The 7 Best Alternatives to Apple’s Official Magic Keyboard

MakeUseOf | 12/11/2018 | Khamosh Pathak
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Apple’s Magic Keyboard is the default option for every Mac desktop and a popular choice for MacBook users using a dock. But did you know that you have far better options available.

The Magic Keyboard costs $99, has a slim profile, and doesn’t include a number pad. It feature scissor keys, which aren’t as bad as the Butterfly form on new MacBook models, but are nowhere near as good as the old Apple Keyboard. Its bigger keys are more stable, but lack in key travel—this can make typing for a long time uncomfortable.

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Whether you need a slim portable option, a mechanical keyboard, or an ergonomic design, here are the best keyboards for Mac users.

This model packs a lot of functionality in the size of the Magic Keyboard, and is the best wireless keyboard Logitech makes. The Logitech K380 comes with multi-device support, so you can connect up to three different devices and quickly switch between them using the function keys at the top. It supports macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS.

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Even better, it intelligently switches the keyboard layout when you pair to another device. For example, when you swap from a Mac to a Windows PC, the Option key becomes the Windows key.

The Logitech K380 hits the sweet spot. It’s compact enough that you can keep it in your bag wherever you go, but the keys are big enough to serve as a full-time desktop keyboard. The keyboard runs off two AAA batteries, which should last for a year.

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Anker’s Ultra Compact Keyboard gives you a Magic Keyboard-style layout at a fifth of the price. If you’re taken by the Magic Keyboard’s slim profile and design, but can’t justify the $99 price tag, take a look at the Anker Ultra Compact Keyboard.

It’s a great option for MacBook users who need a...
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