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.
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 this keyboard on Vinpok’s website.
Satechi aluminum wireless keyboard
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.
It’s available in Space Gray, silver, gold, and rose gold colors.
Macally wireless Bluetooth keyboard
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.
This model provides 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.
Logitech K750 wireless solar keyboard
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.
This keyboard relies on Logitech’s “Unifying” USB dongle that supports up to six devices connected simultaneously.
Das Keyboard 4
This highly durable, top-tier mechanical keyboard will satisfy all your click-clacky needs while still offering excellent performance and long-lasting, coat-protected keys. There are also great extra connections, including a two-port USB-A hub for transferring files quickly.
Das Keyboard offers dedicated MacOS keys for specific functions and 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).
The company sells an Ultimate version with entirely blank keys, but that’s really only good for showing off.
Keychron claims its K2 mechanical keyboard combines the best elements of full-sized models and compact tenkeyless boards. Its space-saving design will keep things tidy on your desk, but it still manages to cram in a full row of function keys, as well as a few useful extras, like Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down. There’s even a dedicated button for switching the RGB lighting.
You can connect to three devices at once, and it works both wirelessly and wired using the bundled USB-C cable. There’s also a huge number of customization options, allowing you to choose the switch type, backlighting, and frame design before you buy.
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