• 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.

  • 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

    1 of 1 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.

    5 of 9 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    3 of 11 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.

    3 of 4 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 !

    4 of 5 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.

    6 of 11 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 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great but...

    • Written by Jake Y from Saint Paul

    I wish that it had mechanical key switches and backlit keys and a way to replace the keycaps and a power button so when i boot my iMac i can stay seated. but i love the bluetooth and low angle

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bluetooth didn't connect. USB?

    • Written by Ryan W from Palo Alto

    It didn't connect to my computer which was very surprising and untypical of Apple products. Usually, they have the technology down. I was also very disappointed that I can't charge the keyboard from your computer because they give you a USB cord, but they don't make computers with USB ports. Very disappointing product!

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dislike new version

    • Written by Paul B from Issaquah

    Keys are hard, short travel, not comfortable at all for those of us that spend a lot of time typing. This new vesion also does not have a way to raise/lower the keyboard - an extremely big fail. Also it does not have any connectors on it for daisy chaning connections instead of using bluetooth.

    Overall: Dislike, Rating of a D compared to previous models.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Andrew G from Naremburn

    I read a lot of reviews about this keyboard, both the positive and negative. I even searched around for non-Apple alternatives, however in the end I decided to get it. Only just had it for a few hours, however initial thoughts are it is amazing. The flat design feels super comfortable, it has the Apple keyboard feel I love and my typing speed and accuracy seemed to have improved.

    I also do not understand the warp complaints. It sits almost flush to my desk so not sure how it can bend as much as has been reported. Unless, of course, if it is used on your lap or something perhaps.

    Anyway, so far, can definitely recommend this.

    0 of 1 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Joseph S from Las Vegas

    Sleek thin design, battery lasts weeks and I love the feel of the keys. Disconnect the lightning cable and it automatically switches to bluetooth. Great design.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really happy & way to expensive

    • Written by John R from Socorro

    The Apple store staff could not explain the functionality of this keyboard other than "It's Wireless!" Yep, but having to track yet another cable to recharge and not being able to replace the batteries is a huge limitation for such an expensive accessory. You might think they would have included the wireless charging technology but they did not. I would recommend locating an older model keyboard as this was my most disappointing purchase from Apple to date.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A banana shaped keyboard for a premium price

    • Written by Dan Mihai I from Alcabideche

    One of the several and most important design flaws of this expensive keyboard is that after a little use (several months or more than 1 year, depending on use) it will wrap/bend in the middle, so you can spin the keyboard on a flat surface, making it useless to type on it, something like a banana shaped keyboard. It is really impossible to type on the keys that are located on the margins of the keyboard since it will always move around because of the curved (plastic, yes it is no longer full aluminum as the old ones) bottom.

    32 of 34 people found this useful