• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality gone down

    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Until It Dies

    And that happens in under a year. The number row just goes out. You can't shift. If you write for a living, like I do, you might want to buy two at once. It will just fizzle out without warning. Fortunately, in NYC, we can get two hour delivery for twenty bucks!

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so different from other Apple keyboards

    Apple's keyboard (and other product) design choices have been polarizing since the original move to chiclet keys, and more so since the move to the new "butterfly mechanism" keyboards on the new MacBooks and Pros. These keyboard designs are just great for some people and horrible for others, and this keyboard won't change that. But it really isn't that much different than the previous model in terms of tactile response. As everyone has noted, the key travel is a bit shallower than the preceding model---but it is still deeper than on the 12-inch MacBook or the new MacBook Pros. I own both, along with this keyboard, and the Magic Keyboard is, in my opinion, far more similar in feel to the previous wireless Apple keyboard than to either of those laptops' keys. It's true that it lacks a numeric keypad, but it seems that would be something someone would already know about the product before making a purchase decision. Backlighting would be really nice, though.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but it failed within a month.

    I prefer the keyboard to both the old wireless and the older (10+ year) old model, but it died on me after a month. Bluetooth stopped working and now they want to charge me £99 to return it to check it's actually faulty before releasing the charge.

    Are apple accessories really becoming that unreliable? I've had 3 thunderbolt to ethernet adapters that stopped working after a few months too. Come on apple, get your build quality sorted out!

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Key broke

    The space key somehow went inside (sunk in) and wouldn't come out. You can't type much without space key. Mine came with iMac. Used it for about a year and now I can't get it replaced. Do not buy it.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor battery life.

    I'm supposed to get a month on a charge? How about three days. And I liked my battery powered one better for two reasons, 1, it was higher, and 2, the keys were higher. This one I have to prop up with a pen underneath it unless I want to stand and type.

    Does anyone at Apple EVER run these by REAL users first?

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely better than the last edition of the magic keyboard

    I like how low it sets and how sensitive the keys are. It feels good to the hand and forgiving to the fingers. The materials are on point and the charging feature really makes things way more convenient because I hated having to buy batteries. I actually plan on using this keyboard at work because I could get so much more done with it. I do not understand why some people hate this keyboard, I like the fact that there is no number pad because I'm not a big user of it anyways. I wonder though, would the controls be the same on a Windows PC? In all though this is my favorite keyboard by far and I'm glad my old keyboard short-circuited today.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys feel good, terrible pairing

    I like the action on the keys better than the last gen keyboard though I miss the full numpad and the full size up/down arrow keys. The biggest problem with it is it continually disconnects from my computer, at least twice a day.

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  • 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 7 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!!!

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  • 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