• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    • Written by Laura M from Powell

    I purchased this to replace my original keyboard and number pad that used AA batteries (I bought my Mac in 2012). The Magic Keyboard is a HUGE improvement! No more batteries to replace! The keys are very quiet when you type on them. The keyboard lays nearly flat which puts less strain on my wrists than the previous keyboard that tilted up to make room for the batteries.

    Initially the function keys wouldn't work to brighten/dim or change volume and control music. I updated my OS from El Capitan to High Sierra and now it works perfectly (my Mac is too old for Maverick).

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well; comfortable and reliable

    • Written by Lorin C from MANSFIELD

    I first tried two different third-party Bluetooth keyboards for my brand new 2018 Mac Mini, and returned both due to problems staying paired, lagging/losing keystrokes when "waking up" after inactivity, etc. I was apprehensive from reading some other reviews here, but decided to roll the dice on the Apple Magic Keyboard anyway. I am very glad that I did. While I don't dispute the experiences of others, I can only share my own: The keyboard has been rock solid, has stayed paired with the Mini, and responds instantly when it's been sitting unused overnight: no lost keystrokes, no lag. Seems to last at least a couple of weeks on a charge -- might be longer, but I toss it on the charger overnight every couple weeks proactively. My only complaint is the extra cost for the space gray model -- yes, it looks great with my Mini, but charging a premium for it vs the silver model just smacks of greed, in my opinion. But as to the product itself, I am very satisfied.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Star Product, 4 Star Cost

    • Written by Anthony B from Sydney

    I was hesitant at first to purchase this keyboard mainly based on the reviews. and the price but I wanted to set up my space grey MacBook as a desktop when I'm at home to ease writing and pressure on the already questionable butterfly keyboards that are on the new MacBooks, however. 4 days in im loving it, the keys aren't as tough on the finger tips as the MacBook Pro and they seem to bounce back at me a bit as a type, I personally haven't had a problem with any lag yet and am thoroughly enjoying the experience thus far.

    the reason I didn't give 5 stars is I don't quite understand why I should pay extra just for the pleasure of having the item in a colour that matches my MacBook, but I do admit it looks very very nice.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard for the price

    • Written by Adam W from Vancouver

    Its a good keyboard for the price, however the delivery was slow and unreliable

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible keyword

    • Written by vachik G from glendale

    Stopped working within 1 year. This should never happen to a keyboard that is priced 5x any other keyword competing keyword.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function

    • Written by Brandon S from Hattiesburg

    It looks fantastic! Its quieter than a "mechanical switch" type keyboard. (computer keyboard naming convention isn't helpful) I DID get used to typing on it but at only ½ the speed of my Microsoft Natural or Corsair K.

    You are paying for the look and mystique not features. No backlight. No extra programmable keys. Nothing special.

    TWO STARS due to price. This is a $50 max of computing value, but you may think it's art.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over function

    • Written by Chris W from CHELMSFORD

    The keyboard looks great. It is not a great typing experience. There is too little travel on the keys and they come to a hard stop, making it uncomfortable with sustained use.

    My old Microsoft curve USB keyboard is far, far better and for £150, I expected something more from Apple. The other issue is (though it is unclear whether it is a keyboard or a computer issue) is that this keyboard will not react to the ALT button on power up, to go to the boot selection screen on a 2019 Mac Mini, unless the charge cable is plugged in.

    Apple can afford to hire an ergonomist. You make great play of making your software intuitive and easy to use. It should be a similar story for the man-machine interface.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Single point failure...

    • Written by Paul D from Orangevale

    The keyboard does not illuminate. The print on the keypads is NOT easier to see in the dark. I suspect the majority of customers purchasing this keyboard are doing so because the white one your Apple product came with is impossible to read in low light. Unfortunately, the lack of illumination on this keyboard makes it a complete fail by user experience standards. Apple chose style, over functionality... therefore you should choose another company's keyboard... over Apple's.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to see the dark keys...

    • Written by Jeff S from Cooper City

    This review is for the dark keyboard. What mistake not to have back-lit keys. I'm constantly struggling to read the keys. Had this had them it would have be 5 stars easily.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Junk

    • Written by Paul R from South Weymouth

    This keyboard replaces my original wireless keyboard without numeric keypad and it is quite simply terrible.You get lots of mistyping because the keys most of the time do not react to your input. My 8-1/2 year old keyboard still works first time every time. This one does not. So, I would not recommend it. Another thing, it is not flush to the height of the latest trackpad which works great as the the new mouse. Just the keyboard of the new Space Gray line is poor. That's it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    For this price it should be better

    • Written by Ran E from Ramot Meir

    It's expensive product and i expect it to be great and not just ok. It should be a little bigger but the main issue I have with this one is the keys, they are just not stable enough to type fast. i have $50 keyboards that are much better than this one. In my country you can't return Apple product since there are no Apple stores, just authorised sellers.

    i have the feeling apple is laughing at us, you can't price it so high and have it function like $20 keyboard.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Touch & Design

    • Written by Nader Z from San Rafael

    I am happy with the feel, touch, and the smooth travel of the keys .

    The angle also helps my wrists by helping to reduce bending upwards. My wrists are starting to feel the years of using a keyboard!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hope You Like Using Cables With Your New Blutetooth Keyboard

    • Written by Ben O from Seattle

    Want to use your new $150 bluetooth keyboard with more than one MacBook? You're going to have to find an adapter (their laptops support USB-C, but they send you a USB 3.1 cable) and plug the keyboard into your laptop every single time you switch between devices because it's not going to pair unless you do so.

