• 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.

  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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.

    2 of 2 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...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    • Written by NENA M from RICHMOND

    I love it! I don't know why people have given this such bad reviews. I've had Macbook Pros for years and still do. I decided to get a bigger computer for work and I love the keyboard. It is nice since it is wireless and I can position it anywhere on my desk. I can store it under the monitor when I'm finished or wherever. The charge on it keeps for months. Sure the keys are semi-loud, but that is any keyboard. Actually, it sounds better than the Macbook pro touch. My husband can't stand when I type on that. I've had nothing but good things to say about this keyboard and it's super lightweight!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent keyboard

    • Written by Nakul G from Wyandotte

    The keyboard is decent. Easy to connect, has all the functions you'd expect from a Mac keyboard. But I feel like the last generation one was better. This one seems more flimsy. The keys clackle loudly when even touching them and feel like they rattle when you push them around.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great typing feel marred by a couple of issues.

    • Written by Matthew Y from Edmonton

    The first issue is that the arrow keys are not the same size. Up and Down are half height keys, but left right are not. For programmers using these keys often to navigate around code without a mouse, this makes finding and using these keys by feel more difficult than it needs to be.

    The second issue is that the keyboard is only available in silver and white, not space grey with black keys. The full size keyboard offers both options, but this model without the number pad does not. For those of us with a nice Space Grey Mac mini, this pretty much rules out the keyboard if you want a certain look to your desk. Sounds petty, but you're dropping significant money on this keyboard, so you might as well get what you want rather than make do.

    Other than those two issues, though, the keyboard is nothing but positives. It holds a charge seemingly forever, has the perfect camber so that you aren't hurting your rights by bending them back while typing, has very little travel but enough that you can still feel the movement of the keys, is small enough to fit in many shoulder bags and is only ever so slightly longer than my 11" iPad Pro. In 5 rounds of testing online, I averaged 91 wpm, so you can really motor on one of these if you're a good touch typist. I prefer the feel of this to the keyboard on almost every notebook I've ever owned.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Satistifed

    • Written by Alexandre V from Sherbrooke

    Hate my Macbook Pro's keyboard (2018). Sticky keys, loud... and the awful TouchBar... you can't play any video game with that.

    Pros:
    - Keys are thin and close together: perfect for gaming
    - Lightning cable included
    - Bluetooth
    - Simple

    Cons:
    - Not backlit

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by Tommy J from NOBLESVILLE

    Been using it for a few days now, I have a Macbook and I love the keyboard, but like to use an external mouse and keyboard, this is perfect for me.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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????!!!

    9 of 11 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!!!!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    an excellent keyboard overall with one serious flaw

    • Written by Paul I from Vancouver

    This keyboard is so good in so many ways that I keep trying to use it and love it.

    But the arrow keys are awful. It’s a large and unnecessary downgrade from previous versions of this keyboard. The full height left/right keys have made it much harder to use the arrow keys by feel, obscuring the inverted T-shape. It’s a baffling, unnecessary design choice that seems to have been made just for “symmetry,” a perfect example of form-over-function in design.

    (It’s also not backlit, which is frustrating. But no version of this keyboard has ever been backlit, so I can’t complain too much about that.)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and nasty

    • Written by Chris P from cardiff

    I got one of these with my new iMac. It replaced an older wired Apple keyboard. I like the recharge facility and the battery seems to last well between charges (so far), but the lack of a numeric keypad is a pain. The keys also feel cheap and rattly - I was considering purchase of the full size magic keyboard, but this sort of quality is poor regardless of price. Think I'll be looking for a non-apple alternative.

  • 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.

    7 of 8 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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, no backlight, no Space Gray color

    • Written by Rob G from Gig Harbor

    Same complaints as dozens of other reviewers: too flat, not enough key travel, NO BACKLIGHT! ...and no Space Gray color. WHEN you fix the major design flaws in this product and release a new model, PLEASE make it available in Space Gray to match your Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse in the Space Gray color. Thanks.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Keyboard

    • Written by William Z from Las Vegas

    Takes some time getting used to, but once you do, it's one of the most amazing keyboards out there. The build quality is impeccable and the battery life is outstanding.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Keyboard Out There

    • Written by Logan S from Gilbert

    I bought this Bluetooth keyboard when using my MacBook Pro with an external monitor and couldn't be happier. The keyboard is the exact same size and the one on the MacBook Pro (possibly other MacBooks as well) so you do not have to keep switching back and forth between layouts, but can get used to the same exact distance and spacing between keys, allowing you to always type very quickly. Additionally, the feel of the keys is very similar to the MacBook Pro 2015, with a similar travel distance, which gives a nice feel when typing, better than the butterfly keyboards of the newer models in my opinion. This is probably not a good keyboard if you like the feel of mechanical keyboards, but if you want an external keyboard that has the feel and efficiency of a top-of-the-line laptop keyboard this is the only one that you should consider. While it is definitely expensive compared to other external keyboards, which can cost as little as $10, this is certainly my top pick, even over the Apple numeric keyboard, due to issues I have heard related to bending, and the more minimalistic feel given by excluding the number pad that I would hardly use anyway.