• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed :(

    I had the battery blue tooth keyboard and LOVED IT. It was perfect but it went nuts on me and would not hold a connection and would not type numbers.. it was old and it decided it to call it quits.. and I ran out to replace it today and thought that this would be the same but without batteries. Its so flat. I have had to write a report tonight and my wrists are killing me! Its not at all ergonomic.. why no legs? Why no back light ? I dont mind the keys being more shallow, i can live with that kind of a change but when it does not work for basic healthy typing position what is the point? I use an external keyboard because the keyboard on the lap top is not at an angle that is healthy to work on for long hours and a lot of typing, I am curious as to what was the rational for many of these changes ? Ergonomics are a huge issue in any work station. . I suppose i could prop it up on stuff but that is not a very good solution for mobile use. Total fail.. the old one had a very very smart user friendly design. The angle was created by the little round area where the batteries went in.. was quite brilliant. Maybe I can find little rubber feet and glue them to the back and then find something to keep it from sliding towards me, it was not designed for that but I may be able to make it work. APPLE do you have any suggestions on how to fix this issue?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Keyboard I've Invested Time and Money In

    I've given this keyboard a 14 day trial run. I really forced myself to like this keyboard, but no matter how hard I tried to convince myself of this keyboard's ability to be a great match with my mid-2015 15" rMBP it just wasn't.

    Well, I've returned this keyboard for a mechanical one at the same price point. I can now be productive again, work in the dark, limit my typos, not worrying about having to reposition my fingers, having the proper keys available to navigate files and web pages, and have the proper spacing of keys for accurate typing.

    For $100 not worth it! I would sell this for a maximum of $28. I'm sure it only costs $20 to manufacture anyhow.

    Thanks,
    Mark

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty disappointing

    I bought a Macbook Air earlier this year and I was expecting this keyboard to at least be on par with that, but it falls far short.

    I did know ahead of time that it was not backlit (for whatever bizarre reason Apple had) but I didn’t realize the ink that labels the keys was going to be so much duller than the previous model (did you really save that much money by skimping on ink, Apple?). You can’t really work at night anymore unless you have the overhead light on in the room.

    They keys are (thankfully) as thin as the Macbook, so you can type quite a bit faster on this new model. But the keys are also much stiffer than the Macbook or even the old Magic Keyboard. They are hard and clanky and noisy and just feels cheap all around.

    I bought this to use with my iMac at home and iPad on the go. I was excited for the on/off switch to make travel easier than having to take the batteries out and put them back in and screwdriver the cap back on each time. But the pairing process is arbitrarily more complicated now. You have to set it up as a new keyboard each time you switch and have to tell the other device to forget it each time. On the iMac you even have to type in the code each time. So it is less time physically setting up each time, but more time setting up the software each time. You can’t just turn it on and connect any more.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good, works with iPads!

    I fully expected to not like this keyboard. I had tried the scissor-switch keyboard on the new MacBook and really disliked how it felt. So, I figured the magic Keyboard would feel exactly the same. However, I was actually surprised when I tried in store. Yes, the shallowness of the keys takes some getting used to, but I found that I'm actually faster and more accurate in typing on it, than I am on Apple's previous generation keyboards, and even many PC keyboards.

    In retrospect, there's just something to me about the placement and palm rest of the MacBook that I'm unhappy with, but the Magic Keyboard eliminates that, and I'm quite happy with it.

    Ultimately, I bought one and tried it on my iPad Air 2. It is now my favorite keyboard to type on.

    My only pet peeve is that a version of this keyboard doesn't exist in the full layout, with extended functions keys and numeric keypad. If this existed, I'd gladly replace the wired keyboards I have on my Macs. Come to think of it, a USB version of this keyboard would be nice, too.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loving it

    My magic keyboard arrived this morning (extremely fast delivery) and so far I'm very impressed. It was easy to set up and having read some reviews can't understand about the noise - what noise? It's very elegant and hopefully will do what it says on the tin! I'm finding typing on it just as good as any keyboard I've ever used.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great buy !

    I just bought the new Magic Keyboard 2 and it feels great ! I will be using it at school, home and anywhere on the go with my Macbook Pro Retina. The keys feel very nice and does not require a lot of force to be pushed. The keyboard is not too noisy. It is very easy to configure with the Mac and I think that using the lightning port for charging is a great compatibility advantage compared to batteries. Definitely worth it !

