• 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.).

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  • 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.

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  • 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!!

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  • 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.

    3 of 5 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.

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  • 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.

    3 of 6 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."

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  • 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.

    5 of 10 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.

    4 of 5 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.

    9 of 11 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 12 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 6 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 5 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?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fell apart after 15 month...

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

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  • 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 16 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.

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  • 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 30 people found this useful