• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard

    I wish I would've read the reviews prior to purchasing this horrific keyboard. Outside of it being made cheaply it's impossible to type on comfortably! What has happened to Apple products?? They continue to go downhill. This will be returned this week. Be forewarned anyone thinking of purchasing. The only good thing about this keyboard is you can charge it but that in NO WAY makes up for all of the other disadvantages.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Typing Magic

    This keyboard has worked for me for the past two years. I like how you can charge it and still use it at the same time, unlike the magic mouse. I have never lost connectivity with the bluetooth keyboard. I rate this 4 stars, because there is no backlight. If it was just slight (underneath the printing of the letters and symbols) it would be phenomenal.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried and True

    As a software engineer I use a keyboard very often and having the keyboard match my laptop keyboard is very helpful with muscle memory of keys. The battery seems to last forever (it's never run out on me) and the lightning charging cable is great for swapping between other devices. I've used the same one day in and day out at home and the office for close to three years now. It's been toted in motorcycle and bicycle saddlebags in all types of weather with only it's original cardboard box as it's case. Literally, the only downside is its price – like most all Apple products. Cheers!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what was shown

    This is a good keyboard. It's an apple product, so it connects easily. It charges easily. It holds a charge a long time. It's exactly the dimensions explained. It's white, small, thin, and easy to type on, like my mac keyboard. It's a tad closer to the table because it's not part of a computer.

    I'm glad I bought it.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all about the arrow keys for me

    I've been using two of these since they first became available, one at home and one at work, and I'm still not used to them, many, many months later. The problem for me is the arrow keys; because they (inexplicably) increased the size of the left and right arrow keys, I can no longer tell where I'm at without looking. It's a real killer.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Was really wary of this keyboard after reading all these reviews about how the thing bends because there aren't any feet under the middle of the keyboard. It's total BS. If you're pressing hard enough to bend the keyboard you should stop for a minute and remind yourself that this isn't a 1940's typewriter. It's also not a big gigantic hipster mechanical keyboard that all the cool kids are using now either.

    This thing is awesome. Short key throw and virtually no key ghosting which is more than I can say for a bunch of other wannabe low profile keyboards out there today. Here's your test - hold both shift keys and then type "THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG". This is the first I've owned that hasn't had a ton of spaces and missed keys.

    This keyboard rules. It's perfect for typing and gaming (which I do a lot of). My only gripe is that it's expensive. Meh.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product! These bad reviews are way to nit-picky

    This keyboard feels very crisp, nice and 'clicky', comfortable, sleek, has a rechargeable built-in battery, and overall feels like an extremely refined product. It feels even more crisp and refined than the previous generation Magic Keyboard. The best way to explain it, is it feels exactly like the new 2017+ Macbook Pro keyboard. I love this keyboard but unfortunately, i'll have to give it a 4/5 instead of a 5/5 rating because it's very flat, unlike the older model. I'd prefer to give this a 4.5/5 star rating but the system won't let me.

    Now to comment on the bad reviews on here:
    Is it the most "ergonomic" keyboard, no. But if you're looking for a keyboard that's "good for your wrists" for typing extensive essays, go with the bulky windows keyboards. This apple keyboard is a great board but it sacrifices a little ergonomics for styling, same with the apple magic mouse. You sacrifice some ergonomics but you end up with a stunningly sleek workspace.

    You have a 14-Day return policy, buy it, if you don't like, just return it..simple.

    I feel like other reviews are just bad cause people who are very frustrated come here to vent their feeling. As a result, the keyboard is getting un-fair one-star ratings simply because the person writing the review doesn't like one aspect about the keyboard.


    Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this keyboard. If you don't like it, simply return it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    never buy a keyboard without backlit keys. it's horrible

    There are many flaws to this keyboard, but the biggest is the lack of backlighting. Others are the changed arrow keys (my early 2015 MacBook Pro has much better designed arrow keys, which allow you to feel easily where your fingers are, but the "improvement" they made for this is a big step backwards in usability. And of course the stupid position of the function key, which Apple has inflicted on all of their keyboards except the largest. I opted for this smaller one so that I would have the same stupidity on my laptop as my external keyboard. I use Karabiner to partially fix the problem. But the lack of backlighting makes it really painful to use this under a surprisingly wide range of light levels. Obviously it's not so much a problem in brightly-lit rooms, but it's surprising how often the backlighting is really important.