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard and still lashed as if it was new since 2 years of using it

    I'm pretty sure I can add to other users who don't think this is good with an insight here that this apple keyboard is what quality keyboards are. It goes without saying that It stays good as new and accidents I have done with it don't damage any of it at all! No clicks noises and it's easy to travel with. I highly recommend this if no one reading this hasn't. Those who don't believe me, too bad!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mmmh good but no cigar

    Been using the keyboard for a few months now and I have to see it toke a little getting used to. However it is far from perfect and I do have some gripes with the thing. So here goes:

    1. Why is there still a eject button on the thing? I do still have a DVD player attached but I never use the eject button anymore. Right now it is just wasted space and should have been used for something useful.

    2. Why are the keys still white. White keys used to be the thing that set Apple apart from the rest. However since every single Apple laptop now has black keys I think it is time for the Apple Mac peripherals to follow suit, or at least give customers the choice. I know what I would choose.

    3. The keyboard on my retina MBP is perfect love the stroke, don't hate the new feeling though, but what makes the keys on my Retina so much better is the fact that at low light they are backlit. Never have I loved any feature on a keyboard so much as the backlit keys on most of my Apple laptops. It really makes a difference to me.

    4. What would make it the ultimate keyboard, if it had come with a key that could make it switch between multiple device.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    feel the magic !!!

    okay so i searched on Youtube for a bit before deciding on getting this keyboard as i love to sit back and chill and game but i was sick of stretching are having my macbook so close and typing so far away how ever i still use the macbook pro keyboard but after deciding ad give it a go like av always done this keyboards feel is unreal when typing so light and fast paste of turning on and off also the keys feel so soft and not as tense so more stability a lot actually the press feels insane compare to the old ones pick this up honestly dont look at youtube go into apple try one and buy it there are online if you cant test one as it comes with 13days refund and believe me when you buy it you wont wona take it back buy now also recharges with usb !!!!! don't miss the option to grab one good for the price to keyboard a lot better on how much shaped bigger it is same size as the last one same size but a bit chunkier thats all but lighter some how ones again apple changing the world buy this now !!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why such a small keyboard?

    I have recently purchased a lovely iMac desktop. I got it because it was big. I like the big screen so I can see what I am doing. Why on earth have they supplied it with such a stupidly small keyboard?? It is virtually flat which is incompatible with long periods of typing, there is no number pad, they keys are small and close together. If this was for portability it would be lovely but for my huge desktop is virtually unusable.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great extra keyboard

    Reading some of the other feedback online about this keyboard, I was not sure if it was right for me to buy replacing my old wired Apple keyboard that has failed. It lasted over 10 years though! I went ahead and bought this new Magic Keyboard, and I love it! From the font type to the sensation from tapping the keys. Typing becomes faster and less of an effort. I am happy with my purchase. I would have given it five stars if the price had been a bit more attractive.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New and Improved

    The new feel of the key strokes are good. Easy set up and no issues with connection or slow keys. Had it for a month the battery after a full charge was only 85%. I prefer this keyboard over the previous AA battery one.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the can, except perform Magic

    I'm not sure what people expect from this, I think some actually are disappointed it doesn't perform magic. It's a small keyboard, it actually feels better to it's predecessor and feels more solid. Rechargeable battery is excellent, the only thing I would say is that there's not indicator for when the keyboard it fully charged. It's easy to pair with devices. I only have it paired to my Macbook Pro, I just wanted a small keyboard for when I used my TV as a monitor. I have big mitts, and the keyboard is perfect size for me, I'm not sure why there are so comments that it's too small. I think a lot more people should actually try before buying, go to an apple store, it saves a lot of pain. Again, too many comments about noisy keys, utter rubbish. It's no noisier than using the keyboard on my Macbook. Keyboard is well made, value for money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My least favorite Apple product (of all time)

    This may be the only item I've ever been compelled to write a negative review about, for anything, ever. My dislike stems from the fact that, as others have pointed out (some in a positive light), that it feels just like using a laptop keyboard. Yes, it feels exactly like that. I didn't buy a standalone keyboard for it to feel like my MacBook Air (which, btw, I love). I wanted improved functionality, along with minimal cordage on my cramped desk. Having used an earlier version of the magic keyboard at work and finding it easy to use, I didn't have any qualms trading off the expanded functionality of the USB cable version for this smaller keyboard, though I suspected I'd miss it a little bit.

