• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup experience

    I simply plugged this into a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G1212) and it paired instantly.

    People seem to get more and more extreme in their views of Apple products.

    For me, I like the travel of the keys compared with the aforementioned MacBook Pro model, it's less stress on my hands after a full day of typing. I think that the edges of the aluminum could be a little more forgiving, but I rarely pick this up and move it around on the desk for that to be too much of an annoyance. The only wish I have is that it was backlit, I just hate seeing empty F5 and F6 keys on the keyboard.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've bought two, and buttons stopped working on both!!!

    Expensive piece of trash. I'm on my 2nd one, because on my first one, the delete button stopped working. Now, on my second one, barely used and totally protected in the box, the delete and arrow buttons are not working.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor keyboard

    All keys are the same exact shape and spacing so using keys by feel/muscle memory doesn't really work too well

    Actually went out and bought and older apple wireless keyboard to go back to the speed at which I could work at before I got this one

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad keyboard

    This came with my iMac.
    It looks like it was designed with portability in mind and not to be used on daily basis.

    Pros:
    - free.
    Cons:
    - too small.
    - missing numpad.
    - arrow keys are too small.
    - keys are too close together.
    - not meant for professional use.

    17 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded my Apple Keyboard to New Magic Keyboard

    The new Magic Keyboard is wonderful, no problems with my MacPro finding it. The flatter design has helped me type better and there is less stress on my wrists. My original Apple keyboard stuck it out with me for 4 years without a problem. This is a great keyboard and very easy to adapt to. Thank you Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Terrible... Not Great...

    I don't mind the keyboard too much; however, I do work with numbers a lot so it would sure be nice to have a numeric pad on this keyboard. Also, it does take some getting used to if you're used to the traditional Apple Keyboard with Numeric Pad and the previous version of the Magic Keyboard.
    I just wish Apple would update their Keyboard with Numeric Pad as I use the numeric pad more than the qwerty keyboard. Sad.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Norwegian/Swedish developer keyboard

    This keyboard has many "easy" shortcuts to developer characters such as "{", "}". I really often do programming with my MacBook Air wich is using this keyboard and it is awesome that it is so easy to get to the characters I want compared with other keyboard layouts.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Terrible Terrible!

    Lack of number pad is bad enough, but then add the fact that the angle, and spacing of the keys is terrible. Did anyone even test this thing before putting it into production? NEWS FLASH APPLE: SOME THINGS DON'T NEED TO BE REDESIGNED!!!

    13 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't get it to work

    I've tried 2 now, the first one they sent it would recognize the mac book pro, but not the ipad because it would not hold charge (as in I had it to have it connected to the Mac Book for it to work). I asked for an exchange, and the second one, the USB cord would not work at all and wouldn't even connect to my Mac Book much less the ipad. Sending both back. The old battery one worked great right out of the box, but sadly the batteries exploded in there and I can't use it anymore. Now there isn't an option to buy the battery keyboard.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard I've used to date

    A good keyboard has the following features

    • Enhances typing accuracy
    • Is quiet to type on
    • Stable keys
    • Flat to enhance egronomics
    • Easy to type on
    • Great wireless range
    • Good battery life
    • Rechargable

    Apple's Magic keyboard delivers all of those in 1 package. It's not every Joe's keyboard. The price speaks for itself. However, it delivers every inch on quality. If you want a super quiet and quality keyboard that gives you just enough tactile feedback, look no further.

    I've never used a keyboard up to date that is this silent. In terms of noise reduction, the only keyboard able to surpass this is Apple's butterfly switch keyboard on its 2015 macbook line and now the 2016 macbook pro line.

    It has more tactile feedback than the 2015 macbook (which I am thankful for) and yet, it barely makes any noise! It is comfortable to use and the keys are larger with a slight curvature towards the center to help increase tactile feedback.

    A lot of people complained the keyboard is too "flat". While a keyboard should not be completely flat as that will increase the amount of effort needed to reach the keys at the top row, a relatively flat keyboard is ideal in preventing carpel tunnel syndrome on your hand. A simple search on youtube will show doctors who will talk about this very thing. Apple's flatter keyboard design is exceptional in improving ergonomics and as someone who uses the keyboard for hours a day, this keyboard is very comfortable for long duration use.

    I haven't used it long enough to provide feedback on battery life, but from the other reviews, I'm expecting 1 month, which is very good for a keyboard.

    I am an owner of the apple wireless keyboard of the previous generation and I can say typing on this keyboard is night and day. It's so much more comfortable and I find myself typing faster and more accurately than I could ever do thanks to the low travel and improved stability of the keys.

    I'm fond of its compact design as I have very limited desk space. I've purchased a wireless keypad of my own and I can move it around freely based on where I have space so that isn't a draw back.

    Not having backlight isn't an issue as I am a programmer and am well versed in the proper finger positions so I know exactly where every key is. The raised bump on the 'f' and 'j' keys are a nice touch to help me get back into position should I shift out of it.

    Apple does it again! It delivers great product that is better each generation. This isn't a gimmicky keyboard. This is a keyboard that screams durability and great user experience.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Glow in the dark

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

    Pairing with my late 2014 Mac Mini was a breeze. Build quality is good. No need to change batteries is a big plus. Easy to type. Coming from using a PC keyboard with my Mini, I can now use all the keyboard shortcuts properly.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small and keys cramped for average user

    Overall just way too small. If you are using a 27inch screen you surely have room for a normal sized keyboard, wireless or otherwise.

    I can live without the number pad on the right but bunching the arrow keys together just to fit the size is lazy design and doesn't, to me, take the average user into account.

    I find it's not suited to longer writing sessions and as a creative who routinely nudges elements in my designs by small increments using those keys, the whole half sized up and down buttons are awful.

    I find typing with it a pain. I thought the wireless aspect would be good as it would be one less cable on the desk but it forces me into an uncomfortable chicken wing position.

    I'm assuming it's a straight lift from the laptop. I'd like to see a wireless version of the standard desktop keyboard especially given the price bump on the wireless option.

    I expected better from Apple.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mute button malfunction less than six months in.

    This is my second apple wireless keyboard which has had a malfunction less than a year after I purchased it. The mute button malfunctioned and constantly muted and unmuted the computer. Other keys would get stuck periodically and would send the computer into a frenzy of highlighting documents, scrolling through pages quickly, or disconnecting and reconnecting itself constantly.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Keyboard

    Whilst I understand that the keybed has a different feel to what many are used to, I find it almost impossible to switch back to any other board. Typing on keyboards that I used to be a fan of feels 'squishy' and requires much more extension to be certain of actuating the keys. The size and look are also great. I do wish that there was a version with a ten-key available as I would happily swap out the Magic Keyboard that I keep at work with that for much better spreadsheet execution. However, for my home setup I wouldn't swap the current Magic Keyboard for anything.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard

    I've always been a fan of apple keyboards - in general, I type 20% faster on Apple keyboards than I can type on the typical logitech, microsoft, dell keyboard, for example. This keyboard does take some getting used to due to the minimal key travel. However, for keyboardists that have a light touch or can reduce the force with which they use to press keys, this keyboard will pay tremendous dividends in terms of reduced fatigue and increased productivity and typing speed. The only downside is for people who need a numeric keypad and of course the price. But, there is no better keyboard on the market.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly good, definitely some opportunity to improve

    This is the nearly the same layout and size as my MBP's keyboard (aside from the square left & right arrow keys and slightly larger keys with slightly less space between) so it is easy for me to get used to for that reason. Of course, I purchased this keyboard for the desktop experience and not as an additional portable device. While I did have all the facts about what the likely keyboard experience would be (small and without a numerical keypad) I did still shallowly purchase it to match my other apple products it would be paired with. For now I am content with my purchase and what I do like about the keyboard is the slim design, low profile keys and "feel" of typing. What I hope apple changes in the future would be to include a numeric keypad, get a bit more space between the keys and add back lighting. Another reviewer pointed out that if this keyboard had the numeric keypad, it would force a separate trackpad to be pushed further to the side which may negatively affect the economics of using that device. That's sound logic, but as I stated before, I bought this for the desktop experience and that requires a full sized keyboard with a numeric keypad. Seems weird that I cannot buy a proper full-sized wireless keyboard or Apple branded monitor for that matter from the most well regarded computer manufacturer on the planet. Maybe it's because Apple is distracted making watches few people want or need, wireless EarPods and rumors of developing a "smart" car, yikes!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    misleading reviews

    read the previous review about noisy keyboard and nearly didn't buy it, but went ahead anyway as can't use mac without it and I'm very pleased I did, it's really quiet just the same as my old one,which I unfortunately spilt a drink on while trying to get to the phone. yes I would have like it to be cheaper obviously,but it's great, easy to set up quiet, easy to use and very sleek, only worry is the integral battery and how long before I have to replace the keyboard when it stops charging. apart from that, very happy

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrow keys are too small

    terrible design for programmers

    22 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    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

    9 of 10 people found this useful