5 Mac keyboards you’ve got to see
Whether it’s typing an email or a blog, our typing needs are evolving and standard keyboards just don’t cut it. Here are the latest keyboards that can increase your efficiency, one keystroke at a time.
- Is QWERTY the most-efficient keyboard layout? Apparently not. According to research, having the keys in alphabetical order makes us type too quickly, causing the keys to jam. Shaking things up apparently slows us down.
- Are multi-device keyboards the best option? If you’re always working on different devices, be it your MacBook, iPad or iMac, you definitely need a multi-device keyboard. That way, you can type on the same keyboard but use different devices at the same time.
- Are keyboard covers actually effective? They do keep your keyboard safe from damage caused by spills. However, you need to make sure you’re using the right one and find a balance between form and function.
Since our first computer classes, we all know that typing faster is better (100 wpm, anyone?). Naturally, in order to be efficient, we need the right set of keys in front of us. Modern keyboards are highly versatile as they are continuously bridging the gap between comfort and design. And, it’s also good to consider a multi-device keyboard if you tend to work across a few devices. Of course, we’d love a super-keyboard that has all the latest technology in one. We’re imagining a compact wireless keyboard complete with Touch Bar-like functionality that can seamlessly switch between our iPhones and Macs. Although that’s too much to ask (at least for now), there are plenty of keyboards out there. Here are our top five favorite Mac keyboards.
Minimalist yet capable, this modern keyboard is complete with a creative input dial. Located in the upper left corner, the smooth-moving dial lets you adjust in small increments. Incredibly, this adjustment tool works beautifully in the Adobe suite including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC. In addition, it also works in Microsoft Office including Excel. With the full-functioning dial, you can rotate as well as click for full control.
Why we love it: It’s a great keyboard for those who juggle a lot of different tasks. Using Adobe tools is common among designers and this keyboard makes it easier than ever.
Now you can enjoy the benefits of a full Mac keyboard on all of your devices. Featuring an extended layout, the Magic Keyboard comes with full-size arrow keys and document navigation controls. Likewise, the navigation controls make it easy to scroll while the arrow keys are ideal for gamers. The numeric keypad also makes it perfect for spreadsheets, financial applications, and more.
Why we love it: Unlike traditional wireless keyboards, the Magic Keyboard fulfills all of our functionality needs. With the numeric keypad, you get all the keys right where you need them.
Totally compact, this keyboard gives you fully programmable keys to suit all of your needs. With open source software, the options for each key are endless. The high-quality design features a stunning solid aluminum body so it’s lightweight yet durable. The keyboard is compact enough to fit on any desk, table, or even your lap.
Why we love it: Finally, you can enhance your workflow based on exactly what you need. We customize just about everything else in our lives and keyboards should be no different.
Designed with Mac desktop computers in mind, this keyboard is sleek and stylish and also offers exceptional functionality. The MultiSync Keyboard can connect with up to four devices at once and you can easily switch between them with a single tap.
Why we love it: As a team of digital nomads who love traveling, we’re constantly switching between devices. This keyboard is truly travel-friendly yet packed with functionality.
Working with your smartphone and tablet, this stunning keyboard offers quiet yet comfortable typing with a full set of keys, even down to a numeric keypad. Compatible with PC, Mac, Chrome, Android, and iOS, the K780 Keyboard is complete with an Easy-Switch button to alternate seamlessly between your devices.
Why we love it: The top of the keyboard has a built-in stand to keep our tablets and smartphones at the perfect angle for productivity.
Of course, keyboards aren’t the only Mac accessories that can enhance your workflow. Check out our entire Mac collection here to make light of every task.
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