• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, But Bundled Cable Not Compatible With Latest MacBook Pros

    Nice design and I personally like the feel and responsiveness of the keyboard. However...

    The keyboard comes bundled with a Lightning to USB cable but unfortunately the latest MacBook Pros only ship with USB-C sockets! Given that I've just spent £99 on the keyboard, slightly aggrieved that I have to pay an additional £25 for a cable so that I can charge the thing!

    Buyers beware.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great but the only option

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless piece of equipment. just awful

    This keyboard in the most awful thing I have ever owned, I want to smash it against a wall. How do they let this junk past production??!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful to use

    I really hate this keyboard.
    I have never been picky about keyboards.
    It is not the size. I replaced it with a small Logitech keyboard.
    I wrote three novels on my 11 inch Air, but the first time I tried to work with the keyboard that came with my 27in iMac, my fingertips were hurting after less than an hour of work. I am a touch typist and do not pound my keyboard.
    I even prefer to work on my iPad using a Logitech case keyboard. I even wrote one whole novel on in while traveling.
    I reverted to working on my iPad while waiting for my new Logitech wireless keyboard to arrive.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good in parts

    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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    9/10 good keyboard

    good, reliable keyboard.
    also good battery life

    I have two suggestions for the next gen magic keyboard:
    -Backlight Display
    -Little heavier

    some might not like the weightlessness, can be unsteady in certain situations ex: typing on your lap

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh.

    Mine lasted less than a year and then kaput. I wish they would bring back the corded version. It lasted for ten years. I mean, wtf?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard going back to store

    Why do I need a tiny little 11 inch wide keyboard to go with my 27 inch screen? I hate this keyboard with a passion and am bringing it back to the store today in hopes that I can trade it in on the full size keyboard. Otherwise I'll just use the wired keyboard from my prior i-Mac. I like the wireless mouse, but don' see the need for a wireless keyboard anyway.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Purchase!

    I’m a writer, so I need a keyboard that feels comfortable and perfect for me. Before making this purchase, I checked out heaps of different keyboards, from third party ones to the Smart Keyboard that Apple itself makes. I needed something that was solid, quality, could withstand my barrage of keystrokes, and was also extremely portable.

    The Magic Keyboard fit that bill. I’m using it in conjunction with my iPad Pro and I see no reason why I should ever have to use a laptop again (for my line of work). And that’s exactly what I was hoping would happen. Sure, it doesn’t have backlit keys, but I have never been one who is fond of typing in the dark, anyway. All I wanted was a keyboard that was an excellent substitute for a normal laptop keyboard and the Magic Keyboard is just that.

    Very happy with my purchase! :)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very poor compared to last version

    I own a lot of Apple Products and this is by far the worst thing they currently make. In Apple's quest to make everything thin and tiny, they have completely ditched sturdiness and reliability. The new key design is awful, it provides little to no feedback compared to the prior "chiclet" design and quite frankly, is not sturdy at all. I have both a 2017 iMac and 2017 MBP and both keyboards for those devices are having issues after only 4 months!! The left shift key on the MBP and the number pad on the keyboard. I still prefer Apple products but the new keyboards are an absolute engineering failure. I know they will more than likely never go back to the thicker chiclet keys but if they do, I'll be there, day 1. If you can find the last model keyboard, I would suggest going with that over this.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised!

    Before upgrading my 8-year old iMac to a new one I read the reviews for the latest Magic Keyboard. (I had thought of buying it as a portable keyboard to take along with my iPad.) Many of the reviews were quite negative, plus I do not like working on laptops. So, it was with a certain amount of trepidation that I fired up my new iMac and prepared to use the keyboard.

