• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Got this with new iMac

    • Written by Mitchel F from Springfield

    What a piece of zero feedback piece of junk. Apple's keyboards and mice may look good but they are worthless. If you buy a new machine just plan on getting a different keyboard and mouse. I would give it zero stars if allowed.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls WAY short of expectations

    • Written by Thomas C from Aiken

    As other reviews have stated, this keyboard feels like using a cheap laptop keyboard. Honestly, the keyboard in my Early 2011 MBP felt more solid than this. With moderate pressure it bows in the center. The quality of this keyboard does not match the iMac that it came with.

    5 of 7 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 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works keyboard in history

    • Written by Raul D from Los Angeles

    Not much to add. Bluetooth works perfect. It never fails. Love that. However, i don't think I've ever made as many mistakes as I made when typing here. Over and over. I can't get used to it. I've had other Apple keyboards and I've had 4 laptops. Nothing was as bad as this. Except maybe the MacBook Pro 2017... i can't believe Logitech has a MUCH better keyboard. The feeling is better and I don't get have to correct all the time. Love it the logitech keyboard for iPad pro. Please, Apple, just copy that technology.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad keyboard

    • Written by Eugene B from Lombard

    This came with my iMac.
    It looks like it was designed with portability in mind and not to be used on daily basis.

    Pros:
    - free.
    Cons:
    - too small.
    - missing numpad.
    - arrow keys are too small.
    - keys are too close together.
    - not meant for professional use.

    19 of 35 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 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's terrible

    • Written by Nicki E from royersford

    I wish I'd read these reviews before I bought this keyboard in December after I spilled some water on my other keyboard (which was larger). It's horrible. My carpal tunnel is now acting up again because of the way you have to stretch to reach the keys. It's just not comfortable to use and why Apple even offers this is beyond me. As some pointed out, it's the same as using your laptop keyboard and I have my laptop connected to a large screen so I use a dropped keyboard set up to help with carpal tunnel and this keyboard has aggravated it. There is no way I can keep using this. I'd love to exchange it for a larger one but apple won't allow it.
    DON'T BUY THIS whatever you do.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this a joke?

    • Written by Tom M from Rochester

    This is what passes for a keyboard in 2019? Apple used to ship glorious keyboards that one could type on. This reminds me of a chiclet keyboard from a budget basement 1980s Tandy computer. People actually still need to “type*, Apple, give us a break. I love my iMac, but I had to spend $70 on a Nixeus Moda Pro, which is what ought to have shipped with the iMac in the first place.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless piece of equipment. just awful

    • Written by Maryam N from Houston

    This keyboard in the most awful thing I have ever owned, I want to smash it against a wall. How do they let this junk past production??!!!!

    13 of 24 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 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    • Written by anne B from Inverleigh

    Well I am back using my old desktop keyboard after using this new one that came with my brand new Mac. Its already not working!! 1 week down and my switch to iMac from desktop is turning out to be a disaster. Hopefully I can change the keyboard without having to take the whole iMac back?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like some sort of toy

    • Written by Benjamin C from Bromley

    Cheap feel, tiny keys with poor feel to the keybed, poor layout results in finger twister to do common keyboard shortcuts. The whole thing is like a toy, and it costs £80 to add insult to injury

    18 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightweight, and not in a good way

    • Written by Scott C from Vancouver

    Inadequate where previous Apple keyboards excelled. It has short travel, hard landing, tight spacing, Wish it had backlighting. Nice that it is untethered and recharges with the cable, but really would have been happier with a wider spacing with greater heft and deeper action. Beautiful teensy thing to look at, yet I'll now struggle to find a beautiful looking and functionally satisfying replacement for the standard equipment on my desktop iMac.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst waste of money

    • Written by Nate B from Dundee

    i have owned 2 of these already and my second one just broke. i was using a wipe(the wipe said it can clean pc screens and keybords) to clean the keybord. after i cleaned all the food stains on it i go to use it and its doing random things like activating caps lock on its own and other things. i even tried turning the keybord off and on and so as the computer and still its not working. dont buy this junk because ive spent $198 on this 2 of these keybords and both broke. just go buy one off of amazon for way cheaper than this garbage. trust me, you wont regret it.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost unusable

    • Written by Warren M from New Boston

    I must preface by saying that I am not used to laptop keyboards. This keyboard is so small and cramped that I have to look at it while I'm typing....and I am a fast touch typist on a regular size keyboard. I substituted a full size Logitech bluetooth keyboard and was very happy with that, but ran into compatibility issues with some apps, so I'm back to the "magic" keyboard, which I now view as a torture device. Hoping I'll get used to it at some point. Apple hardware isn't cheap; why must they skimp like this?

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you don't like looking at a cord, give this one a pass

    • Written by Kathryn M from Vancouver

    I have owned more than one Apple Magic Keyboard and they have all been junk. Pretty junk. The battery life is nonexistent. I have to plug in my keyboard every other day. So much for wireless

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible key layout

    • Written by James P from Harrogate

    The build quality is fantastic but I'm not sure what Apple were thinking with the arrow key layout. As a Graphic Designer I find it incredibly frustrating using the up and down arrow keys. Keys are meant to be finger sized for a very good reason. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if it's an attempt to make people buy their larger keyboards for their rip off price of £129.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    never buy a keyboard without backlit keys. it's horrible

    • Written by Brandon Z from Grand Rapids

    There are many flaws to this keyboard, but the biggest is the lack of backlighting. Others are the changed arrow keys (my early 2015 MacBook Pro has much better designed arrow keys, which allow you to feel easily where your fingers are, but the "improvement" they made for this is a big step backwards in usability. And of course the stupid position of the function key, which Apple has inflicted on all of their keyboards except the largest. I opted for this smaller one so that I would have the same stupidity on my laptop as my external keyboard. I use Karabiner to partially fix the problem. But the lack of backlighting makes it really painful to use this under a surprisingly wide range of light levels. Obviously it's not so much a problem in brightly-lit rooms, but it's surprising how often the backlighting is really important.

    On positive notes, the battery is really nice to have built-in, and it charges quite quickly, and lasts almost forever. Because of the incredible battery life, and the very high price of the keyboard, I can't see the slightest excuse for not letting the user use a little of that power for making the keys visible. Big design flaw, Apple!

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Triumph of design over function

    • Written by Ian D from East Gwillimbury

    Magic keyboard is as beautiful as it's useless. My typing rate was consistently lower and errors more frequent. Very shallow keys and most importantly keys are CLOSER to each other than on MacBooks. Hence instead of familiar finger movements one has to learn typing again. Kills productivity away.
    Secondly, no backlight.
    Thirdly - intermittently (but infrequently) looses pairing with iMac.

    I ended up returning new iMac 2017 which I liked - entirely due to poor keyboard and mouse experience after 3 days of struggle.
    Apple, if you listen - keyboard is a tool, not a toy.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Has anyone else had trouble with keys not working?

    • Written by Joan F from Dundurn

    I purchased a Magic Keyboard after my husband's iMac keyboard suddenly stopped working. I liked the idea of instant pairing and being able to use a USB cord rather than batteries for charging it. I liked everything the salesperson told me about it.

    When we tried the keyboard for the first time the right hand keys didn't work. I purchased the keyboard as a Christmas gift so had a bit of trouble taking it back as the 30 day return had lapsed. We did end up getting the store to exchange the keyboard for a new one but the new one has exactly the same problem.

    Does anyone have an answer to this problem? If not, I will have to face the wrath at the store when I return the second keyboard.

    1 of 1 people found this useful