For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Satechi’s newly released Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboards for use with Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

Priced at $80, Satechi's Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard is a full-sized keyboard with backlit keys that have 10 levels of brightness and an included number pad on the right. It has attractive square keys with rounded edges, and the same satisfying typing experience offered by other Satechi keyboards.

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The Compact Bluetooth Keyboard is made from a space gray aluminum that’s designed to match Apple’s devices with keys that are a matching shade of black. The keyboard connects to an Apple device using Bluetooth 5.0, and can be recharged using a built-in USB-C port.

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The keyboard is designed to last for up to 600 hours before needing to be recharged, though that will vary based on the backlighting level.

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Up to three Bluetooth devices can be connected to the keyboard at one time, with swapping between each device possible through the press of button. So you can connect the keyboard to a Mac and an iPad, for example, and swap connections quickly.

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There are macOS shortcuts designed specifically for Apple’s Macs, for controlling brightness, accessing Spotlight and Mission Control, controlling media playback, and more.

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Satechi says the keyboard is compatible with 2016 and later MacBook Pro models, the 2018 and later MacBook Air Models, the 2018 iPad Pro, the 2018 iMac and later, the ‌iMac‌ Pro, and the iPhone 8 and later. It is also compatible with most 2011 and later macOS devices.

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We have six of the Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboards from Satechi to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win our ‌giveaway‌, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the ‌giveaway‌ restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (December 20) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 27. The winners will be chosen randomly on December 27 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Top Rated Comments

Ashwee Avatar
18 months ago
I thought Satechi was a good brand until I bought some of their stuff on Black Friday and realising it's really cheap and not well made, one charger was even dead on arrival.
After researching them I found out that their chargers for example are just generic Tommox ones, that you can buy from Aiiexpress here ('https://tommox.en.alibaba.com/?spm=a2700.details.cordpanyb.4.55491561viy6IO') and their wireless chargers and dongles are made by Gopod that can be bought for a fraction of the Satechi price.
I feel like this is the modern day MacMice fiasco (if anyone old enough remembers that), where it's all smoke and mirrors and the products are awful.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfan90 Avatar
18 months ago
Cheap plastic Chinese crap, plus there was no 2018 iMac. It was 2017 and then 2019.
Make one without the number pad.
Apple really should make a space gray wireless keyboard and add backlight.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Camarillo Brillo Avatar
18 months ago
Lol

or how about a standalone Bluetooth touchbar.

??
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DipDog3 Avatar
18 months ago
The Bluetooth on this keyboard is somewhere between unreliable to terrible. It will constantly disconnect and takes 2-3 key strokes before reconnecting. Returned it for another and it had the same issues.

It had good reviews on Amazon, but the seller offered a $20 gift card for a 5-star review, so assuming those good reviews are fake.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Plutonius Avatar
18 months ago
Looks good but it would be even better if it had the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erinsarah Avatar
18 months ago

I thought Satechi was a good brand until I bought some of their stuff on Black Friday and realising it's really cheap and not well made, one charger was even dead on arrival.
After researching them I found out that their chargers for example are just generic Tommox ones, that you can buy from Aiiexpress here ('https://tommox.en.alibaba.com/?spm=a2700.details.cordpanyb.4.55491561viy6IO') and their wireless chargers and dongles are made by Gopod that can be bought for a fraction of the Satechi price.
I feel like this is the modern day MacMice fiasco (if anyone old enough remembers that), where it's all smoke and mirrors and the products are awful.
FWIW I have the wired version of this keyboard and LOVE it. Never any problems.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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