Penclic Mini Keyboard KB3
A keyboard for everything
$99.99 From Penclic, penclic.se Made for macOS, iOS Features Bluetooth connection / USB port
Any mini keyboard worth its salt is going to elicit comparisons to Apple’s Magic Keyboard, and the KB3 stands up well. It’s slightly bigger, and shares almost the same layout, with the Eject button replaced by a Delete key and Fn switching places with Ctrl. Whether its particular take on scissor keyswitches appeals as much as Apple’s is another matter. There’s less of a pop to the action here, and the keys have a slightly rougher surface. The actuation distance is also lower — right at the bottom of the key’s travel, in fact — leading to a frustrating amount of missed keypresses.
The KB3’s real joy lies in its versatility. It can run wired as a straight USB keyboard, or via Bluetooth, with profiles built in to use its function keys on macOS, iOS and other platforms. Switching between devices is quick and painless, and the KB3 is compact and sturdy, too.
the bottom line. A perfectly practical keyboard for both iOS and macOS.