• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why such a small keyboard?

    I have recently purchased a lovely iMac desktop. I got it because it was big. I like the big screen so I can see what I am doing. Why on earth have they supplied it with such a stupidly small keyboard?? It is virtually flat which is incompatible with long periods of typing, there is no number pad, they keys are small and close together. If this was for portability it would be lovely but for my huge desktop is virtually unusable.

    29 of 56 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great extra keyboard

    Reading some of the other feedback online about this keyboard, I was not sure if it was right for me to buy replacing my old wired Apple keyboard that has failed. It lasted over 10 years though! I went ahead and bought this new Magic Keyboard, and I love it! From the font type to the sensation from tapping the keys. Typing becomes faster and less of an effort. I am happy with my purchase. I would have given it five stars if the price had been a bit more attractive.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New and Improved

    The new feel of the key strokes are good. Easy set up and no issues with connection or slow keys. Had it for a month the battery after a full charge was only 85%. I prefer this keyboard over the previous AA battery one.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the can, except perform Magic

    I'm not sure what people expect from this, I think some actually are disappointed it doesn't perform magic. It's a small keyboard, it actually feels better to it's predecessor and feels more solid. Rechargeable battery is excellent, the only thing I would say is that there's not indicator for when the keyboard it fully charged. It's easy to pair with devices. I only have it paired to my Macbook Pro, I just wanted a small keyboard for when I used my TV as a monitor. I have big mitts, and the keyboard is perfect size for me, I'm not sure why there are so comments that it's too small. I think a lot more people should actually try before buying, go to an apple store, it saves a lot of pain. Again, too many comments about noisy keys, utter rubbish. It's no noisier than using the keyboard on my Macbook. Keyboard is well made, value for money.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My least favorite Apple product (of all time)

    This may be the only item I've ever been compelled to write a negative review about, for anything, ever. My dislike stems from the fact that, as others have pointed out (some in a positive light), that it feels just like using a laptop keyboard. Yes, it feels exactly like that. I didn't buy a standalone keyboard for it to feel like my MacBook Air (which, btw, I love). I wanted improved functionality, along with minimal cordage on my cramped desk. Having used an earlier version of the magic keyboard at work and finding it easy to use, I didn't have any qualms trading off the expanded functionality of the USB cable version for this smaller keyboard, though I suspected I'd miss it a little bit.

    So I was surprised to find out how different the usability of this keyboard is to the earlier magic keyboard I'd used before. The angle of the keyboard makes it difficult to type. The close positioning of the keys makes it difficult to type. The location of the fn key is constantly in my way. Oddly enough, when I'm on my laptop, I don't have any of these issues, like constantly losing letters I just typed or thought I'd typed), hitting the fn key accidentally when I want to use the control key, etc. This tells me it's not that I'm not used to a smaller size keyboard, it's that there are several major design flaws. Typing this review, even, borders on semi-painful. I'm a fast typer and a good speller -- if I were to submit this review as it were being typed, however, it would look like a 6-year-old wrote it (no offense to six-year-olds).

    Last but not least, I actually ALSO have a functional problem with it: the fn key doesn't work to allow me to interchange between fn keys and their other, more useful duties, such as sound control, screen brightness, etc. System preferences aren't making it work, so it's something else happening that I can't figure out. At least I can get my keyboard "fixed" ... but what I really wish I could do, is replace it entirely with the prior version of this, which may have had battery issues (or so I've heard), but at least was EASY TO USE for its intended purpose: TYPING.

    Sorry for the negativity. I just ... am so ... annoyed with this product.

    274 of 322 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another solid Apple product

    I have had this keyboard for a few days now, and I have found that I can type much faster on this keyboard because of the lower key travel. As most other reviews have said, this new version is louder to type. But I quite like the noise, each key makes a satisfying tap to compensate for the lower key travel. The lower key travel does make they keyboard much easier to use, and is defiantly an upgrade from my wired apple keyboard with the num pad.
    Although, the only thing I would want it to do is be able to act as a wired keyboard through the lightning cable, as at work we have really rubbish keyboards, but no bluetooth, therefore I'd love to be able to simply plug this keyboard into my work computer and continue to use it there.

    This is another great product from apple. Im not sure it's worth £79 however at least when you buy from apple you can rest assured that you are buying quality and that the product is designed by Jony Ive!

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Lovely Keyboard

    I'm not sure why all the negative reviews pertaining to design, etc. This keyboard feels very much like typing on a macbook pro. Mine is very stable, not wobbly at all. It may have a lower rise than the previous battery version, but it is no less comfortable. I love the wireless rechargeable feature. I just hope it lasts longer than the previous battery model. I have four of them. They last about 4-6 months after the warranty expires and then keys stop working or they stop pairing to the computer. But for now, this new version is nifty. I give it 4 stars now and if it last longer than a year and a half, I'll give it five stars. Because $100 is too much to pay for a keyboard that only lasts 18 months.

