• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    That REVERSE DELETE button tho...

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

  • 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.

    1 of 1 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!

    2 of 2 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.

    4 of 7 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Close but...

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some of these are bent

    Purchased this today from Maidstone branch in Kent and found this new design of keypad to be bent upwards at both ends. The bends are about 3mm both side and cause the keypad to rock. I'm not the only one to have experienced this judging by others online. This must be a manufacturing line problem as why would you have pads on the underside if they don't make contact with the surface the unit is placed on?!��.
    Faced with an annoying and inconvenient return.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Waaaaay better

    I upgraded to this from the old style wireless keyboard and like this one much more. Not only does it have the number pad but also lots of F keys for use with keyboard shortcuts. This is absolutely essential to me. The large arrow keys are much better. The charging via Lightning is much better then having to rely on double A batteries. Providing this option allowed them to do away with the old wired option that should have long since died.

    But no touch ID or touch bar options? That lowers the rating by about a star or two. This is still much better then the options provided by third party manufacturers who often had poor build quality. With the third party I had a button that would break off from even the slightest drop. Solar powered would often be a problem if I forgot to turn the keyboard off at night and the power ran down. This keyboard doesn't have that problem.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard

    I bought this keyboard with my mac and I love it. I am use to working with 10 punch anyway so it's very convenient for me.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Impossible to clean without damaging.

    I tried cleaning a key in the manner of previous Apple Keyboards and the hinge is more delicate than ever and snapped straight away.
    No spares available.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay but I returned it

    Key travel is needlessly shallow. Keys seems a little too close together.

    Plusses: Full size arrow keys. A proper delete key is on the keyboard. Easy to pair.

    Minus: Does not feel as good as the now disconunied wired keyboard that came with my Mac. And does not feel "worth" $129.00 + tax.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent in 2 days. I would have gave no stars if I could.

    The Price of this is insane. It is a flimsy piece of garbage. I could not figure out why it had no slant, then after propping the back up on my display stand and noticing it bent. I have been propping my keyboard between my stand and my Wacom tablet for decades and have never seen one bend. I'm so over Apples misplaced concern for thin. I just ordered my first aftermarket keyboard in 15 years to replace this garbage. I can't believe we no longer have a plug in keyboard.

    I hate the direction Apple is going. I have for the first time in my 25 year career purchased PCs as work stations this year. We will slowly be moving away from apple.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is too shallow

    Got the new numeric wireless keyboard with my new iMac and I do like the feel of the keys compared with my old wired version from 2011.

    But, the new keyboard's thinness is a real problem. This is noticeably shallower than the wired keyboard and I don't find it comfortable to type on. I can feel my wrists starting to hurt as a result.

    I plan to switch back to my old wired keyboard to stop my hands hurting or to seek out a different company's ergonomic keyboard.

    Disappointed.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Apple finally released Wireless Magic keyboard with Numeric Keypad and its amazing. Its so convenient to have it, and it has really great functions. It has more shortcut keys. The battery lasts a very long time. I have it for a month and half and I haven't charged it even ones yet. Its just Amazing. I got it as in addition with my Amazing iMac 5k 2017 model.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally!

    Finally the bluetooth version of the extended keyboard. I was so happy to see that this was finally out and I love it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic problem, but not sure what's wrong

    I really like that the new keyboard with num keys is wireless and rechargeable. However, there's something wrong with the ergonomics because my hands get sore, and I make more mistakes with this keyboard. Others have complained about spacing to the return key and the limited elevation of the back of the keyboard, but I'm not convinced.

    My previous keyboard was the Apple aluminum with num keys (A1243). It's wired USB and has ¼" more lift at the back. I measured the spacing between the middle of the dot on J key (where your right index finger rests) and the return key on both keyboards, and it's the same. I used a digital caliper to be absolutely sure. As for the limited elevation of the keyboard, I use the keyboard on my MBP without hand pain, and it's flat just like the new Magic Keyboard.

    The only other difference is that the responsiveness of the keys is very different on the two keyboards. On the old keyboard, the engagement of a keystroke was more spread out and somehow softer while the new keyboard has more of a click that seems to need more pressure to overcome. I suspect that this is the problem, and I may learn to work with it. However, I'm keeping the old keyboard and going back to it if my hand pain continues.

    The problem is subtle but profound.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Desktop Is Easier to Manage

    When entering credit card information, working on spreadsheets, or a multitude of numeric-intensive apps, the extended keyboard is a necessity for me. It's a productivity issue. But the keyboard is positioned exactly in the place to cause problems with desktop management using a connecting cable.

    Problem solved. Elegantly and completely.

    I had read where others have difficulty with the angle of the keyboard and was concerned about that. I've been using the keyboard for a couple of weeks and don't find that to be an issue. At all.

    I have been looking for an Apple Bluetooth extended keyboard to be introduced for some time. It's here and it's what I've wanted.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FN Keys not mapped correctly, can't control volume from keyboard

    Very frustrating that Apple can't make a keyboard that has no issues with it. I had to replace my wired full keyboard because it was inconsistently not being recognized with my macbook ( searched online, tons of others had the same issue)

    This keyboard's top row function keys do not work as expected. Very frustrating when I spend 45 minutes on the phone with apple troubleshooting and they can never solve my problem. I had to dig deeper into the shortcuts setting of my keyboard, I was able to re-map the brightness to F1/F2, but because there is no option for increasing or decreasing volume, the F11/12 keys simply do not work. I can't re-map keys that I don't have available in my shortcut menu. I cannot ADD a shortcut for volume, you can only add shortcuts for launching applications.

    Before I found the shortcut menu, the volume keys (f11/12) were taking me to my desktop, and dashboard respectively. I removed those shortcuts but still no volume control.

    Maybe your computer will not have this issue.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    How are you at playing the piano?

    I love Apple products. First Apple computer I had was 1986. I have iPhone, watch, iPad, you name it. Big fan. This new Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad is no exception BUT it does present one challenge I haven't overcome, as yet. With Apple's new design, there are now TWO keys instead of one key to span in order to REACH the Return key with your pinkie finger. We've all seen examples of ridiculous complaining that makes you roll your eyes. Not my intention here. Merely saying if you don't have super-long fingers and/or big hands, or if you've had YEARS & YEARS of typing on a regular keyboard as I have, this change in design might present a challenge. Just sayin'

    6 of 6 people found this useful