• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too hard to type!

    I recently purchased a new iMac and this was the keyboard that came with it. I much prefer the old battery powered one from my 2012 iMac. This keyboard is at an odd angle for typing, and the flat keys that are close together make it hard to touch type or type very quickly. I make a lot of mistakes when typing and it's very frustrating.

    The only real redeeming quality of this keyboard is that it is able to be used while charging, which is convenient. It's quite light and compact too, although that's inconsequential for someone using a desktop computer.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, a joy to use

    I have two of these keyboards - one at home and one at my office. Both a joy to type on and they last a very long time between charges. I'm confused by a lot of these negative reviews on here - they seem to be left my people who just can't deal with change from the previous model or whatever they used before.

    I still have the predecessor keyboard, which I gave to a college in my office. I had to use it a few days ago to do something for him and it was so clunky and felt old compared to the newer model.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Rather Nice Upgrade

    Having used the previous generation of Wireless keyboards from Apple, both the original 3 AA battery and the revised 2 AA battery version, I was a little curious to see what this latest generation would offer, so I bought one.

    First thing first. The packaging, build and feel is totally Apple. It is lovely.

    So, connected up to charge onto my iMac, the keyboard instantly paired and sorted itself out, so when I unplugged it once it had finished charging, the keyboard was already wirelessly paired and working without issue.

    Keys: in a word, different. They don't have as much travel as the previous generation, but after a couple of hours use, I absolutely love them. I can type much faster with fewer mis-hits. The keys don't wobble as much as the previous generation and feel great.

    So, if you are wondering about an upgrade from the previous generation, I would say, despite the higher price tag, it's a much better experience to use and makes my older iMac feel a little bit newer.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    I have been touch typing for over 30 years. This is by far one of the worst keyboards I have ever had the misfortune of typing on. I have never made as many typing mistakes on a keyboard as I do with this one. The short key travel, far from reducing fatigue, causes vibration in your fingers and by the end of a day of intense coding my fingers hurt.

    On top of this there's no LED to indicate anything happening on the keyboard so you don't know if it's trying to pair by bluetooth or the battery is dead.

    The previous wireless keyboard is perfectly fine. Why Apple had to create this junk to replace it is beyond me.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact with huge, beautiful keys and fantastic battery life

    Love it. Compact, yet the keys are huge. Lasts a very long time. Good stuff.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrow keys placement - Unfit for developers / Excel users

    Pros: Looks nice. Less key travel. Works flawless in general.

    Cons: The placement of arrow keys make the developers and Excel users less-productive. Left and right arrow keys are fit to fill the space found just about them. And then, the up and down arrow keys are smaller for most grown-ups.

    Please do not waste your money if you are a developer or an Excel user.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth the price

    Within the 1 yr. of purchase, the vowel keys do not type. When I type an O, for example, a different key appears. Called Apple and many of their support people could not fix. They want me to buy another. No. I will just use my original 'old faithful' wired keyboard which, thank goodness, I still kept.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this the keyboard of all time? No. But for what it is, it's great.

    I've been on some kind of mac since 1991. I've been through it all - TV, clambook, mac clone, and on and on. This little keyboard charges with a lightning cable and stays charged for a long time. It is comfortable for typing. The keys have good functionality. I liked the old battery one I had better, but it constantly needed new batteries. This keyboard is simple and durable (have had it for close to a year). Just do it and quit whining.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the previous generation

    I owned and used the previous Apple wireless keyboard (no num keypad) for over 3+ years and loved it. Then it started causing my bluetooth connections to go crazy on the Mac. So, despite the bad reviews, I got this one. I am grateful to say, that they actually improved it in almost every way. I read a lot of the bad reviews and i assume it came down to preference (if the device isn't malfunctioning). Chiefly, I use it with my MBP and it feels more comfortable than the older keyboard.

    Highlights:
    - key travel is almost perfect. I don't have to press "hard" to invoke the key. It makes typing easier
    - the keys are quieter and "feel" lighter in their feedback
    - looks better, cleaner

    Overall it is a worthy upgrade from the previous generation, but it is definitely not worth $90, perhaps $60 if new. I got a refurb for $57 and so far it is great.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The F key

    For some reason, the F key stopped working reliably. The key is more finicky than it used to be. Of course it is just out of the one-year mark and not covered by warranty.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mushy Keyboard

    While the keyboard is small, light, and pretty, the keys are mushy, and the overall speed and typing experience is slow. I currently have the new Butterfly Keyboard 2 on my Laptop and I can generally get about 75 WPM with that compared to the 70 with this Magic Keyboard. If you type a lot, it is in your best interest to stay away from this keyboard and go for something nicer.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product

    The Magic Keyboard is definitely an upgrade from the old wireless keyboard. The butterfly switch design makes the keys feel very click and satisfying to press, and the keyboard was very well designed. The keyboard wastes no space which means that you can fit more things on the desk you are using it on, while keeping the device very compact and light. The battery life is amazing and charging it while using it is no problem. This device pairs very well with your Mac because all you have to do is plug it in to your device. I also recommend buying the Magic Keyboard with the Magic Mouse 2 as both are very well made products that match the Apple aesthetic and function very well in the Apple ecosystem.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a basic wired keyboard instead

    Pros: cute, rechargeable, and converts into a wired keyboard, which is what you should have got in the first place.

