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Apple Bluetooth Keyboard
on 31 December 2010
I purchased this keyboard for connecting to my Ipad and my Macbook Air when hooked up to an LCD screen. I mainly use it for presentations or media centre use.
The keyboard is a approximately 3/4 the size of my diNovo Logitech keyboard (without the numerical pad) it is really quite slim. The keyboard has an aluminium body with white keys. The keyboard is light but does not feel fragile. The keyboard is rather low and also the keys are not raised as much as a normal size keyboard which may cause problems for touch typists. I've been using a Logitech diNovo for a while which is similarly low, so the Apple keyboard is quite comfortable to type with. However, those using this keyboard for editing may find the lack of keys frustrating with the limit on short cuts and no numerical keys to the right of the keyboard. Another problem is the lack of a delete key to the right and the small directional keys placement.
If you are doing light editing as I do this is not a problem, but using excel without the numerical keys can be slow. I wish they would include a matching detachable numerical pad like the Logitech diNovo for a slightly higher price, but despite the minor negatives the keyboard is truly portable and an example of Apple's great style and design. I think its ideal for media setups due to its size. I currently using the keyboard for windows 7 in dual boot and it works perfectly.
If you need a portable keyboard this is one to get with its beautiful design it will look good in any media setup. A plus point is the battery life is quite long with the keyboard. I have had it a month and the batteries supplied are still going strong.(update batteries deplete faster then my logitech keyboard which can run for up to four months with out running out but uses 4AA batteries against 2 in this keyboard this is with everyday use)