• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, works well

    I purchased the keyboard for use in the office with my (closed) laptop, a 27-inch monitor, and a trackpad. Setup was a snap and the keyboard is solid and comfortable. I do miss the touch-strip from my laptop, but mostly because of the fingerprint sensor for login. Maybe a future release of the keyboard will include that.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome: Best keyboard ever

    I've owned both the current version (lighter and powered by lightning cable) and the previous generation (battery powered).

    I LOVE IT!!

    I use one for both my home and office MacBook + external monitor setups, and my wife uses another Magic keyboard for her Windows docking station at work. It's far sleeker than those clunky Windows keyboards.

    BTW, several of the reviewers are mistakenly(?) commenting on the iPad Pro keyboards instead of the Magic Keyboard. This is *not* the keyboard that connects to the iPad Pro (though technically I have used these keyboards for iPads when I had something long to type). This is the keyboard for Macs.

    I actually prefer the size though I know some people who miss the extra numbers keypad (even though they never use it).

    My only suggestion (actually my wife's suggestion) is to make a version in black to hide a little makeup that seeps on it when she scratches her face, etc. Also, others have suggested backlighting, which also wouldn't hurt.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard!

    Despite the significant number of single-star ratings for this product, I love my Magic Keyboard! As with everything Apple, the design of the keyboard is minimal and clean. The product frees up swathes of desk real-estate which is greatly appreciated.

    The downsides:
    1. No backlit keyboard.
    2. The placement of the arrow-keys verge on annoying. (The up-arrow is too small)

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard

    I am very disappointed with the keyboard. I didn't like the board provided with the Mac as I like a number pad so bought one with the key pad incorporated. Before the mac I had a windows PC and their keypads lasted me many many years.
    The mac keypad already has sticky keys and I have had to abandon it.
    This is the first time I have ever found a fault with an apple product and am very disappointed with the durability of it seeing that it isn't used for gaming or business.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, oh why?

    Just acquired the magic keyboard along with a brand new iMac 27" with Retina display. Love the iMac, absolutely hate the keyboard. Why, Apple, after so many iterations of keyboards that we've all got used to with iMacs and MacBooks over the years, have you now decided to change the key layout? Yes, it's a small thing but it has big impact, and I can't get used to it, especially as I still have other Apple products that deploy the original layout.

    I'm referring to the shrinkage in size of the left shift key, which is now much smaller than the caps lock key above it and less than half the size it used to be. Why mess with this? The old layout was perfectly fine. You've taken this space to insert the ` key which I now keep hitting by accident every time I need an upper case character. I hate it so much that I'm going back to my old keyboard. If this is magic, you can keep it.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What’s not to like?

    I have an ipad pro 12.9. I bought the smart keyboard cover and found it difficult to use - the keys have virtually no travel, and the keyboard butts up too close to the screen. In any event, the thing died shortly after it went out of warranty (as it seems they all do) and I was not in the mood to spend a ton of money on another one. It’s a great concept, but really not very useful. The various aftermarket keyboard covers all seem heavy and clunky, so I decided to try using the Magic Keyboard and a Canopy keyboard sleeve/ipad easel, and replaced the smart keyboard/cover with the much lighter, plain vanilla smart cover.

    Contrary to the numerous negative, one star reviews here, I find this little keyboard to be a wonderful device. It’s very light, and together with the ipad it doesn’t weigh any more than the smart keyboard and ipad combo. The keys are precise and easy to use - admittedly, I’m not a true touch typist but I can type like the wind using two or three fingers, always have.

    The Magic Keyboard pairs with the ipad in a matter of seconds, no problemo. I haven’t used it long enough to find the limits of battery life, but it charges up with a lightning cable and an outboard battery in no time flat. If I can get a few weeks between charges, I’ll be more than satisfied. One quibble - there really ought to be backlighting for the keys. I don’t often use a keyboard without adequate ambient lighting, but it still would be a nice feature and for the price, it ought to be there.

    I’d suggest you ignore the naysayers here. This is a really useful tool and well worth the $99 investment. If you’ve got a grand tied up in an ipad pro, I don’t see cutting corners.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard makes my Retina MBP 15" 2012 keyboard feel obsolete.

    I was amazed to see how low this product was rated, which is unusual for an Apple product. I decided to give it a try and I honestly can't understand why a single person is complaining about this marvel. It takes a day or two to get used to the shorter travel of pressed key, but once you are used to it, you simply can't get back. After 2 weeks, I now hate my rMBP original keyboard. As a bonus, this keyboard now accepts 6 simultaneous pressed keys as the MBP keyboard (the old model of the bluetooth keyboard did accept only 4 and it was annoying when you type really fast).

