Cool Tools: Apple’s newest iteration of their wireless keyboard
is one of the best pieces of design to have ever come out of Cupertino.
The minimalist design has been boiled down to the essence of a
functioning keyboard. It lacks a numeric keypad (a feature that can only
be found on Apple’s wired keyboard but that I have no need for anyway).
It has none of the unnecessary battery draining features found on other
third party wireless keyboards and features only one LED (for caps
lock). This means that the keyboard can run for several months on two
rechargeable AA batteries (I have charged it twice in 12 months) without
ever having to turn it off. The pint-sized (12.8″ x 7.3″ x 1.4″) 11.5
ounce keyboard is dwarfed by other monster desktop keyboards but holds
its own and has the added benefit of being small enough to slip into a
laptop bag for on-the-go use alongside any Bluetooth-enabled device.