• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FOR $150 NOT WORTH IT!

    • Written by Jevaughn P from Valley Stream

    After only two hours of usage. The layout is awkward, flat, and I feel like I am learning to type again.Worse part is that there is no backlight ��

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightweight, and not in a good way

    • Written by Scott C from Vancouver

    Inadequate where previous Apple keyboards excelled. It has short travel, hard landing, tight spacing, Wish it had backlighting. Nice that it is untethered and recharges with the cable, but really would have been happier with a wider spacing with greater heft and deeper action. Beautiful teensy thing to look at, yet I'll now struggle to find a beautiful looking and functionally satisfying replacement for the standard equipment on my desktop iMac.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stopped working, again

    • Written by Jason P from Swarthmore

    Unlike a lot of people (apparently), I actually really like the feel of this keyboard. But I'm back to my old previous generation keyboard again because the control key on this one stopped working. and no amount of compressed air is fixing it. "This one" being the one I bought less than a year ago (Aug '18) when the 'a' key stopped working on the one that originally came with this iMac.

    I still have, and occasionally use, the wired USB keyboard that came with my 2008 iMac. I have two of the previous generation Bluetooth keyboards which I used heavily and still keep around as backups (and using now). The previous generation Bluetooth keyboard on my wife's 2011 iMac is still going strong, even after enduring two young children. I've never had a keyboard die on me before this model—oh, except for the one on my new MacBook Pro, which has also been in for service already.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst waste of money

    • Written by Nate B from Dundee

    i have owned 2 of these already and my second one just broke. i was using a wipe(the wipe said it can clean pc screens and keybords) to clean the keybord. after i cleaned all the food stains on it i go to use it and its doing random things like activating caps lock on its own and other things. i even tried turning the keybord off and on and so as the computer and still its not working. dont buy this junk because ive spent $198 on this 2 of these keybords and both broke. just go buy one off of amazon for way cheaper than this garbage. trust me, you wont regret it.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost unusable

    • Written by Warren M from New Boston

    I must preface by saying that I am not used to laptop keyboards. This keyboard is so small and cramped that I have to look at it while I'm typing....and I am a fast touch typist on a regular size keyboard. I substituted a full size Logitech bluetooth keyboard and was very happy with that, but ran into compatibility issues with some apps, so I'm back to the "magic" keyboard, which I now view as a torture device. Hoping I'll get used to it at some point. Apple hardware isn't cheap; why must they skimp like this?

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate when it disconnects!!

    • Written by Rebekah F from Houston

    It's alright but it's worse when it decides it does not want to connect via bluetooth!! I restarted my iMac 4 times and it still wouldn't connect, I don't own an iPhone so I couldn't find any cables to connect it so I wasted more than an hour of my morning trying to get it to work. If you value your time do not get this product!! Wasting my time -________-

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a disappointment

    • Written by Bronwyn L from Selkirk

    This keyboard works less than half of the time that I need to use it. In fact, I’m typing using the screen for this review because I spent several minutes unsuccessfully trying to get it to work. Since I bought it, I have had it work only sporadically. I was quite disappointed in the keyboard when I first bought it, so I went to bring it back. At the Apple store, I explained the issue with the keyboard - the apple rep was kind and understanding at first. I showed him the non-functioning keyboard. He then disconnected it, reconnected it and it worked fine (this is how I get it to work..sometimes it takes many tries of reconnecting it). So the technician tells me he doesn’t see anything wrong with it, makes me feel silly as I had asked to return it, he responded with that it seems to work fine though. So I walked out of the store with my malfunctioning keyboard and still have been dealing with issues ever since. So, my only suggestion to anyone considering to buy this keyboard is DON’T.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is not working with no reason

    • Written by Lizette C from Callao

    I bought one with spanish keyboard to use it with my new iMac, and it is the second time this “MAGICKEYBOARD” is not working, it was from one moment to another. My magic keyboard 1 last 6 years, but this “new one” only one year and some months. Thanks Apple, for now on i gonna have to look for another brand to believe in ...

    Pd: i call support and everything, they told me the solution is to buy a new one �� but first take it to the personal support (of course it cost) and theeen buy a new one ...

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst designed keyboard of all time..

    • Written by Jim Q from Lexington

    Why did Apple choose this keyboard as the default keyboard for iMac? Answer: the only chance to deplete their stock. So many problems; I’ll just mention the three worst issues.

    1. It sits flat with no risers. Two years until you must wear braces on your wrists.
    2. Up and down arrows. Maybe a three year old could get a finger on just one of the keys. Maybe Apple hopes to sell more Apple Pencils just to press these keys.
    3. No hold and press for repeat keys. This is not a gun. You can set the keys as automatic. Maybe a third party can sell a bump stock for this item.


