Any full-size bluetooth keyboards out there?

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by dmk1974, Dec 20, 2011.

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    dmk1974

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    A few weeks ago, I bought the little Apple Wireless Keyboard and the Apple Magic Trackpad to replace my wireless Logitech keyboard/mouse setup. I love the Trackpad, but really don't like the new keyboard. It's too small, light, and the keys are too flat. Even though the same size as my 13" MBA keyboard, those keys are slightly concave and easier to type on.

    Are there any other decent and reasonably priced bluetooth keyboards out there? Bigger than the Apple Wireless Keyboard is preferred since I usually have it on my lap with my feet up on my desk. Thanks!
     
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    Intell

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    You could search eBay for an older Apple Bluetooth Keyboard (on left):

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    But isn't that one just as flat as the apple keyboard? i haven't tested it but it looks like it, btw intells suggestion is good unless the o.p wants a windows keyboard of whom he could find a lot of non-flat keyboards but it would be a bit difficult with the cmd key etc.
     
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    Intell

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    Correct, it needs a little USB thingy to make it work.
     
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    Macally makes one, the BTKey, but reviews are mixed.

    Personally, I rank a keyboard's feel and layout far above the type of connection it uses, so I'd opt for the Logitech K750.
     
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    dmk1974

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    Yeah, I am looking at that Macally keyboard as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/Macally-BTKey-Wireless-Bluetooth-Keyboard/dp/B000A0C6OS

    There's also this one from Microsoft that can be bought with or without the numeric keypad add-on:

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Blu...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1324480350&sr=1-2

    The main reason I am preferring a bluetooth keyboard is because when I use my MacBook air on my desktop, I already have to connect the power and video out cables. One less USB cable to connect and tie up, while not a huge deal, is nice. I suppose I could leave in a little Logitech Unified receiver which isn't all that huge, but I figure I might as well take advantage of the built in bluetooth, right?
     
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    If you use the Apple usb keyboard it has 2 USBs in in the body of the keyboard..

    There is always this one if you don't like the mac keyboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-diNovo-Mac-Edition-Keyboard/dp/B001M4N956
     

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