What you need to know
- The Slim X1 Bluetooth and Slim X1 Wired keyboards are compact and portable.
- The Slim X3 Bluetooth and Slim X3 Wired keyboards are full-sized options.
Satechi has announced four new keyboards, all of which are slim and backlit. Two are wireless and two are wired, giving users as much buying choice as possible.
Starting with the Slim X1 in both Bluetooth and wired versions, Satechi has created keyboards that very much look the part. Backlit and black, the Slim X1 is designed to be as compact and portable as possible while still offering a full QWERTY experience.
Moving on, we have the Slim X3, again in Bluetooth and wired configurations. Imagine a Slim X1 but with a larger footprint and a number pad and you'll have the idea.
Both keyboards are designed with Macs and iPad in mind and you both Bluetooth keyboards can be paired with multiple devices at the same time for easier device switching.
Satechi's Slim X1 Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard (opens in new tab) and larger Slim X3 Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard (opens in new tab) are available now on Satechi's website for $69.99 and $89.99, respectively.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
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Nice alternative to Logitech. Maybe one of them could make a Touchpad that isn't $129.
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