    So I was surprised to find out how different the usability of this keyboard is to the earlier magic keyboard I'd used before. The angle of the keyboard makes it difficult to type. The close positioning of the keys makes it difficult to type. The location of the fn key is constantly in my way. Oddly enough, when I'm on my laptop, I don't have any of these issues, like constantly losing letters I just typed or thought I'd typed), hitting the fn key accidentally when I want to use the control key, etc. This tells me it's not that I'm not used to a smaller size keyboard, it's that there are several major design flaws. Typing this review, even, borders on semi-painful. I'm a fast typer and a good speller -- if I were to submit this review as it were being typed, however, it would look like a 6-year-old wrote it (no offense to six-year-olds).

    Last but not least, I actually ALSO have a functional problem with it: the fn key doesn't work to allow me to interchange between fn keys and their other, more useful duties, such as sound control, screen brightness, etc. System preferences aren't making it work, so it's something else happening that I can't figure out. At least I can get my keyboard "fixed" ... but what I really wish I could do, is replace it entirely with the prior version of this, which may have had battery issues (or so I've heard), but at least was EASY TO USE for its intended purpose: TYPING.

    Sorry for the negativity. I just ... am so ... annoyed with this product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another solid Apple product

    I have had this keyboard for a few days now, and I have found that I can type much faster on this keyboard because of the lower key travel. As most other reviews have said, this new version is louder to type. But I quite like the noise, each key makes a satisfying tap to compensate for the lower key travel. The lower key travel does make they keyboard much easier to use, and is defiantly an upgrade from my wired apple keyboard with the num pad.
    Although, the only thing I would want it to do is be able to act as a wired keyboard through the lightning cable, as at work we have really rubbish keyboards, but no bluetooth, therefore I'd love to be able to simply plug this keyboard into my work computer and continue to use it there.

    This is another great product from apple. Im not sure it's worth £79 however at least when you buy from apple you can rest assured that you are buying quality and that the product is designed by Jony Ive!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Lovely Keyboard

    I'm not sure why all the negative reviews pertaining to design, etc. This keyboard feels very much like typing on a macbook pro. Mine is very stable, not wobbly at all. It may have a lower rise than the previous battery version, but it is no less comfortable. I love the wireless rechargeable feature. I just hope it lasts longer than the previous battery model. I have four of them. They last about 4-6 months after the warranty expires and then keys stop working or they stop pairing to the computer. But for now, this new version is nifty. I give it 4 stars now and if it last longer than a year and a half, I'll give it five stars. Because $100 is too much to pay for a keyboard that only lasts 18 months.

    It's too bad apple doesn't make a cover for the iPad Pro that holds this keyboard. That would have been a good alternative to the ever backordered Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. And it would work on multiple machines. Now THAT would have been nice.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Key travel is just too weird

    Really don't like the key travel on this new keyboard. I don't understand why they made this change. They didn't need to save space (like on the Macbook). Were people asking for this? I can't imagine they were. The travel on mac keyboards is already low enough. I sincerely hope they backtrack on this decision in the next generation of product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much form over function

    I have to use a keyboard every day and I gave this one a full month but could not get used to it.

    The layout is not really UK, keys are in the wrong place
    The fn key is added bottom left along with control, option and command, all to much and I keep hitting the wrong key
    Essential keys like Ins are missing and you have to use a non-intuitive combination
    And the most annoying is the tiny up and down arrows, I don't have banana fingers, but I always have to look or I hit the wrong one

    Shame, its a nice feel and good quality, and the wireless works well

    Perhaps its ok, if you use it occasionally

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ok, BUT

    Keyboard is fine, especially with built in rechargeable batteries. And for the price of the keyboard, who decided not to put in a low ambient light sensor to engage back lit keys. Just another significant missing feature by Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    After 3 weeks of intense use, several keys started sticking. Also it would not sit flat anymore. Keyboard was bowing in the middle and it started to rock from side to side (I know this just by looking at it in profile view on my granite counter top). I would give this 0 stars but I can't. I wanted to see if this would replace my das keyboard so I can go wireless. But no I will have to stick to tried and true technology that doesn't break after a couple of weeks.

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