• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed - Arrow Keys too big

    I love previous version, they were perfect the only thing they need was just a rechargeable battery via usb.
    When I started using this new version some things seems odd. The angle is different doesn't feel confortable to me. The keys are to bulky and spaced differently with so little space between them. It feels too odd. The last issue that makes me stop using it is the arrow keys which I use a lot. They are now bigger as regular keys and don't have any extra space. I usually place my finger in the empty space for resting and as a reference point for keys location. Thus, with these new arrows I got lost every time and keep hitting the arrows by mistake :/
    Last but not least, the new design with the base solid instead of just air as before makes a huge dittence as well. I used to grab te keyboard easily to moving it around and even just place my finger in the air space just to move/tap my finger when thinking or reading (maybe I'm not so quite person i know, but at the end make me more comfortable)
    I'm using the bigger version for now but I prefer the smaller keyboard.
    Please bring the previous version and just add the battery, PLEASE!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Definite Improvement.

    I bought this keyboard along with the Magic Mouse 2. Before, I owned a cheap $40 third party keyboard and mouse combo for my Mac Mini in the previous year. Not only was I one of those people who were unwilling to pay money for the keyboard and mouse, but I was also told that using a simple $15 keyboard would be good enough. Well, a year later, I caved in and bought the Magic Keyboard. Since owning a MacBook Pro, for the last 8 years, getting used to the keyboard’s size and layout is not an issue. I actually like its small size. Not only does it look great with my Mac Mini, but the compact size means more space on my computer desk. No more having to replace batteries, since you can just plug into a USB port via lightning cable. Another thing about the magic keyboard: it is very responsive. The previous third party keyboard would either not register my inputs or misinterpret my keystrokes, so often it took me more than one attempt to type a specific input, like command+s. Even replacing batteries on the old keyboard did not solve this problem. An additional bonus with replacing my previous setup with the Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 is that I get one of my USB ports back, since it automatically pairs with my mac. With the Magic Keyboard, it feels weird (in a good way) to actually have a device that works as intended!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this keyboard!

    I type really fast typically with relatively few typos. I've used this keyboard for over a year now. I often switch from my laptop keyboard to my cinema display with wireless keyboard and mouse setup. I code for 8+ hours a day and I cannot get used to this POS. The good: The metal frame is solid and the battery lasts a long time between charges. The HORRIBLE: The keys don't feel right. The keyboard is cramped compared to my macbook pro. It lays almost flat on the desk and if i am not 100% perfectly lined up with the keyboard my typos increase dramatically. This is due to the board not having any feel. There are basically no edges to touch and the distance in terms of key depression and distance are all wrong. The worst of the problems revolve around the terrible design of the arrow keys and the cramped command and control keys. I am writing this review now because i hate it so much that i stopped what i was coding out of frustration. I am totally distracted by this keyboard. Apple has basically out designed itself on this one.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard

    While totally a matter of personal preference, I think the new keyboard is great. I prefer it to the old wireless keyboard and the keyboard on my MacBook Air and older (pre-retina) MacBook Pro. The keys feel less squishy and depress more evenly, they give a satisfying click when typed. I thought I'd be annoyed by the lower key travel, but quite the contrary—I quickly grew to like it. I also thought I'd be annoyed with the lack of elevation, but I find this more comfortable. It's more like typing on a laptop (which I've grown comfortable with), and I no longer see any reason for the keyboard to be elevated. Why should it be? Seems like one of those things we assume matters since every mediocre keyboard has some sort of elevation, but I have yet to hear a compelling argument for its being better.

    So: five stars.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    This keyboard lies too flat to be functional. I can't find any way to make it comfortable without raising the back of the keyboard. How did Apple overlook the fact that people are different (remember "Think Different") and having some way to adjust the lie of a keyboard is a requirement not a convenience.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Triumph of design over function

    Magic keyboard is as beautiful as it's useless. My typing rate was consistently lower and errors more frequent. Very shallow keys and most importantly keys are CLOSER to each other than on MacBooks. Hence instead of familiar finger movements one has to learn typing again. Kills productivity away.
    Secondly, no backlight.
    Thirdly - intermittently (but infrequently) looses pairing with iMac.

    I ended up returning new iMac 2017 which I liked - entirely due to poor keyboard and mouse experience after 3 days of struggle.
    Apple, if you listen - keyboard is a tool, not a toy.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent item...

    I love it... Just what I need.
    I use it with my iPad Pro and as external keyboard of my MacBook Pro.
    A most have.
    Long lasting battery.
    Very easy to switch from latin to Arabic.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful.

    I never write reviews, but Apple needs to hear this and hopefully, they are listening.

    I have an "old" macbook pro (2013) and a new macbook pro (2017). Along with them, I have the external keyboards from the same time periods. The old one sits at home, the new one is my work computer. Every time I use my home mac (the old one), I can't believe how much more I like using it. These new keyboards are just terrible. The feel is just awful. They are loud and I've never may so many typos in my life. You just can't feel the keys. I've given these things 3 months of use now and I hate them more than ever.

    Please, apple, bring back spring loaded keys. Thin laptops are cool, but sacrificing functionality just to make them thin is terrible.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good for a mobile keyboard

    I use a laptop for my main machine, but when I travel around I use an iPad Mini.