    To my surprise, I really like this keyboard. It's easier to use than the old Magic Keyboard: I don't have to keep a supply of batteries on hand and I can type faster on it. Did it take a little time to adjust to the different feel? Yes, but that's not unusual. (And, when I play the odd game like pinball, the board doesn't move around. I assume that, in part, is due to the lower elevation angle.) In addition, it doesn't weigh much and is ideal for toting around to use with my iPad.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's my cup of tea

    Brought it yesterday, did a lot of research and in store testing ahead. It's feeling very similar to the New MacBook keyboard, key travel a bit longer than the New MacBook Pro though. Loved it, feels like I want to type with it. It's "clicky" a bit noisy, but really good feeling. it's a notebook size keyboard but it's still very decent, connectivity is good, easy to pair, nice looking. It's pricy, but in NewZealand there aren't many choices, keyboard designed for Apple are rare, and even more expensive than this one. Many complained that the angle and flatness of the keyboard, and it really depends on personal preferences. I recommend buyers try it out at any store that has a iMac displayed, try to type a bit and then decided whether to buy or not.

    Please bare in mind, that apple's stuff are sealed and un-repackable, in NZ, you open it, you own it. So try it out first.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total waste of money

    I have owned my magic keyboad just over a year and I have to say it was a total waste of money. The keys keep falling off on a regular basis. The last time this happended on the ( N Key) and when I went to clip it back on the plastic clip broke. I have now superglued it on along with the other keys that keep falling off. I will sell it on to a pawn broker and I will use my old windows XP keyboard, these last forever. Take my advice and don't buy one like I did ( in my opinion these keyboards are poorly made and a waste of money).

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard? Where´s the magic?

    How does a $99 "magic" keyboard does NOT have backlit keys??????????? How am I supposed to use this in the dark of my room while my wife sleeps and I can´t turn on a light to avoid bothering her...how am I supposed to code in the darK? What´s the magic ah? the bluethooth thing? A technology that was initiated in 1989 called short link radio technology, so am I paying $99 for a keyboard that uses a tech of 1989 and has no backlit keys? This should be sold for FREE!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrow keys are different than all other mac keyboards, sorry power-users

    The short travel and sturdy nature of this keyboard is great, but then I find myself switching back over and over to my older apple keyboards because the arrow keys are different shaped than my macbook pro, macbook air, and all other mac keyboards.

    This is probably only an issue for developers or Excel wizards who rely on the keyboard's arrow keys. When you go to change cells in Excel or move 3 lines left in excel... do you look at the keyboard to find that key and then press it? Or, do you move your right hand down to the shift key and then your fingers find the dead space before the left/right arrows so you know where the arrow keys are, then you press the right now?

    On this keyboard, the left and right arrow keys are large, not like the small ones on the macbook pro, macbook air, or other mac keyboards. It means that you have a hard time telling (without looking) that your fingers are on the up or the down key, since there is no dead space between them.

    Shame, since it's an expensive keyboard that has so much right, then they FOR SOME REASON I DON'T UNDERSTAND, HAVE MOVED KEYS THAT ARE CRITICAL TO POWER USERS. :(

    Otherwise, this is a 6-star keyboard and is my favorite at everything else (rechargable battery, better power switch instead of button, lower travel, firmer support since it's flat on the desk, lower to desk so less wrist strain, quieter, etc.).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love Apple.... BUT

    I have a new iPad Pro. Very excited. I also got the pencil no a keyboard. iPad, great. Pencil, good but a weird end that could snap off easily. Not so good.Keyboard.....
    I had to return the first one to an Apple Store far away, it didn't work t all. The second one.
    Well, it is easy to snap to the iPad but the connection is terrible,I almost never can type with it on my knees, they told me it has to be on a flat surface.
    I did. It eventually connected and then I liked it.Then it didn't connect, then it did, then it didn't..... on and on.
    I have it in a stable table and it only connect correctly every third or fourth time. So frustrating.
    Then, to top it off, when I fold and close it it often will cause the iPad to go into a terrible cycling event. You can hear it flashing white a 'woomp, woomp' sound. Open and it's flashing manically.
    This is not good enough Apple. I want a better keyboard that works every time, or refund my money. Goodness knows, we pay through the teeth for Apple products anyway.

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  • 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!!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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