• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Magic Experience.

    I've had my eye on the new Magic Keyboard since they were announced and have finally gotten around to purchasing one.

    Granted the shallower keys take some time to adjust to but I have to say the wider buttons in a smaller body are very much welcome.

    Feels solidly made and like the fact I can charge my Keyboard whilst using it still-and that if I ever lose my original Lightning Cable I can use one of the spare ones from my iPhone/iPod/iPad.

    Would've been nice to have a backlit option (perhaps in Space Grey) but those are minor quibbles.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, quit with no warning after 6 years

    I've had this keyboard for about 6 years with absolutely no issues, but it quit without warning. I originally bought it to go with my Mac Mini. In reading through some of the reviews, this seems to be what happens. Very inconvenient as I was in the middle of an important document and had to borrow a larger Microsoft, corded keyboard from my husband to finish; thankfully it worked just fine. Throughout the past 6 years, however, the Apple keyboard has worked flawlessly and met my needs for a small keyboard as I have a small desk space. Love the chiclet keys! I'm not happy about the expense, but if it lasts as long as the last one, I will be very happy. My one wish, though, would be for a backlit keyboard like my MacBook Pro.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    It is basically kind of like a laptop keybord in both size and functionality. For a full-size Mac, I'd like a much bigger keyboard, and I'd like to avoid having to use the Fn key. The fact that it's wireless does not make it any better for me.

    13 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, except for arrows -- Get an older model

    The keyboard is fine, except for the arrows. I cannot get used to them, and cannot touch type anymore. I HIGHLY recommend an older bluetooth keyboard model which has the proper arrow keys. These are useless, and I keep hitting shift, or the wrong arrow, or just plain cannot find them. It turns out this is SUPER FRUSTRATING.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard, but...

    The keyboard is nice, but it has a major problem to me: I continuously mistype arrow up instead of down and viceversa.
    This is a big issue.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't

    Apple seems to think that your body should conform to their devices and not the other way around. This cramped keyboard is an ergonomic nightmare. If your goal is to develop wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, than by all means purchase this keyboard.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality gone down

    I had an older keyboard from a few years ago, I find the buttons on this new keyboard feel like a cheaper plastic. I hope that Apple continues to invest in the best quality materials and doesn't succumb to cost cutting for profits like so many other large companies. Other than that, I love this keyboard, hence the 3-star rating.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Until It Dies

    And that happens in under a year. The number row just goes out. You can't shift. If you write for a living, like I do, you might want to buy two at once. It will just fizzle out without warning. Fortunately, in NYC, we can get two hour delivery for twenty bucks!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced

    This keyboard is extremely overpriced. Nonetheless, after trying many other brands I purchased it. Out of 5 different types of bluetooth keyboards I've tried, Apple's keyboard seems to have the most reliable bluetooth connection, it is compact and has a battery that needs charging about every six months, depending on use. I took away two stars because I don't like the fact the keyboard doesn't have a led lights built in, and also another star for the price.

    In my opinion, I would recommend this for those that want to have a wire free, clutter free desktop. Having said that, if you are one that works with number regularly, I would recommend getting the wired keyboard.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so different from other Apple keyboards

    Apple's keyboard (and other product) design choices have been polarizing since the original move to chiclet keys, and more so since the move to the new "butterfly mechanism" keyboards on the new MacBooks and Pros. These keyboard designs are just great for some people and horrible for others, and this keyboard won't change that. But it really isn't that much different than the previous model in terms of tactile response. As everyone has noted, the key travel is a bit shallower than the preceding model---but it is still deeper than on the 12-inch MacBook or the new MacBook Pros. I own both, along with this keyboard, and the Magic Keyboard is, in my opinion, far more similar in feel to the previous wireless Apple keyboard than to either of those laptops' keys. It's true that it lacks a numeric keypad, but it seems that would be something someone would already know about the product before making a purchase decision. Backlighting would be really nice, though.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but it failed within a month.

    I prefer the keyboard to both the old wireless and the older (10+ year) old model, but it died on me after a month. Bluetooth stopped working and now they want to charge me £99 to return it to check it's actually faulty before releasing the charge.

    Are apple accessories really becoming that unreliable? I've had 3 thunderbolt to ethernet adapters that stopped working after a few months too. Come on apple, get your build quality sorted out!

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Key broke

    The space key somehow went inside (sunk in) and wouldn't come out. You can't type much without space key. Mine came with iMac. Used it for about a year and now I can't get it replaced. Do not buy it.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor battery life.

    I'm supposed to get a month on a charge? How about three days. And I liked my battery powered one better for two reasons, 1, it was higher, and 2, the keys were higher. This one I have to prop up with a pen underneath it unless I want to stand and type.

    Does anyone at Apple EVER run these by REAL users first?

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely better than the last edition of the magic keyboard

    I like how low it sets and how sensitive the keys are. It feels good to the hand and forgiving to the fingers. The materials are on point and the charging feature really makes things way more convenient because I hated having to buy batteries. I actually plan on using this keyboard at work because I could get so much more done with it. I do not understand why some people hate this keyboard, I like the fact that there is no number pad because I'm not a big user of it anyways. I wonder though, would the controls be the same on a Windows PC? In all though this is my favorite keyboard by far and I'm glad my old keyboard short-circuited today.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys feel good, terrible pairing

    I like the action on the keys better than the last gen keyboard though I miss the full numpad and the full size up/down arrow keys. The biggest problem with it is it continually disconnects from my computer, at least twice a day.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup experience

    I simply plugged this into a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G1212) and it paired instantly.

    People seem to get more and more extreme in their views of Apple products.

    For me, I like the travel of the keys compared with the aforementioned MacBook Pro model, it's less stress on my hands after a full day of typing. I think that the edges of the aluminum could be a little more forgiving, but I rarely pick this up and move it around on the desk for that to be too much of an annoyance. The only wish I have is that it was backlit, I just hate seeing empty F5 and F6 keys on the keyboard.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've bought two, and buttons stopped working on both!!!

    Expensive piece of trash. I'm on my 2nd one, because on my first one, the delete button stopped working. Now, on my second one, barely used and totally protected in the box, the delete and arrow buttons are not working.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor keyboard

    All keys are the same exact shape and spacing so using keys by feel/muscle memory doesn't really work too well

    Actually went out and bought and older apple wireless keyboard to go back to the speed at which I could work at before I got this one

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad keyboard

    This came with my iMac.
    It looks like it was designed with portability in mind and not to be used on daily basis.

    Pros:
    - free.
    Cons:
    - too small.
    - missing numpad.
    - arrow keys are too small.
    - keys are too close together.
    - not meant for professional use.

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded my Apple Keyboard to New Magic Keyboard

    The new Magic Keyboard is wonderful, no problems with my MacPro finding it. The flatter design has helped me type better and there is less stress on my wrists. My original Apple keyboard stuck it out with me for 4 years without a problem. This is a great keyboard and very easy to adapt to. Thank you Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful