• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the US version, Not UK or International!

    The shift button and enter button are TINY on the UK and International versions! I assumed the key layouts would be similar, but it's actually a different design to the US version.. I live in Aus but I'm returning my UK version for a US version so I can reach these critical keys.. WEIRD. Check the photos of the different versions carefully before buying!!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too shallow / hurts my fingers

    Bought this as a replacement for my near 7-year old aluminium keyboard that came with my ye olde 2010 MacPro. It still works, just figured i could do with a fresh one.

    Old keyboard had two usb sockets - great for a wired keyboard / printer - this hasnt got those, so you loose an extra usb socket or two.
    Old keyboard for me is just the right height and key travel - feels nice to type on, this does not feel nice, after a week using it, i keep thinking 'oh god, i have to use that keyboard again' versus not thinking about using the old keyboard.

    I think this uses the much publicised 'butterfly' mechanism - it has less key travel to the old keyboard which basically means your fingers can feel like they are typing on concrete.

    Its also very low down versus the old keyboard which had more of an angle, accommodating two usb sockets.

    I started off wanting a backlit keyboard to replace my old 7 year old apple keyboard. I started with editorseys backlit keyboard which suffered from random ddouble kkey ppresses which i would class as a 'fault' editors keys charged me £5 for postage out to me and didnt refund my return postage of £4, so I was £9 out of pocket with these clowns.

    2nd. Logickeyboard astra backlit keyboard - when coming back from sleep for the 2-3 time, the keys did not work - usb hub and backliting worked, so again, had to post back to them in Denmark.

    3rd - this 'magic' keyboard which I will return and revert back to my old apple keyboard - i might try and find a new-ish one of ebay maybe as apple doesnt make a keyboard i want anymore.

    4th - last hope, arriving today is a £55 Logitech windows backlit keyboard k740 which I hope and pray will work as its a more regular keyboard versus this form over function / anorexia over a cheeseburger mess.

    If this is an indication of apples macbook keyboards I wont be buying their laptops again either, such a shame though, apple were never known for their excellent peripherals.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why wasn’t this released sooner!!!???

    Space grey is such an awesome colour and I’m very excited to see it on a magic keyboard. What can I say? It looks freakin’ badass! This looks way better than the matte black concept magic keyboards. The colour contrast between the black keys and the space grey body is stunning. And of course, it’s got the same typing experience as that of a regular white magic keyboard. In some ways, the typing experience has doubled. If their was one thing I want next, it would be a space grey magic keyboard without the numeric keypad. You may be paying £10.00 extra, but trust me it’s worth it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard. Annoying that it's not USB-C.

    This review would be 5 stars is the keyboard came with USB-C charging. I have a new MacBook Pro that is USB-C powered and it would be nice if I didn't have to have another type of cable at my desk.

    Other than that, the keyboard is amazing. The keys are brilliant to type on. It looks spectacular next to my space grey MacBook.

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