• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Warped

    The body is warped. I really like the home, end, pageup pagedown, and forward-delete keys, but these features would be in any elongated keyboard.

    The problems - and it is a really annoying one - is that the keyboard is warped; wobbly on a flat surface. I like my Mac, my magic mouse, and even a trackpad, but this keyboard is just too stylish to hold up to it's basic function. so it warps. I see this is a very common refrain from many reviewers. A bit odd that all this input hasn't worked its way into an improved keyboard.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just awesome

    I have a PC I still use for gaming. I liked the aesthetics of this keyboard, the minimalistic design was way more appealing than those bulky gaming keyboards. I wanted to use it on my PC and Mac and discovered it works perfectly that way. You can use it with a PC without any issues. I currently have it wired to my PC and for my MacBook Pro (that I often use in Clamshell mode at home) I just unplug the keyboard and it instantly connects to it wirelessly. Works like a charm, it looks great on my desk, and also is quite a pleasure to type on it. The short fused keys are specially comfortable if you do not like to smash keys but instead use precise low sound presses. Great Apple, this is exactly what I wanted.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable

    The keyboard was so warped straight out of the box that it was unusable. Placed on a flat desktop it rocked from side to side. This is both a design and quality control failure. Ready to return in the box without its shrink wrap and the box is bulging on one end, push that end and it bulges on the other.
    My first Mac was a 512K, there have been many since and there are six Apple products in the room I am writing from; Retina5K, iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, MacMini. I have never seen anything so completely shoddy before, never imagined it possible.
    Very disappointed.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish. They arrive bent!

    I've bought a bunch of these at various points in time for our office and they all arrived warped or bent.
    What was wrong with the old numeric keyboard. Why do I have to have a wireless keyboard!!!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent out of shape after 5 weeks

    A one-star review for a keyboard I really like? Yes.

    I like the action, the size, the angle, have had no connection issues, and so on.

    But after 5 weeks of use, typing hours a day (I'm a writer and book designer), it bent down in the center of the QWERTY portion, the pads at the end couldn't contact my desk, and the kb slid around. Useless.

    No help from Apple -- they claimed I must have damaged it, that there was no way it could have happened except from accidental damage. Ridiculous.

    So I bent it back and put a strip of athletic tape under the center. But it's going to happen again, and I'll bend it back again, and eventually that under-specced part will fail completely and the kb will go off to the recyclers. And I'll go back to a USB keyboard.

    Thus one star for the $130 keyboard that can't withstand typing. Ridiculous. And no, I'm not a ham-handed guy pounding on the keys.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried two, both warped

    I used this keyboard for two months. It had a distinct warp - while typing on the left side, the right side would rise off the desk. I decided to exchange mine for a new one, which we unboxed in store (Apple's policy - they return the old one in the new box). The new keyboard had the same warping problem, so I returned mine instead. That was disappointing - otherwise really liked the product.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They bend! Terrible quality.

    I have two of these and both are bent in the middle, with the sides buckling outwards.
    They have both been on entirely flat surfaces and treated with care.
    These keyboards are very badly designed and it is beyond belief that Apple didn't catch this issue in QA testing.
    AVOID!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It rocks!

    This keyboard arrived bent, but seemed to be working OK. Now though it rocks and moves whenever I am typing. I'm sure the curve is getting worse, if that's possible! Returning it to Apple Store next week.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent Keyboard, functions properly

    I'm very surprised that this technically properly working product has such a strange flaw in material handling - or it's simply a design fail.

    It's bent by about 2mm on the edges, both plastic pads hover about 1mm above the desk surface. The bottom cover show clear contact spots on both middle sections (upper and lower part).

    Dang Apple, what did you do here?! :-o

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, works perfect

    I have waited three years for this keyboard to be released, thought about trying the Logitech and others but did not want a USB slot taken up on my laptop...Now, I have been using the Apple Wireless keyboard with numeric for three weeks-everyday, 8hours/day, and so far it has been great. Charged it once and still have 74% battery remaining. I can't believe it took Apple so long to build this product..regardless, it's here now and it works.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent

    Poor design = bent keyboard. Did not work with Bluetooth or supplied cable.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bendy McBendster - Bends in the Middle

