The detractors have been missing the point all along.
This keyboard was not
designed for accountants, nor anybody who needs or prefers to use a 10-key
. This keyboard was designed for those who want to sit on the couch or in a chair across the room from the computer and display, watching instead perhaps AppleTV. It was designed for casual
Jobs made specific mention of this in the keynote when he introduced the BT keyboard, saying how the smaller size fit more comfortably. The 10-key was omitted by design, not mistake, for a target market
. The review was conducted on that premise, as it should have been. If somebody finds this keyboard suitable for other applications, so much the better.
Apple made it clear that this has no 10-key-- http://www.apple.com/keyboard/
If you need one, this keyboard was not meant for you
. This is not the keyboard you're looking for. Tell 'em, Obi Wan.
Calling it flawed and the review mediocre because somebody can't use their Segway to bring 8x10 beams home from the lumber yard is stupid. So the keyboard doesn't suit your purpose. Irrelevant. How does it do the job it was intended
to do? That's what a review should address and what a reader should consider. This review did just that. Most of these posters need to do their part.
That people want a 10-key version is obvious. But crying that Apple screwed up this version is ridiculous. This is typical of people who whine because Apple didn't bring out the product they
If only critics understood the concept of context, most of these posts wouldn't have been made.
My only fault with the review is that this keyboard does have inverted-T cursor keys. But then that too is obvious just by looking at the keyboard. Otherwise, I'd say it and the rating were spot-on.
Maybe Apple will bring out an extended version. Maybe then those people will consider context, when it's all about them.