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Old Dec 7, 2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Apple BT Keyboard - 2 Bat. vs 3 Bat. Version?

What's the difference in battery life and reliability and overall performance between the 2-battery newer version and the older 3-battery version? I have a chance to purchase a 3-battery one for $30 shipped off eBay, is it worth it? Or should I save up for the 2-battery version?
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 04:41 AM   #2
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The older one -- I assume you mean the wider white one -- used *four* batteries. The new one uses two.

The main differences are size of keys, weight and number of keys. This new one is basically a MacBook keyboard with a cylindrical battery compartment. It's very portable, so you can use it with an iPad if you need to without too much clutter. If you need the keypad, there are add-ons that attach to the right side to give you the keys taken off.

I don't have any complaints about either one, but I would personally recommend the newer one. I think the keys depress easier and the batteries seem to last a lot longer.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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The older one -- I assume you mean the wider white one -- used *four* batteries. The new one uses two.
I do not think so. When apple first came out with the aluminum wireless keyboard... it used three batteries. After about a year... they changed to two batteries. They look largely the same.

I prefer the newer one with two batteries. It seems to last longer.

/Jim
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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Yes there was the white acrylic BT keyboard that used four batteries, but the first mini Aluminum keyboard Apple made used three batteries, then they went to two batteries.


I actually acquired a two battery version, but still curious how the two compare.
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