• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hope You Like Using Cables With Your New Blutetooth Keyboard

    • Written by Ben O from Seattle

    Want to use your new $150 bluetooth keyboard with more than one MacBook? You're going to have to find an adapter (their laptops support USB-C, but they send you a USB 3.1 cable) and plug the keyboard into your laptop every single time you switch between devices because it's not going to pair unless you do so.

    Far too expensive to perform like a peripheral from 1999.

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Junk

    • Written by Paul R from South Weymouth

    This keyboard replaces my original wireless keyboard without numeric keypad and it is quite simply terrible.You get lots of mistyping because the keys most of the time do not react to your input. My 8-1/2 year old keyboard still works first time every time. This one does not. So, I would not recommend it. Another thing, it is not flush to the height of the latest trackpad which works great as the the new mouse. Just the keyboard of the new Space Gray line is poor. That's it.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible keyword

    • Written by vachik G from glendale

    Stopped working within 1 year. This should never happen to a keyboard that is priced 5x any other keyword competing keyword.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive without back-lighting!

    • Written by Brian S from Dearborn

    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.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to see the dark keys...

    • Written by Jeff S from Cooper City

    This review is for the dark keyboard. What mistake not to have back-lit keys. I'm constantly struggling to read the keys. Had this had them it would have be 5 stars easily.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    For this price it should be better

    • Written by Ran E from Ramot Meir

    It's expensive product and i expect it to be great and not just ok. It should be a little bigger but the main issue I have with this one is the keys, they are just not stable enough to type fast. i have $50 keyboards that are much better than this one. In my country you can't return Apple product since there are no Apple stores, just authorised sellers.

    i have the feeling apple is laughing at us, you can't price it so high and have it function like $20 keyboard.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Single point failure...

    • Written by Paul D from Orangevale

    The keyboard does not illuminate. The print on the keypads is NOT easier to see in the dark. I suspect the majority of customers purchasing this keyboard are doing so because the white one your Apple product came with is impossible to read in low light. Unfortunately, the lack of illumination on this keyboard makes it a complete fail by user experience standards. Apple chose style, over functionality... therefore you should choose another company's keyboard... over Apple's.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function

    • Written by Brandon S from Hattiesburg

    It looks fantastic! Its quieter than a "mechanical switch" type keyboard. (computer keyboard naming convention isn't helpful) I DID get used to typing on it but at only ½ the speed of my Microsoft Natural or Corsair K.

    You are paying for the look and mystique not features. No backlight. No extra programmable keys. Nothing special.

    TWO STARS due to price. This is a $50 max of computing value, but you may think it's art.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - US English - Space Gray

    • Written by JOHN M. M from ROCKAWAY PARK

    Needs to back-lie.
    needs to be able to adjust the angle .
    For the price it needs these adjustments.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    KEYS ARE NOT IN THE TRADITIONAL ALIGHMENT

    • Written by Daniel P from Milwaukee

    I had a many regular Mac keyboards prior to this and the space bar is not aligned with the bottom row of letters. Doesn't seem like a big deal but my typos are up 50%. Also the numeric keypad has a lowered "-" button to make room for a f19 button. I keep hitting the "*" button. You don't realize how much you use the "-" button until it's moved out of it's usual place - all for a f19 button which I will never use. I go from 2 other Macs and 1 PC keyboard daily and this is the only keyboard I have issues with. I like that it holds a long charge via USB - so it gets 2 stars instead of 1.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard Warps

    • Written by Jason K from Vancouver

    Within the first few months of owning the keyboard, it warped. It bows in the centre, so the adhesive feet no longer touch the desk or workspace. This results in the keyboard spinning under your hands every time you try to type, and the back of the keyboard getting very scratched up. Extremely frustrating.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys aren't as nice as the old ones

    • Written by Ben S from Auckland

    I was a huge fan of the previous laptop-style keyboards, so was expecting the new ones to be as good or better.

    But these new keyboards:
    - Have slightly less depth/travel for each key so are less tactile (more mistakes)
    - Feel harder on each depress (they've lost that soft, padded feel)
    - Have a more clickity/clackity sound which is frankly annoying
    - Feel a lot cheaper to use

    If they were half the price, then fair enough but this is a premium keyboard so it's a bit of a shame all-round sorry.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels nice, looks nice but....

    • Written by Larry M from Shell Knob

    I gave it 2 stars when it should have gotten 5. I took off 3 stars because of the lack of backlighting. Really? Apple? Seriously? I am really trying to like my new MacBookPro and accessories but this really, REALLY expensive keyboard is a disappointment and just above useless without backlighting. The least you could have done is send along a desk lamp that plugs into one of the many (laugh) ports on the laptop.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    STICKY AND UNRESPONSIVE KEYS

    • Written by Christian G from Garden Grove

    Had this keyboard for over a year... came with my iMac Pro. Some keys are unresponsive and really "sticky" (see the MacBook's keyboard replacement issue) and there's really no documentation on how to properly clean the keyboard. Not to mention the price for a replacement is really unattractive...

