• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard

    • Written by Eugene J from Sutherland

    Astonishingly beautiful and exceptionally convenient keyboard. Aluminum in space grey looks and feels amazing. I love its low profile, full-sized arrow and functional keys, and finally the keypad on the bluetooth model.

    The only letdown is the price difference with the white keyboard. The same models of MacBooks and iPhones in different colors have the same price. I suppose that there can be a difference in the manufacturing process, but I am sure that Apple already charges a good premium on all the products and could avoid passing it onto the customer. I do not mind the price itself, but the difference does not feel nice.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be Able to switch to other Apple ISO products

    • Written by Domingo M from South Elgin

    Gr8 keyboard. Gave up of the multi-devices keyboards from Logitech (all of the way too ugly) & the Matius (after trying 2 of the space gray keyboards both stopped working within days). Went with this keyboard.

    It's the best "feeling" of all of them when it comes to tying.

    I would give it 5* if it was able to switch between my iPad Pro, iPhone X and my Late 2014 Mac mini. Hopefully, Apple will add this is a future hardware or software update.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but could be better for the price.

    • Written by Christopher C from WINDSOR

    I love the look of my Space Grey Keyboard. It matches better with my desk setup then the original white/silver one. And I can type really fast with it.

    However, there's no reason why a $199 CAD keyboard should not have backlighting. At the very least, you should be able to use this keyboard in a dark office. But instead, you'll need a light. My second issue with this keyboard is the Lightning port. It's not good for those who own a MacBook Pro with a LG Ultra Fine Monitor (neither have USB A ports). You'll either have to get a "white" lightning to USB C cable to charge it (because there's no Black USB C to Lighting cables), or charge using one of those iPhone power adapters. It wouldn't be bad if the Keyboard came with a USB A to USB C adapter for those with a MacBook Pro setup (which is probably the market for those buying a stand alone keyboard). Sadly they don't. So if you're getting this for your MacBook Pro, hopefully you have a USB A power adapter.

    Another feature I wish this had was a device switch. I also use this keyboard with my iPad Pro, and it's annoying to have to make it forget one device, so I can use it with my MacBook Pro. A device switch would be great, so I can switch it between devices without any extra work.

    Last, I wish they offered the smaller one in Space Grey. This one is kinda bigger then I need it to be. And I wish you guys would make a Touch Bar version. I don't care if you gotta make it bigger with more batteries to power it. You need more ergonomic options anyways. Might as well make a big ergonomic one, with force touch and touch bar built in.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    what if?

    • Written by Richard Eric S from Yonkers

    Long time Apple user. Read all the reviews. Understand the different perspectives. I just purchased a new space gray Mac Mini so I felt I wanted it all to match. Don't know if the following is unreasonable, but given the change to the ports that are now provided, I was surprised that the charging cable provided doesn't match up with the ports. Why not make the customer happier by not having to purchase a charging cable that mates with keyboard and new Mac Mini port? Also, my Zagg iPad Air 2 rugged protector comes with a lit keyboard and a separate cable to charge for the lit keyboard. And while I am imagining "what if" how about a blue lit keyboard or green or purple which my Zagg allows for? As for the performance of the space gray Magic Numeric Keypad, I agree with the other comments about the style, action of the keys and would have appreciated if Apple had chosen to make the keyboard special for the price. Of course what one defines as special might differ such that back to simple, well built, reliable suffices, nest-ce pas? I went all space gray and it works out nicely. Glad I purchased pilot lights for as I use my system strictly for music and the keys are a touch harder to see without a hallow of glow from each side of my equipment stand.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Star Product, 4 Star Cost

    • Written by Anthony B from Sydney

    I was hesitant at first to purchase this keyboard mainly based on the reviews. and the price but I wanted to set up my space grey MacBook as a desktop when I'm at home to ease writing and pressure on the already questionable butterfly keyboards that are on the new MacBooks, however. 4 days in im loving it, the keys aren't as tough on the finger tips as the MacBook Pro and they seem to bounce back at me a bit as a type, I personally haven't had a problem with any lag yet and am thoroughly enjoying the experience thus far.

