• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy Avoid

    No backlighting for a $170 keyboard? Worst Mac keyboard I've ever used. Figured Apple would have a backlit keyboard for their desktops by now, but no. If you're ordering an iMac just get the basic options and buy a 3rd party keyboard. They've also reduced the size of the keyboard so all the keys are closer together which is infuriating. Nothing like the previous wired $49 keyboard nor the keyboards on the MacBook Pros which are both far superior to this keyboard. Worst keyboard I've ever used and worst ever produced by Apple. Don't buy.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bent, but very shallow angle and no means of changing the angle

    Well, I guess I am one of the lucky ones that has a flat keyboard, but the angle is very shallow, and it cannot be changed. Presumably Apple knows better than I do what angle I want to type at. :)

    And the keyboard travel is very short. I hope that I will get used to that, presumably it is part of the "Apple thin" philosophy that over-permeates everything they do...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    keyboard arrangement

    It works well but the new arrangements of keys is infuriating: the caps key is much smaller than normal and placed above ctrl, so that if one is used to the conventional placement, one keeps hitting the wrong key

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    10.12.4 ?!?!?!?!?

    Why am I forced to upgrade my os to 10.12.4? In our agency, we can't use macOS Sierra due to software incompatibility issues; so this keyboard is useless at all. And also, we don't have the good old wired option. Thanks Apple!!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with mine

    My workspace is very friendly to a keyboard that doesn't need a wired connection, and I don't want to use up a USB port with a dongle; I prefer a keyboard that doesn't require battery changes; I prefer a keyboard with a numeric keypad; and the more function keys the better.

    The Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad fits the bill nicely. It is easy to use for this touch-typist (who learned on a Remington upright), lasts for a long time on a charge, lets me know when it's time for charging, and charges quickly and easily while I'm using it. The backlight on my previous keyboard was nice to have, but I don't really miss it. I have gotten used to using the forward delete key, and also to option-delete now deleting an entire word (which is actually more useful to me than having two ways of forward-deleting).

    I have found no downside to this keyboard after nearly a year of use. It sits on a flat surface – when I travel with my laptop, I use the keyboard on the laptop – so I have not experienced the bending others have reported.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent build quality and connection....what else did you expect?

    No, this is not a carpal-tunnel friendly keyboard. If you want that, just buy another keyboard from Best Buy or a gel wrist support. If you want a basic keyboard with MacBook level build quality, this is it. If you like the clean MacBook look, this is for you. If you don't connect the MacBook and keyboard under a microwave or server room, you shouldn't have bluetooth issues. This keyboard doesn't have the butterfly board found on the new MacBooks, which is fine. The scissor mechanism is very nice. I find that the numeric keypad is adequate, but not very useful. I need a keypad at work, but at home I feel like the cheaper keyboard would've been better because it's much more travel-friendly. This is NOT travel friendly...unless you carry a long, flat case...But why am I complaining? The MacBook already comes with an amazing keyboard. ALSO, this can play instruments in GarageBand quite well.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    This is the first bluetooth keyboard I've used with an iMac but it is first rate. I bought it with my 2017 iMac 21.5" and it's been completely reliable and I love the action of the keys. Recharging is an infrequent event and since I keep a lighting cable on my desk all the time, when the keyboard does need a charge it's easy to plug the cable into the back charging port and keep working.

    It's the best Mac keyboard I've had.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    I have searched the Internet for an alternative keyboard and bottom line, none of them match the quality and seamless integration of this keyboard with my MacBook Pro. I bought a knock-off from Amazon and was very disappointed. Yes, Apple charges a premium, but I definitely think this keyboard is a case of you get what you pay for. I have had two wired versions of this keyboard (previous design of course) for 10+ years and they continue to work great.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Apple why! No Volume Control

    Make sure you know what you're running on before, my GF bought me this for my birthday and I loved the the way it looked. Now pairing it and using it I found out that the volume control buttons will not work unless you have 10.12.4.....Do you hate your older customers, was it that hard to add the function to anyone with an older yet still running iMac.....sometimes customers don't upgrade to newer software for many reasons. I'm keeping the keyboard with the hopes that they'll fix it somehow but other than that just get some other keyboard nonetheless, this one is just average and doesn't feel like a keyboard but more like a laptops keyboard. I know I can add the volume control to the top but the extra keys are there for no reason now.... just be careful when you purchase this.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A big step backwards

    In addition to many peripherals not working since the 'upgrade' to High Sierra, this new keyboard does not have the fn-backspace function to delete. It is really annoying loss and there is no way to address it.
    All Apples to date have had this, my old machines, new machines etc, but not this keyboard.
    Please, please Apple fix this

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shallow keys gives it an uncomfortable feel

    The keyboard itself works fine. However the actual keys are very shallow, so the keystrokes feel awkward. They are more shallow than the previous models and after typing a while, my fingers start to ache. I've been using it for over 6months, and I getting ready to switch it out.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bends in the middle

    I do love the actual face of the keyboard and all its functions, I used to have the keyboard without the numeric keypad but I much prefer having the keypad attached. But I agree with Tony, when you are typing the keyboard dips in the middle, so much so that the bottom of the keyboard gets all scratched.

    And as many have mentioned, for a high expensive quality product I don't think it's good enough from Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bomb Keyboard - Buy this immidiately

    Life changing keyboard. Other keyboards would be like running a marathon with a rock in your shoe.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 13 people found this useful