    Cons: missing useful keys, has to be recharged, useless for holding down Option key in order to use Boot Camp, and generally subject to all the downsides of a Bluetooth device.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased for typing on iPhone SE while traveling

    ...so I wouldn't have bring my iPad or laptop. Is exactly what I wanted. Added bonus - will also serve the same purpose with my iPad. I'm very happy with my purchase.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far great, love it!

    My work has me on the road quite a bit and for years I've made due with simply taking my MBP 15" along. However, there are lots of times I need to work on my MBP hours at a time and really miss the ergonomic setup at home (MBP w/external 27" monitor attached, both elevated, and using the detached wireless KB and MT). After recently seeing a colleague using a portable Roost laptop stand, I decided to give this a try. So, as part of this experiment, I also decided I'd finally shell out the extra $$ and upgrade to the new Magic keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2. My daughter and son have been using the new ones since Jan 2017 with their Mac Books and neither have ever mentioned any issues. My older wireless KB and MT have been great, love them both. However, being able to power/recharge the newer MKB and MT2 w/o worrying about bringing a battery charger along too was appealing. After trying out the new MKB and MT2 for several hours I experienced absolutely no issues w/ either. All-in-all I happy with both. I left similar review on the MT2 a week earlier. After a week on the road with both and my Roost, I'm thrilled with the setup. If you're a "road warrior" look at the combination of these three items. I just added the Pawtec Sleeve for the MKB and MT2 this week, the fit was perfect and the padding looks like it will sufficiently protect both in my backpack while traveling.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love using the keyboard but I have worn it out in two years.

    I have no problem with the keyboard like many of the reviewers. I like that it is light weight and I can move it away from the computer when my cats decides to nap on my desk. I teach online and type a tremendous amount daily. After two years a number of keys are no longer working well. I have to hit them harder which means I cannot type as fast. Figure it´s cheaper to replace it than to seek repairs.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the previous AA battery powered Apple Magic keyboard

    I purchased this Lightning connector rechargeable keyboard to replace the previous model Apple Magic keyboard powered by 2 AA batteries. I find this newer keyboard more difficult to type on compared to that older keyboard, requiring me to look at the keys as I type to a greater extent than I did before. For example, re-sizing of the left and right cursor keys makes it more difficult to identify these by touch. This newer keyboard doesn't seem as "visually ergonomic" either. The keyboard body (silver space between the keys) has a smoother, more brightly reflective finish than the older keyboard, while the characters printed on the keys are a lighter shade of gray compared to the older keyboard. In other words "readability" of the older keyboard given a quick glance was superior to this newer keyboard. Although I personally preferred the greater keypress travel distance of the older Magic keyboard, I still find the keypress action of this newer Magic keyboard vastly superior to that of my 2016 15" MacBook Pro. And perhaps a trivial observation, but the small open space underneath the older keyboard made it a little slicker to pick up that keyboard and move it aside when necessary, as the newer keyboard lays close and flat against the table. Simply put, this new Magic keyboard seems to be more about a minimalist design and perhaps manufacturing economy than good ergonomics.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unhappy with Magic Keyboard

    This has got to be the most uncomfortable keyboard Apple has every designed. It feels like a toy. I doubt it would survive even one tumble from a desk, unlike the very sturdy aluminum body keyboards. And when and why was the "alt" text removed from the "option" key? Though I am somewhat thankful that Apple put their key command symbols onto some of the keys. This will hopefully encourage users to learn keyboard shortcuts (NOT!).
    The best thing going for this keyboard is the top row keys are larger, as are the left and right arrow keys (in comparison to the aluminum Magic Keyboard). But a caveat: the height of the bottom row of keys has shrunk making the space key and up and down arrow keys, overall, smaller.
    Repeat: uncomfortable!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and compact

    Great little keyboard. Connects on awake all the time (2017 MacBook Pro). Long battery life. Minimal design, nice.

    The only downside for me is there's no backlight on the keys. Understandable for a board run off a battery, but for someone who works in a dark room, it would have been a cool feature to have. Nevertheless, it's a great keyboard.

    I also hope Touch Bar comes to a future keyboard release.

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