• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard I've used to date

    • Written by Alex W from TORONTO

    A good keyboard has the following features

    • Enhances typing accuracy
    • Is quiet to type on
    • Stable keys
    • Flat to enhance egronomics
    • Easy to type on
    • Great wireless range
    • Good battery life
    • Rechargable

    Apple's Magic keyboard delivers all of those in 1 package. It's not every Joe's keyboard. The price speaks for itself. However, it delivers every inch on quality. If you want a super quiet and quality keyboard that gives you just enough tactile feedback, look no further.

    I've never used a keyboard up to date that is this silent. In terms of noise reduction, the only keyboard able to surpass this is Apple's butterfly switch keyboard on its 2015 macbook line and now the 2016 macbook pro line.

    It has more tactile feedback than the 2015 macbook (which I am thankful for) and yet, it barely makes any noise! It is comfortable to use and the keys are larger with a slight curvature towards the center to help increase tactile feedback.

    A lot of people complained the keyboard is too "flat". While a keyboard should not be completely flat as that will increase the amount of effort needed to reach the keys at the top row, a relatively flat keyboard is ideal in preventing carpel tunnel syndrome on your hand. A simple search on youtube will show doctors who will talk about this very thing. Apple's flatter keyboard design is exceptional in improving ergonomics and as someone who uses the keyboard for hours a day, this keyboard is very comfortable for long duration use.

    I haven't used it long enough to provide feedback on battery life, but from the other reviews, I'm expecting 1 month, which is very good for a keyboard.

    I am an owner of the apple wireless keyboard of the previous generation and I can say typing on this keyboard is night and day. It's so much more comfortable and I find myself typing faster and more accurately than I could ever do thanks to the low travel and improved stability of the keys.

    I'm fond of its compact design as I have very limited desk space. I've purchased a wireless keypad of my own and I can move it around freely based on where I have space so that isn't a draw back.

    Not having backlight isn't an issue as I am a programmer and am well versed in the proper finger positions so I know exactly where every key is. The raised bump on the 'f' and 'j' keys are a nice touch to help me get back into position should I shift out of it.

    Apple does it again! It delivers great product that is better each generation. This isn't a gimmicky keyboard. This is a keyboard that screams durability and great user experience.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Glow in the dark

    • Written by Wesley V from Dordrecht

    I love the magic keyboard. The keyboard types comfortably and is compact. No other keyboard allowed me to type this fast, and even long coding sessions are comfortable. I do miss backlit keys though... The keyboard isn't unusable in the dark, but it would certainly make an improvement.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

    • Written by Vijay V from Mount Kuring-Gai

    Pairing with my late 2014 Mac Mini was a breeze. Build quality is good. No need to change batteries is a big plus. Easy to type. Coming from using a PC keyboard with my Mini, I can now use all the keyboard shortcuts properly.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small and keys cramped for average user

    • Written by Guthrie W from Southwark

    Overall just way too small. If you are using a 27inch screen you surely have room for a normal sized keyboard, wireless or otherwise.

    I can live without the number pad on the right but bunching the arrow keys together just to fit the size is lazy design and doesn't, to me, take the average user into account.

    I find it's not suited to longer writing sessions and as a creative who routinely nudges elements in my designs by small increments using those keys, the whole half sized up and down buttons are awful.

    I find typing with it a pain. I thought the wireless aspect would be good as it would be one less cable on the desk but it forces me into an uncomfortable chicken wing position.

    I'm assuming it's a straight lift from the laptop. I'd like to see a wireless version of the standard desktop keyboard especially given the price bump on the wireless option.

    I expected better from Apple.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mute button malfunction less than six months in.

