• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it with one exception

    • Written by James S from Westerly

    It's crazy to me that Apple saddles their current laptops with the extremely low-travel and terribly unreliable butterfly keyboard, when they also make the Magic Keyboard, which is so much more reliable and pleasant to type on. I think it's telling that they never made a butterfly version of the Magic Keyboard (thank goodness). Why can't this be the one used in the laptops?

    My only complaint with the Magic Keyboard is that, sadly, it inherited the full-height left and right arrow keys from the butterfly keyboard. I get that this looks nicer, but it also makes it really difficult to find the arrow keys by feel. Even after months using this keyboard, I still have to actually look down at it whenever I need to use the arrows, or I end up misplacing my hand and mistyping. If Apple ever makes a version of this keyboard with half-height left and right arrow keys, I'll sell this one and buy that one!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FOR $150 NOT WORTH IT!

    • Written by Jevaughn P from Valley Stream

    After only two hours of usage. The layout is awkward, flat, and I feel like I am learning to type again.Worse part is that there is no backlight ��

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A fantastic keyboard

    • Written by Maxime R from London

    Things I like:
    - The key-feel and overall typing experience is the best I've come across - and I've gone through a fair few chiclet / cherry mx / topre keyboards in my quest for typing perfection! This keyboard is quiet and free of annoying 'clacks' (which some keyboards are bad for; particularly with the space bar), however on firmer key presses there is a satisfying click as the key bottoms out. The key travel is (imo) excellent; not far enough to cause strain to the wrists as I have experienced after extended use of mechanical keyboards, however long enough to feel the key register properly (unlike perhaps the newer MacBook Pros' keyboards).
    - The key layout (on the British English variant in my case) is also great - particularly, I like how Apple places the backslash / vertical pipe key (\|) to the left of the enter key (which makes writing LaTeX and shell scripts much more ergonomic) as well as the position of the tilde / backtick key (~`) under the left pinky (rather than in the top left which is often a bit of a stretch). While the physical surfaces of the keys are flat (some folks prefer them slightly concave; I don't mind), the surface available to type on is very large (larger than most mechanical keys caps) which has increased my typing accuracy and speed somewhat. The glorious size of the escape key will also please vim users who haven't re-mapped it to something else already :)
    - Setup is a breeze, with no configuration to do for both MacOS and Linux when using the lightning to USB cable. Bluetooth setup on both operating systems is equally trivial and pain free.

    Things I don't like:
    Perhaps the construction could be slightly sturdier; there is a slight flex in the keyboard although that said, I appreciate the portability and lightness.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit pricy but good all around keyboard

    • Written by Hayden K from Greensboro

    This keyboard had a great range and a good build quality. It is very easy to use and connect with your Mac or IOS device. It is very sleek and has a great minimalistic look, while still being comfortable to type on. Battery life is perfect, this will last weeks without charging. My only complaint is the price, $100 and $130 (space grey) is a bit steep for a keyboard especially one that's not backlit. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a minimalist look for their work environment and ease of connectivity and use with no extra cords or bluetooth receivers to plug in. Just be ready to pay a premium price or buy one used like I did!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightweight, and not in a good way

    • Written by Scott C from Vancouver

    Inadequate where previous Apple keyboards excelled. It has short travel, hard landing, tight spacing, Wish it had backlighting. Nice that it is untethered and recharges with the cable, but really would have been happier with a wider spacing with greater heft and deeper action. Beautiful teensy thing to look at, yet I'll now struggle to find a beautiful looking and functionally satisfying replacement for the standard equipment on my desktop iMac.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice compact keyboard

    • Written by Gison L from Scottsdale

    I bought this keyboard to use it with my MacBook 2019. I just like to use a separate keyboard from my portable. I like the light weight and wireless feature. It communicates instantly with the portable. After getting familiar with the layout, I will say that the quality and functionality is great.
    The keys are quite low and the travel is minimal. Therefore, it took practice to use it proficiently.
    The keyboard is well manufactured and I like how long the battery charge can last.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very difficult angle to work

