• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful keyboard wish I hadn't bought it

    Feels really cramped, and the keys seem too close together. No control key on right side. Up/down arrows are split.

    I never feel quite right typing on this keyboard. For a portable keyboard it might be okay, but in front of an iMac is too small.

    Key travel seems "okay."

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks pretty, but not very functional

    I've been an iMac user for years, and just upgraded to a new iMac. The keyboard is a step backwards, as far as I'm concerned. It's obvious the the look is more important to Apple than the functionality. There are no feet for elevating the back of the keyboard (a feature available on the most basic, cheap keyboards), so it lies flat on the desk. The keys are very low and flat, so I often find that I have to look at my hands to make sure I'm positioned on the right keys. The charger can be left plugged in, which is better than having to use batteries, but I'd actually prefer just a regular wired keyboard. And of course, as always, the white keys will become uncleanable after a while. Just not practical, in my book.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very painful to type on

    This keyboard is very painful to type on. The previous generation ones were WAY better and more comfortable - they had a "soft" feel that I really miss. Will not be purchasing this keyboard for sure.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    I was praying for the day I would be able to stop changing batteries in my wireless Apple keyboards, and it arrived, I was so happy... But what we got is just bizarre.

    1) They have decided that the physical limitations of a laptop keyboard need to be applied to a desktop? They've done a great job for 1mm key travel, but the old keyboard was a perfect balance of short key travel and positive action. This just feels weird for a desktop.

    2) The angle of the keyboard has changed relative to the desk. Why do this? Ergonomically it is way less comfortable, requires a greater stretch to top row keys.

    3) Why change the directional pad? Before, the narrow side to side keys allowed you to no-look understand where your fingers were located relative to the up down keys. Now that area feels vague and using the up down keys often requires a look and appears to be causing my right hand a good deal of strain.

    All anyone wanted was just the old keyboard with a built in rechargeable battery. This thing is way over engineered and over designed. A huge risk for what? Another display of Courage? Starting to wonder if Apple is just actively trolling pros at this point.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Junk

    fn key won't work so volume keys are useless. I am running Snow Leopard on my iMac and this keyboard won't work properly. Apple can't even make their keyboards work any more. What has happened to this company that they can no longer do the basics.
    If you ignore that problem you have the problem of it being rechargeable, but with no way to change the battery. This is another way for
    Apple to gouge their customers. If you want wireless over time, you're going to have to keep buying keyboards just for a new battery.
    I'm now looking in thrift stores and online for older Mac keyboards. Steve Jobs keyboards. Tim Cook can't make a keyboard that works with my Macs. I got this with my used 24" iMac. I would not have bought it.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple continues to disappoint

    An APPLE user for over 20 years. Why does apple continue to make products worse and worse. The scissor mechanism is awful, Plain and simple. APPLE, you took a great product and destroyed it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please recall

    This keyboard is not ergonomic and will cause a lot of pain for lot of people. People with carpal tunnel syndrome have a lawsuit on their hands. Please swap the keyboard and mouse for a regular keyboard & mice.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy For People Wishing To Use TWO keyboards to type a simple sentence

    I purchased two of these in the last few years. Why? Because the first one broke, then I purchased the standard keyboard - it also quit working, went back to the magic keyboard and now am using it to write this email along with my little character viewer. You might not be familiar with this cute little keyboard that can pop up on your screen, but if you buy one of these you'll get to know it well. What you have to do is....type the letters that work on your magic keyboard, stop...look for your little keyboard on the screen, and then type using that for the keys that don't work on your expensive replacement keyboard. I suppose if you are looking for a challenging brain, hand coordination activity this is the perfect product for you, otherwise it is an absolute as* pain.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls WAY short of expectations

    As other reviews have stated, this keyboard feels like using a cheap laptop keyboard. Honestly, the keyboard in my Early 2011 MBP felt more solid than this. With moderate pressure it bows in the center. The quality of this keyboard does not match the iMac that it came with.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just terrible....

    It lies perfectly flat on the table and tweaks my wrists when I use it. Because it's so small, I am constantly missing keys.

    What's the point of an external keyboard that's no bigger than my MacBook's?

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fell apart after 15 month...

    ... and I didn't use it that often. Seriously?!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works keyboard in history

    Not much to add. Bluetooth works perfect. It never fails. Love that. However, i don't think I've ever made as many mistakes as I made when typing here. Over and over. I can't get used to it. I've had other Apple keyboards and I've had 4 laptops. Nothing was as bad as this. Except maybe the MacBook Pro 2017... i can't believe Logitech has a MUCH better keyboard. The feeling is better and I don't get have to correct all the time. Love it the logitech keyboard for iPad pro. Please, Apple, just copy that technology.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    It is basically kind of like a laptop keybord in both size and functionality. For a full-size Mac, I'd like a much bigger keyboard, and I'd like to avoid having to use the Fn key. The fact that it's wireless does not make it any better for me.

    13 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't

    Apple seems to think that your body should conform to their devices and not the other way around. This cramped keyboard is an ergonomic nightmare. If your goal is to develop wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, than by all means purchase this keyboard.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Until It Dies

    And that happens in under a year. The number row just goes out. You can't shift. If you write for a living, like I do, you might want to buy two at once. It will just fizzle out without warning. Fortunately, in NYC, we can get two hour delivery for twenty bucks!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Key broke

    The space key somehow went inside (sunk in) and wouldn't come out. You can't type much without space key. Mine came with iMac. Used it for about a year and now I can't get it replaced. Do not buy it.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor battery life.

    I'm supposed to get a month on a charge? How about three days. And I liked my battery powered one better for two reasons, 1, it was higher, and 2, the keys were higher. This one I have to prop up with a pen underneath it unless I want to stand and type.

    Does anyone at Apple EVER run these by REAL users first?

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've bought two, and buttons stopped working on both!!!

    Expensive piece of trash. I'm on my 2nd one, because on my first one, the delete button stopped working. Now, on my second one, barely used and totally protected in the box, the delete and arrow buttons are not working.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad keyboard

    This came with my iMac.
    It looks like it was designed with portability in mind and not to be used on daily basis.

    Pros:
    - free.
    Cons:
    - too small.
    - missing numpad.
    - arrow keys are too small.
    - keys are too close together.
    - not meant for professional use.

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Terrible Terrible!

    Lack of number pad is bad enough, but then add the fact that the angle, and spacing of the keys is terrible. Did anyone even test this thing before putting it into production? NEWS FLASH APPLE: SOME THINGS DON'T NEED TO BE REDESIGNED!!!

    13 of 27 people found this useful