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MacRumors readers can take 30 percent off Satechi's Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard this week, knocking the price of the accessory down to $56.00, from $79.00. The keyboard comes in Silver and Space Gray color options.

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To see the sale, all you'll need to do is add the keyboard to your cart on Satechi.com, then enter the code MAC30 in the discount code box. This sale will be live from today through September 23.



Satechi's keyboard features enhanced scissor-switch keys, an extended layout with full number pad, Bluetooth 3.0 connection, rechargeable USB-C port, and up to 80 working hours of battery life. You can also connect up to three Bluetooth devices simultaneously, and switch between them thanks to a dedicated button.

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The Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard is compatible with the iMac, iMac Pro, 2018/2020 Mac mini, 2016 and later MacBook Pro, 2018 and later MacBook and MacBook Air, 2018 and later iPad Pro, 2019 and later iPad, and all iPhone models following the iPhone 8.

Satechi's keyboard is less than half the price of Apple's own Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad ($129.00), thanks to our exclusive discount. Readers should note that Satechi's model does not include Touch ID, like Apple's own Magic Keyboard with Touch ID ($179.00).

Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories.

Article Link: Exclusive Deal: Take 30% Off Satechi's Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac
 

prombough

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Nice keyboard. I use this one. Charge doesn't last two days though, but you can attach and use the usb c cord directly, while you type and it recharges. I personally had trouble with the mini version of this one and had to send it back. The larger one had no problems at all.
 

szw-mapple fan

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Would love to see some posts or reviews about mechanical keyboards for built for Mac’s layout and multimedia keys. I know Matias and Keychron makes some. Would love to learn about others.
 

theman510

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Nice keyboard. I use this one. Charge doesn't last two days though, but you can attach and use the usb c cord directly, while you type and it recharges. I personally had trouble with the mini version of this one and had to send it back. The larger one had no problems at all.
Seriously 2 days? That's awful battery life. Was considering buying until I saw this
 

decisions

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Would love to see some posts or reviews about mechanical keyboards for built for Mac’s layout and multimedia keys. I know Matias and Keychron makes some. Would love to learn about others.

If you want to buy premium, I bought an HHKB Type-S and will likely never buy another keyboard except if I have money to burn and get bored of it. I’ve had it for a year and it looks and feels brand new. The switches are so soft and my fingers no longer get tired like they did slamming into the flat Magic Keyboard. Some people have used previous versions of it for 10+ years. MIJ.
 

Phil77354

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I have the same question re battery life! This looks like a nice keyboard, similar layout to the Apple keyboard that I use with my iMac, and the battery for that keyboard lasts at least a couple of months between charges.
 
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FasterQuieter

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I would definitely buy it, if it were a wired connection. I can't see any mention on the site that it works through USB when charging. My M1 Mac Mini's Bluetooth connection is too unreliable for any kind of Bluetooth keyboard.
 
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Jim Lahey

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I have the X1 Slim and it’s a beauty. Fully deserving of integration into any Mac setup. Only negative is that macOS doesn’t report the battery level as per the official keyboards.
 
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szw-mapple fan

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If you want to buy premium, I bought an HHKB Type-S and will likely never buy another keyboard except if I have money to burn and get bored of it. I’ve had it for a year and it looks and feels brand new. The switches are so soft and my fingers no longer get tired like they did slamming into the flat Magic Keyboard. Some people have used previous versions of it for 10+ years. MIJ.
I’ve heard good things about HHKB and almost bought it at one point. The lack of dedicated multimedia/function keys is what made me hesitate.
 

CharlesS

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Apr 24, 2006
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I have one of these. It looks great, feels great. Aluminum construction, full size, the little indentations in the keys. There's only one small probleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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(yep, this thing has some major connection issues, and when it loses signal, the last key you typed repeats forever. Real fun when it's the Delete key and it ends up erasing the entire document you've been working on)
 

JosepPont

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Have you used both and, if so, what do you prefer about MX Keys? I use an MX Keys at work and love it, but I was looking at one of these for home to save a bit of cash.
Basically the Satechi feels (and it is) lighter and I don't like it in a KB. Satechi is a good brand, of course and this offers make it a better option but also I prefer the MX for quality of materials, touch and feel (alltoguether are a subjective opinion).

Another thing is the software that go along with logitech's option that make it a very good if you use different devices like a iPad + Mac and also a Windows PC, you can copy and paste from Mac to Windows and vice versa. If you have also the MX mouse you can switch between devices by going to the edge of the screen and it acts like how if you are switching between screens but you are switching between devices. I don't know if I'm making myself clear.
 
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bluespark

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Basically the Satechi feels (and it is) lighter and I don't like it in a KB. Satechi is a good brand, of course and this offers make it a better option but also I prefer the MX for quality of materials, touch and feel (alltoguether are a subjective opinion).

Another thing is the software that go along with logitech's option that make it a very good if you use different devices like a iPad + Mac and also a Windows PC, you can copy and paste from Mac to Windows and vice versa. If you have also the MX mouse you can switch between devices by going to the edge of the screen and it acts like how if you are switching between screens but you are switching between devices. I don't know if I'm making myself clear.
Very clear, and those are good points. Thanks.
 

cerote

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The Logitech MX Keys for Mac comes in space grey. $99 --- USB C and Backlite View attachment 1832998
Does the Logitech MX that works with Mac and windows require software install for Windows side? I am looking for a single keyboard solution with 10 key to use between my work and other computer on same desk. The windows machine is very controlled so I can't install software not approved by company.

I don't need the copy and paste between them like it features.
 

Stenik

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Here is a great keyboard:
 

BigBlur

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Doesn't anyone make ergonomic keyboards for the Mac? Most of the ones I find seem to be big and bulky, and designed more for Windows (no Mac keys or shortcuts). I'm currently using the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard which seems to be the nicest one I can find so far, but would love one designed more for the Mac.
 
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Lyrca

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Does the Logitech MX that works with Mac and windows require software install for Windows side? I am looking for a single keyboard solution with 10 key to use between my work and other computer on same desk. The windows machine is very controlled so I can't install software not approved by company.

I don't need the copy and paste between them like it features.
I use the MX Keys (and MX master 3 mouse) on my work (Windows) and my personal (Mac) machines without any additional software and it works and switches flawlessly from one another. Great buy.
 

japasneezemonk

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Here is a great keyboard:
I don’t know, I’d wait for some reviews. The previous version form Nuphy had mixed reviews so I’m not holding my breath.
 

NY Guitarist

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This Satechi keyboard looks nice especially with a 30% discount.

I personally use Logitech MX Keys and MX Master 3 mouse and love them. Have both the universal and Mac version on different systems.

Being able to switch between 3 systems is a game changer, and the backlit keyboard is a nice bonus in our low light media editing rooms.
 
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