• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful.

    • Written by Michael F from Lakewood

    I never write reviews, but Apple needs to hear this and hopefully, they are listening.

    I have an "old" macbook pro (2013) and a new macbook pro (2017). Along with them, I have the external keyboards from the same time periods. The old one sits at home, the new one is my work computer. Every time I use my home mac (the old one), I can't believe how much more I like using it. These new keyboards are just terrible. The feel is just awful. They are loud and I've never may so many typos in my life. You just can't feel the keys. I've given these things 3 months of use now and I hate them more than ever.

    Please, apple, bring back spring loaded keys. Thin laptops are cool, but sacrificing functionality just to make them thin is terrible.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just terrible....

    • Written by JOSEPH E from New York

    It lies perfectly flat on the table and tweaks my wrists when I use it. Because it's so small, I am constantly missing keys.

    What's the point of an external keyboard that's no bigger than my MacBook's?

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've bought two, and buttons stopped working on both!!!

    • Written by Jacob D from Santa Barbara

    Expensive piece of trash. I'm on my 2nd one, because on my first one, the delete button stopped working. Now, on my second one, barely used and totally protected in the box, the delete and arrow buttons are not working.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its just too small!

    • Written by Andrew S from wilmington

    Got a fantastic 27" iMac but for some reason Apple think its a good idea to give you a keyboard that is smaller than the average laptop keyboard.

    Has no tilt adjust and the keys are pointlessly small.

    Typical Apple - it looks great but is form over function. Will be buying a proper keyboard today. Avoid this stupid model

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Keyboard Ever

    • Written by Timothy B from Auckland

    For some unknown reason Apple have reduced the size of the left hand Shift key and the Return (or Enter) key. I am a touch typist (my trade was as a Typesetter) and I used to be able to type 80 words per minute, without typos. I now make a mistake every time I need to use these keys. If I retrain myself for this new Magic keyboard I will struggle to use any other keyboard, so I will be sending this one back and trying to find a keyboard with the correct sized keys in the correct place. What was the point Apple? Obviously this keyboard was designed by a non touch typist. I wish I could give 0 stars.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor battery life.

    • Written by Paul H from Douglasville

    I'm supposed to get a month on a charge? How about three days. And I liked my battery powered one better for two reasons, 1, it was higher, and 2, the keys were higher. This one I have to prop up with a pen underneath it unless I want to stand and type.

    Does anyone at Apple EVER run these by REAL users first?

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Good. Key Placement TERRIBLE!

    • Written by Jasmine H from Omaha

    Why the Arrow Keys, and the entire top row of FN Keys were altered is beyond me. Now I have to look down to see what keys I'm trying to hit. Why does Apple continue to try and "fix" something that isn't broken? This just makes it so difficult to type and be efficient.

    I never write reviews, but this is SO BAD that I had to write it. Save your MONEY. I'm so disgusted.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by Adrienne R from Denver

    My iMac wireless keyboard went nuts sporadically typing forward slashes for no apparent reason. I read blogs and it was recommended to get a new keyboard. I opted for Apple's Magic Keyboard. I can't tell you how bad and cheap this keyboard is. It is not comfortable, completely flat, the keys feel like cheap plastic wobbling in the base. If I had to work with this keyboard all day my hands would ache. I don't recommend this keyboard at all.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful to use

    • Written by Sandra P from Honolulu

    I really hate this keyboard.
    I have never been picky about keyboards.
    It is not the size. I replaced it with a small Logitech keyboard.
    I wrote three novels on my 11 inch Air, but the first time I tried to work with the keyboard that came with my 27in iMac, my fingertips were hurting after less than an hour of work. I am a touch typist and do not pound my keyboard.
    I even prefer to work on my iPad using a Logitech case keyboard. I even wrote one whole novel on in while traveling.
    I reverted to working on my iPad while waiting for my new Logitech wireless keyboard to arrive.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by KEVIN M P from Pacific Palisades

    I was praying for the day I would be able to stop changing batteries in my wireless Apple keyboards, and it arrived, I was so happy... But what we got is just bizarre.

    1) They have decided that the physical limitations of a laptop keyboard need to be applied to a desktop? They've done a great job for 1mm key travel, but the old keyboard was a perfect balance of short key travel and positive action. This just feels weird for a desktop.

    2) The angle of the keyboard has changed relative to the desk. Why do this? Ergonomically it is way less comfortable, requires a greater stretch to top row keys.

    3) Why change the directional pad? Before, the narrow side to side keys allowed you to no-look understand where your fingers were located relative to the up down keys. Now that area feels vague and using the up down keys often requires a look and appears to be causing my right hand a good deal of strain.