    the reason I didn't give 5 stars is I don't quite understand why I should pay extra just for the pleasure of having the item in a colour that matches my MacBook, but I do admit it looks very very nice.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard at an inflated price and lacking pro features

    • Written by LEIF O from Apple Valley

    Apple makes some of the best looking and most comfortable keyboards. I love the quiet keys. The build quality is excellent as expected. The keys are tighter, shallower and have less travel than the older keyboards. If you haven’t used one of the newer models I recommend you try it out before buying. Even though my work computer is a PC, I still use an Apple keyboard. Like almost everyone else I’ve been waiting for a matching keyboard to the black keyed and space gray MacBook Pro. Apple originally stated that this keyboard would be exclusive to only the iMac Pro. Unfortunately this feels like a money grab for Apple. They must have been feeling left out with these showing up on eBay for hundreds of dollars over the retail value. The space gray version has a twenty dollar premium over the white keyed version which is not unusual for Apple to do for a pro version. But I’d be happier to pay the extra for the matching color and pro features like a backlit keyboard but they didn’t include the backlight. I’d be even happier if they donated the money to a good cause like they do with product red. In the past Apple has unfortunately made all the black keys with different connectors so it’s impossible to swap the keys into a white keyboard (black keys are cheaply available online). I’m happy they’ve finally added another color but you can’t help but feel like a sucker for paying for it. Two stars off: one for the price markup for the color and one for the missing backlight.

    178 of 199 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Inflated Price for The Apple Brand

    • Written by Richard A from Fort Myers

    I have had this keyboard for 2 weeks. I bring the space gray keyboard home opened the package connected to my Macbook Pro 2017 without any issues. My complaints about this keyboard is not backlit and none of the great innovative features from my Macbook Pro keyboard are on this keyboard. The keyboard works great no adjustment takes getting use to.

    My take on this keyboard is if you do not need a new keyboard right now I would wait or seek out cheaper alternatives.

    If you are a Apple lover and want everything in our office Apple then this keyboard is for you.

    133 of 149 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I prefer the previous keyboard over this one...

    • Written by Kyle D from Huntersville

    I am not sure if the Apple Keyboard that I had prior to this one was called a Magic Keyboard or not. However, I prefer it over this one. This one needs more of an angle or an adjustment that would facilitate a higher angle. The feel of the keys are very similar to my new Space Grey MacBook Pro, which this was purchased to match. I will say that the feel of the keyboard and the one in my MacBook Pro have taken a tremendous amount of time to get used to. I use a Dell Laptop for work and then switch to my Mac for personal and grad school use. I make a tremendous amount of typos on the Apple Keyboards, especially after switching between the two products. This may be due to two things: the nearly flat surface of my MBP/Magic Keyboard's keys, and the butterfly mechanisms that are used in them. These mechanisms while very sensitive, do not allow for much travel of the key when depressed. It almost feels like typing on the screen of an iPad. I would say that if you can successfully type on the screen of your iPad with multiple fingers, this would be a great fit for you. But if you find yourself pecking it out with only a few fingers on your iPad, don't purchase this keyboard. Additionally, I do not like how this keyboard shows finger prints. It looks like I have smeared stuff all over it by the end of the day. Drives me insane! On the positive note, I do like how this one includes the numeric keypad, and I like the look of the keyboard (when it's free of fingerprints). It has an amazing battery life. I have had mine for 3 months now, and I have not even charged it yet. Amazing!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for a fancified, regular keyboard that should have been enhanced.

    • Written by Charlie C from New York

    Disappointed that our keyboard died so quickly after buying a $12,000+ iMac Pro. As a lifelong customer, I need to communicate that it's time for Apple to increase the value for the premium pricing. You're just charging more these days with less innovation. Keyboards should be more reliable ––as well as water resistant–– by now.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Inflated price makes you want to puke

    • Written by Grant C from BELLOWS FALLS

    The keyboard works. To be penalized for wanting a keypad is also sickening. At least now I can justify that expensive wireless Matthias because at a ridiculous price, its still cheaper!!!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive without back-lighting!

