• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good to have wireless but Keyboard was bent

    At last a wireless Keyboard with Numerical Pad . My original one was bent as per another review . Hopefully the replacement is OK . If not back to original . Disappointed

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor tactile feedback, you won't be typing anything longer

    I've had small wireless and full with numeric pad wired apple keyboards.

    This one is the worst.

    There is no tactile feedback, I could've be hitting the steel plate with my fingers and I'd get more tactile feedback.

    The travel is also small.

    Most of the time, my fingers hit both the keys and the aluminum body of the keyboard.

    There is no resistance from the keys, you just hit hard the full stop.

    Horrible horrible keyboard.

    People, buy the old keyboards while you can find them.

    They are far far better than this trash of a keyboard.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Reasonable quality, but too much form over function

    To clarify, this keyboard appears well made, and it works as expected.

    However, compared to my previous Apple wired keyboard, I find the shallower angle less comfortable to type on. The new key mechanism, like that on the redesigned MacBook Pro, is a lot noisier than previously, which is great for annoying family and coworkers, but not so great if you're in the room whilst someone else is using it.

    Finally, Apple have made all of the keys the same height. Not only does this mean that the function keys are taller than previous (looks a bit weird, but fine I guess) but also the bottom row (space, command, option etc) are now shorter than before, which is probably the worst part about this keyboard. Where my thumbs used to sit comfortably on these keys, I find that the reduced height makes them just that little bit more awkward to reach.

    These are small things to complain about, but important when you're using something all day, every day. For me, the perfect keyboard would have been the previous generation with numeric keyboard, just wireless!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    Been hanging out for this for ages like so many others. My iMac was replaced recently and with it a new Magic 2 keyboard. Already used to the flatter footprint compared to the original magic keyboard so no problems with the lower profile. With the new magic trackpad, certainly takes up a bit more space on the desk but they look oh so good together. And it works extremely well.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple keyboard I have used.

    I'm on my second one of these, the first was sent back because it was bent, the replacement is also bent but not quite as bad.

    The keys on both keyboards have been terrible, very little travel and very noisy.

    It overall has a feeling of very poor quality, not what I would expect from apple.

    The only advantage I can see over the old wired one is that it is wireless, in every other way it is worse.

    Let's hope this isn't a trend for Apple.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Fit

    This Keyboard is the perfect replacement to the older wired keyboard of the same layout. The keys are exceptional, they take the best of the new laptop keyboards and make it even better - Best typing experience I've ever had on a keyboard. Ergonomics are great, to reiterate if you're upgrade from the older wired keyboard you will be blown out of the water. Those on here complaining of getting carpal tunnel from using this are smoking something.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard upgrade

    I just received my new Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and I am impressed with it. It sets up instantly (if you remember to turn the power switch on), can be easily configured, and works well. As far as its ergonomics, I find the slightly elevated rear to be sufficient for me. All of the built in function keys work perfectly (don't know why another reviewer had a problem with them), and it is easy to configure and add new shortcut keys on the additional function keys.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hugely disappointed

    The keys are too flat with no travel, Apple are meant to be all about accessibility for all! well as some one with deformities with my wrist hands and fingers "though was never an issue with previous keyboard " waiting for my new iMac to arrive but had to buy an older keyboard from eBay after trying the keyboard out in the Apple Store and finding I could not feel or use the keys at all causing discomfort, I'm In university "computer science" and wanted to buy a new MacBook Pro at the same time as buying a ,BTO iMac, but now will have to resort to buying an older second hand model MacBook Pro with older keyboard design which I sadly see as my last MacBook Pro when it becomes obsolete. Macbook loyal for 10 years! But now been pushed away for unsatisfactory and unrealistic redesign.

    24 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No USB C cable

    Very disappointed this does not come with a USB C cable considering I purchased it along side a new MBP which only has USB-C ports. Insane that these 2 brand new products I bought together aren't compatible for charging.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Battery Life and Works for Me!

    I ordered the new wireless keyboard as soon as I saw it was available. It arrived fully charged. With moderate to heavy use the battery barely wore down. Totally unexpected to see this type of long battery life, and a pleasant surprise to see this. Looks great with the iMac 5K with Retina Display. Nice and clean, no wires or cables.

    Note the new keyboard does have a flatter profile with a different key "feel" than the old Apple wireless keyboard; however, it was no problem for my wife and I to get use to it.

    Remember, its just a keyboard and not a warp-speed-ergonomic-rocket-ship.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Waited forever for this....

    I couldn't wait to get rid of my wired keyboard but couldn't leave the num pad behind. When I saw this I immediately purchased. Although it was a bit overpriced I do like the keyboard. Only thing I wish... They should have replaced the eject key with an ID Touch key. Also would have been more "Magic" if they could have added the Touch Bar (understand that probably would have been rough on battery life).

