• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard

    Reviews are based on everyone's personal experience with new devices and technologies. If they have a bad or good experience, they associate that with the particular product. But as I am writing to you on this Magic Keyboard, I love this keyboard. I was surprised just how small it was. The keyboard I had previously was gigantic and was wired (Ick!). Plus, having a macbook pro complicates the keyboard nicely. Its light and the typing seed is quite fast. Getting used to another keyboard, mouse, or even computer takes some time. But if you hang in there, all 60 seconds, your experience will be positive. However, I fully understand different strokes for different folks. But personal experience has told me that I immediately love this typing device and confirms my faith in Apple, after reading some of the not-so-positive reviews. Thank you and good night.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful keyboard.

    No tilt at all. Like typing on a flat table. Hurts my neck and shoulders after a few minutes typing.

    26 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, bad arrow keys

    The keyboard is fine and the eject key seems pretty useless since basically all macs don't have a place for discs anymore, also I don't like the way the arrow keys are made and it's a little hard to pick up. Now, to the good things. it's a good solid keyboard and I like the multi-device functionality. It does take some time getting used to the key travel and stuff. The ergonomics are a bit scattered though. Basically good solid keyboard.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only had a few days, so far so good

    Very stylish keyboard is this, its silent, I dont know whar some reviewers mean by noisy.
    Lovely feel to it. Easy to install too.

    However, I cant find how to check the battery level, yet!
    So I am not sure how long it lasts.

    Other than that, great! Pricey though.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Paint (Ink?) On Keys Already Fading After Only A Month

    I've owned plenty of Apple keyboards. Over time, they tend to lose the paint (ink?) on the keys. I expect this after years of use because I don't use a keyboard cover, but I bought the Magic Keyboard on Feb. 3, and the paint is already fading on several keys, most noticeably the A. At this rate, many keys will be completely or nearly blank inside six months at most.

    And yes, I do work in tech so I'm using this extensively 8 hours a day or so. But I don't abuse the thing, and this process started happening after...one month? C'mon, Apple. You can do better than this. The keyboard itself functions just fine, but the fading paint is a real let-down, and seems like a really avoidable one, too.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    I decided to buy one of these only yesterday, largely because the Logitech one I have been using has been playing up. Not disappointed. In fact, I'm really pleased with it because I find it a vast improvement to the last one and to the older, battery operated, Apple keyboard that I use solely for my iPad.
    It is light, but I don't find that an issue. The keyboard is very smooth, so it would seem the improved mechanism works well. The layout is exactly the same as any other Qwerty board I have ever owned.

    I would definitely recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Silly arrow key sizing

    The keyboard itself seems fine, but as a developer I'm having troubles getting used to the enlarged left/right arrow keys.

    The reason I like having them equally sized with the empty space above the left/right arrow keys is because without looking at the keyboard it provides me with a better sense of relative position for the up/down arrow keys. It really feels like a designer decided they didn't like how the empty space looked so filled it in with larger keys.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I just "DOESN'T" work!!!

    All function keys do not work according to the functions according to the keys. F1 thru F12 are absolutely useless!!!

    18 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Massive disappointment!

    It appears that Apple was only concerned with aesthetics and nothing else. The keyboard is not ergonomic as it is virtually flat. The up/down/left/right keys are only suitable for a toddler because the size is ridiculously small. I have now returned and bought the old variant (luckily it is still available at some stores).

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not developer friendly

    While the improved key action is actually very noticeable (and a good thing), the rest of the keyboard should have been left alone.

    My three main gripes with this keyboard are:

    As a developer (programmer) I need to navigate around inside code and file structures very quickly, as I suspect do most other devs (and also anyone who uses spreadsheets, word processing etc). My natural resting place for my right hand is on the cursor keys, which on the older generation of keyboard can be felt without having to look down at the keyboard. Now I have to look down thousands of times a day during my work to see where the cursor keys are because it's impossible to distinguish them from the other keys. VERY ANNOYING!

    I find the keyboard very hard to pick up. Not a massive issue but again annoying.