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2017 iMac magic keyboard — no magic at all

    I agree with most of the other postings here. The magic keyboard is just insanely small, which makes it impossible to use for an adult who was taught how to touch type. Disgraceful, just disgraceful. Only a 12-year-old has hands tiny enough to fit this keyboard. And to compound the problem, apparently Apple no longer makes a full-size iMac keyboard.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    My iMac wireless keyboard went nuts sporadically typing forward slashes for no apparent reason. I read blogs and it was recommended to get a new keyboard. I opted for Apple's Magic Keyboard. I can't tell you how bad and cheap this keyboard is. It is not comfortable, completely flat, the keys feel like cheap plastic wobbling in the base. If I had to work with this keyboard all day my hands would ache. I don't recommend this keyboard at all.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, But Bundled Cable Not Compatible With Latest MacBook Pros

    Nice design and I personally like the feel and responsiveness of the keyboard. However...

    The keyboard comes bundled with a Lightning to USB cable but unfortunately the latest MacBook Pros only ship with USB-C sockets! Given that I've just spent £99 on the keyboard, slightly aggrieved that I have to pay an additional £25 for a cable so that I can charge the thing!

    Buyers beware.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great but the only option

    I am on my 3rd of these keyboards. They are very much prone to stop functioning with no indication as to why.
    Though, they are a must to fully utilises your mac. When it works it is brilliant like most MAC products, feel great and very easy to use. Type a dozen of reports, 2 dissertations with this - no complains there. Probably will not buy again though as the quality (in terms of longevity) does not validate the price tag

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless piece of equipment. just awful

    This keyboard in the most awful thing I have ever owned, I want to smash it against a wall. How do they let this junk past production??!!!!

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful to use

    I really hate this keyboard.
    I have never been picky about keyboards.
    It is not the size. I replaced it with a small Logitech keyboard.
    I wrote three novels on my 11 inch Air, but the first time I tried to work with the keyboard that came with my 27in iMac, my fingertips were hurting after less than an hour of work. I am a touch typist and do not pound my keyboard.
    I even prefer to work on my iPad using a Logitech case keyboard. I even wrote one whole novel on in while traveling.
    I reverted to working on my iPad while waiting for my new Logitech wireless keyboard to arrive.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good in parts

    I quite like the compact dimensions as it takes up less space on the desk - but mot everyone will, I am sure.

    I like the light touch keys. But the letters have rubbed off some of the keys after just a few months, which is poor. Happily I mostly touch type.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    9/10 good keyboard

    good, reliable keyboard.
    also good battery life

    I have two suggestions for the next gen magic keyboard:
    -Backlight Display
    -Little heavier

    some might not like the weightlessness, can be unsteady in certain situations ex: typing on your lap

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh.

    Mine lasted less than a year and then kaput. I wish they would bring back the corded version. It lasted for ten years. I mean, wtf?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard going back to store

    Why do I need a tiny little 11 inch wide keyboard to go with my 27 inch screen? I hate this keyboard with a passion and am bringing it back to the store today in hopes that I can trade it in on the full size keyboard. Otherwise I'll just use the wired keyboard from my prior i-Mac. I like the wireless mouse, but don' see the need for a wireless keyboard anyway.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Purchase!

    I’m a writer, so I need a keyboard that feels comfortable and perfect for me. Before making this purchase, I checked out heaps of different keyboards, from third party ones to the Smart Keyboard that Apple itself makes. I needed something that was solid, quality, could withstand my barrage of keystrokes, and was also extremely portable.

    The Magic Keyboard fit that bill. I’m using it in conjunction with my iPad Pro and I see no reason why I should ever have to use a laptop again (for my line of work). And that’s exactly what I was hoping would happen. Sure, it doesn’t have backlit keys, but I have never been one who is fond of typing in the dark, anyway. All I wanted was a keyboard that was an excellent substitute for a normal laptop keyboard and the Magic Keyboard is just that.

    Very happy with my purchase! :)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very poor compared to last version

    I own a lot of Apple Products and this is by far the worst thing they currently make. In Apple's quest to make everything thin and tiny, they have completely ditched sturdiness and reliability. The new key design is awful, it provides little to no feedback compared to the prior "chiclet" design and quite frankly, is not sturdy at all. I have both a 2017 iMac and 2017 MBP and both keyboards for those devices are having issues after only 4 months!! The left shift key on the MBP and the number pad on the keyboard. I still prefer Apple products but the new keyboards are an absolute engineering failure. I know they will more than likely never go back to the thicker chiclet keys but if they do, I'll be there, day 1. If you can find the last model keyboard, I would suggest going with that over this.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised!

    Before upgrading my 8-year old iMac to a new one I read the reviews for the latest Magic Keyboard. (I had thought of buying it as a portable keyboard to take along with my iPad.) Many of the reviews were quite negative, plus I do not like working on laptops. So, it was with a certain amount of trepidation that I fired up my new iMac and prepared to use the keyboard.

    To my surprise, I really like this keyboard. It's easier to use than the old Magic Keyboard: I don't have to keep a supply of batteries on hand and I can type faster on it. Did it take a little time to adjust to the different feel? Yes, but that's not unusual. (And, when I play the odd game like pinball, the board doesn't move around. I assume that, in part, is due to the lower elevation angle.) In addition, it doesn't weigh much and is ideal for toting around to use with my iPad.

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