Review : Apple Wireless Keyboard
There’s always a new gadget out there to get us techies excited, and at the moment it’s all things wireless! The Apple Wireless Keyboard is the latest must have to complete your workstation. With all the excitement around it we thought we’d try it out !
Well it’s teeny tiny! For a keyboard that is.
We’re used to a long rectangle that you can break in two when your project doesn’t quite go according to plan. However this is something new. At only 28cm long it’s a lot shorter than standard keyboards.
It’s also completely wireless which definitely helps reduce the clutter on your desk even further.
The look itself is very modern and stylish as we all expect from Apple by now. The cold Aluminium casing makes the keyboard feel durable and high-end (particularly when most other keyboards on the market are plastic).
The first thing you notice is the keys. Flat and raised around a millimetre from the keyboard surface, typing feels less aggressive and almost rhythmic as you glide your fingers from one letter to the next. Initially it is a bizarre feeling to have your fingertips pressing so lightly, but after a while you realise you could never go back to using an old clunky keyboard.
The most obvious feature is that it’s wireless. It links to your computer via bluetooth, which reminds us of sending ringtones to your friends in the old days before Smartphones. The concept feels old school but hey it works and to be fair this is the same with any wireless device you want to connect with your computer be it a keyboard, mouse or speaker.
So how does it get it’s power? Well this is yet another blast from the past technology that’s making a comeback! The battery! Huh?! Yep that’s right the Apple Wireless Keyboard is in fact battery powered, requiring two AA batteries. Initially this put us off based on Apples history of draining battery life. However, surprisingly the battery life lasts for approximately 2 to 3 months depending on how much you use it. The keyboard is actually a little bit smart and conserves the battery life when you’re not typing. Though don’t forget to actually use the on/off switch when you’ve finished work for the day.
The Final Review
Overall, we like it. For an Apple product it’s not one of the most expensive items they offer and comes in at a pretty reasonable price margin. Typing feels easier than on a standard keyboard and the size and lack of wires instantly makes your workstation less cluttered. A big thumbs up from us!