What is the best alternative to Apple’s Magic Keyboard 2020? Every Apple iMac and Apple iMac Pro will come with its own Magic Keyboard, but perhaps they are not for everyone. Although Apple tends to try and have users stick with their own line of products, there are lots of third-party keyboards that will work on Apple computers. Here are some of the best alternatives to Apple’s Magic Keyboard 2020 that remain similar in design, but have some notable differences.
The Logitech K380 multi-device Bluetooth keyboard is small, simple, and easy to use. It is one of the best alternatives to Apple’s Magic Keyboard because of its specially designed features that can control not only your iMac but other Apple products as well, such as iPad and iPhone. With the Logitech K380, you can switch between apps and navigate to the home screen with the press of a button. It will work with up to three devices and is compatible with both Apple products, and Windows.
Satechi’s compact keyboard is incredibly lightweight and compact. The addition of the backlit feature makes it easier to type in low lighting conditions, or just to see the keys in general if you are poor of sight. The Bluetooth keyboard charges over USB-C and has a nifty little number pad slightly separated from the rest of the keys. As with the Logitech K380, you are able to pair this keyboard with up to three devices and switch between them easily.
One of the things that people may not like about Apple’s standard Magic Keyboard is the lack of a traditional number pad. With this alternative, you are able to keep the same design and the Apple quality, with the addition of a ten-digit numerical pad on the right-hand side. To add to this, you are also getting a designated control key and a couple of extra function keys.
This entry on our list is a little different, being that it is technically a case for a keyboard and trackpad rather than an actual keyboard. The Twelve South MagicBridge is not one to be sniffed at, however. Perhaps you already have a Magic Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad, and are happy with them but would prefer the option to keep them neatly together? The Twelve South MagicBridge is the perfect solution, as you can fit the trackpad on either side (great for all you left-handers out there!). Additionally, the MagicBridge has all of its ports and connections exposed, so you don’t have to worry about fiddling around to try and get anything to fit.
The Fenifox Wireless Keyboard is similar in style to Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Numeric Pad, but it has a sloped, ergonomic back to make those long typing sessions a little easier on your arms. The package also comes with a mouse and is available in two colors: pink and silver. It is much more affordable than Apple’s own offering.
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 stands out from the crowd with its ‘solar’ charging. Typical solar would normally mean it would have to be in direct sunlight to charge its cells. But with the Logitech K750, it will charge whether it’s in the sun, under a ceiling light, or even under a lamp. It is a full-sized keyboard with a similar layout to Apple’s Magic Keyboard, making it an extremely popular alternative.
The Arteck HB030B Slim Universal Keyboard is a great alternative to Apple’s Magic Keyboard for several reasons. The first and most obvious of which is the price ($20). It is slim, compact, and works just as well on Apple computers and non-Apple computers alike. The keyboard is backlit, which is great for typing in the dark, or if you have poor eyesight, and comes in three different colors: red, green, or blue. Although Arteck’s entry on this list is not wireless (or solar!), it can last for up to six months without its lithium-ion battery needing to be charged again.
The Best Alternatives to Apple Magic Keyboard 2020 – Overview
So there is our no-nonsense list of the best alternatives to Apple’s Magic Keyboard 2020. Hopefully, it has given you a few potential options in your hunt. We have tried to cover a range of prices and keyboard sizes so there will be something to suit everyone.
If you love the design of the Apple Magic Keyboard but want just a little something extra with it, perhaps the best alternative would be either the Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Pad or the Fenifox Wireless keyboard and mouse.
If space or money is an issue, then the best one for you would be the Arteck HB030B, as you really can not go wrong for $20.
Our personal favorite is the Logitech K380 multi-device keyboard mentioned at the start of this article because it works so smoothly with all Apple devices. The fact you can switch between them all quickly, at the touch of a button, makes it stand out above the competition.