• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible key layout

    • Written by James P from Harrogate

    The build quality is fantastic but I'm not sure what Apple were thinking with the arrow key layout. As a Graphic Designer I find it incredibly frustrating using the up and down arrow keys. Keys are meant to be finger sized for a very good reason. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if it's an attempt to make people buy their larger keyboards for their rip off price of £129.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who actually designs this rubbish

    • Written by Simon H from Solihull

    I have just purchased a new iMac so have had the misfortune to receive a new variant of the apple mouse and keyboard. It sits almost flat to the desk with next to no angle, and has no way of adjusting it, like a conventional keyboard. And as others have said it feels cheap and tacky. The one thing I have always liked about using an apple keyboard is the solidity of the keystrokes. Not so on the new one. The old (2010) keyboard has double the angle and a far more solid feel to it so have reverted back to that one. Along with a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse which is far more comfy than the apple mouse and has a sensible place charging port...

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst keyboard ever

    • Written by Andrew D from LONDON

    This keyboard came bundled with a new iMac, which is just as well as i would never have paid £99 for it. The product feels cheap and lightweight, and is disproportionate to the size of the iMac. The keys are cramped together and don't press down enough to feel comfortable. I found it annoying to use so dug out an older wired Apple keyboard from 10 years ago (!) that feels comparatively solid. Surprised that Apple have re-engineered the keyboard design that feels so flimsy and cheap compared to previous generations. And the price tag is taking the proverbial.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but it failed within a month.

    • Written by Douglas H from Newmarket

    I prefer the keyboard to both the old wireless and the older (10+ year) old model, but it died on me after a month. Bluetooth stopped working and now they want to charge me £99 to return it to check it's actually faulty before releasing the charge.

    Are apple accessories really becoming that unreliable? I've had 3 thunderbolt to ethernet adapters that stopped working after a few months too. Come on apple, get your build quality sorted out!

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible! Not up to Apple standards!

    • Written by S L E from Gosport

    I started a new job and was super excited to find that I was to use a brand new Mac! Unfortunately, after only a week, I have sudden onset carpel tunnel from the awful angle of this keyboard! Is barely elevates at all, and now my wrists really hurt! And the stupid thing is so new, there are no functional keyboard stands to try to resolve the problem. I am shocked that Apple put their name on something that is so terrible! Make a stand, now please!!!!!! I'm desperate!!!!!!!

    24 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its just too small!

    • Written by Andrew S from wilmington

    Got a fantastic 27" iMac but for some reason Apple think its a good idea to give you a keyboard that is smaller than the average laptop keyboard.

    Has no tilt adjust and the keys are pointlessly small.

    Typical Apple - it looks great but is form over function. Will be buying a proper keyboard today. Avoid this stupid model

    22 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like some sort of toy

    • Written by Benjamin C from Bromley

    Cheap feel, tiny keys with poor feel to the keybed, poor layout results in finger twister to do common keyboard shortcuts. The whole thing is like a toy, and it costs £80 to add insult to injury

    18 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why such a small keyboard?

    • Written by Catherine B from Exeter

    I have recently purchased a lovely iMac desktop. I got it because it was big. I like the big screen so I can see what I am doing. Why on earth have they supplied it with such a stupidly small keyboard?? It is virtually flat which is incompatible with long periods of typing, there is no number pad, they keys are small and close together. If this was for portability it would be lovely but for my huge desktop is virtually unusable.

    30 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much form over function

    • Written by Anthony J from BURGESS HILL

    I have to use a keyboard every day and I gave this one a full month but could not get used to it.

    The layout is not really UK, keys are in the wrong place
    The fn key is added bottom left along with control, option and command, all to much and I keep hitting the wrong key
    Essential keys like Ins are missing and you have to use a non-intuitive combination
    And the most annoying is the tiny up and down arrows, I don't have banana fingers, but I always have to look or I hit the wrong one

    Shame, its a nice feel and good quality, and the wireless works well

    Perhaps its ok, if you use it occasionally

    27 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    • Written by David Joss B from London

    Cheap feel yet massively over-priced. And who the h*lll needs an Eject key these days? Major fail. I'm only giving it 1 star because there's no way to give a zero star rating.

    34 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Noisy and cheap-feeling, terrible value for money

    • Written by Rachel M from Birmingham

    I had to buy a new magic keyboard after I spilled tea on my old one (which was the earlier version with a slightly steeper tilt and a slot for batteries at the front). This new one is definitely a step backwards. The keys feel cheap and nasty and are very very noisy when you type. I record screencasts during which I'm often typing, and the noise is ruining my audio. Also the lower angle makes it more uncomfortable to type. Unfortunately this being apple you don't have much choice if you need a keyboard, but if you can find an alternative, buy it. There's no way this is worth the £79 I paid for it.

    165 of 253 people found this useful