• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible! Not up to Apple standards!

    I started a new job and was super excited to find that I was to use a brand new Mac! Unfortunately, after only a week, I have sudden onset carpel tunnel from the awful angle of this keyboard! Is barely elevates at all, and now my wrists really hurt! And the stupid thing is so new, there are no functional keyboard stands to try to resolve the problem. I am shocked that Apple put their name on something that is so terrible! Make a stand, now please!!!!!! I'm desperate!!!!!!!

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its just too small!

    Got a fantastic 27" iMac but for some reason Apple think its a good idea to give you a keyboard that is smaller than the average laptop keyboard.

    Has no tilt adjust and the keys are pointlessly small.

    Typical Apple - it looks great but is form over function. Will be buying a proper keyboard today. Avoid this stupid model

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    Well I am back using my old desktop keyboard after using this new one that came with my brand new Mac. Its already not working!! 1 week down and my switch to iMac from desktop is turning out to be a disaster. Hopefully I can change the keyboard without having to take the whole iMac back?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!

    Bought this and the magic mouse to use them when I connect my macbook pro to my Thunderbolt screen. I am in love with them. The design of both is great, makes them very comfortable. they are small so they don't take much space on my workspace and the battery really lasts long. I have been using them 5 days straight all throughout the day..and I didn't charge them once yet. incredible!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great replacement to the original keyboard that came with my iMac.

    I purchased this new Magic Keyboard as my current one was getting a little worn. I waited for a few months after it had been released to see what other people were saying about it and after reading many reviews I could not find many bad ones about it so I thought I would give it ago and am very happy and pleased that I did.

    Using this new Magic Keyboard with my iMac has mad typing so much nice and quicker experience. The new design of the keys on the Magic keyboard are so much nice and smoother to type with than the keys on the standard keyboard that came with my iMac.

    The angle of the new Magic Keyboard is far better to and feels more natural when using it.

    I've given this new Magic Keyboard a 4 start rating out of 5, this is manly because when I first got it and was setting it, I ran in to a few problems. The instructions that come with it are very simple to follow which I did but after doing so the keyboard had not correctly connected to my iMac. I tried again and still nothing. In the end I had to contact Apple care who helped me sort out this issues. This was and has been so far the only downside to this product, everything else is perfect and I am very happy and pleased that I purchased it.

    Worth the money.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is fairly well designed keyboard.

    I own a macbook pro from 2014 and I feel that the new keyboard works smoothly with my computer. I highly recommend it.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Keyboard

    I decided to buy one some days before, because my old Macbook pro 13 is too hot for typing. Now I can type quicker using this keyboard. In addition, I found a keyboard cover on amazon which can be used for this new keyboard.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard

    Reviews are based on everyone's personal experience with new devices and technologies. If they have a bad or good experience, they associate that with the particular product. But as I am writing to you on this Magic Keyboard, I love this keyboard. I was surprised just how small it was. The keyboard I had previously was gigantic and was wired (Ick!). Plus, having a macbook pro complicates the keyboard nicely. Its light and the typing seed is quite fast. Getting used to another keyboard, mouse, or even computer takes some time. But if you hang in there, all 60 seconds, your experience will be positive. However, I fully understand different strokes for different folks. But personal experience has told me that I immediately love this typing device and confirms my faith in Apple, after reading some of the not-so-positive reviews. Thank you and good night.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only had a few days, so far so good

    Very stylish keyboard is this, its silent, I dont know whar some reviewers mean by noisy.
    Lovely feel to it. Easy to install too.

    However, I cant find how to check the battery level, yet!
    So I am not sure how long it lasts.

    Other than that, great! Pricey though.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    I decided to buy one of these only yesterday, largely because the Logitech one I have been using has been playing up. Not disappointed. In fact, I'm really pleased with it because I find it a vast improvement to the last one and to the older, battery operated, Apple keyboard that I use solely for my iPad.
    It is light, but I don't find that an issue. The keyboard is very smooth, so it would seem the improved mechanism works well. The layout is exactly the same as any other Qwerty board I have ever owned.

    I would definitely recommend it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Silly arrow key sizing

    The keyboard itself seems fine, but as a developer I'm having troubles getting used to the enlarged left/right arrow keys.

    The reason I like having them equally sized with the empty space above the left/right arrow keys is because without looking at the keyboard it provides me with a better sense of relative position for the up/down arrow keys. It really feels like a designer decided they didn't like how the empty space looked so filled it in with larger keys.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Massive disappointment!

    It appears that Apple was only concerned with aesthetics and nothing else. The keyboard is not ergonomic as it is virtually flat. The up/down/left/right keys are only suitable for a toddler because the size is ridiculously small. I have now returned and bought the old variant (luckily it is still available at some stores).

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not developer friendly

    While the improved key action is actually very noticeable (and a good thing), the rest of the keyboard should have been left alone.

