Apple Launches Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad for $169 CAD

Apple has quietly launched a new Magic Keyboard—with numeric keypad. This wireless keyboard with extended layout includes document navigation controls and full-size arrow keys “for gaming”, says the company.

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Each key has a scissor mechanism underneath for “increased stability”, to go with its low profile and “optimized key travel”. The keyboard also has a Lightning port and requires a Mac with Bluetooth running macOS 10.12.4 or later, or devices running iOS 10.3 or later.

Those who work with spreadsheets will enjoy the numeric keypad, while Apple says the built-in, rechargeable battery will last “about a month or more” between charges.

The new Magic Keyboard with Numeric KeyPad is available now for $169 CAD and delivers by June 8th at the fastest shipping speed.

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  • 169$, really affordable

  • Jake

    I’ve been waiting for this model of it for the longest time. Ordered 🙂

  • Joe

    This is kind of a stupid product, because:

    A) Although it’s compatible with MacOS and iOS products, there’s no easy way to switch between them. If you want to switch back and forth between two devices, it takes forever.

    B) No built-in USB ports. The best part about the Apple Wired Numeric Keyboard was the fact that you could plug in a wired mouse and/or other USB products. Now Apple has discontinued the Wired Keyboard and replaced it with a keyboard that has LESS functionality (aside from being wireless).

    C) No backlit functionality. Again, what’s the point of making a wireless keyboard if you’re not going to satisfy all users? A backlit option would’ve made everyone happy. Instead they’ve just made it difficult for 3rd party accessory manufacturers to continue existing, while also ensuring that Apple’s solution won’t please everyone.

  • Nice

  • Ryan Ahrens

    This makes me sad, the wired keyboard is a really great product, they should have upgraded the smaller wireless keyboard with this model and kept the wired version. I will never in a million years buy this keyboard; 1) it’s stupidly overpriced – over TWICE the price of its predecessor, 2) the battery is integrated and non-replaceable, 3) no USB ports. I’ve grown so very tired of today’s Apple that makes decisions based on capitalism and not what’s best for the customer. It’s as if Apple still thinks they are near bankruptcy and has to charge an exorbitant amount for their products in order to stay afloat. It’s painfully comical to look at Apple today vs Apple of the 2000’s. Oh well, I guess when ever my current Apple keyboard dies I have no other choice but to replace it with a third party keyboard.

  • Dehop

    Yeah, you’d think for $169 CAD they’d at least include a solar panel for trickle charging, like Logitech does for less than half the price ($79 CAD). Only reasons I passed on the Logitech are that it’s not Bluetooth, and the keys didn’t feel that good.

  • f1ght3r

    Where’s the touchbar?

  • f1ght3r

    Courageous.

  • raslucas

    I mean… it can’t have both USB ports and wireless… I think it’s probably overpriced… though it’s easy to forget about exchange rate so it’s not as high as I think it is.

    It should be using the same AirPods Bluetooth tech…. oh oh, and an audio jack? :O.

    There’s an even greater part of me that wishes the number pad was a separate piece and just stuck on magnetically to either side… I actually prefer it on the left since I’m right handed.

    Finally there’s a part of me that wishes they sold it in Space grey… but then again I look at the price of the iMac Pro… if you can drop $5000 on an iMac, you deserve an exclusive keyboard and mouse in there…

  • raslucas

    And it should be water proof! Come on, don’t tell nobody at 1 Infinite Loop has ever spilled coffee (or water I guess) on their keyboard…

    Who knows though, they could not announce it and test their keyboard waterproofing tech on these like the iPhone 6s with some of its waterproofing.
    [disclaimer: iPhone 6s isn’t waterproof though, don’t try it]