• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but badly bowed

    Shame and a disappointment when you spend £130.00 on a keyboard to find that it is badly bowed. It works great but one does not expect to have quality issues in this price bracket. I would return it for an exchange but suspect that this is how they all are judging by the percentage of reviews detailing this fault.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Keyboard for Video/Audio work

    I'm not the biggest fan of typing on this keyboard, but I got it for use with my MacBook Pro 2017 15" for doing work in Cubase because it uses a lot of keys in the Num Pad, and these keys are brilliant for doing shortcuts on due to the short travel, so it's doing brilliant for what I got it for and I'm really happy with it, but I'm not yet up to speed on it when typing.
    If you're already used to Apple keyboards then it'll surely do you fine, but might be best to get a different keyboard if you're not if you just wanna type on this.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very smooth keyboard

    Nice key operation and big improvement over standard keyboard without the numbers section.

    Previous reviews mentioned keyboard was not flat and curved at the edges. Have to agree with this criticism. Mine was slightly curved and could be 'rocked' from end to end when on a flat surface. Took the bull by the horns and applied gentle twisting action at each end of the board and this has cured the problem. Keyboard now sits neatly and flat on my desktop.

    Word of warning for anyone else trying this - be very careful how much pressure you apply when twisting the ends. Better to do it in very gradual stages to avoid breaking totally. Do it properly though and the problem can be solved without having to travel back to your nearest store (in my case 30 miles each way) to end up possibly with a new keyboard that may have the same problem.

    Other than that point the keyboard is excellent piece of kit

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent!

    Just taken delivery of mine, and even though I wasn't aware of the issue others have had, as I got it out of its box it was obvious it wasn't straight. Basically, placed on my flat desk the 'corners' are supported by the four feet, but the middle sags down to rest on the desk. Furthermore, as the feet are set in about 5-6cm from the actual corners, this makes the edges stick up into the air by a couple of mm. That might not sound much, but it's instantly noticeable.

    I've seen a few people suggest that the curvature may be part of the design, but when you see it, it evidently isn't intended to be this way.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish. They arrive bent!

    I've bought a bunch of these at various points in time for our office and they all arrived warped or bent.
    What was wrong with the old numeric keyboard. Why do I have to have a wireless keyboard!!!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They bend! Terrible quality.

    I have two of these and both are bent in the middle, with the sides buckling outwards.
    They have both been on entirely flat surfaces and treated with care.
    These keyboards are very badly designed and it is beyond belief that Apple didn't catch this issue in QA testing.
    AVOID!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It rocks!

    This keyboard arrived bent, but seemed to be working OK. Now though it rocks and moves whenever I am typing. I'm sure the curve is getting worse, if that's possible! Returning it to Apple Store next week.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent Keyboard, functions properly

    I'm very surprised that this technically properly working product has such a strange flaw in material handling - or it's simply a design fail.

    It's bent by about 2mm on the edges, both plastic pads hover about 1mm above the desk surface. The bottom cover show clear contact spots on both middle sections (upper and lower part).

    Dang Apple, what did you do here?! :-o

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent

    Poor design = bent keyboard. Did not work with Bluetooth or supplied cable.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality control not up to scratch

    The keyboard is beautiful and what I have wanted ever since I bought my very large screen 5k iMac which came with the original wireless magic keyboard. Sadly, the QC on the keyboard I have just added is not up to scratch. There is a distinct curve and the right hand side - the keypad side - stands clear of the desk. When entering numbers, the whole keyboard thrashes around. It's completely useless and needs to be replaced.

    NOT HAPPY APPLE - Sharpen up. This is not a cheap piece of kit.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A great keyboard except it's bent!

    I've owned my previous Apple full size keyboard for around nine years and have always wanted a wireless version of the same thing. I always said that if ever Apple produced a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad, I'd buy one. On the day of WWDC when this keyboard appeared on the store, I ordered it.

    It arrived two days later, fantastic, worked perfectly.

    Three days after that, it just stopped working.

    So I contacted Applecare and had it replaced.

    Again, no real issue, it worked and I liked the freedom of being wireless. I also like the new low profile style.

    However I noticed that it was curved, it was really bent towards the centre. I contacted Applecare who told me I'd need to take it into an Apple store to be replaced. Yesterday I had a chance to do this.

