• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Case curving . . .

    I have owned this keyboard since October 2017. The keyboard is used for desktop use only. Over the course of time that I have owned the keyboard, it has developed a curve. This is causing both ends to be higher than the middle section. Because of this, the keyboard rocks every time a key is hit.

    For the cost of this keyboard, this type of issue is not acceptable. I would have returned it, but I use the numeric keyboard often because it is faster for me when working with spreadsheets.

    So, if you expect a solid level keyboard, there is a good chance this one will not make you happy.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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    Outdated for that price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?

    6 of 9 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!!!

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 11 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.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It bends...

    This keyboard bends in the middle after a few months use. It needs 2 extra feet in the middle to support typing without bending.

    I like having the number pad but fear this is not a high quality product made for prolonged use.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What on earth is §?

    I often use CMD+` to tab between screens with in an application. But now this key (normally next to the 1) is now § - I don't even know what this is. I use the Magic Keyboard with my MacBook Pro and the ` key is in the normal place next to the 1. So to tab between screens in the same application I have to recall two different key combinations. Very annoying. Also the shape of the Return key (in the main keyboard, not the secondary Enter key in the numerical pad). The shape of this has changed from double horizontal to double vertical. Again different shape to the MacBook Pro keyboard. Leave well enough alone Apple!

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really wanted BT w/ numeric... with the older model

    I had always wanted my BT Apple keyboard to have a numeric keypad. Glad to see Apple finally came around, but too bad the keyboard design itself is poor. As others have said, the profile is way too flat. Also, I think they keystrokes are far too shallow. This isn't on a super-thin laptop, so there's not reason to make the whole experience completely flat!

    My old BT keyboard finally gace out on me after 6 years of use, but instead of buying one of these, I decided to track down a replacement of the older model .I've learned to get along without the numeric keypad and I'm not going to sacrifice a terrible overall typing expense to get it now.

    Get it together, Apple!

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible angle

    The keyboard itself is fine, and love the numeric keypad, but personally I find it almost unusable because the angle to the back is so low. Maybe 2 centimeters. There are no leg extensions like the standard keyboard, so I have to prop it up with cardboard. not a good look, and that makes is slide around.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Warped

    The body is warped. I really like the home, end, pageup pagedown, and forward-delete keys, but these features would be in any elongated keyboard.

    The problems - and it is a really annoying one - is that the keyboard is warped; wobbly on a flat surface. I like my Mac, my magic mouse, and even a trackpad, but this keyboard is just too stylish to hold up to it's basic function. so it warps. I see this is a very common refrain from many reviewers. A bit odd that all this input hasn't worked its way into an improved keyboard.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's awful for typing

    I've been using apple keyboards since 2011. I write this review on my wired keyboard that was sitting in the box for ~2 months now. And only by writing again on it, I understand how much I hate my new bluetooth keyboard. It's beautiful and I don't see the problem with it being flat, but after coding for ~15 years (and before that hardcore gaming for another 10), this must be the first keyboard I do the most typos on (apart ipad's touch keyboard). Apparently i didn't get used to it even after two months and this must be the only keyboard I have ever used (and i used like 15-20 different ones) that is so bad to write on.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems fragile

    The absence of a full-size Apple keyboard with numeric keypad has been a thorn in my side for years. So I obtained one of these the moment it was released.

    It lasted about a month. The hinge under a keycap became stuck and Apple declined to replace it. Unlike my previous magic keyboard that is still perfectly good three years later. I thought perhaps it might be a one-off issue, so I got a replacement. No, that broke too, same component, this time it snapped entirely.

    I've been using computers for thirty years, this is the first time I've killed a keyboard, let along two inside of a single quarter.

    I've gone back to the original magic keyboard. Still going strong.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    plain ol' keyboard with fn key placement befitting of Apple's "genius"

    Just a plain ol' keyboard, with a touch of Apple "genius" placing the fn key where mere mortals would place the Insert key. Consistency with non-numeric keypad version be da**ed!

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So thin it bends under it's own weight

    Been a big fan of Apple products for years but I really don't see how this one snuck out of the building. Love the idea and it looks great. Key action is nice too but surely it could have been strengthened a bit more to prevent bending. Situation made worse by 4 rubber feet spaced so far apart that it sags easily in the middle and then curls upward at the corners. Even just using 6 or 8 rubber feet instead of only four or a continuous one along the long sides would have solved this obvious design flaw. Just plain flimsy.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Typos galore!

    Wow - this is really such a downgrade from the more raised keyboards before. I really don't know why anyone thinks this helps typing in any way. Sure it's thin but I mistype constantly now, and after 2 months I don't see much improvement. I would really like to know what sort of usability testing they employed in this design. Yuck.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay but I returned it

    Key travel is needlessly shallow. Keys seems a little too close together.

    Plusses: Full size arrow keys. A proper delete key is on the keyboard. Easy to pair.

    Minus: Does not feel as good as the now disconunied wired keyboard that came with my Mac. And does not feel "worth" $129.00 + tax.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No USB C cable

    Very disappointed this does not come with a USB C cable considering I purchased it along side a new MBP which only has USB-C ports. Insane that these 2 brand new products I bought together aren't compatible for charging.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flat keyboard bad on ergonomics,

    My old wired apple keyboard was elevated in the back to make it ergonomically correct for the wrist. This thing is flat as a pancake. This design needs to be fixed. I am returning mine until a revised version gets released.

    18 of 32 people found this useful