• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I've Ever Used

    I'm so happy Apple released this keyboard. I'd been waiting patiently for a magic keyboard with 10-key and Apple did not disappoint. I love everything about this keyboard. The new switches are especially fantastic! The slight click made when typing is extremely satisfying and the fact the keys don't travel 5" with each depress makes me so happy.

    To the people posting reviews stating this keyboard is not ergonomic, that is not true. Flat keyboards are more ergonomic than raised keyboards, or keyboards with 'feet' that may be raised. Flat keyboards encourage a more neutral alignment in your wrists (wrist aren't raised and the point from your mid-forearm to your middle finger is straighter).

    In the end, every body is different. Considering the majority of us spend a large portion of our days typing, make sure you're using a keyboard that works for your body.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arch-shaped keyboard

    As always a great look, but this time this products fails to the eye: after a week of use it bends, bows, warps... the aluminum structure has not enough support at the front-center and it bends creating a nice arch-shape keyboard. Unbelievable. Please fix it!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated for that price

    Simply put, it's lacking behind the time, other apple's products and competition, yet costs a lot! No backlight, no butterfly mechanism. Comes with USB-A cable, yet MacBook Pros come only with USB-C. Get your ... together, Apple. How long do we have to wait for keyboard update?

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it not backlit why!!!!

    i love this keyboard but why in gods name wouldn't apple make it backlit ? i don't understand

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    10.12.4 ?!?!?!?!?

    Why am I forced to upgrade my os to 10.12.4? In our agency, we can't use macOS Sierra due to software incompatibility issues; so this keyboard is useless at all. And also, we don't have the good old wired option. Thanks Apple!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with mine

    My workspace is very friendly to a keyboard that doesn't need a wired connection, and I don't want to use up a USB port with a dongle; I prefer a keyboard that doesn't require battery changes; I prefer a keyboard with a numeric keypad; and the more function keys the better.

    The Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad fits the bill nicely. It is easy to use for this touch-typist (who learned on a Remington upright), lasts for a long time on a charge, lets me know when it's time for charging, and charges quickly and easily while I'm using it. The backlight on my previous keyboard was nice to have, but I don't really miss it. I have gotten used to using the forward delete key, and also to option-delete now deleting an entire word (which is actually more useful to me than having two ways of forward-deleting).

    I have found no downside to this keyboard after nearly a year of use. It sits on a flat surface – when I travel with my laptop, I use the keyboard on the laptop – so I have not experienced the bending others have reported.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent build quality and connection....what else did you expect?

    No, this is not a carpal-tunnel friendly keyboard. If you want that, just buy another keyboard from Best Buy or a gel wrist support. If you want a basic keyboard with MacBook level build quality, this is it. If you like the clean MacBook look, this is for you. If you don't connect the MacBook and keyboard under a microwave or server room, you shouldn't have bluetooth issues. This keyboard doesn't have the butterfly board found on the new MacBooks, which is fine. The scissor mechanism is very nice. I find that the numeric keypad is adequate, but not very useful. I need a keypad at work, but at home I feel like the cheaper keyboard would've been better because it's much more travel-friendly. This is NOT travel friendly...unless you carry a long, flat case...But why am I complaining? The MacBook already comes with an amazing keyboard. ALSO, this can play instruments in GarageBand quite well.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    This is the first bluetooth keyboard I've used with an iMac but it is first rate. I bought it with my 2017 iMac 21.5" and it's been completely reliable and I love the action of the keys. Recharging is an infrequent event and since I keep a lighting cable on my desk all the time, when the keyboard does need a charge it's easy to plug the cable into the back charging port and keep working.

    It's the best Mac keyboard I've had.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    I have searched the Internet for an alternative keyboard and bottom line, none of them match the quality and seamless integration of this keyboard with my MacBook Pro. I bought a knock-off from Amazon and was very disappointed. Yes, Apple charges a premium, but I definitely think this keyboard is a case of you get what you pay for. I have had two wired versions of this keyboard (previous design of course) for 10+ years and they continue to work great.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Apple why! No Volume Control

    Make sure you know what you're running on before, my GF bought me this for my birthday and I loved the the way it looked. Now pairing it and using it I found out that the volume control buttons will not work unless you have 10.12.4.....Do you hate your older customers, was it that hard to add the function to anyone with an older yet still running iMac.....sometimes customers don't upgrade to newer software for many reasons. I'm keeping the keyboard with the hopes that they'll fix it somehow but other than that just get some other keyboard nonetheless, this one is just average and doesn't feel like a keyboard but more like a laptops keyboard. I know I can add the volume control to the top but the extra keys are there for no reason now.... just be careful when you purchase this.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A big step backwards

