• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    did not like it

    • Written by Zhihan P from scarborough

    Did not like it, not really for typing.

    Pros:
    1. wireless connection to my MacBook air, no more messy cables
    2. compact design, saves desk space
    3. design looks sleek

    Cons:
    1. key travel distance too short, shorter than my macbook air, that's how horrible it is. it's like typing on a piece of glass, with no key response
    2. keys too close together, made a lot of typos while i was using it
    3. the whole alignment just kind of awkward for typing

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mushy Keyboard

    • Written by Nick B from Shorewood

    While the keyboard is small, light, and pretty, the keys are mushy, and the overall speed and typing experience is slow. I currently have the new Butterfly Keyboard 2 on my Laptop and I can generally get about 75 WPM with that compared to the 70 with this Magic Keyboard. If you type a lot, it is in your best interest to stay away from this keyboard and go for something nicer.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality gone down

    • Written by Natasha Z from Toronto

    I had an older keyboard from a few years ago, I find the buttons on this new keyboard feel like a cheaper plastic. I hope that Apple continues to invest in the best quality materials and doesn't succumb to cost cutting for profits like so many other large companies. Other than that, I love this keyboard, hence the 3-star rating.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced

    • Written by Kris A from Toronto

    This keyboard is extremely overpriced. Nonetheless, after trying many other brands I purchased it. Out of 5 different types of bluetooth keyboards I've tried, Apple's keyboard seems to have the most reliable bluetooth connection, it is compact and has a battery that needs charging about every six months, depending on use. I took away two stars because I don't like the fact the keyboard doesn't have a led lights built in, and also another star for the price.

    In my opinion, I would recommend this for those that want to have a wire free, clutter free desktop. Having said that, if you are one that works with number regularly, I would recommend getting the wired keyboard.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but some keys very noisy and cheap sounding

    • Written by Walter H from St Peters

    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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be Put Off by the Three SDtar Rating

    • Written by Arthur S from Haddonfield

    I use Bluetooth mice and keyboards a lot. But I always keep wired counter parts around just in case the blue tooth devices can't be detected. And the batteries are forever running low. I have this mouse and the Apple Bluetooth keyboard (without the numeric keypad and rechargeable batteries) for an iMac. At first the mouse felt a little strange. and somewhat uncontrollable I didn't like the placement of the charging port. The keyboard felt a little small. And for a couple of years I didn't use them. Finally I charged them up and I am pleasantly surprised. Once you charge them they hold the charge a long time. I have my machines automatically shut down every night and startup in the morning. I actually remember to turn off both Bluetooth devices. There is never a problem at startup detecting devices. They are pricey and they are not the MOST ergonomic of devices but they do work well. Well enough that I have just purchased a second set. In both cases they replace an Apple replaceable battery wireless keyboard and a Logitech mouse. The second set is for a Mac-mini connected to the TV.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too Small

    • Written by Jason S from Doylestown

    I got this keyboard with my new iMac and immediately swapped it out for my old Logitec wireless keyboard with the numeric keypad built in. This keyboard is way, way too small. My 12 year old daughter is using it with my old iMac and it suits her fine - for now. Even she says it'll be too small pretty soon. I understand saving materials, but there is such a thing as being too frugal. This keyboard is pretty unusable by most adults, or anyone with hands that aren't rather small. This design is a step backwards.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    There can only be one.

    • Written by Kirk R from New Zealand

    Apple makes a great operating system, but it would be nice to have some variety with the Mac layout keyboard. Now that Razer gaming keyboards seem to be gone with Mac layout there is only 2 - 3 keyboard choices in the world. Great keyboard however your stuck with the white keys, and no back lighting on the keys. The increase in price on all the new products is not cool, since Apple sells so many of these because its the only keyboard and mouse that is designed for Mac.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    • Written by CJ D from Costa Mesa

    Cons:
    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.
    Pros:
    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, But Bundled Cable Not Compatible With Latest MacBook Pros

    • Written by Simon H from Hertford

    Nice design and I personally like the feel and responsiveness of the keyboard. However...

    The keyboard comes bundled with a Lightning to USB cable but unfortunately the latest MacBook Pros only ship with USB-C sockets! Given that I've just spent £99 on the keyboard, slightly aggrieved that I have to pay an additional £25 for a cable so that I can charge the thing!

    Buyers beware.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Match

    • Written by Christian L from Austin

    I bought the Magic Keyboard for my 9.7 inch iPad Pro. I knew since I was going to be typing on the iPad, that I didn't want to use the onscreen keyboard and I can type much faster on a physical one. Of course, I considered the Smart Keyboard, but the keys on it felt a little too close together. The version for the 12.9 inch felt fine but I didn't want a tablet that large. When I tried the Magic Keyboard, I knew that I was going to like it because it's a full size keyboard that's slim enough to put in a bag to take with me and comfortable enough to type on. (I have somewhat large hands) I find I use it everyday and I don't mind typing on it. I take it with me to different areas in my home and I type with ease. The quality is great and it has an awesome look and feel. I like how I can access shortcuts to get things done faster, and I'm slowly using my laptop less. When I took the keyboard out the box, I thought I'd have to charge it, but it already had juice in it, so I've never plugged it in. It's still on 88% since I bought it three weeks ago. To me, this was worth the purchase.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My view has changed from 1 star to 4

