• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to the WIRED expanded keyboard

    Please bring back the basic, no-nonsense $50 WIRED keyboard. As a desk-bound iOS developer, I do not need the wirelessness of the Magic keyboard. Better to have a durable/replaceable keyboard for my office. And I love the USB connectors on the old wired keyboard, for charging phone, headphones, or connecting USB thumb drive, right where it's most convenient.

    And at $129, ugh, it misses the mark.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic Nightmare esp. for touch typing

    Beside it is bend, it i a nightmare if you are able to type blind with ten fingers. Angle is wrong, key hub is far too small, key feedback is not good. In a direkt comparison with the 2012 keyboard I lose 80 keystrokes per minute and have a lot more typos and that was already not the best keyboard at all.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse product for greater price + bent

    OK, so needed to replace my wired Apple KB (the one with the number pad) that had died- the new Apple choice is the Magic Keyboard - a VERY pricey item for what a keyboard.

    Pros: it is light and compact, meaning I could take it with me somewhere easily if I needed to.

    Cons:

    - BENT! - it has become slightly bent (or perhaps it started that way and I didn't notice it) - obviously it needs an additional rubber foot/feet in the middle, since the force of typing is concentrated in the centre of the keyboard, while the feet are on the edges. time will tell whether this becomes a functional problem - for now it is just very uncool for such an expensive item from the "it just works" company.

    - Lightning connector - really, in the age of USB 3.0 / 3.1 / C you're putting more Lightning connectors out there? This is a fail on the iPhone as well as on Apple accessories (like my Magic Mouse 2, Apple TV remote and so on).

    - Bluetooth - I'm still running El Capitan for a number of reasons (related to software that I rely on) - I can only use it plugged into the computer with the aforementioned lightning cable, it doesn't appear at all in my Bluetooth prefs (MBA 2013).

    - Angle - I've gotten more used to it but the ergonomics are poor - more Apple form over function. The overall profile is a little too low and the angle from front to back is too close to flat.

    Shame shame shame Apple. If you're going to charge this much it should be an impeccably designed and constructed piece of engineering - in fact at this price point the Touch Strip should be part of it!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, Unreliable, Junk

    Very disappointed. Junk. After only five weeks of light use my “caps locks” key stopped working reliably. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes I have to tap it 5-6 times—very annoying. And, like many of the posts below, my keyboard is warping like a banana. The entire keyboard is sagging in the middle. I am really disappointed in the flimsy quality and poor workmanship. I expect so much more from Apple. I hope there is a recall so I can get one that works better. I went to an Apple store today and they agree to replace it; but, they don't have any in stock so I am waiting for a phone call when it comes in. I appreciate that Apple will replace it after six weeks, but I fear that the replacement will be just as bad.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy junk with him key keys.

    My space key through normal typing has gotten stuck on the left side so typing is now cumbersome on it. The entire keyboard appears to be bent despite my best efforts. This is the absolute last Apple peripheral I ever buy. If you’re thinking about buying this keyboard. Don’t do it. You’re better off buyin a bargain bin keyboard then this junk. I wish I could get a refund.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Extended Wireless Keyboard - Great concept but…

    Great idea but the keys are too hard, when compared to the plug in version - after a few hours my fingers hurt.
    Went back to my old plug in extended Mac keyboard.
    Sorry Apple…

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent keyboard

    The keyboard is bent. Seriously. It moves on the desk when I'm typing. This is bad, Apple, really bad.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent from factory twice

    A Keyboard of this price should at the very least be unbent. My last iteration of the Magic Keyboard (which was nice and had better key switches) broke so I required a new Keyboard. After the first one arrived I was not really happy with the fact that the keyboard did not have the old usb hubs, which ment I had to order myself a dock to account for the loss of usb slots.
    After I paired the Keyboard with the Macbook I started typing. Immediately the Keyboard bounced around on my desk while using the Shift / Tab or Control Keys. After looking closely I saw that my Keyboard was bent in the middle so I filed a refund. After doing so Apples shipping time jumped to over 2 Months. So I ordered another Magic Keyboard from Amazon. This one had the exact same Problem.
    Sorry but this Keyboard is not even worth 30$. The Key switches are worse / The USB Ports are missing and the Keyboard comes broken from the Factory.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard bends down in center

    This keyboard is too thin and within a few weeks will bend in the center to the extent that it's touching the desk (while the rubber feet on the sides tilt up). I returned mine to our local Apple Store thinking it was defective, only to find all of the keyboards there with the same issue. I loved everything about the keyboard except for the flimsy construction. Hopefully Apple recognizes this issue and fixes it soon. For now, I went back to my 10-year old wired Apple keyboard, which works perfectly.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable

    The keyboard was so warped straight out of the box that it was unusable. Placed on a flat desktop it rocked from side to side. This is both a design and quality control failure. Ready to return in the box without its shrink wrap and the box is bulging on one end, push that end and it bulges on the other.
    My first Mac was a 512K, there have been many since and there are six Apple products in the room I am writing from; Retina5K, iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, MacMini. I have never seen anything so completely shoddy before, never imagined it possible.
    Very disappointed.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish. They arrive bent!

    I've bought a bunch of these at various points in time for our office and they all arrived warped or bent.
    What was wrong with the old numeric keyboard. Why do I have to have a wireless keyboard!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent out of shape after 5 weeks

    A one-star review for a keyboard I really like? Yes.

    I like the action, the size, the angle, have had no connection issues, and so on.

    But after 5 weeks of use, typing hours a day (I'm a writer and book designer), it bent down in the center of the QWERTY portion, the pads at the end couldn't contact my desk, and the kb slid around. Useless.

    No help from Apple -- they claimed I must have damaged it, that there was no way it could have happened except from accidental damage. Ridiculous.

    So I bent it back and put a strip of athletic tape under the center. But it's going to happen again, and I'll bend it back again, and eventually that under-specced part will fail completely and the kb will go off to the recyclers. And I'll go back to a USB keyboard.

    Thus one star for the $130 keyboard that can't withstand typing. Ridiculous. And no, I'm not a ham-handed guy pounding on the keys.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried two, both warped

    I used this keyboard for two months. It had a distinct warp - while typing on the left side, the right side would rise off the desk. I decided to exchange mine for a new one, which we unboxed in store (Apple's policy - they return the old one in the new box). The new keyboard had the same warping problem, so I returned mine instead. That was disappointing - otherwise really liked the product.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They bend! Terrible quality.

    I have two of these and both are bent in the middle, with the sides buckling outwards.
    They have both been on entirely flat surfaces and treated with care.
    These keyboards are very badly designed and it is beyond belief that Apple didn't catch this issue in QA testing.
    AVOID!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It rocks!

    This keyboard arrived bent, but seemed to be working OK. Now though it rocks and moves whenever I am typing. I'm sure the curve is getting worse, if that's possible! Returning it to Apple Store next week.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent

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

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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

    16 of 19 people found this useful