apple keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by maycontainnutz, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. maycontainnutz macrumors member

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  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    yep, it does

    Is it the wired/less one, or a laptop keyboard?
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'm not a fan at all. I don't see the appeal of it, I'd much rather have something slim like the PowerBooks keyboard. I do all my essays on it because it's so quiet and responsive. I'm not even too pleased with the BT Mighty Mouse. But the iMac itself is absurdly incredible.
     
  4. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    The mac keyboard is the nicest keyboard I have ever owned! PERIOD.

    I love the feel of the keys and the clear casing all the way around it awesome.

    I was a PC user only a few weeks ago... I really love all the features integrated to this keyboard... (i.e. volume, mute, eject, etc.)


    The mighty mouse on the other hand isn't so great for FPS games.. But it is sweet for everything else.
     
  5. shecky Guest

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    love the way it feels... love the way it looks..............


    .......until you look closely and see all the dirt and whatnot accumulating under the sexy clear plastic. doh!
     
  6. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    fortunately it's easy enough to pop the keys off.. just be sure to put them back in the right order.. :p
     
  7. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    Apple makes some of the highest quality products but i must say they're keyboards are deplorable. Every Apple keyboard i've owned has had an unven feel and after a year the keys get stuck.
     
  8. maycontainnutz thread starter macrumors member

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    i got it so that i won't wear off my MBP's keys, and this baby is awesome... it feels great, looks amazing and just works with me... i code a lot so after time my last iBook had worn out keys... don't want that to happen with my MBP... so it was a great buy for me :D
     
  9. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Bleh. Get a proper keyboard and you'll notice a difference. Even Dell's freebie keyboard has a better feel, and that's saying something. The Apple keyboard sneaks up on you as it's a very high quality looking piece of kit. It's weighty, apparently well screwed together and looks cool. It's after you type on it for a bit that the true horrors become apparent.

    Bring back the Ergonomic keyboard... coolest keyboard ever, very comfy to use and properly built too (well, better than the current one at least).
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    We must be getting different keyboards from Dell. :p

    While I don't love my iMac's KB, it's not bad. At work I'm still using an ancient (5+ years) Dell Quietkey PS/2 keyboard which weighs a ton has great tactile feedback and generally rocks, but most of the stuff I've seen from them recently is much worse than the Apple KB.

    B
     
  11. bmbrian macrumors newbie

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    coffee on keyboard

    my daughter gave my keyboard a coffee break. Is there life after a coffee spill. I tried to vacum keyboard and then dried it off. Still does not work.
    any suggestions??


    BM
     
  12. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    They look a lot worse for sure. Cheap and nasty. And they jump around too if you hit them a bit hard. But after a while of use they still feel a heck of a lot better than Apple's snaggy crappy (but much better looking of course) article.
     
  13. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't been a fan of Apple keyboards since they moved away from the layout of their classic keyboards such as the Extended and Design boards. I still mostly use a Macally iKey because I was never able to get used to the mushier keys of the newer Apple keyboards. I do love the looks of the newer keyboards though, especially the black Pro keyboard that came with my Cube.
     
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    I like my apple KB... could it be better? Yeah, probably. I'm a sucker for spring loaded keys... there's just something about that feel.

    But, that said, this keyboard has been great. It's got good feel/feedback, it looks great, and well, I just like it :). It's probably my second favorite keyboard.
     
  16. Anthony82 macrumors newbie

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    Keyboard Question

    How in the world can I get the New Keyboard to work on a Windows Xp Computer. I have seen on this site people saying they can get them to work on there's I havent a clue how, because when I plug mine in it just says it wont work, Error Code 10, when i try to find Drivers for it, I tried that Apple Pro Driver thingy that doesnt even work when you try it, I tried using the Bootcamp Keyboard Driver that doesnt work, SO you people who claim to get it to work, please tell me the Magic Secret because it aint working for me. Im getting tired of searching for a answer. It would help alot if somone knew how to get it to work. Thanks :confused:
     
  17. vanzskater272 macrumors regular

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    I just bought one yesterday and I love how it looks. And it feels ok to type on also. But I wish that the keys lit up.
     
  18. Egaas macrumors newbie

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    If they made a black one, i'd buy one to use on my PC.
     
  19. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Everyone's different, but I can't use the short PowerBook keys as well. And then it's so small and cramped. I found my new Apple keyboard to be *TOO* responsive at first, I was typing multiple characters in a row often (no, not because of my Delay Until Repeat setting).

    Every Apple keyboard I've owned has worked far past the useful life of the computer, every bit as well though a bit dirtier than when they were new. ;) Never experienced an "uneven feel".

    What, the bluetooth keyboard? The wired one works fine.

    I think the Apple Keyboard is the best "default" keyboard by far to come with a computer. Yes, it would be nice if there was a more ergonomic option, but as far as straight keyboards go it's great. I've used the default Dell keyboards and I can't stand them, the keys are so tall and stiff.
     
  20. Anthony82 macrumors newbie

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    Every Apple keyboard I've owned has worked far past the useful life of the computer, every bit as well though a bit dirtier than when they were new. ;) Never experienced an "uneven feel".


    What, the bluetooth keyboard? The wired one works fine.

    NO the White USB one that comes with your IMAC when you buy it, My other one's Shift key broke off and my friend did it with his bass he hit it while I was fliming him for a Music Video, so he bought me a new one so I now have 2 and I want to use it on my Home Made PC it has a AMD Atholn 64 Processor in it, 1gb of ramm not like that matters. But all I know is you all say it works for you but then I try it and it doesnt work on both my 3 of my PC's im using XP PRO SP2 and Media Center SP1 on the Labtop and on that one the old Green EMAC keyboard will work but not on XP PRO dont know why. So maybe a fresh Reboot will help it ?? :confused:
     
  21. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I still have the old style one (with the USB 1.1 ports that stick out of the back), got it free off a mate a while ago, its great. It's getting a bit grotty now tho, but I guess thats what happens after a few years without cleaning whiteness. Looking to upgrade to the newer one, but does the newer one have USB 2 ports on it?
     
  22. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    I do like my apple keyboard. When i get my iMac i'll have two of these babies. The feel and look is awesome, my keyboard still looks brand new after using it for a long time. But the mighty mouse...it sure looks good but i don't like the feel of it.
     
  23. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    Apple keyboards are very good

    I like Apple's BT keyboard. I have three of them for my notebooks.No wire to connect (no wear and tear on USB port, not to mention the convenience of being wireless) and its battery life is decent. I can wake up sleeping MPB/PB/iBook by pressing a key on BT keyboards. I tried MS's ergonomic keyboard; I admit that type of keyboard is very nice feel to it and I think it would be also to my hands. But, I don't like those base station dongle things which I need to attach to my Macs' USB port or USB hubs.
    The wired Apple keyboard is good as well (which is lighter than BT keyboard because it does not need batteries). I use it with one of my Macs which don't move too much at my place.
     
  24. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    i didn't have to do anything, opened up the box, plugged it into my crappy Compaq Presario and SHAZZAM! works perfect!
     

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