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Keyboard for Macs


A while back the external keyboard I was using for my MacBook Pro broke and I've been looking around for a replacement. I know the choice of keyboard can be very personal, particularly if you are in a job where you are using it for much of the day.

After reading many reviews and trying a few out at various places I eventually settled on the Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard for Mac, at the time it was only available for preorder from Amazon. It arrived yesterday and I have to say I'm delighted with it.

The MX Keys for Mac is a full-sized keyboard with a proper numeric keypad and it’s backlit, the keys have a nice level of travel when typing and don't make the horrible clacking sound you get with some keyboards. This look and feels like a Mac keyboard, it has the command key in the correct place and usual brightness and volume controls. The keyboard feels very solidly built and does not slide when typing "vigorously".


It can be connected using wireless or bluetooth and both seem to work flawlessly. Apparently the keyboard can be used for 10 days with backlight on between charges, and 5 months without the backlight.

Can apparently be connected to up to 3 Macs/iPads with buttons on the keyboard to switch between them, but I have not tried that yet.

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