    • Written by Monica E from GRANADA HILLS

    I'm a 100+ wpm typist so my keyboards get a ton of use. I've been hanging on to my original magic keyboard knowing that this is the replacement but unfortunately I now have big divots in my keys and some of the keys are no longer connecting the way they should so I'm in need of a replacement. This version of the magic keyboard, however, is at such an uncomfortable angle that I find it has a massive impact on both my typing speed and how my hands/wrists feel at the end of the day. I thought it was just me until I read all of these reviews.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Keyboard

    • Written by Se Hyuk P from Evanston

    I am a big fan of this keyboard. I think this keyboard is an improvement on the previous generation, and I am willing to stick to this keyboard as long as I can. I can type faster with this keyboard, and I like the shallow travel but with good tactile feedback. Personally, I feel this keyboard is the best implementation of the butterfly mechanism. Apple should implement this keyboard to their new MacBook line up.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Be aware! 1 year warranty because it stops working after a year

    • Written by thaise P from Highgate Perth

    Bought the first Magic Keyboard 2 years and 3 months ago, exactly a year ago a couple of keys stopped working. I went to the Genius Bar, and after their evaluation of the issue, they gave me a new Magic Keyboard for free (obviously because I didn't do anything to damage it), one year later, today, the keyboard, out of the blue, starts playing up again, just this time, it went completely 'crazy', I press the "p" and it's like I pressed either the caps lock or the up arrow... Also, bluetooth just stops working completely, but not even plugged in my MacBook the keyboard works sometimes, it starts working whenever it wants, basically it has a life of its own. Tomorrow I have an appointment at the Genius Bar again, let's see what they will tell me. Will I get a new Keyboard? Well, I sure will if it's for free, as long as in 1 year from now, they give me a new one if needed. The ergonomics is great, it just doesn't last. And I'm a translator and a writer, I live to type.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited, low key travel

    • Written by Ulas S from Dayton

    Unnecessarily low key travel. Similar issues to new macbook pro keyboard. What is the benefit of making thinner and thinner and at the end making the shallow key travel with bad tactile experience? At the end we dont put these into the purses. Just make professional grade keyboards with good travel and the same for the macbook pros having keyboards with scissor mechanism. Accept your mistakes, use the feedback and make a change.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior to previous version

    • Written by Paul B from Issaquah

    Not worth buying if you care about the feel of the keyboard. Major complaints: (1) Key has no height adjustment at the top to raise the keyboard, so it's completely flat on the desk. (2) Travel on the keys is very short, making long typing sessions very uncomfortable. The only positive is that it is more comfortable than the new butterfly keyboard, which gets not even a 1 star from me. But, it's still bad.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stopped working, again

    • Written by Jason P from Swarthmore

    Unlike a lot of people (apparently), I actually really like the feel of this keyboard. But I'm back to my old previous generation keyboard again because the control key on this one stopped working. and no amount of compressed air is fixing it. "This one" being the one I bought less than a year ago (Aug '18) when the 'a' key stopped working on the one that originally came with this iMac.

    I still have, and occasionally use, the wired USB keyboard that came with my 2008 iMac. I have two of the previous generation Bluetooth keyboards which I used heavily and still keep around as backups (and using now). The previous generation Bluetooth keyboard on my wife's 2011 iMac is still going strong, even after enduring two young children. I've never had a keyboard die on me before this model—oh, except for the one on my new MacBook Pro, which has also been in for service already.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst waste of money

    • Written by Nate B from Dundee

    i have owned 2 of these already and my second one just broke. i was using a wipe(the wipe said it can clean pc screens and keybords) to clean the keybord. after i cleaned all the food stains on it i go to use it and its doing random things like activating caps lock on its own and other things. i even tried turning the keybord off and on and so as the computer and still its not working. dont buy this junk because ive spent $198 on this 2 of these keybords and both broke. just go buy one off of amazon for way cheaper than this garbage. trust me, you wont regret it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost unusable

    • Written by Warren M from New Boston

    I must preface by saying that I am not used to laptop keyboards. This keyboard is so small and cramped that I have to look at it while I'm typing....and I am a fast touch typist on a regular size keyboard. I substituted a full size Logitech bluetooth keyboard and was very happy with that, but ran into compatibility issues with some apps, so I'm back to the "magic" keyboard, which I now view as a torture device. Hoping I'll get used to it at some point. Apple hardware isn't cheap; why must they skimp like this?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate when it disconnects!!

