• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The keyboard bends after a few months

    • Written by Ogilvy N from New Zealand

    The middle part of the keyboard is bent after using it for only a few months.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design fault - it bends; numeric and navigation sections in wrong places

    • Written by CM Ivan H from Sydney

    I use this keyboard only once a week for an hour or two while other times I use the 6-year-old short keyboard. This extra-looooong keyboard has bent down in the middle and flips up on both ends. Obviously the aluminium case is not strong enough to hold the shape. There are four pads in the bottom and they are separated about 10 inches apart on two sides, meaning that no support in the middle. Just gravity is enough to sink the mid part of the keyboard down, and reshaped the keyboard into a banana boat.

    Well, the iMac is still under AppleCare+ and so I have it replaced at an Apple Store. But still, perhaps a few months later, it can't escape it's design-fault destiny and bends again. By that time, I can only say, "it's not durable."

    Another design problem: the numeric keypads should be placed next to the alphabet section, or even on the leftmost side, and the navigation section be placed at the right-most of the super-loooong keyboard.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe if Bluetooth Worked Like Advertised ...

    • Written by Jeff L from Santa Fe

    Bluetooth is a technology that was offered before ALL THE BUGS were resolved, and therefore, if you USE AN APPLE BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD, YOU WILL BE CONSTANTLY HAVING TO DEAL W A CURSOR THAT HOPS ALL OVER YOU PAGE / WEBSITE / SCREEN, often w disastrous consequences.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Needed

    • Written by Brittany F from Collierville

    Was looking to elevate my MacBook Pro to improve my posture, which meant needed a keyboard and mouse/trackpad. Of all the bluetooth keyboards on the market, Apple's Magic Keyboard was the most aesthetically pleasing and I trust Apple products (obviously), so that's the one I went with. So far it has a great battery life, easy connectivity, and very ergonomic. Happy with the purchase and would recommend.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love, Love, Love

    • Written by Lindsay P from Bradford

    I've had my apple keyboard with Numeric Keypad for over a year now & I just couldn't live without it now.
    I have to admit, it took me about a week to get used to it. During the first week, I wasn't used to the shallow keys. My fingers kept slipping all around, and my key strokes per hour went way down during the first few days of use. I was almost ready to ditch it, and go back to my old company-issued keyboard, because my lack of speed was frustrating. However, my love for the sleek design & flawless wireless capability motivated me enough to stick it out, and i'm so glad I did.
    After the first week, I really started to get used to the shallow keys, and now I type faster than ever and with less errors.
    The BEST thing for me has been that this keyboard does not make my hands hurt by the end of the day. I type A LOT in a day & with my old keyboard, my hands would ache from all of the typing. NOT with this keyboard ! Since I've had it, I've never had a day that my hands hurt from typing - it's GREAT! It's very ergonomic.
    It's also been VERY DURABLE. I've read other review that mention the "bending" in the middle - but I haven't noticed that at all & I've used mine 5 days a week for about 8 hours straight for over a year now.
    I'm also very pleased with how long it holds a charge. As mentioned above, I use my keyboard 5 days a week for an average of 8 hours a day. I only charge my keyboard about once a month for an hour & the battery has never died. I do wish there was a way to check the battery level if you're using the keyboard on a non-apple product - but I don't hold that against it.
    I use the keyboard on my Microsoft Surface Pro (Sorry Apple - it was company issued) & the connection works flawlessly.
    Another big pro for me is that the keyboard is easy to clean ! I give mine a quick wipe with a disinfectant at the end of the work day & it looks brand new. The letters still look brand new, and there's nothing in between the keys (like lint that typically gets caught in other keyboards)
    Overall, I am very satisfied with my Apple keyboard, and I I highly recommend !

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The first time I've felt emotions over a keyboard, and they are not good

    • Written by William R from San Francisco

    I've never had any particular feelings before on a keyboard, but I loathe this one. Ergonomics? The engineers at Apple threw that book right out the door when they dreamed up this poorly conceived keyboard. Its flat little keys that are difficult for me to type on. Even with practice, I end up with string of typos that have to be proofed. I've never had this problem before. Typos and Apple spell check combined guarantee mistakes. No backlighted keys! The numeric keyboard is so far to my right that my mouse competes for space. Placing the keyboard requires me to sit off center from the iMac screen to type. The online manual reads like a quick outline with bullets that the writer forgot to fill in. I still can't figure out why the numeric pad is either working or not working at any given time. But no matter, I avoid using it. I am surprised and disappointed with this product. When I bought my new iMac I upgraded to have something new and better. Fortunately, I already have the standard keyboard and I am glad I kept it. I would tell my friends to stick to the standard.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy a couple of pop-its to add angle to the keyboard.

    • Written by Beth M from Centerville

    I have been waiting for this. I bought a cheap number keyboard off brand, but it cuts in and out after six months. Plus, I am happy to charge a keyboard rather than replace batteries every few weeks.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great but...

    • Written by Jake Y from Saint Paul

    I wish that it had mechanical key switches and backlit keys and a way to replace the keycaps and a power button so when i boot my iMac i can stay seated. but i love the bluetooth and low angle

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bluetooth didn't connect. USB?

    • Written by Ryan W from Palo Alto

    It didn't connect to my computer which was very surprising and untypical of Apple products. Usually, they have the technology down. I was also very disappointed that I can't charge the keyboard from your computer because they give you a USB cord, but they don't make computers with USB ports. Very disappointing product!

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dislike new version

    • Written by Paul B from Issaquah

    Keys are hard, short travel, not comfortable at all for those of us that spend a lot of time typing. This new vesion also does not have a way to raise/lower the keyboard - an extremely big fail. Also it does not have any connectors on it for daisy chaning connections instead of using bluetooth.

