• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Keyboard

    Whilst I understand that the keybed has a different feel to what many are used to, I find it almost impossible to switch back to any other board. Typing on keyboards that I used to be a fan of feels 'squishy' and requires much more extension to be certain of actuating the keys. The size and look are also great. I do wish that there was a version with a ten-key available as I would happily swap out the Magic Keyboard that I keep at work with that for much better spreadsheet execution. However, for my home setup I wouldn't swap the current Magic Keyboard for anything.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard

    I've always been a fan of apple keyboards - in general, I type 20% faster on Apple keyboards than I can type on the typical logitech, microsoft, dell keyboard, for example. This keyboard does take some getting used to due to the minimal key travel. However, for keyboardists that have a light touch or can reduce the force with which they use to press keys, this keyboard will pay tremendous dividends in terms of reduced fatigue and increased productivity and typing speed. The only downside is for people who need a numeric keypad and of course the price. But, there is no better keyboard on the market.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly good, definitely some opportunity to improve

    This is the nearly the same layout and size as my MBP's keyboard (aside from the square left & right arrow keys and slightly larger keys with slightly less space between) so it is easy for me to get used to for that reason. Of course, I purchased this keyboard for the desktop experience and not as an additional portable device. While I did have all the facts about what the likely keyboard experience would be (small and without a numerical keypad) I did still shallowly purchase it to match my other apple products it would be paired with. For now I am content with my purchase and what I do like about the keyboard is the slim design, low profile keys and "feel" of typing. What I hope apple changes in the future would be to include a numeric keypad, get a bit more space between the keys and add back lighting. Another reviewer pointed out that if this keyboard had the numeric keypad, it would force a separate trackpad to be pushed further to the side which may negatively affect the economics of using that device. That's sound logic, but as I stated before, I bought this for the desktop experience and that requires a full sized keyboard with a numeric keypad. Seems weird that I cannot buy a proper full-sized wireless keyboard or Apple branded monitor for that matter from the most well regarded computer manufacturer on the planet. Maybe it's because Apple is distracted making watches few people want or need, wireless EarPods and rumors of developing a "smart" car, yikes!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    misleading reviews

    read the previous review about noisy keyboard and nearly didn't buy it, but went ahead anyway as can't use mac without it and I'm very pleased I did, it's really quiet just the same as my old one,which I unfortunately spilt a drink on while trying to get to the phone. yes I would have like it to be cheaper obviously,but it's great, easy to set up quiet, easy to use and very sleek, only worry is the integral battery and how long before I have to replace the keyboard when it stops charging. apart from that, very happy

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrow keys are too small

    terrible design for programmers

    22 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    Cons:
    Keyboard is a little small
    The Fn Key is now bottom left, so if you were used to the wired keyboard as I was, now the Ctrl, Cmd, and Alt keys are one key over. So it takes some retraining of the feel of where those keys were. Also, the up and down arrow keys are smaller than the right and left which can be awkward.
    Pros:
    Paired flawlessly
    Feels nice
    Lightning port to charge means no more charger and replacing batteries
    Longer battery life while running wireless

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid & Comfy

    You will like it.

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good evolution of the keyboard

    My last apple wireless keyboard lasted 8 years. Love that this one has a rechargeable battery. Typing tactile feels great. Highly recommended.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HOW LONG WILL APPLE CONTINUE TO PUT PROFIT BEFORE QUALITY ?

    KEYBOARD CONS:

    -Same white & silver color design

    -STILL no wireless full size keyboard design : NO NUMBER PAD FOR KEYBOARD ! ! !

    - Small up & down ARROW keys

    - Center port is not ideally located

    - This FLAT design caters to only a select few, not the MAJORITY !

    - Apple charging $100.00 for this and it doesn't even have

    - LESS well defined print on key, a dark silver gray print

    16 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    Some context: I prefer to place my MacBook Pro laptop on a raised stand when I work with it. So a remote keyboard and mouse are essential to me. Also, because I move around quite a bit, portability is crucial.

    Now, my review.

    I've tried other keyboards, and they're fine. But I do prefer this new version of the Magic Keyboard for several reasons. First, it has a small footprint, is lightweight, and the internal battery seems to last for months. And second, I like the overall feel of the new keyboard mechanism and its flat profile. Not everyone will agree, of course - finding the right keyboard is like finding a correct-fitting shoe. But as someone who writes for a living in multiple locations, this has been a solid choice.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Some folks love it, some folks hate. I happen to love it.

    I picked one of these up about a year ago just to add a bit more Apple to my Apple ecosystem and it has been my favorite keyboard ever since. There's a lot of mixed reviews on here, and it makes sense. A keyboard is something used heavily in computing. Everyone has a different type that works for them. Some of us like flatter keys, some of us love mechanical, some of us enjoy chiclets. If you enjoy big flat keys with little travel distance and don't mind a smaller keyboard, no num pad and so on, you might enjoy this. It pairs with my Mac wonderfully and instantly unlike most other bluetooth keyboard I have used over the years. Also pairs easily with Windows, Linux and TV box machines like the Apple TV 4 and others. If you're a fan of a larger keyboard, deeper key travel and so on, this might not be for you at all. If you're like me and enjoy a keyboard of this particular type, you might really enjoy this. Unsure? Give it a try out. You might just find a new favorite.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Approve!

