• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is warped

    It came out of the box straight, good looking and functioning well. Unfortunately it got warped after working on it for one day. Returned it for replacement and got another one, which did the exact same thing. Clearly there's a construction error here: there's too little support in the middle section. In my case the bending got progressively worse to a point that the keyboard became unusable. Being an Apple customer for decades this dissapoints me very, very much.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but...

    No USB ports. If I need to plug in a device for charging or whatever I now have to go to the back of my screen. Not so convenient.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    low travel, happy fingers

    I have used MBP keyboards almost exclusively for many years, and my fingers will no longer tolerate squishy or mechanical/clicky keyboards. So I'm practically stuck with Apple products.

    For this one, the cons are:
    expensive
    doesn't come with a USB-C cable even though the new MBPs are ride-or-die nothing but USB-Cs

    Pros are:
    perfect (to my fingers) amount of key travel
    flat angle, which I prefer
    not overly clicky
    has an off switch
    seems to have decent battery life, unlike the smaller AA-powered one
    sits flat on the desk and doesn't rattle as much as the smaller one

    For the price, I expect to be using it for several years. So far I'm pretty happy.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good until it wasn't

    This keyboard was great while it lasted, which---for me---was just long enough for the 1yr warranty to expire. Now, randomly, it won't pair with my MBP (even thought he identically-aged trackpad will) and there are no return options. I'm really unhappy the idea of paying $129/yr just to have external accessories for a computer that's already objectively overpriced. Hmph.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection flakey, keyboard travel too short

    I have a full size wired Apple Keyboard at home and I love it. For work I have always wanted a full-size wireless keyboard, so when Apple (finally) brought out this one I bought it. Only I wish that i had not. The connection is so flakey that I keep it connected at all times with the USB-lightning connector that it came with, and the key travel is just that little bit too little so that while I can type just fine it is a welcome relief to go back home and use the older keyboard.

    This is not a case of "not getting use to it". I have had the new keyboard at work for months, working 8 + hours a day and only use the home keyboard now a couple of hours a week. But oh what a pleasant couple of hours a week!

    I strongly suggest you go elsewhere. I wish that I had.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it's awesome ...only for 2 years

    i bought this keyboard 2 years ago and had enjoyed using it until the shift keys started not working. it has been confirmed that it is a hardware problem which needs some repairing or replacement.
    i know keyboards can be expandable but only 2 years when the warranty is only 1 year long... it's not worth the money.
    i have never dropped it or spilled any liquid on it so i couldn't be the reason why it's broken.
    the replacement is over 130 pounds. now i'm only hoping for my other keyboard last longer than this...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    Not sure what the other reviews are so bad on this, some of the points other make seem nonsensical and wonder if it was a previous version or something!

    - Bend: It is too flat to really bend noticeably, only a mm or less off the surface, and it also feels very sturdy!

    - Flat: For someone looking for the closest equivalent wireless keyboard to the built in one on the MacBook so the experience wasn't so drastic switching back and forth, this was perfect, and technically a little more tilted than the MacBook keyboard, but I don't hear anyone comparing about MacBook's or all other flat laptop keyboards which are all of them!!


    - Everything else worked perfect
    - Matches my external touchpad perfectly
    - Saves noticeable room on the desk
    - Eliminated the dongle from old wireless keyboard
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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Case curving . . .

    I have owned this keyboard since October 2017. The keyboard is used for desktop use only. Over the course of time that I have owned the keyboard, it has developed a curve. This is causing both ends to be higher than the middle section. Because of this, the keyboard rocks every time a key is hit.

    For the cost of this keyboard, this type of issue is not acceptable. I would have returned it, but I use the numeric keyboard often because it is faster for me when working with spreadsheets.

    So, if you expect a solid level keyboard, there is a good chance this one will not make you happy.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back the USB Keyboard

    The old wired keyboard was an affordable option that worked well, didn't break, had additional USB connections, and was compatible with older OSX versions.

    A keyboard is not a moving peripheral device like a mouse, so wireless versions offer little practical advantage over wired.
    I see no reason to discontinue the old product.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect, but no backlight.

