Product Comparison: Microsoft Surface vs Apple Magic


General Specifications
Brand
Microsoft
Apple
Model
Surface
Magic
Origin
USA
China
About the Product
The Surface Keyboard has been meticulously crafted to match the subtle elegance of the Surface Book and Surface Pro. We’ve taken the structure of one of our most beautiful and iconic keyboards, the Designer Bluetooth Keyboard, and upgraded it using premium materials.
Magic Keyboard combines a sleek design with a built-in rechargeable battery and enhanced key features. With a stable scissor mechanism beneath each key, as well as optimized key travel and a low profile, Magic Keyboard provides a remarkably comfortable and precise typing experience.
Key Specs
Keyboard Type
Multimedia
Multimedia
Number of Keys
110
110
Interface
Bluetooth
Lightning/Bluetooth
Size & Weight
Height
0.76 in.
0.43 in.
Width
16.57 in.
16.48 in.
Depth
4.43 in.
4.52 in.
Weight
14.79 oz.
13.76 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Microsoft Surface Bluetooth Keyboard - Grey
  • The length makes it perfect for resting on lap instead of using the Surface Book keyboard all the time.
  • Sleek design and perfect size. Really like it.
  • Comfortable and a really nice size. I recommend.
  • Great feeling keys, great size and works pretty well overall.
  • I would be good for at home or office use but is not portable as the size difference.
Apple Magic Keyboard - Numeric
  • The keyboard is very light and thin, the body is monolithic and made of aluminum.
  • Due to the relatively small thickness, the keyboard is easily twisted, but does not give up - it is very difficult to deform it.
  • Despite the presence of a numpad, Magic Keyboard takes up very little space on the table.
  • The blocks of keys are distant from each other at a sufficient distance, like the keys themselves, but the keyboard remains very small.
  • Lovely, thin, light keyboard with slick, full-size keys and quiet action.
Keys
Key Type
Scissor-Switch
Scissor-Switch
Backlighting
No
No
Multimedia Keys
Yes
Yes
Integrated Numeric Keypad
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Keys"
Microsoft Surface Bluetooth Keyboard - Grey
  • I like the feel of it the keys work very nice, easy to write with it.
  • Long battery life with comfortable keys. Typing is easy.
  • Keys feel great, no unnecessary buttons or keys. Just wish it was offered in black.
  • Key travel is perfect, satisfying and quite key presses and it looks great.
  • Keyboard looks amazing. Key’s feedback is not obvious. Returned.
Apple Magic Keyboard - Numeric
  • The keys are so soft and perfect with polished aluminium.
  • The numeric keypad is a distinct improvement if you need to enter data into your work.
  • The keys are responsive and has a the improvement of a separate numeric keypad.
  • For all-day use, a 'proper' keyboard is essential, and I love the feel of the keys on these Magic keyboards.
  • The buttons feel great and it is also very useful to have he numbers keys on the right hand side.
Features
Adjustable Tilt Function
No
No
Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X, Android, IOS
Mac OS X, IOS
Spill Resistant
No
No
Palm Rest
No
No
Extras
AES over Bluetooth LE SSP of Passkey, Windows 10 key (Connect, Notification), Multimedia key life: 500,000 actuations per key, QWERTY key life: 5,000,000 actuations per key, Hot key life: 500,000 actuations per key
Rechargeable battery, Long-lasting battery – powers your keyboard for about 1 month or more between charges, Full-size arrow keys for gaming
Cable Length
3 feet
What customers say about "Features"
Microsoft Surface Bluetooth Keyboard - Grey
  • Super easy to connect and having the same features as the laptop keyboard is awesome.
  • The Microsoft Surface keyboard is a solid, full-featured, external keyboard option for the Surface laptop.
  • Using the Bluetooth feature, the computers are not physically tethered to the device. Like this.
  • Another feature I like about this keyboard is that since it is wireless, there is less mess on my desk.
  • I have to remove the batteries periodically throughout the week which is a pain. I put up with it but it could be very bothersome to others.
Apple Magic Keyboard - Numeric
  • There are no batteries, they are built in and charged by a lightning socket.
  • Charging by lightning cable is easy, I have only charged it once since it arrived and is still going strong.
  • I wanted a rechargeable keyboard, rather than frequently replacing two batteries each time. I am very glad that I have now bought it.
  • This is great. It goes for weeks without charging, even though I use it 8-10 hours a day.
  • If there is any issue with Bluetooth not firing up on the computer, the keyboard is dead wood.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.99 $
129.00 $


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