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over function

    • Written by Chris W from CHELMSFORD

    The keyboard looks great. It is not a great typing experience. There is too little travel on the keys and they come to a hard stop, making it uncomfortable with sustained use.

    My old Microsoft curve USB keyboard is far, far better and for £150, I expected something more from Apple. The other issue is (though it is unclear whether it is a keyboard or a computer issue) is that this keyboard will not react to the ALT button on power up, to go to the boot selection screen on a 2019 Mac Mini, unless the charge cable is plugged in.

    Apple can afford to hire an ergonomist. You make great play of making your software intuitive and easy to use. It should be a similar story for the man-machine interface.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too shallow / hurts my fingers

    • Written by Steve M from Southampton

    Bought this as a replacement for my near 7-year old aluminium keyboard that came with my ye olde 2010 MacPro. It still works, just figured i could do with a fresh one.

    Old keyboard had two usb sockets - great for a wired keyboard / printer - this hasnt got those, so you loose an extra usb socket or two.
    Old keyboard for me is just the right height and key travel - feels nice to type on, this does not feel nice, after a week using it, i keep thinking 'oh god, i have to use that keyboard again' versus not thinking about using the old keyboard.

    I think this uses the much publicised 'butterfly' mechanism - it has less key travel to the old keyboard which basically means your fingers can feel like they are typing on concrete.

    Its also very low down versus the old keyboard which had more of an angle, accommodating two usb sockets.

    I started off wanting a backlit keyboard to replace my old 7 year old apple keyboard. I started with editorseys backlit keyboard which suffered from random ddouble kkey ppresses which i would class as a 'fault' editors keys charged me £5 for postage out to me and didnt refund my return postage of £4, so I was £9 out of pocket with these clowns.

    2nd. Logickeyboard astra backlit keyboard - when coming back from sleep for the 2-3 time, the keys did not work - usb hub and backliting worked, so again, had to post back to them in Denmark.

    3rd - this 'magic' keyboard which I will return and revert back to my old apple keyboard - i might try and find a new-ish one of ebay maybe as apple doesnt make a keyboard i want anymore.

    4th - last hope, arriving today is a £55 Logitech windows backlit keyboard k740 which I hope and pray will work as its a more regular keyboard versus this form over function / anorexia over a cheeseburger mess.

    If this is an indication of apples macbook keyboards I wont be buying their laptops again either, such a shame though, apple were never known for their excellent peripherals.

    9 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard at an inflated price and lacking pro features

    • Written by LEIF O from Apple Valley

    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.

    195 of 218 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Inflated Price for The Apple Brand

    • Written by Richard A from Fort Myers

    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.

    145 of 162 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I prefer the previous keyboard over this one...

    • Written by Kyle D from Huntersville

    I am not sure if the Apple Keyboard that I had prior to this one was called a Magic Keyboard or not. However, I prefer it over this one. This one needs more of an angle or an adjustment that would facilitate a higher angle. The feel of the keys are very similar to my new Space Grey MacBook Pro, which this was purchased to match. I will say that the feel of the keyboard and the one in my MacBook Pro have taken a tremendous amount of time to get used to. I use a Dell Laptop for work and then switch to my Mac for personal and grad school use. I make a tremendous amount of typos on the Apple Keyboards, especially after switching between the two products. This may be due to two things: the nearly flat surface of my MBP/Magic Keyboard's keys, and the butterfly mechanisms that are used in them. These mechanisms while very sensitive, do not allow for much travel of the key when depressed. It almost feels like typing on the screen of an iPad. I would say that if you can successfully type on the screen of your iPad with multiple fingers, this would be a great fit for you. But if you find yourself pecking it out with only a few fingers on your iPad, don't purchase this keyboard. Additionally, I do not like how this keyboard shows finger prints. It looks like I have smeared stuff all over it by the end of the day. Drives me insane! On the positive note, I do like how this one includes the numeric keypad, and I like the look of the keyboard (when it's free of fingerprints). It has an amazing battery life. I have had mine for 3 months now, and I have not even charged it yet. Amazing!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for a fancified, regular keyboard that should have been enhanced.

    • Written by Charlie C from New York

    Disappointed that our keyboard died so quickly after buying a $12,000+ iMac Pro. As a lifelong customer, I need to communicate that it's time for Apple to increase the value for the premium pricing. You're just charging more these days with less innovation. Keyboards should be more reliable ––as well as water resistant–– by now.

    7 of 9 people found this useful