    • Written by JENNIFER E from LONDON

    Just brought magic keyboard to use with my iPad. No indication of battery status on keyboard and the instructions only explain how to get the information using an Apple Mac. Thoughts were to bring it back, however, I found that if you switch on your iPad and pull down on screen to see notifications, go to edit and move battery from widgets to notifications your will be able to see the battery status for your magic keyboard. RESULT...please be patient as it didn't happen instantly but on checking 10 minutes later I now have a view. I have now decided to keep my keyboard. Missed out on 5 stars because there should be an indicator on the keyboard. Come on Apple most electrical items have an indicator!!!! The Magic Keyboard is light and if you touch type, great to use. Nice to hear every key. Can type at the desk, dinner table even on my lap whilst watching telly. If you can't afford a Mac but have an iPad this is great. Applying for jobs is easier. You know that bit on the application that ask you why you want the job...now I can type quicker using my MAGIC KEYBOARD. Unlike the smaller keyboards that also act as a cover for the iPad, I know I can use my magic keyboard with the next new iPad I decide to buy. Some of the other keyboards (which are not made by Apple) can only be used up to iPad 3. Loving my new Magic Keyboard.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Lovely Keyboard

    • Written by Adina B from West Hills

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product! These bad reviews are way to nit-picky

    • Written by Ali A from SAN JOSE

    This keyboard feels very crisp, nice and 'clicky', comfortable, sleek, has a rechargeable built-in battery, and overall feels like an extremely refined product. It feels even more crisp and refined than the previous generation Magic Keyboard. The best way to explain it, is it feels exactly like the new 2017+ Macbook Pro keyboard. I love this keyboard but unfortunately, i'll have to give it a 4/5 instead of a 5/5 rating because it's very flat, unlike the older model. I'd prefer to give this a 4.5/5 star rating but the system won't let me.

    Now to comment on the bad reviews on here:
    Is it the most "ergonomic" keyboard, no. But if you're looking for a keyboard that's "good for your wrists" for typing extensive essays, go with the bulky windows keyboards. This apple keyboard is a great board but it sacrifices a little ergonomics for styling, same with the apple magic mouse. You sacrifice some ergonomics but you end up with a stunningly sleek workspace.

    You have a 14-Day return policy, buy it, if you don't like, just return it..simple.

    I feel like other reviews are just bad cause people who are very frustrated come here to vent their feeling. As a result, the keyboard is getting un-fair one-star ratings simply because the person writing the review doesn't like one aspect about the keyboard.


    Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this keyboard. If you don't like it, simply return it.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great replacement to the original keyboard that came with my iMac.

    • Written by Mark B from Leamington Spa

    I purchased this new Magic Keyboard as my current one was getting a little worn. I waited for a few months after it had been released to see what other people were saying about it and after reading many reviews I could not find many bad ones about it so I thought I would give it ago and am very happy and pleased that I did.

    Using this new Magic Keyboard with my iMac has mad typing so much nice and quicker experience. The new design of the keys on the Magic keyboard are so much nice and smoother to type with than the keys on the standard keyboard that came with my iMac.

    The angle of the new Magic Keyboard is far better to and feels more natural when using it.

    I've given this new Magic Keyboard a 4 start rating out of 5, this is manly because when I first got it and was setting it, I ran in to a few problems. The instructions that come with it are very simple to follow which I did but after doing so the keyboard had not correctly connected to my iMac. I tried again and still nothing. In the end I had to contact Apple care who helped me sort out this issues. This was and has been so far the only downside to this product, everything else is perfect and I am very happy and pleased that I purchased it.

    Worth the money.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought Magic Keyboard, fixed 3 year old battery operated keyboard

    • Written by William B from Evanston

    Certain keys stopped working on my 3 year old battery keyboard. So I just bought a new Magic Keyboard and 2 days later-same problem. Went online to Apple, support/keyboard and found help. One of the subjects was certain keys not working or work intermittently. Scrolling down I followed directions to Universal Access and left side had mouse/trackpad/keyboard. Turning off certain items (as instructed) and voila! The numbers and letters appeared! My reason for only 4 stars is the new Magic Keyboard is too flat. I had taped a pencil on the top back to raise the keypad. That helped. But all said, I am using my old battery bluetooth keyboard (love it!) and returning the new Magic Keyboard. Fingers crossed!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard!

    • Written by Rhaz S from Wellington

    Despite the significant number of single-star ratings for this product, I love my Magic Keyboard! As with everything Apple, the design of the keyboard is minimal and clean. The product frees up swathes of desk real-estate which is greatly appreciated.

    The downsides:
    1. No backlit keyboard.
    2. The placement of the arrow-keys verge on annoying. (The up-arrow is too small)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing quality, worth the price. Does have one small issue though!

    • Written by Kedar M from Belle Mead

    I bought this because I wanted to start using my macbook pro as a workstation connected to a couple of external monitors. I was using a old USB external keyboard, so I decided to get the Magic Keyboard to compliment my apple set up.

    First of all, the build quality is great. The keyboard is lightweight, but feels very solid. Once its on my table, it feels planted and doesn't move around. The keys feel great and are a joy to type on. The power button has some weight to it so I know it won't accidentally flip ON when I have it moving around in my backpack. Battery life seems pretty good. It seems to drop about 3-4% after a day's use (about 8 - 10 hours). Plus, the lightning cable (included) makes charging painless.

    There is however one small issue and it isn't really a fault of the product. Occasionally I am noticing some lag when I try to type. It might take a second or so for a key press to register but then its fine again. I believe this is due to the fact that I am living in an apartment and I am surrounded by 50+ wireless networks. There is a huge amount of interference from various 2.4ghz broadcasts around me, so I am assuming that is causing this issue. I tried using the keyboard at work where there isn't as much interference besides a couple of networks and a few phones, and it didn't have any issues at all. So, keep that in mind. I would give this a 5/5 if it wasn't for this issue. While it isn't a big deal, it can be very annoying and I wish there was some wizardry that would have gone into remedying this problem.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great extra keyboard

    • Written by Tony T from TADLEY

    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