• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is warped

    It came out of the box straight, good looking and functioning well. Unfortunately it got warped after working on it for one day. Returned it for replacement and got another one, which did the exact same thing. Clearly there's a construction error here: there's too little support in the middle section. In my case the bending got progressively worse to a point that the keyboard became unusable. Being an Apple customer for decades this dissapoints me very, very much.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back the USB Keyboard

    The old wired keyboard was an affordable option that worked well, didn't break, had additional USB connections, and was compatible with older OSX versions.

    A keyboard is not a moving peripheral device like a mouse, so wireless versions offer little practical advantage over wired.
    I see no reason to discontinue the old product.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 13 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

    10 of 15 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.

    7 of 16 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 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter Junk Keyboard

    Looks wonderful & sleek, but it stopped working after two weeks and would not pair with IMAC. Has no backlight so impossible to tell if it's on or not. $100 down the drain.

    22 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expect more from Apple

    Keyboard's fine, keys work as expected. The pairing with my MacBook Pro, however is very poor. If the Bluetooth connection is ever lost due to range I have to reboot my MacBook before I can re-establish a connection. I expect more from a $130.00 Keyboard and $3000.00 laptop. Very disappointing.

    24 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable and lacks tactile feel

    It is very difficult to type rapidly on this keyboard. The poorly designed board and keys are too flat. Even with the custom designed stand available from Amazon, it is not ergonomic and it is too easy to slip onto the lower row if you are not watching the keys. Having to watch keys slows things down considerably.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warped + Bluetooth Blues

    Do Not Purchase. I've tried two and both had the same issues: The Bluetooth kept losing connectivity and I would have to turn it on and off constantly to get it to reconnect. The E and R keys functioned intermittently. The caps lock key with green indicator light would sporadically stop working. Intermittent delayed response while typing. I've spent hours on the phone with Apple tech support trying to resolve the issues I was having with the first keyboard but without resolution, so Apple agreed to ship me a replacement keyboard. I received what looked to be a refurbished keyboard, installed it, and immediately experienced the same problems. Both keyboards are warped, bowed up at both ends. Demanded a refund from Apple today.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Unusable

    Was looking forward to an Apple bluetooth keyboard with a 10 key so quickly ordered this when it became available. The first thing I noticed is that there is almost no angle to this keyboard and no way to adjust it. This probably going back to Apple and I'll pull the wired keyboard back out.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrived Damaged--Bent / Bow / Bend

    Keyboard arrived with a bend in the aluminum housing. If it wasn't ~$140 (tax included), I wouldn't complain. I expect a perfect product for premium prices.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk keyboard

    With $5000.00 computer I got this flat, no backlit light keyboard...piece of Junk....Apple making joke of people...where did all the Apple Engineers go? People deserve more with such a big machine. Apple has to hire better Engineers than MBAs. It is an insult for customers.

    35 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete disappointment

    This keyboard is so nice when it works but I have to turn it off and back on several times a day to get it to actually work. It is so incredibly frustrating to start typing on a BRAND NEW KEYBOARD and nothing happens until I turn it off and back on. Waste of money big time. I wish I had gone with a non-Apple version and I am so surprised at what a terrible flaw this is and why they are still selling this keyboard.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to the WIRED expanded keyboard

    Please bring back the basic, no-nonsense $50 WIRED keyboard. As a desk-bound iOS developer, I do not need the wirelessness of the Magic keyboard. Better to have a durable/replaceable keyboard for my office. And I love the USB connectors on the old wired keyboard, for charging phone, headphones, or connecting USB thumb drive, right where it's most convenient.

    And at $129, ugh, it misses the mark.

    83 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic Nightmare esp. for touch typing

    Beside it is bend, it i a nightmare if you are able to type blind with ten fingers. Angle is wrong, key hub is far too small, key feedback is not good. In a direkt comparison with the 2012 keyboard I lose 80 keystrokes per minute and have a lot more typos and that was already not the best keyboard at all.

    30 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse product for greater price + bent

    OK, so needed to replace my wired Apple KB (the one with the number pad) that had died- the new Apple choice is the Magic Keyboard - a VERY pricey item for what a keyboard.

    Pros: it is light and compact, meaning I could take it with me somewhere easily if I needed to.

    Cons:

    - BENT! - it has become slightly bent (or perhaps it started that way and I didn't notice it) - obviously it needs an additional rubber foot/feet in the middle, since the force of typing is concentrated in the centre of the keyboard, while the feet are on the edges. time will tell whether this becomes a functional problem - for now it is just very uncool for such an expensive item from the "it just works" company.

    - Lightning connector - really, in the age of USB 3.0 / 3.1 / C you're putting more Lightning connectors out there? This is a fail on the iPhone as well as on Apple accessories (like my Magic Mouse 2, Apple TV remote and so on).

    - Bluetooth - I'm still running El Capitan for a number of reasons (related to software that I rely on) - I can only use it plugged into the computer with the aforementioned lightning cable, it doesn't appear at all in my Bluetooth prefs (MBA 2013).

    - Angle - I've gotten more used to it but the ergonomics are poor - more Apple form over function. The overall profile is a little too low and the angle from front to back is too close to flat.

    Shame shame shame Apple. If you're going to charge this much it should be an impeccably designed and constructed piece of engineering - in fact at this price point the Touch Strip should be part of it!

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, Unreliable, Junk

    Very disappointed. Junk. After only five weeks of light use my “caps locks” key stopped working reliably. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes I have to tap it 5-6 times—very annoying. And, like many of the posts below, my keyboard is warping like a banana. The entire keyboard is sagging in the middle. I am really disappointed in the flimsy quality and poor workmanship. I expect so much more from Apple. I hope there is a recall so I can get one that works better. I went to an Apple store today and they agree to replace it; but, they don't have any in stock so I am waiting for a phone call when it comes in. I appreciate that Apple will replace it after six weeks, but I fear that the replacement will be just as bad.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy junk with him key keys.

    My space key through normal typing has gotten stuck on the left side so typing is now cumbersome on it. The entire keyboard appears to be bent despite my best efforts. This is the absolute last Apple peripheral I ever buy. If you’re thinking about buying this keyboard. Don’t do it. You’re better off buyin a bargain bin keyboard then this junk. I wish I could get a refund.

    23 of 29 people found this useful