• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard Warps

    • Written by Jason K from Vancouver

    Within the first few months of owning the keyboard, it warped. It bows in the centre, so the adhesive feet no longer touch the desk or workspace. This results in the keyboard spinning under your hands every time you try to type, and the back of the keyboard getting very scratched up. Extremely frustrating.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - US English - Space Gray

    • Written by JOHN M. M from ROCKAWAY PARK

    Needs to back-lie.
    needs to be able to adjust the angle .
    For the price it needs these adjustments.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek keyboard

    • Written by James P from Coventry

    Great keyboard, looks good, types good although I think the older white keyboards are easier to write with.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Grey worth the extra cost

    • Written by Nate M from Everett

    I have had my magic keyboard for about a week now and I love using it. I use it with my iPhone currently (as I don’t have a Mac or iPad yet,) and it is so easy to use. It just... works! There is no hassle with it and it is just nice to use. I also spent the extra and bought the space grey one. I highly recommend. I was going to buy the silver version and then I thought that it would eventually get quite dirty. I do not regret making that decision at all. There space grey just generally looks much cleaner in my opinion as well.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    what if?

    • Written by Richard Eric S from Yonkers

    Long time Apple user. Read all the reviews. Understand the different perspectives. I just purchased a new space gray Mac Mini so I felt I wanted it all to match. Don't know if the following is unreasonable, but given the change to the ports that are now provided, I was surprised that the charging cable provided doesn't match up with the ports. Why not make the customer happier by not having to purchase a charging cable that mates with keyboard and new Mac Mini port? Also, my Zagg iPad Air 2 rugged protector comes with a lit keyboard and a separate cable to charge for the lit keyboard. And while I am imagining "what if" how about a blue lit keyboard or green or purple which my Zagg allows for? As for the performance of the space gray Magic Numeric Keypad, I agree with the other comments about the style, action of the keys and would have appreciated if Apple had chosen to make the keyboard special for the price. Of course what one defines as special might differ such that back to simple, well built, reliable suffices, nest-ce pas? I went all space gray and it works out nicely. Glad I purchased pilot lights for as I use my system strictly for music and the keys are a touch harder to see without a hallow of glow from each side of my equipment stand.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite keyboard I've ever owned

    • Written by John W from Austin

    I get some of the complaints out there-- can't tilt/raise it, not backlit, price, etc.

    Doesn't matter. To me it is the best keyboard I've ever owned bar none. It looks extremely sexy (especially the space grey version), battery lasts a long time, but above all it's an absolute joy to type on. It just feels natural and is quiet. Like butter.

    This is going to sound nerdy, but I actually look forward to coming into work and coding on this keyboard every day.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for a fancified, regular keyboard that should have been enhanced.

    • Written by Charlie C from New York

    Disappointed that our keyboard died so quickly after buying a $12,000+ iMac Pro. As a lifelong customer, I need to communicate that it's time for Apple to increase the value for the premium pricing. You're just charging more these days with less innovation. Keyboards should be more reliable ––as well as water resistant–– by now.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ABSOLUTELY WORTH THE MONEY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS KEYBOARD

    • Written by Don R from Portland

    THIS KEYBOARD IS WONDERFUL... AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT IT NOW HAS AN INTEGRATED NUMERICAL KEYPAD...

    KEYS:
    THE KEYS ARE TACTILE AND CRISP.

    CHARGING:
    THE KEYBOARD CHARGES QUICKLY AND I LOVE THAT I DON'T HAVE TO MESS WITH BATTERIES AGAIN WITH IT.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard Works as Advertised

    • Written by Chris K from Los Angeles

    The keyboard works as advertised. Not sure why everyone complains about the keys not being backlit when you know (or should know) that they aren't by reading the description. There's a reason why the keys aren't backlit. Think about it, it's wireless...

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys aren't as nice as the old ones

    • Written by Ben S from Auckland

    I was a huge fan of the previous laptop-style keyboards, so was expecting the new ones to be as good or better.

    But these new keyboards:
    - Have slightly less depth/travel for each key so are less tactile (more mistakes)
    - Feel harder on each depress (they've lost that soft, padded feel)
    - Have a more clickity/clackity sound which is frankly annoying
    - Feel a lot cheaper to use

    If they were half the price, then fair enough but this is a premium keyboard so it's a bit of a shame all-round sorry.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels nice, looks nice but....

