• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't listen to the haters!

    • Written by Neil A from AUCKLAND

    Despite reading some negative reviews, I went ahead and ordered a new Magic Keyboard with numeric keypad anyway, and I'm so glad I did.
    I had the shorter, basic version of the previous generation and as I do a fair amount of spreadsheet work, I opted for the extended version of the latest generation.
    It is, in a word, brilliant!
    To use, it feels like a quality product, everything is where it feels natural to be, and as far as some whiners and Apple haters complaining about the ergonomics, I would suggest they have their desk/chair positioning wrong. Any discomfort is certainly not the fault of the keyboard.
    I can type faster and make fewer mistakes, generally speeding up my workflow.
    I liked the previous model, this one is twice as good.
    Top marks to Apple for designing and producing an excellent keyboard.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Connor H from Lakewood

    Typing on this keyboard is like typing on a cloud. It feels GREAT. I love how everything feels. In response to other complaints about how the angle isn’t right, I honestly have not really noticed. Similarly, although I believe most people will be using this keyboard with the lights on (with gamers being the only exception I can think of in which case Bluetooth keyboards aren’t even a considerable option for serious players), I haven’t really come across a need for backlighting like others mention. However, for the $150 price tag, I kind of expect snazzy features like that. Nonetheless, it’s Apple. It’s beautiful. And it feels great to type on.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great!

    • Written by Ilya B from Toronto

    why did it take Apple so long to release a space grey version? i think these keyboards are perfect - keys have just the right amount of tension, and are located very conveniently for use of hotkeys. the angle at which the keyboard is raised is also very comfortable for typing all day.

    people complain because of the price at which it comes, but hey, it's Apple, and it's always been pricey!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional and long overdue.

    • Written by Andrew N from Barnsley

    This keyboard really is a wonder to behold. A numerical keyboard has been long overdue (come on Apple, pull your finger out) and if you work in finance, or any job with numbers, it's a must. It's light, pretty, and the butterfly keys are just wonderful and their feel is natural and responsive. It feels great, looks great, and is a perfect design match for an Apple trackpad. The old battery powered Magic Keyboard looks a little dated now (and have no numerical keys), and this one's battery lasts weeks and requires a simple lightning cable charge when it runs out.

    It's well overpriced but no one put a gun to my head to buy it (nor will they do to you) so I have no reason to complain—good aesthetic design costs more than ugly things, it's as simple as that.

    Some people have complained that theirs is bent—in 2 years mine has not.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Needed

    • Written by Brittany F from Collierville

    Was looking to elevate my MacBook Pro to improve my posture, which meant needed a keyboard and mouse/trackpad. Of all the bluetooth keyboards on the market, Apple's Magic Keyboard was the most aesthetically pleasing and I trust Apple products (obviously), so that's the one I went with. So far it has a great battery life, easy connectivity, and very ergonomic. Happy with the purchase and would recommend.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love, Love, Love

    • Written by Lindsay P from Bradford

    I've had my apple keyboard with Numeric Keypad for over a year now & I just couldn't live without it now.
    I have to admit, it took me about a week to get used to it. During the first week, I wasn't used to the shallow keys. My fingers kept slipping all around, and my key strokes per hour went way down during the first few days of use. I was almost ready to ditch it, and go back to my old company-issued keyboard, because my lack of speed was frustrating. However, my love for the sleek design & flawless wireless capability motivated me enough to stick it out, and i'm so glad I did.
    After the first week, I really started to get used to the shallow keys, and now I type faster than ever and with less errors.
    The BEST thing for me has been that this keyboard does not make my hands hurt by the end of the day. I type A LOT in a day & with my old keyboard, my hands would ache from all of the typing. NOT with this keyboard ! Since I've had it, I've never had a day that my hands hurt from typing - it's GREAT! It's very ergonomic.
    It's also been VERY DURABLE. I've read other review that mention the "bending" in the middle - but I haven't noticed that at all & I've used mine 5 days a week for about 8 hours straight for over a year now.
    I'm also very pleased with how long it holds a charge. As mentioned above, I use my keyboard 5 days a week for an average of 8 hours a day. I only charge my keyboard about once a month for an hour & the battery has never died. I do wish there was a way to check the battery level if you're using the keyboard on a non-apple product - but I don't hold that against it.
    I use the keyboard on my Microsoft Surface Pro (Sorry Apple - it was company issued) & the connection works flawlessly.
    Another big pro for me is that the keyboard is easy to clean ! I give mine a quick wipe with a disinfectant at the end of the work day & it looks brand new. The letters still look brand new, and there's nothing in between the keys (like lint that typically gets caught in other keyboards)
    Overall, I am very satisfied with my Apple keyboard, and I I highly recommend !

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Andrew G from Naremburn

    I read a lot of reviews about this keyboard, both the positive and negative. I even searched around for non-Apple alternatives, however in the end I decided to get it. Only just had it for a few hours, however initial thoughts are it is amazing. The flat design feels super comfortable, it has the Apple keyboard feel I love and my typing speed and accuracy seemed to have improved.

    I also do not understand the warp complaints. It sits almost flush to my desk so not sure how it can bend as much as has been reported. Unless, of course, if it is used on your lap or something perhaps.

    Anyway, so far, can definitely recommend this.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Joseph S from Las Vegas

    Sleek thin design, battery lasts weeks and I love the feel of the keys. Disconnect the lightning cable and it automatically switches to bluetooth. Great design.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    low travel, happy fingers

    • Written by Margaret M from Los Angeles

    I have used MBP keyboards almost exclusively for many years, and my fingers will no longer tolerate squishy or mechanical/clicky keyboards. So I'm practically stuck with Apple products.

    For this one, the cons are:
    expensive
    doesn't come with a USB-C cable even though the new MBPs are ride-or-die nothing but USB-Cs

    Pros are:
    perfect (to my fingers) amount of key travel
    flat angle, which I prefer
    not overly clicky
    has an off switch
    seems to have decent battery life, unlike the smaller AA-powered one
    sits flat on the desk and doesn't rattle as much as the smaller one

    For the price, I expect to be using it for several years. So far I'm pretty happy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    • Written by Darryl J from St. John's

    Not sure what the other reviews are so bad on this, some of the points other make seem nonsensical and wonder if it was a previous version or something!

    - Bend: It is too flat to really bend noticeably, only a mm or less off the surface, and it also feels very sturdy!

    - Flat: For someone looking for the closest equivalent wireless keyboard to the built in one on the MacBook so the experience wasn't so drastic switching back and forth, this was perfect, and technically a little more tilted than the MacBook keyboard, but I don't hear anyone comparing about MacBook's or all other flat laptop keyboards which are all of them!!


    - Everything else worked perfect
    - Matches my external touchpad perfectly
    - Saves noticeable room on the desk
    - Eliminated the dongle from old wireless keyboard
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I've Ever Used

    • Written by Andrew C from Norman

    I'm so happy Apple released this keyboard. I'd been waiting patiently for a magic keyboard with 10-key and Apple did not disappoint. I love everything about this keyboard. The new switches are especially fantastic! The slight click made when typing is extremely satisfying and the fact the keys don't travel 5" with each depress makes me so happy.

    To the people posting reviews stating this keyboard is not ergonomic, that is not true. Flat keyboards are more ergonomic than raised keyboards, or keyboards with 'feet' that may be raised. Flat keyboards encourage a more neutral alignment in your wrists (wrist aren't raised and the point from your mid-forearm to your middle finger is straighter).

    In the end, every body is different. Considering the majority of us spend a large portion of our days typing, make sure you're using a keyboard that works for your body.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with mine

    • Written by Paul U from New York

    My workspace is very friendly to a keyboard that doesn't need a wired connection, and I don't want to use up a USB port with a dongle; I prefer a keyboard that doesn't require battery changes; I prefer a keyboard with a numeric keypad; and the more function keys the better.

    The Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad fits the bill nicely. It is easy to use for this touch-typist (who learned on a Remington upright), lasts for a long time on a charge, lets me know when it's time for charging, and charges quickly and easily while I'm using it. The backlight on my previous keyboard was nice to have, but I don't really miss it. I have gotten used to using the forward delete key, and also to option-delete now deleting an entire word (which is actually more useful to me than having two ways of forward-deleting).

    I have found no downside to this keyboard after nearly a year of use. It sits on a flat surface – when I travel with my laptop, I use the keyboard on the laptop – so I have not experienced the bending others have reported.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent build quality and connection....what else did you expect?

