• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too shallow / hurts my fingers

    Bought this as a replacement for my near 7-year old aluminium keyboard that came with my ye olde 2010 MacPro. It still works, just figured i could do with a fresh one.

    Old keyboard had two usb sockets - great for a wired keyboard / printer - this hasnt got those, so you loose an extra usb socket or two.
    Old keyboard for me is just the right height and key travel - feels nice to type on, this does not feel nice, after a week using it, i keep thinking 'oh god, i have to use that keyboard again' versus not thinking about using the old keyboard.

    I think this uses the much publicised 'butterfly' mechanism - it has less key travel to the old keyboard which basically means your fingers can feel like they are typing on concrete.

    Its also very low down versus the old keyboard which had more of an angle, accommodating two usb sockets.

    I started off wanting a backlit keyboard to replace my old 7 year old apple keyboard. I started with editorseys backlit keyboard which suffered from random ddouble kkey ppresses which i would class as a 'fault' editors keys charged me £5 for postage out to me and didnt refund my return postage of £4, so I was £9 out of pocket with these clowns.

    2nd. Logickeyboard astra backlit keyboard - when coming back from sleep for the 2-3 time, the keys did not work - usb hub and backliting worked, so again, had to post back to them in Denmark.

    3rd - this 'magic' keyboard which I will return and revert back to my old apple keyboard - i might try and find a new-ish one of ebay maybe as apple doesnt make a keyboard i want anymore.

    4th - last hope, arriving today is a £55 Logitech windows backlit keyboard k740 which I hope and pray will work as its a more regular keyboard versus this form over function / anorexia over a cheeseburger mess.

    If this is an indication of apples macbook keyboards I wont be buying their laptops again either, such a shame though, apple were never known for their excellent peripherals.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive without back-lighting!

    Looks nice, but Apple should really consider having consistency with user's experiences. I own a MacBook Pro that includes a back-lit keyboard in Space Gray...then I go to use my iMac with this Space Gray keyboard and wish it was back-lit!!! Big disappointment for me, since I use it in a low light room while editing pictures. I agree with many who have also referred to the angle of the keyboard, although that's more easily solved by just proving up the back edge with some stick-on rubber feet.

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