• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive without back-lighting!

    Looks nice, but Apple should really consider having consistency with user's experiences. I own a MacBook Pro that includes a back-lit keyboard in Space Gray...then I go to use my iMac with this Space Gray keyboard and wish it was back-lit!!! Big disappointment for me, since I use it in a low light room while editing pictures. I agree with many who have also referred to the angle of the keyboard, although that's more easily solved by just proving up the back edge with some stick-on rubber feet.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Inflated Price for The Apple Brand

    I have had this keyboard for 2 weeks. I bring the space gray keyboard home opened the package connected to my Macbook Pro 2017 without any issues. My complaints about this keyboard is not backlit and none of the great innovative features from my Macbook Pro keyboard are on this keyboard. The keyboard works great no adjustment takes getting use to.

    My take on this keyboard is if you do not need a new keyboard right now I would wait or seek out cheaper alternatives.

    If you are a Apple lover and want everything in our office Apple then this keyboard is for you.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes great with Mac Pro 6,1 & LG UltraFine 5k

    I had the white versions of the keyboard, track pad & mouse and it has always bothered me because my setup was primarily black. The space gray keyboard (and trackpad and mouse) makes it feel like it's straight up dark side, it's awesome. Especially paired with iMac Pro wallpaper and turning on the Mac OS dark theme.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why wasn’t this released sooner!!!???

    Space grey is such an awesome colour and I’m very excited to see it on a magic keyboard. What can I say? It looks freakin’ badass! This looks way better than the matte black concept magic keyboards. The colour contrast between the black keys and the space grey body is stunning. And of course, it’s got the same typing experience as that of a regular white magic keyboard. In some ways, the typing experience has doubled. If their was one thing I want next, it would be a space grey magic keyboard without the numeric keypad. You may be paying £10.00 extra, but trust me it’s worth it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but could be better for the price.

    I love the look of my Space Grey Keyboard. It matches better with my desk setup then the original white/silver one. And I can type really fast with it.

    However, there's no reason why a $199 CAD keyboard should not have backlighting. At the very least, you should be able to use this keyboard in a dark office. But instead, you'll need a light. My second issue with this keyboard is the Lightning port. It's not good for those who own a MacBook Pro with a LG Ultra Fine Monitor (neither have USB A ports). You'll either have to get a "white" lightning to USB C cable to charge it (because there's no Black USB C to Lighting cables), or charge using one of those iPhone power adapters. It wouldn't be bad if the Keyboard came with a USB A to USB C adapter for those with a MacBook Pro setup (which is probably the market for those buying a stand alone keyboard). Sadly they don't. So if you're getting this for your MacBook Pro, hopefully you have a USB A power adapter.

    Another feature I wish this had was a device switch. I also use this keyboard with my iPad Pro, and it's annoying to have to make it forget one device, so I can use it with my MacBook Pro. A device switch would be great, so I can switch it between devices without any extra work.

    Last, I wish they offered the smaller one in Space Grey. This one is kinda bigger then I need it to be. And I wish you guys would make a Touch Bar version. I don't care if you gotta make it bigger with more batteries to power it. You need more ergonomic options anyways. Might as well make a big ergonomic one, with force touch and touch bar built in.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard at an inflated price and lacking pro features

    Apple makes some of the best looking and most comfortable keyboards. I love the quiet keys. The build quality is excellent as expected. The keys are tighter, shallower and have less travel than the older keyboards. If you haven’t used one of the newer models I recommend you try it out before buying. Even though my work computer is a PC, I still use an Apple keyboard. Like almost everyone else I’ve been waiting for a matching keyboard to the black keyed and space gray MacBook Pro. Apple originally stated that this keyboard would be exclusive to only the iMac Pro. Unfortunately this feels like a money grab for Apple. They must have been feeling left out with these showing up on eBay for hundreds of dollars over the retail value. The space gray version has a twenty dollar premium over the white keyed version which is not unusual for Apple to do for a pro version. But I’d be happier to pay the extra for the matching color and pro features like a backlit keyboard but they didn’t include the backlight. I’d be even happier if they donated the money to a good cause like they do with product red. In the past Apple has unfortunately made all the black keys with different connectors so it’s impossible to swap the keys into a white keyboard (black keys are cheaply available online). I’m happy they’ve finally added another color but you can’t help but feel like a sucker for paying for it. Two stars off: one for the price markup for the color and one for the missing backlight.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard

    Astonishingly beautiful and exceptionally convenient keyboard. Aluminum in space grey looks and feels amazing. I love its low profile, full-sized arrow and functional keys, and finally the keypad on the bluetooth model.

    The only letdown is the price difference with the white keyboard. The same models of MacBooks and iPhones in different colors have the same price. I suppose that there can be a difference in the manufacturing process, but I am sure that Apple already charges a good premium on all the products and could avoid passing it onto the customer. I do not mind the price itself, but the difference does not feel nice.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard. Annoying that it's not USB-C.

    This review would be 5 stars is the keyboard came with USB-C charging. I have a new MacBook Pro that is USB-C powered and it would be nice if I didn't have to have another type of cable at my desk.

    Other than that, the keyboard is amazing. The keys are brilliant to type on. It looks spectacular next to my space grey MacBook.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ok, but

    They keyboard needs more of an angle. It's too flat and there is no adjustment. For the price, it should be back-lit. There are cheaper alternatives (non Apple) that are back-lit.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! Love the space gray color!

    This is the color I've been wanting for the longest time. Now it's finally available, looks perfect on my desk!

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard finallin in Space Gray

    Fantastic keyboard made better by releasing in Space Gray! If you're an Apple user (and one has to assume you are if you're reading this) this is a must have if you own a Space Gray laptop!

    5 of 16 people found this useful