• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too thin for the materials used

    Yes, the key travel is short, but it's better than the standard Magic Keyboard—or at least I feel like it's easier to type on the extended version. It's closer to the feel of my mid-2015 MacBook Pro. And the key layout is mostly unchanged, except for the ESC key, which is a little bigger. And it's nice that this can be used wired or wirelessly.

    But the big problem is that Apple made it too thin to support its own weight.

    Mine arrived warped out of the box. The keyboard isn't rigid enough to support itself in the middle, and Apple didn't put a set of feet in the middle. So, it sags in the middle between the two feet. Over time, this is going to mar my desktop. I appear to be lucky that mine doesn't rock, and it's not sagging enough to be really noticeable when you type. But it's quite visible—especially when placed next to a Magic Trackpad 2, where the warping means edges don't quite line up.

    It's shocking that Apple would release something so visually sloppy. Jobs would've had a conniption fit over the fit-and-finish issue here. Either it needs to be stiffer, or it needs more feet.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Underrated

    I don't typically write online reviews, but with the negativity of the reviews for this product, I felt my positive experience should be discussed. I am a senior college student in the process of applying to graduate school programs, so I have used this product extensively since I first purchased it about a month ago. While it does take a little time to get used to (hence four stars instead of five), it feels very smooth when I use it. I am able to type out essays and research papers without much issue or hinderance to typing speed. While it is definitely set at a bit of an awkward angle when compared to traditional keyboards, Apple has never hid the fact that it is a company about product differentiation and innovation. I also feel I should acknowledge the impressive battery life on this keyboard; I began using it straight out of the box roughly four weeks ago and have yet to receive even some indication of a deteriorating battery. This keyboard is also handy if you have a smaller desk and may need to shift things around when tasks do not involve the computer. I have found this incredibly convenient for studying out of my textbooks on my desk; the wireless keyboard allows greater versatility to your desk compared to a wired version. If you are considering this keyboard and are willing to take a day or two to get used to the unique feel, do it. If not, there are plenty of other (cheaper) options, but I have yet to regret this purchase.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So thin it bends under it's own weight

    Been a big fan of Apple products for years but I really don't see how this one snuck out of the building. Love the idea and it looks great. Key action is nice too but surely it could have been strengthened a bit more to prevent bending. Situation made worse by 4 rubber feet spaced so far apart that it sags easily in the middle and then curls upward at the corners. Even just using 6 or 8 rubber feet instead of only four or a continuous one along the long sides would have solved this obvious design flaw. Just plain flimsy.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad angle, poor feel and obviously no USB plugs

    I was hoping that this keyboard would be a drop-in replacement for my wired Apple keyboard. After an hour of use I felt uncomfortable and decided to return it. Bought from a licensed Apple retailer where I was told (within hours of original purchase) that once opened products cannot be refunded. Hugely damaging experience in how I perceive the Apple brand.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality control not up to scratch

    The keyboard is beautiful and what I have wanted ever since I bought my very large screen 5k iMac which came with the original wireless magic keyboard. Sadly, the QC on the keyboard I have just added is not up to scratch. There is a distinct curve and the right hand side - the keypad side - stands clear of the desk. When entering numbers, the whole keyboard thrashes around. It's completely useless and needs to be replaced.

    NOT HAPPY APPLE - Sharpen up. This is not a cheap piece of kit.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A great keyboard except it's bent!

    I've owned my previous Apple full size keyboard for around nine years and have always wanted a wireless version of the same thing. I always said that if ever Apple produced a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad, I'd buy one. On the day of WWDC when this keyboard appeared on the store, I ordered it.

    It arrived two days later, fantastic, worked perfectly.

    Three days after that, it just stopped working.

    So I contacted Applecare and had it replaced.

    Again, no real issue, it worked and I liked the freedom of being wireless. I also like the new low profile style.

    However I noticed that it was curved, it was really bent towards the centre. I contacted Applecare who told me I'd need to take it into an Apple store to be replaced. Yesterday I had a chance to do this.

    A genius examined it and determined that yes, it's bent. He got me another one which we checked and that was bent as well. We went through a couple of them and they were all bent!

    We also checked the ones on the display Macs and they all had different levels of bent-ness. It wasn't consistent.

    If it wasn't for the fact that I've just bought a new iMac which I placed a custom order for with this new keyboard and it's not bent, I'd think this is part of the design.

    But I've got one which is flat.

    Many of them are bent.

    I ended up getting a refund.

    I hope they get a redesign to make them a bit stronger and well, less bent!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

    With this keyboard, much like the MacBook "Pro", Apple carries its desire for thinness too far. This keyboard lies too flat and is too thin to be usable. Apple has forgotten that people are different (remember "Think Different") so it has made a keyboard that lies so flat as to be unusable and offered no way to adjust that lie.

    Functionally, the keys work well. It's just too uncomfortable to use. If there were a way to adjust the lie, I would rate the keyboard much higher. But, for now, it goes back to the apple store and I try to find a replacement.

    Maybe a refurbished wired keyboard that had a better lie angle.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Typos galore!

    Wow - this is really such a downgrade from the more raised keyboards before. I really don't know why anyone thinks this helps typing in any way. Sure it's thin but I mistype constantly now, and after 2 months I don't see much improvement. I would really like to know what sort of usability testing they employed in this design. Yuck.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard but needs an optional USB-C connector

    The keyboard is fine, nice slim design and wireless. I purchased this to use as part of new set up with the new macbook pro and a 27 inch 4k monitor. However the new mackbook pro's only have USB-c connectors and this product comes with a USB-2 connector only! So now i will have to purchase a USB-2 to USB-C converter.

    I think Apple should have given this some more fore-thought and supplied it with either/or option or supplied the converter as well. Same for the magic mouse which I was also purchased.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    shallow key press and bent case

    Great to have a wireless keyboard from Apple, but there are a couple of negatives that make the experience a little underwhelming. They key presses are very shallow compared to previous Apple keyboards; it takes a bit of adjustment and a lot of getting used to.

    More annoyingly, as others have noted, the keyboard chassis is bent; it curves upwards ever so slightly at each end making it rock when typing. This curve seems to focus the weight in the centre and the keyboard can spin round quite easily when typing. It's very, very annoying.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, except it's bent!

    As some of the other reviews, mine is also bent in the middle. I think it's to do with the rubber feet underneath... They are too far in from the edge and need extra ones in the middle. Replacement due tomorrow, but I expect this to be bent too. Might just go back to the normal keyboard without numeric keypad.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but...

    The keyboard feels great at first use. It took some time getting used to typing with a short "pressing distance" (I don't know what it's called). It felt natural. The size of the keys and the layout of the keys is far better than other apple wireless keyboards. Actually I was preferring this to my Macbook pro keyboard. Then, a couple weeks into using it, I realized the lack of "rebound/cushion" when you press the keys was hurting my fingers especially when I typed fast. Today, every time I type, I'm reminded it is not better than my Logitech wireless. I might stop using it. I really wanted to like it, but it does hurt my fingers when I type long term.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cheap plastic garbage

    What a drop in quality..cheap plastic...as compared to old aluminium keyboard..happy to pay the premium price provided the supply is worth the money

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Backlight Keyboard

    I wish or maybe in the future. Apple would install a backlight on the keyboard. Although this would probably run down the battery, I think it would be beneficial. After all the charging port is easy to use for keyboard. Just a suggestion. Thank you.

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