Every iMac or iMac Pro comes with a uniquely designed Apple-branded Magic Keyboard. As an iMac user, you either love it or hate it. Good news! There are plenty of third-party keyboards that work the magic that can vary slightly from Apple.
If you’re looking for the best iMac keyboards available in the market, you’re in the right place. In this article, we go through 5 of the most popular and best keyboards for iMac that money can buy.
Well, for beginners, we have tested every viable Mac keyboard the market can offer. Okay, maybe not all keyboards, but just to give you an idea.
Keyboards are designed differently- this you’re probably are aware of. However, there are factors that you may need to consider when looking for the best keyboard for your Mac.
Here are some of the key factors to pay attention to when on your hunt
- Mac layout
- Magic Keyboard or No?
- Reliable connection
- Mac keycaps
- macOS system and setting support
- Mechanical or No?
Here are the 5 Best iMac Keyboards
Logitech MX Keys
We all have different preferences but if you want a high-quality keyboard then look no more. Logitech is the brand for you. Logitech is obsessed with every detail to give you the best keyboards. Overall, Logitech makes the best keyboards for any use.
The MX Keys is a perfect all-around keyboard that will give you all the features you’d need. The MX Key works with your Mac flawlessly. In addition, you can pair it with such devices as Mac, iOS, and Android.
Nowadays, computers have become part of our lives, writing emails, blogging, and social media to mention a few. The MX Keys will make your typing enjoyable-you can as well customize those keys on a per-app basis (meaning, they can function differently in different apps.).
Price from $100.
Keychron is popular for their outstanding quality while also being very affordable. On top of that, it is a mechanical keyboard which makes it arguably an even better deal… At $74, you really won’t find a better alternative keyboard in the market.
Keychron, are customizable (for example, you can pick the type of colour of the backlight). The battery life on this keyboard is in the one-month range. Cool, huh!!!
To say the least, it can be paired with up to three devices, and it’s compatible with Mac and PC.
Apple Magic Keyboard
This is the most compact and the most compatible keyboard the market has to offer for Mac users.
Design-wise, the keyboard looks slick, simple, and minimalistic. On the other hand, it doesn’t enable customization, is not adjustable, and has low-key travel if you hate this sort of thing.
Price from £99 and £129 (with num pad).
Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard
The keyboard attempts to combine the features from Logitech keyboards as well as Apple’s own Magic Keyboard, making it very interesting.
Anyone who has used this keyboard before will tell you that the typing experience is superb. By large and far, it’s very similar to that of the Magic Keyboard. Even better, the keyboard is more comfortable. Its similarity to Logitech helps to avoid accidental key presses.
As its name suggests, it’s made of aluminium and looks very well build. The only con; you cannot configure the functions keys.
Nonetheless, for $80, this is a keyboard for iMac you should consider.
Azio MK MAC BT / USB
Update: Azio no longer offers the Bluetooth version of their keyboard. Only the USB version is available. As a mechanical keyboard, it’s slightly different from Keychron’s products-being predominantly white.
It allows customization features. For example, you can set how you want to use the functions keys. Additionally, there is a volume adjustment while, which works perfectly well. Note this, you can customize what the wheel does instead of controlling the volume.
It’s a bit more expensive than the Keychrons. But if you’re up for the white colour scheme of the product, go for it.
As a beginner, choosing the best keyboard can be tricky. Now, if you need to know what I’d choose if I was buying a keyboard, here are my picks:
• Logitech MX Keys-high quality keyboard
• Keychron K2-Great quality and very affordable
• Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard-Another interesting keyboard in terms of features and price.
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