    On positive notes, the battery is really nice to have built-in, and it charges quite quickly, and lasts almost forever. Because of the incredible battery life, and the very high price of the keyboard, I can't see the slightest excuse for not letting the user use a little of that power for making the keys visible. Big design flaw, Apple!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be Put Off by the Three SDtar Rating

    I use Bluetooth mice and keyboards a lot. But I always keep wired counter parts around just in case the blue tooth devices can't be detected. And the batteries are forever running low. I have this mouse and the Apple Bluetooth keyboard (without the numeric keypad and rechargeable batteries) for an iMac. At first the mouse felt a little strange. and somewhat uncontrollable I didn't like the placement of the charging port. The keyboard felt a little small. And for a couple of years I didn't use them. Finally I charged them up and I am pleasantly surprised. Once you charge them they hold the charge a long time. I have my machines automatically shut down every night and startup in the morning. I actually remember to turn off both Bluetooth devices. There is never a problem at startup detecting devices. They are pricey and they are not the MOST ergonomic of devices but they do work well. Well enough that I have just purchased a second set. In both cases they replace an Apple replaceable battery wireless keyboard and a Logitech mouse. The second set is for a Mac-mini connected to the TV.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I've ever used!

    I think the "Magic" part of Magic Keyboard, Trackpad, and Mouse mean its supposed to be a lot better than the average keyboard, trackpad or mouse. This keyboard does not disappoint, It is a DREAM to type on, looks sleek and beautiful and you can forget its there, and it feels satisfying to type on. The key travel is so satisfyingly short, and almost makes me type faster and lets me thing that I'm not breaking my keyboard, because my old Magic Keyboard did show signs of wear after a long time of use.. Works very well with the Magic Mouse and Trackpad. Don't listen to the negative reviews, I assume those were defect models or something, because I have never had a problem with this keyboard. Five stars.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    A MUST buy! So glad I invested in this keyboard! Don't listen to the negative reviews!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, a joy to use

    I have two of these keyboards - one at home and one at my office. Both a joy to type on and they last a very long time between charges. I'm confused by a lot of these negative reviews on here - they seem to be left my people who just can't deal with change from the previous model or whatever they used before.

    I still have the predecessor keyboard, which I gave to a college in my office. I had to use it a few days ago to do something for him and it was so clunky and felt old compared to the newer model.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    I have been touch typing for over 30 years. This is by far one of the worst keyboards I have ever had the misfortune of typing on. I have never made as many typing mistakes on a keyboard as I do with this one. The short key travel, far from reducing fatigue, causes vibration in your fingers and by the end of a day of intense coding my fingers hurt.

    On top of this there's no LED to indicate anything happening on the keyboard so you don't know if it's trying to pair by bluetooth or the battery is dead.

    The previous wireless keyboard is perfectly fine. Why Apple had to create this junk to replace it is beyond me.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact with huge, beautiful keys and fantastic battery life

    Love it. Compact, yet the keys are huge. Lasts a very long time. Good stuff.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrow keys placement - Unfit for developers / Excel users

    Pros: Looks nice. Less key travel. Works flawless in general.

    Cons: The placement of arrow keys make the developers and Excel users less-productive. Left and right arrow keys are fit to fill the space found just about them. And then, the up and down arrow keys are smaller for most grown-ups.

    Please do not waste your money if you are a developer or an Excel user.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth the price

    Within the 1 yr. of purchase, the vowel keys do not type. When I type an O, for example, a different key appears. Called Apple and many of their support people could not fix. They want me to buy another. No. I will just use my original 'old faithful' wired keyboard which, thank goodness, I still kept.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this the keyboard of all time? No. But for what it is, it's great.

    I've been on some kind of mac since 1991. I've been through it all - TV, clambook, mac clone, and on and on. This little keyboard charges with a lightning cable and stays charged for a long time. It is comfortable for typing. The keys have good functionality. I liked the old battery one I had better, but it constantly needed new batteries. This keyboard is simple and durable (have had it for close to a year). Just do it and quit whining.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the previous generation

    I owned and used the previous Apple wireless keyboard (no num keypad) for over 3+ years and loved it. Then it started causing my bluetooth connections to go crazy on the Mac. So, despite the bad reviews, I got this one. I am grateful to say, that they actually improved it in almost every way. I read a lot of the bad reviews and i assume it came down to preference (if the device isn't malfunctioning). Chiefly, I use it with my MBP and it feels more comfortable than the older keyboard.

    Highlights:
    - key travel is almost perfect. I don't have to press "hard" to invoke the key. It makes typing easier
    - the keys are quieter and "feel" lighter in their feedback
    - looks better, cleaner

    Overall it is a worthy upgrade from the previous generation, but it is definitely not worth $90, perhaps $60 if new. I got a refurb for $57 and so far it is great.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The F key

    For some reason, the F key stopped working reliably. The key is more finicky than it used to be. Of course it is just out of the one-year mark and not covered by warranty.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mushy Keyboard

    While the keyboard is small, light, and pretty, the keys are mushy, and the overall speed and typing experience is slow. I currently have the new Butterfly Keyboard 2 on my Laptop and I can generally get about 75 WPM with that compared to the 70 with this Magic Keyboard. If you type a lot, it is in your best interest to stay away from this keyboard and go for something nicer.

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