First Look: Apple Wireless Keyboard
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Apple Wireless Keyboard

1:13 /

Apple bundles its Wireless Keyboard with every new iMac because it matches the computer's strengths in terms of minimal design and simple functionality. While some may bemoan its lack of extra features, the Apple Wireless Keyboard does the job and looks good doing it.

-Hi! I'm Justin Yu, associate editor for cnet.com and today we're taking a first look at the Apple Wireless Keyboard. It ships today with every new iMac and matches its minimalist design and simple functionality, but with a few extra features that give it an edge over the competition. First of all, this keyboard uses Bluetooth technology to connect wirelessly to your computer. That means you cannot only use it with the iMac but also with the Apple iPad and the iPhone. You'll also notice that Apple got rid of the numerical keyboard usually on the right side in lieu of a much thinner overall profile. The new layout also matches that perfectly with Apple's latest Magic Trackpad. You might also be wondering about waning battery life, and well, Apple has a solution for that as well. This bar on the back of the keyboard doubles as both an angled stand as well as the compartment for the two AA batteries. You can use rechargeables, but it actually has a power management features that shuts down the keyboard if you don't use it for awhile and automatically turns back on when you're ready to type again. For all the innovative features, attractive design, and affordable price tag, it's easy to recommend the Apple Wireless Keyboard to anyone shopping for Mac friendly input device. You can read all the details on the full review at cnet.com. But that's my time, I'm Justin Yu and this is the Apple Wireless Keyboard.

New releases

How accurately do fitness trackers...
2:13 July 23, 2014
As the "quantified self" craze continues, fitness trackers have us obsessing over not only how active we are...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 023: Amazon Fire...
24:16 July 23, 2014
Today, Amazon Fire phone reviews started dropping (and they're not very good), Samsung puts a price tag on...
Play video
Philips' speaker base not for bass...
1:39 July 23, 2014
The Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B offers a compelling combination of useful features and appropriate...
Play video
The 404 1,530: Where we're richer...
41:25 July 23, 2014
Convincing Google that you accidentally clicked on a racist search result, Comic-con 2014 events for TMNT...
Play video
Unlock your phone with Motorola's...
2:54 July 23, 2014
Motorola unveils a near-field communication security sticker for your wrist, Sony's high-priced Walkman gets...
Play video
Manything makes home security free...
2:12 July 23, 2014
This free iOS app gives pricy security cameras a run for their money.
Play video
Ditch the spray: Apps to repel...
1:01 July 23, 2014
Along with summer comes cookouts, swimming, and mosquitoes -- lots of them. Instead of slathering on repellent,...
Play video
Amazon Fire Phone charts new t...
3:50 July 22, 2014
3D-like visuals and a clever scanning app heat up the Fire Phone, though Android lovers may be lukewarm.
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre