• 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!!!!

  • 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.)

  • 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    9 of 10 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.

    10 of 10 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.

    2 of 2 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The MacBook Pro should have this keyboard

    • Written by David K from Basalt

    This is the best keyboard I've used. I'm a loud typer and make people crazy with the sound of the last generation MacBook Pro (worse keyboard ever). I use this standalone on both my iMac and MacBook pro. Huge improvement and super fast typing. I'm not sure what additional functionality people were expecting. What you see is what you get. If you want a trackpad or a 10 key order them separately or order the huge bluetooth keyboard. APPLE, please listen and fix the cheap sound of the MacBook pro keyboard - it doesn't need to make any noise at all and in quiet meetings it is totally obnoxious.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great...when it worked

    • Written by Eric K from Albany

    Stopped using for a 5-6 months and has been stored in my cabinet - nothing has been spilled on it nor has it been dropped. Now all of a sudden it won't charge and will only work while plugged into the USB. Oddly, it won't work while I have it plugged into a charging block. I've always liked the quality of Apple products in the past, but it seems like lately there are expiration dates now :/

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it!

    • Written by Konrad G from Poughkeepsie

    Good keyboard. It's low profile, but I find it easier to type on than on traditional keyboards with higher raised keys. Compared to the old apple magic keyboard, I prefer this one since it doesn't have the round bump on the back for double AA batteries. The built in battery is much more convenient, and its just a nice looking keyboard.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Good. Key Placement TERRIBLE!

    • Written by Jasmine H from Omaha

    Why the Arrow Keys, and the entire top row of FN Keys were altered is beyond me. Now I have to look down to see what keys I'm trying to hit. Why does Apple continue to try and "fix" something that isn't broken? This just makes it so difficult to type and be efficient.

    I never write reviews, but this is SO BAD that I had to write it. Save your MONEY. I'm so disgusted.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it !!!

    • Written by Eli L from BROOKLYN

    I absolutely love this keyboard. I don't understand why there are any bad reviews about it. It works perfectly in my opinion. Hold a charge for a very long time and super easy to charge. Definitely one of my favorite apple products. Using it with my iMac 27 inch

    4 of 5 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great along with the mouse!

    • Written by Karan P from Chandigarh

    I got my imac and i love the magic keyboard and mouse!!!. they are very durable and waterproof too!

    PROS

    1.Charges with lightning
    2.Works through bluetooth
    3. the build quality is amazing
    CONS
    no cons to me!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as previous model

    • Written by Mark S from West Chiltington

    I acquired one of these with a purchase of an iMac. I also own the previous model and greatly prefer that one. The keys on this one do not travel quite far enough and are 'clicky' in comparison. It feels cheap in use and I find I miss-type quite often when compared to the previous version - I suppose because I can't feel the keys as well. I would use my older one but strangely some of the keys on that no longer respond. Strange how they break when the old £10 Cherry keyboards would go on forever, makes me wonder what the real production cost of these accessories is and what the markup looks like... I suspect its a number no Apple user would ever want to know.

    So in summary I would say 'not worth £100' and that there are superior products out there for the money.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year reliability - 1/8th of my last Apple Keyboard

    • Written by Mark B from Conowingo

    Pros:
    Small
    Lighweight
    USB/Lightning Rechargable

    Cons:
    Small
    Reliability

    I owned my first iMac from 2008 and a year or so after buying it bought the battery-powered keyboard. The iMac and keyboard were in great (though I did have to replace the hard drive and not-so-SuperDrive) shape when I sold them last year on Craigslist. Upon selling, I bought a new iMac in Aug 2017 and already - just 1 year later - the keyboard is acting up. The letter r would arbitrarily work/not work and then when depressing the shift, return, or some other keys, a series of letter r would begin streaming out. I made sure I fully charged the keyboard, enabled and disabled it from menu bar, ran through the recommendation for "keyboard isn't working as expected" and still had the same problem. In disgust and anger (was trying to complete a job application) I picked up the keyboard and gave it a good whack and...voila...it starting working. But it worked for only a bit. Another whack got it working again but I've made an appointment at the genius bar to get it looked at. I'm not happy that a keyboard this expensive does not have the reliability I came to expect from Apple products in the past and not having backlit keys really limits it's use in low-light conditions - I use my keyboard on pullout keyboard tray in my desk and the desktop block light from the monitor and desk lamp so backlighting would be nice...and expected at $100.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by António M from Odivelas

    Got my 2015 iMac 21' in December 2017, and the Portuguese keyboard came included. Although this is my 1st high-end keyboard, I love the way it feels. My only complain is that alt and ctrl keys do not have ⌥ and ⌃ printed in too like command has, and that caused me a hassle while trying to learn shortcuts. Another little problem while using macOS but big problem in Windows 10 is the inexistence of a delete-key.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I've used

    • Written by Ben H from York

    Pros:
    - Comes with a Lightning cable.
    - Looks great, I like the thin wedge shape.
    - Simple. I hate those gaming keyboards that light up all different colors and give you a headache. This is just a silver keyboard with white plastic keys.
    - Works great. Characters appear instantly on the screen without any latency.
    - Holds a very long charge and charges very quickly.

    Cons:
    - Not backlit like the notebook keyboards are.
    - Its almost too thin, so it has the tendency to bend a little bit if you press the keys too hard.
    - The keys are thin and close together which might take some getting used to.
    - Very expensive.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who actually designs this rubbish

    • Written by Simon H from Solihull

    I have just purchased a new iMac so have had the misfortune to receive a new variant of the apple mouse and keyboard. It sits almost flat to the desk with next to no angle, and has no way of adjusting it, like a conventional keyboard. And as others have said it feels cheap and tacky. The one thing I have always liked about using an apple keyboard is the solidity of the keystrokes. Not so on the new one. The old (2010) keyboard has double the angle and a far more solid feel to it so have reverted back to that one. Along with a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse which is far more comfy than the apple mouse and has a sensible place charging port...

    3 of 3 people found this useful