Lofree is heading back to Indiegogo for version 2 of its retro-styled, mechanical, wireless Mac keyboard. The first version raised more than $700,000, and version 2—called Four Seasons—has topped $38,000 in its first day. While the keyboard works with Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows, the key layout is for Mac. It features both a wireless and wired mode, and will last between 1 and 2 weeks on a charge, depending on your backlighting use. Oh, and it offers backlighting with three levels of LED light, which you can see in the video below. It comes in four colors, Vernal White, Aestival Blue, Autumnal Grey, and Hibernal Black. There are Super Early Bird slots left at $74, and Early Bird slots for two keyboard for $140. They’re estimating shipping for March of 2018.
We like backlit keyboards. We also like wireless keyboards. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many options that feature both, especially when it comes to Mac-specific models. But accessory firm Matias is looking to change that with the CES announcement of the Wireless Aluminum Keyboard with Backlight. It’s a sleek Apple-style Bluetooth keyboard with support for up to four devices and, here’s the kicker, separate batteries for the keyboard and the backlight. That means when your energy-hogging backlight goes out, you can keep on typing without skipping a beat. The keyboard ships in June in Silver and Space Gray color options, but you can pre-order now for $139.
John Kheit has been searching for a wireless keyboard with a numeric trackpad that he likes, and he’s finally found it, the Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard. He put it through its paces and fell in love. Check out his full review for more.