• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG People like to NAG!

    This is an excellent product made by Belkin. People just like to NAG because they have nothing else to do.. I read the reviews and think to my self.. Who in there right mind would buy this after reading those reviews.. well you know what? I gave it a shot.. what did I have to loose with Apples 2 weeks no questions asked return policy.. This product is very good.. it just needs to be understood as the manufacturer intended it to be.. People NAG that it disconnects all the time.. its takes about 30 min or more to disconnect when its not being used. So its not like it does it when your using it! and it does it to save battery.. it basically goes in to stand by.. and to wake it up? just hit any key and wait for 1 second and then its ready to go again.. A big issue? I think not! A big issue for those who like to NAG over nothing? Absolutely!

    This item looks and almost feels like an apple keyboard. the battery life is excellent, the design is very nice and it does what it says its going to do!

    So for those of you who are looking to purchase this item. I would say give it a try and if you have half a brain cell and understand that things have a stand by mode just like every single other electronic device in existence then you will see that its very good.

    Im happy with it and would recommend this to anyone.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Happy

    I am accountant and as you can imagine - I work with numbers A LOT. I bought the keypad to make number crunching easier and quicker for me. While I think the design is great and it ties in with the rest of my Apple products, the functionality of the product is definitely not up to scratch. It loses connection frequently. However, more annoying than that, is the fact that it literally chows batteries. in some cases, I have had to replace with new batteries every 2 -3 weeks! That to me is outrageous and to be perfectly honest, I am sorry I purchased this product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A Half Baked Attempt

    I buy Apple products because they are good.
    The Belkin Number-pad fills a niche that apple has missed.
    It is advertised as "Matches your apple wireless keyboard"
    The truth is, it doesn't! The keys are different size and they are different texture. The Aluminium is a different colour. The overall height is slightly higher. In short, for the average user, it's a good match, but for an Apple affectionardo, it's a poor match.

    Next problem: There is no driver! As such it adopts a default keyboard profile, so it works. Great you may think, but this leads to the real kicker. I have File Vault turned on, so I get to the FileVault login screen and the computer goes "Oh yes, there's they keyboard and there's the mouse. ....Connected.... Great, please enter your password" Now I don't know about you.... But my password contains more than just numbers 0-9 and a few symbols. So now I'm stuck. There is no way to disconnect the number pad to allow the REAL keyboard to connect. So I cant boot the computer. I had to go to the workshop to fetch a wired USB keyboard to type in my password. Ultimately, the solution is to turn off your number-pad when you shutdown your computer. If you forget you must turn it off and then reboot your mac (again) then turn on the number pad once you've entered your password!

    Very frustrating.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This numeric keypad works perfectly and looks and feels good!

    I normally don’t bother to post user comments/reviews but felt on this occasion the need to let others who might be put off that all of the negative comments about this product have not been backed up by my experience. As far as I am concerned this numeric keypad works perfectly and looks and feels good to go with it. Despite what some say, it works fine on OS X El Capitan, in my case using a Mac Air. I agree with the experience others have had that the Apple OS bluetooth pairing process does not recognize that the keypad is not a full keyboard (as it initially does with two Logitech Bluetooth keyboards I have paired too), and asks you to push keys that are not there, but this is just how the Apple process always works and all you need to do is push any key until the advice that the device is not recognized appears and then allows it to be set to a US default setting as prompted. Also, the keypad was fully recognized by my Windows PC immediately, and thus can be used on both operating systems. I hope other buyers are not put off by the many negative reviews about this product as I nearly was, and I am glad I took the risk and ignored them and favored the more positive comments!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Attn: Pro Tools Users Modifier Keys Do Not Work

    I imagine that I am in the minority here, but I am a Pro Tools user and was looking forward to using this device in order to have the functionality of a full keyboard on a laptop.

    The only issue is that the shift, control, option and command keys on the main keyboard do not work in conjunction with my laptop's main keyboard.

    I was very disappointed by this because the only reason I got the ten keypad in the first place was to execute Pro Tools quick commands.

