• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Keyboard for Video/Audio work

    I'm not the biggest fan of typing on this keyboard, but I got it for use with my MacBook Pro 2017 15" for doing work in Cubase because it uses a lot of keys in the Num Pad, and these keys are brilliant for doing shortcuts on due to the short travel, so it's doing brilliant for what I got it for and I'm really happy with it, but I'm not yet up to speed on it when typing.
    If you're already used to Apple keyboards then it'll surely do you fine, but might be best to get a different keyboard if you're not if you just wanna type on this.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic Nightmare esp. for touch typing

    Beside it is bend, it i a nightmare if you are able to type blind with ten fingers. Angle is wrong, key hub is far too small, key feedback is not good. In a direkt comparison with the 2012 keyboard I lose 80 keystrokes per minute and have a lot more typos and that was already not the best keyboard at all.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really wanted BT w/ numeric... with the older model

    I had always wanted my BT Apple keyboard to have a numeric keypad. Glad to see Apple finally came around, but too bad the keyboard design itself is poor. As others have said, the profile is way too flat. Also, I think they keystrokes are far too shallow. This isn't on a super-thin laptop, so there's not reason to make the whole experience completely flat!

    My old BT keyboard finally gace out on me after 6 years of use, but instead of buying one of these, I decided to track down a replacement of the older model .I've learned to get along without the numeric keypad and I'm not going to sacrifice a terrible overall typing expense to get it now.

    Get it together, Apple!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Idea, but Cannot Recommend

    I bought this strictly for the 10 key functionality. I've been using the original Bluetooth magic keyboard for years and like the chiclet style keys.

    Here are the reasons I can't recommend

    1) There's no way to adjust the height on this keyboard without a stand or rigging something up.
    a) The keyboard is very low profile so it looks nice, but I like a bit more of an angle when programming

    2) No backlight?! I knew this before purchasing so I can't hold it against it, but how can you sell a keyboard for $130 without a backlight

    3) If you switch from machine to machine throughout the day or even the week this keyboard is so much different than what you're going to see on stock PCs from major manufacturers that it always take me a bit of time to get reacquainted.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very smooth keyboard

    Nice key operation and big improvement over standard keyboard without the numbers section.

    Previous reviews mentioned keyboard was not flat and curved at the edges. Have to agree with this criticism. Mine was slightly curved and could be 'rocked' from end to end when on a flat surface. Took the bull by the horns and applied gentle twisting action at each end of the board and this has cured the problem. Keyboard now sits neatly and flat on my desktop.

    Word of warning for anyone else trying this - be very careful how much pressure you apply when twisting the ends. Better to do it in very gradual stages to avoid breaking totally. Do it properly though and the problem can be solved without having to travel back to your nearest store (in my case 30 miles each way) to end up possibly with a new keyboard that may have the same problem.

    Other than that point the keyboard is excellent piece of kit

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent Keyboard

    Brand new just opened box - keyboard is bent! seems to work OK though . . .

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse product for greater price + bent

    OK, so needed to replace my wired Apple KB (the one with the number pad) that had died- the new Apple choice is the Magic Keyboard - a VERY pricey item for what a keyboard.

    Pros: it is light and compact, meaning I could take it with me somewhere easily if I needed to.

    Cons:

    - BENT! - it has become slightly bent (or perhaps it started that way and I didn't notice it) - obviously it needs an additional rubber foot/feet in the middle, since the force of typing is concentrated in the centre of the keyboard, while the feet are on the edges. time will tell whether this becomes a functional problem - for now it is just very uncool for such an expensive item from the "it just works" company.

    - Lightning connector - really, in the age of USB 3.0 / 3.1 / C you're putting more Lightning connectors out there? This is a fail on the iPhone as well as on Apple accessories (like my Magic Mouse 2, Apple TV remote and so on).

    - Bluetooth - I'm still running El Capitan for a number of reasons (related to software that I rely on) - I can only use it plugged into the computer with the aforementioned lightning cable, it doesn't appear at all in my Bluetooth prefs (MBA 2013).

    - Angle - I've gotten more used to it but the ergonomics are poor - more Apple form over function. The overall profile is a little too low and the angle from front to back is too close to flat.

    Shame shame shame Apple. If you're going to charge this much it should be an impeccably designed and constructed piece of engineering - in fact at this price point the Touch Strip should be part of it!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, Unreliable, Junk

    Very disappointed. Junk. After only five weeks of light use my “caps locks” key stopped working reliably. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes I have to tap it 5-6 times—very annoying. And, like many of the posts below, my keyboard is warping like a banana. The entire keyboard is sagging in the middle. I am really disappointed in the flimsy quality and poor workmanship. I expect so much more from Apple. I hope there is a recall so I can get one that works better. I went to an Apple store today and they agree to replace it; but, they don't have any in stock so I am waiting for a phone call when it comes in. I appreciate that Apple will replace it after six weeks, but I fear that the replacement will be just as bad.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent!

    Just taken delivery of mine, and even though I wasn't aware of the issue others have had, as I got it out of its box it was obvious it wasn't straight. Basically, placed on my flat desk the 'corners' are supported by the four feet, but the middle sags down to rest on the desk. Furthermore, as the feet are set in about 5-6cm from the actual corners, this makes the edges stick up into the air by a couple of mm. That might not sound much, but it's instantly noticeable.

    I've seen a few people suggest that the curvature may be part of the design, but when you see it, it evidently isn't intended to be this way.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy junk with him key keys.

    My space key through normal typing has gotten stuck on the left side so typing is now cumbersome on it. The entire keyboard appears to be bent despite my best efforts. This is the absolute last Apple peripheral I ever buy. If you’re thinking about buying this keyboard. Don’t do it. You’re better off buyin a bargain bin keyboard then this junk. I wish I could get a refund.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Extended Wireless Keyboard - Great concept but…

    Great idea but the keys are too hard, when compared to the plug in version - after a few hours my fingers hurt.
    Went back to my old plug in extended Mac keyboard.
    Sorry Apple…

  • 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.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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.

    23 of 24 people found this useful