• 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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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing quality, worth the price. Does have one small issue though!

    I bought this because I wanted to start using my macbook pro as a workstation connected to a couple of external monitors. I was using a old USB external keyboard, so I decided to get the Magic Keyboard to compliment my apple set up.

    First of all, the build quality is great. The keyboard is lightweight, but feels very solid. Once its on my table, it feels planted and doesn't move around. The keys feel great and are a joy to type on. The power button has some weight to it so I know it won't accidentally flip ON when I have it moving around in my backpack. Battery life seems pretty good. It seems to drop about 3-4% after a day's use (about 8 - 10 hours). Plus, the lightning cable (included) makes charging painless.

    There is however one small issue and it isn't really a fault of the product. Occasionally I am noticing some lag when I try to type. It might take a second or so for a key press to register but then its fine again. I believe this is due to the fact that I am living in an apartment and I am surrounded by 50+ wireless networks. There is a huge amount of interference from various 2.4ghz broadcasts around me, so I am assuming that is causing this issue. I tried using the keyboard at work where there isn't as much interference besides a couple of networks and a few phones, and it didn't have any issues at all. So, keep that in mind. I would give this a 5/5 if it wasn't for this issue. While it isn't a big deal, it can be very annoying and I wish there was some wizardry that would have gone into remedying this problem.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup experience

    I simply plugged this into a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G1212) and it paired instantly.

    People seem to get more and more extreme in their views of Apple products.

    For me, I like the travel of the keys compared with the aforementioned MacBook Pro model, it's less stress on my hands after a full day of typing. I think that the edges of the aluminum could be a little more forgiving, but I rarely pick this up and move it around on the desk for that to be too much of an annoyance. The only wish I have is that it was backlit, I just hate seeing empty F5 and F6 keys on the keyboard.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Terrible... Not Great...

    I don't mind the keyboard too much; however, I do work with numbers a lot so it would sure be nice to have a numeric pad on this keyboard. Also, it does take some getting used to if you're used to the traditional Apple Keyboard with Numeric Pad and the previous version of the Magic Keyboard.
    I just wish Apple would update their Keyboard with Numeric Pad as I use the numeric pad more than the qwerty keyboard. Sad.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Glow in the dark

    I love the magic keyboard. The keyboard types comfortably and is compact. No other keyboard allowed me to type this fast, and even long coding sessions are comfortable. I do miss backlit keys though... The keyboard isn't unusable in the dark, but it would certainly make an improvement.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    Cons:
    Keyboard is a little small
    The Fn Key is now bottom left, so if you were used to the wired keyboard as I was, now the Ctrl, Cmd, and Alt keys are one key over. So it takes some retraining of the feel of where those keys were. Also, the up and down arrow keys are smaller than the right and left which can be awkward.
    Pros:
    Paired flawlessly
    Feels nice
    Lightning port to charge means no more charger and replacing batteries
    Longer battery life while running wireless

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but great.

    Small, epic battery, good-looking, and decent feel when typing. I'm not a great typist and I can hit about 70 wpm on this. Looks great in my office.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is good

    This is very useful

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Match

    I bought the Magic Keyboard for my 9.7 inch iPad Pro. I knew since I was going to be typing on the iPad, that I didn't want to use the onscreen keyboard and I can type much faster on a physical one. Of course, I considered the Smart Keyboard, but the keys on it felt a little too close together. The version for the 12.9 inch felt fine but I didn't want a tablet that large. When I tried the Magic Keyboard, I knew that I was going to like it because it's a full size keyboard that's slim enough to put in a bag to take with me and comfortable enough to type on. (I have somewhat large hands) I find I use it everyday and I don't mind typing on it. I take it with me to different areas in my home and I type with ease. The quality is great and it has an awesome look and feel. I like how I can access shortcuts to get things done faster, and I'm slowly using my laptop less. When I took the keyboard out the box, I thought I'd have to charge it, but it already had juice in it, so I've never plugged it in. It's still on 88% since I bought it three weeks ago. To me, this was worth the purchase.

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  • 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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Lovely Keyboard

    I'm not sure why all the negative reviews pertaining to design, etc. This keyboard feels very much like typing on a macbook pro. Mine is very stable, not wobbly at all. It may have a lower rise than the previous battery version, but it is no less comfortable. I love the wireless rechargeable feature. I just hope it lasts longer than the previous battery model. I have four of them. They last about 4-6 months after the warranty expires and then keys stop working or they stop pairing to the computer. But for now, this new version is nifty. I give it 4 stars now and if it last longer than a year and a half, I'll give it five stars. Because $100 is too much to pay for a keyboard that only lasts 18 months.

    It's too bad apple doesn't make a cover for the iPad Pro that holds this keyboard. That would have been a good alternative to the ever backordered Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. And it would work on multiple machines. Now THAT would have been nice.

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