    In addition to many peripherals not working since the 'upgrade' to High Sierra, this new keyboard does not have the fn-backspace function to delete. It is really annoying loss and there is no way to address it.
    All Apples to date have had this, my old machines, new machines etc, but not this keyboard.
    Please, please Apple fix this

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shallow keys gives it an uncomfortable feel

    The keyboard itself works fine. However the actual keys are very shallow, so the keystrokes feel awkward. They are more shallow than the previous models and after typing a while, my fingers start to ache. I've been using it for over 6months, and I getting ready to switch it out.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bomb Keyboard - Buy this immidiately

    Life changing keyboard. Other keyboards would be like running a marathon with a rock in your shoe.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    I almost didn't buy this keyboard because I read several reviews where people complained about the angle of the keyboard being more flat than the previous Apple keyboards. One guy even complained about carpel tunnel. Then I lifted my arms off the desk and low and behold my hands actually preferred to hang downward and that was a very comfortable position. So I decided to buy the keyboard. The fact that it is more flat is actually an ergonomic improvement. Think about all of the palm rests people used to have with their desktop computers. Those elevated your wrists so your hands could hang in a more natural position. My only complaint is that it might be even better if it was completely flat. The keys are very responsive with less travel than the previous keyboard which is an improvement. If you are wondering if you should buy one, then you should buy one.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy

    I added extra feet to the bottom of the keyboard to stop it bending like the one in the store, but there's just no working around the fact that this keyboard flexes as you type. Loved the wired full-size keyboard, but that's no longer available and this just isn't solid.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not As Solid As The Older USB Keyboard ...

    When my old wired USB version Apple keyboard started faltering I tried the new wireless Magic keyboard (with numeric keypad). The feel is disappointing after so many years on the USB version. Most annoying is the cheap feel of the key caps in comparison. The old keyboard keys are firm under your finger tips at the very start of a keystroke. The Magic keyboard key caps are not. If you lightly touch any of the keys, there is a perceptible "chatter" of a few thousandths of an inch - just enough to remove confidence in touch typing. If your fingers are moist, you can probably touch the keys lightly, then the key caps will stick to your finger and travel up slightly as you lift your finger off the key. It wouldn't have taken much to remove that top-of-stroke "chatter" from the keys - just use the same style key mechanism from the older keyboards. Aside from that, it's not a bad idea to mimic the older keyboards - but Apple simply didn't make it work. Disappointing. If Apple still sold the old wired version, I would buy it. As-is, they don't. So, I returned the Magic version.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for my purposes

    I got one of these with my new iMac. I wanted the 10key option, as I've struggled without it. Use calculator/spreadsheet quite often in my work. I wondered at some of the negative reviews, but so far no issues!! It paired easily with the iMac, charges quickly, I really like not having another cord/wire to deal with. Stays charged for days and days. I am about to get another to use with my MacBook Pro. Yes, it's pricey, but...... I can't figure out the reviews that say it bends. There only small little rubber grips in each corner, not enough to let it bend anywhere. The keyboard height/configuration is pretty much like my old (now dead) wired keyboard with numeric keypad. I've been using it for about a month.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unpleasant to use

    Bullet point review:
    > cramped: I assumed I would adapt over time, but months (a year?) later I still make an inordinate number of typos, often hitting two keys at a time.
    > non dissimilar function keys: The old half-size function keys gave me tactile feedback, allowing me to relocate my finger placement without breaking off to look at my hands. Now, I am often a row above where I want to be for several letter before I notice--visually--my mistake.
    Frankly, I like everything else, but these two design blunders make every outing on this keyboard an adventure in frustration. It would be nice if Apple would reintroduce human-factor engineering in their computer products.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So much worse than it used to be

    This new design is horribly unfriendly for typing. The key drop is so shallow that I often don't know whether I've typed a key or not. It also results in many accidental key presses from fingers resting on the keys. My error rate is WAY up, my words per minute way down. It is a nightmare to type on. The bluetooth connectivity is great like previous mac keyboards (hence the second star), but it is an absolutely horrendous keyboard for typing.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too flat and I miss the extra USB ports

    The cleaners at my office spilled something on my older keyboard, killing it. I went and bout the new keyboard with the numeric keypad (I'm in finance so I use it all the time.) I was surprised that Apple had managed to make it worse by upgrading it. Blue tooth? Fine, whatever. My real problems are ergonomic and functional. This keyboard is noticeably flatter, which I can already feel starting to stress my wrists. And unlike many people I used the extra USB ports (particularly since I have a usb-c only macbook pro. I miss my old keyboard.

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