• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Key broke

    • Written by Jigar S from North Brunswick

    The space key somehow went inside (sunk in) and wouldn't come out. You can't type much without space key. Mine came with iMac. Used it for about a year and now I can't get it replaced. Do not buy it.

    12 of 18 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Magic Keyboard

    • Written by Irma L D from San Francisco

    I hate it! Really when something is NOT broke, don't fix it. This new keyboard is absolutely horrible. Keys too close together. I liked the battery operated one because I could use it right away. I have yet another cord and I have to wait until the stupid thing is juiced up. Also it doesn't have that wonderful slant for typing. I hate this $100 piece of sleek garbage. What a rip off. I have many Apple products and this is the worse ever. I hope my track pad doesn't die because I'm sure your designers have jacked that up too. Can I buy an old model????!!!

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as I expected

    • Written by Sheroziy K from Monroeville

    You can buy mechanical keyboard for this price,
    letters not dark enough ,
    I like the design and its very compact.
    but not worth for 99$

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love Apple.... BUT

    • Written by Leonard C from Tarneit

    I have a new iPad Pro. Very excited. I also got the pencil no a keyboard. iPad, great. Pencil, good but a weird end that could snap off easily. Not so good.Keyboard.....
    I had to return the first one to an Apple Store far away, it didn't work t all. The second one.
    Well, it is easy to snap to the iPad but the connection is terrible,I almost never can type with it on my knees, they told me it has to be on a flat surface.
    I did. It eventually connected and then I liked it.Then it didn't connect, then it did, then it didn't..... on and on.
    I have it in a stable table and it only connect correctly every third or fourth time. So frustrating.
    Then, to top it off, when I fold and close it it often will cause the iPad to go into a terrible cycling event. You can hear it flashing white a 'woomp, woomp' sound. Open and it's flashing manically.
    This is not good enough Apple. I want a better keyboard that works every time, or refund my money. Goodness knows, we pay through the teeth for Apple products anyway.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful keyboard wish I hadn't bought it

    • Written by Thomas H from san diego

    Feels really cramped, and the keys seem too close together. No control key on right side. Up/down arrows are split.

    I never feel quite right typing on this keyboard. For a portable keyboard it might be okay, but in front of an iMac is too small.

    Key travel seems "okay."

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over priced , Under featured

    • Written by Tat Meng C from Singapore

    Design wise its sleek and extremely compact...

    BUT, with latest iteration, the keyboard is now angled more flatly to surface making it difficult to see, whereas previous version had the benefit of rounder battery base angling it higher.

    Also with the adoption of stupid notebook chiclet keys the typing experience is now diminished. Again previous (battery op) wireless Apple keyboard rules with more travel.

    It seems with each new iteration, design considerations supersede good old practicality & usability. Either that, or it feels like someone is cutting back. All in all, bad news for the user.

    I should have gone with Logitech.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    angle of keyboard is awful

    • Written by Jeff L from Larkspur

    I dont know why but apple made it angle downwards toward you. it makes already difficult computer ergonomics much more difficult. do not buy.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who actually designs this rubbish

    • Written by Simon H from Solihull

    I have just purchased a new iMac so have had the misfortune to receive a new variant of the apple mouse and keyboard. It sits almost flat to the desk with next to no angle, and has no way of adjusting it, like a conventional keyboard. And as others have said it feels cheap and tacky. The one thing I have always liked about using an apple keyboard is the solidity of the keystrokes. Not so on the new one. The old (2010) keyboard has double the angle and a far more solid feel to it so have reverted back to that one. Along with a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse which is far more comfy than the apple mouse and has a sensible place charging port...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst keyboard ever

    • Written by Andrew D from LONDON

    This keyboard came bundled with a new iMac, which is just as well as i would never have paid £99 for it. The product feels cheap and lightweight, and is disproportionate to the size of the iMac. The keys are cramped together and don't press down enough to feel comfortable. I found it annoying to use so dug out an older wired Apple keyboard from 10 years ago (!) that feels comparatively solid. Surprised that Apple have re-engineered the keyboard design that feels so flimsy and cheap compared to previous generations. And the price tag is taking the proverbial.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks pretty, but not very functional

    • Written by Diane D from Oakland

    I've been an iMac user for years, and just upgraded to a new iMac. The keyboard is a step backwards, as far as I'm concerned. It's obvious the the look is more important to Apple than the functionality. There are no feet for elevating the back of the keyboard (a feature available on the most basic, cheap keyboards), so it lies flat on the desk. The keys are very low and flat, so I often find that I have to look at my hands to make sure I'm positioned on the right keys. The charger can be left plugged in, which is better than having to use batteries, but I'd actually prefer just a regular wired keyboard. And of course, as always, the white keys will become uncleanable after a while. Just not practical, in my book.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple continues to disappoint

    • Written by Terrance H from Los Angeles

    An APPLE user for over 20 years. Why does apple continue to make products worse and worse. The scissor mechanism is awful, Plain and simple. APPLE, you took a great product and destroyed it.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fell apart after 15 month...