    • Written by David A from Midway City

    No, this is not a carpal-tunnel friendly keyboard. If you want that, just buy another keyboard from Best Buy or a gel wrist support. If you want a basic keyboard with MacBook level build quality, this is it. If you like the clean MacBook look, this is for you. If you don't connect the MacBook and keyboard under a microwave or server room, you shouldn't have bluetooth issues. This keyboard doesn't have the butterfly board found on the new MacBooks, which is fine. The scissor mechanism is very nice. I find that the numeric keypad is adequate, but not very useful. I need a keypad at work, but at home I feel like the cheaper keyboard would've been better because it's much more travel-friendly. This is NOT travel friendly...unless you carry a long, flat case...But why am I complaining? The MacBook already comes with an amazing keyboard. ALSO, this can play instruments in GarageBand quite well.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by Patrick B from Fairfax

    I have searched the Internet for an alternative keyboard and bottom line, none of them match the quality and seamless integration of this keyboard with my MacBook Pro. I bought a knock-off from Amazon and was very disappointed. Yes, Apple charges a premium, but I definitely think this keyboard is a case of you get what you pay for. I have had two wired versions of this keyboard (previous design of course) for 10+ years and they continue to work great.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bomb Keyboard - Buy this immidiately

    • Written by terence F from Hoboken

    Life changing keyboard. Other keyboards would be like running a marathon with a rock in your shoe.

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by Michael F from Scottsdale

    I almost didn't buy this keyboard because I read several reviews where people complained about the angle of the keyboard being more flat than the previous Apple keyboards. One guy even complained about carpel tunnel. Then I lifted my arms off the desk and low and behold my hands actually preferred to hang downward and that was a very comfortable position. So I decided to buy the keyboard. The fact that it is more flat is actually an ergonomic improvement. Think about all of the palm rests people used to have with their desktop computers. Those elevated your wrists so your hands could hang in a more natural position. My only complaint is that it might be even better if it was completely flat. The keys are very responsive with less travel than the previous keyboard which is an improvement. If you are wondering if you should buy one, then you should buy one.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by dominic T from London

    Only got this today so it's early days.

    Cons:

    - Too expensive
    - Smaller tilt angle than the old one

    Pros:

    - Not bent
    - Nice feel to type
    - Does not require bluetooth to be enabled if you just want to use it liked a normal wired keyboard. This was the biggest unknown for me as it baffles me why people want to deal with wireless keyboard charging when this is for a desktop.

    Hopefully it'll have a longer lifespan than the old wired fullscreen keyboards. Time will tell.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for my purposes

    • Written by Kathleen W from Boyne City

    I got one of these with my new iMac. I wanted the 10key option, as I've struggled without it. Use calculator/spreadsheet quite often in my work. I wondered at some of the negative reviews, but so far no issues!! It paired easily with the iMac, charges quickly, I really like not having another cord/wire to deal with. Stays charged for days and days. I am about to get another to use with my MacBook Pro. Yes, it's pricey, but...... I can't figure out the reviews that say it bends. There only small little rubber grips in each corner, not enough to let it bend anywhere. The keyboard height/configuration is pretty much like my old (now dead) wired keyboard with numeric keypad. I've been using it for about a month.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard - Top Feel & Quality

    • Written by Richard B from Cannock

    I love this keyboard, having just bought it to replace a Logitech one I had for 6 years that has now finally broke down.

    The previous reviews saying this keyboard is bent must have experienced the very first batch of these, which must have been a bad batch. This one is flat and perfect.

    I would recommend this to any iMac owner.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by Thomas G from Banbury

    I am a middle aged software developer and I use iMac a lot. Every single day. I've been using iMacs for about 10 years now. When I updated my current iMac in 2015 it came with the narrow Magic Keyboard and even though I tried to love it very hard it was too difficult for me to use. So I ended up using my old full sized keyboard. It's about the numeric keypad (but I use it as well) its more about PgUp, PgDown, the size and placement of cursor keys. When I realised that the full size Magic Keyboard is available I instantly wanted to get it, but I was not so sure after reading so many negative reviews. Perhaps Apple has reinforced the keyboard or I was more lucky, but mine works perfectly! After a few days I get used to the slightly different angle and I can use it forgetting that this is a new model. Now, two months later I decided to write a review, to help those who worry that the keyboard bends easily. It's not. It declutters my desk a bit because I don't have the cable, it makes one USB port free – important when you have many testing devices connected. It's responsive, I can wake up my iMac just by pressing the space in the morning and the key typing feel is great. I can recommend it without reservation.

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