Mac Compatible Keyboard DevicesA wide variety of Macintosh compatible computer input hardware exists, though it's important to shop carefully for truly and fully supported Mac compatible keyboards with appropriate keytop symbols and markings. Windows keyboards can work in a pinch, but they're far from optimal since some of the modifier keys aren't marked MacOS specific and can be confusing.
Mac Compatible Bluetooth Keyboard HardwareFor even more flexibility with other Apple devices besides your Macintosh, Bluetooth is a great option for both MacOS and iOS use with different Apple gadgets. The tradeoffs are periodically replacing batteries or battery recharging issues. However, once paired, Bluetooth devices are remembered after the initial pairing process. Some keyboards can remember and switch between Bluetooth pairing setups among multiple devices for instant use with your Mac, iPad or iPhone.
|Bluetooth Compact Keyboard||Mac+iPad+iPhone BT Keyboard|
|Mac Compatible Bluetooth Keyboard
Apple Specific Keycaps
|Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard
3-Device Rapid Switching
Mac Compatible USB Keyboard HardwareA USB keyboard for Mac provides a reliable wired connection without the need for futzing with batteries or recharging. Some Apple compatible keyboards include additional USB 2.0 ports for convenient ability to plug in an iPhone, iPad, card reader or other USB backup device.
|Mac Keyboard With USB Ports||Mac+iPad+iPhone Keyboard|
|MacAlly USB Keyboard
Dual USB Ports
|Low-Profile USB Keyboard
Mac-Specific Key Caps
Mac Compatible Numeric Keypad HardwareAccounting geeks and number freaks decidedly prefer full-sized Mac compatible keyboards with dedicated numeric keypads, or optionally a separate USB or Bluetooth wireless numeric keypad for heavy data entry sessions. For a reliable, quick connection and simplicity, a wired USB keypad that's designed for Macintosh desktops and Apple MacBook notebooks adds instant numeric data entry ability without the need to install any MacOS drivers. Just plug one in and it's ready to use:
|Aluminum USB Keypad||Low-Cost USB Keypad|
|Satechi Aluminum Keypad
Matches Mac/MacBook Finish
|iHome Cheap USB Keypad
With 000 & Clear Keys
Mac Compatible RF Wireless Keyboard HardwareIf you're willing to give up a USB port to support the RF transceiver, some Mac users - especially hardcore gamers - might opt for the speed and reliability of a radio-frequency RF device. There's not alot of Mac compatible wireless keyboard choices here, though Logitech has supported 2.4Ghz Mac RF keyboards and mice. Currently they offer a RF + Bluetooth combo keyboard with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch stand integrated for RF Mac use or Bluetooth use on iOS or OSX.
With Unifying USB RF Transciever
Major Apple Compatible Keyboard ManufacturersThere's a handful of notable computer peripheral makers that make Mac friendly keyboards - as well as a slew of no-name overseas manufacturers with ever-changing brand names. Of the major Mac comaptible keyboard players, look first and foremost to Logitech who really strives to deliver best-in-class keyboards and computer peripherals for Macintosh users. For budget concious buyers, MacAlly has long been an ally to the Apple community with a nice range of affordable input peripherals. Other brands of Apple friendly devices include Adesso, Kensington, and others.
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