• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Waaaaay better

    I upgraded to this from the old style wireless keyboard and like this one much more. Not only does it have the number pad but also lots of F keys for use with keyboard shortcuts. This is absolutely essential to me. The large arrow keys are much better. The charging via Lightning is much better then having to rely on double A batteries. Providing this option allowed them to do away with the old wired option that should have long since died.

    But no touch ID or touch bar options? That lowers the rating by about a star or two. This is still much better then the options provided by third party manufacturers who often had poor build quality. With the third party I had a button that would break off from even the slightest drop. Solar powered would often be a problem if I forgot to turn the keyboard off at night and the power ran down. This keyboard doesn't have that problem.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard

    I bought this keyboard with my mac and I love it. I am use to working with 10 punch anyway so it's very convenient for me.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Impossible to clean without damaging.

    I tried cleaning a key in the manner of previous Apple Keyboards and the hinge is more delicate than ever and snapped straight away.
    No spares available.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay but I returned it

    Key travel is needlessly shallow. Keys seems a little too close together.

    Plusses: Full size arrow keys. A proper delete key is on the keyboard. Easy to pair.

    Minus: Does not feel as good as the now disconunied wired keyboard that came with my Mac. And does not feel "worth" $129.00 + tax.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent in 2 days. I would have gave no stars if I could.

    The Price of this is insane. It is a flimsy piece of garbage. I could not figure out why it had no slant, then after propping the back up on my display stand and noticing it bent. I have been propping my keyboard between my stand and my Wacom tablet for decades and have never seen one bend. I'm so over Apples misplaced concern for thin. I just ordered my first aftermarket keyboard in 15 years to replace this garbage. I can't believe we no longer have a plug in keyboard.

    I hate the direction Apple is going. I have for the first time in my 25 year career purchased PCs as work stations this year. We will slowly be moving away from apple.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is too shallow

    Got the new numeric wireless keyboard with my new iMac and I do like the feel of the keys compared with my old wired version from 2011.

    But, the new keyboard's thinness is a real problem. This is noticeably shallower than the wired keyboard and I don't find it comfortable to type on. I can feel my wrists starting to hurt as a result.

    I plan to switch back to my old wired keyboard to stop my hands hurting or to seek out a different company's ergonomic keyboard.

    Disappointed.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Apple finally released Wireless Magic keyboard with Numeric Keypad and its amazing. Its so convenient to have it, and it has really great functions. It has more shortcut keys. The battery lasts a very long time. I have it for a month and half and I haven't charged it even ones yet. Its just Amazing. I got it as in addition with my Amazing iMac 5k 2017 model.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally!

    Finally the bluetooth version of the extended keyboard. I was so happy to see that this was finally out and I love it.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic problem, but not sure what's wrong

    I really like that the new keyboard with num keys is wireless and rechargeable. However, there's something wrong with the ergonomics because my hands get sore, and I make more mistakes with this keyboard. Others have complained about spacing to the return key and the limited elevation of the back of the keyboard, but I'm not convinced.

    My previous keyboard was the Apple aluminum with num keys (A1243). It's wired USB and has ¼" more lift at the back. I measured the spacing between the middle of the dot on J key (where your right index finger rests) and the return key on both keyboards, and it's the same. I used a digital caliper to be absolutely sure. As for the limited elevation of the keyboard, I use the keyboard on my MBP without hand pain, and it's flat just like the new Magic Keyboard.

    The only other difference is that the responsiveness of the keys is very different on the two keyboards. On the old keyboard, the engagement of a keystroke was more spread out and somehow softer while the new keyboard has more of a click that seems to need more pressure to overcome. I suspect that this is the problem, and I may learn to work with it. However, I'm keeping the old keyboard and going back to it if my hand pain continues.

    The problem is subtle but profound.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Desktop Is Easier to Manage

    When entering credit card information, working on spreadsheets, or a multitude of numeric-intensive apps, the extended keyboard is a necessity for me. It's a productivity issue. But the keyboard is positioned exactly in the place to cause problems with desktop management using a connecting cable.

    Problem solved. Elegantly and completely.

    I had read where others have difficulty with the angle of the keyboard and was concerned about that. I've been using the keyboard for a couple of weeks and don't find that to be an issue. At all.

    I have been looking for an Apple Bluetooth extended keyboard to be introduced for some time. It's here and it's what I've wanted.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FN Keys not mapped correctly, can't control volume from keyboard

    Very frustrating that Apple can't make a keyboard that has no issues with it. I had to replace my wired full keyboard because it was inconsistently not being recognized with my macbook ( searched online, tons of others had the same issue)

    This keyboard's top row function keys do not work as expected. Very frustrating when I spend 45 minutes on the phone with apple troubleshooting and they can never solve my problem. I had to dig deeper into the shortcuts setting of my keyboard, I was able to re-map the brightness to F1/F2, but because there is no option for increasing or decreasing volume, the F11/12 keys simply do not work. I can't re-map keys that I don't have available in my shortcut menu. I cannot ADD a shortcut for volume, you can only add shortcuts for launching applications.

