• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The F key

    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.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mushy Keyboard

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product

    The Magic Keyboard is definitely an upgrade from the old wireless keyboard. The butterfly switch design makes the keys feel very click and satisfying to press, and the keyboard was very well designed. The keyboard wastes no space which means that you can fit more things on the desk you are using it on, while keeping the device very compact and light. The battery life is amazing and charging it while using it is no problem. This device pairs very well with your Mac because all you have to do is plug it in to your device. I also recommend buying the Magic Keyboard with the Magic Mouse 2 as both are very well made products that match the Apple aesthetic and function very well in the Apple ecosystem.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a basic wired keyboard instead

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased for typing on iPhone SE while traveling

    ...so I wouldn't have bring my iPad or laptop. Is exactly what I wanted. Added bonus - will also serve the same purpose with my iPad. I'm very happy with my purchase.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far great, love it!

    My work has me on the road quite a bit and for years I've made due with simply taking my MBP 15" along. However, there are lots of times I need to work on my MBP hours at a time and really miss the ergonomic setup at home (MBP w/external 27" monitor attached, both elevated, and using the detached wireless KB and MT). After recently seeing a colleague using a portable Roost laptop stand, I decided to give this a try. So, as part of this experiment, I also decided I'd finally shell out the extra $$ and upgrade to the new Magic keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2. My daughter and son have been using the new ones since Jan 2017 with their Mac Books and neither have ever mentioned any issues. My older wireless KB and MT have been great, love them both. However, being able to power/recharge the newer MKB and MT2 w/o worrying about bringing a battery charger along too was appealing. After trying out the new MKB and MT2 for several hours I experienced absolutely no issues w/ either. All-in-all I happy with both. I left similar review on the MT2 a week earlier. After a week on the road with both and my Roost, I'm thrilled with the setup. If you're a "road warrior" look at the combination of these three items. I just added the Pawtec Sleeve for the MKB and MT2 this week, the fit was perfect and the padding looks like it will sufficiently protect both in my backpack while traveling.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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$

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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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