• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    The new keyboard is fine until it stops working. I'm on my second one now, and for the second time the "n" key has become unresponsive. It's a hardware, not software issue. For the money I'd have expected better.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Usability analysis: why these arrows are bad.

    Usability analysis: why the arrow keys are poor on this new keyboard.
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    Request: if someone knows how to reach usability engineering, please forward.

    I have read many other complaints about the new arrow keys. However, I am not sure if the reason for difficulty has previously been called out, namely: difficulty 'homing' the smallest finger on the right.

    That is, your biggest fingers naturally 'home' to the protrusions on two keys in the center; but these do not help when your little finger needs to reach far away.

    For me - and I suspect for others as well - it was absolutely crucial for my right pinky that on previous keyboards, there was a blank space directly underneath the shift key, to let me "home" my little finger. Something like this:

    ---shift-key---
    blank up blank
    left down right

    Apparently I have muscle memory from many years of touch typing which goes to a blank spot first, then from there knows immediately how to find the direction I need.

    Reason for writing this review: today, the MacBook Pro still has the blank spot. Please, do not take it away!

    Respectfully, I suggest that if Apple Usability Engineering films users reaching for arrow keys on old v. new bluetooth keyboards, you just must might find that 'homing' the little finger is important many people.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This Keyboard: Disregard the Negative Reviews

    Love the keyboard!!!! I was skeptical to order based on the negative reviews/comments. this pitch of the keyboard is not all that different from the previous version. yes, it's true that it's less angled but it works just fine. and as for the keys or backlight negative comments, the previous version keys were the same and the previous version did not have backlight. Not sure why those comments were even made.

    Do yourself a favor and buy this keyboard. Away with replacing batteries.

    A total win!!!

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly terrible.

    My biggest gripe with this is the new layout of the directional keys. Touch typing on them is nearly impossible. As a designer I understand the idea of visual simplification, but I also understand that user experience comes first, and the UX here is bad. Next up, the distance between keys has been reduced, as well as the key travel, so your fingers will be cramped, and you won't know if you hit the key or not. Ugh.

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep. Into it.

    Entirely prefer of using this little fella in favour of the older model. Downside was a couple of hours mistyping here-and-there but after I got used to the slightly different key spacing it was all smooth sailing. Maybe not magic but definitely darn fine.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No number lock = no pro apps

    I would love to love this keyboard, but can't because there is no number lock, something needed to use Indesign Style Shortcuts. Would be even better if it was a numeric keypad. Even though I enjoy it for what it is, its a deal breaker and therefore must return it.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    I don't know why people are complaining, I just got mine, paired in less than a few seconds and like all Apple products, it just works. Upgraded from the battery powered keyboard, it was a pain in the a** replacing batteries. This one came 80% charged and took less than a couple of minutes to charge up to a 100%.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One step forward....three steps backwards....

    All the above reviews clearly state all the problems. One thing thats yet to be pointed out is the fact that they changed the size of the top row buttons.....and for what? Seriously!!! All that did was make any key cover or overlay that was previously purchased to fit the first version of the wireless keyboard NOT FIT now!!!! Stupid just freaking stupid. So now I'm suppose to buy another one that fits this just because you felt it was necessary to change the size of the F keys. C'mon Apple

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the feel

    I love the feel of the keyboard. I really wished that the Macbook had this keyboard.

    It works great, and it's fantastic that it works as a wired keyboard if you need it to. It even works with a PC using the wired mode! And automatic pairing is amazing.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The keys feel great!

    I always loved the keys on my Macbook Pro. I told people it was the greatest keyboard that I had ever used. I was disappointed when I bought the wireless keyboard as the keys just didn't have the same feel and they made a lot of noise when typing. While this one still makes a bit of noise, the keys feel much nicer and don't take as much force to use. I really like this keyboard. I haven't had it long enough to comment on battery life or anything, but I'm sure that will be fine too. I'll report back if I find something that I don't like, but for now, I love this keyboard.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad, really bad arrows

    Keyboard is great for extended typing, but it has one big fault: the left and right arrows. Being the same size as the option key, it's very hard to proper positioning the hands without looking it, and you end up touching the left arrow instead of the option key and viceversa. How important/problematic this is? Well, It's very hard to use Xcode with such a problem.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    I love the feel of this keyboard over the previous versions. Since this version is more horizontal, I've noticed less wrist pain because in feels like I'm typing directly on the desk and I don't need to elevate my wrists. I also love the tactile response of the keys. I felt the older version keys were a bit to springy. It feels like I can type much faster with this new version.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Not much needs to be said, this keyboard is amazing. I love it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect keyboard

    Reading the reviews, this new keyboard from Apple seems to bring out strong opinions! I definitely fall into the best-hardware-they've-ever-made camp on this one. It's a superb keyboard: precise, low travel (but enough), a delightful firm feeling to each key press, lightweight & robust enough to chuck it in a bag to use with an iPad, instant to pair, easy to charge – it even has a proper on/off switch… it's the gold standard of keyboards. Using the keyboard on my MacBook Air makes me very sad now – it just feels horrible & spongy in comparison. It makes me want a new Retina MacBook with the similar keyboard… maybe that was Apple's idea all along?

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Good - but with a disappointing retrograde feature

    I really like the new slimline Magic Keyboard. It is more ergonomic is design - better for the wrists.
    I also like it that its wireless AND I can charge it - no more batteries.
    However, the BIG disappointment is that its noisy. I loved my previous battery operated wireless apple keyboard particularly because it was so quiet. I am in a shared office and the sound of my typing disturbs my colleagues and especially me.
    Hey Apple - please resolve this problem on your next model.
    Thanks.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific!

    I purchased this (along with the magic mouse 2) for use with my new MacBook when I want to use a larger screen and I absolutely love it! One of the things I love about my MacBook is the feel of the keys when you type - this keyboard feels very sturdy and does not make a ton of noise (just like my MacBook) - I was a little hesitant to purchase cause I was worried it would not be as good of an experience as typing on my MacBook, but I love it. The fact that I can charge and not have to worry about batteries is a bonus. It's small and light and has the sleek Apple design I love - this and the mouse are so easy/quick to pair and great for travel (and saving space on your desk!) - I definitely recommend!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed!!!

    It needs to be redesigned. Seriously.

    First, it needs to have more tilt.
    Second, keys need to have bolder and clear feeling.
    I can't really feel the keys during typing.

    It's not typing friendly.
    These two problems make mistyping.

    After using few hrs, I went back to the previous one.
    Oldies but goodies!!!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible! Not up to Apple standards!

    I started a new job and was super excited to find that I was to use a brand new Mac! Unfortunately, after only a week, I have sudden onset carpel tunnel from the awful angle of this keyboard! Is barely elevates at all, and now my wrists really hurt! And the stupid thing is so new, there are no functional keyboard stands to try to resolve the problem. I am shocked that Apple put their name on something that is so terrible! Make a stand, now please!!!!!! I'm desperate!!!!!!!

    13 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its just too small!

    Got a fantastic 27" iMac but for some reason Apple think its a good idea to give you a keyboard that is smaller than the average laptop keyboard.

    Has no tilt adjust and the keys are pointlessly small.

    Typical Apple - it looks great but is form over function. Will be buying a proper keyboard today. Avoid this stupid model

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    Well I am back using my old desktop keyboard after using this new one that came with my brand new Mac. Its already not working!! 1 week down and my switch to iMac from desktop is turning out to be a disaster. Hopefully I can change the keyboard without having to take the whole iMac back?

    2 of 2 people found this useful