• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A step backward

    As always, nice basic design and aesthetic, but...

    Ergonomics are terrible. Lies TOO FLAT, key spacing is TOO CRAMPED and both of these cause user fatigue and incessant typos. Also, why eliminate the numbers pod/area on the far right of the keyboard?? Who wants a separate peripheral just to input numbers? Although the late 2013 Keyboard was flat, it's got a slight angle, the keys are spaced better and there's a conventional numbers pod, so I went back to that one.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just terrible....

    It lies perfectly flat on the table and tweaks my wrists when I use it. Because it's so small, I am constantly missing keys.

    What's the point of an external keyboard that's no bigger than my MacBook's?

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing quality, worth the price. Does have one small issue though!

    I bought this because I wanted to start using my macbook pro as a workstation connected to a couple of external monitors. I was using a old USB external keyboard, so I decided to get the Magic Keyboard to compliment my apple set up.

    First of all, the build quality is great. The keyboard is lightweight, but feels very solid. Once its on my table, it feels planted and doesn't move around. The keys feel great and are a joy to type on. The power button has some weight to it so I know it won't accidentally flip ON when I have it moving around in my backpack. Battery life seems pretty good. It seems to drop about 3-4% after a day's use (about 8 - 10 hours). Plus, the lightning cable (included) makes charging painless.

    There is however one small issue and it isn't really a fault of the product. Occasionally I am noticing some lag when I try to type. It might take a second or so for a key press to register but then its fine again. I believe this is due to the fact that I am living in an apartment and I am surrounded by 50+ wireless networks. There is a huge amount of interference from various 2.4ghz broadcasts around me, so I am assuming that is causing this issue. I tried using the keyboard at work where there isn't as much interference besides a couple of networks and a few phones, and it didn't have any issues at all. So, keep that in mind. I would give this a 5/5 if it wasn't for this issue. While it isn't a big deal, it can be very annoying and I wish there was some wizardry that would have gone into remedying this problem.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best small keyboard out there

    I am a liker of small, notebook-feel keyboards. I guess most people who have reviewed this keyboard are not. It takes a little getting used to, and I mean very little - like the first hour or two. I like it so much better than the Logitech I got to replace my first magic keyboard, which died on me. If you're a coder or somebody who's used to big keyboards, I wouldn't recommend. I love it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it - works very well . .

    My old trustee Apple Bluetooth keyboard, the one with batteries in it, finally started showing its signs of age and it needed to be replaced so I ordered what I thought was the same keyboard only to find that it's the new version, no batteries, connects via USB for charging, is FLAT, and has slightly different upper and lower arrow keys.

    Now I'm not an extensive typist but I type every day, reports, tons of emails, etc. so as soon as I opened the box and discovered that the keyboard was a different design and style I immediately went to the reviews and started to read them. And boy, there is no shortage of negative reviews, the keys, the keyboard, failure, you name it. I always pay attention to the negative reviews and certainly the number of negative reviews versus positive reviews.

    Well, of course all I can speak is for myself and I immediately LOVE IT! For me the typing is smoother, the keys are smoother, it just feels better and easier to use. I know that certainly is subjective but to me there's a tremendous difference between my beloved old battery keyboard and the new version. I fully expected not to like the new version but I'm pleasantly surprised.

    My advice to you is simple, try it for yourself. Not everyone has the same experience and likes the same things. For me the new keyboard is PERFECT!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fell apart after 15 month...

    ... and I didn't use it that often. Seriously?!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works keyboard in history

    Not much to add. Bluetooth works perfect. It never fails. Love that. However, i don't think I've ever made as many mistakes as I made when typing here. Over and over. I can't get used to it. I've had other Apple keyboards and I've had 4 laptops. Nothing was as bad as this. Except maybe the MacBook Pro 2017... i can't believe Logitech has a MUCH better keyboard. The feeling is better and I don't get have to correct all the time. Love it the logitech keyboard for iPad pro. Please, Apple, just copy that technology.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS & "Android"

    After asking around for the best keyboard for an Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S2), I was discouraged that I would not be able to find a decent keyboard. I got a used iPad Air from one of my family members and decided to switch from Android M to iOS 10. The transition was not without it's quirks, but I finally have managed to really like my new iPhone (6 Plus) and iPad Air. The Magic Keyboard, by the way, is excellent. Great feel, and amazing battery life. I have used it for a couple of hours every day for the last week, and it's still at 100%!!

