• 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.

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  • 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.

    12 of 13 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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality control not up to scratch

    The keyboard is beautiful and what I have wanted ever since I bought my very large screen 5k iMac which came with the original wireless magic keyboard. Sadly, the QC on the keyboard I have just added is not up to scratch. There is a distinct curve and the right hand side - the keypad side - stands clear of the desk. When entering numbers, the whole keyboard thrashes around. It's completely useless and needs to be replaced.

    NOT HAPPY APPLE - Sharpen up. This is not a cheap piece of kit.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A great keyboard except it's bent!

    I've owned my previous Apple full size keyboard for around nine years and have always wanted a wireless version of the same thing. I always said that if ever Apple produced a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad, I'd buy one. On the day of WWDC when this keyboard appeared on the store, I ordered it.

    It arrived two days later, fantastic, worked perfectly.

    Three days after that, it just stopped working.

    So I contacted Applecare and had it replaced.

    Again, no real issue, it worked and I liked the freedom of being wireless. I also like the new low profile style.

    However I noticed that it was curved, it was really bent towards the centre. I contacted Applecare who told me I'd need to take it into an Apple store to be replaced. Yesterday I had a chance to do this.

    A genius examined it and determined that yes, it's bent. He got me another one which we checked and that was bent as well. We went through a couple of them and they were all bent!

    We also checked the ones on the display Macs and they all had different levels of bent-ness. It wasn't consistent.

    If it wasn't for the fact that I've just bought a new iMac which I placed a custom order for with this new keyboard and it's not bent, I'd think this is part of the design.

    But I've got one which is flat.

    Many of them are bent.

    I ended up getting a refund.

    I hope they get a redesign to make them a bit stronger and well, less bent!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

    With this keyboard, much like the MacBook "Pro", Apple carries its desire for thinness too far. This keyboard lies too flat and is too thin to be usable. Apple has forgotten that people are different (remember "Think Different") so it has made a keyboard that lies so flat as to be unusable and offered no way to adjust that lie.

    Functionally, the keys work well. It's just too uncomfortable to use. If there were a way to adjust the lie, I would rate the keyboard much higher. But, for now, it goes back to the apple store and I try to find a replacement.

    Maybe a refurbished wired keyboard that had a better lie angle.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Typos galore!

    Wow - this is really such a downgrade from the more raised keyboards before. I really don't know why anyone thinks this helps typing in any way. Sure it's thin but I mistype constantly now, and after 2 months I don't see much improvement. I would really like to know what sort of usability testing they employed in this design. Yuck.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard but needs an optional USB-C connector

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    shallow key press and bent case

    Great to have a wireless keyboard from Apple, but there are a couple of negatives that make the experience a little underwhelming. They key presses are very shallow compared to previous Apple keyboards; it takes a bit of adjustment and a lot of getting used to.

    More annoyingly, as others have noted, the keyboard chassis is bent; it curves upwards ever so slightly at each end making it rock when typing. This curve seems to focus the weight in the centre and the keyboard can spin round quite easily when typing. It's very, very annoying.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, except it's bent!

    As some of the other reviews, mine is also bent in the middle. I think it's to do with the rubber feet underneath... They are too far in from the edge and need extra ones in the middle. Replacement due tomorrow, but I expect this to be bent too. Might just go back to the normal keyboard without numeric keypad.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but...

    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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cheap plastic garbage

    What a drop in quality..cheap plastic...as compared to old aluminium keyboard..happy to pay the premium price provided the supply is worth the money

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Backlight Keyboard

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard from Apple

    I love this keyboard! I needed a new keyboard to replace my aging 8 year-old one that came with my 2009 Mac Pro. I am running MacOS Sierra. Just turn this baby on and everything is configured and works perfectly out of the box! All function keys worked as expected, including Dashboard and Spaces shortcuts. Adjust volume, screen brightness, even a key to eject my old DVD drive! Couldn't be happier.

    Some have criticized the keyboard for not being steeply angled or adjustable. To them I say this - ask your doctor which angle is better. You will find out that a keyboard sitting flat, or angled AWAY from you, is actually the proper ergonomic position for typing. This puts less stress on your wrists. Angling the keyboard towards you, raising it in the back, is the worst ergonomic position for a keyboard as it puts incredible stress on your wrists as you bend them upwards.

    Buy this keyboard if you want a solid, quality product that will no doubt serve you for years to come.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    That REVERSE DELETE button tho...

    Talk about workflow improvement. Spreadsheets are much more enjoyable now.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    KEY BOARD DOES NOT SIT FLAT

    Had this keyboard less than a week and the aluminium frame has twisted so that it does not sit flat on my desk. Returning mine for a replacement, if that one warps I will be looking for a refund.

    I have noticed that this is a problem other people are experiencing.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard...

    I struggle with some of the negative comments regarding function keys not working. The tech specs for the keyboard are pretty clear:

    Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer with macOS 10.12.4 or later
    iOS devices with iOS 10.3 or later

    If you are not operating your iMac/Macbook with 10.12.4 or later (OS Sierra) then it will not work as designed. To my knowledge the function key issues are only happening when running the keyboard with an older OS version.

    Besides the above: key travel is great and a good companion to the 16/17 MacBook Pro keyboards.

    Aesthetics: great fit with silver MacBooks or MBPs.

    Battery life: spectacular with one charge (about a month for me with daily usage of several hours).

    Comfortable to use (I have no issue with is being almost flat to the surface coming from the original battery model).

    Only negative for me is the sheer size/width of the keyboard coming from the previous version. It is significantly wider and when using a mouse as well that mouse get pushed quite far out to the side.

    Overall, great job Apple! Of course, $99 would have been sufficient as a price!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    function keys lack functionality (see what i did there??)

    I, like some of the others, do not understand why the function keys for toggle, mission control, volume, brightness and playback do not work. You'd think that when you pay for a keyboard this expensive, you would gain functionality, not lose it. I will be returning this and buying a wired keyboard with USB from Amazon.

    On a slightly positive note, if you do not need the function keys in the top row, this keyboard might be ideal for you.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a Page Up/Down Button

    This Keyboard is Awesome !!! It was easy to setup and I love to once again have a full size keyboard. Its great to once again have number keys, page up and page down to use with my Mac Book Pro. I also love the feel of the new keys.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Money to waste at Apple

    I bought this one to find out that what is on the packaging pic is not the product I bought! The authorized reseller feedback was "that is the version Apple sent to us" The keyboard keys locations are not like the standard qwerty keyboard i.e. Enter key is like flipped L, the ~ key is at the bottom left, \ key is in the enter key place, etc and the size of the keys is quite different i.e. enter key is smaller, left shift key is smaller, control, option and command keys are smaller like you should not use them anymore. Disappointed and can't get my money back because the package is opened! If you got an old keyboard, stick to that treasure.

    11 of 36 people found this useful