    • Written by Larry M from Shell Knob

    I gave it 2 stars when it should have gotten 5. I took off 3 stars because of the lack of backlighting. Really? Apple? Seriously? I am really trying to like my new MacBookPro and accessories but this really, REALLY expensive keyboard is a disappointment and just above useless without backlighting. The least you could have done is send along a desk lamp that plugs into one of the many (laugh) ports on the laptop.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    STICKY AND UNRESPONSIVE KEYS

    • Written by Christian G from Garden Grove

    Had this keyboard for over a year... came with my iMac Pro. Some keys are unresponsive and really "sticky" (see the MacBook's keyboard replacement issue) and there's really no documentation on how to properly clean the keyboard. Not to mention the price for a replacement is really unattractive...

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Inflated price makes you want to puke

    • Written by Grant C from BELLOWS FALLS

    The keyboard works. To be penalized for wanting a keypad is also sickening. At least now I can justify that expensive wireless Matthias because at a ridiculous price, its still cheaper!!!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    • Written by Laura M from Powell

    I purchased this to replace my original keyboard and number pad that used AA batteries (I bought my Mac in 2012). The Magic Keyboard is a HUGE improvement! No more batteries to replace! The keys are very quiet when you type on them. The keyboard lays nearly flat which puts less strain on my wrists than the previous keyboard that tilted up to make room for the batteries.

    Initially the function keys wouldn't work to brighten/dim or change volume and control music. I updated my OS from El Capitan to High Sierra and now it works perfectly (my Mac is too old for Maverick).

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well; comfortable and reliable

    • Written by Lorin C from MANSFIELD

    I first tried two different third-party Bluetooth keyboards for my brand new 2018 Mac Mini, and returned both due to problems staying paired, lagging/losing keystrokes when "waking up" after inactivity, etc. I was apprehensive from reading some other reviews here, but decided to roll the dice on the Apple Magic Keyboard anyway. I am very glad that I did. While I don't dispute the experiences of others, I can only share my own: The keyboard has been rock solid, has stayed paired with the Mini, and responds instantly when it's been sitting unused overnight: no lost keystrokes, no lag. Seems to last at least a couple of weeks on a charge -- might be longer, but I toss it on the charger overnight every couple weeks proactively. My only complaint is the extra cost for the space gray model -- yes, it looks great with my Mini, but charging a premium for it vs the silver model just smacks of greed, in my opinion. But as to the product itself, I am very satisfied.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Star Product, 4 Star Cost

    • Written by Anthony B from Sydney

    I was hesitant at first to purchase this keyboard mainly based on the reviews. and the price but I wanted to set up my space grey MacBook as a desktop when I'm at home to ease writing and pressure on the already questionable butterfly keyboards that are on the new MacBooks, however. 4 days in im loving it, the keys aren't as tough on the finger tips as the MacBook Pro and they seem to bounce back at me a bit as a type, I personally haven't had a problem with any lag yet and am thoroughly enjoying the experience thus far.

    the reason I didn't give 5 stars is I don't quite understand why I should pay extra just for the pleasure of having the item in a colour that matches my MacBook, but I do admit it looks very very nice.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard for the price

    • Written by Adam W from Vancouver

    Its a good keyboard for the price, however the delivery was slow and unreliable

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible keyword

    • Written by vachik G from glendale

    Stopped working within 1 year. This should never happen to a keyboard that is priced 5x any other keyword competing keyword.

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function

    • Written by Brandon S from Hattiesburg

    It looks fantastic! Its quieter than a "mechanical switch" type keyboard. (computer keyboard naming convention isn't helpful) I DID get used to typing on it but at only ½ the speed of my Microsoft Natural or Corsair K.

    You are paying for the look and mystique not features. No backlight. No extra programmable keys. Nothing special.

    TWO STARS due to price. This is a $50 max of computing value, but you may think it's art.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over function

    • Written by Chris W from CHELMSFORD

    The keyboard looks great. It is not a great typing experience. There is too little travel on the keys and they come to a hard stop, making it uncomfortable with sustained use.

    My old Microsoft curve USB keyboard is far, far better and for £150, I expected something more from Apple. The other issue is (though it is unclear whether it is a keyboard or a computer issue) is that this keyboard will not react to the ALT button on power up, to go to the boot selection screen on a 2019 Mac Mini, unless the charge cable is plugged in.

    Apple can afford to hire an ergonomist. You make great play of making your software intuitive and easy to use. It should be a similar story for the man-machine interface.

    4 of 7 people found this useful