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Powerful But Still Limited
The Mac mini is a powerful and compact desktop computer that can be a great choice for users looking for a high-performance machine in a small form factor. But like any desktop computer, it still needs an external keyboard to be able to use it comfortably and efficiently. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best Bluetooth keyboard options available, since, most Mac mini users prefer not to use up their limited ports – one of the few drawbacks of such a tiny computer.
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Compact Keyboard Options For Mac Mini
Why compact? Since the Mac Mini is well… Mini, we wanted to provide a couple compact solution in case they wanted to amplify their ultra clean and MINImal setup.
Logitech MX Keys Mini for Mac
Dimensions: 7.7″ x 5.2″ x 0.8″
Weight: 1.00 lb
Pros vs Cons
The Logitech MX mini is a smaller, smarter, and mightier keyboard made for creators. Type with confidence on a keyboard crafted for efficiency, stability, and precision. Plus, the ergonomic design aligns your shoulders, allowing you to place your mouse closer to your keyboard for less arm reaching, more comfort, and improved body posture. You can also easily pair MX Keys Mini for Mac via Bluetooth Low Energy with up to 3 Apple devices. Lastly, with the Logi software, you’ll be able to fully customize various features and shortcut mapping.
Macally Small Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac
Dimensions: 11.3″ x 5.3″ x 0.4″
Weight: 0.85 lb
Pros vs Cons
The Macally BTMINIKEY keyboard can mulit-connect with three devices. And with the integrated stand for tablets and smartphones, you’ll be able to add your iPad or iPhone to your workspace more effectively. And since it has such a small footprint you can achieve an ultra-minimalistic workspace that’s clean and organized. Lastly, with the soft & quiet typing with 13 multimedia and Apple shortcut keys your productivity will boost like never before. The only downside is that you’ll have to change the batteries after a couple months of use. If you would rather not deal with batteries, see the option below.
Full-Size Keyboard Options For Mac Mini
This section is for those sophisticated typists and number crunchers out there. Compared to a compact keyboard with only ~61 to 75 keys, a full-size keyboard usually hovers around 104 keys for maximizing workflow and productivity. However, we’ll still focus on minimalist aesthetics that pair nicely with your Apple Mac Mini.
Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID For Mac
Dimensions: 5″ x 17.6″ x .75″
Weight: 0.81 lb
Pros vs Cons
The Magic Keyboard is the obvious winner. Especially, with Touch ID, backlit keys, and the overall Apple-level craftsmanship, your Mac workspace will evolve. Plus, with the exceptional rechargeable battery, you’ll easily be able to power your keyboard for about a month. Note: You can also use an iPhone or iPad USB-C lightning cable charger to charge it (if needed). Lastly, it pairs automatically with your Mac, so you can get right to work! But at almost $200, you’ll have to decide if you want to drop that much money for a keyboard.
Macally Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard For Mac
Dimensions: 6.3″ x 18.1″ x 0.9″
Weight: 1.50 lb
Pros vs Cons
The Macally ACEBTKEY keyboard basically has everything you need for your Apple workspace. It’s rechargeable (just like the other keyboards) and supports up to three Bluetooth devices like a MacBook, iPhone, and iPad altogether! Plus with 20 Mac-specific shortcuts, your workflow will feel incredibly practical and convenient. But more importantly, the price only hovers around $40 to $50, which is really helpful if needing to cut some costs.
In conclusion, there are many great keyboard options available for Mac mini users, from sleek and minimalist options like the Mac compact keyboards to more feature-packed options like the full-size keyboards for Mac. Whether you’re looking for a keyboard that can save some desk space, or you’re looking for a keyboard that has numerous functionality, there is a keyboard that will work great with your Mac mini. Keep in mind the usage case, the design, and the connectivity options, before making a decision and you’ll find the perfect keyboard to match your needs and preferences.