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What is the best mechanical keyboard for Mac?

Ready to make the switch? Here’s what to know.

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If you own a MacBook or iMac, you’re probably typing on a membrane keyboard right now.

Even though the Magic Keyboard is svelte and compliments your Apple computer perfectly, it might not be the best typing experience.

See, there’s a reason that heavy typists prefer mechanical keyboards.

Well, there are several reasons, but the main one is that typing on a mechanical keyboard gives you more feedback when you press the keys.

Over time, that translates into fewer missed keystrokes, fewer corrections, and more productivity.

Since you bought your Mac for productivity reasons, shouldn’t your peripherals do the same?

So, what’s the best mechanical keyboard to get for your Mac?

Short answer: Any, but you’ll want to ensure it supports all the Mac-specific modifier keys

While shopping for a mechanical keyboard for your Mac, you’ll want to ensure it supports all the Mac-specific keys.

The main ones you need are the two Cmd keys and the Alt/Option ones found where the Alt and Windows keys are found on most other keyboards.

While you can usually remap these to work on your Mac, buying a keyboard that has them supported out of the box is simpler.

Our current favorite is the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac, which has a choice of key switches and dedicated media controls.

Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac

The Das 4 Professional mechanical keyboard for Mac is a full-sized mechanical keyboard with Mac-specific key legends and a choice of mechanical switches to find the typing feel you prefer. It's also got dedicated media keys because your Mac isn't for work all of the time.

What We Like:
  • Awesome dedicated media controls including oversized knob for volume changing
  • Extremely comfortable typing position and feel
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03/06/2024 02:41 pm GMT

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