A great iMac deserves a great keyboard. Whether you prefer a reliable mechanical model, an ultra-slim invention, or all customizable options, we list the best MacOS-friendly keyboards so you can choose the ideal companion.
The standard Apple Magic keyboard works perfectly, especially since it is included with the iMac. However, the following alternatives also offer some compelling options, especially if you need an affordable replacement or a high-end model with mechanical switches.
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The super-thin Taptek is a great, compact MacOS keyboard that has emerged from a successful crowdfunding project. With a thickness of only 16 mm (or thin), it is ideal if you want a keyboard for your iMac that can be easily taken with you.
This keyboard is synchronized with up to three devices via Bluetooth so that you can multitask on different platforms. It is also physically connected to your iMac using a USB-C cable. Those who crave a little desktop bling will love the four levels of RGB backlighting and the 19 color effects associated with it.
You can now download this keyboard from the Vinpok website.
Satechi aluminum wireless keyboard
Satechi's design closely follows Apple's aesthetic and adds its own twists.
This special model is charged via a USB-C connection and synchronized with up to three Bluetooth devices. This makes it particularly easy to switch between your phone, iPad and iMac and type on the keyboard. The Bluetooth component works up to 30 meters away.
There are several hotkeys at the top that target certain Apple-centric features, such as: B. switching apps and loading Mission Control. Satechi also sells a version without a numeric keypad. Both rely on scissor-style key switches.
It is available in the colors space gray, silver, gold and rose gold.
Macally wireless bluetooth keyboard
The Macally wireless keyboard is a great alternative to the Satechi model if you want a slightly different design and more features.
Like Apple, Macally uses scissor flexors for its thin buttons, but you may find Macally prices more reasonable. It can be synchronized with up to three other devices.
This model offers 20 key combinations as additional preset keys. These presets include 16 Apple-specific commands, iTunes controls, and other useful features for working on an iMac.
It takes approximately three months to charge the battery with one charge. It takes about an hour to charge using a USB cable.
Logitech K750 wireless solar keyboard
If you work on a window or in a similar situation, thanks to the solar cells attached above, you do not have to worry about manually charging the battery of this keyboard. Both the display at the top right and the Logitech Solar app show you how the solar charging process works. A full recharge takes about three months.
This keyboard features an ultra-thin design with Logitech's popular concave keycaps. It also contains a numeric keypad, a volume control, a hotkey to automatically activate the MacOS Launchpad and much more.
This keyboard is based on Logitech's “Unifying” USB dongle, which supports up to six devices connected at the same time.
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This extremely durable, top-notch mechanical keyboard meets all your click-clattering needs, yet offers great performance and durable, shell-protected keys. There are also great additional connections, including a two-port USB-A hub for fast file transfer.
The keyboard offers special MacOS keys for certain functions and a rich media control wheel in the upper right corner for mastering your music. You can even remove the baseboard and use it as a ruler (if you're interested).
The company sells an Ultimate version with completely empty keys, but that's really only good to show off.
According to Keychron, the mechanical keyboard K2 combines the best elements of full-size models and compact Tenkeyless boards. The space-saving design ensures order on your desk, but manages to save a whole range of function keys and some useful extras such as start, end, page up and page down. There's even a special button to toggle RGB lighting.
You can connect three devices at the same time and it works both wirelessly and wired with the included USB-C cable. There are also a variety of customization options that let you choose the switch type, backlight, and frame design before you buy.