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Old Dec 8, 2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Keyboard alternatives for new iMac

Are you guys sticking with the keyboard that it comes with? I would like more of a desktop feeling keyboard... Are you guys using any alternatives?
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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I use the Apple keyboard - but I dont understand your situations. Took me about 6 months to get use to the Apple keyboard.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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Not yet sure.

My keyboard is of the previous generation (it came with my white iMac) and it is much better for typing. I don't know for sure if I'll like typing in the newer style. I did elect to get the wired keyboard with the number pad. I insist on a number pad (at least for a desktop) and I like the extra USB ports. I assume they still have 2 USB ports on the back of the keyboard.

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Old Dec 8, 2012, 09:33 PM   #4
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I got tired of waiting for Apple to produce a wireless keyboard witness number pad and I ordered the Logitech K570 for Mac keyboard.

I like it very much.

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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:33 PM   #5
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there are a few brands, but their names escape me, that do proper non flat keyboards with great feedback and feel, try googling them if someone else doesn't came up with a few names. And you can also google for a refurb old apple keyboard circa a few years ago, which again are much better than the flat **** they come out with now. Yeah I know they look good and modern, but there's a reason why people swear by their old powerbook keyboards or their current lenovo's keyboards, they are better... Unfortunately since now Tim Cook uses only an on screen keyboard to type, we should be glad we even get the flat ones it seems...
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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there are a few brands, but their names escape me, that do proper non flat keyboards with great feedback and feel, try googling them if someone else doesn't came up with a few names. And you can also google for a refurb old apple keyboard circa a few years ago, which again are much better than the flat **** they come out with now. Yeah I know they look good and modern, but there's a reason why people swear by their old powerbook keyboards or their current lenovo's keyboards, they are better... Unfortunately since now Tim Cook uses only an on screen keyboard to type, we should be glad we even get the flat ones it seems...
To offer a contrary opinion, I much prefer the new keyboard to the old one.

Hardly "Flat ****" to everyone, kid.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:49 PM   #7
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I got tired of waiting for Apple to produce a wireless keyboard witness number pad and I ordered the Logitech K570 for Mac keyboard.

I like it very much.
Ditto, I am really am impressed with the K750. However if you are not liking the feel of the standard Apple Wireless Keyboard you probably would like the feel of the K750 either.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:51 PM   #8
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Another thumbs up here for the Logitech K750. Still flat keys, but they feel better. And completely wireless including a numeric pad.

You can also use pc keyboards of course. The choices for a fullsize dedicated Mac keyboard are pretty limited. The Canadian firm Mattias makes a clone of the good old Apple keyboards, but it's pretty expensive and loud.

You can get used to Mac keyboards by the way.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 04:19 PM   #9
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To offer a contrary opinion, I much prefer the new keyboard to the old one.

Hardly "Flat ****" to everyone, kid.
To each his own, some people will take Justin Bieber over Mozart. Don't it the wrong way, I am glad you like the flat keyboard, I 've hardly noticed anyone though swearing by their flat keyboards, whilst they do swear by lenovo's keyboards and other well implemented mechanical ones as things they couldn't do without.

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Here's a great link op:
http://shawnblanc.net/2012/04/clicky-keyboards/
This guy has probably done the best mechanical keyboard comparison ever on this planet...
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 04:24 PM   #10
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This is what I use on my iMac. It's pricey but reminds me of the 'old school' IBM keyboards.

http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-k60...-keyboard.html

I've never used the Apple keyboards. The Corsair replaced a Logitech S 530.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 05:11 PM   #11
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Das Keyboard.

So long as you (a) work/play alone or (b) don't work/play alone but you don't whether anyone gets upset at the klickly klakety sounds.

Love mine. Just like the good old days.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:33 AM   #12
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What's wrong with the Apple keyboard?

I'm really used to it, I find the 'chiclet'/'island-style' keys to be much easier to use.

With regular keys, I find that often I accidentally click more than one key because of the way the bottom of the keys meet, or because of the distance from between the tops of the keys and the 'trench' sort of thing in the middle, my fingers end up slipping and going into it. Or because of how far the keys go down, I hit the key below it as well.

The Apple keyboards don't seem to have these problems because the keys are more spaced, are shorter, and don't go down as far.
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