    • Written by Rebekah F from Houston

    It's alright but it's worse when it decides it does not want to connect via bluetooth!! I restarted my iMac 4 times and it still wouldn't connect, I don't own an iPhone so I couldn't find any cables to connect it so I wasted more than an hour of my morning trying to get it to work. If you value your time do not get this product!! Wasting my time -________-

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a disappointment

    • Written by Bronwyn L from Selkirk

    This keyboard works less than half of the time that I need to use it. In fact, I’m typing using the screen for this review because I spent several minutes unsuccessfully trying to get it to work. Since I bought it, I have had it work only sporadically. I was quite disappointed in the keyboard when I first bought it, so I went to bring it back. At the Apple store, I explained the issue with the keyboard - the apple rep was kind and understanding at first. I showed him the non-functioning keyboard. He then disconnected it, reconnected it and it worked fine (this is how I get it to work..sometimes it takes many tries of reconnecting it). So the technician tells me he doesn’t see anything wrong with it, makes me feel silly as I had asked to return it, he responded with that it seems to work fine though. So I walked out of the store with my malfunctioning keyboard and still have been dealing with issues ever since. So, my only suggestion to anyone considering to buy this keyboard is DON’T.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard!

    • Written by Patricia O from Milpitas

    I didn't like it at first but since it came with my computer I very easily became use to it, in fact, I no longer like the feel of other keyboards. My only problem was that it didn't have a number keyboard on the right. I have ordered my second one since my first one is dying after 8yrs.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good looking but that's it

    • Written by Hanze L from Irvine

    So overall this keyboard is not recommended.
    -> The design is elegant and the keys feel good. Also it's very light so it's easy to carry. Respond speed and battery life are good.
    -> HOWEVER, if you wanna buy it plz keep your receipt and test every key right after you get it. My keyboard has a dozen of malfunction keys(pretty much all the keys in the right end). The same thing happens on one of my friends who get half a dozen keys not working&replaced right away. So I'm quite disappointed that Apple has poor QC in literally this particular product, otherwise it'll be a five-star product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is not working with no reason

    • Written by Lizette C from Callao

    I bought one with spanish keyboard to use it with my new iMac, and it is the second time this “MAGICKEYBOARD” is not working, it was from one moment to another. My magic keyboard 1 last 6 years, but this “new one” only one year and some months. Thanks Apple, for now on i gonna have to look for another brand to believe in ...

    Pd: i call support and everything, they told me the solution is to buy a new one �� but first take it to the personal support (of course it cost) and theeen buy a new one ...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst designed keyboard of all time..

    • Written by Jim Q from Lexington

    Why did Apple choose this keyboard as the default keyboard for iMac? Answer: the only chance to deplete their stock. So many problems; I’ll just mention the three worst issues.

    1. It sits flat with no risers. Two years until you must wear braces on your wrists.
    2. Up and down arrows. Maybe a three year old could get a finger on just one of the keys. Maybe Apple hopes to sell more Apple Pencils just to press these keys.
    3. No hold and press for repeat keys. This is not a gun. You can set the keys as automatic. Maybe a third party can sell a bump stock for this item.

    The keys don’t feel right to me, but I realize that is a matter of taste. Personally, I believe the designer must have been high the day this keyboard was developed. Fortunately, third party designers have other options for purchase. Lately, I’ve noticed third party developers do a much better job than Apple on accessories anyway. Why—because Apple n longer cares what they put out.

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