• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent keyboard

    The keyboard is bent. Seriously. It moves on the desk when I'm typing. This is bad, Apple, really bad.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible angle

    The keyboard itself is fine, and love the numeric keypad, but personally I find it almost unusable because the angle to the back is so low. Maybe 2 centimeters. There are no leg extensions like the standard keyboard, so I have to prop it up with cardboard. not a good look, and that makes is slide around.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent from factory twice

    A Keyboard of this price should at the very least be unbent. My last iteration of the Magic Keyboard (which was nice and had better key switches) broke so I required a new Keyboard. After the first one arrived I was not really happy with the fact that the keyboard did not have the old usb hubs, which ment I had to order myself a dock to account for the loss of usb slots.
    After I paired the Keyboard with the Macbook I started typing. Immediately the Keyboard bounced around on my desk while using the Shift / Tab or Control Keys. After looking closely I saw that my Keyboard was bent in the middle so I filed a refund. After doing so Apples shipping time jumped to over 2 Months. So I ordered another Magic Keyboard from Amazon. This one had the exact same Problem.
    Sorry but this Keyboard is not even worth 30$. The Key switches are worse / The USB Ports are missing and the Keyboard comes broken from the Factory.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard bends down in center

    This keyboard is too thin and within a few weeks will bend in the center to the extent that it's touching the desk (while the rubber feet on the sides tilt up). I returned mine to our local Apple Store thinking it was defective, only to find all of the keyboards there with the same issue. I loved everything about the keyboard except for the flimsy construction. Hopefully Apple recognizes this issue and fixes it soon. For now, I went back to my 10-year old wired Apple keyboard, which works perfectly.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!!!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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