• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it with one exception

    • Written by James S from Westerly

    It's crazy to me that Apple saddles their current laptops with the extremely low-travel and terribly unreliable butterfly keyboard, when they also make the Magic Keyboard, which is so much more reliable and pleasant to type on. I think it's telling that they never made a butterfly version of the Magic Keyboard (thank goodness). Why can't this be the one used in the laptops?

    My only complaint with the Magic Keyboard is that, sadly, it inherited the full-height left and right arrow keys from the butterfly keyboard. I get that this looks nicer, but it also makes it really difficult to find the arrow keys by feel. Even after months using this keyboard, I still have to actually look down at it whenever I need to use the arrows, or I end up misplacing my hand and mistyping. If Apple ever makes a version of this keyboard with half-height left and right arrow keys, I'll sell this one and buy that one!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard!

    • Written by Patricia O from Milpitas

    I didn't like it at first but since it came with my computer I very easily became use to it, in fact, I no longer like the feel of other keyboards. My only problem was that it didn't have a number keyboard on the right. I have ordered my second one since my first one is dying after 8yrs.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Satistifed

    • Written by Alexandre V from Sherbrooke

    Hate my Macbook Pro's keyboard (2018). Sticky keys, loud... and the awful TouchBar... you can't play any video game with that.

    Pros:
    - Keys are thin and close together: perfect for gaming
    - Lightning cable included
    - Bluetooth
    - Simple

    Cons:
    - Not backlit

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by António M from Odivelas

    Got my 2015 iMac 21' in December 2017, and the Portuguese keyboard came included. Although this is my 1st high-end keyboard, I love the way it feels. My only complain is that alt and ctrl keys do not have ⌥ and ⌃ printed in too like command has, and that caused me a hassle while trying to learn shortcuts. Another little problem while using macOS but big problem in Windows 10 is the inexistence of a delete-key.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Typing Magic

    • Written by Sara F from Concord

    This keyboard has worked for me for the past two years. I like how you can charge it and still use it at the same time, unlike the magic mouse. I have never lost connectivity with the bluetooth keyboard. I rate this 4 stars, because there is no backlight. If it was just slight (underneath the printing of the letters and symbols) it would be phenomenal.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product! These bad reviews are way to nit-picky

    • Written by Ali A from SAN JOSE

    This keyboard feels very crisp, nice and 'clicky', comfortable, sleek, has a rechargeable built-in battery, and overall feels like an extremely refined product. It feels even more crisp and refined than the previous generation Magic Keyboard. The best way to explain it, is it feels exactly like the new 2017+ Macbook Pro keyboard. I love this keyboard but unfortunately, i'll have to give it a 4/5 instead of a 5/5 rating because it's very flat, unlike the older model. I'd prefer to give this a 4.5/5 star rating but the system won't let me.

    Now to comment on the bad reviews on here:
    Is it the most "ergonomic" keyboard, no. But if you're looking for a keyboard that's "good for your wrists" for typing extensive essays, go with the bulky windows keyboards. This apple keyboard is a great board but it sacrifices a little ergonomics for styling, same with the apple magic mouse. You sacrifice some ergonomics but you end up with a stunningly sleek workspace.

    You have a 14-Day return policy, buy it, if you don't like, just return it..simple.

    I feel like other reviews are just bad cause people who are very frustrated come here to vent their feeling. As a result, the keyboard is getting un-fair one-star ratings simply because the person writing the review doesn't like one aspect about the keyboard.


    Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this keyboard. If you don't like it, simply return it.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the previous generation

    • Written by Christopher B from McKinney

    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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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Patricia L from Asheville

    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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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought Magic Keyboard, fixed 3 year old battery operated keyboard

    • Written by William B from Evanston

    Certain keys stopped working on my 3 year old battery keyboard. So I just bought a new Magic Keyboard and 2 days later-same problem. Went online to Apple, support/keyboard and found help. One of the subjects was certain keys not working or work intermittently. Scrolling down I followed directions to Universal Access and left side had mouse/trackpad/keyboard. Turning off certain items (as instructed) and voila! The numbers and letters appeared! My reason for only 4 stars is the new Magic Keyboard is too flat. I had taped a pencil on the top back to raise the keypad. That helped. But all said, I am using my old battery bluetooth keyboard (love it!) and returning the new Magic Keyboard. Fingers crossed!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not As Bad As Some Say

    • Written by William S from Reno

    I am not too sure why this keyboard either gets five stars or one but for me it is pretty OK.
    Yes the keyboard sits really flat and the keys feel like a laptop key when struck but those are not my issues. For those who state that this keyboard will give wrist and hand issues, not too sure where they got their medical degrees but I have had both hands/wrists and all my fingers surgically altered and I don't see this keyboard causing me to have any further medical intervention.
    I will have to wait and see about the life of the keyboard and the battery before I pass judgment on that but for now I give the this keyboard a thumbs up until further notice.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, works well

    • Written by Jim F from San Antonio

    I purchased the keyboard for use in the office with my (closed) laptop, a 27-inch monitor, and a trackpad. Setup was a snap and the keyboard is solid and comfortable. I do miss the touch-strip from my laptop, but mostly because of the fingerprint sensor for login. Maybe a future release of the keyboard will include that.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard!

    • Written by Rhaz S from Wellington

    Despite the significant number of single-star ratings for this product, I love my Magic Keyboard! As with everything Apple, the design of the keyboard is minimal and clean. The product frees up swathes of desk real-estate which is greatly appreciated.

