• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrow keys are different than all other mac keyboards, sorry power-users

    The short travel and sturdy nature of this keyboard is great, but then I find myself switching back over and over to my older apple keyboards because the arrow keys are different shaped than my macbook pro, macbook air, and all other mac keyboards.

    This is probably only an issue for developers or Excel wizards who rely on the keyboard's arrow keys. When you go to change cells in Excel or move 3 lines left in excel... do you look at the keyboard to find that key and then press it? Or, do you move your right hand down to the shift key and then your fingers find the dead space before the left/right arrows so you know where the arrow keys are, then you press the right now?

    On this keyboard, the left and right arrow keys are large, not like the small ones on the macbook pro, macbook air, or other mac keyboards. It means that you have a hard time telling (without looking) that your fingers are on the up or the down key, since there is no dead space between them.

    Shame, since it's an expensive keyboard that has so much right, then they FOR SOME REASON I DON'T UNDERSTAND, HAVE MOVED KEYS THAT ARE CRITICAL TO POWER USERS. :(

    Otherwise, this is a 6-star keyboard and is my favorite at everything else (rechargable battery, better power switch instead of button, lower travel, firmer support since it's flat on the desk, lower to desk so less wrist strain, quieter, etc.).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love Apple.... BUT

    I have a new iPad Pro. Very excited. I also got the pencil no a keyboard. iPad, great. Pencil, good but a weird end that could snap off easily. Not so good.Keyboard.....
    I had to return the first one to an Apple Store far away, it didn't work t all. The second one.
    Well, it is easy to snap to the iPad but the connection is terrible,I almost never can type with it on my knees, they told me it has to be on a flat surface.
    I did. It eventually connected and then I liked it.Then it didn't connect, then it did, then it didn't..... on and on.
    I have it in a stable table and it only connect correctly every third or fourth time. So frustrating.
    Then, to top it off, when I fold and close it it often will cause the iPad to go into a terrible cycling event. You can hear it flashing white a 'woomp, woomp' sound. Open and it's flashing manically.
    This is not good enough Apple. I want a better keyboard that works every time, or refund my money. Goodness knows, we pay through the teeth for Apple products anyway.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed - Arrow Keys too big

    I love previous version, they were perfect the only thing they need was just a rechargeable battery via usb.
    When I started using this new version some things seems odd. The angle is different doesn't feel confortable to me. The keys are to bulky and spaced differently with so little space between them. It feels too odd. The last issue that makes me stop using it is the arrow keys which I use a lot. They are now bigger as regular keys and don't have any extra space. I usually place my finger in the empty space for resting and as a reference point for keys location. Thus, with these new arrows I got lost every time and keep hitting the arrows by mistake :/
    Last but not least, the new design with the base solid instead of just air as before makes a huge dittence as well. I used to grab te keyboard easily to moving it around and even just place my finger in the air space just to move/tap my finger when thinking or reading (maybe I'm not so quite person i know, but at the end make me more comfortable)
    I'm using the bigger version for now but I prefer the smaller keyboard.
    Please bring the previous version and just add the battery, PLEASE!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this keyboard!

    I type really fast typically with relatively few typos. I've used this keyboard for over a year now. I often switch from my laptop keyboard to my cinema display with wireless keyboard and mouse setup. I code for 8+ hours a day and I cannot get used to this POS. The good: The metal frame is solid and the battery lasts a long time between charges. The HORRIBLE: The keys don't feel right. The keyboard is cramped compared to my macbook pro. It lays almost flat on the desk and if i am not 100% perfectly lined up with the keyboard my typos increase dramatically. This is due to the board not having any feel. There are basically no edges to touch and the distance in terms of key depression and distance are all wrong. The worst of the problems revolve around the terrible design of the arrow keys and the cramped command and control keys. I am writing this review now because i hate it so much that i stopped what i was coding out of frustration. I am totally distracted by this keyboard. Apple has basically out designed itself on this one.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this keyboard

    While totally a matter of personal preference, I think the new keyboard is great. I prefer it to the old wireless keyboard and the keyboard on my MacBook Air and older (pre-retina) MacBook Pro. The keys feel less squishy and depress more evenly, they give a satisfying click when typed. I thought I'd be annoyed by the lower key travel, but quite the contrary—I quickly grew to like it. I also thought I'd be annoyed with the lack of elevation, but I find this more comfortable. It's more like typing on a laptop (which I've grown comfortable with), and I no longer see any reason for the keyboard to be elevated. Why should it be? Seems like one of those things we assume matters since every mediocre keyboard has some sort of elevation, but I have yet to hear a compelling argument for its being better.

