• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not As Solid As The Older USB Keyboard ...

    When my old wired USB version Apple keyboard started faltering I tried the new wireless Magic keyboard (with numeric keypad). The feel is disappointing after so many years on the USB version. Most annoying is the cheap feel of the key caps in comparison. The old keyboard keys are firm under your finger tips at the very start of a keystroke. The Magic keyboard key caps are not. If you lightly touch any of the keys, there is a perceptible "chatter" of a few thousandths of an inch - just enough to remove confidence in touch typing. If your fingers are moist, you can probably touch the keys lightly, then the key caps will stick to your finger and travel up slightly as you lift your finger off the key. It wouldn't have taken much to remove that top-of-stroke "chatter" from the keys - just use the same style key mechanism from the older keyboards. Aside from that, it's not a bad idea to mimic the older keyboards - but Apple simply didn't make it work. Disappointing. If Apple still sold the old wired version, I would buy it. As-is, they don't. So, I returned the Magic version.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So much worse than it used to be

    This new design is horribly unfriendly for typing. The key drop is so shallow that I often don't know whether I've typed a key or not. It also results in many accidental key presses from fingers resting on the keys. My error rate is WAY up, my words per minute way down. It is a nightmare to type on. The bluetooth connectivity is great like previous mac keyboards (hence the second star), but it is an absolutely horrendous keyboard for typing.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life not as advertised on this website.

    One month between charges? More like five days.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too flat and I miss the extra USB ports

    The cleaners at my office spilled something on my older keyboard, killing it. I went and bout the new keyboard with the numeric keypad (I'm in finance so I use it all the time.) I was surprised that Apple had managed to make it worse by upgrading it. Blue tooth? Fine, whatever. My real problems are ergonomic and functional. This keyboard is noticeably flatter, which I can already feel starting to stress my wrists. And unlike many people I used the extra USB ports (particularly since I have a usb-c only macbook pro. I miss my old keyboard.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design leads to warped keyboard - not worthy of the apple brand

    After a relatively short amount of time, my keyboard warped which meant on a glass table the thing would spin back and forth

    Returned it to the apple store where, from entering the shop to leaving with a replacement, took 80 mins!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It bends...

    This keyboard bends in the middle after a few months use. It needs 2 extra feet in the middle to support typing without bending.

    I like having the number pad but fear this is not a high quality product made for prolonged use.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent - BUT EASILY FIXED!

    Mine arrived bent along with lots of others by the looks of it - I hadn't read all these reviews at the time and couldn't be bothered to return it so put it over my knee and applied light pressure to either end; now fixed, doesn't rock, sits flat and works perfectly!

    Obviously this shouldn't be necessary with such a premium priced product but nevertheless it worked and saved me a 70 mile round trip to the Apple Store!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What on earth is §?

    I often use CMD+` to tab between screens with in an application. But now this key (normally next to the 1) is now § - I don't even know what this is. I use the Magic Keyboard with my MacBook Pro and the ` key is in the normal place next to the 1. So to tab between screens in the same application I have to recall two different key combinations. Very annoying. Also the shape of the Return key (in the main keyboard, not the secondary Enter key in the numerical pad). The shape of this has changed from double horizontal to double vertical. Again different shape to the MacBook Pro keyboard. Leave well enough alone Apple!

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but badly bowed

    Shame and a disappointment when you spend £130.00 on a keyboard to find that it is badly bowed. It works great but one does not expect to have quality issues in this price bracket. I would return it for an exchange but suspect that this is how they all are judging by the percentage of reviews detailing this fault.

    8 of 8 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!

    16 of 20 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.

    17 of 17 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.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent Keyboard, functions properly

    I'm very surprised that this technically properly working product has such a strange flaw in material handling - or it's simply a design fail.

    It's bent by about 2mm on the edges, both plastic pads hover about 1mm above the desk surface. The bottom cover show clear contact spots on both middle sections (upper and lower part).

    Dang Apple, what did you do here?! :-o

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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!

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  • 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.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 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!

    59 of 64 people found this useful