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Apple - Magic Keyboard - Silver

Model: MLA22LL/ASKU: 4639101

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1822 reviews

97%
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Rating 3.2 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some things not as good as previous Magic Keyboard

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    EngineeringType
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    Purchased this Lightning connector rechargeable keyboard to replace the previous model Apple Magic keyboard powered by 2 AA batteries. Unlike some reviewers, it doesn't bother me that the keys aren't backlit, as my purchase decision was driven largely by the longer rechargeable battery life. I find this newer keyboard a bit more difficult to type on compared to that older keyboard, requiring me to look at the keys as I type to a greater extent than I did before. For example, re-sizing of the left and right cursor keys makes it more difficult to identify these by touch. This newer keyboard doesn't seem as "visually ergonomic" either. The keyboard body (silver space between the keys) has a smoother, more brightly reflective finish than the older keyboard, while the characters printed on the keys are a lighter shade of gray compared to the older keyboard. In other words "readability" of the older keyboard given a quick glance was superior to this newer keyboard given my work desk lighting. Initially, I preferred the greater keypress travel distance of the older Magic keyboard, but have now grown to like the new keypress action. Without question, the keypress action of this newer Magic keyboard is vastly superior to that of my 2016 15" MacBook Pro. And perhaps a trivial observation, but the small open space underneath the older keyboard made it a little easier to pick up that keyboard and move it aside when necessary, as the newer keyboard lays close and flat against the table. However, unlike some reviewers, I like this "flat" positioning while actually typing, as it feels somewhat similar to that of a laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

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    MisterNivek
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    Not a whole lot to say about a keyboard but I like it! It's better than the first generation. I bought this to replace the first gen that came with my iMac a couple of years ago. This keyboard came out around the same time but they weren't shipping with the iMacs yet or came with the models that were at BB, so I felt a little slighted but got over it and used the default one. haha Fast forward to now and had a few rewards certificates, so I felt it was a good time to upgrade and glad I did. They recently came out with the Magic Keyboard 2 with numeric keypad, which I tried but it was a tad bent so I returned it. I will eventually get that one to replace my full sized wired keyboard from Apple that sits in my home office. Although I prefer having the full-size keyboard because it's easier to type numbers but I asked myself how much I really used it and if I really "needed" it on this iMac. I went with the smaller one because it's compact, smaller footprint and I didn't want to get a bigger desk pad, which the keyboard and mouse sit on. I like how I don't have to stretch far from my keyboard to get to the mouse and it's a space saver. Also, if I ever want to travel with this one, I like the size. It's easy to type on and the keys fell nice. Not sure what else to say about it. It has a good weight on it. It's really user preference, wants and needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My own IMAC set up!

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    Angel478
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    I wanted a iMac but wasn't ready to pay the iMac price O_o, so instead I decided to be creative and create my own iMac experience. I purchased the Apple Magic Keyboard and I am in love with this keyboard! It has everything I need and its so compact! I wish I was able to use this keyboard at work. It keeps a charge too! I've had it for about a little over three weeks and I have not had to recharge it. Great purchase! Perhaps when Apple gets more innovative and have more competitive prices, I'll switch out my iMac set up with MacBook Pro for an actual iMac :) FYI I have a Macbook Pro and also purchased the following items for my iMac set up (which also allows for dual monitors): Apple - Magic Keyboard - Silver Apple - Magic Mouse 2 - Silver Insignia™ - 6' HDDB15 Male-to-Male PC Monitor Cable - Black j5create - SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to VGA External Video Adapter - White AOC - i2779vh 27" IPS LED FHD Monitor - Black/silver

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect keyboard for my iPad Pro

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    Fido13
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    I’ve always wanted Apple’s Magic Keyboard, but without buying an iMac, I never found a reason to put the money down and actually get one. I got an iPad Pro a few weeks ago, and I didn’t want the Smart Keyboard (because I HATE the material that the keyboard itself is made of), and whenever I want to use the iPad to read WSJ or other news, I don’t want to have the Smart Keyboard dangling off the iPad or adding extra weight to it while it’s folded against the back of the iPad. I use the iPad in multiple ways. So I settled with a regular Smart Cover and this Magic Keyboard. Aside from having to carry around the Magic Keyboard in my backpack dangling around while my iPad is sitting nicely in its sleeve that I also got for it, the Magic Keyboard is fantastic. There is zero lag when iam typing with it, which is extremely rare. I’ll use the age-old saying that has been going around for years when referring to Apple products: it just works! It feels like my MacBook Pro (2010 - before they tried to get all fancy with the thinner keyboards, which are nonsensical at best, in my opinion). Wonderful purchase. Really happy with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    keys not the same as older models

