• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Terrible... Not Great...

    I don't mind the keyboard too much; however, I do work with numbers a lot so it would sure be nice to have a numeric pad on this keyboard. Also, it does take some getting used to if you're used to the traditional Apple Keyboard with Numeric Pad and the previous version of the Magic Keyboard.
    I just wish Apple would update their Keyboard with Numeric Pad as I use the numeric pad more than the qwerty keyboard. Sad.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Norwegian/Swedish developer keyboard

    This keyboard has many "easy" shortcuts to developer characters such as "{", "}". I really often do programming with my MacBook Air wich is using this keyboard and it is awesome that it is so easy to get to the characters I want compared with other keyboard layouts.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Terrible Terrible!

    Lack of number pad is bad enough, but then add the fact that the angle, and spacing of the keys is terrible. Did anyone even test this thing before putting it into production? NEWS FLASH APPLE: SOME THINGS DON'T NEED TO BE REDESIGNED!!!

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't get it to work

    I've tried 2 now, the first one they sent it would recognize the mac book pro, but not the ipad because it would not hold charge (as in I had it to have it connected to the Mac Book for it to work). I asked for an exchange, and the second one, the USB cord would not work at all and wouldn't even connect to my Mac Book much less the ipad. Sending both back. The old battery one worked great right out of the box, but sadly the batteries exploded in there and I can't use it anymore. Now there isn't an option to buy the battery keyboard.

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Glow in the dark

    I love the magic keyboard. The keyboard types comfortably and is compact. No other keyboard allowed me to type this fast, and even long coding sessions are comfortable. I do miss backlit keys though... The keyboard isn't unusable in the dark, but it would certainly make an improvement.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

    Pairing with my late 2014 Mac Mini was a breeze. Build quality is good. No need to change batteries is a big plus. Easy to type. Coming from using a PC keyboard with my Mini, I can now use all the keyboard shortcuts properly.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small and keys cramped for average user

    Overall just way too small. If you are using a 27inch screen you surely have room for a normal sized keyboard, wireless or otherwise.

    I can live without the number pad on the right but bunching the arrow keys together just to fit the size is lazy design and doesn't, to me, take the average user into account.

    I find it's not suited to longer writing sessions and as a creative who routinely nudges elements in my designs by small increments using those keys, the whole half sized up and down buttons are awful.

    I find typing with it a pain. I thought the wireless aspect would be good as it would be one less cable on the desk but it forces me into an uncomfortable chicken wing position.

    I'm assuming it's a straight lift from the laptop. I'd like to see a wireless version of the standard desktop keyboard especially given the price bump on the wireless option.

    I expected better from Apple.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mute button malfunction less than six months in.

    This is my second apple wireless keyboard which has had a malfunction less than a year after I purchased it. The mute button malfunctioned and constantly muted and unmuted the computer. Other keys would get stuck periodically and would send the computer into a frenzy of highlighting documents, scrolling through pages quickly, or disconnecting and reconnecting itself constantly.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 5 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

    9 of 10 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 63 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