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Appledoesnotlisten

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Dec 2, 2017
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Hi Folks,

I recently bought a 27" iMac and love the screen, but dislike the magic keyboard for many reasons. I now need to find a third party one, so please help! My requirements are below:
1) Corded (I work with a disabled bluetooth, so being able to disable a bluetooth in the keyboard is a strict requirement).
2) Tactile feeling as close as possible to the Butterfly instead of Scissors design (The latest Magic keyboard would work too).
3) Dark is preferred (I am a bit upset that the smaller magic keyboard does not come in grey).
4) No numeric trackpad (I do not use the numeric trackpad, so would prefer a keyboard without it).
5) These two models look promising. Is either of them a better choice that the Magic Keyboard?
5.1) www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GSQVF1L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3D5YNRC6U7DNA&psc=1
5.2) www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S92QBCJ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

There are so many models on the market and I do not know what to choose.


Please share what mold you think might work for me.

Thank you!
 
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costica1234

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May 21, 2013
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I'm also a Keychron user, but have a K1 (version 4) paired up with my 2020 iMac: https://www.keychron.com/products/keychron-k1-wireless-mechanical-keyboard.

Note that this is a mechanical keyboard just like the K2 mentioned above, however, it's a low-profile version and therefore has less finger travel compared to classical mechanical boards. I have the brown switches which provide a nice tactile feeling.

That being said, you won't get the same feeling as the Magic keyboard with any mechanical keyboard (even with those that are low-profile). I would suggest looking for some membrane keyboards instead, but I'm not sure if you can find many without numpad (also known as TKL). Good luck!
 

Tulani

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Dec 6, 2012
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Hi Folks,

I recently bought a 27" iMac and love the screen, but dislike the magic keyboard for many reasons. I now need to find a third party one, so please help! My requirements are below:
1) Corded (I work with a disabled bluetooth, so being able to disable a bluetooth in the keyboard is a strict requirement).
2) Tactile feeling as close as possible to the Butterfly instead of Scissors design (The latest Magic keyboard would work too).
3) Dark is preferred (I am a bit upset that the smaller magic keyboard does not come in grey).
4) No numeric trackpad (I do not use the numeric trackpad, so would prefer a keyboard without it).
5) These two models look promising. Is either of them a better choice that the Magic Keyboard?
5.1) www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GSQVF1L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3D5YNRC6U7DNA&psc=1
5.2) www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S92QBCJ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

There are so many models on the market and I do not know what to choose.


Please share what mold you think might work for me.

Thank you!

 
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kodabear

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Sep 5, 2020
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My vote goes for the Logitech MX. Like you I did not need a numeric keypad but now use it more than I thought I would. I also would of bought a Mac keyboard in space gray w/o numeric keypad if Apple offered it but after spending too much time looking at my options, (Satechi etc.) I went with Logitech and I am very satisfied with that decision.
 
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Tulani

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