• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but could use some improvement

    While there are many improvements over the old Wireless Keyboard, there is a major downside to using this keyboard in Bootcamp.

    Pros:
    1. Built-in rechargeable battery.
    2. Much quicker to recharge than AA batteries.
    3. Long lasting energy efficient battery.
    4. Keys are much easier to press.
    5. Less reaching for other keys.
    6. Instant pairing.
    7. Can be recharged while in use.

    Cons:
    1. The special features shown on function keys as well as the eject button do not seem to work in Windows 7 Bootcamp. I've using an iMac 21.5 mid-2011. My old keyboard works fine in Bootcamp.

    I would've given this product 5 stars, but the special features on function keys and the eject button need fixing in Bootcamp. Apple, could you please release update/s to fix this issue? Everything works fine in Mac OS.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Small

    I just couldn't get used to how cramped my hands felt while I was typing. The up and down arrow keys are particularly tiny. The lack of a number pad was also disappointing.

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh boy

    I received this as a gift and I couldn't be more happy. As always, there are an abundance of reviews created by those who seemingly miss their large keyboards circa 1998. I understand being nostalgic but it's time to get real. Unfortunately the Internet has become a place for lonely people to offer their two cents or just to endlessly complain. Don't get me wrong, just because there are bad reviews doesn't mean they are invalid.

    Battery life is great. I use this with my iMac as well as my iPad Pro when I am on the go. It's size is great, it's size is the exact same as my MacBooks keyboard which is the whole idea behind it, unify the keyboard sizes to provide for a seamless experience. I read complaints about the arrow keys. Their spacing is the same as on my MacBook so the notion that this is somehow a new thing is plain false.

    Remember that virtually anything new requires you to get acclimated to it. Just because it isn't your keyboard from 1999 doesn't mean it has problems. If you are in search of a keyboard with removable batteries in which you spend money on batteries repeatedly then there is a vast variety of Logitech keyboards which are great. If you want a killer design, seamless functionality and reliability then buy this. I assure you that it's fantastic.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    I'm typing this review by using my MacBook Pro 15"'s keyboard because I no longer can abide the Magic Keyboard, which has keys too small and too closely spaced. My hands are medium sized, but even so, I make so many errors when I use the Magic Keyboard. For someone with small hands, such as a child, the Magic Keyboard may be suitable. I regret buying this Apple product; I do like the Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - English (USA), which is half the price and twice as useful.

    21 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever, it feels so relaxing to type compared to the last one

    The keys are bigger but have a smaller travel, so it requires less effort, which is not obvious for one little press, but hours and thousands of words later, your fingers actually feel grateful (lol).

    Not having to change batteries is also a big benefit, because as an Apple user, I have lightning cables everywhere.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $100

    Needed a new keyboard.
    Imagine my shock to find that this was the only keyboard in the MAC store.
    Rechargeable battery with warranty on the keyboard of one year.
    Once the battery goes you will need to replace the whole keyboard.
    Somebody at Apple needs to think about cost and not think that the customers are only into the look of the keyboard.

    I am:
    Seriously disappointed MAC user of twenty years.

    36 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard

    The keyboard is very pleasant to type on, build quality is 10 out of 10, charging is such great feature and fast too.
    If you need a keyboard whether wireless or wired, just get this. Such a good quality keyboard and I can't find a con so far.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had high hopes, but falls disappointingly short!

    Pros:
    - built-in battery, can use while charging
    - comes with lightning cable

    Cons:
    - huge price increase is not justifiable, from $70 to $100
    - arrow keys lost the gap between L/R and SHIFT, making finding them without looking very difficult
    - key travel is reduced, resulting in louder noise and stiffer, cheaper feel
    - spacing between keys is reduced, so typing feels cramped and becomes error-prone; the minor decrease in size isn't worth it

    Summary:
    I really wanted to like this keyboard, but sadly it's poorly designed. My biggest gripe, and arguably the most important one for a keyboard, is that it gives a very poor tactile experience. It looks like many others agree, but I felt I needed to add my voice to the pile so Apple can quickly redeem themselves with a redesign. I am a solid typist, and find this keyboard produces a lot of errors because it feels terrible. Please fix it!

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is good

    This is very useful

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    love the feel, poor quality

    I love the feel of this keyboard, not unlike my MacBook which I love. However several keys (including the 0, m, u, and delete key) stopped working without warning and with nothing more than me typing on it. Came with my iMac, and now it is going to cost me $99 for a replacement?

