• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and nasty

    • Written by Chris P from cardiff

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as previous model

    • Written by Mark S from West Chiltington

    I acquired one of these with a purchase of an iMac. I also own the previous model and greatly prefer that one. The keys on this one do not travel quite far enough and are 'clicky' in comparison. It feels cheap in use and I find I miss-type quite often when compared to the previous version - I suppose because I can't feel the keys as well. I would use my older one but strangely some of the keys on that no longer respond. Strange how they break when the old £10 Cherry keyboards would go on forever, makes me wonder what the real production cost of these accessories is and what the markup looks like... I suspect its a number no Apple user would ever want to know.

    So in summary I would say 'not worth £100' and that there are superior products out there for the money.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great but the only option

    • Written by Vickraj R from Sutton

    I am on my 3rd of these keyboards. They are very much prone to stop functioning with no indication as to why.
    Though, they are a must to fully utilises your mac. When it works it is brilliant like most MAC products, feel great and very easy to use. Type a dozen of reports, 2 dissertations with this - no complains there. Probably will not buy again though as the quality (in terms of longevity) does not validate the price tag

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good in parts

    • Written by Roland J from London

    I quite like the compact dimensions as it takes up less space on the desk - but mot everyone will, I am sure.

    I like the light touch keys. But the letters have rubbed off some of the keys after just a few months, which is poor. Happily I mostly touch type.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard but no backlight

    • Written by Richard C from London

    This is a solid product, and performs well. However, there are two glaring problems:

    1. You can only connect to one device - there's no option to switch to, say, an iPad.
    2. The keys are not backlit... therefore hard to use late at night in a dimly lit room.

    Why do I mention these as missing features? Because there is a 3rd party keyboard available, for the same price, and identical form factor, which has these two features. Shop around, and I'm sure you'll find it.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too eager to try, bit disappointed

    • Written by Rebecca M from BRIGHTON

    Firstly, I upgraded from a wired numerical keyboard but not sure for some reason why this new Magic Keyboard is significantly louder... bit strange really and not sure if I want to keep it or not.

    29 of 44 people found this useful