Satechi ships new wired & wireless aluminum keyboards for desktop Macs

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Accessory maker Satechi on Thursday released a pair of new keyboards for the iMac and other desktop Mac systems.

Satechi wired keyboard


Both sport an Apple-like aluminum chassis and a complete layout, including a numeric keypad. Satechi also touts "responsive" scissor-switch keys, and Mac-specific function keys for media playback, switching apps, and controlling brightness.

The Aluminum USB Wired Keyboard comes with a USB Type-A cable. The Aluminum Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard features a USB-C port, but just for recharging its battery, which supports up to 80 hours of active use or 100 days of standby.







The two keyboards are available today in silver for $59.99 and $79.99. Three iPhone-themed colors -- namely gold, rose gold, and space gray -- can only be preordered, but should be ready by the end of September.
Gladget

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 18
    Nice design, decent price. Shame it doesn't appear to come in a UK/European layout.
    olswatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 18
    @cogitodexter they are releasing a UK/European layout as well as many other layouts. Next time just ask them! They responded to me about it within an hour of emailing them. 
    olsAsParallelirelandwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 18
    ipilyaipilya Posts: 185member
    Has anyone used their keyboards before? I do honestly love the Apple keyboards... but this looks to be 100€ cheaper and more importantly... supports bluetooth switching to multiple devices.
    olswatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 18
    ipilyaipilya Posts: 185member
    Gladget said:
    They responded to me about it within an hour of emailing them. 
    They responded to me incredibly quick as well... rather impressive I think
    olsGladgetwatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 18
    Backslash key is missing. Looks like they printed the key cap wrong. It has a closing square bracket ] which makes two of them. Also, it has small return, shift, delete, command keys.
    fastasleepwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 18
    Looks nice. If I didn’t already have a nice solar powered Logitech one I’d consider this. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 18
    If "controlling brightness" refers to screen brightness and not keyboard backlighting, then that's a deal-breaker.  I absolutely need a backlit keyboard.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 18
    mretondo said:
    Backslash key is missing. Looks like they printed the key cap wrong. It has a closing square bracket ] which makes two of them. Also, it has small return, shift, delete, command keys.
    I asked them about that. Looks like that was a mistake in the promo photos. The actual keyboard has a vertical line and backslash on that key (not another closing square bracket)
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 18
    ipilya said:
    Gladget said:
    They responded to me about it within an hour of emailing them. 
    They responded to me incredibly quick as well... rather impressive I think
    Very impressive. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 18
    They better included USB A to C adapter if they aim at Apple 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 11 of 18
    I herd you Apple users like rounded corners.
  • Reply 12 of 18
    still looking for a nice-looking backlit Mac keyboard for decent price. seems like a black whole, sadly
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 13 of 18
    irelandireland Posts: 17,474member
    Nice design, decent price. Shame it doesn't appear to come in a UK/European layout.
    When it does I will absolutely buy this. It appeals to me to no end. This is the direction Apple should be looking to go design wise with their MBP keyboard. Tactility!
  • Reply 14 of 18
    irelandireland Posts: 17,474member
    Gladget said:
    @cogitodexter they are releasing a UK/European layout as well as many other layouts. Next time just ask them! They responded to me about it within an hour of emailing them. 
    When, when??
    Gladget
  • Reply 15 of 18
    macguimacgui Posts: 964member
    Very nice looking keyboards, but I too won't be buying another keyboard anytime soon, unless it's backlit.

    I can type by touch fairly well, but I'm not a touch typist. If Satechi ever releases that BT, I'll get one. I might even be willing to trade the 10-key for backlighting, though I'd rather not.
  • Reply 16 of 18
    evilutionevilution Posts: 1,332member
    If I hadn’t bought the space grey keyboard recently, I would but one of these.

  • Reply 17 of 18
    the wired one doesn't have 2 USB ports like apple's old wired model or most of the competition... otherwise it looks great.
    Gladget
  • Reply 18 of 18
    ireland said:
    Gladget said:
    @cogitodexter they are releasing a UK/European layout as well as many other layouts. Next time just ask them! They responded to me about it within an hour of emailing them. 
    When, when??
    They told me by the end of October for sure, but that was just a conservative estimate. It might be a lot sooner.
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