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Magic Keyboard Cyber Monday 2021: big savings on iPad keyboards

Magic Keyboard Cyber Monday.
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Getting Magic Keyboard Cyber Monday deals will be a cinch this year. Cyber Monday is the perfect time of year to save yourself some cash on buying a new keyboard for your Mac, iPad Pro or iPad Air, and this page will give you all the info you need to get the best deals. Historically, savings on Magic Keyboards haven't been the biggest of all the Apple-related products, but we still anticipate that a few great deals will appear to tempt you to buy before Christmas.

Whether you're looking at buying a Magic Keyboard because you want to upgrade or replace your current iMac or Mac Mini keyboard, or you want to improve the productivity of your iPad, we'll find you some of the best Magic Keyboard deals this Cyber Monday 2021. We've also got a great rundown of all the best Apple Cyber Monday deals for you to look at too. 

Magic Keyboard Black Friday deals: US

Apple Magic Keyboard: $99 at Amazon

Apple Magic Keyboard: $99 at Amazon
This low-profile wireless keyboard is beautifully optimised for use with macOS, featuring an extended layout, document navigation controls for quick scrolling, and a scissor mechanism beneath each key that allows for increased stability.

Magic Keyboard Black Friday deals: UK

Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9" iPad Pro: £349.99

Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9" iPad Pro: £349.99  £164.50 at John Lewis
This Magic Keyboard is currently reduced to clear, and being one of the best deals we've seen on an Apple accessory recently, you might want to act fast before it flies off the shelves.

There aren't too many offers live this early, you can also check out below for the best Magic Keyboard deals in your region right now.

What is a Magic Keyboard?

First of all, what exactly is a Magic Keyboard? Unlike the widely disliked butterfly mechanism, the Magic Keyboard family of products uses scissor-mechanism for improved key stability, which results in a much nicer typing experience. The keyboard is usually bundled with Mac and iMac computers (though it can be purchased separately) and is considered to be the best keyboard to use with macOS. 

In 2020, the Magic Keyboard for iPad was released, a modified version of the existing keyboard that also provides a built-in touchpad to give you a laptop-like experience when using Apple tablets. Alongside other accessories like the Apple Pencil, the Magic Keyboard has helped revolutionise the creative process on iPads, giving users the benefits of a mobile graphics tablet and a laptop all in one lightweight device.

Magic Keyboard Cyber Monday: when is it?

For online shoppers, Cyber Monday comes hot on its heels on Monday 29 November (though deals will also appear online at the start of Black Friday – so you'll at least have the entire weekend to grab yourself a bargain).

Magic Keyboard Cyber Monday: how to get the best deals

Cyber Monday is one of the best times of year save yourself some cash on otherwise expensive Apple devices and accessories, though don't be surprised if you don't see any bargains going live on Apple's own website. 

Apple does technically join in with Cyber Monday just like many other retailers, usually offering Apple gift cards rather than discounting any products on its webstore, so if you just want to shave a few pennies of a direct purchase, don't bother queueing up outside a physical store or refreshing the website on November 26.

Instead, third-party retailers like Best Buy and Amazon are likely to be the best place to find some deals, but savings might be modest compared to other products you have your eye on. Apple hardware holds its value well, so there's little incentive to apply much of a discount, but even saving just a few per cent in an Apple Cyber Monday deal is likely going to be a better buy than you'll find the rest of the year.

Magic Keyboard Cyber Monday: what deals can we expect?

It's still too early to know exactly what products we can expect to see discounted during Magic Keyboard Cyber Monday sales, but you might want to reign in any expectations of huge savings. It's Apple after all, and that's hardly a brand synonymous with words like 'cheap'.

If we look at some of the official sales from last we can see that Amazon discounted the Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (Wireless, Rechargeable) from$129 to $119, saving $10. 

That doesn't mean some tasty savings won't appear though. Amazon also ran an offer on the Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro that saved a whopping 29%, taking it down from $349 to a more appealing $249. There's no guarantee we will see similar steals this year, so keep your eyes peeled on the run-up to the big day.

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Jess Weatherbed

Jess is TechRadar's computing writer, covering hardware, PC gaming and peripherals, though she can be found freelancing for creative tech like 3D printers and graphics drawing tablets. She also likes to dabble in digital art and can often be found playing games of both the PC and Tabletop variety, occasionally streaming on Twitch to the disappointment of everyone.