an alternative to Apple’s Magic Keyboard
What is the best alternative to Magic Keyboard? Every iMac and iMac Pro comes with a specially designed, Apple-branded magic keyboard and you either love or hate it. There are many third-party keyboards for Mac on the market that can be quite different from Apple’s. The keyboards on this list are especially for those of you who like the general design of the Magic Keyboard, but are looking for something a little different.
Easy multiple pairing:
Logitech K380 Bluetooth multi-device keyboard – dark gray / white / pink
This little song is an iMore favorite. It’s a compact keyboard perfect for your Mac that has many useful extra features. It has the added benefit of being specifically designed to control functions on your iPhone or iPad, such as navigating to the home screen or switching apps. With one button, you can switch between three different devices, including Windows and Android products.
Comes with a numeric keypad:
Apple Magic Keyboard with numeric keypad
If you love everything about the Magic Keyboard, but really want a numeric keypad, this model is almost identical to the Magic Keyboard except it has a 10-key numeric keypad, a few extra function keys, and a dedicated control key. It’s the perfect solution for Mac users who need more keyboard functionality.
iClever BK10 bluetooth keyboard for multiple devices
Available in a variety of colors, including silver, which is very similar to Apple’s, this Bluetooth keyboard will work with your Mac and your iPad, iPhone, and even non-Apple devices. The slim design and low-profile scissor buttons allow for smooth, quiet and comfortable typing.
From $ 33 on Amazon
FENIFOX wireless keyboard and mouse
The FENIFOX keyboard looks very similar to the Magic Keyboard with the numeric keypad, but also comes with a mouse. The kit is available in the pink color shown here as well as in the silver color. The sloping angle makes typing more comfortable.
$ 33 on Amazon
Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard for Mac – Solar Charging, Mac Adapted Keyboard, 2.4 GHz Wireless – Silver
The K750 is an extremely popular alternative to Apple’s Magic Keyboard because it is a full-size keyboard, with a very similar spacing. Although called a “solar,” it is actually charged using any light, including a table lamp.
Arteck HB030B universal slim keyboard
The affordable Arteck Bluetooth keyboard is slim, portable, and can be used with your Mac or iOS device, as well as non-Apple computers. You can choose between seven backlight colors and two brightness levels on this keyboard. A rechargeable lithium battery can last up to six months on a single charge.
$ 20 on Amazon
$ 26 at Walmart
Which alternative to Magic Keyboard to choose?
If you like the look of the Magic Keyboard, but want something just a little different, you’re sure to like one of the keyboards on this list. They all have a similar design, but offer something a little different. IMore’s favorite is the Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard for multiple devices. It’s great to be able to quickly switch between Mac, iPhone and iPad. You can’t go wrong with any of the Logitech keyboards. Of course, those of us who need to type a lot of numbers love Apple’s Magic Keyboard with a numeric keypad and find it worth upgrading.
However, if you want something cheap that you can throw in your bag when on the go, then get the Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Keyboard. It is compact, only 9.7 inches by 5.9 inches by 0.24 inches. The battery will last for six months between charges with normal use. Plus, you get backlighting in all those fun colors.
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