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    HEPAgirl
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    The original Apple Wireless Keyboard (3-battery model) that I'd used for several years with my MacBook Pro recently started dropping the bluetooth signal and I thought it needed to be replaced. After researching the Magic Keyboard to make sure it didn’t have the “butterfly key” (vs "scissor") mechanism of the new Apple MacBook Pros, I purchased one. Although the keys do have the scissor mechanism, they have less key travel than my older one and the touch was not as smooth, IMO. I could tell that my hands would get tired if I had to type for extended periods. I further tested my old one and discovered that my nearby iPad’s bluetooth was competing with my MacBook Pro's. (I had paired the keyboard with the iPad at one time.) I realized that I could just turn the iPad's bluetooth off or unpair the keyboard, since I don't use it very often with the iPad. The old one is working perfectly again, and I have the familiar key touch back! If this one ever truly dies, I'll probably get a Magic Keyboard again. Batteries last a long time on my old keyboard, but it would be nice to just plug in the keyboard to charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pros and cons but still excellent

    Posted
    Ohio
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    This keyboard is not perfect. I purchased it online, but did not opt for the English keyboard as I needed the German version. You'd think because the keyboard is advertised as "magic" that it would really surpass all expectations. However, in the simple process of connecting to an iMac, the device was unaware of its own language and mapped all of the keys incorrectly to English. Not something that you would expect from this type of product. On the bright side, this keyboard has been excellent. It is rechargeable with a lightning cable and probably only loses 1-2% battery capacity per week with heavy use. It rarely ever needs to be charged. At first I hated the shallow keys as I found that it was easier to make mistakes when compared to a standard keyboard. After one day of using the device however I truly prefer the key depth. Lastly, the style and small form factor (albeit subjective) are a huge factor in why I like this keyboard. It is so small and thin that it can easily be locked with the lock button and thrown into a bag. It is virtually weightless, yet I have never had an issue with it sliding on the desk surface. As it is made from aluminum, one would assume that it is durable and might last quite some time if taken care of. The device also works with AppleTV, which is great except the Siri remote pretty much negates the need for a bluetooth keyboard. Still, the range of the device is such that it works flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The original is better than the sequel

    Posted
    Eric
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    I wanted to like this keyboard, but I couldn't even make it a week before I boxed it back up and returned it. I bought this keyboard as a replacement to the Magic Keyboard 1 and expected it to be a better product. I was, however, disappointed. The short travel of the keys was awkward at first and never got better. It even started to hurt as I typed on it, which was not acceptable. The size of the keys is also hard to get used to. I found myself constantly shifting my hands to correct placement and still hit the edges of the keys I wanted to press. Connecting is easy enough. All you need to do is connect it with your lightning cable to your computer and the bluetooth setup is done automatically. It's nice that you can charge the keyboard instead of swapping out batteries, but those are perks that will not be utilized as much as the feel of the keyboard. Compared with the original, which had easy enough pairing and efficient enough batter life that you wouldn't be able to remember the last time you switched out the 2 double AA batteries it runs off of, this is not an improvement. If you really want an Apple Magic keyboard, then get the Magic Keyboard 1.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent built quality, works well with the Mac

    Posted
    knuckle
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    Two things that I was looking for when purchasing this keyboard were 1) design and 2) ability to switch seamlessly between multiple devices. This keyboard *almost* fit both criteria If you are looking for a white/silver keyboard to compliment your workstation, this is the one to get. The aluminum frame and white chiclet keys are compact and well-built. The keys are wide but a little bit shallow. Pairing it with a Mac is as simple as connecting the keyboard with the included USB-to-lightning cable and the Mac. Built-in battery is convenient and can be charged with using lightning cable. Switching between devices is a little tricky because you will have to manually disconnect from one computer first before connecting to the other. Instead of going through the hassle of,I ended up leaving Bluetooth connection with my MacBook and use it as a wired keyboard with my work PC laptop. Overall, the Magic Keyboard works well with the Mac. It is solidly built with beautiful design. It is on an expensive side comparing to offerings from the like of Logitech which offers multi-device connectivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple does it again!

