• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware bending

    • Written by Richard S from Framingham

    This is a great and welcome wireless keyboard. One thing to be cautious of, however, is that being thin and made of aluminum, this keyboard bends very easily. I realized this when I found the keyboard tending to spin as I typed: its feet pads were not making good contact with the table top. Sighting down the length of the keyboard, I found that it had become bent downward in its midsection, causing that area of the keyboard to be what was resting on the table. Putting the keyboard across my knee and carefully pressing downward, I was able to render it straight and eliminate the bowing. Now it is stable on the table top.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bend in Magic Keyboard

    • Written by Tejinder Singh B from Mumbai

    The magic keyboard gets bend in just couple of months and the reseller is saying its a physical damage. Very bad experience. You buy a premium product and face such issues... Not worth..

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Marginal improvement over AA Battery Mdl A1016 wireless keyboard.

    • Written by Thomas O from Charles Town

    Just took ownership of this keyboard and a Magic Mouse as it became too much of a struggle in this new millennium to keep feeding the older wireless mouse & keyboard (Mdl #A1016) with batteries. I mean, what's with that, Eh?

    Have to agree it needs a height adjuster to have variable tilt heights, or at least match the "tilt" of the Model A1016 or other available 3rd party units. "Key Touch" may take some getting used to as it is not sprung like the A1016.

    The 'key touch' is the same as my 2nd iMac wired keyboard Mdl #A1243 - BUT even that older keyboard has an engineered molded tilt that makes it easier to use.

    SO APPLE... Tell us all why your ergonomics studio decided to do away with an angle-tilt, either stationary or adjustable. My Macintosh experience goes all the way back to the "Dual Floppy - 128K"/"512K FAT Mac" days and ergonomics ALWAYS drove Marketing. What Gives????

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it, but Function keys are dead.

    • Written by Killian D from Valparaiso

    Now, I would buy this product if I were you, but the Function keys, you'll probably have to scrape out, because they're broken. This is a very good product, and I would have given more if the function keys were more functional.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't listen to the haters!

    • Written by Neil A from AUCKLAND

    Despite reading some negative reviews, I went ahead and ordered a new Magic Keyboard with numeric keypad anyway, and I'm so glad I did.
    I had the shorter, basic version of the previous generation and as I do a fair amount of spreadsheet work, I opted for the extended version of the latest generation.
    It is, in a word, brilliant!
    To use, it feels like a quality product, everything is where it feels natural to be, and as far as some whiners and Apple haters complaining about the ergonomics, I would suggest they have their desk/chair positioning wrong. Any discomfort is certainly not the fault of the keyboard.
    I can type faster and make fewer mistakes, generally speeding up my workflow.
    I liked the previous model, this one is twice as good.
    Top marks to Apple for designing and producing an excellent keyboard.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Connor H from Lakewood

    Typing on this keyboard is like typing on a cloud. It feels GREAT. I love how everything feels. In response to other complaints about how the angle isn’t right, I honestly have not really noticed. Similarly, although I believe most people will be using this keyboard with the lights on (with gamers being the only exception I can think of in which case Bluetooth keyboards aren’t even a considerable option for serious players), I haven’t really come across a need for backlighting like others mention. However, for the $150 price tag, I kind of expect snazzy features like that. Nonetheless, it’s Apple. It’s beautiful. And it feels great to type on.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great!

    • Written by Ilya B from Toronto

    why did it take Apple so long to release a space grey version? i think these keyboards are perfect - keys have just the right amount of tension, and are located very conveniently for use of hotkeys. the angle at which the keyboard is raised is also very comfortable for typing all day.

    people complain because of the price at which it comes, but hey, it's Apple, and it's always been pricey!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These keyboards keep breaking.

    • Written by Rev I

    I've bought two of these, both have broken, and I'll buy no more.

    Both of them have suffered the same issues. Keys just randomly started to fail. Started with one key, then groups of keys.

    I see a lot of reviews mentioning design issues, and I'd have to agree there's something wrong for this to keep happening.

