• 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.

    4 of 5 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    12 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Key Travel, Bendgate is a non issue.

    First, the price is rather silly. For $129 it should have should include a touch bar. **digression - If Apple's serious about promoting the Touch Bar it should be available for pros using external keyboards on Touch Bar equipped Mac's - end digression**

    Okay so the keyboard is actually slightly bent, however it doesn't rock or move at all while in use. The battery life is great, appears to be about 30 days and it quickly recharges in a couple of hours and it can still be used while charging.

    As far as the key travel, I know it's a personal taste, but I think the key travel of the new Magic Keyboard is superior to the wired extended keyboard I used previously and far superior to the keyboard of the 2017 MacBook Pro.

    It's not as great as the old 2003 Apple Wireless Keyboard, it's still a pleasure to use.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    The reviews here all all over the map. I suppose everyone has their experience and perspective but some of the comments I find a bit hard to understand. I bought mine at an Apple Store, it was not bent, it sits perfectly flat on my desktop, no wobbles, and I see no indications that it is going to bend in the middle. I suppose if you are sitting on the couch with this in your lap and have a really heavy keystroke ... maybe. Yes, it sits quite flat, just as past versions, and there is no provision to tilt it but frankly I find the typing position to be very much to my liking. With forearms flat on the desk my hands fall naturally to the keyboard, no issues there though I will say that I use a folded towel under my wrists that cushion and raise them by perhaps a half an inch. The keystroke is not as nice as the fantastic keyboard on the new MPB but very similar to past apple keyboards I've owned. We'll give it a few hundred hours of use for a final verdict but "all good" at the moment. Blue tooth pairing was quick and easy and after several days I've not had any issues with losing connectivity.

    So yes, it's bloody expensive but it works exactly as I had expected it to, looks good on the desk, and the numeric keypad is an absolute essential if you do a lot of spreadsheet work. So I give 5 stars after a week of use and will come back with a long term review a couple months down the track.

    12 of 14 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.

    14 of 22 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.

    12 of 14 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.

    14 of 15 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.

    12 of 15 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.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Really loving this keyboard. I am not having any issues others have experienced--no bending and angle of keyboard. Using this product with my iMac 27 (mid 2015) and running Sierra. So far, no problems.

    7 of 7 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.

    13 of 17 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.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great

    While it's nice to type on, the keyboard feels woefully cheap. Nothing like the old wired keyboard. The aluminum bents like cheese, and it my particular keyboard doesn't seem to lay flat on any surface. Haven't decided on whether to keep or return. Works wired without blueooth.

    9 of 9 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.

    21 of 28 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!

    16 of 24 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.

    67 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its about time!

    Personally, I have been using the old wired Apple keyboard with numeric keypad and I absolutely loved the keyboard, except I was wanting to move away from the complete wire setup and be completely wireless. With the new MacBook Pro coming out and after using that for a few weeks, I could not go back to the old traditional keyboard, since I got used to the keyboard on the MacBook. Switching back and forth between laptop and desktop setups was starting to get annoying with the two different keyboards. Now its the best of both worlds. Same comfortability of the MacBook Pro, and a wireless numeric keypad.

    Oh, and the battery life is excellent, similarly to the Magic Mouse 2, barely ever recharge the thing.

    6 of 8 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.

    24 of 36 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!

    15 of 19 people found this useful