• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fab key board

    The feedback is mixed but I think that reflects a lot of personal preference and writing styles with keyboards.

    I had the older more angled battery one - I let it down by leaving it dormant in a box during a long move, and the batteries leaked out.

    I use the large iPad PRO, and never liked any of the attachable keyboards.

    I bought the most fabulous stand from a German-Italian wood product company - Yohann. Now I have the keyboard, and it feels brilliant. The writing experience is very positive. The keys are responsive and have improved my typing. Like all Apple products, the keyboard is a pleasure to handle and move around. It’s simplicity, shape and easy to charge system - I think its better than the older version, Much better.

    Always cheaper options out there. Buy cheap. Cry everyday. Buy quality. Cry once.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as previous model

    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who actually designs this rubbish

    I have just purchased a new iMac so have had the misfortune to receive a new variant of the apple mouse and keyboard. It sits almost flat to the desk with next to no angle, and has no way of adjusting it, like a conventional keyboard. And as others have said it feels cheap and tacky. The one thing I have always liked about using an apple keyboard is the solidity of the keystrokes. Not so on the new one. The old (2010) keyboard has double the angle and a far more solid feel to it so have reverted back to that one. Along with a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse which is far more comfy than the apple mouse and has a sensible place charging port...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Rather Nice Upgrade

    Having used the previous generation of Wireless keyboards from Apple, both the original 3 AA battery and the revised 2 AA battery version, I was a little curious to see what this latest generation would offer, so I bought one.

    First thing first. The packaging, build and feel is totally Apple. It is lovely.

    So, connected up to charge onto my iMac, the keyboard instantly paired and sorted itself out, so when I unplugged it once it had finished charging, the keyboard was already wirelessly paired and working without issue.

    Keys: in a word, different. They don't have as much travel as the previous generation, but after a couple of hours use, I absolutely love them. I can type much faster with fewer mis-hits. The keys don't wobble as much as the previous generation and feel great.

    So, if you are wondering about an upgrade from the previous generation, I would say, despite the higher price tag, it's a much better experience to use and makes my older iMac feel a little bit newer.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst keyboard ever

    This keyboard came bundled with a new iMac, which is just as well as i would never have paid £99 for it. The product feels cheap and lightweight, and is disproportionate to the size of the iMac. The keys are cramped together and don't press down enough to feel comfortable. I found it annoying to use so dug out an older wired Apple keyboard from 10 years ago (!) that feels comparatively solid. Surprised that Apple have re-engineered the keyboard design that feels so flimsy and cheap compared to previous generations. And the price tag is taking the proverbial.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, But Bundled Cable Not Compatible With Latest MacBook Pros

    Nice design and I personally like the feel and responsiveness of the keyboard. However...

    The keyboard comes bundled with a Lightning to USB cable but unfortunately the latest MacBook Pros only ship with USB-C sockets! Given that I've just spent £99 on the keyboard, slightly aggrieved that I have to pay an additional £25 for a cable so that I can charge the thing!

    Buyers beware.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great but the only option

    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

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good in parts

    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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple keyboards get worse and worse with each new design

    The keyboard in Apple's series of designs is one aspect where form takes precedence over functionality to the detriment of productivity. It is utterly useless if you have ever typed on a real keyboard. There is nothing magic about this keyboard. It is more 'Mickey Mouse' of a keyboard. It looks nice with your gleaming Mac. But that's about it. Every second character will be the wrong one typed and you will find yourself constantly having to correct what previously transferred from the keyboard to your screen like magic. Perhaps Apple felt the need to emphasise what is lost with this new keyboard - the 'magic' of typing. Typing with this keyboard is nothing but a painful chore. I am thinking of replacing it with something more functional and perhaps framing this one to hang on my wall as an interesting example of design freakery run amok.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb. As always.

    As with all of the many Apple products I buy this is another superb addition to the Apple accessory line up for Mac. I fully recommend this to anyone who is looking to buy a Mac as this keyboard is a definite must have! Excellent built quality, superb craftsmanship and really solid. Very impressed.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    I have used this keyboard everyday for around six months and it feels great to type on. I have used it not only with my Mac but my iPad also whilst in college. I would definitely recommend to anyone who does a lot of writing. The only issue is that the Caps lock key isn't the best as you have to press slightly harder than the others.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy

    I have been using both versions of the Magic keyboards and after 6 months i must say i think the newer model is much better. Key are responsive and have a great feel.

    It does take a bit to get use o but if you can stick with it then i think you will be very happy using this keyboard.

    One thing i would like to see is a bigger version with the number pad added to it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Magic Experience.

    I've had my eye on the new Magic Keyboard since they were announced and have finally gotten around to purchasing one.

    Granted the shallower keys take some time to adjust to but I have to say the wider buttons in a smaller body are very much welcome.

    Feels solidly made and like the fact I can charge my Keyboard whilst using it still-and that if I ever lose my original Lightning Cable I can use one of the spare ones from my iPhone/iPod/iPad.

    Would've been nice to have a backlit option (perhaps in Space Grey) but those are minor quibbles.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but it failed within a month.

    I prefer the keyboard to both the old wireless and the older (10+ year) old model, but it died on me after a month. Bluetooth stopped working and now they want to charge me £99 to return it to check it's actually faulty before releasing the charge.

    Are apple accessories really becoming that unreliable? I've had 3 thunderbolt to ethernet adapters that stopped working after a few months too. Come on apple, get your build quality sorted out!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small and keys cramped for average user

    Overall just way too small. If you are using a 27inch screen you surely have room for a normal sized keyboard, wireless or otherwise.

    I can live without the number pad on the right but bunching the arrow keys together just to fit the size is lazy design and doesn't, to me, take the average user into account.

    I find it's not suited to longer writing sessions and as a creative who routinely nudges elements in my designs by small increments using those keys, the whole half sized up and down buttons are awful.

    I find typing with it a pain. I thought the wireless aspect would be good as it would be one less cable on the desk but it forces me into an uncomfortable chicken wing position.

    I'm assuming it's a straight lift from the laptop. I'd like to see a wireless version of the standard desktop keyboard especially given the price bump on the wireless option.

    I expected better from Apple.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    misleading reviews

    read the previous review about noisy keyboard and nearly didn't buy it, but went ahead anyway as can't use mac without it and I'm very pleased I did, it's really quiet just the same as my old one,which I unfortunately spilt a drink on while trying to get to the phone. yes I would have like it to be cheaper obviously,but it's great, easy to set up quiet, easy to use and very sleek, only worry is the integral battery and how long before I have to replace the keyboard when it stops charging. apart from that, very happy

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish there was the full layout model

    I love the new keys feel: you don't need to press the key much and it has a firm response. The fact it has a built-in battery you can charge using a Lightening cable is also great. However, being a software developer I move around the code quite a lot and I miss more accessible cursor keys, PgUp, PgDown - I know you can use Fn Up/Down but it's not the same. I also need to trim nails very short otherwise it is difficult for me to type. I wish there was the full layout model available with the new butterfly keys, but with num pad and normal cursor keys.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard

    The keyboard is very pleasant to type on, build quality is 10 out of 10, charging is such great feature and fast too.
    If you need a keyboard whether wireless or wired, just get this. Such a good quality keyboard and I can't find a con so far.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard but no backlight

    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.

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