    The keyboard angle is too horizontal for my liking. Apple seem to have angled it to match the flat angle of the touch pad (which is more horizontal by necessity). But most people won't have the touchpad, so I'm not sure they should have made this a priority.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever long lasting

    It's the best keyboard I've ever bought, quiet and types fast, I bought this keyboard literally a month ago and i use it several hours a day, i have to believe it has stand-by mode, as the battery is yet to have no battery life left, its still half full, you heard that right, 2 months nearly between charges? This is amazing! I've yet to ever see a battery ever do this, so it must be low battery usage, or a good keyboard or both. I highly recommend this keyboard, ignore all the negative reviews, they are people who likely did not get to fully use it over time to write a real review.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very well designed keyboard

    The negative reviews worried me, so I went to my local Apple Store to give one a try. I was very impressed and bought one. It is very stable and does not move at all. The buttons are very easy to use and provide just the right amount of feedback. I have big hands and I can type very well and accuratley on it. The arrow buttons take a bit to get used to, but I have to look as I type anyway :). I only wish they made a model with numeric keys to the side. All-in-all, a great value for the money.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    "J" key failed on month into use.

    Just a warning that this may not be as sturdy as other models. In less than a month, the "J" key stopped working without any warning. The construction seems to be less sturdy than older models.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Old Wireless Keyboards Are Better

    I purchased the Magic Keyboard for my new MacBook Pro 15. After using it for two week, the "Magic" Keyboard is in a drawer, and I have returned to using an older 2nd Generation Apple Wireless Keyboard (when traveling) and an even older Apple USB keyboard with built-in numeric keypad (for desktop use).

    The thin Magic Keyboard is uncomfortable to use because the keyboard surface is too horizontal and needs a more ergonomic angle. Apple use to sell a 3rd-party wireless keypad that connected nicely to the Apple Wireless Keyboards. A wireless keypad is no longer available.

    The rechargeable battery on the Magic Keyboard is nice, but does not offset the ergonomic design failure the new keyboard.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My view has changed from 1 star to 4

    Just brought magic keyboard to use with my iPad. No indication of battery status on keyboard and the instructions only explain how to get the information using an Apple Mac. Thoughts were to bring it back, however, I found that if you switch on your iPad and pull down on screen to see notifications, go to edit and move battery from widgets to notifications your will be able to see the battery status for your magic keyboard. RESULT...please be patient as it didn't happen instantly but on checking 10 minutes later I now have a view. I have now decided to keep my keyboard. Missed out on 5 stars because there should be an indicator on the keyboard. Come on Apple most electrical items have an indicator!!!! The Magic Keyboard is light and if you touch type, great to use. Nice to hear every key. Can type at the desk, dinner table even on my lap whilst watching telly. If you can't afford a Mac but have an iPad this is great. Applying for jobs is easier. You know that bit on the application that ask you why you want the job...now I can type quicker using my MAGIC KEYBOARD. Unlike the smaller keyboards that also act as a cover for the iPad, I know I can use my magic keyboard with the next new iPad I decide to buy. Some of the other keyboards (which are not made by Apple) can only be used up to iPad 3. Loving my new Magic Keyboard.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    well, it's small...

    I never used to care about clicky, mechanical keyboards, but I truly hate this completely misnamed Magic Keyboard.

    The one advantage is it's small. Disadvantages include (but are not limited to) the different sized arrow keys and the feeling that I'm drumming my fingers directly on my desk as I type.

    I gave myself two months to try to adjust to this, but it's now going back into the box, likely forever. I'm off to order a real keyboard with actual Cherry MX switches.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    keyboard for children

    great pairing, keeps a long charge, but terribly sized. I feel like a child typing on this thing, it's far to small and the fact that the top and bottom arrow keys are significantly smaller then the left an right keys is beyond me. I don't have that big of fingers so I feel bad for those of you who are struggling with me and might have it worse. constantly finding myself deleting characters as everything is so squished on this thing.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like some sort of toy

    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

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bottom keys too short

    By making the keys the same height the bottom keys, which I use very often, if not the keys that I use the most, became to less prominent. And the keys I use the least, the top keys, became more prominent.

    This makes me mistype on the arrow keys and the command keys, which is very annoying. The previous key design was much better, by putting functionality above visual design.

    It's very disappointing to see Apple changing to a "beauty" company, leaving its initial design principles behind.

    "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." - Steve Jobs

    "The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. But only well-executed objects can be beautiful." - Dieter Rams

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product (don't understand negative reviews)

    I've never written a review before but I do value the options of others so I always read the good and the bad. The bad reviews really gave me pause in purchasing this product. Instead of buying online, I went to the store first to try it out because I didn't want to make a mistake.

    Got to the store, everything seemed fine. (I'm a software designer and spend my whole day in front of a computer working on specs and designs so obviously a comfortable keyboard is extremely important.)

    I've been using it for a week now and I have no issues. The key travel is a little less than the previous version but certainly not uncomfortable and worthy of the scathing reviews and comments on poor design.

    Personally I find it to be a well designed and I have no issues with it at all. I'm happy I got it and in the future would buy it again.

    9 of 12 people found this useful