Hey, have you ever heard of OnePlus? Well, maybe the typical Macworld reader did, because they tend to be more into tech than most people. But in the general Apple community, it wouldn’t be surprising if the majority hadn’t heard of Apple. android Manufacturer of telephones and accessories. But we might all hear about it soon.
That’s because OnePlus is collaborating with Keychron on a Mechanical Keyboard folder for Mac. Not one of those pesky “Mac-compatible” keyboards with a Windows key layout and Mac-compatible drivers. According to OnePlus, this keyboard is “designed to work seamlessly” with your Mac with a design that “matches the MacBook’s keyboard.” We assume that means it will have control and command keys, although OnePlus says it will also work with Windows and Linux.
The layout of the MacBook is certainly a way to interest Mac users. Another feature that will spark interest is its double seal design, which OnePlus says makes writing fun. Also, the keyboard Product sheet It specifies that “the sound of the keys is deaf”. OnePlus doesn’t directly say it’s quieter than Apple’s Magic Keyboard, but it seems like a target.
And if you needed another reason to check out OnePlus’ Mac keyboard – did we mention they did android Phones and accessories? The keyboard will have an aluminum body like Apple’s Magic Keyboard. If anything like Keychron’s other keyboards, that could mean it has a chunky design, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. OnePlus also promises customizable features, such as hot-swappable keys and open-source firmware.
It looks like an interesting keyboard, and in general, keyboards are very subjective to each individual when it comes to usability and preferences. Some people will read about these features and be excited, while others will ignore them with indifference. The one question every Mac user asks is: can OnePlus integrate the nuances of the Mac experience into their keyboards? We will have to wait and see.
OnePlus is one of the best-known Android brands, making phones that rival high-end phones from Google and Samsung at a much lower cost. The company doesn’t say how much the keyboard will cost, but we assume it will be more affordable and likely cheaper than the Magic Keyboard.
The OnePlus keyboard is currently in development (a photo of the actual keyboard has yet to be revealed), with an official launch in February and shipping dates in March or April, just in time for the rumored Mac Bonanza at The Apple’s annual spring event. chance? We will have to wait and see.