• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Good Keyboard

    I've had this keyboard for a year now. I'm a freelance copyeditor and graphic designer, so I use my keyboard heavily almost every single day.

    I personally love having the 10-key on the keyboard. I use it often enough that I miss it when I'm working on a laptop, so I was really excited when I saw that Apple had a keyboard with a numeric keypad. I love the way the keyboard feels, I like the click of the keys, and despite what everyone thinks about this being worse for carpal tunnel, that's not what the stand on the back of keyboards is used for, and my wrists are straighter when using this keyboard.

    For the cons, a few of the letters are rubbing off, and they started rubbing off pretty significantly within 6 months of buying this keyboard. There is also a slight warp to the keyboard. There is a definite bend in the middle, and the left and right sides are slightly higher. It hasn't gotten bad enough that my keyboard is rocking or anything like that, but I expected sturdier construction from Apple. I feel like this would be a really easy thing to fix with slightly stronger materials.

    That being said, the advantage of having that numeric keypad outweighs everything else. It would be cool if the keys were backlit, but it's not a priority for me. Overall, good job, please never get rid of the numeric keypad, but the keyboard should not be warping.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with MacBook Pro with USB C

    I needed a keyboard for my new MacBook Pro - the one with only USB C ports. So I went to apple.com > Mac > Accessories, and clicked on the MacBook Pro with USB C compatibility button, and this keyboard was recommended. So I bought it.

    It comes with a regular USB cable, which is needed to set up the keyboard before using it over Bluetooth. Now I have to purchase a USB to USB C adapter to use my brand new $160 keyboard with my brand new $2500 laptop, that are both made by the same manufacturer. Smart design my ***.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sagging keyboard

    This keyboard is good in that the software works seamlessly with the iMac, but I have had it less than a year and it is sagging in the middle. I don't pound on the keyboard, I haven't dropped it or anything, but it has started to sag in the middle where the spacebar is. I am a light user of my iMac too. I use it just a few evenings a week and a bit more on the weekend. For how expensive this keyboard is compared to other bluetooth keyboards out on the marketplace, it should be perfect and able to withstand normal use.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No backlit keys is a huge disappointment

    I love the design and feel of the keyboard, however, I am seriously disappointed the keyboard is not backlit.

    I got the gray keyboard that came with my new iMac Pro. As a MacBook Pro for the last 6 years, (it does have backlit keys), this keyboard does feel different so I keep looking down at the keys. Since it's hard to see the keys at night on a black desk even with the lights on, I seem to be hitting the backspace key quite a bit.

    I understand lighted keys can be an energy drain but still hope Apple reconsiders and gives the user the choice regarding turning backlit keys 'off and on' ourselves.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is warped

    It came out of the box straight, good looking and functioning well. Unfortunately it got warped after working on it for one day. Returned it for replacement and got another one, which did the exact same thing. Clearly there's a construction error here: there's too little support in the middle section. In my case the bending got progressively worse to a point that the keyboard became unusable. Being an Apple customer for decades this dissapoints me very, very much.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but...

    No USB ports. If I need to plug in a device for charging or whatever I now have to go to the back of my screen. Not so convenient.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    low travel, happy fingers

    I have used MBP keyboards almost exclusively for many years, and my fingers will no longer tolerate squishy or mechanical/clicky keyboards. So I'm practically stuck with Apple products.

    For this one, the cons are:
    expensive
    doesn't come with a USB-C cable even though the new MBPs are ride-or-die nothing but USB-Cs

    Pros are:
    perfect (to my fingers) amount of key travel
    flat angle, which I prefer
    not overly clicky
    has an off switch
    seems to have decent battery life, unlike the smaller AA-powered one
    sits flat on the desk and doesn't rattle as much as the smaller one

    For the price, I expect to be using it for several years. So far I'm pretty happy.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good until it wasn't

    This keyboard was great while it lasted, which---for me---was just long enough for the 1yr warranty to expire. Now, randomly, it won't pair with my MBP (even thought he identically-aged trackpad will) and there are no return options. I'm really unhappy the idea of paying $129/yr just to have external accessories for a computer that's already objectively overpriced. Hmph.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection flakey, keyboard travel too short

    I have a full size wired Apple Keyboard at home and I love it. For work I have always wanted a full-size wireless keyboard, so when Apple (finally) brought out this one I bought it. Only I wish that i had not. The connection is so flakey that I keep it connected at all times with the USB-lightning connector that it came with, and the key travel is just that little bit too little so that while I can type just fine it is a welcome relief to go back home and use the older keyboard.

