• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful keyboard wish I hadn't bought it

    Feels really cramped, and the keys seem too close together. No control key on right side. Up/down arrows are split.

    I never feel quite right typing on this keyboard. For a portable keyboard it might be okay, but in front of an iMac is too small.

    Key travel seems "okay."

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever

    If you prefer laptop keyboards for having less travel and being quieter, then this is your keyboard.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks pretty, but not very functional

    I've been an iMac user for years, and just upgraded to a new iMac. The keyboard is a step backwards, as far as I'm concerned. It's obvious the the look is more important to Apple than the functionality. There are no feet for elevating the back of the keyboard (a feature available on the most basic, cheap keyboards), so it lies flat on the desk. The keys are very low and flat, so I often find that I have to look at my hands to make sure I'm positioned on the right keys. The charger can be left plugged in, which is better than having to use batteries, but I'd actually prefer just a regular wired keyboard. And of course, as always, the white keys will become uncleanable after a while. Just not practical, in my book.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too cramped and layout is frustrating

    The real magic is the kind you'll need in order to reliably type the correct arrow key or to use the control button.
    This keyboard feels super cramped and there's no need for it.
    I've typed every day for twenty years and it's only after trying to use this that I've started getting repetitive use strain.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic?

    Absolutely love this keyboard. In fact I prefer the short key travel. If you are coming from a mechanical keyboard you might be disappointed. It is very responsive and switching from previous generation is a breathe, even though slight adjustment should be made (arrow keys). The feel is more modern and sleek; design is beautiful. And thank you for letting us charge is with a standard lighting cable. I would love the keys to be backlit for the next generation as well as a standalone space grey version. Overall, i feel like I type faster (but maybe I don't)... Magic

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!

    I really do love this keyboard. There are some odd aspects of it but nothing that cant be overcome with a little practice.
    its easy to carry around as i use mine with my ipad. Brilliant for traveling. I really do love this thing!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very painful to type on

    This keyboard is very painful to type on. The previous generation ones were WAY better and more comfortable - they had a "soft" feel that I really miss. Will not be purchasing this keyboard for sure.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic?

    I've been an iMac owner for 48 hours now, having used PCs for as long as anyone. I was sceptical about the Magic Keyboard and Mouse that came in the box, and resolved to purchase replacement products for both; but after some practice and configuration I now love the pointing device, and the gestures that can be applied make it deserving of the adjective, "Magic". Not so the keyboard, which requires me to hold down the function key if I want to delete a character to the right of the cursor; has a strange arrangement of up/down/left/right buttons; is very thin, lies almost flat on the table and is small enough to hide under a stray sheet of A4 paper, making it difficult to find. I could also bemoan the movement away from mechanical keyboards which were lovely, but apart from gamers, I'm probably alone in that regard. Magic? Not really!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    I was praying for the day I would be able to stop changing batteries in my wireless Apple keyboards, and it arrived, I was so happy... But what we got is just bizarre.

    1) They have decided that the physical limitations of a laptop keyboard need to be applied to a desktop? They've done a great job for 1mm key travel, but the old keyboard was a perfect balance of short key travel and positive action. This just feels weird for a desktop.

    2) The angle of the keyboard has changed relative to the desk. Why do this? Ergonomically it is way less comfortable, requires a greater stretch to top row keys.

    3) Why change the directional pad? Before, the narrow side to side keys allowed you to no-look understand where your fingers were located relative to the up down keys. Now that area feels vague and using the up down keys often requires a look and appears to be causing my right hand a good deal of strain.

    All anyone wanted was just the old keyboard with a built in rechargeable battery. This thing is way over engineered and over designed. A huge risk for what? Another display of Courage? Starting to wonder if Apple is just actively trolling pros at this point.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, except for the arrow keys

    Fantastic keyboard. It's very nice to have similar keyboards when switching from my MacBook Pro (2016) to my iMac. Both now suffer form the same problem, the arrow keys. If you use arrows at all, the change in the hight of the right/left keys makes it very difficult to feel one's way around. I assume apple did this for aesthetic reasons. Someone didn't like the appreance of "blank space," so now the right and left arrows match the combined height of the up/down arrows. Looks fine, but its a deal breaker... if you use arrows.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Junk

    fn key won't work so volume keys are useless. I am running Snow Leopard on my iMac and this keyboard won't work properly. Apple can't even make their keyboards work any more. What has happened to this company that they can no longer do the basics.
    If you ignore that problem you have the problem of it being rechargeable, but with no way to change the battery. This is another way for
    Apple to gouge their customers. If you want wireless over time, you're going to have to keep buying keyboards just for a new battery.
    I'm now looking in thrift stores and online for older Mac keyboards. Steve Jobs keyboards. Tim Cook can't make a keyboard that works with my Macs. I got this with my used 24" iMac. I would not have bought it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MAGIC KEYBOARD IS AWESOME.

    THE MAGIC KEYBOARD IS BY FAR THE BEST KEYBOARD that I have ever used.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple continues to disappoint

    An APPLE user for over 20 years. Why does apple continue to make products worse and worse. The scissor mechanism is awful, Plain and simple. APPLE, you took a great product and destroyed it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please recall

    This keyboard is not ergonomic and will cause a lot of pain for lot of people. People with carpal tunnel syndrome have a lawsuit on their hands. Please swap the keyboard and mouse for a regular keyboard & mice.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic—but ruined by arrow keys.

    I love everything about this keyboard with one exception: the up and down arrow keys are condensed to the size of one key. I've tried painstakingly to adjust to the change, but I can't do it. Sadly, I have to find an alternative. If you use arrow keys often, I highly discourage this keyboard.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic keyboard-5 star rating

    This keyboard has so much eased my typing like never before... I really think it's a wonderful product & pays out every dollar!! It carries a list of conveyances, but the number 1# upgrade I found in this keyboard is its flat keys making it so much easier to move on typing
    I recommend this product very strongly

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy For People Wishing To Use TWO keyboards to type a simple sentence

    I purchased two of these in the last few years. Why? Because the first one broke, then I purchased the standard keyboard - it also quit working, went back to the magic keyboard and now am using it to write this email along with my little character viewer. You might not be familiar with this cute little keyboard that can pop up on your screen, but if you buy one of these you'll get to know it well. What you have to do is....type the letters that work on your magic keyboard, stop...look for your little keyboard on the screen, and then type using that for the keys that don't work on your expensive replacement keyboard. I suppose if you are looking for a challenging brain, hand coordination activity this is the perfect product for you, otherwise it is an absolute as* pain.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    I'm not sure why this thing has such mixed reviews because mine works flawlessly and it is why I keep buying Apple products. They just work. It's the same size as the keyboard on my 15" MacBook Pro so I'm already used to the size. I bought it with the mStand that is also sold on here and now it feels as if I have a desktop computer but I get to keep my portability. 10/10 would recommend.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls WAY short of expectations

    As other reviews have stated, this keyboard feels like using a cheap laptop keyboard. Honestly, the keyboard in my Early 2011 MBP felt more solid than this. With moderate pressure it bows in the center. The quality of this keyboard does not match the iMac that it came with.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST KEYBOARD EVER

    Where do i stard even ! It's beautiful, it's light, it's not bulki like the other keyboards, it connects instantlly, i love the clicki sound. I recomend it to everyone on this planet.5

    4 of 5 people found this useful