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Best alternatives to Apple's Magic Keyboard 2022

Every 24-inch iMac comes with a specially designed, Apple-branded Magic Keyboard, and you either love it or hate it. The keyboards on this list are specifically for those of you who like the Magic Keyboard's general design but are looking for something slightly different. Whether you need to replace your old keyboard or you just want some additional features, here are the best alternatives to Apple's Magic Keyboard.

Here are the best alternatives to Apple's Magic Keyboard

Which Magic Keyboard alternative should you choose?

If you love the look of the Magic Keyboard, but you want something just a little bit different, you're sure to like one of the keyboards on this list. They all have a similar design but offer something a bit different. An iMore favorite is the Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard. It's great to be able to switch between your Mac, iPhone, and iPad quickly. You can't go wrong with any of the Logitech keyboards. Of course, those of us who need to type a lot of numbers love Apple's Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and find it worth the upgrade.

However, if you want something inexpensive that you can toss into your bag when you're on the go, then pick up an Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Keyboard. It's compact at just 9.7-inches-by-5.9-inches-by-0.24-inches and the battery will last six months between charges with typical use. Plus, you get backlighting in all of those fun colors.

On the other hand, if you're looking for something else besides Apple-style keyboards, we've rounded up some other great keyboards for Mac for you. That list includes a variety of different styles, something for everyone.

Karen S Freeman
Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.

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