    Avoid these as there are plenty of other Mac(book Pro) compliant USB keyboards out there.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The keyboard bends after a few months

    • Written by Ogilvy N from New Zealand

    The middle part of the keyboard is bent after using it for only a few months.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware no cables for usb-c!

    • Written by Lidia L from LONDON

    If you need to buy this expensive keyboard to use with latest Macs that come only with usb-C/thunderbolt connectors, note that you will need a usb-c to usb -3 connector to pair keyboard with Mac for its first use! Apple could at least include a lightening to usb-c cable.

    I have now spent nearly £200 pounds getting connectors to connect a new 15" MacBook Pro to existing monitors, iPad, ethernet , keyboard, external usb drives etc. Disappointing!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but there is a minor annoyance

    • Written by Ben N from Toronto

    I would have given 5 stars as this is certainly Apple's best keyboard out there. They missed a chance to actually make the keyboard "magic". I wish they would have included the light-up-keys featured in their laptops/MacBooks. There isn't anything very magical about a basic Bluetooth keyboard...


    Pros: Shiny, Sexy Colours (i have Space Grey), Lightweight, Good Battery Life, Keys feel amazing, Feels much more durable than the previous apple keyboard I had (from 2015)

    Cons: No light-up-keys as featured in their MacBooks/Laptops for years now, There should be a version that doesn't have the number keypad to save space

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Left in the Dark

    • Written by Jay C from Pymble

    I purchased the keyboard with numeric keypad for some intensive spreadsheeting. Please tell me I'm just overlooking the backlight key!! It must be backlit for $179 bucks right....surely?...Tim??

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design fault - it bends; numeric and navigation sections in wrong places

    • Written by CM Ivan H from Sydney

    I use this keyboard only once a week for an hour or two while other times I use the 6-year-old short keyboard. This extra-looooong keyboard has bent down in the middle and flips up on both ends. Obviously the aluminium case is not strong enough to hold the shape. There are four pads in the bottom and they are separated about 10 inches apart on two sides, meaning that no support in the middle. Just gravity is enough to sink the mid part of the keyboard down, and reshaped the keyboard into a banana boat.

    Well, the iMac is still under AppleCare+ and so I have it replaced at an Apple Store. But still, perhaps a few months later, it can't escape it's design-fault destiny and bends again. By that time, I can only say, "it's not durable."

    Another design problem: the numeric keypads should be placed next to the alphabet section, or even on the leftmost side, and the navigation section be placed at the right-most of the super-loooong keyboard.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional and long overdue.

    • Written by Andrew N from Barnsley

    This keyboard really is a wonder to behold. A numerical keyboard has been long overdue (come on Apple, pull your finger out) and if you work in finance, or any job with numbers, it's a must. It's light, pretty, and the butterfly keys are just wonderful and their feel is natural and responsive. It feels great, looks great, and is a perfect design match for an Apple trackpad. The old battery powered Magic Keyboard looks a little dated now (and have no numerical keys), and this one's battery lasts weeks and requires a simple lightning cable charge when it runs out.

    It's well overpriced but no one put a gun to my head to buy it (nor will they do to you) so I have no reason to complain—good aesthetic design costs more than ugly things, it's as simple as that.

    Some people have complained that theirs is bent—in 2 years mine has not.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels & looks great; pretty bad key quality; its an apple keyboard

    • Written by Tim S from Repton

    I've owned 4 wired usb keyboard with numeric keypads which have all experienced the same problem - the keys in the "iop[" cluster of keys fail after a year - always the same set of keys. The wireless magic keyboard has a similar problem with the lower left quadrant - shift, command, option - all the keys that I use a great deal as a programmer - break with no apparent reason. That's 2 very expensive keyboards down with the identical problem. Popping the caps and putting my microscope down there reveals no buildup of dust, moisture or grease that plague the keyboard on my 2015 MBP (which has the similar mechanism and design) and there's certainly no way to repair these.