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    ParentNeedsGift
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    Ushering in a new generation of products - this keyboard update is a long time in coming!!! Anyone who used the original Apple wireless bluetooth keyboard, knows how great of a design it was, reducing desk clutter, needing no wires, and running for (often months) on a single set of 3 AA batteries (later they came out with a 2 battery model.) Well, the major improvement this time, was a sleeker smoother design / thinner key profile, but most importantly, absolutely no batteries! With just a brief plug in with the lighting connector, your keyboard charges and runs optimally for extended periods of time (weeks/months depending on frequency of use.) My biggest complaint with the old model, was the batteries failing right in the middle of a project, and having to swap my AA battery rotation, and there was no way to use the keyboard during the charging, if I didn't have them ready. Never again will this be an issue. Simply use the lighting connector (any Apple user has this already nearby) and enjoy full keyboard usage while charging! Way-to-go, Apple!! Similar battery-less versions of the Apple mouse and Trackpad have been released as well, so we can say goodbye now to the recurring battery charging of the past!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small and versatile

    Posted
    Mykii
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    I'm a big fan of these new keyboards. The slight tilt of the keyboard is quite comfortable for my large hands, and the keys are quite responsive. I love the short travel now, even though it took a while to get used to at first. I feel that I type faster on this thing just because of the minimal amount of movement needed to move to different keys after typing. A couple things make this keyboard awesome. 1. Pairing to an Apple Computer is done through the cable. You just plug it in and it's paired to that Mac. 2. You can use it wired or wireless-- so it's quite convenient if you're working on multiple computers or have to showcase one someplace else as a demo (like if you're selling a Mac mini or something). It's thin and lightweight, with the battery life lasting a stupid long time-- I haven't plugged it in to charge besides the original time I plugged it in to pair and to charge. I also own the one with the numeric keypad at home. I like this one for travel and such, the numeric keypad version is quite nice too. I like this thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Bluetooth Keyboard

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    xguy9
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    When I purchase the new iPad Pro, i knew i wanted to get a keybaord to use with it. First i tested out the Apple folio keybaord, but I didn’t like how it felt when i was typing on it. After reading some reviews I decided to go with the Magic Keyboard. And it was decision i glad i made. Why i like this keyboard. 1. This is definitely a Apple product, and that is a good thing. The design and quality of this device are terrific. No cheap plastic here. 2. The travel of the keys are excellent. You will enjoy typing on this keyboard. Also it doesn’t make to much noise when typing on the keys. 3. The Bluetooth connection is great. I just usually keep it on all the time and every time i need to use it with the iPad Pro its always ready to go. 4. The battery life of this keybaord is good, 5. Function Keys. This is something the folio Keyboard doesn’t have, and too bad it doesn’t. With the function keys it is easy to control brightness and media. Terrific Keybaord.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great update to a really nice keyboard.

    Posted
    Benm
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    I had the original Apple wireless keyboard paired to my Macbook air for my desktop setup. I use the keyboard daily. My original stopped working. The delete and space-bar would not work. I went to buy a replacement and found out the Apple Keyboard had been updated. I looked at keyboards from other manufacturers, but none compare to Apple's build quality. I was skeptical at first at the high price tag. I decided to give it a try and I am glad I did. The new design is great. I really like that it has a less aggressive incline. This was much easier to get used to than expected. Now I prefer it. I also really like that it is rechargeable. No more hunting for AAs every 1.5 months. The off switch is nice too. I switch it off over the weekend (since it lives in my office) and that really helps conserve battery. I've had it for more than a month now and have not yet charged it. It says I'm at 1/2 charge. It probably helps that I turned it off while I was out of the office for a week. The high price might be tough to justify for some, but I highly recommend this if you are in the market for a new wireless keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Apple magic pad is a game changer.

    Posted
    Backtoharmony
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    What can I say, I was never one to stary from using a mouse all my life, until now. This makes using my computer so much sweeter for some reason. The more I use it the better at using it I get. Yep!!!! Love it. It's an Apple invention, so of course its top shelf & drives like a new BMW, hugging the road like nothing else, beautiful and sexy to look at and from the feel of it, like everything else Apple, yes, I'm guessing it will last forever, so with all that in mind, obviosly its going to cost more than the imitators who will make a less expensive, cheaper, plastic, through-a-way version of the same. So, if you want a BMW its going to cost, but well worth it in the long and short run. Your going to enjoy the ride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard...once you adapt to it

    Posted
    mcpryon
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    The new MacBook Pro is no stranger to backlash, especially when it comes to the new keyboard with butterfly mechanisms. The keys on this keyboard are similar in feel, though they are different in design. So I was afraid. But after using it for a while I have come to love it and it gets the most use of all of my keyboards. I use a lot of technology in my job so I'm no stranger to adapting to new tools. If you have doubts I recommend trying it out in a store (if your local BB has it on display with the iMac) The built-in battery with the charging cable are very nice and better than cycling out rechargeable batteries. Setup couldn't have been easier for me. All I needed to do to pair it with my MBP was plug it in for a few seconds. Something I don't like is that the design looks a little cheap after years of so many aluminum products, but things change. It works well and that's what matters in the end. I would definitely buy this again if something happened to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great typing experience

