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neon
Jul 13, 2004, 08:38 AM
hi all

here at work we have been tidying our office and have found a pair of imac speakers which are surplus to requirements.

are they compatible with any other machines? i thought i heard that they only work with the imac but no one here seems to know...

by other machines i mean pc's but also the emacs as i hope to be getting one soon and my boss says if they're not claimed and they'd work then i can have them

we also have a couple of apple keyboards which arent being used, can they be used with other machines? (obviously half the keys would be wrong if they did, i am just wondering, another guy in my office wants one for his windows laptop)


thanks :)

Finiksa
Jul 13, 2004, 09:23 AM
are they compatible with any other machines? i thought i heard that they only work with the imac but no one here seems to know...

They're digital speakers and use a non-standard mini-plug they'll only work with an iMac G4 or a Powermac G4. You can buy third party adapters to connect them to other computers but I'm not sure of the brand or price of them.

we also have a couple of apple keyboards which arent being used, can they be used with other machines?

They work fine with Windows and are detected as a "Standard Human Interface Device". The Control, Option and Command keys work as a normal "Wintel" keyboard would but are of course mislabeled. The volume, eject keys etc don't work though. I think you can get a driver to get them to work… *searching*… yup, it's called AppleK Pro (http://www.trinityworks.co.jp/US/software/AppleKPro/index.php)

zv470
Jul 13, 2004, 10:38 AM
Hi, not sure if the speakers would work on a PC, but for the eMac you could get one of these: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/ifire/ :)

neon
Jul 14, 2004, 04:25 AM
thank you both! :)