• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS & "Android"

    After asking around for the best keyboard for an Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S2), I was discouraged that I would not be able to find a decent keyboard. I got a used iPad Air from one of my family members and decided to switch from Android M to iOS 10. The transition was not without it's quirks, but I finally have managed to really like my new iPhone (6 Plus) and iPad Air. The Magic Keyboard, by the way, is excellent. Great feel, and amazing battery life. I have used it for a couple of hours every day for the last week, and it's still at 100%!!

    I love the fact that this keyboard works so well with iOS.

    But...... Apple has either lied or not researched the exact compatibility with various OS's. This keyboard works for Android!! Dare I say, better than iOS?
    An Apple specialist that I chatted with online said that it would not work with Android. So, now that I have bought various adapters and spent a good portion of money trying to transition from Android to iOS, and I find out that I didn't have to do so in the first place, I'm kind of ticked off.

    I could have easily got the keyboard for my Samsung tablet (Which is an amazing tablet, by the way), and given Apple my business as well.

    I think that Apple is a good company that builds great products, but someone somewhere needs to update the compatibility info for the Magic Keyboard. It does work with Android!! And, there's nothing wrong with spending $100 for an "Apple" keyboard with a "Google" Operating System.

    Great keyboard, but Apple doesn't even know their own product. And they don't tell the truth about compatibility.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, quit with no warning after 6 years

    I've had this keyboard for about 6 years with absolutely no issues, but it quit without warning. I originally bought it to go with my Mac Mini. In reading through some of the reviews, this seems to be what happens. Very inconvenient as I was in the middle of an important document and had to borrow a larger Microsoft, corded keyboard from my husband to finish; thankfully it worked just fine. Throughout the past 6 years, however, the Apple keyboard has worked flawlessly and met my needs for a small keyboard as I have a small desk space. Love the chiclet keys! I'm not happy about the expense, but if it lasts as long as the last one, I will be very happy. My one wish, though, would be for a backlit keyboard like my MacBook Pro.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so different from other Apple keyboards

    Apple's keyboard (and other product) design choices have been polarizing since the original move to chiclet keys, and more so since the move to the new "butterfly mechanism" keyboards on the new MacBooks and Pros. These keyboard designs are just great for some people and horrible for others, and this keyboard won't change that. But it really isn't that much different than the previous model in terms of tactile response. As everyone has noted, the key travel is a bit shallower than the preceding model---but it is still deeper than on the 12-inch MacBook or the new MacBook Pros. I own both, along with this keyboard, and the Magic Keyboard is, in my opinion, far more similar in feel to the previous wireless Apple keyboard than to either of those laptops' keys. It's true that it lacks a numeric keypad, but it seems that would be something someone would already know about the product before making a purchase decision. Backlighting would be really nice, though.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely better than the last edition of the magic keyboard

    I like how low it sets and how sensitive the keys are. It feels good to the hand and forgiving to the fingers. The materials are on point and the charging feature really makes things way more convenient because I hated having to buy batteries. I actually plan on using this keyboard at work because I could get so much more done with it. I do not understand why some people hate this keyboard, I like the fact that there is no number pad because I'm not a big user of it anyways. I wonder though, would the controls be the same on a Windows PC? In all though this is my favorite keyboard by far and I'm glad my old keyboard short-circuited today.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded my Apple Keyboard to New Magic Keyboard

    The new Magic Keyboard is wonderful, no problems with my MacPro finding it. The flatter design has helped me type better and there is less stress on my wrists. My original Apple keyboard stuck it out with me for 4 years without a problem. This is a great keyboard and very easy to adapt to. Thank you Apple.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Norwegian/Swedish developer keyboard

    This keyboard has many "easy" shortcuts to developer characters such as "{", "}". I really often do programming with my MacBook Air wich is using this keyboard and it is awesome that it is so easy to get to the characters I want compared with other keyboard layouts.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

    Pairing with my late 2014 Mac Mini was a breeze. Build quality is good. No need to change batteries is a big plus. Easy to type. Coming from using a PC keyboard with my Mini, I can now use all the keyboard shortcuts properly.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Keyboard

    Whilst I understand that the keybed has a different feel to what many are used to, I find it almost impossible to switch back to any other board. Typing on keyboards that I used to be a fan of feels 'squishy' and requires much more extension to be certain of actuating the keys. The size and look are also great. I do wish that there was a version with a ten-key available as I would happily swap out the Magic Keyboard that I keep at work with that for much better spreadsheet execution. However, for my home setup I wouldn't swap the current Magic Keyboard for anything.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard

    I've always been a fan of apple keyboards - in general, I type 20% faster on Apple keyboards than I can type on the typical logitech, microsoft, dell keyboard, for example. This keyboard does take some getting used to due to the minimal key travel. However, for keyboardists that have a light touch or can reduce the force with which they use to press keys, this keyboard will pay tremendous dividends in terms of reduced fatigue and increased productivity and typing speed. The only downside is for people who need a numeric keypad and of course the price. But, there is no better keyboard on the market.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid & Comfy

    You will like it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good evolution of the keyboard

    My last apple wireless keyboard lasted 8 years. Love that this one has a rechargeable battery. Typing tactile feels great. Highly recommended.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    Some context: I prefer to place my MacBook Pro laptop on a raised stand when I work with it. So a remote keyboard and mouse are essential to me. Also, because I move around quite a bit, portability is crucial.

    Now, my review.

