Anybody else notice this

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by IIc, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. IIc
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    Anybody else notice this...
    New Apple G5 case brought out in beautiful aluminium - Now Apple have updated the screens to match

    But what about the white keyboard and mouse - talk about a mismatch

    Not that I'm complaining, but Apple seems to have forgotten about those two items.
     
  2. jsw
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    jsw

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    Rumors have already been a-flyin' that they'll go aluminum as well, with even the rumored possibility of a multi-button aluminum "pro" mouse.

    Of course, rumors and two bits will get you 1/6th of a Starbucks coffee, so take it all with a grain of salt. But it makes sense.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    It wasn't until I had actually received my PowerBook that I realized the powercord and transformer had the same white color as the accessories I had with my iBook... up until I got it, it just didn't even enter my mind that it wouldn't match. Well, I was wrong... it is kind of annoying that Apple doesn't have the accessories to match the Pro styles. I'd like to see an aluminum keyboard...
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Finiksa

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    I love the white keyboard and mouse, it contrasts beautifully with the Aluminium case. An Al keyboard and mouse would be too much metal.

    I also love the white accessories with the Powerbooks.

    Keep 'em white I don't want more metal.
     
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    wordmunger

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    I think it makes sense to keep the notebook powercords white--after all, they need to blend in with walls and furniture, which aren't usually brushed aluminum. However, I agree that brushed aluminum or even black keyboards/mice would look better with the G5s.
     
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    Finiksa

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    Aren't the left and right side panels on the new displays white plastic anyway?

    I haven't been able to see a really good picture yet but they look like it to me, I don't think you're ever going to get away from the white plastic completely.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Steve says no...

    Apple releasing a pro 2-button wireless mouse would be amazing, but I don't think it's realistic. If you check out Steve Jobs Weblog (http://justonemorething.com), he says on the 30th of May that this is not gonna happen.

    Of course you can tell me now that the guy writing this blog is not Steve Jobs, which would pi$$ me off a bit cause I liked reading it believing that it was written by him....on the other hand, this blog not being written by his Steveness could mean that 2-button mice aren't out of the question...
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    it's not written by steve jobs. on the bottom of the page it says "A Parody"
     

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  9. macrumors 6502

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    I really should start reading the smallprintings...

    But hey, welcome 2-button mouse .... ;)
     
  10. jsw
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    I'd be happy with at least some aluminum trim to tie together the look. I don't need a metallic keyboard - although something like the PB's look would be appreciated. My Kensington StudioMouse Wireless is a nice blend of white and metal and serves to sort of tie my wireless Apple keyboard and my G5 together.

    That said, I hardly notice the keyboard and mouse, so I wouldn't buy another one just for a better look.
     
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    I really liked the SGI machines, the various components didn't match, but they did complement each other nicely.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    I always liked the clear/black keyboard and mouse that came with my old 466 Mhz G4 (Digital Audio) -- think it would look a lot better with my G5 than this ugly white plastic.
     
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    Koodauw

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    Come on guys

    Having everything matching is so NOT in style. You gotta have things that coordinate. I think the Aqua style displays looked much better with the G5's, esp when you threw in a white keyboard and mouse. All the same style ( metallic look ) is So not the way to go.
     
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    wdlove

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    My complaint is that it really gets dirty. The last time I checked iSkins still doesn't have a skin available for the keyboard. :(
     
  15. IIc
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    Keyboard and Mouse

    Don't get me wrong...I love the current form factor...But how about applying all the technology Apple has at its disposal...How about using the firefly technology on a wired keyboard..that would be awesome...

    Also, there was talk a while back of apple patenting a lighting effect tha would show a different colour for a different purpose..red for an alert..blue for mail etc...that could also be integrated quite easily..

    The mice debate is a thorny one, one button vs two..I get by ok with one button but I am not a power user, two buttons would be better for a pro user. I just thought one of those steel finishes under the polycarbonate like the old G4's would be nice
     
  16. IIc
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    Absolutely

    completely right..having everything metal would age very quickly...even a different texture or finish would go well..
     
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    dvdh

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    If you really *must* have a two button scroll mouse that matches your G5, maybe this one will do. (this has come up in Macrumors before)

    http://www.macmice.com/themouseal.html

    The keyboard, though, is still missing . . .
     

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  18. macrumors 6502a

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    I dunno.

    That would make the keyboards pretty heavy.
    Plus, that would mean that when you spill your soda on your keyboard, all of the holes on the bottom would mean that the soda spills out of the keyboard and into your desk. That doesn't bode well for new keyboard sales. :p
     
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    homerjward

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    hey, at least your keyboard wouldnt overheat, plus:

    *insert dangerous doses of sarcasm*
    maybe that would mean the new imac wouldnt have a wireless tablet display. it would have a wireless keyboard with a g5 in it. there would be no lag at long distances like with some bt keyboards and it would be able to correct your spelling before it got to the cpu. add 256mb of ram and a 4gb ipod mini hard drive and you can have a keyboard running os x. if you had a wired keyboard, you could just put a 2nd cinema display in your living room and have a fw keyboard with no need for a cpu, kinda like web tv, only less crappy. that's the new apple digital hub. connect your 23" hd display to one of those dvi hd tuners and you have a combo tv/computer, and you could even connect it to your stereo system thru the tuner to have the perfect home theater to stream internet video, watch tv, listen to itunes w/out an airport express, and even play games on your living room tv, with a fw cd rom. plus, being aluminum and with g5ish holes, it would be adequately cooled, although it would burn a hole thru your couch.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    yes the dirt is a big question, I have the standard keyboard + a wireless one... both a dirty... even more than the old white one wich they made a few years ago...

    and iSkin sells the protectors now... but I'm not using US QWERTY... its BE AZERTY so no protector for me...
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    My friend uses PCs, but loves macs, and when she came over and saw my white keyboard, her comment, "I liked the thin ones that came with the first iMacs the best"... to each their own.
     

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