    • Written by Brian S from Dearborn

    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.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to see the dark keys...

    • Written by Jeff S from Cooper City

    This review is for the dark keyboard. What mistake not to have back-lit keys. I'm constantly struggling to read the keys. Had this had them it would have be 5 stars easily.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    For this price it should be better

    • Written by Ran E from Ramot Meir

    It's expensive product and i expect it to be great and not just ok. It should be a little bigger but the main issue I have with this one is the keys, they are just not stable enough to type fast. i have $50 keyboards that are much better than this one. In my country you can't return Apple product since there are no Apple stores, just authorised sellers.

    i have the feeling apple is laughing at us, you can't price it so high and have it function like $20 keyboard.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Single point failure...

    • Written by Paul D from Orangevale

    The keyboard does not illuminate. The print on the keypads is NOT easier to see in the dark. I suspect the majority of customers purchasing this keyboard are doing so because the white one your Apple product came with is impossible to read in low light. Unfortunately, the lack of illumination on this keyboard makes it a complete fail by user experience standards. Apple chose style, over functionality... therefore you should choose another company's keyboard... over Apple's.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function

    • Written by Brandon S from Hattiesburg

    It looks fantastic! Its quieter than a "mechanical switch" type keyboard. (computer keyboard naming convention isn't helpful) I DID get used to typing on it but at only ½ the speed of my Microsoft Natural or Corsair K.

    You are paying for the look and mystique not features. No backlight. No extra programmable keys. Nothing special.

    TWO STARS due to price. This is a $50 max of computing value, but you may think it's art.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - US English - Space Gray

    • Written by JOHN M. M from ROCKAWAY PARK

    Needs to back-lie.
    needs to be able to adjust the angle .
    For the price it needs these adjustments.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over function

    • Written by Chris W from CHELMSFORD

    The keyboard looks great. It is not a great typing experience. There is too little travel on the keys and they come to a hard stop, making it uncomfortable with sustained use.

    My old Microsoft curve USB keyboard is far, far better and for £150, I expected something more from Apple. The other issue is (though it is unclear whether it is a keyboard or a computer issue) is that this keyboard will not react to the ALT button on power up, to go to the boot selection screen on a 2019 Mac Mini, unless the charge cable is plugged in.

    Apple can afford to hire an ergonomist. You make great play of making your software intuitive and easy to use. It should be a similar story for the man-machine interface.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys aren't as nice as the old ones

    • Written by Ben S from Auckland

    I was a huge fan of the previous laptop-style keyboards, so was expecting the new ones to be as good or better.

    But these new keyboards:
    - Have slightly less depth/travel for each key so are less tactile (more mistakes)
    - Feel harder on each depress (they've lost that soft, padded feel)
    - Have a more clickity/clackity sound which is frankly annoying
    - Feel a lot cheaper to use

    If they were half the price, then fair enough but this is a premium keyboard so it's a bit of a shame all-round sorry.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels nice, looks nice but....

    • Written by Larry M from Shell Knob

    I gave it 2 stars when it should have gotten 5. I took off 3 stars because of the lack of backlighting. Really? Apple? Seriously? I am really trying to like my new MacBookPro and accessories but this really, REALLY expensive keyboard is a disappointment and just above useless without backlighting. The least you could have done is send along a desk lamp that plugs into one of the many (laugh) ports on the laptop.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    STICKY AND UNRESPONSIVE KEYS

    • Written by Christian G from Garden Grove

    Had this keyboard for over a year... came with my iMac Pro. Some keys are unresponsive and really "sticky" (see the MacBook's keyboard replacement issue) and there's really no documentation on how to properly clean the keyboard. Not to mention the price for a replacement is really unattractive...

    3 of 7 people found this useful