The best keyboards for Mac in March 2024

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The best keyboards for Mac can help to improve your workflow and increase your comfort levels. Long hours of typing at a desk can become super strenuous on your wrists and hands, so making sure you're equipped with a durable keyboard is essential. Whilst iMacs and MacBooks come with their own keyboards straight out of the box, owning an alternative keyboard 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 list below compiles a wide range of keyboards to suit every style, plus we've considered connectivity, comfort levels, and device compatibility when making our recommendations. Whether you're gaming, working from home, or just browsing - one of these keyboards for Mac will undoubtedly do the job. We know that not everyone wants to spend a fortune on an accessory for their already-expensive Mac, so a few of these options should be especially affordable and budget-friendly too.

Looking for other ways to improve your workspace? Check out our guides to the best monitors for MacBooks 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 Mac keyboard, we've prioritised comfort, solid build and performance and aesthetics – Apple computers have such good looks that it would almost feel like a crime to patch them with an ugly keyboard.

You'll probably want to choose a wireless keyboard. This has the advantage of keeping your desk uncluttered and free from trailing wires. However, while some wireless keyboards have an internal battery, others require AA or AAA batteries which will eventually need replacing. We also recommend opting for a keyboard that's reasonably light and compact too – without sacrificing comfort. A lighter keyboard is easier to stow when you're not using it and therefore freeing up space on your desk.

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.

Will a Windows keyboard work on a Mac?

In short, yes! You can use pretty much any modern Windows keyboard on a Mac as long as it has either a USB or Bluetooth connection. However, it's important to note that quick shortcuts and key types may vary between Mac and Windows, so you will need to adjust to that if you do use varying brands together. For example, using command + a key for quick shortcuts on a Mac and control + shift for hacks on a different third-party keyboard. 

On the lookout for more ways to improve you Mac set up now you've picked up the best Mac keyboard? We have a detailed breakdown of the MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air to help you decide between the two. We also have a guide to the best Apple headphones, and a general roundup of the best Apple deals for more great savings!

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.