Any avid Apple fan seriously interested in typing on the iPad must consider other options to an iPad’s built-in virtual keyboard. The Bluetooth enabled Apple Wireless Keyboard may be the ideal alternative to the iPad’s virtual keyboard.
The Apple Wireless Keyboard uses the iPad’s built-in Bluetooth functionality to deliver a simple and responsive typing experience for iPad end users without having to be tethered to your iPad with a dock. It is also a suitable replacement for the touch screen functions with the native keyboard shortcuts.
Setting up the Apple Wireless Keyboard to partner with your iPad is very easy. Touch the Apple Wireless Keyboard’s power button on the right side of the keyboard till you see the green indicator light turn on. Next, go into your iPad’s Bluetooth settings to pair the Apple Wireless Keyboard. That’s it!
Apple’s Wireless Keyboard for the iPad and Mac computers takes up nearly a quarter less space than traditional keyboards, is incredibly thin, and has a featherweight light design. The Wireless Keyboard follows Apple’s minimalist, yet fashionable styling. The keyboard is made of an aluminum casing, white plastic matte keys, and a plastic back panel. The aluminum casing allows for the sleek and slim look but is remarkably strong, suitable for any mobile road warrior or clumsy student. The top of the keyboard has a raised circular cylinder housing two AA batteries. This also has a pragmatic function that houses controls and user interfaces while also providing a pleasant and ergonomic typing angle. Typing for a few hours was comfortable and is comparable to typing on our 15″ Macbook Pro. This Wireless Keyboard features scaled down QWERTY keys, a directional pad, and media control keys that allow skipping tracks on the iPad. In addition, the keyboard has function buttons which allow to change display brightness, sound volume, and a disconnect button that allows quick return to touch input. We consider this very much a value buy if you own other Apple computers. The wireless keyboard can be used on your Macbook Pro or Mac desktop.
- Anodized aluminum enclosure
- Extended layout with document navigation controls, a numeric keypad, and special function keys
- Low profile keys
- Bluetooth Technology
- Ultra-thin design
- Model Number: MC184LL/A
- System requirements: Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer; Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later and Aluminum Keyboard Software Update 2.0; existing keyboard and mouse for initial setup
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Power supply: 2 x AA batteries (included)
- Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
- What’s in the Box: Apple Wireless Keyboard, two AA batteries, printed documentation