    Far too expensive to perform like a peripheral from 1999.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, no problems.

    • Written by Raymond T from Yuma

    I haven't had any problems with this keyboard since I purchase it. This is no gaming keyboard, it's just a simple keyboard that does its job. I wouldn't put this keyboard on your lab as it could bend in the middle, as I have noticed on some reviews I've read. Just lay it on a flat surface and you shouldn't have a problem with it bending. The only issue I have with this keyboard it that there is no light that comes on when you press the caps lock key. There is a small white dot above the letters (caps lock), but no light. I don't know if it's me or that is the way it suppose to be. I tried to read the reviews to see if someone has the same issue, but came up empty handed.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I prefer the previous keyboard over this one...

    • Written by Kyle D from Huntersville

    I am not sure if the Apple Keyboard that I had prior to this one was called a Magic Keyboard or not. However, I prefer it over this one. This one needs more of an angle or an adjustment that would facilitate a higher angle. The feel of the keys are very similar to my new Space Grey MacBook Pro, which this was purchased to match. I will say that the feel of the keyboard and the one in my MacBook Pro have taken a tremendous amount of time to get used to. I use a Dell Laptop for work and then switch to my Mac for personal and grad school use. I make a tremendous amount of typos on the Apple Keyboards, especially after switching between the two products. This may be due to two things: the nearly flat surface of my MBP/Magic Keyboard's keys, and the butterfly mechanisms that are used in them. These mechanisms while very sensitive, do not allow for much travel of the key when depressed. It almost feels like typing on the screen of an iPad. I would say that if you can successfully type on the screen of your iPad with multiple fingers, this would be a great fit for you. But if you find yourself pecking it out with only a few fingers on your iPad, don't purchase this keyboard. Additionally, I do not like how this keyboard shows finger prints. It looks like I have smeared stuff all over it by the end of the day. Drives me insane! On the positive note, I do like how this one includes the numeric keypad, and I like the look of the keyboard (when it's free of fingerprints). It has an amazing battery life. I have had mine for 3 months now, and I have not even charged it yet. Amazing!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be Able to switch to other Apple ISO products

    • Written by Domingo M from South Elgin

    Gr8 keyboard. Gave up of the multi-devices keyboards from Logitech (all of the way too ugly) & the Matius (after trying 2 of the space gray keyboards both stopped working within days). Went with this keyboard.

    It's the best "feeling" of all of them when it comes to tying.

    I would give it 5* if it was able to switch between my iPad Pro, iPhone X and my Late 2014 Mac mini. Hopefully, Apple will add this is a future hardware or software update.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the US version, Not UK or International!

    • Written by Anthony W from Collingwood

    The shift button and enter button are TINY on the UK and International versions! I assumed the key layouts would be similar, but it's actually a different design to the US version.. I live in Aus but I'm returning my UK version for a US version so I can reach these critical keys.. WEIRD. Check the photos of the different versions carefully before buying!!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too shallow / hurts my fingers

    • Written by Steve M from Southampton

    Bought this as a replacement for my near 7-year old aluminium keyboard that came with my ye olde 2010 MacPro. It still works, just figured i could do with a fresh one.

    Old keyboard had two usb sockets - great for a wired keyboard / printer - this hasnt got those, so you loose an extra usb socket or two.
    Old keyboard for me is just the right height and key travel - feels nice to type on, this does not feel nice, after a week using it, i keep thinking 'oh god, i have to use that keyboard again' versus not thinking about using the old keyboard.

    I think this uses the much publicised 'butterfly' mechanism - it has less key travel to the old keyboard which basically means your fingers can feel like they are typing on concrete.

    Its also very low down versus the old keyboard which had more of an angle, accommodating two usb sockets.

    I started off wanting a backlit keyboard to replace my old 7 year old apple keyboard. I started with editorseys backlit keyboard which suffered from random ddouble kkey ppresses which i would class as a 'fault' editors keys charged me £5 for postage out to me and didnt refund my return postage of £4, so I was £9 out of pocket with these clowns.

    2nd. Logickeyboard astra backlit keyboard - when coming back from sleep for the 2-3 time, the keys did not work - usb hub and backliting worked, so again, had to post back to them in Denmark.

    3rd - this 'magic' keyboard which I will return and revert back to my old apple keyboard - i might try and find a new-ish one of ebay maybe as apple doesnt make a keyboard i want anymore.

    4th - last hope, arriving today is a £55 Logitech windows backlit keyboard k740 which I hope and pray will work as its a more regular keyboard versus this form over function / anorexia over a cheeseburger mess.

    If this is an indication of apples macbook keyboards I wont be buying their laptops again either, such a shame though, apple were never known for their excellent peripherals.

    8 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Backlit on Space Gray Keyboard

    • Written by Pavlo S from Dubai

    That could be a great feature for the future wireless keyboards.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Thank you for the Space Grey!!

    • Written by Paul K from Pelican Waters

    Since 2013 when I got the black trash can Mac Pro, i have wanted an apple branded black or space grey keyboard for a long time, the last one i had was the original one silver usb version of the Apple keyboard because they didn't have a wireless with the number pad and it still works!! But I am very happy to have finally switched back to apple branded keyboards and especially the space grey wireless apple keyboard love it, it is much improved in typing since the original version. The real reason though I went back was because they have now black and space grey keyboards and mouse's

    Very smooth to use with my space grey MacBook pro 15 inch with touchbar and it just works, also very good quality.

    0 of 2 people found this useful