    My three main gripes with this keyboard are:

    As a developer (programmer) I need to navigate around inside code and file structures very quickly, as I suspect do most other devs (and also anyone who uses spreadsheets, word processing etc). My natural resting place for my right hand is on the cursor keys, which on the older generation of keyboard can be felt without having to look down at the keyboard. Now I have to look down thousands of times a day during my work to see where the cursor keys are because it's impossible to distinguish them from the other keys. VERY ANNOYING!

    I find the keyboard very hard to pick up. Not a massive issue but again annoying.

    The keyboard angle is too horizontal for my liking. Apple seem to have angled it to match the flat angle of the touch pad (which is more horizontal by necessity). But most people won't have the touchpad, so I'm not sure they should have made this a priority.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My view has changed from 1 star to 4

    Just brought magic keyboard to use with my iPad. No indication of battery status on keyboard and the instructions only explain how to get the information using an Apple Mac. Thoughts were to bring it back, however, I found that if you switch on your iPad and pull down on screen to see notifications, go to edit and move battery from widgets to notifications your will be able to see the battery status for your magic keyboard. RESULT...please be patient as it didn't happen instantly but on checking 10 minutes later I now have a view. I have now decided to keep my keyboard. Missed out on 5 stars because there should be an indicator on the keyboard. Come on Apple most electrical items have an indicator!!!! The Magic Keyboard is light and if you touch type, great to use. Nice to hear every key. Can type at the desk, dinner table even on my lap whilst watching telly. If you can't afford a Mac but have an iPad this is great. Applying for jobs is easier. You know that bit on the application that ask you why you want the job...now I can type quicker using my MAGIC KEYBOARD. Unlike the smaller keyboards that also act as a cover for the iPad, I know I can use my magic keyboard with the next new iPad I decide to buy. Some of the other keyboards (which are not made by Apple) can only be used up to iPad 3. Loving my new Magic Keyboard.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    well, it's small...

    I never used to care about clicky, mechanical keyboards, but I truly hate this completely misnamed Magic Keyboard.

    The one advantage is it's small. Disadvantages include (but are not limited to) the different sized arrow keys and the feeling that I'm drumming my fingers directly on my desk as I type.

    I gave myself two months to try to adjust to this, but it's now going back into the box, likely forever. I'm off to order a real keyboard with actual Cherry MX switches.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    keyboard for children

    great pairing, keeps a long charge, but terribly sized. I feel like a child typing on this thing, it's far to small and the fact that the top and bottom arrow keys are significantly smaller then the left an right keys is beyond me. I don't have that big of fingers so I feel bad for those of you who are struggling with me and might have it worse. constantly finding myself deleting characters as everything is so squished on this thing.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like some sort of toy

    Cheap feel, tiny keys with poor feel to the keybed, poor layout results in finger twister to do common keyboard shortcuts. The whole thing is like a toy, and it costs £80 to add insult to injury

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bottom keys too short

    By making the keys the same height the bottom keys, which I use very often, if not the keys that I use the most, became to less prominent. And the keys I use the least, the top keys, became more prominent.

    This makes me mistype on the arrow keys and the command keys, which is very annoying. The previous key design was much better, by putting functionality above visual design.

    It's very disappointing to see Apple changing to a "beauty" company, leaving its initial design principles behind.

    "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." - Steve Jobs

    "The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. But only well-executed objects can be beautiful." - Dieter Rams

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product (don't understand negative reviews)

    I've never written a review before but I do value the options of others so I always read the good and the bad. The bad reviews really gave me pause in purchasing this product. Instead of buying online, I went to the store first to try it out because I didn't want to make a mistake.

    Got to the store, everything seemed fine. (I'm a software designer and spend my whole day in front of a computer working on specs and designs so obviously a comfortable keyboard is extremely important.)

    I've been using it for a week now and I have no issues. The key travel is a little less than the previous version but certainly not uncomfortable and worthy of the scathing reviews and comments on poor design.

    Personally I find it to be a well designed and I have no issues with it at all. I'm happy I got it and in the future would buy it again.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard with one minor issue

    Wasn't quite sure what to expect about this keyboard that came with my Late 2015 iMac 5K 27" computer (paired with a TrackPad2). Turns out it is a very nice keyboard to type on. Very much like a high quality laptop keyboard. I was previously using a large two year old gaming mechanical keyboard which was also a joy to type on - but curiously the week my iMac arrived the mechanical keyboard failed.

    This keyboard arrived pre-paired with my iMac, but also works fine on other devices. It is very portable so definitely possible to carry with my iPad Air 2 or any other IOS, Windows, etc. tablet. I normally use a Logitech keys-to-go with the iPad but this keyboard is so nice and almost the same size.

    Keyboard is very well built - took minimal time to get used to typing on it. Very similar to a laptop. Works perfectly in Windows 10 under BootCamp on my iMac. It just worked during the install and setup - no Bluetooth pairing/configuration was needed.

    Biggest negative for me is the lack of a numeric keys. I am getting by but I do hope someone releases a matching wireless numeric keypad for when I am working in spreadsheets at home. I also think Apple went a bit too far keeping the size small - an extra top row for function keys would also be nice.

    1 of 3 people found this useful