Magic Keyboard - British English

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  • Overview

    Magic Keyboard combines a sleek design with a built-in rechargeable battery and enhanced key features. With a stable scissor mechanism beneath each key, as well as optimized key travel and a low profile, Magic Keyboard provides a remarkably comfortable and precise typing experience. It pairs automatically with your Mac, so you can get to work right away. And the battery is incredibly long-lasting — it will power your keyboard for about a month or more between charges.1

    What’s in the Box

    Magic Keyboard

    Lightning to USB Cable

    Tech Specs

    Size and Weight

    Height: 0.41–1.09 cm (0.16–0.43 inches)

    Width: 27.9 cm (10.98 inches)

    Depth: 11.49 cm (4.52 inches)

    Weight: 0.231 kg (0.51 pounds)*

    General

    Multimedia keys

    Connections and Expansion

    Bluetooth

    Lightning port

    Wireless

    System Requirements

    Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer with OS X 10.11 or later

    iOS devices with iOS 9.1 or later

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Noisy and cheap-feeling, terrible value for money

      I had to buy a new magic keyboard after I spilled tea on my old one (which was the earlier version with a slightly steeper tilt and a slot for batteries at the I had to buy a new magic keyboard after I spilled tea on my old one (which was the earlier version with a slightly steeper tilt and a slot for batteries at the front). This new one is definitely a step backwards. The keys feel cheap and nasty and are very very noisy when you type. I record screencasts during which I'm often typing, and the noise is ruining my audio. Also the lower angle makes it more uncomfortable to type. Unfortunately this being apple you don't have much choice if you need a keyboard, but if you can find an alternative, buy it. There's no way this is worth the £79 I paid for it.

      • Written by Rachel M from Birmingham

      165 of 252 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Noisy and cheap-feeling, terrible value for money

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent, as usual

      I read a few reviews about this keyboard before I bought one and a lot of them said that the arrow keys were hard to use and in general wasn't easy to use, not I read a few reviews about this keyboard before I bought one and a lot of them said that the arrow keys were hard to use and in general wasn't easy to use, not sure what they are all talking about, it is a great product, yes the arrow keys are a little smaller than on the old keyboards but there is no difference in usability, my fingers found the right keys from the start!

      • Written by Tim S from Ascot

      66 of 82 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent, as usual

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Another solid Apple product

      I have had this keyboard for a few days now, and I have found that I can type much faster on this keyboard because of the lower key travel. As most other review I have had this keyboard for a few days now, and I have found that I can type much faster on this keyboard because of the lower key travel. As most other reviews have said, this new version is louder to type. But I quite like the noise, each key makes a satisfying tap to compensate for the lower key travel. The lower key travel does make they keyboard much easier to use, and is defiantly an upgrade from my wired apple keyboard with the num pad. Although, the only thing I would want it to do is be able to act as a wired keyboard through the lightning cable, as at work we have really rubbish keyboards, but no bluetooth, therefore I'd love to be able to simply plug this keyboard into my work computer and continue to use it there. This is another great product from apple. Im not sure it's worth £79 however at least when you buy from apple you can rest assured that you are buying quality and that the product is designed by Jony Ive!

      • Written by Nick H from keighley

      58 of 68 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Another solid Apple product

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      A fantastic keyboard

      Things I like: - The key-feel and overall typing experience is the best I've come across - and I've gone through a fair few chiclet / cherry mx / topre keyboa Things I like: - The key-feel and overall typing experience is the best I've come across - and I've gone through a fair few chiclet / cherry mx / topre keyboards in my quest for typing perfection! This keyboard is quiet and free of annoying 'clacks' (which some keyboards are bad for; particularly with the space bar), however on firmer key presses there is a satisfying click as the key bottoms out. The key travel is (imo) excellent; not far enough to cause strain to the wrists as I have experienced after extended use of mechanical keyboards, however long enough to feel the key register properly (unlike perhaps the newer MacBook Pros' keyboards). - The key layout (on the British English variant in my case) is also great - particularly, I like how Apple places the backslash / vertical pipe key (\|) to the left of the enter key (which makes writing LaTeX and shell scripts much more ergonomic) as well as the position of the tilde / backtick key (~`) under the left pinky (rather than in the top left which is often a bit of a stretch). While the physical surfaces of the keys are flat (some folks prefer them slightly concave; I don't mind), the surface available to type on is very large (larger than most mechanical keys caps) which has increased my typing accuracy and speed somewhat. The glorious size of the escape key will also please vim users who haven't re-mapped it to something else already :) - Setup is a breeze, with no configuration to do for both MacOS and Linux when using the lightning to USB cable. Bluetooth setup on both operating systems is equally trivial and pain free. Things I don't like: Perhaps the construction could be slightly sturdier; there is a slight flex in the keyboard although that said, I appreciate the portability and lightness.

      • Written by Maxime R from London

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?A fantastic keyboard

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Horrible key layout

      The build quality is fantastic but I'm not sure what Apple were thinking with the arrow key layout. As a Graphic Designer I find it incredibly frustrating using The build quality is fantastic but I'm not sure what Apple were thinking with the arrow key layout. As a Graphic Designer I find it incredibly frustrating using the up and down arrow keys. Keys are meant to be finger sized for a very good reason. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if it's an attempt to make people buy their larger keyboards for their rip off price of £129.

      • Written by James P from Harrogate

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Horrible key layout

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Cheap and nasty

      I got one of these with my new iMac. It replaced an older wired Apple keyboard. I like the recharge facility and the battery seems to last well between charges I got one of these with my new iMac. It replaced an older wired Apple keyboard. I like the recharge facility and the battery seems to last well between charges (so far), but the lack of a numeric keypad is a pain. The keys also feel cheap and rattly - I was considering purchase of the full size magic keyboard, but this sort of quality is poor regardless of price. Think I'll be looking for a non-apple alternative.

      • Written by Chris P from cardiff

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Cheap and nasty

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