• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A Half Baked Attempt

    • Written by Simon J from CAMBRIDGE

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but quality is missing

    • Written by Neale H from THATCHAM

    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

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine product

    • Written by Andrew L from South Croydon

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Mike W from Ripon

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Martin K from Valby

    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?

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating at first but now love it

    • Written by Barbara B from Bradford

    The quick start guide which came with it was nigh on useless - all it said was put in batteries and pair. As a result I had a device which thought it was a keyboard and wanted me to press the key next to the space bar! After a bit of searching on the belkin website I found that I should switch bluetooth off and then on again. As all the input devices I have are blue tooth, I abandoned that idea. I tried various tricks like taking the batteries out and putting them in again, pairing it again until I hit on the plan to disconnect it and reconnect it and then it realised what it really was and began working perfectly. I worry that a lot of people would have given up before getting to this stage though.
    Now it works just fine and will make life much easier being able to input numbers.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing, would not recommend it

    • Written by Brieuc H from Battice

    Connection fails every 10 seconds, quality is mediocre compared to Apple's keyboards.
    I would not recommend this product especially in regard to the price

    5 of 8 people found this useful