    Posted
    ThisIsNot
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    This is my new daily keyboard for my MacBook Pro when it's docked at home. Apple finally updated their wireless keyboard to include a rechargeable battery (which lasts a long time and is charged quickly) and more modern design. The typing experience is about the same as the previous keyboard, in terms of key travel, but it's better overall as Apple increased the size of the keys. The only feature I wish Apple would have included was a backlight. The keyboard is rather expensive and typing in the dark would have been improved had they included a backlight system. There are other keyboards in this price range that include a backlight. They aren't as compact or well-designed as Apple's keyboard but still. Owners of the previous generation Apple Bluetooth keyboard should upgrade unless they purchased 3rd party rechargeable batteries. People with plastic keyboards and models that use a USB port will find that this is a huge upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Accessory

    Posted
    CaliGee
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    I carry my laptop from home to work and basically connect my laptop to an external monitor during most usage. This keyboard was a great add on to my setup partnering it with the magic trackpad of course. What I would say about his keyboard that either makes it a good or bad product would be the comfort of how it's positioned. Since this keyboard does "not" have the option to be slanted, it basically sits like a laptop keyboard which in other terms it feels a bit flat. Another thing was that they removed all extra spacing from around the keyboard, so it feels like you're going to type outside of it. This has been a minor difficulty for me, but I've been able to adjust to it, but at times still make errors because of it. Because of those two major flaws I'm giving this product 3 stars based on the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick connect to iPAD and perfect size

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    Tracy
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    The magic keyboard is a good product. I replaced my old battery-powered one because the battery compartment is stubbornly stuck closed (second time that happened...grrrrr), and I’m glad I did. My hands are admittedly smaller than average, but this keyboard is comfortable and I make fewer mistakes than on my slightly smaller, thinner non-apple brand keyboard. This actually might replace that one, just because it is so much more functional—I’m an author and write on the go, so portability and typing speed are critical. I’d like a case for it, to prevent any damage to the keys (which, btw, “click” very satisfyingly but not so loudly as to disturb people sitting next to you). All in all, great product, and the usual Best Buy customer service made this a simple and pleasurable purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard at a Price

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    VietnamVet
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    First off this is an expensive keyboard. And it does not have backlighting..All that being said this is my favorite keyboard. For me it is the perfect size and just seems to effortlessly conform to my hands. Since it is Bluetooth I can set it anywhere on the desk that I want with no cable interfering with anything on my desk. I think the tactile feel of the keys is superb. The tilt of the keyboard seems to be just right, not too flat and not to high. For me in every way the performance of this keyboard would rate 5 stars. Personally the lack of backlighting does not bother me one bit. However, I did deduct one star because as with everything lately Apple [see the prices on the new MacBook Pros] sems to charge too high a price for the article. $69 to me would seem a fair price . Still having said that this is the best keyboard that I have ever used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard but "Feels" Cheap

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    JamminJerry
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    I was surprised by how cheap this keyboard feels, nothing at all like the older Apple Bluetooth keyboard. I guess it's because it's so light. Holding it in your hands, it feels delicate, like it would break easily. But that is the only negative I have about it, because it's obviously well built, well designed, and works flawlessly. It's a dream to type on especially if you have a light touch -- key action is buttery smooth. The big plus, though, is that it is rechargeable, so you don' t have to mess with replacing batteries every few weeks. You just plug it into a USB port for a few hours, and so even while it's charging, it's still working -- it becomes, for the duration of your charge, a corded keyboard. The moment you unplug it, it jumps back into Bluetooth mode. That was the selling point for me and I'm quite happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard, but could be better.

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    bugeyed
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    The keyboard itself functions well. The problem I have with it is in the design. Apple doesn't always consider ergonomics when designing products, as much as you would think. This keyboard is being used on a headless MAC mini & I keep the keyboard set aside for infrequent use. It has almost no boarder around the keys, so it is nearly impossible to pick up or put down without pressing a key or 2. Since I am using it by holding it in one hand & typing with the other, there is really no place to hold on to it. A border on each side would solve this. It didn't really have to be this small! Otherwise it's a nice keyboard. As little as I use it though, I would probably buy another brand if I had it to do over.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend