• 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!!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 7 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.

    2 of 5 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.

    3 of 4 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.

    1 of 2 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.

    5 of 8 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

    6 of 9 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.

    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.

    1 of 4 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.

    5 of 8 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.

    4 of 11 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.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 13 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.

    10 of 13 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.

    11 of 14 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.

    12 of 14 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.

    21 of 41 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.

    13 of 16 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.

    21 of 25 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.

    22 of 35 people found this useful