Mac mechanical keyboards are not new to Australia, and they are certainly not cheap.
The latest entry into the Mac keyboard market, the Apple Thunderbolt Mac Pro, retails for $499.99 (about AU$1099).
It’s also one of the cheapest mechanical keyboards available on Amazon in Australia.
It’s an attractive choice if you want to make the switch to a Mac over the Windows desktop or tablet market, or if you prefer a lighter keyboard.
But it doesn’t come cheap.
We’ll look at how you can get a Mac mechanical, as well as an iPad mini mechanical keyboard, for a mere $99, which is only $1 less than the price of a MacBook Air.
Keyboard and trackpad replacement costs The cheapest mechanical keyboard you can buy for $999, a mechanical keyboard with a trackpad, is a mechanical model called the Apple A400 Keyboard.
That’s not the cheapest option, however, with the cheapest one being the $499 model.
You could also try a mechanical mouse with a touchpad for around $299, but that’s not something you can afford.
If you’re after a keyboard that you can upgrade to a new model, then the Apple Keycap Keypad is the best option for you.
The keycaps are a premium, matte-finished silver-plated plastic, with a matte finish to them that you’ll be able to see in person, and the Keypad comes in two sizes – Medium and Large.
It has two LED lighting strips that change colour depending on how many keys are in use.
You can buy the Keycap for $199, but it’s available on the Mac App Store for only $69.99.
In addition to the keyboard and trackpads, you also need a pair of mouse pads to work with the Apple Trackpad Pro, which comes with two additional USB 3.0 ports.
It also has USB 2.0, which allows you to use a USB-C cable to charge a laptop battery.
The Apple TrackPad Pro is available for $169.99 for a limited time, but you can now buy it for just $59.99, down from $199.99 back in September.
You don’t need to have a MacBook Pro to use the Trackpad, either, as it has a full USB-A port.