Magic keyboard, Apple keyboard or K810?

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Which keyboard should i buy?

  1. Apple Magic keyboard

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Apple wireless keyboard (old model)

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Logitech K810

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Razer(x) macrumors regular

    Razer(x)

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    I need some advice to buy a new keyboard.

    I do like the new Magic keyboard because of its battery and the writing angle, but i don't like it when compared to cheaper devices like the K811 from Logitech.

    Unfortunately, the K811 does not have an italian layout, so i'd have to buy the K810 which is designed for Windows (ugh)

    What would you suggest me to do? Get the k810, the new magic keyboard or the old wireless one?

    Thank you
     
  2. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a K811 (the Mac version of the K810), I use the Apple Wireless keyboard and Logitech K750 at work. Unless there is something i'm missing with the Magic Keyboard, I'd take my K811 every day. The ability to switch between three different devices on the fly is really, really useful.

    The backlit keys are cool too... they only light up when your hands approach the keyboard, not before. My only gripe with the K811 is there aren't a full set of iTunes controls on it. Because of the buttons for the bluetooth and iPad Home button you only get a play button on the keybaord, not the full Rew/Play/FF you do on the Apple keyboards.
     
  3. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I agree completely with venom600. The K811 is awesome. I typically get up to 6 weeks of daily use before needing recharge, even with the backlight.

    Besides the K811, I have here a wired Apple keyboard with number pad and a DasKeyboard with mechanical keys. I have used neither for the past several months since I got the K811.
     
  4. Jack Neill macrumors member

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    Well I just bought the Magic Keyboard today, and I think its OK, but its rather small coming from the full sized wired one that met its demise with a cup of water... I guess ill get used to it. i paid 84 for a Best Buy floor model.
     
  5. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like Magic keyboard as I can't help but feeling like I'm tapping on keys not pressing them. I know Apple loves to make everything thinner, but keyboards shouldn't be one of them.
     
  6. Strider64 macrumors regular

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    It took me a long time to get used to the magic keyboard coming from a full fledge keyboard that I have been using in one form or another for about 30+ years. However, I have since gotten used to typing on the magic keyboard and now when I'm forced to use a large keyboard I'm all thumbs once again. :)
     
  7. sartrekid macrumors 6502

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    If you want something like the Apple keyboard that is richer in features and looks exactly like Apple's offering, then check out the Mac alu keyboards by Matias. They even have the keyboard in space gray, pink, and gold. Even cooler is the fact that it's wireless and features the number pad: http://matias.ca/aluminum/wireless/
     
  8. Razer(x), Feb 15, 2016
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    Razer(x) thread starter macrumors regular

    Razer(x)

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    Ended up buying the Magic keyboard for 109€ (woah!)

    It's NOT worth that money, but it is still a good keyboard.

    Typing is fast, but i found out that every now and then i miss some keystrokes

    Also the arrow keys are not aligned, that seriously bugs me for a product that should be top quality

    Where can i find some reviews?
     
  9. sartrekid macrumors 6502

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    I haven't looked for reviews. I don't own one, but Matias has an A+ reputation and is one of the best keyboard manufacturers for the Mac (and PC).

    As for making lots of errors, yeah, I had that issue, too. It's why I no longer use the Apple keyboard and instead bought a Das Keyboard Professional for Mac. It's expensive (roughly €200) but I absolutely love it. It's a mechanical keyboard, allowing me to type really fast without making many errors. And the chances of hitting the wrong key by accident is zero as the travel distance is greater. This is the one I use: http://www.daskeyboard.com/de/daskeyboard-4-professional-for-mac/
     
  10. Razer(x) thread starter macrumors regular

    Razer(x)

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    Unfortunately the Daskeyboard is for a full desktop, i'm searching for a more portable one

    The secondary issue (as per the K811) is the fact there is no italian layout support

    The Magic is a good keyboard, but i'm not totally liking it, especially considering the price tag
     
  11. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand why every keyboard manufacturers make the keys to travel so short. It makes the typing feel terrible.
     
  12. sartrekid macrumors 6502

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    Use a mechanical keyboard with blue Cherry MX switches. Or, if you want the most sturdy and have the longest travel distance possible, use black Cherry MX switches.
     
  13. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I love my older Mac wireless keyboards. I tried the new magic keyboard in store last weekend.

    Thoughts:

    Too light and too shallow.

    Keys were not as good, feedback was crap compared to older version.
     
  14. Razer(x) thread starter macrumors regular

    Razer(x)

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    Would you recommend getting the older one today? not sure is a good value investment, considered it's 75€ new and will likely lose value very fast
     
  15. roland.g macrumors 603

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    It is really up to what you want. I don't think of a keyboard as a value investment. It is for use. If you are worried about resale on a keyboard, I can't advise you there.

    I like the angle on the older keyboard. The new one is flatter. Yes lightning charging is nice but not at the expense of comfort or key action. The older keyboard has more weight, doesn't feel like it may slide around under your hands.
     
  16. hussainh1 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone used the Matias Aluminum keyboard?
     
  17. Razer(x) thread starter macrumors regular

    Razer(x)

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    Considering of getting the old one too, even though this one is really portable

    I feel like a little bit more of angle may help the typing experience
     

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