    So: five stars.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    This keyboard lies too flat to be functional. I can't find any way to make it comfortable without raising the back of the keyboard. How did Apple overlook the fact that people are different (remember "Think Different") and having some way to adjust the lie of a keyboard is a requirement not a convenience.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent item...

    I love it... Just what I need.
    I use it with my iPad Pro and as external keyboard of my MacBook Pro.
    A most have.
    Long lasting battery.
    Very easy to switch from latin to Arabic.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful.

    I never write reviews, but Apple needs to hear this and hopefully, they are listening.

    I have an "old" macbook pro (2013) and a new macbook pro (2017). Along with them, I have the external keyboards from the same time periods. The old one sits at home, the new one is my work computer. Every time I use my home mac (the old one), I can't believe how much more I like using it. These new keyboards are just terrible. The feel is just awful. They are loud and I've never may so many typos in my life. You just can't feel the keys. I've given these things 3 months of use now and I hate them more than ever.

    Please, apple, bring back spring loaded keys. Thin laptops are cool, but sacrificing functionality just to make them thin is terrible.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good for a mobile keyboard

    I use a laptop for my main machine, but when I travel around I use an iPad Mini.

    I don't think I'd use this when I have my laptop setup with a desktop screen, I prefer something mechnical.


    However as a moible keyboarf for the iPad mini, this is really light weight and the typing experience is similar to my MacBook Pro

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and compact

    I think this is a good choice if you like Apple keyboards and need something compact. I have a 2017 MacBook Pro and have been using a full-sized last-generation Apple keyboard for several years when at my desk; I got this little guy for ergonomic reasons, to reduce my reach to my mouse. Compared to the MBP and the full-sized keyboard, features fall somewhere in the middle. Key travel is slightly greater than on the MBP but not as much as the last-generation Apple keyboard. Key noise is somewhat less than the MBP, about the same as the big keyboard. Key surface is smoother than the last-gen Apple keyboards but not as smooth as the MBP. Personally I prefer the feel of the last generation keyboards but this isn't horrible! One review here complains about tiny key size however except for the bottom row,keys are the same size as the bigger keyboard (top row is actually larger), and larger than the MBP keyboard. My issues come with the bottom row, which has the same layout as the MBP keyboard. This puts the Fn key on the far left and the cursor keys at the right with the up and down keys half-height. The Fn key is in a more convenient position than the last-gen full-sized keyboard however I keep hitting it when I want the Control key! I don't have an issue with the half-height up and down keys on my MBP however on this one I have more trouble; I think it's because the inside edges are more beveled than on the MBP which leaves less surface available. Battery life on this keyboard is excellent. I have been using it for a week since the initial charge and it still shows 96% charge!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it....... but took awhile

    When I first bought this product I thought my hands were too big for it and I was missing my "Microsoft/larger" Keyboard. BUT.......took me a week or two to get used to not needing to have such travel for my hands and fingers. Now I love it and since I move my hands less, pain in my wrists from other larger keyboards has disappeared. I love the product, just took time to adjust to it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade From Previous Model

    I love the new scissor mechanism! I use it with my iPad Pro 10.5 and it works great!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Battery Keyboard is great

    I like the keyboard. I have been typing for many, many years. I had no issues getting used to the touch and angle of it. It is a little different than the first wireless keyboards, both the touch and the less of an angle. But no issues for me.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Keyboard

    I bought the new Magic Keyboard. It is great. It was easy to connect to my IPad Pro 12.9, I type much faster. I like the idea of being able to charge the battery. Some one said in a review, "people with carpal tunnel will have a lawsuit", did Apple make them buy the keyboard, think not. It is not a cheap keyboard, it is sturdy, well made. I love Apple products.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    faster and more accurate

    This keyboard came with my new Retina iMac 27 inch 2017. At first I thought it was a little flat but then I realized I was typing faster and more accurately than on the keyboard that came with my 2012 iMac. So now it is my favorite.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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