The best keyboards for Mac in 2022

The Logitech k380, one of the best keyboards for Mac
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The best keyboards for Mac can dramatically improve your workflow, offering comfortable, ergonomic typing and productivity benefits. You'll need one of the best keyboards for Mac if yo use a Mac mini or Mac Studio, but even if you use a MacBook or an iMac, which come with keyboards of their own, there are reasons you might opt for one of the best keyboards for Mac as an alternative.

Using one of the best keyboards for Mac as a standalone alternative with a MacBook can be great for productivity, especially if you like to prop your device up on a laptop stand (see our guide to the best laptop stands for options there). Your wrists may thank you for it too. 

Apple has improved its own keyboard game with its latest Magic Keyboards, but there are also great options from other brands, whether you want to use your Mac for general work, creative work or gaming. Below, we've made our own pick of the best. We've analyse the the specs, features, aesthetics, comfort and typing experience of each to choose the best keyboard for Mac for different use cases (for more on how we evaluate products, see how we test and review).

For other peripherals for Macs, see our picks of the best mouse for MacBooks as well as a more general round up of the best MacBook Pro accessories overall. And if you're still looking for a Mac itself, see our guide to the best MacBooks.

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 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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