The best keyboards for Mac in 2023

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The best keyboards for Mac will increase your comfort when typing and therefore help improve your workflow. Long hours of typing at a desk can become strenuous on your wrists, so making sure you're comfortable is essential. Whilst iMacs and MacBooks come with their own keyboards straight out of the box, owning alternatives is never a bad idea if you want to explore options outside of Apple's own offering, and you'll definitely need to pick up a separate keyboard if you work with a Mac Mini or Mac Studio.

Our below list compiles a wide range of keyboards, and we've made sure to consider elements like connectivity, comfort and device compatibility when choosing what to put in the list. Whether you're gaming, working or simply browsing the web be sure that any of the below below keyboards for Mac will suit your needs. We've also made sure to consider various budget types as we know not everyone wants to spend a fortune on an accessory for their already-expensive Mac.

Looking for other ways to improve your workspace? Check out our guides to the best monitors for MacBook and best laptop stands. Your posture will thank you! Also see our picks of the best mouse for MacBooks. And if you're still looking for a Mac itself, see our guide to the best MacBooks. For now, let's check out the best keyboards for Mac to maximise your typing experience. 

The best keyboards for Mac available today

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How should I choose the best keyboard for Mac?

When it comes to choosing the best keyboard for Mac, we've prioritised comfort, solid build and performance and aesthetics – after all Apple's computers have such good lucks that it would almost feel like a crime to patch them with an ugly keyboard.

You'll probably want to choose a wireless keyboard, and indeed all but one of our picks above as the best keyboard for Mac are wireless. This has the advantage of keeping your desk uncluttered, free from trailing wires. However, while some wireless keyboards have an internal battery, others equire AA or AAA batteries, which should last for months but will eventually need replacing (we'd recommend rechargeable batteries). Bluetooth connections can sometimes become unstable at times if you have a lot of Bluetooth devices.

We also recommend opting for a keyboard that's reasonably light and compact too – without sacrificing comfort. While you're unlikely to want to take your keyboard with you when you're using your MacBook on the move, a light, compact keyboard is easier to stow when you're not using it freeing up space on your desk.

Beyond that, there are some extra features you can look out for when choosing the best keyboard for Macs. Some keyboards have an in-built volume control, which can be easier and more intuitive to use than buttons or the slider on your screen. And if you find typing uncomfortable or have concerns about injury, you might want to choose an ergonomic keyboard like the Logitech Ergo K860. 

Finally, although Macs aren't designed specifically with gaming in mind, if you do use your Mac for gaming you might want a keyboard with adjustable actuation distance and features like N-Key rollover and anti-ghosting.

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Alex Blake

Alex Blake is a freelance tech journalist who writes for Creative Bloq, TechRadar, Digital Trends, and others. Before going freelance he was commissioning editor at MacFormat magazine, focusing on the world of Apple products. His interests include web design, typography, and video games.

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