• 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but did work for me (I type a lot)

    • Written by Aleksandr B from Fort Lee

    It felt really nice when I played with it in a store, but it's uncomfortable keyboard for long term use, especially when you type for many hours every day. It's pretty and holds the charge fairly well, but its keystrokes aren't even across keys (there are a couple of keys that need a tad more pressure to strike) and it has a very low profile - I initially thought it's a good thing but my palms feel more natural and comfortable over slightly taller boards. As much as I like the trackpad, the keyboard did not work for me.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    did not like it

    • Written by Zhihan P from scarborough

    Did not like it, not really for typing.

    Pros:
    1. wireless connection to my MacBook air, no more messy cables
    2. compact design, saves desk space
    3. design looks sleek

    Cons:
    1. key travel distance too short, shorter than my macbook air, that's how horrible it is. it's like typing on a piece of glass, with no key response
    2. keys too close together, made a lot of typos while i was using it
    3. the whole alignment just kind of awkward for typing

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent keyboard

    • Written by Nakul G from Wyandotte

    The keyboard is decent. Easy to connect, has all the functions you'd expect from a Mac keyboard. But I feel like the last generation one was better. This one seems more flimsy. The keys clackle loudly when even touching them and feel like they rattle when you push them around.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great typing feel marred by a couple of issues.

    • Written by Matthew Y from Edmonton

    The first issue is that the arrow keys are not the same size. Up and Down are half height keys, but left right are not. For programmers using these keys often to navigate around code without a mouse, this makes finding and using these keys by feel more difficult than it needs to be.

    The second issue is that the keyboard is only available in silver and white, not space grey with black keys. The full size keyboard offers both options, but this model without the number pad does not. For those of us with a nice Space Grey Mac mini, this pretty much rules out the keyboard if you want a certain look to your desk. Sounds petty, but you're dropping significant money on this keyboard, so you might as well get what you want rather than make do.

    Other than those two issues, though, the keyboard is nothing but positives. It holds a charge seemingly forever, has the perfect camber so that you aren't hurting your rights by bending them back while typing, has very little travel but enough that you can still feel the movement of the keys, is small enough to fit in many shoulder bags and is only ever so slightly longer than my 11" iPad Pro. In 5 rounds of testing online, I averaged 91 wpm, so you can really motor on one of these if you're a good touch typist. I prefer the feel of this to the keyboard on almost every notebook I've ever owned.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    an excellent keyboard overall with one serious flaw

    • Written by Paul I from Vancouver

    This keyboard is so good in so many ways that I keep trying to use it and love it.

    But the arrow keys are awful. It’s a large and unnecessary downgrade from previous versions of this keyboard. The full height left/right keys have made it much harder to use the arrow keys by feel, obscuring the inverted T-shape. It’s a baffling, unnecessary design choice that seems to have been made just for “symmetry,” a perfect example of form-over-function in design.

    (It’s also not backlit, which is frustrating. But no version of this keyboard has ever been backlit, so I can’t complain too much about that.)

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and nasty

    • Written by Chris P from cardiff

    I got one of these with my new iMac. It replaced an older wired Apple keyboard. I like the recharge facility and the battery seems to last well between charges (so far), but the lack of a numeric keypad is a pain. The keys also feel cheap and rattly - I was considering purchase of the full size magic keyboard, but this sort of quality is poor regardless of price. Think I'll be looking for a non-apple alternative.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as previous model

    • Written by Mark S from West Chiltington

    I acquired one of these with a purchase of an iMac. I also own the previous model and greatly prefer that one. The keys on this one do not travel quite far enough and are 'clicky' in comparison. It feels cheap in use and I find I miss-type quite often when compared to the previous version - I suppose because I can't feel the keys as well. I would use my older one but strangely some of the keys on that no longer respond. Strange how they break when the old £10 Cherry keyboards would go on forever, makes me wonder what the real production cost of these accessories is and what the markup looks like... I suspect its a number no Apple user would ever want to know.

    So in summary I would say 'not worth £100' and that there are superior products out there for the money.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year reliability - 1/8th of my last Apple Keyboard

