Conclusion: Apple’s Wireless Keyboard isn’t really best suited for daily use particularly if you use your Mac for writing letters and sorting your accounting, but if you only use it to surf the web and watch videos, you might find the small form factor lucrative enough to make the switch to this wireless keyboard.
Excerpt: The sleek Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combine the clean look of the Apple iMac with powerful technology. Both communicate via Bluetooth and use Advanced Frequency Hopping. They feature 128-bit encryption and strong power management to maximize battery life. But the keyboard has only four specialized buttons. The mouse isn't well designed for either hand and has only one button. It's like putting a turbo engine in a tricycle.
Excerpt: (2 items) When Apple announced the aluminum iMac in August 2007 , the company also quietly released two new keyboards: the full-size, USB-connected Apple Keyboard and the smaller, Bluetooth-connected Apple Wireless Keyboard . Sporting a dramatically different look and feel from previous Apple keyboards, the new line featured an impressively thin design with MacBook-style keys, making the two keyboards unlike any other Apple had made—and unlike any other on the market,...
Pros: Good, low-travel key feel, Excellent battery life, Bluetooth wireless, Travel- and lap-friendly without reducing key size, Good number of special OS X functions, Doesn't require third-party drivers, Sturdy, Good, low-travel key feel, Doesn’t require third-party drivers, Good number of special OS X functions, Thin, Sturdy, 19 function keys useful for assigning keyboard shortcuts
Cons: Flat keys not ideal for touch-typists, Can't override special function-key functions, No numeric keypad or dedicated home, end, forward-delete, page up, or page down keys, Function keys and Escape and Eject keys run together, Flat keys not ideal for touch-typists, Can’t override special function-key functions, No space between function-key row and number keys, Function keys and Escape and Eject keys run together
Excerpt: As Apple aficionados, your first port of call for a separate keyboard is most likely to be Apple’s own offering. Compact and low-profile, Apple’s Bluetooth option uses chiclet keys that have become a familiar choice for today’s keyboards. Apple has looked carefully at how it could shrink its keyboards to the absolute minimum, which some users may not find to their liking.
Low profile, lightweight, portable, Apple function keys, instant pairing, chiclet keys, great brushed-aluminium styling
Some function keys missing, no carry case, no numeric keypad, could be too cramped for some users, no dock for iOS devices
Excerpt: Apple’s Wireless Keyboard is slim, sleek and very light, but it won’t be to everyone’s taste. The slim, compact design is good for use at home – for example, we use ours with a Mac mini that’s plugged into a flat-screen TV and used as a media centre in the living room.
Compact, lightweight design, useful function keys, works with iPad too
Too small for some people, no numeric keypad
Summary: Apple bundles its Wireless Keyboard with every new iMac because it matches the computer's strengths in terms of minimal design and simple functionality. While some may bemoan its lack of extra features, the Apple Wireless Keyboard does the job and looks good doing it.
Pros: Ultrathin profile, Minimal footprint, Simple Bluetooth pairing Top row keys offers one-touch access to popular Mac features, Automatic shut off conserves energy
Cons: Lacks number pad, Small keys may feel cramped for some users
Excerpt: The Apple Wireless Keyboard's slim, compact design is good for use at home – for example, we use ours with a Apple Mac mini that's plugged into a flat-screen TV and used as a media centre in the living room.
Excerpt: Avec son clavier sans fil, Apple propose sa solution pour éliminer les enchevêtrements de câbles. Mais comme la plupart des produits de la marque pour lesquels riment design et technologie, le wireless keyboard n’est pas bon marché. Par ailleurs, ce clavier ne fonctionne qu’avec les Mac équipés Bluetooth et dotés du système OS X 10.2.6 ou d’une version plus récente.