If you are in the market for a new keyboard, you may be wondering if the Apple Magic Keyboard is right for you. This keyboard has some great features that make it worth considering, but there are also some drawbacks that you should be aware of before making a purchase. In this Apple Magic Keyboard review, we will take a look at everything the keyboard has to offer, from its Apple Magic Keyboard Features, design and functionality to its price and durability. Whether you are an existing Apple user or are considering making the switch to Mac, read on for everything you need to know about the Magic Keyboard. So, if you are interested in learning more about this keyboard. Read the Apple Magic Keyboard review!
Apple Magic Keyboard: Design
The Magic Keyboard is made from aluminum and has a sleek, minimalist design. It's available in white and black, and Apple Magic Keyboard features a backlit keyboard and a built-in trackpad. The keys are full-sized and well spaced, and the trackpad is large and easy to use. We would recommend you to go for black color if you are going to buy it for long term and regular use as the white color goes a little grimy with time.
Apple magic keyboard gets attached to iPad through magnets which is a very comforting feeling in itself. This connectivity cannot be aparted from the iPad accidentally. It gives you a complete feel that the keyboard came along with the iPad Pro. You can also adjust the angles as you like and wrap the whole thing up with a visible camera space.
Magic Trackpad and Typing Experience
The Magic Keyboard for iPad trackpad is a big selling point. It's large and works well, and it supports all of the iPadOS gestures. However, it might feel a little complex to use at times such as while performing copy and paste operation again and again with the trackpad.
The keyboard is also very good. The keys are well spaced which ensures easy typing without the knocking of the fingers. Keyboard backlighting gets on when you are in low light. This is a quite impressive feature, it works so well and the backlighting is adjustable. Apple Magic keyboard embedded with a scissor mechanism that makes the typing experience so soothing and comforting that even your fingers don’t knock with each other. Like a real keyboard, you can add accents and special characters.
Size and Weight of Apple Magic Keyboard Review
The Magic Keyboard is a bit bulky, but it's still manageable. It’s like a piece of kit in itself which is a little clumsy to attach with an iPad Pro 12.9 inch version. It weighs 609g/1.34lb and combinely with iPad Pro it’s 1086g / 2.39lb which is heavy in terms of portability.
Combining the Apple Magic keyboard with the heaviest version of iPad Pro makes it heavier than M1 MacBook Air and same as 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Long Term Use or Durability
Our long term durability feedback of the 11 inch Apple magic keyboard for iPad Pro is largely positive. The Magic Keyboard is well-built and should last you a long time. The aluminum construction is solid, and the keys are durable. However, if we bought the white version of the keyboard then it may showcase minor strains, affected corners and blemishes due to day to day abuse. These blemishes can be wiped off with regular cleaning and maintenance. If you are one of the tech lovers that cleans their gadgets on a daily basis or prefer to add an additional Apple Magic keyboard cover to protect the keyboard from dust and grease then we can think of its long durable life.
The keyboard shape is absolutely fantastic. After heavy use of a magic keyboard, the shiny appearance may get disturbed. The adjustable angles, button hinge remain tough and precise for the long term, which makes it highly durable. Magic keyboard has been criticized for a long time for its weight but this build and weight is good for long term wear and tear.
Apple Magic Keyboard Trackpad Gestures
Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is designed with touch first interface which supports multi-touch gestures.The trackpad supports all of the iPadOS gestures, so you can use it just like you would your iPad's screen. This makes it very easy to navigate around your iPad and get things done quickly.
The cursor is displayed in the form of a circle in the screen just to symbolize the tip of a finger and it only appears whenever the trackpad is touched by the user and fades away when not in use. The experience of using a magic keyboard is similar and natural to using the trackpad of a Mac.
You can quickly modify text in applications by using the cursor, scroll through Safari, use multitasking views, and more with a variety of gestures supported.
- Some of the Available Keyboard Trackpad Gestures are-
- Take the cursor to the top right of the iPad's screen to open the Control Center.
- Take the cursor to the top left of the iPad's screen to open Notification Center.
- Long press features can be activated with press and hold.
- If you want to access Slide Over apps, then just slide the cursor on the right side of the screen.
- Access the Home screen with a down swipe of three fingers on the trackpad.
- Swap between the open apps by swiping three fingers left or right on the trackpad.
- To get a multitasking view, swipe upwards with three fingers and hold.
- Use pinch gestures to zoom in and out wherever it is appropriate.
- Bring Spotlight search with two swipe of two fingers down on the trackpad.
- Scroll two fingers on the trackpad to enable scrolling through webpages in Safari.
- Long press when editing text to select text to copy or drag and drop.
- Use two fingers in a text editing app to bring up Cut, Copy, and Paste options.
- Apple apps and third-party apps work with the Apple keyboard trackpad.
- Developers will have access to an API that enables them to add more sophisticated trackpad functionality into their apps. Apple is also adding support for particular applications like Pages, Keynote, and Numbers in order to make this possible.
Compatibility With Different Devices
|First Generation Magic Keyboard||2020||Compatible with 2018-2020 iPad Pro Models|
|Second Generation Magic Keyboard||2021||Compatible with 2018-2021 iPad Pro Models|
|11 Inch Magic Keyboard||2021||Compatible with 2018-2022 iPad Pro Models as well as fourth generation iPad Air.|
What’s New- Apple Magic Keyboard With Touch ID
The newest addition to the Magic Keyboard lineup is the Touch ID model. This model adds a fingerprint sensor to the keyboard, so you can unlock your device with just a touch. The Touch ID sensor is fast and accurate, and it makes using your tech even easier.
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The Apple Magic Keyboard touch ID is not compatible with iPad Pro devices, despite running with the same M1 chip compatible Macs. However, Apple iPad Pro already includes a Face ID feature which is considered as faster than Touch ID.
Apple magic keyboard Touch ID sensor is compatible with all M1 Macs, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, including the new iMac.
From Where to Buy- Grab Best Deal!
The Magic Keyboard is available from Apple's online store and from select retailers. Techmonk Labs is an authorized Apple Premier Partner that offers some of the best prices on Apple products around. Plus, our customer service is top-notch, so you can be sure that you’ll be taken care of if anything goes wrong with your purchase.
However, if you are willing to spend $299 / £279 for the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation) and iPad Air (5th generation) and $349 / £329 for Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (5th generation), then you can go for it.
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This was all about the Apple Magic Keyboard review. It is a sleek and stylish addition to your iPad Pro. It is well-designed and Apple Magic Keyboard features a built-in trackpad and full-sized keys that make it a great choice for those who want a keyboard case that's both functional and stylish. The only downside is that the Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID is not compatible with all iPad Pro models, but this drawback can be ignored to some extent because you can enable face ID in its place which is faster. Still, we recommend you to check the compatibility before you buy.