    If you buy a keyboard for the way it looks on your desk, this will do that. If you're serious about your keyboard and want something that will last, maybe try an actually professional-grade system like the Matias or Logitech equivalents.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe if Bluetooth Worked Like Advertised ...

    • Written by Jeff L from Santa Fe

    Bluetooth is a technology that was offered before ALL THE BUGS were resolved, and therefore, if you USE AN APPLE BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD, YOU WILL BE CONSTANTLY HAVING TO DEAL W A CURSOR THAT HOPS ALL OVER YOU PAGE / WEBSITE / SCREEN, often w disastrous consequences.

    6 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Needed

    • Written by Brittany F from Collierville

    Was looking to elevate my MacBook Pro to improve my posture, which meant needed a keyboard and mouse/trackpad. Of all the bluetooth keyboards on the market, Apple's Magic Keyboard was the most aesthetically pleasing and I trust Apple products (obviously), so that's the one I went with. So far it has a great battery life, easy connectivity, and very ergonomic. Happy with the purchase and would recommend.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love, Love, Love

    • Written by Lindsay P from Bradford

    I've had my apple keyboard with Numeric Keypad for over a year now & I just couldn't live without it now.
    I have to admit, it took me about a week to get used to it. During the first week, I wasn't used to the shallow keys. My fingers kept slipping all around, and my key strokes per hour went way down during the first few days of use. I was almost ready to ditch it, and go back to my old company-issued keyboard, because my lack of speed was frustrating. However, my love for the sleek design & flawless wireless capability motivated me enough to stick it out, and i'm so glad I did.
    After the first week, I really started to get used to the shallow keys, and now I type faster than ever and with less errors.
    The BEST thing for me has been that this keyboard does not make my hands hurt by the end of the day. I type A LOT in a day & with my old keyboard, my hands would ache from all of the typing. NOT with this keyboard ! Since I've had it, I've never had a day that my hands hurt from typing - it's GREAT! It's very ergonomic.
    It's also been VERY DURABLE. I've read other review that mention the "bending" in the middle - but I haven't noticed that at all & I've used mine 5 days a week for about 8 hours straight for over a year now.
    I'm also very pleased with how long it holds a charge. As mentioned above, I use my keyboard 5 days a week for an average of 8 hours a day. I only charge my keyboard about once a month for an hour & the battery has never died. I do wish there was a way to check the battery level if you're using the keyboard on a non-apple product - but I don't hold that against it.
    I use the keyboard on my Microsoft Surface Pro (Sorry Apple - it was company issued) & the connection works flawlessly.
    Another big pro for me is that the keyboard is easy to clean ! I give mine a quick wipe with a disinfectant at the end of the work day & it looks brand new. The letters still look brand new, and there's nothing in between the keys (like lint that typically gets caught in other keyboards)
    Overall, I am very satisfied with my Apple keyboard, and I I highly recommend !

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The first time I've felt emotions over a keyboard, and they are not good

    • Written by William R from San Francisco

    I've never had any particular feelings before on a keyboard, but I loathe this one. Ergonomics? The engineers at Apple threw that book right out the door when they dreamed up this poorly conceived keyboard. Its flat little keys that are difficult for me to type on. Even with practice, I end up with string of typos that have to be proofed. I've never had this problem before. Typos and Apple spell check combined guarantee mistakes. No backlighted keys! The numeric keyboard is so far to my right that my mouse competes for space. Placing the keyboard requires me to sit off center from the iMac screen to type. The online manual reads like a quick outline with bullets that the writer forgot to fill in. I still can't figure out why the numeric pad is either working or not working at any given time. But no matter, I avoid using it. I am surprised and disappointed with this product. When I bought my new iMac I upgraded to have something new and better. Fortunately, I already have the standard keyboard and I am glad I kept it. I would tell my friends to stick to the standard.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy a couple of pop-its to add angle to the keyboard.

    • Written by Beth M from Centerville

    I have been waiting for this. I bought a cheap number keyboard off brand, but it cuts in and out after six months. Plus, I am happy to charge a keyboard rather than replace batteries every few weeks.

    1 of 2 people found this useful