New Apple Wireless Keyboard quality

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by IA64, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. IA64 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2013
    So I still have both my late 2009 Wireless keyboard and the new late 2013 wireless Keyboard.

    The new keyboard feels more plastic and noisier. The keys aren't as stiff as the old one. Also the keys aren't really flat. you can notice the gap between every key and the bottom is noticeable.

    Old keyboard ( sorry for the low resolution / old pic )


    New one


    Anyone got the same issue ? typing on the new one is really uncomfortable and loud
  2. IA64 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2013
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I have a brand new unused one from last year...used it once to cheek it works...seemed exactly the same as the older ones.

    I use a Logitech wireless KB on my iMac.
  4. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    I have always found the Apple keyboards to be uncomfortable and unsuitable for typing. I don't know why the keyboards on Apple laptops are quite nice, yet their external keyboards simply are not, in my opinion. So I use third party solutions, like the Matias Tactile Pro and the Matias Quiet Pro
  5. IA64 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2013
    But this wasn't the case with the 2009 keyboard, it was literally perfect. Keys were so soft and solid, I don't know how to explain it but can never hear the keys when typing.

    This new one is annoying as hell. Looks very cheap compared to my older one. Also if you look at the space underneath every button you can tell how bad it is.
  6. Merv'sG5 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2013
    Melbourne Australia
    Hello All,

    I really can't stand the cheap looking and feel of the aluminum keyboards that Apple has been supplying since Apple switch to Intel in 2006! I kept my old 2003 Bluetooth keyboard (model A1016) from my old G5 Quad Core machine and works perfectly with my Mac Pro! As I believe the quality and feel of the old white keyboard is much better!

    Thanks in advance,
    Merv Stent

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