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Match

    I bought the Magic Keyboard for my 9.7 inch iPad Pro. I knew since I was going to be typing on the iPad, that I didn't want to use the onscreen keyboard and I can type much faster on a physical one. Of course, I considered the Smart Keyboard, but the keys on it felt a little too close together. The version for the 12.9 inch felt fine but I didn't want a tablet that large. When I tried the Magic Keyboard, I knew that I was going to like it because it's a full size keyboard that's slim enough to put in a bag to take with me and comfortable enough to type on. (I have somewhat large hands) I find I use it everyday and I don't mind typing on it. I take it with me to different areas in my home and I type with ease. The quality is great and it has an awesome look and feel. I like how I can access shortcuts to get things done faster, and I'm slowly using my laptop less. When I took the keyboard out the box, I thought I'd have to charge it, but it already had juice in it, so I've never plugged it in. It's still on 88% since I bought it three weeks ago. To me, this was worth the purchase.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard but no backlight

    This is a solid product, and performs well. However, there are two glaring problems:

    1. You can only connect to one device - there's no option to switch to, say, an iPad.
    2. The keys are not backlit... therefore hard to use late at night in a dimly lit room.

    Why do I mention these as missing features? Because there is a 3rd party keyboard available, for the same price, and identical form factor, which has these two features. Shop around, and I'm sure you'll find it.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over priced , Under featured

    Design wise its sleek and extremely compact...

    BUT, with latest iteration, the keyboard is now angled more flatly to surface making it difficult to see, whereas previous version had the benefit of rounder battery base angling it higher.

    Also with the adoption of stupid notebook chiclet keys the typing experience is now diminished. Again previous (battery op) wireless Apple keyboard rules with more travel.

    It seems with each new iteration, design considerations supersede good old practicality & usability. Either that, or it feels like someone is cutting back. All in all, bad news for the user.

    I should have gone with Logitech.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    Bought this for my mid 2008 13" macbook pro and works awesome with it and i am running Yosemite for my os.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    The new keyboard is fine until it stops working. I'm on my second one now, and for the second time the "n" key has become unresponsive. It's a hardware, not software issue. For the money I'd have expected better.

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Usability analysis: why these arrows are bad.

    Usability analysis: why the arrow keys are poor on this new keyboard.
    +
    Request: if someone knows how to reach usability engineering, please forward.

    I have read many other complaints about the new arrow keys. However, I am not sure if the reason for difficulty has previously been called out, namely: difficulty 'homing' the smallest finger on the right.

    That is, your biggest fingers naturally 'home' to the protrusions on two keys in the center; but these do not help when your little finger needs to reach far away.

    For me - and I suspect for others as well - it was absolutely crucial for my right pinky that on previous keyboards, there was a blank space directly underneath the shift key, to let me "home" my little finger. Something like this:

    ---shift-key---
    blank up blank
    left down right

    Apparently I have muscle memory from many years of touch typing which goes to a blank spot first, then from there knows immediately how to find the direction I need.

    Reason for writing this review: today, the MacBook Pro still has the blank spot. Please, do not take it away!

    Respectfully, I suggest that if Apple Usability Engineering films users reaching for arrow keys on old v. new bluetooth keyboards, you just must might find that 'homing' the little finger is important many people.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This Keyboard: Disregard the Negative Reviews

    Love the keyboard!!!! I was skeptical to order based on the negative reviews/comments. this pitch of the keyboard is not all that different from the previous version. yes, it's true that it's less angled but it works just fine. and as for the keys or backlight negative comments, the previous version keys were the same and the previous version did not have backlight. Not sure why those comments were even made.

    Do yourself a favor and buy this keyboard. Away with replacing batteries.

    A total win!!!

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly terrible.

    My biggest gripe with this is the new layout of the directional keys. Touch typing on them is nearly impossible. As a designer I understand the idea of visual simplification, but I also understand that user experience comes first, and the UX here is bad. Next up, the distance between keys has been reduced, as well as the key travel, so your fingers will be cramped, and you won't know if you hit the key or not. Ugh.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep. Into it.

    Entirely prefer of using this little fella in favour of the older model. Downside was a couple of hours mistyping here-and-there but after I got used to the slightly different key spacing it was all smooth sailing. Maybe not magic but definitely darn fine.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No number lock = no pro apps

    I would love to love this keyboard, but can't because there is no number lock, something needed to use Indesign Style Shortcuts. Would be even better if it was a numeric keypad. Even though I enjoy it for what it is, its a deal breaker and therefore must return it.

    9 of 19 people found this useful