Best 5 Keyboards for Mac of 2018

If you are one of those people that have a lot of work that revolves around typing on their Mac, then it is important for you to find a keyboard that suits you in terms of comfort. You will come across a huge array of keyboards, ranging from wired to wireless, which should make the decision making process quite the hassle. If you are not sure where to start, here is a list of the best keyboards for Mac.

1. Penclic’s KB3 – Price: $90.03

From the Swedish accessory company, Penclic, you get the KB3. The company is entirely focused on creating accessories that help reduce the risk of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).

The KB3 is all about ergonomics, and has comfortable spacing with full sized keys to make it easier to type, all the while looking stylish due to its aluminum gradient.

In terms of its size, it is no bigger than Apple’s Magic Keyboard. Although its design is a lot more colorful, with its teal and orange highlights that illustrate the secondary key functions.

Penclic’s KB3 is wireless and rechargeable, although it greatly lacks Lightning and instead depends on the Micro-USB for charging. Apart from being compatible with macOS, it work on Android and Windows devices as well, which is a plus.

2. Kanex’s MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard – Price: $59.95

If you do not want to compromise on functionality and design while switching between multiple Bluetooth supported devices quickly, then this is the keyboard you are looking for.

The Kanex MultiSync Mac Keyboard is designed to compliment your Apple device, thanks in part to its aluminum crafting. It is comfortable to use over several hours, and since it is wireless there is no need for you to worry about dealing with unnecessary cables ever again.

If you have got multiple Apple devices, like the iPhone or the iPad, the keyboard will allow you to connect to it with the press of a single button. The MultiSync feature allows you to connect upto four devices simultaneously.

As for it being comfortable, it is does a pretty good job. With the various shortcuts available, carrying out different tasks will be a breeze. Even though it is a low-profile keyboard, and it manages to hit almost all of the right spots, it does have its drawbacks. It lacks a UK-specific keyboard, but apart from that it is not all that bad.

While typing on the Kanex MultiSync Mac Keyboard, you will type much faster than before, but it does not register two button presses at the same time, for some odd reason, and can end up becoming quite frustrating after some time.

3. SteelSeries’ Apex M800 – Price: $179.99

This bad boy is primarily designed to meet the needs and requirements of gamers in particular. The mechanical keyboard offers a customizable RGB experience, without having to depend on custom switches for your Mac.

The Apex M800 comes with keys for the Mac, and its software is compatible with macOS so that you can revamp any and every key the way you want to.

The best thing about this beast of a keyboard is the fact that it has a low-profile design, which is quite rare to come across when it comes to gaming keyboards. Since it is flat, its look is no different from that of the Apple’s standard keyboard for the Mac.

SteelSeries have really outdone themselves, and have shown that they really do care about those Mac owners that love to game, which is evident with the Mac keys that come with the keyboard without having to pay an additional cost.

Taking into account how the Apex M800 is referred to as the world’s fastest keyboard, there is really no reason why you should get it for your Mac, only if you have the money in the first place.

4. Apple’s Magic Keyboard 2 – Price: $49.99

Apple’s Magic Keyboard is a worth upgrade over its predecessor. It is a wireless keyboard that is available with the latest Mac models. However, if you own an older Mac, then you should definitely invest in this beauty.

The small Apple Magic Keyboard 2 comes highly recommended for power users. The keyboard is quite versatile, and is portable at the same time. It has a slender design that will enhance your Mac’s overall appeal.

There is no denying the fact the keyboard might seem a tad bit expensive, as there are other better alternatives out there, but its low-profile design and portability justify the price tag, making it a worthy investment for your Mac.

5. Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad – Price: $129.99

If you choose to get the Apple Magic Keyboard with the numeric keypad, it will prove to be quite expensive. But as a complete package, it will do wonders for you in the long run.

It is not as flimsy as the smaller iterations of the Magic Keyboard, which means it is just as good for gaming as it is for typing.

The full size model of the Magic Keyboard along with the numeric keypad will allow you to work on spreadsheets faster and without breaking a sweat. The arrow keys are slightly larger, and it comes equipped with a few extra keys – such as End and Home – thus allowing you to scroll through websites and long documents with ease. If that is not enough, the space bar is considerably larger too, along with the Alt keys, meaning the keyboard will not feel as cramped.

With no less than 19 function keys, you can do things like control music and so much more. Previously, the models were only wired, but this time around you can get the keyboard with wireless capability, which can easily last a month without charging.

Now that you know of the best keyboards for Mac, you will be able to make an informed decision in no time. Rest assured, each of the aforementioned keyboard will meet and exceed your expectations, and that is a fact.


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Anas Dilshad is a Digital Marketing Expert and works with MacAppers. I love to share everything related to Mac. Feel free to ask any query about Mac at my Twitter Profile @anasdilshad1


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