    I've tried other keyboards, and they're fine. But I do prefer this new version of the Magic Keyboard for several reasons. First, it has a small footprint, is lightweight, and the internal battery seems to last for months. And second, I like the overall feel of the new keyboard mechanism and its flat profile. Not everyone will agree, of course - finding the right keyboard is like finding a correct-fitting shoe. But as someone who writes for a living in multiple locations, this has been a solid choice.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Some folks love it, some folks hate. I happen to love it.

    I picked one of these up about a year ago just to add a bit more Apple to my Apple ecosystem and it has been my favorite keyboard ever since. There's a lot of mixed reviews on here, and it makes sense. A keyboard is something used heavily in computing. Everyone has a different type that works for them. Some of us like flatter keys, some of us love mechanical, some of us enjoy chiclets. If you enjoy big flat keys with little travel distance and don't mind a smaller keyboard, no num pad and so on, you might enjoy this. It pairs with my Mac wonderfully and instantly unlike most other bluetooth keyboard I have used over the years. Also pairs easily with Windows, Linux and TV box machines like the Apple TV 4 and others. If you're a fan of a larger keyboard, deeper key travel and so on, this might not be for you at all. If you're like me and enjoy a keyboard of this particular type, you might really enjoy this. Unsure? Give it a try out. You might just find a new favorite.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Approve!

    I recently just bought one of these due to the fact my laptop was mishandled at the airport & now I have a messed up screen :/. I needed a keyboard that I could use w/ my iPad just in case I needed to use Microsoft Word since I can't bring my laptop anywhere anymore. By surprise, I found out that it was also compatible wi/ my laptop even though it's a Dell & runs Windows 10 (minus the use of f keys) so this is also a plus for me! I really appreciate how portable this keyboard is; it's very light, doesn't add too much weight & it's not bulky. I also like the fact that this things battery lass FOREVER!!!! I had this thing for almost 4 days & it's still on 100% since then; I'm thoroughly impressed! IThe only issue that I've encountered thus far is that I have to hit "forget device" then reconnect every time I try to use my computer that's now plugged in via HDMI or when I'm trying to connect to my iPad. It's a minor inconvenience, but I can deal w/ that; I'm glad I made the purchase.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Give It Some Time

    I don't normally write product reviews, but after seeing the negative reviews about this keyboard I felt I should chime in.

    This keyboard is great, but takes some getting used to. The key action is very shallow, crisp, and precise. If you are used to mashing, pushing, or pressing on keys, you will have to adjust your technique so that you are lightly tapping on the keys. Once you do that, you'll find that you can type faster with less effort. After typing on this keyboard for a while, my old MacBook Pro keyboard now feels mushy and soft - I don't know how I was ever satisfied with it before.

    I suspect that the people who don't like this keyboard are used to, and happy with, a different type of key action, and are not interested in changing their typing habits - which is totally understandable. But if you are interested in trying something new, and you are willing to give yourself some time to adjust, I think you will find it is well worth it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall a great keyboard!

    I have had a Magic Mouse 2 for a few months before I purchased a new iMac that happened to come with this keyboard. Let me tell you. It has such an amazing feel and I find it highly satisfying when I accidentally mis-hit a key that is not dead center and the computer still registers it properly. This keyboard is a far cry from the one on my Windows Machine that came from Dell and if I dare say it is bester than the one on my MacBook Pro Retina. I will not ever use a traditional keyboard again. Yes, it doesn't have number lock, but there are ways to work around that. Look at the positives that definitely outweigh the negatives of this beautifully engineered keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So sleek!

    I often wish I could climb into the computer and see who's writing bad reviews. My guess, Apple's competitors. I love reviews and I love writing reviews! This is a no brainer. I honestly don't see how you could give this less than 5 stars. Now the price is hefty, but you knew that going in. I got this in Thailand so that I could get the English and Thai letters, as I am learning Thai. I have to say...its stunning!!! I got the new trackpad to go with and while they set me back $280 over here they are worth it to me. So, so brilliant.
    I am the furthest thing from a homer and I have been the first to call out Apple on things I've disliked, folks, they got this one right!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh boy

    I received this as a gift and I couldn't be more happy. As always, there are an abundance of reviews created by those who seemingly miss their large keyboards circa 1998. I understand being nostalgic but it's time to get real. Unfortunately the Internet has become a place for lonely people to offer their two cents or just to endlessly complain. Don't get me wrong, just because there are bad reviews doesn't mean they are invalid.

    Battery life is great. I use this with my iMac as well as my iPad Pro when I am on the go. It's size is great, it's size is the exact same as my MacBooks keyboard which is the whole idea behind it, unify the keyboard sizes to provide for a seamless experience. I read complaints about the arrow keys. Their spacing is the same as on my MacBook so the notion that this is somehow a new thing is plain false.

    Remember that virtually anything new requires you to get acclimated to it. Just because it isn't your keyboard from 1999 doesn't mean it has problems. If you are in search of a keyboard with removable batteries in which you spend money on batteries repeatedly then there is a vast variety of Logitech keyboards which are great. If you want a killer design, seamless functionality and reliability then buy this. I assure you that it's fantastic.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever, it feels so relaxing to type compared to the last one

    The keys are bigger but have a smaller travel, so it requires less effort, which is not obvious for one little press, but hours and thousands of words later, your fingers actually feel grateful (lol).

    Not having to change batteries is also a big benefit, because as an Apple user, I have lightning cables everywhere.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    Bought this for my mid 2008 13" macbook pro and works awesome with it and i am running Yosemite for my os.

    1 of 1 people found this useful