    Before I found the shortcut menu, the volume keys (f11/12) were taking me to my desktop, and dashboard respectively. I removed those shortcuts but still no volume control.

    Maybe your computer will not have this issue.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    How are you at playing the piano?

    I love Apple products. First Apple computer I had was 1986. I have iPhone, watch, iPad, you name it. Big fan. This new Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad is no exception BUT it does present one challenge I haven't overcome, as yet. With Apple's new design, there are now TWO keys instead of one key to span in order to REACH the Return key with your pinkie finger. We've all seen examples of ridiculous complaining that makes you roll your eyes. Not my intention here. Merely saying if you don't have super-long fingers and/or big hands, or if you've had YEARS & YEARS of typing on a regular keyboard as I have, this change in design might present a challenge. Just sayin'

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I read previous reviews and was expecting the keyboard to be just okay. I have found no problems with it at all and I am very happy with it. I am a slower typer than most and have no issue with the angle. The keyboard does have a slight angle to it and that works fine for me. I really like the rechargeable battery and battery life has been awesome.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to adjust to after using the old Magic keyboard for years

    I go back and forth between many keyboards and I find that my error rate on this is way higher than on any other keyboard I have ever used. I was really looking forward to finally having a numeric keypad back but after years of using MacBook keyboards and the standard Magic keyboard, I am just not able to adjust to the key placement on this. I am probably going to return it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy --- Almost perfect

    This keyboard works great; having numeric keypad, full-size arrow keys and full set of function keys is AMAZING! I came from the Apple full size wired keyboard and much prefer the feel of this keyboard, mainly as its closer to the "feel" of my 2017 13inch MacBook Pro. This makes switching back and fourth a lot easier.

    I am disappointed Apple did not:
    - include USB-C cable for charging (this is expensive and all your new MacBooks are USB-C only, this meant I needed to buy another dongle putting the price even higher)
    - did not include key "back-lighting," there are 3rd party options that include both space gray and back-lighting
    - does not sell a space gray version to match my brand new 2017 MacBook Pro
    - has not found a way to "un-map" the F14 and F15 keys from screen brightness (this was available within accessibility prior to Sierra OS X). To me, this is simply unacceptable.
    - finger print sensor (I can live without this as its easy enough to just use the MacBook Pro touch bar but slightly frustrating as the Microsoft equivalent of this keyboard includes this feature for the same price as the Apple keyboard)

    Some people complain this keyboard is not ergonomic as it doesn't tilt up (towards you). This is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous!!! If you understand ergonomics you would know that the keyboard should allow your wrists to remain as flat as possible. An "up tilt" only makes ergonomics worse, not better. This keyboard is fantastic for ergonomics as it lays flat, this also more closely mirrors your hand position on a laptop. This obviously is not a full fledged ergonomic keyboard as it does not split/separate in the middle, but that is more than clear in the picture.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the keyboard. In my opinion there isn't a better keyboard if you use Apple iMac or MacBook. With that said, Apple has the tech to make this keyboard much better and I'm disappointed they wouldn't. The changes I suggested would be very easy and relatively inexpensive with the exception of the finger print sensor.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I have ever used

    I have used a lot of keyboards designed for Apple products over my many years of video production, and this keyboard by far tops them all.

    The short and snappy travel distance of the keys is perfect, it's responsive and an absolute pleasure to type with. The added numeric keys were exactly what I was looking for - and something everyone that uses this keyboard (professionally or recreationally) will be pleased with.
    The build quality is also absolutely fantastic, there is nothing that would make me think this keyboard will wear down. It also has a fantastic minimalistic look that blends in perfectly to the new iMacs.

    Definitely justifies the price, and I would definitely recommend this keyboard to anyone who needs a new keyboard for their Apple device.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bendy!

    I have been waiting for Apple to make this keyboard for several years now. The keyboard arrived promptly, looked lovely taking it out of the box.......but it was bent!

    Ordered a replacement keyboard, arrived (not bent!) and all was going well for two weeks until I checked it today and-guess what? It's bent!

    Now heading for keyboard number three (third time lucky?).

    I think there is a design flaw with this keyboard and that it will bend over time, even with moderate keystrokes. Such a shame, because it really is great to type on.

    I think ultimately I will be heading for a refund and going back to the wired keyboard, which is a real shame.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shouldn't have messed with the return button!

    Please note this is reconfigured - your pinky finger now has to reach extra far to hit return... pointless change in my opinion - why move the backslash in that spot, obstructing one of the most commonly used keys with one of the least used? Insane. I'm returning this, unfortunately.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Keyboard for any Mac

    basically i was in doubt if the keyboaared would even work but it is everything i hope for and more thanks ok

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a wireless full keyboard w/numeric keypad!!!

    I just ordered the Magic keyboard with numeric key pad today. I'm satisfied with my switch from laptop to Apple with my new 15" Macbook Pro, but disappointed with having to spend a lot of money on UCB-C adaptors and also after purchasing a Magic keyboard without numeric keypad.

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