    The keys don’t feel right to me, but I realize that is a matter of taste. Personally, I believe the designer must have been high the day this keyboard was developed. Fortunately, third party designers have other options for purchase. Lately, I’ve noticed third party developers do a much better job than Apple on accessories anyway. Why—because Apple n longer cares what they put out.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's terrible

    • Written by Nicki E from royersford

    I wish I'd read these reviews before I bought this keyboard in December after I spilled some water on my other keyboard (which was larger). It's horrible. My carpal tunnel is now acting up again because of the way you have to stretch to reach the keys. It's just not comfortable to use and why Apple even offers this is beyond me. As some pointed out, it's the same as using your laptop keyboard and I have my laptop connected to a large screen so I use a dropped keyboard set up to help with carpal tunnel and this keyboard has aggravated it. There is no way I can keep using this. I'd love to exchange it for a larger one but apple won't allow it.
    DON'T BUY THIS whatever you do.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you don't like looking at a cord, give this one a pass

    • Written by Kathryn M from Vancouver

    I have owned more than one Apple Magic Keyboard and they have all been junk. Pretty junk. The battery life is nonexistent. I have to plug in my keyboard every other day. So much for wireless

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this a joke?

    • Written by Tom M from Rochester

    This is what passes for a keyboard in 2019? Apple used to ship glorious keyboards that one could type on. This reminds me of a chiclet keyboard from a budget basement 1980s Tandy computer. People actually still need to “type*, Apple, give us a break. I love my iMac, but I had to spend $70 on a Nixeus Moda Pro, which is what ought to have shipped with the iMac in the first place.

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible key layout

    • Written by James P from Harrogate

    The build quality is fantastic but I'm not sure what Apple were thinking with the arrow key layout. As a Graphic Designer I find it incredibly frustrating using the up and down arrow keys. Keys are meant to be finger sized for a very good reason. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if it's an attempt to make people buy their larger keyboards for their rip off price of £129.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    angle of keyboard is awful

    • Written by Jeff L from Larkspur

    I dont know why but apple made it angle downwards toward you. it makes already difficult computer ergonomics much more difficult. do not buy.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Wireless Keyboard

    • Written by Zoltan K from Calgary

    Be aware works only with OS 10.11 El Capitan earlier versions only via USB cable!!! ....this design is a POS, flat not raised keyboard with super low buttons. It is for super typing people, strongly not recommended, Sorry.
    Go with earlier version of wireless keyboard, can pop in batteries at least...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic keyboard reliability is questionable

    • Written by James L from Singapore

    I bought my iMac in Nov 2017 and today the "magic" keyboard is giving me problem.
    I could not login to my mac via my password. Later I found out that the letter T is not registering
    however how hard I tried.
    A keyboard that failed in a year is lousy design by Apple team . I had used so many keyboards such as HP, Compaq, Lenovo, etc and none
    had any key problem for many years.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Magic Keyboard

    • Written by Irma L D from San Francisco

    I hate it! Really when something is NOT broke, don't fix it. This new keyboard is absolutely horrible. Keys too close together. I liked the battery operated one because I could use it right away. I have yet another cord and I have to wait until the stupid thing is juiced up. Also it doesn't have that wonderful slant for typing. I hate this $100 piece of sleek garbage. What a rip off. I have many Apple products and this is the worse ever. I hope my track pad doesn't die because I'm sure your designers have jacked that up too. Can I buy an old model????!!!

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    need to make this in space grey!

    • Written by GERARD T K from Weedsport

    This color pairs awful with the new mac mini. The full size keyboard with the number pad in space grey is just too big for anyone who wants to use the touchpad and a mouse along side of the keyboard. The regular magic keyboard is perfect size just needs to be offered in space grey. So please start making it in this color!!!!

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a disappointment

    • Written by Matthew C from Seattle

    The arrow keys are impossible to find accurately by touch alone, due to the left and right arrow keys not having a small gap above them anymore. This is the worst part of the new MacBook keyboards and now the magic keyboard too. Please tell me Apple didn't do this just for symmetry? This is literally form over function.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Keyboard Ever

    • Written by Timothy B from Auckland

    For some unknown reason Apple have reduced the size of the left hand Shift key and the Return (or Enter) key. I am a touch typist (my trade was as a Typesetter) and I used to be able to type 80 words per minute, without typos. I now make a mistake every time I need to use these keys. If I retrain myself for this new Magic keyboard I will struggle to use any other keyboard, so I will be sending this one back and trying to find a keyboard with the correct sized keys in the correct place. What was the point Apple? Obviously this keyboard was designed by a non touch typist. I wish I could give 0 stars.

    16 of 21 people found this useful