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Old Feb 7, 2011, 09:38 PM   #1
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Cheapest replacement keyboard for a Mac?

I need a USB keyboard for my Mac. Since you can get PC keyboard pretty much anywhere for $10, I assumed that there would also be cheap Mac keyboards somewhere, somehow. I can't seem to find anything under $40-$50, though. What are the cheapest keyboards out there? Is there a particular store people order from? Or is my best bet to buy a PC keyboard and Sharpie the Mac keys onto it? Ghetto, I know, but I might just get frustrated enough to do it.
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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I often see the last gen- plastic/white keyboards on craigslist for 10-20. eBay is also a good choice. But if you've got to have new....

Macally Keyboard.
http://www.macally.com/en/product/ar...?articleid=147
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 11:55 PM   #3
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$65 after shipping. Still 6x more than you'd pay for a cheap PC keyboard. I guess I'll just stalk eBay for now.
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Old Feb 8, 2011, 05:19 AM   #4
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Try eBay for a second hand keyboard - there should be loads of them!
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Old Feb 8, 2011, 03:09 PM   #5
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So use a cheap PC keyboard. They work fine. Windows key is the Apple key. Hold F12 to eject.
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Old Feb 8, 2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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$65 after shipping. Still 6x more than you'd pay for a cheap PC keyboard. I guess I'll just stalk eBay for now.
$22.84 from Amazon.

I've actually used this keyboard for a few years now. I like everything about it, except the last time I checked, the driver for the volume keys was a little quirky (though it did work).
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Old Feb 9, 2011, 12:08 AM   #7
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Not to hijack or anything, but I have a question that is also keyboard related.

Can someone point out a good place (read cheap) to pick up an early 08 MBP keyboard? I'm talking about the generation before unibody, silver keyboard.
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