    I don't think I'd use this when I have my laptop setup with a desktop screen, I prefer something mechnical.


    However as a moible keyboarf for the iPad mini, this is really light weight and the typing experience is similar to my MacBook Pro

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and compact

    I think this is a good choice if you like Apple keyboards and need something compact. I have a 2017 MacBook Pro and have been using a full-sized last-generation Apple keyboard for several years when at my desk; I got this little guy for ergonomic reasons, to reduce my reach to my mouse. Compared to the MBP and the full-sized keyboard, features fall somewhere in the middle. Key travel is slightly greater than on the MBP but not as much as the last-generation Apple keyboard. Key noise is somewhat less than the MBP, about the same as the big keyboard. Key surface is smoother than the last-gen Apple keyboards but not as smooth as the MBP. Personally I prefer the feel of the last generation keyboards but this isn't horrible! One review here complains about tiny key size however except for the bottom row,keys are the same size as the bigger keyboard (top row is actually larger), and larger than the MBP keyboard. My issues come with the bottom row, which has the same layout as the MBP keyboard. This puts the Fn key on the far left and the cursor keys at the right with the up and down keys half-height. The Fn key is in a more convenient position than the last-gen full-sized keyboard however I keep hitting it when I want the Control key! I don't have an issue with the half-height up and down keys on my MBP however on this one I have more trouble; I think it's because the inside edges are more beveled than on the MBP which leaves less surface available. Battery life on this keyboard is excellent. I have been using it for a week since the initial charge and it still shows 96% charge!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple keyboards get worse and worse with each new design

    The keyboard in Apple's series of designs is one aspect where form takes precedence over functionality to the detriment of productivity. It is utterly useless if you have ever typed on a real keyboard. There is nothing magic about this keyboard. It is more 'Mickey Mouse' of a keyboard. It looks nice with your gleaming Mac. But that's about it. Every second character will be the wrong one typed and you will find yourself constantly having to correct what previously transferred from the keyboard to your screen like magic. Perhaps Apple felt the need to emphasise what is lost with this new keyboard - the 'magic' of typing. Typing with this keyboard is nothing but a painful chore. I am thinking of replacing it with something more functional and perhaps framing this one to hang on my wall as an interesting example of design freakery run amok.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it but arrow keys is a miss

    Bought it because I am too used to the key travel of my new MacBook Pro. This keyboard gives me more consistent experience across office and on-the-go setup. The battery last forever and bluetooth connects instantly to my laptop!

    I like it in general. But I think Apple should fix these issues:

    * Keys are slightly smaller than MBP's keyboard
    * Can't distinguish up/down/left/right arrow keys when you touch type

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really like this wireless keyboard

    Hi just replaced my 2012 Mac with the new 2017, and thought about getting the full-sized keyboard. I went with the wireless, and it's great. I like the feel of the keys, and do not miss the extra baggage on the right side. As for one item that I am trying to get used to, it's the delete key. I often used the second delete key, but recently found out I can fn+delete and it works fine. Actually one more item that I am trying to work through is the direction arrows for the cursor control. I find these small and it's taking a bit of time to use, but not a big deal.
    I would recommend this keyboard, and feel it's on-par with other Apple peripherals.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it....... but took awhile

    When I first bought this product I thought my hands were too big for it and I was missing my "Microsoft/larger" Keyboard. BUT.......took me a week or two to get used to not needing to have such travel for my hands and fingers. Now I love it and since I move my hands less, pain in my wrists from other larger keyboards has disappeared. I love the product, just took time to adjust to it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade From Previous Model

    I love the new scissor mechanism! I use it with my iPad Pro 10.5 and it works great!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Battery Keyboard is great

    I like the keyboard. I have been typing for many, many years. I had no issues getting used to the touch and angle of it. It is a little different than the first wireless keyboards, both the touch and the less of an angle. But no issues for me.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard

    I bought the new Magic Keyboard. It is great. It was easy to connect to my IPad Pro 12.9, I type much faster. I like the idea of being able to charge the battery. Some one said in a review, "people with carpal tunnel will have a lawsuit", did Apple make them buy the keyboard, think not. It is not a cheap keyboard, it is sturdy, well made. I love Apple products.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    faster and more accurate

    This keyboard came with my new Retina iMac 27 inch 2017. At first I thought it was a little flat but then I realized I was typing faster and more accurately than on the keyboard that came with my 2012 iMac. So now it is my favorite.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, easy to use and setup.

    This KB is awesome. I am a programmer by trade with the new MacBook Pro. The keys on the MacBook Pro tend to get stuck at times. I switched to this keyboard and haven't regretted the change. The keyboard is lightweight and very easy to get used to. The keys have a good amount of spring before the physical push is made. You can hit the space bar at any point and it will still recognise the key strike. Great job Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful keyboard wish I hadn't bought it

    Feels really cramped, and the keys seem too close together. No control key on right side. Up/down arrows are split.

    I never feel quite right typing on this keyboard. For a portable keyboard it might be okay, but in front of an iMac is too small.

    Key travel seems "okay."

    6 of 9 people found this useful