    • Written by Ryan J from San Francisco

    This is my second apple wireless keyboard which has had a malfunction less than a year after I purchased it. The mute button malfunctioned and constantly muted and unmuted the computer. Other keys would get stuck periodically and would send the computer into a frenzy of highlighting documents, scrolling through pages quickly, or disconnecting and reconnecting itself constantly.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Keyboard

    • Written by Steven H from Seattle

    Whilst I understand that the keybed has a different feel to what many are used to, I find it almost impossible to switch back to any other board. Typing on keyboards that I used to be a fan of feels 'squishy' and requires much more extension to be certain of actuating the keys. The size and look are also great. I do wish that there was a version with a ten-key available as I would happily swap out the Magic Keyboard that I keep at work with that for much better spreadsheet execution. However, for my home setup I wouldn't swap the current Magic Keyboard for anything.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard

    • Written by David W from Chandler

    I've always been a fan of apple keyboards - in general, I type 20% faster on Apple keyboards than I can type on the typical logitech, microsoft, dell keyboard, for example. This keyboard does take some getting used to due to the minimal key travel. However, for keyboardists that have a light touch or can reduce the force with which they use to press keys, this keyboard will pay tremendous dividends in terms of reduced fatigue and increased productivity and typing speed. The only downside is for people who need a numeric keypad and of course the price. But, there is no better keyboard on the market.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly good, definitely some opportunity to improve

    • Written by Collin M from Saratoga

    This is the nearly the same layout and size as my MBP's keyboard (aside from the square left & right arrow keys and slightly larger keys with slightly less space between) so it is easy for me to get used to for that reason. Of course, I purchased this keyboard for the desktop experience and not as an additional portable device. While I did have all the facts about what the likely keyboard experience would be (small and without a numerical keypad) I did still shallowly purchase it to match my other apple products it would be paired with. For now I am content with my purchase and what I do like about the keyboard is the slim design, low profile keys and "feel" of typing. What I hope apple changes in the future would be to include a numeric keypad, get a bit more space between the keys and add back lighting. Another reviewer pointed out that if this keyboard had the numeric keypad, it would force a separate trackpad to be pushed further to the side which may negatively affect the economics of using that device. That's sound logic, but as I stated before, I bought this for the desktop experience and that requires a full sized keyboard with a numeric keypad. Seems weird that I cannot buy a proper full-sized wireless keyboard or Apple branded monitor for that matter from the most well regarded computer manufacturer on the planet. Maybe it's because Apple is distracted making watches few people want or need, wireless EarPods and rumors of developing a "smart" car, yikes!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    misleading reviews

    • Written by Lynne G from Chatham

    read the previous review about noisy keyboard and nearly didn't buy it, but went ahead anyway as can't use mac without it and I'm very pleased I did, it's really quiet just the same as my old one,which I unfortunately spilt a drink on while trying to get to the phone. yes I would have like it to be cheaper obviously,but it's great, easy to set up quiet, easy to use and very sleek, only worry is the integral battery and how long before I have to replace the keyboard when it stops charging. apart from that, very happy

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrow keys are too small

    • Written by Brent G from Greenhithe

    terrible design for programmers

    22 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    • Written by CJ D from Costa Mesa

    Keyboard is a little small
    The Fn Key is now bottom left, so if you were used to the wired keyboard as I was, now the Ctrl, Cmd, and Alt keys are one key over. So it takes some retraining of the feel of where those keys were. Also, the up and down arrow keys are smaller than the right and left which can be awkward.
    Paired flawlessly
    Feels nice
    Lightning port to charge means no more charger and replacing batteries
    Longer battery life while running wireless

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid & Comfy

    • Written by Leonid E from UK

    You will like it.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good evolution of the keyboard

    • Written by Jason W from EAGLE MOUNTAIN

    My last apple wireless keyboard lasted 8 years. Love that this one has a rechargeable battery. Typing tactile feels great. Highly recommended.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Michael S from Omaha


    -Same white & silver color design

    -STILL no wireless full size keyboard design : NO NUMBER PAD FOR KEYBOARD ! ! !

    - Small up & down ARROW keys

    - Center port is not ideally located

    - This FLAT design caters to only a select few, not the MAJORITY !

