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Apple Wireless Keyboard

The completely cable-free Apple Wireless Keyboard uses Bluetooth technology to connect with your Mac. So you’re free to move the keyboard just about anywhere within range and wirelessly type away. And its slim, compact design takes up much less space on your desk.

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Use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on your desk, on your lap, or anywhere within 30 feet of your Mac — all because of its built-in Bluetooth technology. Its compact design takes up 24 percent less space on your desktop than full-size keyboards, so you have extra room to move the keyboard around and mouse comfortably alongside of it. You’ll also feel a difference when you type on its low-profile anodized aluminum enclosure with crisp, responsive keys. Use the function keys for one-touch access to a variety of Mac features such as screen brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, Exposé, and Dashboard.

The Apple Wireless Keyboard now requires just two AA batteries — one less than the previous model. And its intelligent power management system conserves battery life. So when you’re not using the keyboard, it automatically powers down. The instant you start typing, it turns back on. Use the on/off switch when you're away from your computer for a long time.

What’s in the Box

  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Two AA batteries
  • Printed documentation

Minimum System Requirements

  • Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
  • Aluminum Keyboard Software Update 2.0
  • Existing keyboard and mouse for initial setup
  • Two AA batteries (included)

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Based on 42 reviews

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  • Apple Wireless Keyboard


    Best keyboard I have used.

    Written by WB from Toronto

    Oct 20, 2009

    I can type on this keyboard faster and with fewer mistakes than any other I have used. I used to think the keyboard in my old Powerbook G4 was the best I had used, until this was released. The response is great and keys are springy and always register a click. I like this keyboard so much that I bought one for work, with my own money, rather than use the cheap office one.

    The battery life is great and a huge improvement over the first wireless keyboard. I think I change the batteries after four months and that is will daily use and I use it a lot, but can't remember it's so infrequent.

    It's great at a desk and now I use it on the couch on my lap, with the Mac Mini connected to my TV. Same size keys as a regular keyboard, but small enough to tuck into the end of the coffee-table when not in use. Love that it goes into a stand-by/sleep mode and I never need to turn it off. Just stop using it and then tuck it away. No delay or waiting for it to re-connect when I come back to use it hours or a day later. If only there was a model with a touchpad (hint, hint).

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  • Apple Wireless Keyboard


    Heavy user. Sysadmin. High praise.

    Written by EB from San Francisco

    Oct 21, 2009

    Having both a Macbook air and this wireless keyboard is a treat. The wireless keyboard (as well as the wired keyboard) have virtually the same layout, save the function button, smaller control and alt keys, and small arrow-pad. This means that as I move from laptop-keyboard to wireless-keyboard, I do not have to adjust my typing habits to compensate for altered ergonomics.

    The tactile response of the keys is noticeable yet not wearisome.

    Bluetooth distance has never been a problem for me even paired with an tower outfitted with an external USB bluetooth dongle.

    I am a daily user and have replaced the batteries in my laptop twice in about 7 months.

    No gripes here.

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  • Apple Wireless Keyboard


    Great improvement on a great keyboard

    Written by JB from Star

    Oct 22, 2009

    There are only two problems with the older version of this keyboard:
    1) it required three batteries which was a pain.
    2) it's so perfect that it spoils you and quickly makes you not like other keyboards including the full size keyboard with the function keys so far away from typing position. More

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  • Apple Wireless Keyboard


    Fantastic Keyboard

    Written by WS from Highland Park

    Nov 24, 2009

    I just replaced my large white Apple wireless keyboard with this smaller, sleeker model. I did it for two reasons which seem largely ignored in the previous reviews.

    First, like most users, I mouse with my right hand (even though I am left-handed). The models with number pads put a 6 inch space between your mouse and your right typing hand. Think about the number of times you go from your keyboard to your mouse per day, multiply that by 2 (there and back) and then multiply that by 6. That is the number of unnecessary inches your hand is traveling between the mouse and keyboard everyday. The compact keyboard allows for a quicker, less straining computing experience. I do not use a number pad enough to offset this convenience. Even if I did, I would buy one of the many bluetooth number pads and put it somewhere else on my desk.

    Second, this keyboard has a much lower profile than the old white ones. This makes the for a much more comfortable typing position.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

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    Written by TM

    Nov 22, 2009

    I needed a low-profile ergonomic keyboard-mouse layout. (not extended keyboard with mouse way off to the right). i have had mine for a few years now... it HITS THE SPOT! great price... gorgeous design. eats a few batteries... but I love it. More

    4 of 4 people found this useful

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    Written by NK from Los Gatos

    Nov 21, 2009

    It is an amazing keyboard but i wish they had kept the option to have a wireless keyboard with a numeric keypad. AHHH!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

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