Looking to find the Apple Magic Keyboard Alternative? I’ve been using one from quite sometime. Let me tell you more about it.
I have been a Mac user for almost a decade. The macOS is an incredible platform for creators who want to deal with their creative block and not the technical aspects.
And the fact that they create their laptops and computers, their Software and Hardware integration is near perfect. That’s why it is harder to get out of the Apple ecosystem and buy another Apple product required in your workflow.
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I learned this the hard way when I tried using my Macbook Pro in closed-display mode to use my 4K TV as a UHD Monitor for more screen real estate.
Just any keyboard and mouse won’t give you the right feel of working on a machine you know inside out.
But finally, I have found a perfect Apple Keyboard alternative that goes well with my current setup.
The Logitech K380 Keyboard
Though I still had to buy the Apple Magic Trackpad because the gestures on my Macbook Pro make me do things faster, I don’t miss the Apple keyboard, thanks to the Logitech K380.
Although it is an alternative to the Apple keyboard, it can also be an Apple keyboard alternative for Windows PC as well.
The Built Quality
Apple products are the quality of the material they use and how nice it feels when you touch or hold it.
The Logitech K380 belongs in the same room as the Apple products, maybe not in the first row, but definitely in the second row.
This is still great, considering it is 1/3rd the price of what you’ll pay for the Apple Magic Keyboard.
The reason for buying the Logitech k380 is not because it is the best alternative to Apple keyboard, but its key features.
The Logitech k380 is a Bluetooth based Keyboard that supports connecting up to 3 devices, and you can switch between 3 devices using the dedicated buttons.
This means you have to pair your laptop with your tablet and your smartphone at once, and the next time you want to use it with your particular device, you have to press one of the three buttons assigned to that device.
Apple might have put the Magic in naming their keyboard, but the Logitech K380 has the real Magic.
We all have multiple devices I have, an iPad and a Chromebook, along with my MacBook. So I have all three devices connected and can use the same keyboard with all the devices.
Although my Lenovo Chromebook Duet Plus already has a keyboard, since it is too small for long typing sessions, I end up using the Logitech K380 keyboard.
And not just that, you can connect it with up to 4 devices. How? How well is the?
The keyboard is Bluetooth-based and has a dongle, which has a secure place inside the mouse. When you take off the top cover, it lets you access the batteries, as well as the dongle. The dongle enables you to connect to a fourth device via the 2.4Ghz wireless technology.
So, sometimes, I also use it with my Windows 10 Desktop.
I have been using the Logitech K380 keyboard since the starting of 2021, and I have loved it since day 1.
I can type as fast as I type on the keyboard of my MacBook Pro. If you look at the keys of the Logitech k380 keyboard, the ki shapes are rounded.
It was the only thing I was sceptical about this keyboard because I was not sure how these rounded keys would feel, but this has become the biggest blessing of this keyboard because, for some reason, it makes typing more accurate.
It has two AAA alkaline batteries in this keyboard, and I haven’t changed them since I started using them at the beginning of 2021.
Should you buy it?
If you are looking for an Apple keyboard alternative, there could be two reasons, the pricing or the colour scheme.
Apple has got keyboards in black and white colour, but they are full-size keyboards. The minimal and compact Apple Keyboard only comes in white colour.
So if you are looking to use your space grey MacBook Pro or MacBook Air enclosed display mode and still want a compact keyboard, the Logitech K380 matches your colour scheme for just one-third of the price of the Apple Magic keyboard.
Many other fantastic alternatives may be available for the Apple Magic keyboard, but the price factor makes the Logitech k380 keyboard a perfect choice.