• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    I almost didn't buy this keyboard because I read several reviews where people complained about the angle of the keyboard being more flat than the previous Apple keyboards. One guy even complained about carpel tunnel. Then I lifted my arms off the desk and low and behold my hands actually preferred to hang downward and that was a very comfortable position. So I decided to buy the keyboard. The fact that it is more flat is actually an ergonomic improvement. Think about all of the palm rests people used to have with their desktop computers. Those elevated your wrists so your hands could hang in a more natural position. My only complaint is that it might be even better if it was completely flat. The keys are very responsive with less travel than the previous keyboard which is an improvement. If you are wondering if you should buy one, then you should buy one.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sticky Key

    Day one - one sticky key. The keys aren't robust, they're not doing their job and therefore I don't have confidence in the quality of the product so I've sent it back for a refund.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy

    I added extra feet to the bottom of the keyboard to stop it bending like the one in the store, but there's just no working around the fact that this keyboard flexes as you type. Loved the wired full-size keyboard, but that's no longer available and this just isn't solid.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not As Solid As The Older USB Keyboard ...

    When my old wired USB version Apple keyboard started faltering I tried the new wireless Magic keyboard (with numeric keypad). The feel is disappointing after so many years on the USB version. Most annoying is the cheap feel of the key caps in comparison. The old keyboard keys are firm under your finger tips at the very start of a keystroke. The Magic keyboard key caps are not. If you lightly touch any of the keys, there is a perceptible "chatter" of a few thousandths of an inch - just enough to remove confidence in touch typing. If your fingers are moist, you can probably touch the keys lightly, then the key caps will stick to your finger and travel up slightly as you lift your finger off the key. It wouldn't have taken much to remove that top-of-stroke "chatter" from the keys - just use the same style key mechanism from the older keyboards. Aside from that, it's not a bad idea to mimic the older keyboards - but Apple simply didn't make it work. Disappointing. If Apple still sold the old wired version, I would buy it. As-is, they don't. So, I returned the Magic version.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Bend, Avoid

    The keyboard has unnecessary bend/flex in the middle and if pressed on the side of the frame bounce upwards. Had mine replaced. Same issue. Poorly made, especially at this price point.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Only got this today so it's early days.

    Cons:

    - Too expensive
    - Smaller tilt angle than the old one

    Pros:

    - Not bent
    - Nice feel to type
    - Does not require bluetooth to be enabled if you just want to use it liked a normal wired keyboard. This was the biggest unknown for me as it baffles me why people want to deal with wireless keyboard charging when this is for a desktop.

    Hopefully it'll have a longer lifespan than the old wired fullscreen keyboards. Time will tell.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for my purposes

    I got one of these with my new iMac. I wanted the 10key option, as I've struggled without it. Use calculator/spreadsheet quite often in my work. I wondered at some of the negative reviews, but so far no issues!! It paired easily with the iMac, charges quickly, I really like not having another cord/wire to deal with. Stays charged for days and days. I am about to get another to use with my MacBook Pro. Yes, it's pricey, but...... I can't figure out the reviews that say it bends. There only small little rubber grips in each corner, not enough to let it bend anywhere. The keyboard height/configuration is pretty much like my old (now dead) wired keyboard with numeric keypad. I've been using it for about a month.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unpleasant to use

    Bullet point review:
    > cramped: I assumed I would adapt over time, but months (a year?) later I still make an inordinate number of typos, often hitting two keys at a time.
    > non dissimilar function keys: The old half-size function keys gave me tactile feedback, allowing me to relocate my finger placement without breaking off to look at my hands. Now, I am often a row above where I want to be for several letter before I notice--visually--my mistake.
    Frankly, I like everything else, but these two design blunders make every outing on this keyboard an adventure in frustration. It would be nice if Apple would reintroduce human-factor engineering in their computer products.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard - Top Feel & Quality

    I love this keyboard, having just bought it to replace a Logitech one I had for 6 years that has now finally broke down.

    The previous reviews saying this keyboard is bent must have experienced the very first batch of these, which must have been a bad batch. This one is flat and perfect.

    I would recommend this to any iMac owner.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but not great

    I bought this keyboard mainly to minimise use of the inbuilt keyboard on my 2016 MacBook Pro.
    This keyboard has a real escape key and the tab key works because a speck of dust didn't get stuck under it so two big plusses over the keyboard I would normally use.

