responsiveness of the keys is excellent and there is no lag between keyboard and computer. The keys have a wonderful feel to them, soft with a slight grippiness, and the tactile clicking sensation feels more controlled than a typical keyboard. The whole experience of typing has certain je ne sais quoi. I have 70% battery life three months later (from the original packaged batteries) and that is with at least five hours of daily use.

    53 of 56 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing uses a lot of Batteries

    • Written by from redford

    I love having a wireless keyboard for my mac. I hope that in the future they will develop one that can be charged with a usb or ipod cable, the way you charge a controller for a ps3. Works great other than that.

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad3 paired with wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    I had to write a review on this product only because I tried another brand of wireless keyboard thinking they would be basically the same. They were not. I tried it out over night and took it back to the store the next day and got the apple keyboard. The apple keyboard was cheaper than the less popular brand and the keys were more responsive and registered clicks were spot on! I highly reccomend it! I love it with my ipad3! There are some features that don't work with the ipad, but for heavy typing for long periods of time the ipad3 was a bit frustrating. I find this keyboard very impressive and helpful!

    54 of 59 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Pad

    • Written by from san francisco

    This keyboard is great. The gripe I have is that Apple has not built a full function wireless keyboard. A full function keyboard with a keypad by Apple does not come in wireless? Really?

    58 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT buy this key board!!

    • Written by from Irmo

    There are over 31 pages of user having issues with this key board batteries alone. After a year of use I go through a set of batteries every 24 hours. Stay away from this product!

    59 of 69 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly as promised

    • Written by from Bellingham

    I write full time and needed a keyboard so I could use my iPad instead of the bulky laptop. This keyboard works perfectly for me, and I've only changed the batteries twice in nine months...that's with 8 hours of use daily and never remembering to turn it off. I realize keyboard comfort is a personal issue, but I find it incredibly easy on my hands and wrists. It's one of the very few keyboards that does not aggravate my carpal tunnel syndrome. I've never had any pairing issues, and only once had weird key glitches, which occurred when the batteries were low. I cart it around with me cross-country in my shoulder bag and the only precaution I take with it is to remove the batteries when I fly. I'd definitely recommend this product.

    54 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    • Written by from LEANYER

    The key board looks good and works well. Issue which need to be addressed is the frequent disconnection and re-connection, with Imac, for reasons unknown even when new batteries are used. Even most trivial jolts can trigger a disconnection but most often the reason is not clear. Pressing the power button sometimes restores the connection and sometimes connection is established spontaneously.

    56 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from BEND

    Low profile keys, and lightweight design make this keyboard super easy to use

    57 of 66 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