• 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.

    7 of 9 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Junk

    • Written by Paul R from South Weymouth

    This keyboard replaces my original wireless keyboard without numeric keypad and it is quite simply terrible.You get lots of mistyping because the keys most of the time do not react to your input. My 8-1/2 year old keyboard still works first time every time. This one does not. So, I would not recommend it. Another thing, it is not flush to the height of the latest trackpad which works great as the the new mouse. Just the keyboard of the new Space Gray line is poor. That's it.

    4 of 5 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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Touch & Design

    • Written by Nader Z from San Rafael

    I am happy with the feel, touch, and the smooth travel of the keys .

    The angle also helps my wrists by helping to reduce bending upwards. My wrists are starting to feel the years of using a keyboard!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hope You Like Using Cables With Your New Blutetooth Keyboard

    • Written by Ben O from Seattle

    Want to use your new $150 bluetooth keyboard with more than one MacBook? You're going to have to find an adapter (their laptops support USB-C, but they send you a USB 3.1 cable) and plug the keyboard into your laptop every single time you switch between devices because it's not going to pair unless you do so.

    Far too expensive to perform like a peripheral from 1999.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, no problems.

    • Written by Raymond T from Yuma

    I haven't had any problems with this keyboard since I purchase it. This is no gaming keyboard, it's just a simple keyboard that does its job. I wouldn't put this keyboard on your lab as it could bend in the middle, as I have noticed on some reviews I've read. Just lay it on a flat surface and you shouldn't have a problem with it bending. The only issue I have with this keyboard it that there is no light that comes on when you press the caps lock key. There is a small white dot above the letters (caps lock), but no light. I don't know if it's me or that is the way it suppose to be. I tried to read the reviews to see if someone has the same issue, but came up empty handed.

    2 of 2 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!

    6 of 6 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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the US version, Not UK or International!

    • Written by Anthony W from Collingwood

    The shift button and enter button are TINY on the UK and International versions! I assumed the key layouts would be similar, but it's actually a different design to the US version.. I live in Aus but I'm returning my UK version for a US version so I can reach these critical keys.. WEIRD. Check the photos of the different versions carefully before buying!!

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too shallow / hurts my fingers

    • Written by Steve M from Southampton

    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.

    5 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Backlit on Space Gray Keyboard

    • Written by Pavlo S from Dubai

    That could be a great feature for the future wireless keyboards.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Thank you for the Space Grey!!

    • Written by Paul K from Pelican Waters

    Since 2013 when I got the black trash can Mac Pro, i have wanted an apple branded black or space grey keyboard for a long time, the last one i had was the original one silver usb version of the Apple keyboard because they didn't have a wireless with the number pad and it still works!! But I am very happy to have finally switched back to apple branded keyboards and especially the space grey wireless apple keyboard love it, it is much improved in typing since the original version. The real reason though I went back was because they have now black and space grey keyboards and mouse's


    Very smooth to use with my space grey MacBook pro 15 inch with touchbar and it just works, also very good quality.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected. This keyboard is worth the wait!

    • Written by Jonathan M from Edmonds

    I purchased my last Apple keyboard 7 years ago. I was debating on waiting for when and if Apple would release the Mac Pro mouse/keyboard/trackpad in space gray. I am very glad I waited for the Apple brand to match my Macbook Pro in space gray. The keyboard looks pretty clean and beautiful on the desk. Combined with the trackpad I have really cleaned up my desk with this setup. I have noticed that some of the F13-F19 keys were giving me trouble setting up shortcuts. I see others complain about it being too expensive... you can see the price right there. There are other cheaper keyboards on the market. I have also seen negative reviews due to the low profile and angle. I have to say that coming from the older 1st gen BT keyboard the angle is different but I honestly prefer it. The keys are perfect. Much better than the built in keyboard on the Macbook Pro. What can I say other than I love this thing. It goes perfect with the 5k LG display and other black accessories. This thing is a must have for anyone that uses their laptop on a stand with or without an external display. Oh yeah, and it came with black Apple lightening cable.

    9 of 12 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.

    29 of 36 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.

    91 of 100 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes great with Mac Pro 6,1 & LG UltraFine 5k

    • Written by Frederick F from Glen Cove

    I had the white versions of the keyboard, track pad & mouse and it has always bothered me because my setup was primarily black. The space gray keyboard (and trackpad and mouse) makes it feel like it's straight up dark side, it's awesome. Especially paired with iMac Pro wallpaper and turning on the Mac OS dark theme.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why wasn’t this released sooner!!!???

    • Written by James P from Malvern

    Space grey is such an awesome colour and I’m very excited to see it on a magic keyboard. What can I say? It looks freakin’ badass! This looks way better than the matte black concept magic keyboards. The colour contrast between the black keys and the space grey body is stunning. And of course, it’s got the same typing experience as that of a regular white magic keyboard. In some ways, the typing experience has doubled. If their was one thing I want next, it would be a space grey magic keyboard without the numeric keypad. You may be paying £10.00 extra, but trust me it’s worth it.

    5 of 8 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

  • 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.

    117 of 129 people found this useful