Kanex MultiSync Premium Slim Bluetooth Keyboard review

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I’ve been staying away from keyboards for a while, since I haven’t really found anything new that caught my eye- until now: A slim, metal-bodied keyboard that looks like something from Apple, yet can pair with four devices and features backlit keys.

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What’s in the box:

  • Micro USB cable
  • User Manual
  • Pouch
  • Kanex MultiSync Premium Mini Keyboard

Technical Specification:

  • Mac Layout
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Battery Capacity: 750mah
  • Charging Input: 5V/1A
  • Rechargeable Lithium ion


  • iPad Pro 12.9”/ 9.7”, iPad Air / Air 2
  • iPad mini / mini 2 / mini 3 / mini 4
  • iPhone 5/5c/5s, 6/6Plus, 6s/6s Plus, 7/7Plus
  • Apple TV 3rd & 4th Generation
  • iOS 7 & above
  • MacOS 10 & above
  • Android 4.0 & above
  • Windows XP/7/8/10
  • Bluetooth 3.0 supported smartphone and tablets

At first glance, it really looks like any other Bluetooth keyboard out there.  What’s the big deal?  The MultiSync Premium Slim Keyboard can pair up to four Bluetooth devices.

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If you’re a Mac user and you dislike the standard white keycaps, rejoice!  Finally, black keys with the appropriate MacOS commands.

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It’s a little hard to photograph, but there are three tiny LED indicators for Caps, Connect, and Power.

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The bottom has four tiny feet and seems to be made of the same aluminium-like metal as the rest of the keyboard.

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I wasn’t a fan of the arrow keys.  Instead of the “inverted T” layout, the up/down buttons are half-sized.

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When you look from the side, you can see some similarities between Apple’s own wireless keyboard.  It’s very low profile.

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On the back edge is a physical toggle switch for keyboard power.

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In the middle of the top edge is the micro USB charging port.

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Unlike the Apple wireless keyboard, the Kanex keys are backlit.  Here’s the Logitech K811 (top) and the Kanex (bottom).

I was pleased to find such a low-profile keyboard that was built out of premium materials for a change.  The Mac/iOS keys worked without issue.  I’m still not a fan of the up/down keys since I’m a creature of habit, but that’ll just take some time to adjust.  Maybe I just don’t like white keys, but the MultiSync Premium Slim Keyboard for Mac & iOS is a real treat if you like black backlit keys.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Kanex. Please visit their site for more info and Amazon to order.


Product Information

  • Bluetooth
  • Mac/iOS specific keys. Pairs up to four devices. Black keys (if you don't like white keys). Backlit. Sturdy metal construction.
  • Tiny up/down keys may take getting used to.

1 thought on “Kanex MultiSync Premium Slim Bluetooth Keyboard review”

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  2. The arrow keys are actually in the same layout as the Apple Aluminum Keyboard. They just made the Right and Left arrow keys larger since there is extra space.

    I agree it’s not how I’d do it but for finger memory it should be the same.

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