A great iMac deserves a great keyboard. Whether you prefer a trusty mechanical model, an ultra-slim invention, or all the customizable options you can find, we list the best MacOS-friendly keyboards so you can choose the ideal companion.
The standard Apple Magic Keyboard will do just fine, especially since it comes bundled with the iMac. However, the alternatives below offer some compelling options as well, especially if you’re in need of an affordable replacement or a higher-end model with mechanical switches. One of the best keyboards is thekeyboard since it is super thin and is a great travel keyboard.
The super-thin Taptek is a great, compact MacOS keyboard born from a successful crowdfunding project. Measuring just 16mm thick (or thin), it’s ideal if you want a keyboard for your iMac that can easily travel with you.
This keyboard syncs with up to three devices using Bluetooth, so you can multitask across various platforms. It also physically connects to your iMac using a USB-C cable. Those itching for a little desktop bling may love the four levels of RGB backlighting and the associated 19 color effects.
You can now get thekeyboard on Vinpok’s website.
Logitech makes several high-quality keyboards. However, none work on Mac quite as well as the MX Keys. This keyboard is built from the ground up around MacOS and comes with a Mac layout.
The keyboard is built for comfort and stability, with slightly inlaid keys for a comfortable and confident typing experience. Combine that with keyboard’s ability to connect to three devices, and you have a keyboard designed for maximum productivity.
The backlit keys also have smart illumination that automatically adjusts the brightness based on the ambient light in the room. That helps save on battery life and improves key visibility when needed.
Plus, the keyboard charges with USB-C, which is always a plus.
If you want a keyboard that is on par with Apple’s own magic keyboard, theis the one for you.
Satechi’s design adheres closely to Apple aesthetics while adding its own twists.
This particular model charges via a USB-C port and syncs with up to three Bluetooth devices. That makes it particularly easy to switch between your phone, iPad, and iMac and use the keyboard to type on each. The Bluetooth component works up to 33 feet away.
Several hotkeys reside along the top that target specific Apple-centric functions, like switching apps and loading Mission Control. Satechi also sells a version without the numeric keypad. Both rely on scissor-style key switches.
Theis available in Space Gray, silver, gold, and rose gold colors.
Macally’s wireless keyboard is a great alternative to Satechi’s model if you want a slightly different design and more features.
Like Apple, Macally uses scissor flexors for its thin keys, but you may find the Macally prices to be more reasonable. It can sync with up to three other devices.
Thisprovides 20 shortcut keys as additional preset keys. These presets include 16 Apple-specific commands, iTunes controls, and other useful abilities for working on an iMac. The battery, rated for around three months on a single charge, takes around an hour to recharge via a USB cable.
If you work by a window or in a similar situation, you shouldn’t need to worry about manually charging this keyboard’s battery, thanks to solar cells mounted along the top. Both the readout at the top right and the Logitech Solar App will show you how the solar charge process is going, too. A full charge lasts about three months.
Outside its unique solar power design, this keyboard features an ultra-thin design with Logitech’s popular concave keycaps. It also includes a numeric keypad, a volume dial, a hotkey for automatically activating the MacOS Launchpad, and more.
Therelies on Logitech’s “Unifying” USB dongle that supports up to six devices connected simultaneously.
Das Keyboard offers dedicated MacOS keys for specific functions. You’ll also find a lavish media control dial in the top right corner for mastering your music. You can even remove the footbar and use it as a ruler (if you’re into that).
If you’re in need of a new party trick, the Ultimate version is available with entirely unmarked keys. It looks slick and is sure to impress your friends and coworkers. Just be sure you’re an expert typist before giving the a try.
If you’re running out of space, the Keychron K2 is compact but features all the same benefits as a regular keyboard. This was one of the smallest form factors we tested and one of the most versatile. Its tenkeyless models feature versatile uses.
The Keychron K2 features a full row of function keys with more added features all on one compact board. The keyboard still has the Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down keys and a full row of function keys. There’s also a key if you want to change the RGB lighting.
You can pair the Keychron K2 with up to three devices simultaneously, wirelessly, or wired with a USB-C cable. Luckily, users are given even more options when they order, like choosing the switch type, backlighting, and frame design.
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