    A genius examined it and determined that yes, it's bent. He got me another one which we checked and that was bent as well. We went through a couple of them and they were all bent!

    We also checked the ones on the display Macs and they all had different levels of bent-ness. It wasn't consistent.

    If it wasn't for the fact that I've just bought a new iMac which I placed a custom order for with this new keyboard and it's not bent, I'd think this is part of the design.

    But I've got one which is flat.

    Many of them are bent.

    I ended up getting a refund.

    I hope they get a redesign to make them a bit stronger and well, less bent!

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard but needs an optional USB-C connector

    The keyboard is fine, nice slim design and wireless. I purchased this to use as part of new set up with the new macbook pro and a 27 inch 4k monitor. However the new mackbook pro's only have USB-c connectors and this product comes with a USB-2 connector only! So now i will have to purchase a USB-2 to USB-C converter.

    I think Apple should have given this some more fore-thought and supplied it with either/or option or supplied the converter as well. Same for the magic mouse which I was also purchased.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    shallow key press and bent case

    Great to have a wireless keyboard from Apple, but there are a couple of negatives that make the experience a little underwhelming. They key presses are very shallow compared to previous Apple keyboards; it takes a bit of adjustment and a lot of getting used to.

    More annoyingly, as others have noted, the keyboard chassis is bent; it curves upwards ever so slightly at each end making it rock when typing. This curve seems to focus the weight in the centre and the keyboard can spin round quite easily when typing. It's very, very annoying.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, except it's bent!

    As some of the other reviews, mine is also bent in the middle. I think it's to do with the rubber feet underneath... They are too far in from the edge and need extra ones in the middle. Replacement due tomorrow, but I expect this to be bent too. Might just go back to the normal keyboard without numeric keypad.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    KEY BOARD DOES NOT SIT FLAT

    Had this keyboard less than a week and the aluminium frame has twisted so that it does not sit flat on my desk. Returning mine for a replacement, if that one warps I will be looking for a refund.

    I have noticed that this is a problem other people are experiencing.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some of these are bent

    Purchased this today from Maidstone branch in Kent and found this new design of keypad to be bent upwards at both ends. The bends are about 3mm both side and cause the keypad to rock. I'm not the only one to have experienced this judging by others online. This must be a manufacturing line problem as why would you have pads on the underside if they don't make contact with the surface the unit is placed on?!��.
    Faced with an annoying and inconvenient return.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is too shallow

    Got the new numeric wireless keyboard with my new iMac and I do like the feel of the keys compared with my old wired version from 2011.

    But, the new keyboard's thinness is a real problem. This is noticeably shallower than the wired keyboard and I don't find it comfortable to type on. I can feel my wrists starting to hurt as a result.

    I plan to switch back to my old wired keyboard to stop my hands hurting or to seek out a different company's ergonomic keyboard.

    Disappointed.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good to have wireless but Keyboard was bent

    At last a wireless Keyboard with Numerical Pad . My original one was bent as per another review . Hopefully the replacement is OK . If not back to original . Disappointed

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Reasonable quality, but too much form over function

    To clarify, this keyboard appears well made, and it works as expected.

    However, compared to my previous Apple wired keyboard, I find the shallower angle less comfortable to type on. The new key mechanism, like that on the redesigned MacBook Pro, is a lot noisier than previously, which is great for annoying family and coworkers, but not so great if you're in the room whilst someone else is using it.

    Finally, Apple have made all of the keys the same height. Not only does this mean that the function keys are taller than previous (looks a bit weird, but fine I guess) but also the bottom row (space, command, option etc) are now shorter than before, which is probably the worst part about this keyboard. Where my thumbs used to sit comfortably on these keys, I find that the reduced height makes them just that little bit more awkward to reach.

    These are small things to complain about, but important when you're using something all day, every day. For me, the perfect keyboard would have been the previous generation with numeric keyboard, just wireless!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple keyboard I have used.

    I'm on my second one of these, the first was sent back because it was bent, the replacement is also bent but not quite as bad.

    The keys on both keyboards have been terrible, very little travel and very noisy.

    It overall has a feeling of very poor quality, not what I would expect from apple.

    The only advantage I can see over the old wired one is that it is wireless, in every other way it is worse.

    Let's hope this isn't a trend for Apple.

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