"…the numeric keypad Mac users have been waiting for…" - iLounge.
ADD COMMAND AND NUMBER KEYS TO APPLE KEYBOARD
Ideal for data entry and accounting functions, the YourType™ Wireless Keypad is a convenient, time-saving addition to your workspace. This compact wireless keypad adds 28 keys to your Apple Wireless Keyboard or MacBook, including function keys and document navigation controls.
WIRELESS BLUETOOTH CONNECTION
The keypad pairs wirelessly with your iMac, Mac Pro, or MacBook using Bluetooth technology, so you're free to move it to any convenient and comfortable location within range. This helps you maintain a clean, uncluttered desktop. It also reduces fatigue while typing.
ALUMINUM DESIGN IS A PERFECT MATCH
The keypad's aluminum enclosure and low-profile, island-style keys complement the look and feel of your Apple Wireless Keyboard. And like Apple's keyboard, the keys respond quickly when touched.
At A Glance:
- Wireless keypad connects to iMac, Mac Pro, or MacBook via Bluetooth
- Adds 28 keys, including function and document navigation controls
- Aluminum enclosure matches Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Low-profile, island-style keys
- Includes two AA batteries
- Belkin YourType™ Wireless Keypad
- Two AA batteries
Rated 3 out of
Better than reviewed, still not terrific
I researched fairly thoroughly before choosing to try this out, and I'm writing this review to hopefully help others in similar situation. I have to use a Macbook at my company, yet I do a lot of number input/financial stuff, so I need a key pad. But I don't want the whole magic keyboard. This keypad, like all those I looked at, are rated and reviewed poorly, pretty much across the board. I selected this one because it is sold on the Apple store and I figured had the best chance of being returnable.
The good: It works! with my MacBook Pro (15" 2018 running High Sierra 10.13.6) the keypad connected and when I press the keys, it works. The unit is nicely angled, stable, keys are easy to push, fairly responsive. Contrary to MOST reviews, I have not had any connection problems, drops in connection, etc. If you press a key while it's not connected, it's powered up and ready in about 1.5 seconds. Not bad.
The meh: I always hated the silver aluminum macbook finish, which this has as well. It makes me cringe to touch it. The white plastic keys are meh. If I wanted a matchy set, I'd just buy the magic keyboard, I don't see why this must match. And my macbook is the darker finish of the 2018 macbook, not an option. I'd recommend they just make black or a neutral aluminum that would work with anything, but if you like it, it looks just like the old macbook.
The bad: When connecting it to my macbook, none of the instructions that come with it, are online on the Belkin site, are listed on the Apple site, none of them are correct. The macbook connects up with the device just fine, but has no idea what it is. It thinks it's a keyboard and so goes into a loop of asking you to press the button next to the SHIFT key. Well, guess what, there is no shift key, and there's no other way out of that setup screen, so if you are looking for a satisfying resolution of installation, you will not get it. Your setup will fail, and you will have an entry on your Bluetooth menu that says Keyboard blah blah. It would be SUPER NICE if Belkin or Apple could configure something so that the computer knew what this particular device was, what keys it has, etc. Now, the good out of all of this is, it doesn't particularly matter, all the keys work fine (including the F13-16) keys. So it doesn't apparently need to finish installation gracefully to work. I also did have to replace the batteries that came with as many others have remarked. Would be better not to include them.
So Giving this three stars. It works, even though it doesn't appear to install correctly. It is hideous looking, but functionally fine. In the week or so I've had it, it doesn't seem to have any connection issues.
If I hadn't spent 3 hours researching better options and then troubleshooting the install process I would have given it 4 stars. If it was made of black or white plastic and had more ergo keys, it would get 5.
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 5 out of
Dependable extra that makes work easy
Bought with my new Imac from Apple. Although could have gotten the newer keyboard, I wanted to also have the flexibility of using it when I am on the road with my Macbook. I wish I would have done this sooner! Makes data entry so much easier and especially love the delete key to complement the backspace.
The only downside was the initial setup. No problem connecting like insert says, but then it only partially functioned. I had to get on the internet and search for a few minutes to find out that you have to take batteries out and resetup for everything to work like it is supposed to. In box literature definitely needs to be fixed for idiots like me. Thank you for those troubleshooters out there that published how to fix things independently.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 1 out of
I received it yesterday night, and today a key is already missing. I can't get to connect to my MacBook Pro, today. You can't tell if is on or off because the green light turns off almost immediately. I try changing the batteries, still is not working. I thought because I was buying this from the Apple page it's quality was guarantee... my mistake for not going through the reviews first.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 1 out of
Purchased this and have only been able to use it a handful of times. It turns on with the green light, then shuts off right away, even after replacing the batteries.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 2 out of
Short Life Span
Didn’t make it to its 1st Bday! Very short life span
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 2 out of
Sort of does what I expected... but not quite
I bought this to specifically use wit AVID Pro Tools on my MacBook Pro 11,2. It does mimic most of the commands of an extended keyboard, but Pro Tools allows modifier key combos for other commands, i.e. option-6 or command-2, which all work on a USB extended keyboard. The Mac doesn't recognize the modifier key being used AT ALL when I enter a key command. Not happy, but will use it anyway. Is there any way to solve this?
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 1 out of
nice keypad but quit working. replaced batteries and still doesn't work
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 2 out of
It works fine but I cannot get the function keys to set so I have no TAB & that makes it almost a P.I.T.A. to use. having to use my tab on my laptob is silly! ANY HELP????
Date published: 2018-04-09