• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Be aware! 1 year warranty because it stops working after a year

    • Written by thaise P from Highgate Perth

    Bought the first Magic Keyboard 2 years and 3 months ago, exactly a year ago a couple of keys stopped working. I went to the Genius Bar, and after their evaluation of the issue, they gave me a new Magic Keyboard for free (obviously because I didn't do anything to damage it), one year later, today, the keyboard, out of the blue, starts playing up again, just this time, it went completely 'crazy', I press the "p" and it's like I pressed either the caps lock or the up arrow... Also, bluetooth just stops working completely, but not even plugged in my MacBook the keyboard works sometimes, it starts working whenever it wants, basically it has a life of its own. Tomorrow I have an appointment at the Genius Bar again, let's see what they will tell me. Will I get a new Keyboard? Well, I sure will if it's for free, as long as in 1 year from now, they give me a new one if needed. The ergonomics is great, it just doesn't last. And I'm a translator and a writer, I live to type.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited, low key travel

    • Written by Ulas S from Dayton

    Unnecessarily low key travel. Similar issues to new macbook pro keyboard. What is the benefit of making thinner and thinner and at the end making the shallow key travel with bad tactile experience? At the end we dont put these into the purses. Just make professional grade keyboards with good travel and the same for the macbook pros having keyboards with scissor mechanism. Accept your mistakes, use the feedback and make a change.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior to previous version

    • Written by Paul B from Issaquah

    Not worth buying if you care about the feel of the keyboard. Major complaints: (1) Key has no height adjustment at the top to raise the keyboard, so it's completely flat on the desk. (2) Travel on the keys is very short, making long typing sessions very uncomfortable. The only positive is that it is more comfortable than the new butterfly keyboard, which gets not even a 1 star from me. But, it's still bad.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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 -________-

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  • 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.

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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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good looking but that's it

    • Written by Hanze L from Irvine

    So overall this keyboard is not recommended.
    -> The design is elegant and the keys feel good. Also it's very light so it's easy to carry. Respond speed and battery life are good.
    -> HOWEVER, if you wanna buy it plz keep your receipt and test every key right after you get it. My keyboard has a dozen of malfunction keys(pretty much all the keys in the right end). The same thing happens on one of my friends who get half a dozen keys not working&replaced right away. So I'm quite disappointed that Apple has poor QC in literally this particular product, otherwise it'll be a five-star product.

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great..!

    • Written by Raoul W from Annapolis

    Just bought the magic keyboard and magic mouse for my 27" iMac. I'd had the regular battery operated keyboard and mouse before. They're both fantastic! I do a lot of work in Photoshop as well as write emails, browse the Net, etc.. Everything functions perfectly. This keyboard doesn't angle quite as high as the former one, but it is comfortable to use. Both keyboard and mouse charges last a long time and recharge quickly. Highly recommend..!

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  • 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

    5 of 14 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it

    • Written by Lev D from New York

    I've used this keyboard for over 2 years. I've used it's predecessor for 3 years. This one is my favorite. Without the numpad, the travel distance from keyboard to touchpad is very short and therefore very convenient. The keyboard+touchpad surface area on my small desk is small enough for a cup of coffee. Internal battery life is superb. Keys are perfect.

    Looking forward to the space gray version!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but did work for me (I type a lot)

    • Written by Aleksandr B from Fort Lee

    It felt really nice when I played with it in a store, but it's uncomfortable keyboard for long term use, especially when you type for many hours every day. It's pretty and holds the charge fairly well, but its keystrokes aren't even across keys (there are a couple of keys that need a tad more pressure to strike) and it has a very low profile - I initially thought it's a good thing but my palms feel more natural and comfortable over slightly taller boards. As much as I like the trackpad, the keyboard did not work for me.

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  • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard of its time

    • Written by Jon K from Madison

    I've used this keyboard side-by-side several different kinds; giving each an adequate amount of time to get used to. This keyboard comes out on top every time. It initially feels different--almost harder to type with. Once that goes away, the keys are the most satisfying I've found. Weird to get so attached to a keyboard, but it really is well designed.

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