Macally’s slimline aluminum keyboard looks great with modern Mac computers, blending in a retro typewriter vibe with its circular and oval keys. It’s optimized for use with MacOS, and includes numerous Mac-specific shortcut keys. Plus, it’s a bargain compared to the price of Apple’s venerable wired keyboard.
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Give your Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 a clean new look with Purpose Made Products’ desktop docks. It provides a smooth and integrated look to Apple’s input devices, and adds a resting place for your wrists while typing. Available in white or black to match your keyboard and trackpad. Made from durable PVC foam.
X-Bows’ low-profile mechanical keyboard has a curved mid-section that places wrists in the optimal position, and its detachable numpad can be placed on either its left or right side. It can be equipped with Gateron switches in a variety of feedback levels, and has full RGB backlighting. Deal available for a limited time from Drop.
Erik Jensen creates art using a non-traditional medium. Instead of paints, pencils, or ink, he creates original works and replicas of famous paintings using computer keys. He dyes the the keys with various colors then painstakingly arranges them into pixel grids. Erik sells originals and prints on his website.
3dDecors‘ compact USB keyboard adds a series of dedicated buttons and controls for working with Photoshop. While it’s not nearly as slick as the Loupedeck Creative Tool, it costs substantially less, offers quick access to frequently used tools, and has two control knobs which can be used to adjust slider values.
This ultracompact mechanical keyboard offers comfortable typing when deskspace is tight. It measures just 9.6″ x 3.9″ x 1.1″ and has an ergonomic split-keyboard design. Numbers and special chars are accessible via the “Fun” key. There’s an optional wooden palmrest, but it does sort of defeat its space-saving properties.
Croation keyboard outfit Crolander makes these round-edged, engraved keycaps from real oak, walnut, or cherry wood. They’re compatible with Cherry MX switches, and can be purchased either standalone, or attached to one of their beautiful handmade wooden keyboards.
The Apex Pro is designed to offer the fastest response time (0.7ms) and longest life (100 million presses) of any mechanical keyboard you can buy. It also lets you customize the actuation distance of each key individually, has customizable RGB backlighting, and a programmable OLED display and command wheel.
Virtually every word written on this website is composed on a clicky mechanical keyboard. If you love the sound of clicky keys too, then take a listen to Mechanical Keyboard Sounds: Recordings of Bespoke and Customized Mechanical Keyboards, an album by Taeha Types and Trunk Records, demonstrated here by LGR Blerbs.
This slimline keyboard and docking station is the perfect accessory for laptop owners. It connects to your USB-C port, not only giving you a full-size keyboard, but HDMI, USB-A, USB-C ports, as well as TF and full-size SD card readers. It features a 100% aluminum chassis, high-quality scissor switch keys, and white backlighting.
A jumbo-sized version of Elgato’s sweet programmable key controller. Packing 32 keys, each one can be customized with an icon and function of your choice with an easy-to-use software that runs on Windows 10+ or MacOS X 10.13 or later. It can be laid flat like a keyboard, or angled using the included magnetic stand.
Transform your computer keyboard into a work of art with these colorful keycap sets. Available in rainbow, sunset blue, or sky blue designs, they form a smooth gradient once installed. Each of the 108 keys is made from colored plastic (not painted), and has laser-etched key legends on its side. Compatible with Cherry MX keyboards.
This portable Bluetooth gadget folds down small enough to toss in your backpack or other small bag, yet offers a full-function QWERTY keyboard when opened up. It also works in USB mode, and has a built-in touchpad, though that’s only compatible with Windows and Android devices. Measures 5.98″w x 3.82″d x 0.71″h folded.
It might take touch typists a little while to get used to the tweaked key positions, but computer accessory maker Logitech says the curved and split key design of its Ergo K860 wireless keyboard can help reduce muscle strain on your wrists and forearms. It also has scooped keys, and a palm rest with an adjustable angle from 0 to -7º.
Azio’s wireless mechanical keyboard takes inspiration from vintage camera design. Its case is made using aluminum and leather, and it features a multi-function control knob that both spins and works like a joystick. It has 81 Gateron switches, and customizable RGB backlighting. A 21-key numeric keypad is also available.
Expressive E’s keyboard gives musicians an incredible amount of expressiveness, with each key capturing subtle movements that influence pitch, loudness, and many other attributes. It works in concert with a robust sound engine by Haken Audio to produce amazingly warm and enveloping sounds. It also works as a MIDI controller.
Roll your dice and move your mice every time you sit down to your computer keyboard. These playful Cherry MX-compatible keycaps are great for number or function keys. They’re sold in six different transluscent colors, so you can match or complement the design of your current keyboard.
An elegant mechanical Bluetooth keyboard with rounded keys, a zinc alloy frame, real leather surface, pillar-style adjustable feet, and full backlighting. Choose from black/chrome, white/copper, or black/copper designs. Save 15% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.
Want a mechanical keyboard, but don’t care for the clunky look? Logitech’s latest G-series keyboards are as sleek as we’ve seen, with a slimline aluminum chassis, and half-height GL mechanical keys in clicky, linear, or tactile variants. The G815 is wired, while the G915 is wireless. Both have programmable RGB backlighting.
Add a bit of personality to your gaming keyboard with these cool keycaps. They’re made from metal instead of plastic, giving them a little extra heft and a shiny surface. The letters are allow backlighting to shine through too. Available in WASD, QWERADSF, Arrow, and Escape key sets in several hues.
Add a splash of color to your desktop with Poco’s wood and resin wrist rest. Its knotty camphor burl wood evokes a sandy beach, while its vivid resin sections are as beautifully blue-green as the South Pacific. Available in 40%, 60%, 65% and tenkeyless sizes. Pre-orders available through 8/7/19.
Drop teamed up with keyboard designer Zslane to create this sweet bit of retro-inspired tech for your desktop. Its aqua and seafoam green color scheme and keys are inspired by a classic Hermes Rocket typewriter. The 61-key keyboard has a compact 60% form factor, an aluminum case, and Kaihua hotswap switch sockets.
Another retro keyboard from the makers of the Rymek has a design inspired by classic typewriters, with an art deco body, glossy finishes, and round keycaps. It also packs in a pair of JBL speakers, and has a built-in stand for holding a tablet. It’s still in the pre-pre-order stage, so we’re not sure when it will be available to purchase.
Tech startup Clevetura is readying an innovative new keyboard which manages to place a capacitive multi-touch trackpad underneath its keys, saving space, while providing a larger tracking area. In addition to pointing, it supports scrolling and pinch-zoom gestures.
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