• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Give It Some Time

    I don't normally write product reviews, but after seeing the negative reviews about this keyboard I felt I should chime in.

    This keyboard is great, but takes some getting used to. The key action is very shallow, crisp, and precise. If you are used to mashing, pushing, or pressing on keys, you will have to adjust your technique so that you are lightly tapping on the keys. Once you do that, you'll find that you can type faster with less effort. After typing on this keyboard for a while, my old MacBook Pro keyboard now feels mushy and soft - I don't know how I was ever satisfied with it before.

    I suspect that the people who don't like this keyboard are used to, and happy with, a different type of key action, and are not interested in changing their typing habits - which is totally understandable. But if you are interested in trying something new, and you are willing to give yourself some time to adjust, I think you will find it is well worth it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too flat! I hate it

    Extremely uncomfortable to type, the keyboard is TOO FLAT! I hate it!

    18 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We got rid of the keyboard right away

    Apple did it again: made its keyboard too flat. Flatness is not a virtue. We immediately replaced it with another brand of keyboard.

    My wife is an incredibly fast and accurate typist. She cannot use the Apple keyboard. The touch is bad, the flatness is bad. She won't buy Apple laptops because of the keyboard and they've reproduced all the problems of the laptop keyboards with their desktop models. Apple simply pursues flat design without regard for usability anymore.

    18 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorest Apple product ever.

    Tried hard to like this keyboard. Finally went back to wireless keyboard from a previous iMac that I owned. I missed the 10 key keypad but I found the keyboard unusable for me. I was constantly hitting the delete key. It is a shame to pay the price that Apple charged for this computer and find that the keyboard is of poor quality.

    16 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So much potential, so poorly executed!

    I like compact 10-key-less keyboards. I liked Apple previous wireless keyboard for the most part. It seamed this keyboard would solve all the major deficiencies of the previous version.

    The Good:
    - Rechargeable batteries. I hated how often I need to swap batteries in the previous design.
    - Shallower incline. The new design has a less steep incline which is an improvement for ergonomics.

    The BAD (Everything else):
    - The new key design and layout on this keyboard is horrible. The feel of the keys is not nearly as good as the previous keyboard. It feels almost like you are typing on an LCD display with no feedback.
    - The keys are now bigger, with smaller gaps between the keys. This just makes it much more difficult to locate the keys by touch. The arrow keys on this keyboard are a pain. You can't feel the difference between the up/down/left/right arrow keys, so you either end up making a mistake or having to look down. The previous design you could feed the keys very quickly because of the extra gap.

    Why oh why couldn't apple just take the previous wireless keyboard, add the rechargeable battery, improve the slope and be done. No instead they had to bring over the key layout from the new MacBook which is almost universally despised. I understand the desire to make the keys as thin as possible there, but why here?

    24 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too Small

    I got this keyboard with my new iMac and immediately swapped it out for my old Logitec wireless keyboard with the numeric keypad built in. This keyboard is way, way too small. My 12 year old daughter is using it with my old iMac and it suits her fine - for now. Even she says it'll be too small pretty soon. I understand saving materials, but there is such a thing as being too frugal. This keyboard is pretty unusable by most adults, or anyone with hands that aren't rather small. This design is a step backwards.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but great.

    Small, epic battery, good-looking, and decent feel when typing. I'm not a great typist and I can hit about 70 wpm on this. Looks great in my office.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish there was the full layout model

    I love the new keys feel: you don't need to press the key much and it has a firm response. The fact it has a built-in battery you can charge using a Lightening cable is also great. However, being a software developer I move around the code quite a lot and I miss more accessible cursor keys, PgUp, PgDown - I know you can use Fn Up/Down but it's not the same. I also need to trim nails very short otherwise it is difficult for me to type. I wish there was the full layout model available with the new butterfly keys, but with num pad and normal cursor keys.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall a great keyboard!

    I have had a Magic Mouse 2 for a few months before I purchased a new iMac that happened to come with this keyboard. Let me tell you. It has such an amazing feel and I find it highly satisfying when I accidentally mis-hit a key that is not dead center and the computer still registers it properly. This keyboard is a far cry from the one on my Windows Machine that came from Dell and if I dare say it is bester than the one on my MacBook Pro Retina. I will not ever use a traditional keyboard again. Yes, it doesn't have number lock, but there are ways to work around that. Look at the positives that definitely outweigh the negatives of this beautifully engineered keyboard.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you don't use arrow keys

    This would be a 5-star product; however, the arrow keys are not up to par now that the left and right arrows are taller than they used to be. They need to be redesigned to be the old inverted "T" shape.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Keyboard

    Too small, lacks a numeric keypad, a pain in the *** to use. The full sized wired keyboard with numeric keypad is better, will not frustrate you, and allow you to get what you need to get done faster and more efficiently.

