What you need to know
- Satechi just announced the Slim X2 Bluetooth keyboard.
- The keyboard supports switching between multiple devices.
- Backlit keys and a number pad are included.
Accessory maker Satechi has today announced a new multi-device Bluetooth keyboard in the shape of the Slim X2. It features a full QWERTY layout as well as a number pad, plus the macOS function keys you might expect from such a keyboard.
That doesn't mean that this is a Mac keyboard, though – it works just as well with iPhones and iPads, too.
Featuring backlit keys and up to five months of battery life, the keyboard charges via USB-C and certainly looks the part. If you're looking for a slim keyboard to match that minimal aesthetic you've got going on, this is the perfect option for you.
The keyboard is reasonably priced as well, costing $79.99 (opens in new tab) and available for order now.
Whether you're working on that new M1 iMac or learning on a new MacBook Air, this keyboard's use of backlit keys and a number pad could make it a better option than the standard keyboard your Mac came with.
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.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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