• 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!

    46 of 57 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    Very happy with it so far. Easy to type, very light and quiet. Was a bit hesitant before buying considering the price, but got pleasantly surprised when started using it. Definitely recommend to everyone who needs light, small, comfortable keyboard!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS ON PC RUNNING WINDOWS!

    I searched the whole Googleverse to find out if the Magic Keyboard would work on a PC, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere. I even asked Apple Chat Support, but they didn't know either. Well, the verdict is in! Thankfully, it paired just fine with my Windows 7 Lenovo ThinkPad. Also, I really like the type feel. Hopefully, this review will be helpful for anyone who is on the fence and needs it for a work PC in addition to their Mac.

    416 of 461 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This one just feels right

    I've used them all... from wired with the numeric keypad to the original wireless and now this new-gen wireless model... everything just feels right, from the slightly lower and slightly larger keys, to the oversized function buttons... came fully charged and ready to go with my new iMac... no batteries, gotta love that too!
    Just a beatiful compact keyboard that you will use for years to come.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice improvements, but the keys should be backlit!

    Pros:
    - Battery powered and rechargeable. This is the #1 improvement to me.
    - Typing feels more precise. I can't quite say why, but feels more responsive. I know the keystroke length is a bit shorter, perhaps that is why.
    - Quieter. Sometimes I bang the keys a little harder than I should because I'm still used to the old keyboard.

    Cons:
    - Not backlit. I was hoping for this improvement and would have loved to see it. I would upgrade (again) if one was made available.

    Concerns:
    - I still haven't seen a full charge cycle on it, but I hope that meets the expectations I have from the technical specs.
    - ESC, Function Keys and the Eject keys are now full height and the ESC key got LONGER. This change is taking some time to get used to; however, it isn't "con" worthy.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MK142LL/A iMac released late 2015

    The Magic Keyboard that came with the MK142LL/A iMac released late 2015- is HORRIBLE!!!!. . .Think twice before buying, or at least test it out. . . . It almost feels like the right hand keys are off centre somewhat. When you type, your fingers are always slipping off to other keys which cause errors and unnecessary backspacing. There is no longer a number paid either. . . For apple to put a product out like this is very hard to believe. . . Thank goodness I am able to use my old keyboard with the USB connection.

    20 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HATED IT! Returned it. LOUDEST KEYBOARD EVER.

    LOUD, CLICKY, CLICKY, CLICKY... LOUD... DOESN"T MATTER how great the touch is if you are deaf from the CLICKY, CLICKY, CLICKY... LOUD keyboard. $7.00 keyboards are as good or better. Never been too disappointed with an Apple product than this keyboard.
    I ordered the all 3 new accessories - keyboard, mouse and touchpad. Mouse - really couldn't tell a any difference from my old mouse - I use a mouse pad - so the glide sound has never been an issue. However, the glass touchpad seems to be the most improved of all three MAGIC accessories and is definitely an improvement and it's QUIET!

    27 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Time to get modern

    Apples new keyboard doesn't live up to it's name. Magic, I sincerely wonder what's magic about it. Features that competitors had for years is missing but still they want you to pay the same money if not more. Try using it with your iPad, well it's no problem to do that if the keyboard first forgets the Mac it was paired to. Then you have to pair it again with the Mac and forget and pair and forget and so on.
    Backlit I would expect for that money but no. I don't expect Apple to be leading in every category but not behind either but here they are.
    Only the design is what you can expect from Apple, nothing else.

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Great keyboard. I had my doubts given how flat the keyboard and the keys are, but I'm finding that the Magic Keyboard is a nice upgrade to the original keyboard, which was great. You just have to learn to minimize your strokes and movements, so there is a bit of a learning curve. The action is very nice and the keys are very responsive.

    Excellent job, Apple. I think my productivity is going to improve with this new keyboard and the Magic Trackpad, which I also am digging!

    135 of 157 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Well designed, but not what Professionals need.

    Yes, pairing is easy.
    Yes, the buttons are "stable."
    No, you don't get full-sized arrow keys.
    No, you don't get a number pad.
    No, I don't like this keyboard.

    No, it's not "Magic."

    48 of 67 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective cursor keys

    The keyboard is fine otherwise, but the cursor up/down keys are extremely unreliable. If you press the key not in the exact center but closer to its edge, it will click, but the keyboard won't register the keypress. Becomes very annoying after a while. After checking out other Magic Keyboards in the store I believe it's not a defect of my particular keyboard, looks like it's just how these keyswitches are engineered.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT compatible with Yosemite

    This keyboard will not function correctly in Yosemite. The F keys will NOT map correctly if you are running Yosemite. You MUST upgrade to El Capitan in order to use this keyboard. Poor planning by Apple.

    47 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    There can only be one.

    Apple makes a great operating system, but it would be nice to have some variety with the Mac layout keyboard. Now that Razer gaming keyboards seem to be gone with Mac layout there is only 2 - 3 keyboard choices in the world. Great keyboard however your stuck with the white keys, and no back lighting on the keys. The increase in price on all the new products is not cool, since Apple sells so many of these because its the only keyboard and mouse that is designed for Mac.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to pair, very easy to get used to.

    I have been using the same keyboard with my iMac for quite a while now, and I've been considering a new keyboard for a little while. I use an iPad most of the time at work, and I'm very used to typing on a flat surface, and I wanted a keyboard that felt more like that. I was able to play around with the new Macbook in an Apple Store and fell in love with the keyboard, but I couldn't afford the price tag or the smaller screen size. This keyboard is exactly what I wanted to fill the gap. The smaller keys are not quite as flat as the Macbook, but they are still more stable and easier to push. My typing accuracy has increased tremendously since I purchased this keyboard. If you like big keys that make an audible click, this is not the keyboard to you. Having full size function keys is also very nice, and helps when I'm trying to pause iTunes. The new arrow keys are very different, and have required a little getting used to. I keep having to look down at them to make sure that my fingers are on the correct keys. I'm sure this will pass with time and more use. Overall, the Magic Keyboard is a great device if you are looking for a new keyboard for a desktop Mac, but may not be worth it if you are already completely satisfied with your current keyboard.

    192 of 226 people found this useful