• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brrrilliant

    • Written by from Southall

    i got an iMac yesterday and this performed brilliantly along with the magic trackpad

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dumbo

    • Written by from Orpington

    I have used this Keyboard for just over 7 months never really took to it Far to compact ones limited to the key function available just cant do all the application as you can with a USB wired keypad with extended key function, should you be more of a advance user you will want to throw it, such a shame Apple definitely missed out on this product.
    Functions sacrificed for styling 'Thats Apple'
    I have reverted back to a USB wired keyboard, loving it with all It's extended functions.

    36 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iMac Wireless Keyboard - Key Size and Layout

    • Written by from Villaviciosa

    I bought an iMac a week ago from a local shop in Spain. Naturally I am not yet entirely familiar with the spanish keyboard. The lack of a delete key is a disappointment and even my spanish friends couldn't help. However on this site I found the fn + backspace solution. I am accustomed to shortcut keys on my british PC and I don't anticipate much difficulty in learning Spanish shortcuts.

    I was surprised that some commentators complained about difficulties in touch-typing due to the "small" size of the keys. I have been touch-typing for around 30 years and have no problems with this keyboard, except that the UK semi-colon key has moved and been replaced by the ñ - I assume that must be normal on a spanish keyboard. The keys are in fact very close to standard size. I measured with a ruler the distance from the left-hand edge of A to the right-hand edge of L; the result - 167 mm. I then measured the same span on my PC; result - 167 mm. Vertical measurements from upper edge of T to lower edge of V were 52 mm on both keyboards. Interestingly, the individual letter and number keys on the iMac are 15 mm square. On my PC these keys are 13 mm square. That suggests to me the the Apple keys are in fact larger than the PC keys!

    For those who think their "big" fingers won't fit on the iMac Wireless Keyboard I'd say - use a ruler and measure the key size and layout yourself.

    I do like the compact overall size, the appearance, and the feel of the keyboard. If you must have a numeric pad then this keyboard is not for you but for general use it's fine.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent purchase!

    • Written by from Eastleigh

    I am delighted with this little wireless keyboard. Simple set up of your Bluetooth on your iPad to connect the two together and off you go! The keyboard is extremely lightweight and easy to store for travelling. A perfect purchase for myself who does a lot of typing on my iPad and have found it a lot easier to erase spelling mistakes which I do a lot just typing on the touch screen keyboard.

    48 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very good but

    • Written by from London

    One of the best keyboard but I wish it's backlight.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Upset..

    • Written by from Bury St Edmonds

    I love this keyboard, but be aware that if you intend to use it with an iPad the new model MC184B/B no longer works to control brightness, volume or playback, which is very sad, as the previous model MC184B/A did flawlessly

    66 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Aluminum Wireless Keyboard 2009 Model Impressions Review

    • Written by from BOURNEMOUTH

    Its gorgeous design is perfect for my tastes and me think the keyboard's ergonomically satisfactory too. Me have smallish hands. Wireless and super fast means me can use it with my MacBook Pro or any iOS device at any distance which is truly awesome. It's feedback from the keys is probably just right.

    As far as improvements go, perhaps Apple could experiment with even quieter typing and softer keys? Of course everyone's tastes are different and we want a nice balance in features (or different versions of the keyboard). A backlit keyboard would be nice if possible. Also the price could be lower - somewhere in the range of £45 delivered would be good enough. Specials thanks for the Russian keyboard. Would ideally like that to be delivered quicker than "3-4 weeks"...

    As far as technicalities go, there is what appears to be a small fault (software?) that many people experience with their caps lock key that fails to light up at times. Switching your device off and on generally solves this. Also, both; trackpad and keyboard make noise as they vibrate from clicking / typing. The battery in the battery compartment moves and it's unpleasant. That is easily countered with a peace of paper inserted into the compartment along with the battery. Lastly, many people seem to experience the same issue when the keyboard suddenly stops working after a year or so of use. All seem to fix this easily with some foil inserted into the battery compartment which leads to a conclusion that after a while an issue with the connection develops. Of course, it being Apple, taking your keyboard to an Apple store would probably get you a new keyboard, no questions asked.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thrd keyboard n less than two years

    • Written by from Claygate

    Am about to buy my thrd one of these because, as you can see, the "i" key doesn't work, requrng me to paste t n when need t
    Same thng happened wth the frst one
    My next one wll not be apple f ths keeps up

    59 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple & so effective

    • Written by from MAIDSTONE

    Just brilliant & easy as 1 2 3

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best ever keyboard but ...

