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Apple keyboards: The best deals in October 2021

Apple keyboards
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Finding a great price for Apple keyboards can be a challenge. Apple isn't exactly known for running discounts, and its products tend to keep their value. However, if you know where to look you can often find a reduction. if you spot a particularly attractive deal it's a good idea to grab it right away because chances are it won't last.

Whether you're looking at Apple keyboards because you want to upgrade the keyboard you're using with your iMac or Mac Mini or you want to improve the productivity of your iPad, this guide has you covered. Scroll down to find the best discounts on Apple Magic Keyboards and Smart Keyboards that have the potential to transform your setup. We're constantly checking and updating our database of the best Apple Keyboard deals, so you can be sure you'll find the best price reductions here.

If you want to make savings across the entire Apple range, see our guide to the best Apple deals. If you're currently studying, don't miss our guide on how to get an Apple student discount

Apple keyboards: Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

Apple keyboards: Magic Keyboard for iPad ProCB

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Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro and iPad Air

The best Apple keyboard available for the iPad Pro and Air.

Compatible with: iPad Air (4th gen), iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3rd and 4th gen), iPad Pro 11‑inch (1st and 2nd gen)

Beautiful design
Adjustable positions
Trackpad included

If you're lucky enough to have a new iPad Pro or iPad Air and want the best possible keyboard to go with it, the Apple Magic Keyboard is the answer. It effectively turns your tablet into a high-end laptop with a top-notch keyboard. It doesn't come cheap, especially if you want the 12.9-inch version, but it provides a brilliant typing experience and a great trackpad that will save you from having to constantly tap at the screen. 

The Magic Keyboard comes with a USB-C port to allow easy charging, and its beautiful 'floating' cantilever design lets you easily adjust it to the position you want. The price listed above is for the 11-inch iPad Pro version, but our price comparison widget below also has details of the best 12-9-inch deals:

Apple keyboards: Magic Keyboard for Mac

Apple keyboards: Magic Keyboard for MacCB endorsed

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Magic Keyboard for Mac

The best Apple keyboard for Macs.

Compatible with: macOS 10.12.4 or later, iOS 10.3 or later

Sleek design
Improved performance
Two variations to choose from

If you're after the best keyboard for your Mac, meanwhile, you need look no further than the sleek Apple Magic Keyboard. It's lightweight but sturdy, and it comes either with or without a numeric keypad – we're not sure who uses the numeric keypad, but the option is there.

This is a quality keyboard with an improved scissor mechanism underneath each key. This results in a better, more comfortable typing experience and increased stability. The device pairs automatically with your Mac, so there's no wasting time there, and the super long-lasting battery should let you type away for at least a month before you need to charge it. 

Apple keyboards: Smart Keyboard for iPad

Apple keyboards: Smart Keyboard for iPad

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Smart Keyboard for iPad

A top-quality, full-size keyboard for your iPad.

Compatible with : iPad (7th and 8th gen) iPad Air (3rd gen) iPad Pro 10.5‑inch

Folding design
More affordable
Full-size keyboard
Cheaper iPad keyboards available

The Smart Keyboard is a great Apple keyboard option if you have a standard iPad or a slightly older iPad Air or iPad Pro. This full-size keyboard is more affordable than its newer siblings and offers a comfortable typing experience. 

It's easy to connect the keyboard to your iPad, and when you've finished using it, you can fold it up and turn it into a slim, durable cover to protect your device from scratches and other damage when you're on the move. The price listed above is for the Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro 10-5-inch model. Options for the Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad (compatible with the new iPad Air and iPad Pro) are listed below. 

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Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie Hughes is editor of Creative Bloq. Kerrie was staff writer for 3D World magazine before joining the original Creative Bloq team in 2012. Since then she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX, 3D World and Computer Arts magazines.