    Overall: Dislike, Rating of a D compared to previous models.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Joseph S from Las Vegas

    Sleek thin design, battery lasts weeks and I love the feel of the keys. Disconnect the lightning cable and it automatically switches to bluetooth. Great design.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really happy & way to expensive

    • Written by John R from Socorro

    The Apple store staff could not explain the functionality of this keyboard other than "It's Wireless!" Yep, but having to track yet another cable to recharge and not being able to replace the batteries is a huge limitation for such an expensive accessory. You might think they would have included the wireless charging technology but they did not. I would recommend locating an older model keyboard as this was my most disappointing purchase from Apple to date.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A banana shaped keyboard for a premium price

    • Written by Dan Mihai I from Alcabideche

    One of the several and most important design flaws of this expensive keyboard is that after a little use (several months or more than 1 year, depending on use) it will wrap/bend in the middle, so you can spin the keyboard on a flat surface, making it useless to type on it, something like a banana shaped keyboard. It is really impossible to type on the keys that are located on the margins of the keyboard since it will always move around because of the curved (plastic, yes it is no longer full aluminum as the old ones) bottom.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sagging Keyboard

    • Written by Steven S from McKinney

    As with most people on here, the keyboard has been steadily sagging in the middle. I've had this keyboard for almost a year, and the sag is now to the point that I can spin the keyboard because only the center touches my desk. None of the "feet touch" and if I push down on one side I have enough of a gap on the other side of the keyboard to fit my finger underneath it. This seems like a very big quality control issue and one that needs to be addressed. While the typing experience is great, the keyboard now slides around my desk constantly because there is nothing touching the desk to grip it.

    Extremely disappointed, especially for the price tag on this keyboard which has no real frills.

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke

    • Written by Sam W from New York

    Not only does this keyboard not sync, the keys are broken

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed thoughts- Sleek and wireless, but loses connection 2-3 times a day

    • Written by Michael K from Irvington

    Mixed thoughts- Sleek and wireless, but loses connection 2-3 times a day. I never saw a problem with a wired keyboard, especially since a keyboard is one of those peripherals you never really move more than a few inches from your computer, so why not keep it wired? Unfortunately, Apple no longer makes a wired keyboard, so I was forced to upgrade to this expensive, wireless model.

    The keyboard is sleek, thin and very modern - like all things Apple. However, it generally loses connection to my iMac 5K about 2-3 times during the day, forcing me to turn the keyboard on/off. Other times, certain keys seem to get stuck and repeat themselves many times over. Neither one of these is a deal breakers, but a nuisance regardless. One that I never encountered with my good old wired keyboard.

    It does have a lightning connector for charging, so one would think you'd still have the freedom of connecting it to the USB port of your computer for a good old wired connection. Nope. The cable is strictly for charging.

    Sorry Apple, but try harder next time.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Good Keyboard

    • Written by Judy M from Spanaway

    I've had this keyboard for a year now. I'm a freelance copyeditor and graphic designer, so I use my keyboard heavily almost every single day.

    I personally love having the 10-key on the keyboard. I use it often enough that I miss it when I'm working on a laptop, so I was really excited when I saw that Apple had a keyboard with a numeric keypad. I love the way the keyboard feels, I like the click of the keys, and despite what everyone thinks about this being worse for carpal tunnel, that's not what the stand on the back of keyboards is used for, and my wrists are straighter when using this keyboard.

    For the cons, a few of the letters are rubbing off, and they started rubbing off pretty significantly within 6 months of buying this keyboard. There is also a slight warp to the keyboard. There is a definite bend in the middle, and the left and right sides are slightly higher. It hasn't gotten bad enough that my keyboard is rocking or anything like that, but I expected sturdier construction from Apple. I feel like this would be a really easy thing to fix with slightly stronger materials.

    That being said, the advantage of having that numeric keypad outweighs everything else. It would be cool if the keys were backlit, but it's not a priority for me. Overall, good job, please never get rid of the numeric keypad, but the keyboard should not be warping.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with MacBook Pro with USB C

    • Written by Jason C from Atlanta

    I needed a keyboard for my new MacBook Pro - the one with only USB C ports. So I went to apple.com > Mac > Accessories, and clicked on the MacBook Pro with USB C compatibility button, and this keyboard was recommended. So I bought it.

    It comes with a regular USB cable, which is needed to set up the keyboard before using it over Bluetooth. Now I have to purchase a USB to USB C adapter to use my brand new $160 keyboard with my brand new $2500 laptop, that are both made by the same manufacturer. Smart design my ***.

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sagging keyboard

    • Written by Shaun B from Clinton

    This keyboard is good in that the software works seamlessly with the iMac, but I have had it less than a year and it is sagging in the middle. I don't pound on the keyboard, I haven't dropped it or anything, but it has started to sag in the middle where the spacebar is. I am a light user of my iMac too. I use it just a few evenings a week and a bit more on the weekend. For how expensive this keyboard is compared to other bluetooth keyboards out on the marketplace, it should be perfect and able to withstand normal use.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No backlit keys is a huge disappointment

    • Written by Janae P from Las Vegas

    I love the design and feel of the keyboard, however, I am seriously disappointed the keyboard is not backlit.

    I got the gray keyboard that came with my new iMac Pro. As a MacBook Pro for the last 6 years, (it does have backlit keys), this keyboard does feel different so I keep looking down at the keys. Since it's hard to see the keys at night on a black desk even with the lights on, I seem to be hitting the backspace key quite a bit.

    I understand lighted keys can be an energy drain but still hope Apple reconsiders and gives the user the choice regarding turning backlit keys 'off and on' ourselves.

    12 of 16 people found this useful