Apple Keyboards

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Lopez.T.H., Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Lopez.T.H. macrumors regular

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    Can an Apple keyboard hook up to a PC? Im looking at a wireless apple keyboard.
     
  2. Verto macrumors 6502a

    Verto

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    Why would you want to? The Bluetooth Apple Keyboard (and Mouse) are terrible. Beautiful design, but poor battery life, and the mouse is a burden to use.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    The battery life on the mouse isn't great (about 2 months), but I've had my computer about 7 months, and the original batteries in keyboard are still going strong (last I looked the meter was at 35%).

    ..But I don't think either the BT keyboard or mouse will work with a PC. :(
     
  4. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    I like the apple keyboards. Mouse I would rather use a logitech but I do keep the keyboards.

    And yes you can use it with a PC.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Not according to Apple...
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Same here- I use a "wired" Apple Keyboard (for the 2 extra USB ports) and a Logitech MX500 Optical Mouse.

    And as Dr. Dastardly said, you should be able to use an Apple Keyboard with a PC, although you might have to rearrange some of the keys in windows.
     
  7. bgd macrumors regular

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    Where is this meter? Not something I've come across.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    Best Widget ever invented! :D I hate when I have to pay for things like widgets, but this one was designed and works so well I didn't mind $5.
    miniStat2

    or...

    go to system preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Bluetooth, it will give you an idea of how much juice you've got left.
     
  9. bgd macrumors regular

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    Great.

    After about 3 months of mini ownership both mouse and keyboard show 100% battery life. Turn them off when not in use, though.
     

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