• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ok, BUT

    Keyboard is fine, especially with built in rechargeable batteries. And for the price of the keyboard, who decided not to put in a low ambient light sensor to engage back lit keys. Just another significant missing feature by Apple.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    After 3 weeks of intense use, several keys started sticking. Also it would not sit flat anymore. Keyboard was bowing in the middle and it started to rock from side to side (I know this just by looking at it in profile view on my granite counter top). I would give this 0 stars but I can't. I wanted to see if this would replace my das keyboard so I can go wireless. But no I will have to stick to tried and true technology that doesn't break after a couple of weeks.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I am extremely disappointed. This keyboard continuously disconnects. Also, mine came with the volume keys not working. Two of the keys do not do what they are intended to and do something entirely different. Very displeased and upset. Waste of my money. Hopefully can return.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally! a keyboard i love.

    looks great, great battery and overall an amazing keyboard totally worth $99, coming from using the 12 inch macbook this keyboard feels familiar but closer to the older keyboard in key travel and feel. its definitely an improvement over the old keys. like most other apple products you really have to see and use this product to really feel The full extent of how wonderful it really is. this keyboard makes me want to type and i don't want to stop, and after a while using it not being backlit doesn't even bother me. Great Job Apple!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard definitely NOT Magical

    Have been using the wireless keyboard that came with the iMac ( AA battery). Had to change to the Magic Keyboard because the other keeps having bluetooth connectivity issues. I replaced that wireless keyboard once but still had the same problem, so now I'm trying this one. I think the problems started with the El Capitan upgrade.

    The keyboard is too lightweight, very flat with only 3/8" tilt. The previous wireless version has 3/4" tilt and more comfortable to use.

    Cursor keys are smaller, "FN" keys larger (what's the point?).

    The previous version of wireless keyboard is superior in every way. I gave this keyboard 1 star because I could not give it 0 stars.

    Major disappointment.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this little keyboard

    I have arthritis and using a regular keyboard is painfull and difficult for me. I'm able to type much faster without pain and am more accurate. Works great with my iPad and hope to use it with my computer. I've tried the iPad cases with the keyboard attached but the key pad was too small and too close to the iPad. This is perfect because I can put this keypad in my lap and have my iPad in a stand if I want. Love, love, love this little thing. Made very well.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard for the iPadPro

    I like the iPadPro and wanted to be able to use it like a computer. I thought about which external keyboard to use for home/office and especially when I am traveling. I bought the Magic Keyboard and I am extremely happy with the choice. The Magic Keyboard is robust, professional and has the right spring for each key and it paired easily and works seamlessly with the BlueTooth of the iPadPro. If you need a professional keyboard for typing on the iPadPro I recommend getting the Magic Keyboard. The keyboard is easy to carry around in a sleeve and easy to set up during travel.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but some keys very noisy and cheap sounding

    I don't have an issue with the slope as many people have posted. It's more ergonomic so that good. I don't mind the shorter travel either. The built in battery is good, except for all the expensive rechargeable batteries I had bought for the old one. However almost immediately I noticed a handful of keys are noisy. More than other keys more than the previous keyboard. I think this is a fault as it only effects some of the keys. The noise is tinny, higher pitched, louder and makes it sound and feel cheap.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the new keyboard.

    Others have complained about the keyboard being flat but I prefer it as it now more closely resembles the keyboard on my Macbook Pro.
    I really like the short travel to the keys and for me I find that I make fewer typing errors with it. Not having to constantly replace batteries is a real plus. The only thing that I find a little inconvenient is that I now have to press the function key to raise or lower the speaker volume but I'm assuming that is so the function keys can be used primarily as function keys. It's probably the way it should have been on the older keyboard so I got spoiled. But I am quickly getting used to it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer old keyboard

    Just purchased the new Apple Magic keyboard after using the previous model for two years with the mobii wireless charger.
    Firstly I don't like the angle of the new keyboard, its too flat and you can't change it so I propped it up at the back a little.
    Also I'm finding'''' that I am mis typing as there is no longer any feedback from the keys. The travel is too short.
    I tried it for 24 hours and have now reverted back to my old keyboard of which I much prefer.

