• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love using the keyboard but I have worn it out in two years.

    I have no problem with the keyboard like many of the reviewers. I like that it is light weight and I can move it away from the computer when my cats decides to nap on my desk. I teach online and type a tremendous amount daily. After two years a number of keys are no longer working well. I have to hit them harder which means I cannot type as fast. Figure it´s cheaper to replace it than to seek repairs.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the previous AA battery powered Apple Magic keyboard

    I purchased this Lightning connector rechargeable keyboard to replace the previous model Apple Magic keyboard powered by 2 AA batteries. I find this newer keyboard more difficult to type on compared to that older keyboard, requiring me to look at the keys as I type to a greater extent than I did before. For example, re-sizing of the left and right cursor keys makes it more difficult to identify these by touch. This newer keyboard doesn't seem as "visually ergonomic" either. The keyboard body (silver space between the keys) has a smoother, more brightly reflective finish than the older keyboard, while the characters printed on the keys are a lighter shade of gray compared to the older keyboard. In other words "readability" of the older keyboard given a quick glance was superior to this newer keyboard. Although I personally preferred the greater keypress travel distance of the older Magic keyboard, I still find the keypress action of this newer Magic keyboard vastly superior to that of my 2016 15" MacBook Pro. And perhaps a trivial observation, but the small open space underneath the older keyboard made it a little slicker to pick up that keyboard and move it aside when necessary, as the newer keyboard lays close and flat against the table. Simply put, this new Magic keyboard seems to be more about a minimalist design and perhaps manufacturing economy than good ergonomics.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unhappy with Magic Keyboard

    This has got to be the most uncomfortable keyboard Apple has every designed. It feels like a toy. I doubt it would survive even one tumble from a desk, unlike the very sturdy aluminum body keyboards. And when and why was the "alt" text removed from the "option" key? Though I am somewhat thankful that Apple put their key command symbols onto some of the keys. This will hopefully encourage users to learn keyboard shortcuts (NOT!).
    The best thing going for this keyboard is the top row keys are larger, as are the left and right arrow keys (in comparison to the aluminum Magic Keyboard). But a caveat: the height of the bottom row of keys has shrunk making the space key and up and down arrow keys, overall, smaller.
    Repeat: uncomfortable!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and compact

    Great little keyboard. Connects on awake all the time (2017 MacBook Pro). Long battery life. Minimal design, nice.

    The only downside for me is there's no backlight on the keys. Understandable for a board run off a battery, but for someone who works in a dark room, it would have been a cool feature to have. Nevertheless, it's a great keyboard.

    I also hope Touch Bar comes to a future keyboard release.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Downgrade over last generation.

    This keyboard is extremely uncomfortable to type on due to the limited range of motion. I've switched back to the last gen Apple wireless keyboard instead.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Got this with new iMac

    What a piece of zero feedback piece of junk. Apple's keyboards and mice may look good but they are worthless. If you buy a new machine just plan on getting a different keyboard and mouse. I would give it zero stars if allowed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh Where, oh where could my letters be? You took my numbers as well you see

    Based on two Key Factors really. 1. I have the 27" iMac Brand New, until 3 weeks ago and The keyboard size compared to the Desktop Display is just plain idiocy. I've gone with the on Screen Keyboard, (As You Become Tormented By All The Click)s, which leads me to 2. The Keyboard not working properly in the first place. It starts fine, but then as minutes go by, so do a number of letters and numbers. Restart it, same thing. Which brings me to my final advice, don't get the Mouse! get the Pad!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my iPad Pro 10.5

    I needed a keyboard, but I didn't like the Smart Keyboard (heavy, thick, and unattractive). Magic Keyboard is portable (small and light) and pairs seamlessly with the iPad Pro. This keyboard should be featured under iPad Pro accessories. Highly recommend!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought Magic Keyboard, fixed 3 year old battery operated keyboard

    Certain keys stopped working on my 3 year old battery keyboard. So I just bought a new Magic Keyboard and 2 days later-same problem. Went online to Apple, support/keyboard and found help. One of the subjects was certain keys not working or work intermittently. Scrolling down I followed directions to Universal Access and left side had mouse/trackpad/keyboard. Turning off certain items (as instructed) and voila! The numbers and letters appeared! My reason for only 4 stars is the new Magic Keyboard is too flat. I had taped a pencil on the top back to raise the keypad. That helped. But all said, I am using my old battery bluetooth keyboard (love it!) and returning the new Magic Keyboard. Fingers crossed!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this Keyboard

    Was very hesitant to buy this considering all the awful reviews BUT:
    Y'all crazy! I love it! Super thin and light, connects to my ipad like a dream and can type lightning speed with it.
    I need to travel with it so Apple: could you please make a case for it for those of us on the run?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as I expected

    You can buy mechanical keyboard for this price,
    letters not dark enough ,
    I like the design and its very compact.
    but not worth for 99$

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Waited 18 months using Magic Keyboard before writing this review

    First, I am amazed at the litany of 1-2 star reviews on this keyboard. I just have to shake my head. I waited 18 months (purchased in May 2016) to write this review on purpose - I wanted to use it and then share my honest opinion. Disclaimer: I have no association with Apple or the computer industry. There is no keyboard on the market that has the response of key depression like this keyboard. End of story. I have tested hundreds of keyboards since 1995 and nothing comes close to this keyboard. I gave my son my old Windows PC and have purchased/returned multiple keyboards trying to resemble this one and cannot find one that even comes close to this Magic for his PC. It looks like I'll need to buy him a mac too. The battery life on this is incredible but it does take a while to charge! I don't crunch numbers so I don't need the number keypad version. I can't stress enough the key depression on this keyboard. It's so tight and responsive, there's nothing like it!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not As Bad As Some Say

    I am not too sure why this keyboard either gets five stars or one but for me it is pretty OK.
    Yes the keyboard sits really flat and the keys feel like a laptop key when struck but those are not my issues. For those who state that this keyboard will give wrist and hand issues, not too sure where they got their medical degrees but I have had both hands/wrists and all my fingers surgically altered and I don't see this keyboard causing me to have any further medical intervention.
    I will have to wait and see about the life of the keyboard and the battery before I pass judgment on that but for now I give the this keyboard a thumbs up until further notice.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst keyboard ever

    This keyboard came bundled with a new iMac, which is just as well as i would never have paid £99 for it. The product feels cheap and lightweight, and is disproportionate to the size of the iMac. The keys are cramped together and don't press down enough to feel comfortable. I found it annoying to use so dug out an older wired Apple keyboard from 10 years ago (!) that feels comparatively solid. Surprised that Apple have re-engineered the keyboard design that feels so flimsy and cheap compared to previous generations. And the price tag is taking the proverbial.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pure Excellence

    I love this keyboard so much. It is the reason why I am dissatisfied with all my Macbook Pro keyboards. It has the perfect amount of travel, and snappiness, It is wonderful. Never had a mechanical problem, battery is like anything powered by AA's.

    Today I tried out the Magic Keyboard 2 on an iMac Pro, and I was blown away.
    It is just like this amazing keyboard, but more buttery and silky, much better than anything the Laptops bring to the table for me.

    I love these magic keyboards.

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  • 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.

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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