• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what was shown

    • Written by Erik B from San Antonio

    This is a good keyboard. It's an apple product, so it connects easily. It charges easily. It holds a charge a long time. It's exactly the dimensions explained. It's white, small, thin, and easy to type on, like my mac keyboard. It's a tad closer to the table because it's not part of a computer.

    I'm glad I bought it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact with huge, beautiful keys and fantastic battery life

    • Written by Matt D from Arlington

    Love it. Compact, yet the keys are huge. Lasts a very long time. Good stuff.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this the keyboard of all time? No. But for what it is, it's great.

    • Written by Catherine P from Stow

    I've been on some kind of mac since 1991. I've been through it all - TV, clambook, mac clone, and on and on. This little keyboard charges with a lightning cable and stays charged for a long time. It is comfortable for typing. The keys have good functionality. I liked the old battery one I had better, but it constantly needed new batteries. This keyboard is simple and durable (have had it for close to a year). Just do it and quit whining.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What’s not to like?

    • Written by David M J from BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

    I have an ipad pro 12.9. I bought the smart keyboard cover and found it difficult to use - the keys have virtually no travel, and the keyboard butts up too close to the screen. In any event, the thing died shortly after it went out of warranty (as it seems they all do) and I was not in the mood to spend a ton of money on another one. It’s a great concept, but really not very useful. The various aftermarket keyboard covers all seem heavy and clunky, so I decided to try using the Magic Keyboard and a Canopy keyboard sleeve/ipad easel, and replaced the smart keyboard/cover with the much lighter, plain vanilla smart cover.

    Contrary to the numerous negative, one star reviews here, I find this little keyboard to be a wonderful device. It’s very light, and together with the ipad it doesn’t weigh any more than the smart keyboard and ipad combo. The keys are precise and easy to use - admittedly, I’m not a true touch typist but I can type like the wind using two or three fingers, always have.

    The Magic Keyboard pairs with the ipad in a matter of seconds, no problemo. I haven’t used it long enough to find the limits of battery life, but it charges up with a lightning cable and an outboard battery in no time flat. If I can get a few weeks between charges, I’ll be more than satisfied. One quibble - there really ought to be backlighting for the keys. I don’t often use a keyboard without adequate ambient lighting, but it still would be a nice feature and for the price, it ought to be there.

    I’d suggest you ignore the naysayers here. This is a really useful tool and well worth the $99 investment. If you’ve got a grand tied up in an ipad pro, I don’t see cutting corners.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    faster and more accurate

    • Written by Elwood D from Tucson

    This keyboard came with my new Retina iMac 27 inch 2017. At first I thought it was a little flat but then I realized I was typing faster and more accurately than on the keyboard that came with my 2012 iMac. So now it is my favorite.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over function, but I love that!

    • Written by Matthew A from Chatsworth

    This keyboard isn't backlit, doesn't have a numpad, doesn't have crazy travel distance or anything like that.

    But it does look very sleek! I used to have a Logitech G710 and I loved that thing, but for some reason I keep coming back to this keyboard.

    Yes, on paper it's a worse keyboard. But it's so sleek and elegant, I can't help but love it.

    Plus the perfect bluetooth and half a year battery doesn't hurt!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so different from other Apple keyboards

    • Written by Robert M from Antioch

    Apple's keyboard (and other product) design choices have been polarizing since the original move to chiclet keys, and more so since the move to the new "butterfly mechanism" keyboards on the new MacBooks and Pros. These keyboard designs are just great for some people and horrible for others, and this keyboard won't change that. But it really isn't that much different than the previous model in terms of tactile response. As everyone has noted, the key travel is a bit shallower than the preceding model---but it is still deeper than on the 12-inch MacBook or the new MacBook Pros. I own both, along with this keyboard, and the Magic Keyboard is, in my opinion, far more similar in feel to the previous wireless Apple keyboard than to either of those laptops' keys. It's true that it lacks a numeric keypad, but it seems that would be something someone would already know about the product before making a purchase decision. Backlighting would be really nice, though.

    5 of 6 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall a great keyboard!

    • Written by Daniel K from Davenport

    I have had a Magic Mouse 2 for a few months before I purchased a new iMac that happened to come with this keyboard. Let me tell you. It has such an amazing feel and I find it highly satisfying when I accidentally mis-hit a key that is not dead center and the computer still registers it properly. This keyboard is a far cry from the one on my Windows Machine that came from Dell and if I dare say it is bester than the one on my MacBook Pro Retina. I will not ever use a traditional keyboard again. Yes, it doesn't have number lock, but there are ways to work around that. Look at the positives that definitely outweigh the negatives of this beautifully engineered keyboard.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh boy

    • Written by Jonathon L from Burlington

    I received this as a gift and I couldn't be more happy. As always, there are an abundance of reviews created by those who seemingly miss their large keyboards circa 1998. I understand being nostalgic but it's time to get real. Unfortunately the Internet has become a place for lonely people to offer their two cents or just to endlessly complain. Don't get me wrong, just because there are bad reviews doesn't mean they are invalid.

    Battery life is great. I use this with my iMac as well as my iPad Pro when I am on the go. It's size is great, it's size is the exact same as my MacBooks keyboard which is the whole idea behind it, unify the keyboard sizes to provide for a seamless experience. I read complaints about the arrow keys. Their spacing is the same as on my MacBook so the notion that this is somehow a new thing is plain false.

