• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    angle of keyboard is awful

    • Written by Jeff L from Larkspur

    I dont know why but apple made it angle downwards toward you. it makes already difficult computer ergonomics much more difficult. do not buy.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Magic Keyboard

    • Written by Irma L D from San Francisco

    I hate it! Really when something is NOT broke, don't fix it. This new keyboard is absolutely horrible. Keys too close together. I liked the battery operated one because I could use it right away. I have yet another cord and I have to wait until the stupid thing is juiced up. Also it doesn't have that wonderful slant for typing. I hate this $100 piece of sleek garbage. What a rip off. I have many Apple products and this is the worse ever. I hope my track pad doesn't die because I'm sure your designers have jacked that up too. Can I buy an old model????!!!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    need to make this in space grey!

    • Written by GERARD T K from Weedsport

    This color pairs awful with the new mac mini. The full size keyboard with the number pad in space grey is just too big for anyone who wants to use the touchpad and a mouse along side of the keyboard. The regular magic keyboard is perfect size just needs to be offered in space grey. So please start making it in this color!!!!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a disappointment

    • Written by Matthew C from Seattle

    The arrow keys are impossible to find accurately by touch alone, due to the left and right arrow keys not having a small gap above them anymore. This is the worst part of the new MacBook keyboards and now the magic keyboard too. Please tell me Apple didn't do this just for symmetry? This is literally form over function.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Keyboard Ever

    • Written by Timothy B from Auckland

    For some unknown reason Apple have reduced the size of the left hand Shift key and the Return (or Enter) key. I am a touch typist (my trade was as a Typesetter) and I used to be able to type 80 words per minute, without typos. I now make a mistake every time I need to use these keys. If I retrain myself for this new Magic keyboard I will struggle to use any other keyboard, so I will be sending this one back and trying to find a keyboard with the correct sized keys in the correct place. What was the point Apple? Obviously this keyboard was designed by a non touch typist. I wish I could give 0 stars.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, no backlight, no Space Gray color

    • Written by Rob G from Gig Harbor

    Same complaints as dozens of other reviewers: too flat, not enough key travel, NO BACKLIGHT! ...and no Space Gray color. WHEN you fix the major design flaws in this product and release a new model, PLEASE make it available in Space Gray to match your Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse in the Space Gray color. Thanks.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Good. Key Placement TERRIBLE!

    • Written by Jasmine H from Omaha

    Why the Arrow Keys, and the entire top row of FN Keys were altered is beyond me. Now I have to look down to see what keys I'm trying to hit. Why does Apple continue to try and "fix" something that isn't broken? This just makes it so difficult to type and be efficient.

    I never write reviews, but this is SO BAD that I had to write it. Save your MONEY. I'm so disgusted.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard

    • Written by AMANDA J from Charlotte

    I wish I would've read the reviews prior to purchasing this horrific keyboard. Outside of it being made cheaply it's impossible to type on comfortably! What has happened to Apple products?? They continue to go downhill. This will be returned this week. Be forewarned anyone thinking of purchasing. The only good thing about this keyboard is you can charge it but that in NO WAY makes up for all of the other disadvantages.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    never buy a keyboard without backlit keys. it's horrible

    • Written by Brandon Z from Grand Rapids

    There are many flaws to this keyboard, but the biggest is the lack of backlighting. Others are the changed arrow keys (my early 2015 MacBook Pro has much better designed arrow keys, which allow you to feel easily where your fingers are, but the "improvement" they made for this is a big step backwards in usability. And of course the stupid position of the function key, which Apple has inflicted on all of their keyboards except the largest. I opted for this smaller one so that I would have the same stupidity on my laptop as my external keyboard. I use Karabiner to partially fix the problem. But the lack of backlighting makes it really painful to use this under a surprisingly wide range of light levels. Obviously it's not so much a problem in brightly-lit rooms, but it's surprising how often the backlighting is really important.

    On positive notes, the battery is really nice to have built-in, and it charges quite quickly, and lasts almost forever. Because of the incredible battery life, and the very high price of the keyboard, I can't see the slightest excuse for not letting the user use a little of that power for making the keys visible. Big design flaw, Apple!

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    • Written by David K from Amsterdam

    I have been touch typing for over 30 years. This is by far one of the worst keyboards I have ever had the misfortune of typing on. I have never made as many typing mistakes on a keyboard as I do with this one. The short key travel, far from reducing fatigue, causes vibration in your fingers and by the end of a day of intense coding my fingers hurt.