    • Written by Mark B from Conowingo

    Pros:
    Small
    Lighweight
    USB/Lightning Rechargable

    Cons:
    Small
    Reliability

    I owned my first iMac from 2008 and a year or so after buying it bought the battery-powered keyboard. The iMac and keyboard were in great (though I did have to replace the hard drive and not-so-SuperDrive) shape when I sold them last year on Craigslist. Upon selling, I bought a new iMac in Aug 2017 and already - just 1 year later - the keyboard is acting up. The letter r would arbitrarily work/not work and then when depressing the shift, return, or some other keys, a series of letter r would begin streaming out. I made sure I fully charged the keyboard, enabled and disabled it from menu bar, ran through the recommendation for "keyboard isn't working as expected" and still had the same problem. In disgust and anger (was trying to complete a job application) I picked up the keyboard and gave it a good whack and...voila...it starting working. But it worked for only a bit. Another whack got it working again but I've made an appointment at the genius bar to get it looked at. I'm not happy that a keyboard this expensive does not have the reliability I came to expect from Apple products in the past and not having backlit keys really limits it's use in low-light conditions - I use my keyboard on pullout keyboard tray in my desk and the desktop block light from the monitor and desk lamp so backlighting would be nice...and expected at $100.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be Put Off by the Three SDtar Rating

    • Written by Arthur S from Haddonfield

    I use Bluetooth mice and keyboards a lot. But I always keep wired counter parts around just in case the blue tooth devices can't be detected. And the batteries are forever running low. I have this mouse and the Apple Bluetooth keyboard (without the numeric keypad and rechargeable batteries) for an iMac. At first the mouse felt a little strange. and somewhat uncontrollable I didn't like the placement of the charging port. The keyboard felt a little small. And for a couple of years I didn't use them. Finally I charged them up and I am pleasantly surprised. Once you charge them they hold the charge a long time. I have my machines automatically shut down every night and startup in the morning. I actually remember to turn off both Bluetooth devices. There is never a problem at startup detecting devices. They are pricey and they are not the MOST ergonomic of devices but they do work well. Well enough that I have just purchased a second set. In both cases they replace an Apple replaceable battery wireless keyboard and a Logitech mouse. The second set is for a Mac-mini connected to the TV.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrow keys placement - Unfit for developers / Excel users

    • Written by Pothi K from Srivilliputhur

    Pros: Looks nice. Less key travel. Works flawless in general.

    Cons: The placement of arrow keys make the developers and Excel users less-productive. Left and right arrow keys are fit to fill the space found just about them. And then, the up and down arrow keys are smaller for most grown-ups.

    Please do not waste your money if you are a developer or an Excel user.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The F key

    • Written by Cory E from Imperial

    For some reason, the F key stopped working reliably. The key is more finicky than it used to be. Of course it is just out of the one-year mark and not covered by warranty.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mushy Keyboard

    • Written by Nick B from Shorewood

    While the keyboard is small, light, and pretty, the keys are mushy, and the overall speed and typing experience is slow. I currently have the new Butterfly Keyboard 2 on my Laptop and I can generally get about 75 WPM with that compared to the 70 with this Magic Keyboard. If you type a lot, it is in your best interest to stay away from this keyboard and go for something nicer.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a basic wired keyboard instead

    • Written by Marc P from Chicago

    Pros: cute, rechargeable, and converts into a wired keyboard, which is what you should have got in the first place.

    Cons: missing useful keys, has to be recharged, useless for holding down Option key in order to use Boot Camp, and generally subject to all the downsides of a Bluetooth device.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great but the only option

    • Written by Vickraj R from Sutton

    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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good in parts

    • Written by Roland J from London

    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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It is okay

    • Written by JIAPEI Y from Ottawa

    It works perfect with my Ipad pros most of time, except in the notes.

    Pairing with the ipad the caps lock key becomes the one used to change the typing. That means it is not convenient to capitalize letters on the ipad.

    But it is much better than smart keyboard, and more beautiful.

    Hopefully, there is a delicate keyboard case for it. It would be very popular.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality gone down

    • Written by Natasha Z from Toronto

    I had an older keyboard from a few years ago, I find the buttons on this new keyboard feel like a cheaper plastic. I hope that Apple continues to invest in the best quality materials and doesn't succumb to cost cutting for profits like so many other large companies. Other than that, I love this keyboard, hence the 3-star rating.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced

    • Written by Kris A from Toronto

    This keyboard is extremely overpriced. Nonetheless, after trying many other brands I purchased it. Out of 5 different types of bluetooth keyboards I've tried, Apple's keyboard seems to have the most reliable bluetooth connection, it is compact and has a battery that needs charging about every six months, depending on use. I took away two stars because I don't like the fact the keyboard doesn't have a led lights built in, and also another star for the price.

    In my opinion, I would recommend this for those that want to have a wire free, clutter free desktop. Having said that, if you are one that works with number regularly, I would recommend getting the wired keyboard.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys feel good, terrible pairing

    • Written by Joel W from Grapevine

    I like the action on the keys better than the last gen keyboard though I miss the full numpad and the full size up/down arrow keys. The biggest problem with it is it continually disconnects from my computer, at least twice a day.

    5 of 8 people found this useful