    It's too bad apple doesn't make a cover for the iPad Pro that holds this keyboard. That would have been a good alternative to the ever backordered Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. And it would work on multiple machines. Now THAT would have been nice.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Key travel is just too weird

    Really don't like the key travel on this new keyboard. I don't understand why they made this change. They didn't need to save space (like on the Macbook). Were people asking for this? I can't imagine they were. The travel on mac keyboards is already low enough. I sincerely hope they backtrack on this decision in the next generation of product.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much form over function

    I have to use a keyboard every day and I gave this one a full month but could not get used to it.

    The layout is not really UK, keys are in the wrong place
    The fn key is added bottom left along with control, option and command, all to much and I keep hitting the wrong key
    Essential keys like Ins are missing and you have to use a non-intuitive combination
    And the most annoying is the tiny up and down arrows, I don't have banana fingers, but I always have to look or I hit the wrong one

    Shame, its a nice feel and good quality, and the wireless works well

    Perhaps its ok, if you use it occasionally

    26 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ok, BUT

    Keyboard is fine, especially with built in rechargeable batteries. And for the price of the keyboard, who decided not to put in a low ambient light sensor to engage back lit keys. Just another significant missing feature by Apple.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    After 3 weeks of intense use, several keys started sticking. Also it would not sit flat anymore. Keyboard was bowing in the middle and it started to rock from side to side (I know this just by looking at it in profile view on my granite counter top). I would give this 0 stars but I can't. I wanted to see if this would replace my das keyboard so I can go wireless. But no I will have to stick to tried and true technology that doesn't break after a couple of weeks.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I am extremely disappointed. This keyboard continuously disconnects. Also, mine came with the volume keys not working. Two of the keys do not do what they are intended to and do something entirely different. Very displeased and upset. Waste of my money. Hopefully can return.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this little keyboard

    I have arthritis and using a regular keyboard is painfull and difficult for me. I'm able to type much faster without pain and am more accurate. Works great with my iPad and hope to use it with my computer. I've tried the iPad cases with the keyboard attached but the key pad was too small and too close to the iPad. This is perfect because I can put this keypad in my lap and have my iPad in a stand if I want. Love, love, love this little thing. Made very well.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard for the iPadPro

    I like the iPadPro and wanted to be able to use it like a computer. I thought about which external keyboard to use for home/office and especially when I am traveling. I bought the Magic Keyboard and I am extremely happy with the choice. The Magic Keyboard is robust, professional and has the right spring for each key and it paired easily and works seamlessly with the BlueTooth of the iPadPro. If you need a professional keyboard for typing on the iPadPro I recommend getting the Magic Keyboard. The keyboard is easy to carry around in a sleeve and easy to set up during travel.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but some keys very noisy and cheap sounding

    I don't have an issue with the slope as many people have posted. It's more ergonomic so that good. I don't mind the shorter travel either. The built in battery is good, except for all the expensive rechargeable batteries I had bought for the old one. However almost immediately I noticed a handful of keys are noisy. More than other keys more than the previous keyboard. I think this is a fault as it only effects some of the keys. The noise is tinny, higher pitched, louder and makes it sound and feel cheap.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the new keyboard.

    Others have complained about the keyboard being flat but I prefer it as it now more closely resembles the keyboard on my Macbook Pro.
    I really like the short travel to the keys and for me I find that I make fewer typing errors with it. Not having to constantly replace batteries is a real plus. The only thing that I find a little inconvenient is that I now have to press the function key to raise or lower the speaker volume but I'm assuming that is so the function keys can be used primarily as function keys. It's probably the way it should have been on the older keyboard so I got spoiled. But I am quickly getting used to it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer old keyboard

    Just purchased the new Apple Magic keyboard after using the previous model for two years with the mobii wireless charger.
    Firstly I don't like the angle of the new keyboard, its too flat and you can't change it so I propped it up at the back a little.
    Also I'm finding'''' that I am mis typing as there is no longer any feedback from the keys. The travel is too short.
    I tried it for 24 hours and have now reverted back to my old keyboard of which I much prefer.

    What would be nice for me would be to put some form of adjuster at the back to allow us to change the angle, allow the keys to give more feedback ( give them a little more travel) and most defiantly make it back lit.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    Cheap feel yet massively over-priced. And who the h*lll needs an Eject key these days? Major fail. I'm only giving it 1 star because there's no way to give a zero star rating.

    32 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Noisy and cheap-feeling, terrible value for money

    I had to buy a new magic keyboard after I spilled tea on my old one (which was the earlier version with a slightly steeper tilt and a slot for batteries at the front). This new one is definitely a step backwards. The keys feel cheap and nasty and are very very noisy when you type. I record screencasts during which I'm often typing, and the noise is ruining my audio. Also the lower angle makes it more uncomfortable to type. Unfortunately this being apple you don't have much choice if you need a keyboard, but if you can find an alternative, buy it. There's no way this is worth the £79 I paid for it.

    111 of 172 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too eager to try, bit disappointed

    Firstly, I upgraded from a wired numerical keyboard but not sure for some reason why this new Magic Keyboard is significantly louder... bit strange really and not sure if I want to keep it or not.

    27 of 42 people found this useful