Review: Apple Keyboard and Wireless Keyboard

Products Reviewed

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Price when rated: $79

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

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
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Price when rated: $49

Pros

  • 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 space between function-key row and number keys
  • Function keys and Escape and Eject keys run together
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