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Long awaited!

    Already have smaller version at home, been waiting the extended version for work, same excellent quality to use and great to have the additional key, plus no more replacing batteries!

    On a negative note my function keys (F keys at top) are not mapped out correctly, some not working at all, this may be due to my OS being on 10.11 and not 10.12 as its mentions in the spec.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Keyboard!

    I don't usually take time for review's but this time was a must. This key board is flawless and I've only had it 4 days. The typing is free flowing and feels soft to the touch. The key's feel more easier to use and less bulky with no sticking. I'm very happy with this purchase. I fully recommend it! You will be very pleased.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flat keyboard bad on ergonomics,

    My old wired apple keyboard was elevated in the back to make it ergonomically correct for the wrist. This thing is flat as a pancake. This design needs to be fixed. I am returning mine until a revised version gets released.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Only a few days old but so far it's awesome. Took it out of the box plugged it in using the attached lighting cable. Pairing was almost instantaneous. So far I love the feel of the keys, don't care what technology is behind it but the keys feel great, look great, and the whole thing is insanely thin.

    Waking up the computer works great and even after a few days of use it's over 90% charge. Coupled with a Magic Mouse 2 it's great not to have cables on my desk any longer.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Keyboard I've Ever Owned. Hands Down

    I've owned many keyboards. From mechanical "clicks" keyboards to membrane. Expensive to cheap. The magic keyboard has been the best keyboard I've owned, with just one drawback — a number pad with inverted T arrow keys. Now I have it, which is much better for my work as a web/graphic designer. I will be using this keyboard for a very long time.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Backlight!

    The feel of the keyboard is good. But there is no backlight on the keys. They could have made it more magic if they had backlight keys.
    I hope the pro version that comes out in December has to backlighting .....Please.

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh, could be better, but still usable.

    I was pretty excited to order this. I do a lot of CAD work, and a numeric keyboard is a must for entering dimensions etc. So, the original wireless keyboard was pretty much worthless. The original USB corded keyboard with a numeric keypad was decent. Overall I have mostly liked Apple keyboards, going back to what was probably the typist's best keyboard ever, the Enterprise. (It was called that because it was the size of an aircraft carrier.)

    This new one is mostly pretty nice. I wanted one less wire on my desk, and one fewer of my 2 USB3 ports on my MacBook Pro used up, so this seemed like a decent (albeit expensive) answer.

    PROS
    Nice to type on. Really nice.Key feel is good, travel is nice, action is positive. Good for touch typing. Overall very solid feel.
    Key spacing is good.
    Pairing is no brainer easy.
    Battery life appears to be good.
    Charging / lightning port is on the back of the keyboard, where it should be.

    CONS
    I had to get out the tiny booklet to find out there is an on/off switch which is not real obvious on the back. I guess its OK, but it could be a bit more obvious. Also, does this mean I have to shut it off every time I am not using the keyboard to achieve good charge life?

    As others have mentioned, the keyboard is pretty flat. It IS nice and thin, so there's that, but it would be nice if there were some way to have a bit of adjustment in the angle. I guess we're all getting used to typing of flat keyboards what with thin laptops, tablet keyboards, etc, but that doesn't mean it is a good thing. A little angle is nice, and ability to adjust it is helpful in avoiding wrist strain.

    As somebody else mentioned, backlit keys would be a nice touch, but not a huge deal.

    If it sounds like I'm being overly picky, I guess I am BUT for $130, this thing OUGHT to be darn near perfect. So, although a very nice keyboard, I can't say it is a real great value.

    OVERALL, I'm glad I bought it.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SO disappointed

    As another reviewer noted, the Function keys for Volume and most other functions DON'T WORK. For some bizarre reason, in order to adjust brightness, instead of using the function keys with the icons for adjusting brightness -- which don't work -- you have to use the F14 and F15 keys which don't have brightness icons. And, there doesn't appear to be any way to change this.

    The battery level does not show.

    It took more than 20 minutes to get the keyboard to pair, which included a phone conversation with an Apple Tech Support person who asked, "Are the batteries in correctly?" To which I responded, "How should I know? The battery is built into the keyboard and there's no way to open it to see."

    This very disappointing product which I've waited YEARS for, is being returned.

    39 of 61 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Another beautiful and somewhat impractical Apple product

    The design is contemporary, the materials are high quality... it's everything the USB full-size keyboard is, in a slightly updated design. But, once again, Apple trades usability for "slimness." The keyboard is too thin and doesn't have any pop-out feet, so it's pretty terrible ergonomically. I really wanted to love it as much as I do my Magic Trackpad, but I might be switching back to the wired one so as to not hurt my wrists.

    19 of 24 people found this useful