    • Written by Nikolaus J from Beacon

    ... and I didn't use it that often. Seriously?!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $100

    • Written by ARLINE M from KISSIMMEE

    Needed a new keyboard.
    Imagine my shock to find that this was the only keyboard in the MAC store.
    Rechargeable battery with warranty on the keyboard of one year.
    Once the battery goes you will need to replace the whole keyboard.
    Somebody at Apple needs to think about cost and not think that the customers are only into the look of the keyboard.

    I am:
    Seriously disappointed MAC user of twenty years.

    37 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much form over function

    • Written by Anthony J from BURGESS HILL

    I have to use a keyboard every day and I gave this one a full month but could not get used to it.

    The layout is not really UK, keys are in the wrong place
    The fn key is added bottom left along with control, option and command, all to much and I keep hitting the wrong key
    Essential keys like Ins are missing and you have to use a non-intuitive combination
    And the most annoying is the tiny up and down arrows, I don't have banana fingers, but I always have to look or I hit the wrong one

    Shame, its a nice feel and good quality, and the wireless works well

    Perhaps its ok, if you use it occasionally

    27 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is not working with no reason

    • Written by Lizette C from Callao

    I bought one with spanish keyboard to use it with my new iMac, and it is the second time this “MAGICKEYBOARD” is not working, it was from one moment to another. My magic keyboard 1 last 6 years, but this “new one” only one year and some months. Thanks Apple, for now on i gonna have to look for another brand to believe in ...

    Pd: i call support and everything, they told me the solution is to buy a new one �� but first take it to the personal support (of course it cost) and theeen buy a new one ...

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    • Written by David K from Amsterdam

    I have been touch typing for over 30 years. This is by far one of the worst keyboards I have ever had the misfortune of typing on. I have never made as many typing mistakes on a keyboard as I do with this one. The short key travel, far from reducing fatigue, causes vibration in your fingers and by the end of a day of intense coding my fingers hurt.

    On top of this there's no LED to indicate anything happening on the keyboard so you don't know if it's trying to pair by bluetooth or the battery is dead.

    The previous wireless keyboard is perfectly fine. Why Apple had to create this junk to replace it is beyond me.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, oh why?

    • Written by Dennis C from Poole

    Just acquired the magic keyboard along with a brand new iMac 27" with Retina display. Love the iMac, absolutely hate the keyboard. Why, Apple, after so many iterations of keyboards that we've all got used to with iMacs and MacBooks over the years, have you now decided to change the key layout? Yes, it's a small thing but it has big impact, and I can't get used to it, especially as I still have other Apple products that deploy the original layout.

    I'm referring to the shrinkage in size of the left shift key, which is now much smaller than the caps lock key above it and less than half the size it used to be. Why mess with this? The old layout was perfectly fine. You've taken this space to insert the ` key which I now keep hitting by accident every time I need an upper case character. I hate it so much that I'm going back to my old keyboard. If this is magic, you can keep it.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy For People Wishing To Use TWO keyboards to type a simple sentence

    • Written by Michele H from Ocean View

    I purchased two of these in the last few years. Why? Because the first one broke, then I purchased the standard keyboard - it also quit working, went back to the magic keyboard and now am using it to write this email along with my little character viewer. You might not be familiar with this cute little keyboard that can pop up on your screen, but if you buy one of these you'll get to know it well. What you have to do is....type the letters that work on your magic keyboard, stop...look for your little keyboard on the screen, and then type using that for the keys that don't work on your expensive replacement keyboard. I suppose if you are looking for a challenging brain, hand coordination activity this is the perfect product for you, otherwise it is an absolute as* pain.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Until It Dies

    • Written by CHRIS G from NEW YORK

    And that happens in under a year. The number row just goes out. You can't shift. If you write for a living, like I do, you might want to buy two at once. It will just fizzle out without warning. Fortunately, in NYC, we can get two hour delivery for twenty bucks!

    7 of 11 people found this useful