    I love the fact that this keyboard works so well with iOS.

    But...... Apple has either lied or not researched the exact compatibility with various OS's. This keyboard works for Android!! Dare I say, better than iOS?
    An Apple specialist that I chatted with online said that it would not work with Android. So, now that I have bought various adapters and spent a good portion of money trying to transition from Android to iOS, and I find out that I didn't have to do so in the first place, I'm kind of ticked off.

    I could have easily got the keyboard for my Samsung tablet (Which is an amazing tablet, by the way), and given Apple my business as well.

    I think that Apple is a good company that builds great products, but someone somewhere needs to update the compatibility info for the Magic Keyboard. It does work with Android!! And, there's nothing wrong with spending $100 for an "Apple" keyboard with a "Google" Operating System.

    Great keyboard, but Apple doesn't even know their own product. And they don't tell the truth about compatibility.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice to look at...Not very Practical

    While the keyboard is compact and sleek, it lacks in functionality and practicality for any serious user. VERY crammed keyboard layout. The arrow keys, while present, are positioned in a very unnatural manner. Key travel is severely reduced to maintain its sleek form factor. The keyboard does not offer a kickstand for incline. The only strong point on this keyboard is the battery life. Very overpriced for a keyboard that is stripped of so many essential features. Would not recommend.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Has anyone else had trouble with keys not working?

    I purchased a Magic Keyboard after my husband's iMac keyboard suddenly stopped working. I liked the idea of instant pairing and being able to use a USB cord rather than batteries for charging it. I liked everything the salesperson told me about it.

    When we tried the keyboard for the first time the right hand keys didn't work. I purchased the keyboard as a Christmas gift so had a bit of trouble taking it back as the 30 day return had lapsed. We did end up getting the store to exchange the keyboard for a new one but the new one has exactly the same problem.

    Does anyone have an answer to this problem? If not, I will have to face the wrath at the store when I return the second keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Magic Experience.

    I've had my eye on the new Magic Keyboard since they were announced and have finally gotten around to purchasing one.

    Granted the shallower keys take some time to adjust to but I have to say the wider buttons in a smaller body are very much welcome.

    Feels solidly made and like the fact I can charge my Keyboard whilst using it still-and that if I ever lose my original Lightning Cable I can use one of the spare ones from my iPhone/iPod/iPad.

    Would've been nice to have a backlit option (perhaps in Space Grey) but those are minor quibbles.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, quit with no warning after 6 years

    I've had this keyboard for about 6 years with absolutely no issues, but it quit without warning. I originally bought it to go with my Mac Mini. In reading through some of the reviews, this seems to be what happens. Very inconvenient as I was in the middle of an important document and had to borrow a larger Microsoft, corded keyboard from my husband to finish; thankfully it worked just fine. Throughout the past 6 years, however, the Apple keyboard has worked flawlessly and met my needs for a small keyboard as I have a small desk space. Love the chiclet keys! I'm not happy about the expense, but if it lasts as long as the last one, I will be very happy. My one wish, though, would be for a backlit keyboard like my MacBook Pro.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    It is basically kind of like a laptop keybord in both size and functionality. For a full-size Mac, I'd like a much bigger keyboard, and I'd like to avoid having to use the Fn key. The fact that it's wireless does not make it any better for me.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, except for arrows -- Get an older model

    The keyboard is fine, except for the arrows. I cannot get used to them, and cannot touch type anymore. I HIGHLY recommend an older bluetooth keyboard model which has the proper arrow keys. These are useless, and I keep hitting shift, or the wrong arrow, or just plain cannot find them. It turns out this is SUPER FRUSTRATING.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard, but...

    The keyboard is nice, but it has a major problem to me: I continuously mistype arrow up instead of down and viceversa.
    This is a big issue.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't

    Apple seems to think that your body should conform to their devices and not the other way around. This cramped keyboard is an ergonomic nightmare. If your goal is to develop wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, than by all means purchase this keyboard.

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  • 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!

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  • 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