Magic Keyboard - US English

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Redesigned. Rechargeable. Remarkable.

  • Overview

    The Magic Keyboard combines a sleek new design with a built-in rechargeable battery and enhanced key features. With an improved scissor mechanism beneath each key for increased stability, as well as optimised key travel and a lower profile, the Magic Keyboard provides a remarkably comfortable and precise typing experience. It pairs automatically with your Mac, so you can get to work straight away. And the battery is incredibly long-lasting — it will power your keyboard for about a month or more between charges.

    What’s in the Box

    Magic Keyboard

    Lightning to USB Cable

    Tech Specs

    Size and Weight

    Height: 0.41–1.09 cm (0.16–0.43 inches)

    Width: 27.9 cm (10.98 inches)

    Depth: 11.49 cm (4.52 inches)

    Weight: 0.231 kg (0.51 pounds)*

    General

    Multimedia keys

    Connections and Expansion

    Bluetooth

    Lightning port

    Wireless

    System Requirements

    Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer with OS X v10.11 or later

    iOS devices running iOS 9.1 or later

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      My least favorite Apple product (of all time)

      This may be the only item I've ever been compelled to write a negative review about, for anything, ever. My dislike stems from the fact that, as others have poi This may be the only item I've ever been compelled to write a negative review about, for anything, ever. My dislike stems from the fact that, as others have pointed out (some in a positive light), that it feels just like using a laptop keyboard. Yes, it feels exactly like that. I didn't buy a standalone keyboard for it to feel like my MacBook Air (which, btw, I love). I wanted improved functionality, along with minimal cordage on my cramped desk. Having used an earlier version of the magic keyboard at work and finding it easy to use, I didn't have any qualms trading off the expanded functionality of the USB cable version for this smaller keyboard, though I suspected I'd miss it a little bit. So I was surprised to find out how different the usability of this keyboard is to the earlier magic keyboard I'd used before. The angle of the keyboard makes it difficult to type. The close positioning of the keys makes it difficult to type. The location of the fn key is constantly in my way. Oddly enough, when I'm on my laptop, I don't have any of these issues, like constantly losing letters I just typed or thought I'd typed), hitting the fn key accidentally when I want to use the control key, etc. This tells me it's not that I'm not used to a smaller size keyboard, it's that there are several major design flaws. Typing this review, even, borders on semi-painful. I'm a fast typer and a good speller -- if I were to submit this review as it were being typed, however, it would look like a 6-year-old wrote it (no offense to six-year-olds). Last but not least, I actually ALSO have a functional problem with it: the fn key doesn't work to allow me to interchange between fn keys and their other, more useful duties, such as sound control, screen brightness, etc. System preferences aren't making it work, so it's something else happening that I can't figure out. At least I can get my keyboard "fixed" ... but what I really wish I could do, is replace it entirely with the prior version of this, which may have had battery issues (or so I've heard), but at least was EASY TO USE for its intended purpose: TYPING. Sorry for the negativity. I just ... am so ... annoyed with this product.

      • Written by Mira A from Hyattsville

      92 of 108 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?My least favorite Apple product (of all time)

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      disappointed :(

      I had the battery blue tooth keyboard and LOVED IT. It was perfect but it went nuts on me and would not hold a connection and would not type numbers.. it was o I had the battery blue tooth keyboard and LOVED IT. It was perfect but it went nuts on me and would not hold a connection and would not type numbers.. it was old and it decided it to call it quits.. and I ran out to replace it today and thought that this would be the same but without batteries. Its so flat. I have had to write a report tonight and my wrists are killing me! Its not at all ergonomic.. why no legs? Why no back light ? I dont mind the keys being more shallow, i can live with that kind of a change but when it does not work for basic healthy typing position what is the point? I use an external keyboard because the keyboard on the lap top is not at an angle that is healthy to work on for long hours and a lot of typing, I am curious as to what was the rational for many of these changes ? Ergonomics are a huge issue in any work station. . I suppose i could prop it up on stuff but that is not a very good solution for mobile use. Total fail.. the old one had a very very smart user friendly design. The angle was created by the little round area where the batteries went in.. was quite brilliant. Maybe I can find little rubber feet and glue them to the back and then find something to keep it from sliding towards me, it was not designed for that but I may be able to make it work. APPLE do you have any suggestions on how to fix this issue?

      • Written by Victoria P from LAKE WORTH

      90 of 109 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?disappointed :(

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Noisy and cheap-feeling, terrible value for money

      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 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.

      • Written by Rachel M from Birmingham

      94 of 144 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Noisy and cheap-feeling, terrible value for money

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      I like it - works very well . .

      My old trustee Apple Bluetooth keyboard, the one with batteries in it, finally started showing its signs of age and it needed to be replaced so I ordered what I My old trustee Apple Bluetooth keyboard, the one with batteries in it, finally started showing its signs of age and it needed to be replaced so I ordered what I thought was the same keyboard only to find that it's the new version, no batteries, connects via USB for charging, is FLAT, and has slightly different upper and lower arrow keys. Now I'm not an extensive typist but I type every day, reports, tons of emails, etc. so as soon as I opened the box and discovered that the keyboard was a different design and style I immediately went to the reviews and started to read them. And boy, there is no shortage of negative reviews, the keys, the keyboard, failure, you name it. I always pay attention to the negative reviews and certainly the number of negative reviews versus positive reviews. Well, of course all I can speak is for myself and I immediately LOVE IT! For me the typing is smoother, the keys are smoother, it just feels better and easier to use. I know that certainly is subjective but to me there's a tremendous difference between my beloved old battery keyboard and the new version. I fully expected not to like the new version but I'm pleasantly surprised. My advice to you is simple, try it for yourself. Not everyone has the same experience and likes the same things. For me the new keyboard is PERFECT!

      • Written by NICHOLAS D from SCOTTSDALE

      Is this review useful?I like it - works very well . .

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Fell apart after 15 month...

      ... and I didn't use it that often. Seriously?!

      • Written by Nikolaus J from Beacon

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fell apart after 15 month...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Works keyboard in history

      Not much to add. Bluetooth works perfect. It never fails. Love that. However, i don't think I've ever made as many mistakes as I made when typing here. Over and Not much to add. Bluetooth works perfect. It never fails. Love that. However, i don't think I've ever made as many mistakes as I made when typing here. Over and over. I can't get used to it. I've had other Apple keyboards and I've had 4 laptops. Nothing was as bad as this. Except maybe the MacBook Pro 2017... i can't believe Logitech has a MUCH better keyboard. The feeling is better and I don't get have to correct all the time. Love it the logitech keyboard for iPad pro. Please, Apple, just copy that technology.

      • Written by Raul D from Los Angeles

      4 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works keyboard in history

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