    This is not a case of "not getting use to it". I have had the new keyboard at work for months, working 8 + hours a day and only use the home keyboard now a couple of hours a week. But oh what a pleasant couple of hours a week!

    I strongly suggest you go elsewhere. I wish that I had.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it's awesome ...only for 2 years

    i bought this keyboard 2 years ago and had enjoyed using it until the shift keys started not working. it has been confirmed that it is a hardware problem which needs some repairing or replacement.
    i know keyboards can be expandable but only 2 years when the warranty is only 1 year long... it's not worth the money.
    i have never dropped it or spilled any liquid on it so i couldn't be the reason why it's broken.
    the replacement is over 130 pounds. now i'm only hoping for my other keyboard last longer than this...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    Not sure what the other reviews are so bad on this, some of the points other make seem nonsensical and wonder if it was a previous version or something!

    - Bend: It is too flat to really bend noticeably, only a mm or less off the surface, and it also feels very sturdy!

    - Flat: For someone looking for the closest equivalent wireless keyboard to the built in one on the MacBook so the experience wasn't so drastic switching back and forth, this was perfect, and technically a little more tilted than the MacBook keyboard, but I don't hear anyone comparing about MacBook's or all other flat laptop keyboards which are all of them!!


    - Everything else worked perfect
    - Matches my external touchpad perfectly
    - Saves noticeable room on the desk
    - Eliminated the dongle from old wireless keyboard
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    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Case curving . . .

    I have owned this keyboard since October 2017. The keyboard is used for desktop use only. Over the course of time that I have owned the keyboard, it has developed a curve. This is causing both ends to be higher than the middle section. Because of this, the keyboard rocks every time a key is hit.

    For the cost of this keyboard, this type of issue is not acceptable. I would have returned it, but I use the numeric keyboard often because it is faster for me when working with spreadsheets.

    So, if you expect a solid level keyboard, there is a good chance this one will not make you happy.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back the USB Keyboard

    The old wired keyboard was an affordable option that worked well, didn't break, had additional USB connections, and was compatible with older OSX versions.

    A keyboard is not a moving peripheral device like a mouse, so wireless versions offer little practical advantage over wired.
    I see no reason to discontinue the old product.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect, but no backlight.

    The one drawback of this keyboard is the lack of a backlight (that, and it took Apple far too long to offer a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad). Otherwise it's great. Solid construction and the keys have good tactile feedback and sound good (not too noisy). Response is fast, with no noticeable lag between pressing a key and the response on screen. The rubber pads on the bottom keep it in place, but it's easy to move around on my desk when I change sitting position. It lays almost flat (matching the angle of the Magic Trackpad 2). Some people complain that it's too flat. Flat is a good thing (not unlike any laptop keyboard). This is more ergonomic than a tilted keyboard that arches your wrists backward unnaturally. The one glitch I've encountered was when modifier keys didn't work (e.g., shift click to select multiple attachments in a Mail message). Turning the keyboard off and on again cleared that up. I'm very pleased with this keyboard, despite the lack of a backlight.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I've Ever Used

    I'm so happy Apple released this keyboard. I'd been waiting patiently for a magic keyboard with 10-key and Apple did not disappoint. I love everything about this keyboard. The new switches are especially fantastic! The slight click made when typing is extremely satisfying and the fact the keys don't travel 5" with each depress makes me so happy.

    To the people posting reviews stating this keyboard is not ergonomic, that is not true. Flat keyboards are more ergonomic than raised keyboards, or keyboards with 'feet' that may be raised. Flat keyboards encourage a more neutral alignment in your wrists (wrist aren't raised and the point from your mid-forearm to your middle finger is straighter).

    In the end, every body is different. Considering the majority of us spend a large portion of our days typing, make sure you're using a keyboard that works for your body.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arch-shaped keyboard

    As always a great look, but this time this products fails to the eye: after a week of use it bends, bows, warps... the aluminum structure has not enough support at the front-center and it bends creating a nice arch-shape keyboard. Unbelievable. Please fix it!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated for that price

    Simply put, it's lacking behind the time, other apple's products and competition, yet costs a lot! No backlight, no butterfly mechanism. Comes with USB-A cable, yet MacBook Pros come only with USB-C. Get your ... together, Apple. How long do we have to wait for keyboard update?

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it not backlit why!!!!

    i love this keyboard but why in gods name wouldn't apple make it backlit ? i don't understand

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 5 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...

    4 of 5 people found this useful