    The one drawback of this keyboard is the lack of a backlight (that, and it took Apple far too long to offer a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad). Otherwise it's great. Solid construction and the keys have good tactile feedback and sound good (not too noisy). Response is fast, with no noticeable lag between pressing a key and the response on screen. The rubber pads on the bottom keep it in place, but it's easy to move around on my desk when I change sitting position. It lays almost flat (matching the angle of the Magic Trackpad 2). Some people complain that it's too flat. Flat is a good thing (not unlike any laptop keyboard). This is more ergonomic than a tilted keyboard that arches your wrists backward unnaturally. The one glitch I've encountered was when modifier keys didn't work (e.g., shift click to select multiple attachments in a Mail message). Turning the keyboard off and on again cleared that up. I'm very pleased with this keyboard, despite the lack of a backlight.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I've Ever Used

    I'm so happy Apple released this keyboard. I'd been waiting patiently for a magic keyboard with 10-key and Apple did not disappoint. I love everything about this keyboard. The new switches are especially fantastic! The slight click made when typing is extremely satisfying and the fact the keys don't travel 5" with each depress makes me so happy.

    To the people posting reviews stating this keyboard is not ergonomic, that is not true. Flat keyboards are more ergonomic than raised keyboards, or keyboards with 'feet' that may be raised. Flat keyboards encourage a more neutral alignment in your wrists (wrist aren't raised and the point from your mid-forearm to your middle finger is straighter).

    In the end, every body is different. Considering the majority of us spend a large portion of our days typing, make sure you're using a keyboard that works for your body.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arch-shaped keyboard

    As always a great look, but this time this products fails to the eye: after a week of use it bends, bows, warps... the aluminum structure has not enough support at the front-center and it bends creating a nice arch-shape keyboard. Unbelievable. Please fix it!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated for that price

    Simply put, it's lacking behind the time, other apple's products and competition, yet costs a lot! No backlight, no butterfly mechanism. Comes with USB-A cable, yet MacBook Pros come only with USB-C. Get your ... together, Apple. How long do we have to wait for keyboard update?

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it not backlit why!!!!

    i love this keyboard but why in gods name wouldn't apple make it backlit ? i don't understand

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy Avoid

    No backlighting for a $170 keyboard? Worst Mac keyboard I've ever used. Figured Apple would have a backlit keyboard for their desktops by now, but no. If you're ordering an iMac just get the basic options and buy a 3rd party keyboard. They've also reduced the size of the keyboard so all the keys are closer together which is infuriating. Nothing like the previous wired $49 keyboard nor the keyboards on the MacBook Pros which are both far superior to this keyboard. Worst keyboard I've ever used and worst ever produced by Apple. Don't buy.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bent, but very shallow angle and no means of changing the angle

    Well, I guess I am one of the lucky ones that has a flat keyboard, but the angle is very shallow, and it cannot be changed. Presumably Apple knows better than I do what angle I want to type at. :)

    And the keyboard travel is very short. I hope that I will get used to that, presumably it is part of the "Apple thin" philosophy that over-permeates everything they do...

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    keyboard arrangement

    It works well but the new arrangements of keys is infuriating: the caps key is much smaller than normal and placed above ctrl, so that if one is used to the conventional placement, one keeps hitting the wrong key

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    10.12.4 ?!?!?!?!?

    Why am I forced to upgrade my os to 10.12.4? In our agency, we can't use macOS Sierra due to software incompatibility issues; so this keyboard is useless at all. And also, we don't have the good old wired option. Thanks Apple!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with mine

    My workspace is very friendly to a keyboard that doesn't need a wired connection, and I don't want to use up a USB port with a dongle; I prefer a keyboard that doesn't require battery changes; I prefer a keyboard with a numeric keypad; and the more function keys the better.

    The Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad fits the bill nicely. It is easy to use for this touch-typist (who learned on a Remington upright), lasts for a long time on a charge, lets me know when it's time for charging, and charges quickly and easily while I'm using it. The backlight on my previous keyboard was nice to have, but I don't really miss it. I have gotten used to using the forward delete key, and also to option-delete now deleting an entire word (which is actually more useful to me than having two ways of forward-deleting).

    I have found no downside to this keyboard after nearly a year of use. It sits on a flat surface – when I travel with my laptop, I use the keyboard on the laptop – so I have not experienced the bending others have reported.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent build quality and connection....what else did you expect?

    No, this is not a carpal-tunnel friendly keyboard. If you want that, just buy another keyboard from Best Buy or a gel wrist support. If you want a basic keyboard with MacBook level build quality, this is it. If you like the clean MacBook look, this is for you. If you don't connect the MacBook and keyboard under a microwave or server room, you shouldn't have bluetooth issues. This keyboard doesn't have the butterfly board found on the new MacBooks, which is fine. The scissor mechanism is very nice. I find that the numeric keypad is adequate, but not very useful. I need a keypad at work, but at home I feel like the cheaper keyboard would've been better because it's much more travel-friendly. This is NOT travel friendly...unless you carry a long, flat case...But why am I complaining? The MacBook already comes with an amazing keyboard. ALSO, this can play instruments in GarageBand quite well.

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