    What would be nice for me would be to put some form of adjuster at the back to allow us to change the angle, allow the keys to give more feedback ( give them a little more travel) and most defiantly make it back lit.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    Cheap feel yet massively over-priced. And who the h*lll needs an Eject key these days? Major fail. I'm only giving it 1 star because there's no way to give a zero star rating.

    29 of 61 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    80 of 121 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too eager to try, bit disappointed

    Firstly, I upgraded from a wired numerical keyboard but not sure for some reason why this new Magic Keyboard is significantly louder... bit strange really and not sure if I want to keep it or not.

    24 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, as usual

    I read a few reviews about this keyboard before I bought one and a lot of them said that the arrow keys were hard to use and in general wasn't easy to use, not sure what they are all talking about, it is a great product, yes the arrow keys are a little smaller than on the old keyboards but there is no difference in usability, my fingers found the right keys from the start!

    45 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!!

    Great keyboard. Key travel is great. Setup was smooth. Bluetooth pairing was lightning fast. Typing is much faster and more accurate. Very happy with this keyboard. Awesome!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very happy with the redesign

    i think it is a great redesign and love the key travel. rechargeable is great and the lightening cable made bluetooth pairing instantaneous.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Dvorak layout

    With every previous iteration of the Apple keyboard, you could lift the keys and physically rearrange the layout in order to type with Dvorak rather than Qwerty. However, the Magic Keyboard becomes damaged if you attempt to lift each key using a paper clip or credit card to rearrange the layout. Apple, please keep in consideration the needs of all customers.

    13 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay...

    After using the new Magic Keyboard for two weeks I can say the feel of the keyboard is alright and the battery usage is greatly improved. However, the redesign of the cursor keys is absurd, it seems like it was redesigned by someone that doesn't use the cursor keys or a keyboard for that matter on a regular basis. The prior design was much better and allowed you to easily type without looking at the keyboard, this version even after two weeks is still problematic with the redesigned cursor key size and placement.

    Change for the sake of change is not a good habit to make.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Keyboard Ever

    You can totally tell that Steve Jobs is no longer running the show at Apple. The usability of this keyboard is atrocious at best. The curser keys aren't the same size or in the usual configuration. Finding them on this keyboard without looking is a joke. I move my keyboard around quite a bit when I'm working. You can't move this keyboard around. The design is that it sits flush against your desk...and you can't get your fingers underneath it to grip the keyboard to move. You can't get any sort of grip on the edges at all for that matter. The WORST EVER.

    35 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best external keyboard I've ever used

    I was hoping Apple would release a keyboard that was the exact version of the one on the new Retina MacBook, since that is actually one of the best keyboard I've ever used (once you get used to it). This is not it; the travel on these keys is deeper than that of the MacBook's, but it's still far shallower than the previous iteration of Apple's Wireless Keyboard. I love the shallower travel; my fingers fly over the keyboard more smoothly and with less effort, which works wonders for my RSI.

    The angle is shallower too, which means your wrist angle is correspondingly lower (another good RSI thing), and the scissor mechanism feels more accurate. Again, I would've preferred the butterfly mechanism and lower travel of the MacBook Retina keyboard, but this is the next best thing, so I went out and bought it.

    Be forewarned: it does take some getting used to. It'll take perhaps a week or so, but if you give it time and focus on not banging on it but letting your hands slip over the keys and relax your fingers as you type, you'll find that it actually is a pleasure to use. A few days in and I can already feel the difference in my fingers and wrist. I can now touch type at the same error/success rate as my old Apple keyboard and will likely get one of these for my iPad too.

    17 of 21 people found this useful