    • Written by from CORSHAM

    ... I left batteries in it for a few weeks and they corroded. The aluminium body corroded with it and now I cannot remove the last battery. In my keyboard there are 4 (four) AA batteries (not the two stated in the current listing) and I can't get at the last one to remove it. It's corroded in.

    So buy one -- but remove the batteries when not in use.

    65 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    • Written by from Sheerness

    Love this product, Fells just as good as when typing on my Macbook Pro

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard

    • Written by from Eastleigh

    i got the keyboard today at pc world as soon as i got home I blue toothed it to my ipad strait away and i only had to type in 4 numberes on my keyboard and i was away. it only took about 2 mins in between cracking it open to typing this message. so overall i have no problems with it and give it 5 stars i think it is a beautiful piece of kit and i recommend buying it. i have no faults

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and functional

    • Written by from Gravesend

    Having fallen in love with a very old Viglen PC keyboard years ago, I have been in constant search of the ultimate small footprint keyboard that does everything I need it to do and lets me work quickly and by touch since then. This is it, and it's wireless to boot. An awesome addition in my opinion to the Mac machine.

    Ok, it takes a while to get used to pressing fn+backspace for delete, but other than that, it's worth investing the time in getting used to it. At least there is a key combination for it and they didn't just strike it from the keyboard completely ! !

    Batteries last around a month, the machine warns me when the batteries are on the way out, so all good.

    I cannot recommend this enough! If you want a small keyboard that looks pretty, works well and can survive regular abuse, this is the kiddy for you.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good piece of equipment

    • Written by from Cheadle

    This a really good piece of technology made by the reliable company: Apple. It is compatible with iPod's, iPhone's, iPad's and iMac's as far as I'm aware. I use it all the time when I'm writing big sentences on my iPod. It uses Bluetooth to connect to other Apple technology. It seems to be a similar keyboard to the MacBook keyboard. The only problem is that it can sometimes be really hard to tell if it's on or off. Otherwise, this is really worth buying.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No delete key

    • Written by from Cobh

    Terrible keyboard - rubbery keys like on the original Sinclair ZX of the early 1980s. Too small and lacks a DELETE key. Can you imagine! Very disappointed. The lack of a DELETE key forced me to look for an alternative keyboard as I made too many typos with it.

    22 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Eats batteries

    • Written by from Folkestone

    OK for home use, but take the batteries out when not in use it seems to drain batteries even when the Mac is off

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard for a "normal" person, but not good for all day use

    • Written by from Redditch

    This keyboard looks fantastic, uses very little battery and utilises bluetooth technology so can be used at large distances which makes it's use with iMacs or cinema displays perfect when watching movies etc.

    It was also perfect when doing basic tasks like browsing the web, social media etc.

    However, when I'm doing front-end development and other similar tasks, the lack of num-pad, delete etc it makes life more difficult than using a standard keyboard.

    In a nut-shell, I'd recommend this keyboard to someone who uses their computer for basic browsing.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it less than 1 star I would.

    • Written by from STOURBRIDGE

    A truly useless keyboard. Keys get stuck on such a regular basis I spend more time deleting than typing. But then delete gets stuck and erases everything anyway. The old bluetooth keyboard was far superior, lasted years instead of months like this one and who decided to do a away with the number pad? I use a logitech mouse which is awesome I'll be getting a logitech keyboard soon enough, this thing is a joke. Apple, just because it's pretty doesn't mean it isn't rubbish.

    42 of 71 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard not good for Pro Applications

    • Written by from Brackley

    If Apple could make a wireless keyboard with the number keypad, then this would be perfect. Until that time, using software such as Logic Studio or Final Cut, you are hampered by the lack of extra keys if you wish to use Screen sets and pressing play/record etc.
    I have to use a wired keyboard consequently, so the advantages of wireless, such as being able to control Logic from across a studio room are lost. Shame because it is such a lovely design.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard with a few things missing

    • Written by from Ormskirk

    This keyboard arrived with my iMac. It's compact size allows it to be used all over my room with no problems about space. The smaller size takes some getting used to but once you do its a brilliant factor in it's design. The aluminium unibody is impressive as you would expect from apple. The reason I rated it down is my caps lock key doesn't always work properly (probably just an individual fault) and the lack of keys like home, page up, end etc. The lack of a num pad doesn't bother me although for some people, that may be an important factor. Overall I love this keyboard and find it incredibly convenient.

    17 of 19 people found this useful