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JTToft

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As per the title. Does anybody have a Magic Keyboard on which the up and down arrows are not misaligned relative to each other? (It's useful if people whose keys are misaligned also answer.)

Thanks.

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JTToft

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I never looked - from the photo, that "misalignment" seems too small to even go looking for, let alone worry about.
- Thanks for the response. It bothers me a bit. I didn't go looking for it, strictly (alright, maybe a little since I had read about it prior to getting the keyboard); it's quite apparent from just glancing over the keys - to me at least.

From what I've read so far, it seems to be a pretty consistent manufacturing fault. Which is why I wanted to know if anyone had gotten one that was out of the ordinary in that regard.

Anyhow, thanks for the input.

[Edited for hyperbole.]
 
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AZhappyjack

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Clearly a first world problem. As an old guy who took "typing" in high school (way back when), I rarely even look at the keyboard when I type... and so what is or isn't on the keys, or how the text is or isn't perfectly aligned doesn't bother me much. In fact, I don't even see it.

But it appears to be "the way it is", and from what I've read, they're all that way... so there doesn't seem to be many options or alternatives to rectify the situation.
 
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Osamede

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I have the same problem on my wired keyboard.

I must say though, overall the wireless keyboard feels much better ergonomically, at least to me as a laptop user. I dont bother with the wired one.
 

steve62388

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OCD to the extreme, this the first time I have seen anyone complaining about this. Every key moves ever so slightly and you could say they were all out of alignment with each other if you were so inclined. If you wanted even smaller manufacturing tolerances (and they are tiny already) then you would have to pay an awful lot more.

Relax.
 
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Strider64

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I looked at the magic keyboard and noticed I have to clean it. :eek::) Seriously it's misaligned but it doesn't bother me a bit, plus I use the right and left arrows more than I do the up and down arrow keys.
 

Razer(x)

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- Have there been new models?

It's stopped bothering me now, but I'd still take an exchange for one that isn't misaligned if offered.

I've talked with the Apple customer service, they don't know about new models etc

They told me to go into a reseller and ask for a change; if the new keyboard has the same issue i have to contact them back

I'll keep you updated
 

Appleaker

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I have the magic keyboard and although I didn't notice it before, it does seem to have misaligned keys. Therefore this may be normal, possibly due to the altered, thinner key mechanism?
 

Razer(x)

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I have the magic keyboard and although I didn't notice it before, it does seem to have misaligned keys. Therefore this may be normal, possibly due to the altered, thinner key mechanism?

I would personally blame the production process, not the mechanism
 

Appleaker

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I would personally blame the production process, not the mechanism
Yes so would i if it is a fault but I meant it may have been an intentional design alteration to accommodate the new mechanism. I haven't taken it apart, so I wouldn't know - it may be the production as you say.
 

Razer(x)

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Update

Apple agreed to replace my keyboard, hopefully the new one won't have that issue
 

Razer(x)

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Ok, just got the replacement keyboard. I would not say it's 100% aligned, but it does look better indeed



Another thing i noticed it that buttons seems to be harder, i would say atleast 30%

That is something i was not expecting, i'd rather have them softer
 

JTToft

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Looks better than mine.

Do you mean the keys are harder than your previous Magic Keyboard, or are you comparing with the earlier Wireless Keyboard that another user posted a picture of?
 

steve62388

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Ok, just got the replacement keyboard. I would not say it's 100% aligned, but it does look better indeed



Another thing i noticed it that buttons seems to be harder, i would say atleast 30%

That is something i was not expecting, i'd rather have them softer

You will see by my earlier post in the thread that I thought complaining about this was a step too far. So you'll have to forgive me for laughing at you because you gambled and it didn't pay off.
 
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Razer(x)

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Looks better than mine.

Do you mean the keys are harder than your previous Magic Keyboard, or are you comparing with the earlier Wireless Keyboard that another user posted a picture of?

Yes they are definitely harder than the previous Magic Keyboard, wondering if Apple did it on purpose. Softer key buttons where fine, but i'm accustomed already to the new keyboard

You will see by my earlier post in the thread that I thought complaining about this was a step too far. So you'll have to forgive me for laughing at you because you gambled and it didn't pay off.

I laugh at you because your posts are useless and nonsense.

Gambling? i got a new keyboard for free with a fixed issue. If you're ok paying 120$ for a keyboard with issues that is your problem. To me 120$ is a LOT of money, especially for a keyboard, and i want it to be perfect
 

steve62388

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Gambling? i got a new keyboard for free with a fixed issue. If you're ok paying 120$ for a keyboard with issues that is your problem. To me 120$ is a LOT of money, especially for a keyboard, and i want it to be perfect

By your own admission it's not fixed.

I would not say it's 100% aligned
But now you have to deal with another problem...

Another thing i noticed it that buttons seems to be harder, i would say atleast 30%

That is something i was not expecting, i'd rather have them softer

I wouldn't consider either these things a problem, but considering you do that's called gambling and losing.

If you're going to complain about the cost of Apple equipment then you probably shouldn't be buying Apple equipment, everybody knows it's at a price premium. I presume you knew you could buy something similar from a different manufacturer at a lower cost.
 
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