    14 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So sleek!

    I often wish I could climb into the computer and see who's writing bad reviews. My guess, Apple's competitors. I love reviews and I love writing reviews! This is a no brainer. I honestly don't see how you could give this less than 5 stars. Now the price is hefty, but you knew that going in. I got this in Thailand so that I could get the English and Thai letters, as I am learning Thai. I have to say...its stunning!!! I got the new trackpad to go with and while they set me back $280 over here they are worth it to me. So, so brilliant.
    I am the furthest thing from a homer and I have been the first to call out Apple on things I've disliked, folks, they got this one right!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome design, steep price

    Awesome design, weight and form factor. Only issue is that this is really expensive.. if you find a good deal on it go for it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really flat

    Very poor tactile feedback, almost feels as you would type on a touchscreen

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but could use some improvement

    While there are many improvements over the old Wireless Keyboard, there is a major downside to using this keyboard in Bootcamp.

    1. Built-in rechargeable battery.
    2. Much quicker to recharge than AA batteries.
    3. Long lasting energy efficient battery.
    4. Keys are much easier to press.
    5. Less reaching for other keys.
    6. Instant pairing.
    7. Can be recharged while in use.

    1. The special features shown on function keys as well as the eject button do not seem to work in Windows 7 Bootcamp. I've using an iMac 21.5 mid-2011. My old keyboard works fine in Bootcamp.

    I would've given this product 5 stars, but the special features on function keys and the eject button need fixing in Bootcamp. Apple, could you please release update/s to fix this issue? Everything works fine in Mac OS.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Small

    I just couldn't get used to how cramped my hands felt while I was typing. The up and down arrow keys are particularly tiny. The lack of a number pad was also disappointing.

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh boy

    I received this as a gift and I couldn't be more happy. As always, there are an abundance of reviews created by those who seemingly miss their large keyboards circa 1998. I understand being nostalgic but it's time to get real. Unfortunately the Internet has become a place for lonely people to offer their two cents or just to endlessly complain. Don't get me wrong, just because there are bad reviews doesn't mean they are invalid.

    Battery life is great. I use this with my iMac as well as my iPad Pro when I am on the go. It's size is great, it's size is the exact same as my MacBooks keyboard which is the whole idea behind it, unify the keyboard sizes to provide for a seamless experience. I read complaints about the arrow keys. Their spacing is the same as on my MacBook so the notion that this is somehow a new thing is plain false.

    Remember that virtually anything new requires you to get acclimated to it. Just because it isn't your keyboard from 1999 doesn't mean it has problems. If you are in search of a keyboard with removable batteries in which you spend money on batteries repeatedly then there is a vast variety of Logitech keyboards which are great. If you want a killer design, seamless functionality and reliability then buy this. I assure you that it's fantastic.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm typing this review by using my MacBook Pro 15"'s keyboard because I no longer can abide the Magic Keyboard, which has keys too small and too closely spaced. My hands are medium sized, but even so, I make so many errors when I use the Magic Keyboard. For someone with small hands, such as a child, the Magic Keyboard may be suitable. I regret buying this Apple product; I do like the Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - English (USA), which is half the price and twice as useful.

    21 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever, it feels so relaxing to type compared to the last one

    The keys are bigger but have a smaller travel, so it requires less effort, which is not obvious for one little press, but hours and thousands of words later, your fingers actually feel grateful (lol).

    Not having to change batteries is also a big benefit, because as an Apple user, I have lightning cables everywhere.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $100

    Needed a new keyboard.
    Imagine my shock to find that this was the only keyboard in the MAC store.
    Rechargeable battery with warranty on the keyboard of one year.
    Once the battery goes you will need to replace the whole keyboard.
    Somebody at Apple needs to think about cost and not think that the customers are only into the look of the keyboard.

    I am:
    Seriously disappointed MAC user of twenty years.

    37 of 70 people found this useful