    Other than this problem, I had no issues with the connectivity of the device.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but quality is missing

    It's fine. It does the job. However, they keys are, well, just a bit rough. They feel cheap and the characters printed on it are blurry. Having said all that. It does work. But it doesn't have that cutting edge quality feel you want next to your iMac 5k

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    After using this numeric keypad for two weeks (switching between an iMac and a Macbook Pro) I am taking it back to the Apple Store. I can't understand why Apple would sell this out of their store. I read other reviews after I purchased it and many of those complaints are similar and many of them are years old, leading me to believe that nothing has been done to improve this product. When it works, it's ok for simple number entry but the function buttons on the top are apparently non-programmable and are useless. The page up, page down, and the delete buttons don't work, and there is a lag when you type in the first few numbers if it has been sleeping for a while. My main issue is connectivity. It will work for five minutes then I will see a connection lost pop up. Then it works, then it doesn't. The only real positive thing I can say about this product is that it looks pretty and it almost perfectly matches the sleek, aluminum mac keyboard. If you want a non-functioning movie prop, great. If you want something that works, stay away from this product.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    Have had this for just over 2 years. In all that time it has managed to stay connected to my 27" state-of-the-art iMac for around 5 seconds before requiring "forgetting & reconnecting". I have had no such problem with any other bluetooth device pairing with any other device. Too flimsy to use as a door-stop, so entirely useless.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good product with minimal inconveniences.

    This is fine complement for my Retina MacBook Pro. Purchased it in Las Vegas because they don't sell it anywhere in Mexico. Indeed it doesn't come with a built-in battery but nothing that can't be solved with a couple of AA rechargeable batteries. Had a minor inconvenience when using in my standard keyboard language. Doesn't input a dot when it's supposed to in "Spanish - ISO" layout, must revert back to "U.S." to work, otherwise it enters a comma.
    Too bad also it doesn't come with black keys instead of the white ones to match my MacBook Pro, still, it looks and works really great.

    Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine product

    Works absolutely fine for me, with my 12" Macbook.

    As well as giving a numeric keypad, also contains a button to go to (and select the contents of) the search field, and a delete forward key.

    Shows up in the keyboard viewer when you strike a key, which is cute.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    no issue at all

    i just purchased this number pad, initially i was having the connect and disconnect problem. but end up i found up actually power the betteries provided from the original packing was low. After changed a new batteries, the number pad just function without any problem.
    the only thing i dislike is the DELETE button is not as function as backspace. therefore, you have to move your finger back to your mac keyboard if you want to delete the number you have entered wrongly.

    and of course the price is too high for this product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Paired immediately with my Mid 2013 MacBook Pro. The only downside is that it does not match the new bluetooth magic keyboard but that is a minor matter as I keep my keyboard slightly away from the keypad.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin YourType Bluetooth Wireless Keypad

    What a useless and expensive mistake. I purchased it because I wanted a numerical keyboard. It worked at first and ever since has just struggled to connect. I have constantly tried to reconnect, change batteries etc and it never works!! It's too late to take it back but if I had known about all these issues I would never have purchased it in the first place. Especially as it was purchased with my first IMac ever. I agree with many of the other comments and purchased it because it was in the Apple Store - Wouldn't it be great if we could get a refund for what is a rubbish product and sold knowing it has these issues to poor unsuspecting customers!! Shame you can't leave the review with no stars because it doesn't deserve even one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Prettiest paperweight i've ever bought.