    The downsides:
    1. No backlit keyboard.
    2. The placement of the arrow-keys verge on annoying. (The up-arrow is too small)

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, But Bundled Cable Not Compatible With Latest MacBook Pros

    • Written by Simon H from Hertford

    Nice design and I personally like the feel and responsiveness of the keyboard. However...

    The keyboard comes bundled with a Lightning to USB cable but unfortunately the latest MacBook Pros only ship with USB-C sockets! Given that I've just spent £99 on the keyboard, slightly aggrieved that I have to pay an additional £25 for a cable so that I can charge the thing!

    Buyers beware.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and compact

    • Written by Steve W from Walnut Creek

    I think this is a good choice if you like Apple keyboards and need something compact. I have a 2017 MacBook Pro and have been using a full-sized last-generation Apple keyboard for several years when at my desk; I got this little guy for ergonomic reasons, to reduce my reach to my mouse. Compared to the MBP and the full-sized keyboard, features fall somewhere in the middle. Key travel is slightly greater than on the MBP but not as much as the last-generation Apple keyboard. Key noise is somewhat less than the MBP, about the same as the big keyboard. Key surface is smoother than the last-gen Apple keyboards but not as smooth as the MBP. Personally I prefer the feel of the last generation keyboards but this isn't horrible! One review here complains about tiny key size however except for the bottom row,keys are the same size as the bigger keyboard (top row is actually larger), and larger than the MBP keyboard. My issues come with the bottom row, which has the same layout as the MBP keyboard. This puts the Fn key on the far left and the cursor keys at the right with the up and down keys half-height. The Fn key is in a more convenient position than the last-gen full-sized keyboard however I keep hitting it when I want the Control key! I don't have an issue with the half-height up and down keys on my MBP however on this one I have more trouble; I think it's because the inside edges are more beveled than on the MBP which leaves less surface available. Battery life on this keyboard is excellent. I have been using it for a week since the initial charge and it still shows 96% charge!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it but arrow keys is a miss

    • Written by Bill S from Millbrae

    Bought it because I am too used to the key travel of my new MacBook Pro. This keyboard gives me more consistent experience across office and on-the-go setup. The battery last forever and bluetooth connects instantly to my laptop!

    I like it in general. But I think Apple should fix these issues:

    * Keys are slightly smaller than MBP's keyboard
    * Can't distinguish up/down/left/right arrow keys when you touch type

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really like this wireless keyboard

    • Written by Josh D from Kitchener

    Hi just replaced my 2012 Mac with the new 2017, and thought about getting the full-sized keyboard. I went with the wireless, and it's great. I like the feel of the keys, and do not miss the extra baggage on the right side. As for one item that I am trying to get used to, it's the delete key. I often used the second delete key, but recently found out I can fn+delete and it works fine. Actually one more item that I am trying to work through is the direction arrows for the cursor control. I find these small and it's taking a bit of time to use, but not a big deal.
    I would recommend this keyboard, and feel it's on-par with other Apple peripherals.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    • Written by Barry O from Mandurah

    Apple you have done it again, very happy with this keyboard. The compact design is easy to live with and performs as good as any keyboard i have previously owed. Not having to replace expensive batteries is also a bonus, the compact design allows more desk working space. Highly recommend.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing quality, worth the price. Does have one small issue though!

    • Written by Kedar M from Belle Mead

    I bought this because I wanted to start using my macbook pro as a workstation connected to a couple of external monitors. I was using a old USB external keyboard, so I decided to get the Magic Keyboard to compliment my apple set up.

    First of all, the build quality is great. The keyboard is lightweight, but feels very solid. Once its on my table, it feels planted and doesn't move around. The keys feel great and are a joy to type on. The power button has some weight to it so I know it won't accidentally flip ON when I have it moving around in my backpack. Battery life seems pretty good. It seems to drop about 3-4% after a day's use (about 8 - 10 hours). Plus, the lightning cable (included) makes charging painless.

    There is however one small issue and it isn't really a fault of the product. Occasionally I am noticing some lag when I try to type. It might take a second or so for a key press to register but then its fine again. I believe this is due to the fact that I am living in an apartment and I am surrounded by 50+ wireless networks. There is a huge amount of interference from various 2.4ghz broadcasts around me, so I am assuming that is causing this issue. I tried using the keyboard at work where there isn't as much interference besides a couple of networks and a few phones, and it didn't have any issues at all. So, keep that in mind. I would give this a 5/5 if it wasn't for this issue. While it isn't a big deal, it can be very annoying and I wish there was some wizardry that would have gone into remedying this problem.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup experience

    • Written by Julian P from Los Angeles

    I simply plugged this into a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G1212) and it paired instantly.

    People seem to get more and more extreme in their views of Apple products.

    For me, I like the travel of the keys compared with the aforementioned MacBook Pro model, it's less stress on my hands after a full day of typing. I think that the edges of the aluminum could be a little more forgiving, but I rarely pick this up and move it around on the desk for that to be too much of an annoyance. The only wish I have is that it was backlit, I just hate seeing empty F5 and F6 keys on the keyboard.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Terrible... Not Great...

    • Written by Preston W from Harrisburg

    I don't mind the keyboard too much; however, I do work with numbers a lot so it would sure be nice to have a numeric pad on this keyboard. Also, it does take some getting used to if you're used to the traditional Apple Keyboard with Numeric Pad and the previous version of the Magic Keyboard.
    I just wish Apple would update their Keyboard with Numeric Pad as I use the numeric pad more than the qwerty keyboard. Sad.

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