    On top of this there's no LED to indicate anything happening on the keyboard so you don't know if it's trying to pair by bluetooth or the battery is dead.

    The previous wireless keyboard is perfectly fine. Why Apple had to create this junk to replace it is beyond me.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Downgrade over last generation.

    • Written by Don B from Wilmington

    This keyboard is extremely uncomfortable to type on due to the limited range of motion. I've switched back to the last gen Apple wireless keyboard instead.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Got this with new iMac

    • Written by Mitchel F from Springfield

    What a piece of zero feedback piece of junk. Apple's keyboards and mice may look good but they are worthless. If you buy a new machine just plan on getting a different keyboard and mouse. I would give it zero stars if allowed.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as I expected

    • Written by Sheroziy K from Monroeville

    You can buy mechanical keyboard for this price,
    letters not dark enough ,
    I like the design and its very compact.
    but not worth for 99$

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, oh why?

    • Written by Dennis C from Poole

    Just acquired the magic keyboard along with a brand new iMac 27" with Retina display. Love the iMac, absolutely hate the keyboard. Why, Apple, after so many iterations of keyboards that we've all got used to with iMacs and MacBooks over the years, have you now decided to change the key layout? Yes, it's a small thing but it has big impact, and I can't get used to it, especially as I still have other Apple products that deploy the original layout.

    I'm referring to the shrinkage in size of the left shift key, which is now much smaller than the caps lock key above it and less than half the size it used to be. Why mess with this? The old layout was perfectly fine. You've taken this space to insert the ` key which I now keep hitting by accident every time I need an upper case character. I hate it so much that I'm going back to my old keyboard. If this is magic, you can keep it.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2017 iMac magic keyboard — no magic at all

    • Written by Richard S from Collinsville

    I agree with most of the other postings here. The magic keyboard is just insanely small, which makes it impossible to use for an adult who was taught how to touch type. Disgraceful, just disgraceful. Only a 12-year-old has hands tiny enough to fit this keyboard. And to compound the problem, apparently Apple no longer makes a full-size iMac keyboard.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by Adrienne R from Denver

    My iMac wireless keyboard went nuts sporadically typing forward slashes for no apparent reason. I read blogs and it was recommended to get a new keyboard. I opted for Apple's Magic Keyboard. I can't tell you how bad and cheap this keyboard is. It is not comfortable, completely flat, the keys feel like cheap plastic wobbling in the base. If I had to work with this keyboard all day my hands would ache. I don't recommend this keyboard at all.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless piece of equipment. just awful

    • Written by Maryam N from Houston

    This keyboard in the most awful thing I have ever owned, I want to smash it against a wall. How do they let this junk past production??!!!!

    11 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful to use

    • Written by Sandra P from Honolulu

    I really hate this keyboard.
    I have never been picky about keyboards.
    It is not the size. I replaced it with a small Logitech keyboard.
    I wrote three novels on my 11 inch Air, but the first time I tried to work with the keyboard that came with my 27in iMac, my fingertips were hurting after less than an hour of work. I am a touch typist and do not pound my keyboard.
    I even prefer to work on my iPad using a Logitech case keyboard. I even wrote one whole novel on in while traveling.
    I reverted to working on my iPad while waiting for my new Logitech wireless keyboard to arrive.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard going back to store

    • Written by Don H from New York

    Why do I need a tiny little 11 inch wide keyboard to go with my 27 inch screen? I hate this keyboard with a passion and am bringing it back to the store today in hopes that I can trade it in on the full size keyboard. Otherwise I'll just use the wired keyboard from my prior i-Mac. I like the wireless mouse, but don' see the need for a wireless keyboard anyway.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very poor compared to last version

    • Written by Thomas V from Westminster

    I own a lot of Apple Products and this is by far the worst thing they currently make. In Apple's quest to make everything thin and tiny, they have completely ditched sturdiness and reliability. The new key design is awful, it provides little to no feedback compared to the prior "chiclet" design and quite frankly, is not sturdy at all. I have both a 2017 iMac and 2017 MBP and both keyboards for those devices are having issues after only 4 months!! The left shift key on the MBP and the number pad on the keyboard. I still prefer Apple products but the new keyboards are an absolute engineering failure. I know they will more than likely never go back to the thicker chiclet keys but if they do, I'll be there, day 1. If you can find the last model keyboard, I would suggest going with that over this.

    17 of 19 people found this useful