• 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

  • 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 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Grey should be backlit

    • Written by Chris G from Newington

    For the price of the space grey model, the keys should be backlit.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No backlit keys is a huge disappointment

    • Written by Janae P from Las Vegas

    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.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good until it wasn't

    • Written by Christopher S from Tallahassee

    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.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bent, but very shallow angle and no means of changing the angle

    • Written by David M from Cambridge

    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...

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    keyboard arrangement

    • Written by Robert G from HIGHGATE HILL

    It works well but the new arrangements of keys is infuriating: the caps key is much smaller than normal and placed above ctrl, so that if one is used to the conventional placement, one keeps hitting the wrong key

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bends in the middle

    • Written by Jeffrey C from Islington

    I do love the actual face of the keyboard and all its functions, I used to have the keyboard without the numeric keypad but I much prefer having the keypad attached. But I agree with Tony, when you are typing the keyboard dips in the middle, so much so that the bottom of the keyboard gets all scratched.

    And as many have mentioned, for a high expensive quality product I don't think it's good enough from Apple.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sticky Key

    • Written by Oliver H from London

    Day one - one sticky key. The keys aren't robust, they're not doing their job and therefore I don't have confidence in the quality of the product so I've sent it back for a refund.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but not great

    • Written by Colin L from Lara

    I bought this keyboard mainly to minimise use of the inbuilt keyboard on my 2016 MacBook Pro.
    This keyboard has a real escape key and the tab key works because a speck of dust didn't get stuck under it so two big plusses over the keyboard I would normally use.

    3 stars for doing what it is meant to do as a keyboard.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not come with a USB-C cable !

    • Written by Paul M from Prahran

    Seems to work as advertised, but given that the current MacBook Pro only ships with USB-C connection, then surely Apple can offer a USB-C cable with the keyboard to allow direct connection and charging ?

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bent, but still with flaws

    • Written by Thomas C from Slough

    Would have been five stars if it didn't have the same delay on the Caps Lock key that my other Magic Keyboard also had.

    It worked perfectly as a wired keyboard but then developed the 'feature' after I had synced it with my Mac. This is really annoying, and slows down my typing speed massively as I inevitably have to go back and correct letters which appear as lower case but should be upper case!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great

    • Written by Daniel H from Tyler

    While it's nice to type on, the keyboard feels woefully cheap. Nothing like the old wired keyboard. The aluminum bents like cheese, and it my particular keyboard doesn't seem to lay flat on any surface. Haven't decided on whether to keep or return. Works wired without blueooth.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Idea, but Cannot Recommend

    • Written by Seth R from North Liberty

    I bought this strictly for the 10 key functionality. I've been using the original Bluetooth magic keyboard for years and like the chiclet style keys.

    Here are the reasons I can't recommend

    1) There's no way to adjust the height on this keyboard without a stand or rigging something up.
    a) The keyboard is very low profile so it looks nice, but I like a bit more of an angle when programming

    2) No backlight?! I knew this before purchasing so I can't hold it against it, but how can you sell a keyboard for $130 without a backlight

    3) If you switch from machine to machine throughout the day or even the week this keyboard is so much different than what you're going to see on stock PCs from major manufacturers that it always take me a bit of time to get reacquainted.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent Keyboard

    • Written by Guy P from PENZANCE

    Brand new just opened box - keyboard is bent! seems to work OK though . . .

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too thin for the materials used

    • Written by Robert L from North Granby

    Yes, the key travel is short, but it's better than the standard Magic Keyboard—or at least I feel like it's easier to type on the extended version. It's closer to the feel of my mid-2015 MacBook Pro. And the key layout is mostly unchanged, except for the ESC key, which is a little bigger. And it's nice that this can be used wired or wirelessly.

    But the big problem is that Apple made it too thin to support its own weight.

    Mine arrived warped out of the box. The keyboard isn't rigid enough to support itself in the middle, and Apple didn't put a set of feet in the middle. So, it sags in the middle between the two feet. Over time, this is going to mar my desktop. I appear to be lucky that mine doesn't rock, and it's not sagging enough to be really noticeable when you type. But it's quite visible—especially when placed next to a Magic Trackpad 2, where the warping means edges don't quite line up.

    It's shocking that Apple would release something so visually sloppy. Jobs would've had a conniption fit over the fit-and-finish issue here. Either it needs to be stiffer, or it needs more feet.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard but needs an optional USB-C connector

    • Written by Anwar M from Birmingham

    The keyboard is fine, nice slim design and wireless. I purchased this to use as part of new set up with the new macbook pro and a 27 inch 4k monitor. However the new mackbook pro's only have USB-c connectors and this product comes with a USB-2 connector only! So now i will have to purchase a USB-2 to USB-C converter.

    I think Apple should have given this some more fore-thought and supplied it with either/or option or supplied the converter as well. Same for the magic mouse which I was also purchased.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but...

    • Written by Gus D

    The keyboard feels great at first use. It took some time getting used to typing with a short "pressing distance" (I don't know what it's called). It felt natural. The size of the keys and the layout of the keys is far better than other apple wireless keyboards. Actually I was preferring this to my Macbook pro keyboard. Then, a couple weeks into using it, I realized the lack of "rebound/cushion" when you press the keys was hurting my fingers especially when I typed fast. Today, every time I type, I'm reminded it is not better than my Logitech wireless. I might stop using it. I really wanted to like it, but it does hurt my fingers when I type long term.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Backlight Keyboard

    • Written by JOHN M. M from ROCKAWAY PARK

    I wish or maybe in the future. Apple would install a backlight on the keyboard. Although this would probably run down the battery, I think it would be beneficial. After all the charging port is easy to use for keyboard. Just a suggestion. Thank you.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Close but...

    • Written by Gary P from San Jose

    Like many others I have been waiting for Apple to release a wireless keyboard with a numerical pad. I was excited when it finally happened. I have been using a Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard. I tried the new Apple keyboard and like others found the angle problem problematic. I attempted to use an external support to achieve the proper angle but that didn't work well. I do like the feel of the keys, but the angle thing is a killer.

    I will continue using the Logitech until the problems are resolved with the Apple product. Besides, I can replace the Logitech for half the cost of the Magic Keypad!

    8 of 11 people found this useful