Mechanical Keyboard

I wrote recently about my 27-inch iMac.

Connected to that iMac is another tool I use: a mechanical keyboard.

Specifically, I use the Azio USB Mechanical Backlit Keyboard for Mac. That’s an affiliate link. If you click on it and buy one, I get a commission.

The iMac shows up with a great keyboard in the box. You can choose between a wired or wireless keyboard when buying the iMac. The iMac also comes with a great mouse.

But I enjoy typing on a mechanical keyboard.

There are webpages that claim that mechanical keyboards are better for your fingers. In other words, if you do a lot of typing, like I do, a mechanical keyboard will make it less likely that you have a repetitive stress injury to your hands. PBJ has not evaluated that claim for medical accuracy. It may or may not be true. It probably isn’t in fact.

There are also webpages out there that claim you can type faster and/or with fewer errors on a mechanical keyboard. Again, PBJ has nothing to say about that.

I just like typing on this keyboard. And, because it lights up, it looks really cool.

This keyboard is designed to be used with Apple products, like my iMac. If you write a lot, and like cool-looking tools, try this one out:

27 inch iMac

Designer workspace. Minimalistic home office. Blank screen desktop computer, Mockup desktop computer
Designer workspace. Minimalistic home office. Blank screen desktop computer, Mockup desktop computer, lamp, graphics tablet, keyboard, mouse, pen, succulent plant on white desk. Copy space.

In a world of smartphones and tablets, the desktop computer is becoming a dinosaur.

Or, as the late Apple founder Steve Jobs once said that computers “are going to be like trucks… used by 1 out of X people.” See Jobs say that for yourself:

I use a digital “truck” made by Apple called the iMac. It is a gorgeous, all-in-one desktop computer.

Specifically, I do most of my work on a 27-inch iMac. Here’s an affiliate link; if you buy one, I will get a commission.

In fact, I am writing this post on my iMac.

Mine is getting older. I bought it in 2017. But it still works great. I see no reason to replace it.

I use it for:

  • Bible Study
  • Video editing
  • Writing
  • Reading & research
  • Storing and retrieving files
  • Basic office tasks like email, spreadsheets, etc.

As an “all in one” computer, it is a simple object. You can (and I do) plug many things into it but the computer is built into the screen, so there are not a whole bunch of components strung together by wires.

Speaking of the screen, this iMac has a 27-inch, 5k retna display. It looks amazing. I have a bigger display at home that I will write about someday. That display is useful but it doesn’t look nearly as good as anything does on this iMac.

If you do a lot of your work on a computer, I highly recommend the iMac. You can get a smaller one than I have but get the big one. You won’t regret it.