    3 stars for doing what it is meant to do as a keyboard.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    I am a middle aged software developer and I use iMac a lot. Every single day. I've been using iMacs for about 10 years now. When I updated my current iMac in 2015 it came with the narrow Magic Keyboard and even though I tried to love it very hard it was too difficult for me to use. So I ended up using my old full sized keyboard. It's about the numeric keypad (but I use it as well) its more about PgUp, PgDown, the size and placement of cursor keys. When I realised that the full size Magic Keyboard is available I instantly wanted to get it, but I was not so sure after reading so many negative reviews. Perhaps Apple has reinforced the keyboard or I was more lucky, but mine works perfectly! After a few days I get used to the slightly different angle and I can use it forgetting that this is a new model. Now, two months later I decided to write a review, to help those who worry that the keyboard bends easily. It's not. It declutters my desk a bit because I don't have the cable, it makes one USB port free – important when you have many testing devices connected. It's responsive, I can wake up my iMac just by pressing the space in the morning and the key typing feel is great. I can recommend it without reservation.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not come with a USB-C cable !

    Seems to work as advertised, but given that the current MacBook Pro only ships with USB-C connection, then surely Apple can offer a USB-C cable with the keyboard to allow direct connection and charging ?

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So much worse than it used to be

    This new design is horribly unfriendly for typing. The key drop is so shallow that I often don't know whether I've typed a key or not. It also results in many accidental key presses from fingers resting on the keys. My error rate is WAY up, my words per minute way down. It is a nightmare to type on. The bluetooth connectivity is great like previous mac keyboards (hence the second star), but it is an absolutely horrendous keyboard for typing.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but they are bent

    Could have lost one star for being bent, I have purchased three of these in total and each has a differing degree of bend in them. I am sure it is either warm or cold storage causing it.

    The bend is in the aluminium, this actually means it is quite easy to lay the keyboard down and see where it is high then apply some light pressure to bend it back into either a level position or one that suits the desk it is on. We use them on natural solid oak desks which are by design not perfectly level. So it is handy that you can bend them slightly to suit.

    I know its a pain to get a bent keyboard, however, it does appear nothing more than the metal twisting in storage and for me at least it was easily sorted very quickly.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life not as advertised on this website.

    One month between charges? More like five days.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken

    I was given it as a birthday present. I loved it. However after 4 weeks of using it. It started to bend. The bend has gotten worse and worse. Now this is very unfortunate, as when I went to the apple store, located in the Trafford Centre it could not be fixed. I also can't get a refund as it was a gift from a relative who is no longer with us so we do not have the receipt. The keyboard itself is fantastic and easy to use, i fully recommend it, if the bend does not occur. I do tho love all of apple's products.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too flat and I miss the extra USB ports

    The cleaners at my office spilled something on my older keyboard, killing it. I went and bout the new keyboard with the numeric keypad (I'm in finance so I use it all the time.) I was surprised that Apple had managed to make it worse by upgrading it. Blue tooth? Fine, whatever. My real problems are ergonomic and functional. This keyboard is noticeably flatter, which I can already feel starting to stress my wrists. And unlike many people I used the extra USB ports (particularly since I have a usb-c only macbook pro. I miss my old keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    I never have an issue with this keyboard. Mine isn't bowed, but I have seen ones that are, but really, it makes no difference at all, it still works flawlessly. People just love to moan.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter Junk Keyboard

    Looks wonderful & sleek, but it stopped working after two weeks and would not pair with IMAC. Has no backlight so impossible to tell if it's on or not. $100 down the drain.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Key Travel, Bendgate is a non issue.

    First, the price is rather silly. For $129 it should have should include a touch bar. **digression - If Apple's serious about promoting the Touch Bar it should be available for pros using external keyboards on Touch Bar equipped Mac's - end digression**

    Okay so the keyboard is actually slightly bent, however it doesn't rock or move at all while in use. The battery life is great, appears to be about 30 days and it quickly recharges in a couple of hours and it can still be used while charging.

    As far as the key travel, I know it's a personal taste, but I think the key travel of the new Magic Keyboard is superior to the wired extended keyboard I used previously and far superior to the keyboard of the 2017 MacBook Pro.

    It's not as great as the old 2003 Apple Wireless Keyboard, it's still a pleasure to use.

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