Recent global events, such as the pandemic, have transformed workplaces worldwide. While some found themselves happy for the opportunity to get back inside the office, many decided to embrace working from home. With so many of the necessary tools for work now located online, many people prefer to work from the comfort of their homes. While working from home can be a pleasant and relaxing change, it is imperative that you have the necessary tools to optimize your home office. One such tool that can greatly improve your work-from-home experience is a good Bluetooth keyboard. In this article, we will take a look at the best Bluetooth keyboards for Mac computers.
The Magic Keyboard – a Bluetooth Keyboard Built for Macs
The first Bluetooth keyboard to take a look at for your Mac is Apple’s very own Magic Keyboard. With a starting price point of $99, the Apple Magic Keyboard is an affordable option for any Mac product. This Bluetooth keyboard from Apple is lightweight, sleek, and tailor-made for Apple products. The features and aesthetic design were chosen specifically to complement Mac PC devices. New models even feature touch ID capabilities for locking and unlocking your device.
Along with these new features, the Magic Keyboard also has universal control capabilities. Meaning that the keyboard can connect and be used for a large number of Apple devices. Included in the box upon purchase are the keyboard itself and a USB-C lightning cable for charging. While the charging cable is included, don’t expect to use it often as the Magic Keyboard boasts a long-lasting battery life. Users can typically expect the keyboard to last about a month in between each charge. It would have been impossible to create a list of the best Bluetooth keyboards for Mac without including the Magic Keyboard.
Keychron K3 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
With pricing starting at $84.00, the Keychron K3 Ultraslim Wireless Mechanical Keyboard is a nice mid-tier option for a mac keyboard. Unlike the aforementioned Magical Keyboard, the Keychron K3 is a mechanical keyboard. One big advantage of the Keychron K3 keyboard is that they include a compatibility switch. This enables users to swap the keyboard between MacOS and Windows optimization.
While the keyboard does function with Bluetooth, users should expect to charge the device much more frequently. Typical battery life lasts between 30-35 hours with backlighting on, or 240 hours with backlighting disabled. When enabling backlighting, it is good to get in the habit of charging the keyboard overnight.
The Keychron K3 comes with a couple of different customizable options on purchase. Users can choose between the standard white backlighting or upgrade to the RGB color backlighting. Along with choosing between backlighting options users can also select from a few different colors for the compatibility switch.
Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Mechanical Bluetooth Gaming Keyboard
The most expensive bluetooth keyboards on our list, the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED starts at $249.99. For some, mechanical keyboards can feel too clunky, slow, or overstated. They may prefer the more subtle typing offered by a typical laptop keyboard. The G915 LIGHTSPEED gives the best of both mechanical and non-mechanical keyboards. The G915 keyboard is a low-profile mechanical keyboard giving users access to shorter key presses than standard mechanical while also providing more satisfaction than a standard scissor-switch keyboard.
Although primarily used in gaming setups, the G915 LIGHTSPEED is sleek and stylish, making it perfect for any functionality. By turning off backlighting or setting it to white, the keyboard has a slim and professional look to it. Although it may be a bit inconvenient for frequent transport or mobility, the keyboard can still be easily stored in most computer bags.
One of the biggest advantages of the G915 LIGHTSPEED is the absence of input lag. With most Bluetooth keyboards there will be a noticeable input delay after pressing a key. But with the G915 LIGHTSPEED, this input lag is nearly unnoticeable. Users will typically get around 30 hours of battery life at max backlighting brightness, but the keyboard backlighting will automatically dim during prolonged usage.
Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard
Lastly, we recommend you take a look at the Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard. With a price starting at just $29.99, the Logitech K380 is one of the best budget options on the market for Mac. With only Bluetooth pairing available, users don’t need to worry about any dongles or USB connectors.
One great feature of the Logitech K380 keyboard is that it can connect to up to 3 different computers at the same time. Users can then switch between these PCs at the press of a button. Another great feature of the Logitech K380 is its incredible battery life. Tests indicate that one set of AAA batteries can provide users with almost 2 years worth of battery lifespan.
There are a few downsides to the Logitech K380. The keyboard features very few customization options and offers minimal support to the wrist during typing. The keys on the Logitech K380 also tend to be smaller and at times less sensitive than the more expensive options on the list. Despite these downsides, the Logitech K380 remains a great budget option for Mac Bluetooth keyboards.