Pros Very small; nice looking; Bluetooth (good range)
Cons No number pad or dedicated delete button; small keyboard for large hands
Summary I purchased this keyboard while on a mission to make my home office as neat and tidy as possible. While I accomplished my goal of a tidy workstation, I had a hard time getting used to this keyboard. Overall, the hardware performed just fine, but I simply never got comfortable with this keyboard.
My admittedly large hands initially pecked a lot of incorrect keys. This keyboard is exactly as it appears – very small. If you have large hands this product may not be for you.
This keyboard does not have a dedicated number pad. Of course, I knew this when I bought the product, but what I didn’t realize was just how often I use the number pad on a traditional keyboard. During a solid month of heavy use, I found myself constantly reaching over to use the absent number pad.
The unit does not have a dedicated ‘delete’ key; there is only a ‘backspace’ key. (Note: You can mimic the behavior of a traditional delete key on this keyboard by holding the function key while pressing ‘backspace’.) Again, I didn’t realize just how often I use both the ‘delete’ and ‘backspace’ keys until I started using this keyboard. Is it hard to press the function key while clicking ‘backspace’? No! But, for some reason, it sure annoyed me.
I never adjusted to the minor differences on this keyboard due, in part, to the fact that I use a full-sized keyboard at work. After a full day at work, switching between my work keyboard and this one drove me nuts! After a solid month of heavy use, I went back to my full-sized Apple Wireless keyboard. If a key pad and dedicated delete button aren’t important to you, I suspect you would be happy with this product.
I give this product a 7 because the performance itself was quite good and it is aesthetically pleasing. My complaints are all rather subjective.
Pros Tiny, elegant, minimalist design
Cons Takes some getting used to, especially for touch typers. Expensive (now)
Summary First off, reviews bemoaning the lack of a number pad and the home/end buttons, etc. don't make sense to me - check out the keyboard layout before you buy the keyboard. (In fairness - you do need the internet to do this - the layout isn't on the package like it should be.) If you want a num pad and the full layout, just don't buy this keyboard. Yes, it would be nice if Apple made a full sized wireless version, and maybe they will, but this isn't it.
If, however, you're not typically using those extra keys and would like the smallest, most elegant keyboard available - this is the one for you. Beautiful finish and design, and the combination of the smaller footprint and the lack of wires make this the most minimal yet effective keyboard I've seen. It really cuts the concept of a keyboard down to its essence.
It has taken me a bit of time to get used to touch typing on this keyboard, primarily because I think I'm subconsciously expecting there to be more of it and am shifting to the left by a key or two - hitting caps lock instead of A. However, after a day or so that tendency is decreasing and my typing is confident.
My PC keyboard is Das Keyboard, which has a very mechanical, long throw, loud clicky action (I love it BTW). This is very different - short throw, subtle, quiet - but still very confident and precise. Certainly has the sense of being a well made machine.
Highly recommended - just check out the layout and ensure that you really want the 'small version' - if you do, or are willing to give it a try - I think you will be very pleased.
(9/10 for the price - cut $30 off and it's perfect.)
Pros great response and tactile feel, exactly like my MacBook Pro keyboard, metal and lightweight, great connectivity and range via bluetooth
Cons a number pad wouldve been nice, but i've adapted, and ive started to wash my hands every time i use it because ive only had it for a couple weeks but the keys arent as bright as they used to be on the home row
Summary this is a good keyboard, great infact, the keys are the same as my MacBook Pro so i'm a fan, it feels great, takes up less space on my desk, its metal, and really lightweight, so i can put it in my lap when i lean back, its a great purchase, worth the money, i've had no connectivity issues whatsoever and great response on the keys, also really quiet
Pros Bluetooth wireless is a plus.
Cons It doesn't feel like a real keyboard. They forgot to include the rest ie the number keyboard to the left.
Summary For a lover of apple products; this one sucks! Its uncomfortable to type on and they forgot to include the rest of the keyboard. I dont want to be typing on a laptop like keyboard when Im at my main computer. Try again apple! Bring back your old wireless keyboard with full functionality. It not worth the extra expense get the wired one (or try to find an older wireless one online)
Pros size is perfect...not too big and not too small
wireless so no cord to worry about
Cons nothing...i use to rely on the number pad, but i've gotten use to now having one.
Summary i love that it's wireless and small. when i turn to use my PC keyboard it seems so bulky and unwieldy!