• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Downgrade over last generation.

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Got this with new iMac

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as I expected

    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$

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, oh why?

    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.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2017 iMac magic keyboard — no magic at all

    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.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    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.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless piece of equipment. just awful

    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??!!!!

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful to use

    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.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard going back to store

    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.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very poor compared to last version

    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.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total waste of money

    I have owned my magic keyboad just over a year and I have to say it was a total waste of money. The keys keep falling off on a regular basis. The last time this happended on the ( N Key) and when I went to clip it back on the plastic clip broke. I have now superglued it on along with the other keys that keep falling off. I will sell it on to a pawn broker and I will use my old windows XP keyboard, these last forever. Take my advice and don't buy one like I did ( in my opinion these keyboards are poorly made and a waste of money).

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrow keys are different than all other mac keyboards, sorry power-users

    The short travel and sturdy nature of this keyboard is great, but then I find myself switching back over and over to my older apple keyboards because the arrow keys are different shaped than my macbook pro, macbook air, and all other mac keyboards.

    This is probably only an issue for developers or Excel wizards who rely on the keyboard's arrow keys. When you go to change cells in Excel or move 3 lines left in excel... do you look at the keyboard to find that key and then press it? Or, do you move your right hand down to the shift key and then your fingers find the dead space before the left/right arrows so you know where the arrow keys are, then you press the right now?

    On this keyboard, the left and right arrow keys are large, not like the small ones on the macbook pro, macbook air, or other mac keyboards. It means that you have a hard time telling (without looking) that your fingers are on the up or the down key, since there is no dead space between them.

    Shame, since it's an expensive keyboard that has so much right, then they FOR SOME REASON I DON'T UNDERSTAND, HAVE MOVED KEYS THAT ARE CRITICAL TO POWER USERS. :(

    Otherwise, this is a 6-star keyboard and is my favorite at everything else (rechargable battery, better power switch instead of button, lower travel, firmer support since it's flat on the desk, lower to desk so less wrist strain, quieter, etc.).

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love Apple.... BUT

    I have a new iPad Pro. Very excited. I also got the pencil no a keyboard. iPad, great. Pencil, good but a weird end that could snap off easily. Not so good.Keyboard.....
    I had to return the first one to an Apple Store far away, it didn't work t all. The second one.
    Well, it is easy to snap to the iPad but the connection is terrible,I almost never can type with it on my knees, they told me it has to be on a flat surface.
    I did. It eventually connected and then I liked it.Then it didn't connect, then it did, then it didn't..... on and on.
    I have it in a stable table and it only connect correctly every third or fourth time. So frustrating.
    Then, to top it off, when I fold and close it it often will cause the iPad to go into a terrible cycling event. You can hear it flashing white a 'woomp, woomp' sound. Open and it's flashing manically.
    This is not good enough Apple. I want a better keyboard that works every time, or refund my money. Goodness knows, we pay through the teeth for Apple products anyway.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed - Arrow Keys too big

    I love previous version, they were perfect the only thing they need was just a rechargeable battery via usb.
    When I started using this new version some things seems odd. The angle is different doesn't feel confortable to me. The keys are to bulky and spaced differently with so little space between them. It feels too odd. The last issue that makes me stop using it is the arrow keys which I use a lot. They are now bigger as regular keys and don't have any extra space. I usually place my finger in the empty space for resting and as a reference point for keys location. Thus, with these new arrows I got lost every time and keep hitting the arrows by mistake :/
    Last but not least, the new design with the base solid instead of just air as before makes a huge dittence as well. I used to grab te keyboard easily to moving it around and even just place my finger in the air space just to move/tap my finger when thinking or reading (maybe I'm not so quite person i know, but at the end make me more comfortable)
    I'm using the bigger version for now but I prefer the smaller keyboard.
    Please bring the previous version and just add the battery, PLEASE!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this keyboard!

    I type really fast typically with relatively few typos. I've used this keyboard for over a year now. I often switch from my laptop keyboard to my cinema display with wireless keyboard and mouse setup. I code for 8+ hours a day and I cannot get used to this POS. The good: The metal frame is solid and the battery lasts a long time between charges. The HORRIBLE: The keys don't feel right. The keyboard is cramped compared to my macbook pro. It lays almost flat on the desk and if i am not 100% perfectly lined up with the keyboard my typos increase dramatically. This is due to the board not having any feel. There are basically no edges to touch and the distance in terms of key depression and distance are all wrong. The worst of the problems revolve around the terrible design of the arrow keys and the cramped command and control keys. I am writing this review now because i hate it so much that i stopped what i was coding out of frustration. I am totally distracted by this keyboard. Apple has basically out designed itself on this one.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    This keyboard lies too flat to be functional. I can't find any way to make it comfortable without raising the back of the keyboard. How did Apple overlook the fact that people are different (remember "Think Different") and having some way to adjust the lie of a keyboard is a requirement not a convenience.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful.

    I never write reviews, but Apple needs to hear this and hopefully, they are listening.

    I have an "old" macbook pro (2013) and a new macbook pro (2017). Along with them, I have the external keyboards from the same time periods. The old one sits at home, the new one is my work computer. Every time I use my home mac (the old one), I can't believe how much more I like using it. These new keyboards are just terrible. The feel is just awful. They are loud and I've never may so many typos in my life. You just can't feel the keys. I've given these things 3 months of use now and I hate them more than ever.

    Please, apple, bring back spring loaded keys. Thin laptops are cool, but sacrificing functionality just to make them thin is terrible.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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."

    7 of 10 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.

    9 of 14 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful