9

Apple Magic Keyboard alternative

17 days ago from , Front-end Designer

Hi! Hope you’re doing well. I was wondering if you have any recommendations to an alternative to the Magic Keyboard? I don’t mind paying a premium price.

  • I’m currently using the Logitech Craft keyboard which I like a lot. I just wish it was available as TKL.
  • The keyboard must be high quality. I’m especially annoyed at keycaps where the key labels are basically stickers fading with use.
  • I wish the keyboard to be somewhat low profile.
  • Ten keyless (no numpad) design.
  • It’s a requirment to be able to connect to two devices or more.
  • ANSI layout (English/no special characters) is fine.
  • No need to be mechanical.
  • I know about the low profile Keychron keyboards but I don’t like the look of the keycaps. Do you know if there’s alternatives available?
  • No need for backlit keycaps.
  • No ”gaming” athletics please.

Thanks in advance!

9 comments

  • John PJohn P, 9 days ago

    Get a custom mechanical you can buy parts exactly to spec.

    I’m especially annoyed at keycaps where the key labels are basically stickers fading with use.

    Google doubleshot keycaps

    No ”gaming” athletics please.

    https://rama.works/

    2 points
  • Dan GDan G, 9 days ago

    Vortex Race 3 (Silent Red) is what I have. I also have a Keychron K2 (Brown) I used for a few months but it never felt worth the price and I didn't enjoy using it.

    The Vortex isn't cheap but it's worth it for something you use 8–10 hours a day IMO. Having done a lot of research, it's the best non custom ISO mechanical I think.

    https://youtu.be/UuwfW2DBiao

    2 points
    • Catherine Yeo, 5 days ago

      Agreed on the Keychron :( It's pretty affordable for a Bluetooth mechanical keyboard though

      0 points
  • Catherine Yeo, 5 days ago

    I'm currently using the low-profile Keychron (the all-black, first version of the keyboard) with blue switches, and yea they are probably not the best you can get for your money.

    As for alternatives, there's Matias; I've not tried these before but I'm curious if anyone has?

    1 point
  • Daniel SieradskiDaniel Sieradski, 32 minutes ago

    If you can get used to the weird layout of the arrow keys (which takes a week or two), check out the Vinpok Taptek.

    0 points
  • Paul Bunyar, 5 days ago

    I use the Logitech K380. It's compact and has no numeric keypad. Since WFH, I switched to using this keyboard.

    On my desk I have my work laptop connected to my work display. Next to it I have my home iMac. And I also have on my desk my iPhone 8. I can use this one keyboard on all three devices. I also use the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S as my mouse. It works with both my work computer and my personal iMac.

    So, three devices but only one keyboard — and one mouse [for the two computers].

    0 points
  • , 8 days ago

    Thanks for the suggestions, I will check them out!

    0 points
  • Thom StoodleyThom Stoodley, 3 days ago

    hands down Logitec's MX Keys

    0 points