    I want to like this keyboard so badly, but I've used it for less than 10 hours and the middle is already bent. I can easily slide a dime under the right and left corner, but it won't slide under the center (it's actually touching the desk). As others have stated, Apple has two four feet towards the outside corners, but no support in the middle. They may have worked with the shorter keyboard, but with the longer keyboard - and perhaps with cheaper materials - it's bending. C'mon Apple. You're better than this! I called Apple Support and they wouldn't replace, they just encouraged me to submit an honest review.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If you like 2016/17 MBP keys you'll likely enjoy this keyboard

    For those wanting a a shallower button push with a more click feel this keyboard is for you. Key presses are noticeably shallower than the previous USB keyboard with numberpad. Charges quickly over USB / lightning cable but disappointingly didn't come with a USB-C cable , so those with new MBP (2016/2017) you'll need a USBA->C adapter. Lastly the angle the keyboard rests is a little lower than that of the previous model which had a steeper wedge shape.

    Overall love the keyboard though, enough to make me replace all the hard wired keyboards in my various work areas.

    Four stars because of the lack of usb-c consistency.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's awful for typing

    I've been using apple keyboards since 2011. I write this review on my wired keyboard that was sitting in the box for ~2 months now. And only by writing again on it, I understand how much I hate my new bluetooth keyboard. It's beautiful and I don't see the problem with it being flat, but after coding for ~15 years (and before that hardcore gaming for another 10), this must be the first keyboard I do the most typos on (apart ipad's touch keyboard). Apparently i didn't get used to it even after two months and this must be the only keyboard I have ever used (and i used like 15-20 different ones) that is so bad to write on.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems fragile

    The absence of a full-size Apple keyboard with numeric keypad has been a thorn in my side for years. So I obtained one of these the moment it was released.

    It lasted about a month. The hinge under a keycap became stuck and Apple declined to replace it. Unlike my previous magic keyboard that is still perfectly good three years later. I thought perhaps it might be a one-off issue, so I got a replacement. No, that broke too, same component, this time it snapped entirely.

    I've been using computers for thirty years, this is the first time I've killed a keyboard, let along two inside of a single quarter.

    I've gone back to the original magic keyboard. Still going strong.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    plain ol' keyboard with fn key placement befitting of Apple's "genius"

    Just a plain ol' keyboard, with a touch of Apple "genius" placing the fn key where mere mortals would place the Insert key. Consistency with non-numeric keypad version be da**ed!

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too thin for the materials used

    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 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Underrated

    I don't typically write online reviews, but with the negativity of the reviews for this product, I felt my positive experience should be discussed. I am a senior college student in the process of applying to graduate school programs, so I have used this product extensively since I first purchased it about a month ago. While it does take a little time to get used to (hence four stars instead of five), it feels very smooth when I use it. I am able to type out essays and research papers without much issue or hinderance to typing speed. While it is definitely set at a bit of an awkward angle when compared to traditional keyboards, Apple has never hid the fact that it is a company about product differentiation and innovation. I also feel I should acknowledge the impressive battery life on this keyboard; I began using it straight out of the box roughly four weeks ago and have yet to receive even some indication of a deteriorating battery. This keyboard is also handy if you have a smaller desk and may need to shift things around when tasks do not involve the computer. I have found this incredibly convenient for studying out of my textbooks on my desk; the wireless keyboard allows greater versatility to your desk compared to a wired version. If you are considering this keyboard and are willing to take a day or two to get used to the unique feel, do it. If not, there are plenty of other (cheaper) options, but I have yet to regret this purchase.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So thin it bends under it's own weight

    Been a big fan of Apple products for years but I really don't see how this one snuck out of the building. Love the idea and it looks great. Key action is nice too but surely it could have been strengthened a bit more to prevent bending. Situation made worse by 4 rubber feet spaced so far apart that it sags easily in the middle and then curls upward at the corners. Even just using 6 or 8 rubber feet instead of only four or a continuous one along the long sides would have solved this obvious design flaw. Just plain flimsy.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad angle, poor feel and obviously no USB plugs

    I was hoping that this keyboard would be a drop-in replacement for my wired Apple keyboard. After an hour of use I felt uncomfortable and decided to return it. Bought from a licensed Apple retailer where I was told (within hours of original purchase) that once opened products cannot be refunded. Hugely damaging experience in how I perceive the Apple brand.

    16 of 22 people found this useful