    I recently just bought one of these due to the fact my laptop was mishandled at the airport & now I have a messed up screen :/. I needed a keyboard that I could use w/ my iPad just in case I needed to use Microsoft Word since I can't bring my laptop anywhere anymore. By surprise, I found out that it was also compatible wi/ my laptop even though it's a Dell & runs Windows 10 (minus the use of f keys) so this is also a plus for me! I really appreciate how portable this keyboard is; it's very light, doesn't add too much weight & it's not bulky. I also like the fact that this things battery lass FOREVER!!!! I had this thing for almost 4 days & it's still on 100% since then; I'm thoroughly impressed! IThe only issue that I've encountered thus far is that I have to hit "forget device" then reconnect every time I try to use my computer that's now plugged in via HDMI or when I'm trying to connect to my iPad. It's a minor inconvenience, but I can deal w/ that; I'm glad I made the purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Give It Some Time

    I don't normally write product reviews, but after seeing the negative reviews about this keyboard I felt I should chime in.

    This keyboard is great, but takes some getting used to. The key action is very shallow, crisp, and precise. If you are used to mashing, pushing, or pressing on keys, you will have to adjust your technique so that you are lightly tapping on the keys. Once you do that, you'll find that you can type faster with less effort. After typing on this keyboard for a while, my old MacBook Pro keyboard now feels mushy and soft - I don't know how I was ever satisfied with it before.

    I suspect that the people who don't like this keyboard are used to, and happy with, a different type of key action, and are not interested in changing their typing habits - which is totally understandable. But if you are interested in trying something new, and you are willing to give yourself some time to adjust, I think you will find it is well worth it.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too flat! I hate it

    Extremely uncomfortable to type, the keyboard is TOO FLAT! I hate it!

    18 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We got rid of the keyboard right away

    Apple did it again: made its keyboard too flat. Flatness is not a virtue. We immediately replaced it with another brand of keyboard.

    My wife is an incredibly fast and accurate typist. She cannot use the Apple keyboard. The touch is bad, the flatness is bad. She won't buy Apple laptops because of the keyboard and they've reproduced all the problems of the laptop keyboards with their desktop models. Apple simply pursues flat design without regard for usability anymore.

    18 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorest Apple product ever.

    Tried hard to like this keyboard. Finally went back to wireless keyboard from a previous iMac that I owned. I missed the 10 key keypad but I found the keyboard unusable for me. I was constantly hitting the delete key. It is a shame to pay the price that Apple charged for this computer and find that the keyboard is of poor quality.

    16 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So much potential, so poorly executed!

    I like compact 10-key-less keyboards. I liked Apple previous wireless keyboard for the most part. It seamed this keyboard would solve all the major deficiencies of the previous version.

    The Good:
    - Rechargeable batteries. I hated how often I need to swap batteries in the previous design.
    - Shallower incline. The new design has a less steep incline which is an improvement for ergonomics.

    The BAD (Everything else):
    - The new key design and layout on this keyboard is horrible. The feel of the keys is not nearly as good as the previous keyboard. It feels almost like you are typing on an LCD display with no feedback.
    - The keys are now bigger, with smaller gaps between the keys. This just makes it much more difficult to locate the keys by touch. The arrow keys on this keyboard are a pain. You can't feel the difference between the up/down/left/right arrow keys, so you either end up making a mistake or having to look down. The previous design you could feed the keys very quickly because of the extra gap.

    Why oh why couldn't apple just take the previous wireless keyboard, add the rechargeable battery, improve the slope and be done. No instead they had to bring over the key layout from the new MacBook which is almost universally despised. I understand the desire to make the keys as thin as possible there, but why here?

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too Small

    I got this keyboard with my new iMac and immediately swapped it out for my old Logitec wireless keyboard with the numeric keypad built in. This keyboard is way, way too small. My 12 year old daughter is using it with my old iMac and it suits her fine - for now. Even she says it'll be too small pretty soon. I understand saving materials, but there is such a thing as being too frugal. This keyboard is pretty unusable by most adults, or anyone with hands that aren't rather small. This design is a step backwards.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but great.

    Small, epic battery, good-looking, and decent feel when typing. I'm not a great typist and I can hit about 70 wpm on this. Looks great in my office.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish there was the full layout model

    I love the new keys feel: you don't need to press the key much and it has a firm response. The fact it has a built-in battery you can charge using a Lightening cable is also great. However, being a software developer I move around the code quite a lot and I miss more accessible cursor keys, PgUp, PgDown - I know you can use Fn Up/Down but it's not the same. I also need to trim nails very short otherwise it is difficult for me to type. I wish there was the full layout model available with the new butterfly keys, but with num pad and normal cursor keys.

    5 of 6 people found this useful