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As technology continues to evolve, so do the devices we use to interact with it. One of the most important tools for any computer user is the keyboard. For Mac users, the move to USB-C technology has opened up new possibilities in terms of design and functionality. In this blog, we will take a look at some of the best USB-C keyboards for Macs currently available on the market.
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Apple Magic Keyboard Excels Design and Functionality
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.
Logitech MX Keyboard - Evolved Functionality
Dimensions: 5.8″ x 17.8″ x 1.5″
Weight: 1.90 lb
Pros vs Cons
The Logitech MX Keyboard is a top-notch wireless illuminated keyboard designed for efficiency, stability, and precision. It has backlit keys, optimized responsiveness, and reduced noise. Compatible with Logitech Flow-enabled mouse. The keyboard costs around $120 and requires a USB A Receiver and dongle adapter for MacBook. Logitech has not yet developed a USB C receiver (see discussion), but they do provide a USB C charging cable. The keyboard is recommended for iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, and Mac Studio, but not for MacBooks that only have USB C.
Macally USB C Wired Keyboard - No Adapters Needed
Dimensions: 17.00″ x 0.40″ x 4.50″
Weight: 1 lb
Pros vs Cons
The UCACEKEY is a keyboard that is designed for the next generation of computers and laptops that have USB-C ports. Yep! No more dongles. And with type-c, you’ll get maximum speeds and lower latency, taking full advantage of Type-C capabilities. Just be sure you have a USB-C port / Type-C port on your Mac computer or MacBook (2016 and on). Overall, this keyboard provides a budget-friendly go-to solution that appeals to MacBooks with USB C – without adapters or receivers and having to sell your kidneys.
In conclusion, USB-C keyboards for Macs offer a wide range of design and functionality options for users. Whether you’re looking for a sleek and minimalist design, backlit keys, or advanced functionality, there’s a USB-C keyboard out there for you. Be sure to research and compare different models before making a final decision, and consider your own needs and preferences in terms of design and functionality.