• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever

    If you prefer laptop keyboards for having less travel and being quieter, then this is your keyboard.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    Apple you have done it again, very happy with this keyboard. The compact design is easy to live with and performs as good as any keyboard i have previously owed. Not having to replace expensive batteries is also a bonus, the compact design allows more desk working space. Highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks pretty, but not very functional

    I've been an iMac user for years, and just upgraded to a new iMac. The keyboard is a step backwards, as far as I'm concerned. It's obvious the the look is more important to Apple than the functionality. There are no feet for elevating the back of the keyboard (a feature available on the most basic, cheap keyboards), so it lies flat on the desk. The keys are very low and flat, so I often find that I have to look at my hands to make sure I'm positioned on the right keys. The charger can be left plugged in, which is better than having to use batteries, but I'd actually prefer just a regular wired keyboard. And of course, as always, the white keys will become uncleanable after a while. Just not practical, in my book.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too cramped and layout is frustrating

    The real magic is the kind you'll need in order to reliably type the correct arrow key or to use the control button.
    This keyboard feels super cramped and there's no need for it.
    I've typed every day for twenty years and it's only after trying to use this that I've started getting repetitive use strain.

    3 of 6 people found this useful