    It never worked, starts to pair and then disconnects, never could get it to work, tried every recommendation in the Apple forums, pr reset, nvram, changing batteries, etc. And it still won't work with Yosemite. I've contacted Belkin support and all they did was ask for serial and product number over and over again without a single attempt at being useful, after 2 (two) hours over chat, i was left hanging without response. Will never buy nor recommend Belkin products and it's a disaster that this is being sold in Apple stores.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works at start then falls apart

    I brought this because it fits the missing keys apple decided not bother with on their own wireless keyboard product(s).
    After a year of on and off problems, connection no connections, change batteries, even change Bluetooth devices (multiple computers).
    it's finally decided to give up the ghost.
    I've been using windows but still same effect if I try on my Mac Mini. The keyboard thinks paired and will flicker connected for just a few seconds. but no key can do anything, it's now a expensive paperweight. Belkin support pages are rubbish don't explain the flashing or anything useful like a technical guide, I want take it apart and see why.

    This is so expensive for what's really a piece of rubbish. Belkin should be ashamed and Apple you must check this out
    Why so many people have same issue with failures of connection, this is totally unacceptable.
    For me I brought it in the UK at high price. I shall return to the Apple store when I return for a refund, printing out all the faults on this review section shows me that the product has a design flaw, either poor quality parts, or that it's just build in obsolesce is terrible. I will never trust a Belkin product again in my life.

    I've never had to write about a product from apple store before, and such a shame.

    If you thinking to buy DONT you will only end up frustrated.

    1 stars because when it worked it was fine, but this was not really often, can't waste time connecting a stupid keypad to a system, when Apple keyboard does not ever have such issue flawless.

    forthwith Apple just go add a keypad and update your keyboard in a flash I would buy it, as would others I am sure.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly thought through and untested, could use a driver!!

    This does what it says with very few exceptions. Setup and connection was established quickly on both my Macbook Pro (which I first tested it on) and again on my 2012 27" iMac.

    First problem: Bluetooth assistant came up with a dialogue saying the keypad wasn't a keyboard it recognized, and I would be unable to use it until it was identified. It asked me to press the first key left of my left SHIFT key. There is no Shift key on the keypad. So I just pushed a few random keys and the Bluetooth Assistant dialogue aske me if it was a european, Japanese or US keyboard. That just felt really dumb and untested. Not very well thought through.

    One thing that took me under 60 seconds to realize was that modifier keys don't work on this keypad. I'm used to using CMD+ or CMD- to zoom web pages in or out, but nothing happens when pushing CMD on my Apple wireless keyboard and hitting + on the trackpad. Didn't take me more than a few seconds to realize the same applies to SHIFT, CTRL, and the fn (function) keys. This will annoy any power user who spends all day in heavily customized programs like Logic Pro, ProTools, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and so on. I spend most of my day in Photoshop and this is really going to stress me when I try to change between layer opacity and layer fill opacity, which requires the SHIFT modifier to be used in conjunction with the number keys.

    I am very close to returning this, but I guess I can adjust my workflow. It's just really really disappointing that it costs so much, and is so badly thought through.

    I think a driver allowing the main keyboard and external trackpad to work in unison would do the trick ARE YOU LISTENING BELKIN?

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS

    It just won't work right. I've never gotten it working the way it's supposed to, and now it won't connect. Find a USB 10-Key numeric key pad instead.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Bought this product with my new iMac as Apple no longer offers an extended keyboard. Works great, when it works. Will just stop connecting. Changing batteries does not help. So frustrating. Probably too late to return it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE of important defect this item has!

    So, I learned this the hard way. Make sure when you look at this little numeric keypad you notice that comma or apostrophe is not added. Big FAIL. I think the purpose of the keypad was to shortcut and quicken the numeric process yet this keypad won't help if you are a designer, architect or any other project involving measurements...don't measurements and numbers go hand by hand?
    So beware builders and designers...you will not be able to relay feet, inches or dimensions of any programs such as AutoCad, Sketchup, Revit etc....without ultimately having to go back to your keyboards numeric upper row, o whats the point.

    For anyone else aside from accountants its like buying sneakers without laces. Disppointed.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Also disappointed :(

    This keypad worked for several months and then just quit working. When that happened I searched the troubleshooting section of the user manual with no luck, so went online to see if there was something I could do. I was extremely disappointed to find out that many, many others had the same problem with no solution. I do NOT recommend this product and am surprised that Apple even sells it.

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