    - Apple charging $100.00 for this and it doesn't even have

    - LESS well defined print on key, a dark silver gray print

    16 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    • Written by Adam M from Minnetonka

    Some context: I prefer to place my MacBook Pro laptop on a raised stand when I work with it. So a remote keyboard and mouse are essential to me. Also, because I move around quite a bit, portability is crucial.

    Now, my review.

    I've tried other keyboards, and they're fine. But I do prefer this new version of the Magic Keyboard for several reasons. First, it has a small footprint, is lightweight, and the internal battery seems to last for months. And second, I like the overall feel of the new keyboard mechanism and its flat profile. Not everyone will agree, of course - finding the right keyboard is like finding a correct-fitting shoe. But as someone who writes for a living in multiple locations, this has been a solid choice.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Some folks love it, some folks hate. I happen to love it.

    • Written by Desmond M from Amsterdam

    I picked one of these up about a year ago just to add a bit more Apple to my Apple ecosystem and it has been my favorite keyboard ever since. There's a lot of mixed reviews on here, and it makes sense. A keyboard is something used heavily in computing. Everyone has a different type that works for them. Some of us like flatter keys, some of us love mechanical, some of us enjoy chiclets. If you enjoy big flat keys with little travel distance and don't mind a smaller keyboard, no num pad and so on, you might enjoy this. It pairs with my Mac wonderfully and instantly unlike most other bluetooth keyboard I have used over the years. Also pairs easily with Windows, Linux and TV box machines like the Apple TV 4 and others. If you're a fan of a larger keyboard, deeper key travel and so on, this might not be for you at all. If you're like me and enjoy a keyboard of this particular type, you might really enjoy this. Unsure? Give it a try out. You might just find a new favorite.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Approve!

    • Written by Joy E from Tuscaloosa

    I recently just bought one of these due to the fact my laptop was mishandled at the airport & now I have a messed up screen :/. I needed a keyboard that I could use w/ my iPad just in case I needed to use Microsoft Word since I can't bring my laptop anywhere anymore. By surprise, I found out that it was also compatible wi/ my laptop even though it's a Dell & runs Windows 10 (minus the use of f keys) so this is also a plus for me! I really appreciate how portable this keyboard is; it's very light, doesn't add too much weight & it's not bulky. I also like the fact that this things battery lass FOREVER!!!! I had this thing for almost 4 days & it's still on 100% since then; I'm thoroughly impressed! IThe only issue that I've encountered thus far is that I have to hit "forget device" then reconnect every time I try to use my computer that's now plugged in via HDMI or when I'm trying to connect to my iPad. It's a minor inconvenience, but I can deal w/ that; I'm glad I made the purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Give It Some Time

    • Written by Scott A from Houston

    I don't normally write product reviews, but after seeing the negative reviews about this keyboard I felt I should chime in.

    This keyboard is great, but takes some getting used to. The key action is very shallow, crisp, and precise. If you are used to mashing, pushing, or pressing on keys, you will have to adjust your technique so that you are lightly tapping on the keys. Once you do that, you'll find that you can type faster with less effort. After typing on this keyboard for a while, my old MacBook Pro keyboard now feels mushy and soft - I don't know how I was ever satisfied with it before.

    I suspect that the people who don't like this keyboard are used to, and happy with, a different type of key action, and are not interested in changing their typing habits - which is totally understandable. But if you are interested in trying something new, and you are willing to give yourself some time to adjust, I think you will find it is well worth it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too flat! I hate it

    • Written by Oda S from Millburn

    Extremely uncomfortable to type, the keyboard is TOO FLAT! I hate it!

    18 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We got rid of the keyboard right away

    • Written by Steven H from Ashton

    Apple did it again: made its keyboard too flat. Flatness is not a virtue. We immediately replaced it with another brand of keyboard.

    My wife is an incredibly fast and accurate typist. She cannot use the Apple keyboard. The touch is bad, the flatness is bad. She won't buy Apple laptops because of the keyboard and they've reproduced all the problems of the laptop keyboards with their desktop models. Apple simply pursues flat design without regard for usability anymore.

    18 of 46 people found this useful