• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    I almost didn't buy this keyboard because I read several reviews where people complained about the angle of the keyboard being more flat than the previous Apple keyboards. One guy even complained about carpel tunnel. Then I lifted my arms off the desk and low and behold my hands actually preferred to hang downward and that was a very comfortable position. So I decided to buy the keyboard. The fact that it is more flat is actually an ergonomic improvement. Think about all of the palm rests people used to have with their desktop computers. Those elevated your wrists so your hands could hang in a more natural position. My only complaint is that it might be even better if it was completely flat. The keys are very responsive with less travel than the previous keyboard which is an improvement. If you are wondering if you should buy one, then you should buy one.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Only got this today so it's early days.

    Cons:

    - Too expensive
    - Smaller tilt angle than the old one

    Pros:

    - Not bent
    - Nice feel to type
    - Does not require bluetooth to be enabled if you just want to use it liked a normal wired keyboard. This was the biggest unknown for me as it baffles me why people want to deal with wireless keyboard charging when this is for a desktop.

    Hopefully it'll have a longer lifespan than the old wired fullscreen keyboards. Time will tell.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for my purposes

    I got one of these with my new iMac. I wanted the 10key option, as I've struggled without it. Use calculator/spreadsheet quite often in my work. I wondered at some of the negative reviews, but so far no issues!! It paired easily with the iMac, charges quickly, I really like not having another cord/wire to deal with. Stays charged for days and days. I am about to get another to use with my MacBook Pro. Yes, it's pricey, but...... I can't figure out the reviews that say it bends. There only small little rubber grips in each corner, not enough to let it bend anywhere. The keyboard height/configuration is pretty much like my old (now dead) wired keyboard with numeric keypad. I've been using it for about a month.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard - Top Feel & Quality

    I love this keyboard, having just bought it to replace a Logitech one I had for 6 years that has now finally broke down.

    The previous reviews saying this keyboard is bent must have experienced the very first batch of these, which must have been a bad batch. This one is flat and perfect.

    I would recommend this to any iMac owner.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    I am a middle aged software developer and I use iMac a lot. Every single day. I've been using iMacs for about 10 years now. When I updated my current iMac in 2015 it came with the narrow Magic Keyboard and even though I tried to love it very hard it was too difficult for me to use. So I ended up using my old full sized keyboard. It's about the numeric keypad (but I use it as well) its more about PgUp, PgDown, the size and placement of cursor keys. When I realised that the full size Magic Keyboard is available I instantly wanted to get it, but I was not so sure after reading so many negative reviews. Perhaps Apple has reinforced the keyboard or I was more lucky, but mine works perfectly! After a few days I get used to the slightly different angle and I can use it forgetting that this is a new model. Now, two months later I decided to write a review, to help those who worry that the keyboard bends easily. It's not. It declutters my desk a bit because I don't have the cable, it makes one USB port free – important when you have many testing devices connected. It's responsive, I can wake up my iMac just by pressing the space in the morning and the key typing feel is great. I can recommend it without reservation.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but they are bent

    Could have lost one star for being bent, I have purchased three of these in total and each has a differing degree of bend in them. I am sure it is either warm or cold storage causing it.

    The bend is in the aluminium, this actually means it is quite easy to lay the keyboard down and see where it is high then apply some light pressure to bend it back into either a level position or one that suits the desk it is on. We use them on natural solid oak desks which are by design not perfectly level. So it is handy that you can bend them slightly to suit.

    I know its a pain to get a bent keyboard, however, it does appear nothing more than the metal twisting in storage and for me at least it was easily sorted very quickly.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    I never have an issue with this keyboard. Mine isn't bowed, but I have seen ones that are, but really, it makes no difference at all, it still works flawlessly. People just love to moan.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    The reviews here all all over the map. I suppose everyone has their experience and perspective but some of the comments I find a bit hard to understand. I bought mine at an Apple Store, it was not bent, it sits perfectly flat on my desktop, no wobbles, and I see no indications that it is going to bend in the middle. I suppose if you are sitting on the couch with this in your lap and have a really heavy keystroke ... maybe. Yes, it sits quite flat, just as past versions, and there is no provision to tilt it but frankly I find the typing position to be very much to my liking. With forearms flat on the desk my hands fall naturally to the keyboard, no issues there though I will say that I use a folded towel under my wrists that cushion and raise them by perhaps a half an inch. The keystroke is not as nice as the fantastic keyboard on the new MPB but very similar to past apple keyboards I've owned. We'll give it a few hundred hours of use for a final verdict but "all good" at the moment. Blue tooth pairing was quick and easy and after several days I've not had any issues with losing connectivity.

    So yes, it's bloody expensive but it works exactly as I had expected it to, looks good on the desk, and the numeric keypad is an absolute essential if you do a lot of spreadsheet work. So I give 5 stars after a week of use and will come back with a long term review a couple months down the track.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know what other people are talking about!

    Keyboard works as advertised, good feel, perfect condition!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    Really loving this keyboard. I am not having any issues others have experienced--no bending and angle of keyboard. Using this product with my iMac 27 (mid 2015) and running Sierra. So far, no problems.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its about time!

    Personally, I have been using the old wired Apple keyboard with numeric keypad and I absolutely loved the keyboard, except I was wanting to move away from the complete wire setup and be completely wireless. With the new MacBook Pro coming out and after using that for a few weeks, I could not go back to the old traditional keyboard, since I got used to the keyboard on the MacBook. Switching back and forth between laptop and desktop setups was starting to get annoying with the two different keyboards. Now its the best of both worlds. Same comfortability of the MacBook Pro, and a wireless numeric keypad.

    Oh, and the battery life is excellent, similarly to the Magic Mouse 2, barely ever recharge the thing.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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

    5 of 6 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, works perfect

    I have waited three years for this keyboard to be released, thought about trying the Logitech and others but did not want a USB slot taken up on my laptop...Now, I have been using the Apple Wireless keyboard with numeric for three weeks-everyday, 8hours/day, and so far it has been great. Charged it once and still have 74% battery remaining. I can't believe it took Apple so long to build this product..regardless, it's here now and it works.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    That REVERSE DELETE button tho...

    Talk about workflow improvement. Spreadsheets are much more enjoyable now.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a Page Up/Down Button

    This Keyboard is Awesome !!! It was easy to setup and I love to once again have a full size keyboard. Its great to once again have number keys, page up and page down to use with my Mac Book Pro. I also love the feel of the new keys.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    10 of 10 people found this useful