    All anyone wanted was just the old keyboard with a built in rechargeable battery. This thing is way over engineered and over designed. A huge risk for what? Another display of Courage? Starting to wonder if Apple is just actively trolling pros at this point.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mute button malfunction less than six months in.

    • Written by Ryan J from San Francisco

    This is my second apple wireless keyboard which has had a malfunction less than a year after I purchased it. The mute button malfunctioned and constantly muted and unmuted the computer. Other keys would get stuck periodically and would send the computer into a frenzy of highlighting documents, scrolling through pages quickly, or disconnecting and reconnecting itself constantly.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a disappointment

    • Written by Matthew C from Seattle

    The arrow keys are impossible to find accurately by touch alone, due to the left and right arrow keys not having a small gap above them anymore. This is the worst part of the new MacBook keyboards and now the magic keyboard too. Please tell me Apple didn't do this just for symmetry? This is literally form over function.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by MICHAEL A M from Boerne

    This keyboard lies too flat to be functional. I can't find any way to make it comfortable without raising the back of the keyboard. How did Apple overlook the fact that people are different (remember "Think Different") and having some way to adjust the lie of a keyboard is a requirement not a convenience.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst designed keyboard of all time..

    • Written by Jim Q from Lexington

    Why did Apple choose this keyboard as the default keyboard for iMac? Answer: the only chance to deplete their stock. So many problems; I’ll just mention the three worst issues.

    1. It sits flat with no risers. Two years until you must wear braces on your wrists.
    2. Up and down arrows. Maybe a three year old could get a finger on just one of the keys. Maybe Apple hopes to sell more Apple Pencils just to press these keys.
    3. No hold and press for repeat keys. This is not a gun. You can set the keys as automatic. Maybe a third party can sell a bump stock for this item.


    The keys don’t feel right to me, but I realize that is a matter of taste. Personally, I believe the designer must have been high the day this keyboard was developed. Fortunately, third party designers have other options for purchase. Lately, I’ve noticed third party developers do a much better job than Apple on accessories anyway. Why—because Apple n longer cares what they put out.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2017 iMac magic keyboard — no magic at all

    • Written by Richard S from Collinsville

    I agree with most of the other postings here. The magic keyboard is just insanely small, which makes it impossible to use for an adult who was taught how to touch type. Disgraceful, just disgraceful. Only a 12-year-old has hands tiny enough to fit this keyboard. And to compound the problem, apparently Apple no longer makes a full-size iMac keyboard.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, no backlight, no Space Gray color

    • Written by Rob G from Gig Harbor

    Same complaints as dozens of other reviewers: too flat, not enough key travel, NO BACKLIGHT! ...and no Space Gray color. WHEN you fix the major design flaws in this product and release a new model, PLEASE make it available in Space Gray to match your Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse in the Space Gray color. Thanks.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very painful to type on

    • Written by Kenny M from Hercules

    This keyboard is very painful to type on. The previous generation ones were WAY better and more comfortable - they had a "soft" feel that I really miss. Will not be purchasing this keyboard for sure.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible! Not up to Apple standards!

    • Written by S L E from Gosport

    I started a new job and was super excited to find that I was to use a brand new Mac! Unfortunately, after only a week, I have sudden onset carpel tunnel from the awful angle of this keyboard! Is barely elevates at all, and now my wrists really hurt! And the stupid thing is so new, there are no functional keyboard stands to try to resolve the problem. I am shocked that Apple put their name on something that is so terrible! Make a stand, now please!!!!!! I'm desperate!!!!!!!

    22 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stopped working, again

    • Written by Jason P from Swarthmore

    Unlike a lot of people (apparently), I actually really like the feel of this keyboard. But I'm back to my old previous generation keyboard again because the control key on this one stopped working. and no amount of compressed air is fixing it. "This one" being the one I bought less than a year ago (Aug '18) when the 'a' key stopped working on the one that originally came with this iMac.

    I still have, and occasionally use, the wired USB keyboard that came with my 2008 iMac. I have two of the previous generation Bluetooth keyboards which I used heavily and still keep around as backups (and using now). The previous generation Bluetooth keyboard on my wife's 2011 iMac is still going strong, even after enduring two young children. I've never had a keyboard die on me before this model—oh, except for the one on my new MacBook Pro, which has also been in for service already.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard

    • Written by AMANDA J from Charlotte

    I wish I would've read the reviews prior to purchasing this horrific keyboard. Outside of it being made cheaply it's impossible to type on comfortably! What has happened to Apple products?? They continue to go downhill. This will be returned this week. Be forewarned anyone thinking of purchasing. The only good thing about this keyboard is you can charge it but that in NO WAY makes up for all of the other disadvantages.

    11 of 16 people found this useful