    Remember that virtually anything new requires you to get acclimated to it. Just because it isn't your keyboard from 1999 doesn't mean it has problems. If you are in search of a keyboard with removable batteries in which you spend money on batteries repeatedly then there is a vast variety of Logitech keyboards which are great. If you want a killer design, seamless functionality and reliability then buy this. I assure you that it's fantastic.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only had a few days, so far so good

    • Written by michael A from london

    Very stylish keyboard is this, its silent, I dont know whar some reviewers mean by noisy.
    Lovely feel to it. Easy to install too.

    However, I cant find how to check the battery level, yet!
    So I am not sure how long it lasts.

    Other than that, great! Pricey though.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by Elaine T from LONDON

    I decided to buy one of these only yesterday, largely because the Logitech one I have been using has been playing up. Not disappointed. In fact, I'm really pleased with it because I find it a vast improvement to the last one and to the older, battery operated, Apple keyboard that I use solely for my iPad.
    It is light, but I don't find that an issue. The keyboard is very smooth, so it would seem the improved mechanism works well. The layout is exactly the same as any other Qwerty board I have ever owned.

    I would definitely recommend it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good, works with iPads!

    • Written by Isaiah B from South River

    I fully expected to not like this keyboard. I had tried the scissor-switch keyboard on the new MacBook and really disliked how it felt. So, I figured the magic Keyboard would feel exactly the same. However, I was actually surprised when I tried in store. Yes, the shallowness of the keys takes some getting used to, but I found that I'm actually faster and more accurate in typing on it, than I am on Apple's previous generation keyboards, and even many PC keyboards.

    In retrospect, there's just something to me about the placement and palm rest of the MacBook that I'm unhappy with, but the Magic Keyboard eliminates that, and I'm quite happy with it.

    Ultimately, I bought one and tried it on my iPad Air 2. It is now my favorite keyboard to type on.

    My only pet peeve is that a version of this keyboard doesn't exist in the full layout, with extended functions keys and numeric keypad. If this existed, I'd gladly replace the wired keyboards I have on my Macs. Come to think of it, a USB version of this keyboard would be nice, too.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Keyboard

    • Written by Se Hyuk P from Evanston

    I am a big fan of this keyboard. I think this keyboard is an improvement on the previous generation, and I am willing to stick to this keyboard as long as I can. I can type faster with this keyboard, and I like the shallow travel but with good tactile feedback. Personally, I feel this keyboard is the best implementation of the butterfly mechanism. Apple should implement this keyboard to their new MacBook line up.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fab key board

    • Written by Nadeem M from London

    The feedback is mixed but I think that reflects a lot of personal preference and writing styles with keyboards.

    I had the older more angled battery one - I let it down by leaving it dormant in a box during a long move, and the batteries leaked out.

    I use the large iPad PRO, and never liked any of the attachable keyboards.

    I bought the most fabulous stand from a German-Italian wood product company - Yohann. Now I have the keyboard, and it feels brilliant. The writing experience is very positive. The keys are responsive and have improved my typing. Like all Apple products, the keyboard is a pleasure to handle and move around. It’s simplicity, shape and easy to charge system - I think its better than the older version, Much better.

    Always cheaper options out there. Buy cheap. Cry everyday. Buy quality. Cry once.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, a joy to use

    • Written by Christopher G from Glasgow

    I have two of these keyboards - one at home and one at my office. Both a joy to type on and they last a very long time between charges. I'm confused by a lot of these negative reviews on here - they seem to be left my people who just can't deal with change from the previous model or whatever they used before.

    I still have the predecessor keyboard, which I gave to a college in my office. I had to use it a few days ago to do something for him and it was so clunky and felt old compared to the newer model.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome: Best keyboard ever

    • Written by Edgar A from Johnston

    I've owned both the current version (lighter and powered by lightning cable) and the previous generation (battery powered).

    I LOVE IT!!

    I use one for both my home and office MacBook + external monitor setups, and my wife uses another Magic keyboard for her Windows docking station at work. It's far sleeker than those clunky Windows keyboards.

    BTW, several of the reviewers are mistakenly(?) commenting on the iPad Pro keyboards instead of the Magic Keyboard. This is *not* the keyboard that connects to the iPad Pro (though technically I have used these keyboards for iPads when I had something long to type). This is the keyboard for Macs.

    I actually prefer the size though I know some people who miss the extra numbers keypad (even though they never use it).

    My only suggestion (actually my wife's suggestion) is to make a version in black to hide a little makeup that seeps on it when she scratches her face, etc. Also, others have suggested backlighting, which also wouldn't hurt.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good for a mobile keyboard

    • Written by Tom O from Vancouver

    I use a laptop for my main machine, but when I travel around I use an iPad Mini.

    I don't think I'd use this when I have my laptop setup with a desktop screen, I prefer something mechnical.


    However as a moible keyboarf for the iPad mini, this is really light weight and the typing experience is similar to my MacBook Pro

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it....... but took awhile

    • Written by Kurt T from Roseville

    When I first bought this product I thought my hands were too big for it and I was missing my "Microsoft/larger" Keyboard. BUT.......took me a week or two to get used to not needing to have such travel for my hands and fingers. Now I love it and since I move my hands less, pain in my wrists from other larger keyboards has disappeared. I love the product, just took time to adjust to it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic?

    • Written by Gurgen A from Brooklyn

    Absolutely love this keyboard. In fact I prefer the short key travel. If you are coming from a mechanical keyboard you might be disappointed. It is very responsive and switching from previous generation is a breathe, even though slight adjustment should be made (arrow keys). The feel is more modern and sleek; design is beautiful. And thank you for letting us charge is with a standard lighting cable. I would love the keys to be backlit for the next generation as well as a standalone space grey version. Overall, i feel like I type faster (but maybe I don't)... Magic

    4 of 5 people found this useful