BT Mouse and Keyboard

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MacMaelstrom, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Well, BT Mice and Keyboards are outta tha bag. Only they're not an option yet for ordering new macs. So do we have to get a new Mac with wired keyboard, then pick a bluetooth one up extra? or is this to be an option?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    They seem to be an add-on accessory. You cannot substitute- so you end up paying for both wired and BT. But it's not so bad as I'd like to have a wired back-up for when the batteries go flat.

    I can't see the point of a cordless keyboard, and I like two buttons + scroll wheel on my mice now.
     
  3. macrumors G3

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    The wireless keyboard makes sense for a laptop so you don't have to keep plugging it in.

    On the mouse side, I agree with the 2 buttons w/scroll wheel.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    BT mouse and keyboard

    When I ordered my G5 dual I asked about wireless kb/mouse options. They didn't know anything about what Apple was going to offer. I ordered the logitech combo. What I didn't realize at the time was that bluetooth gets built in to the motherboard... I don't like the idea of an external add-on... Now I wish I had ordered the BT module and waited for the KB/mouse to come out. I'm not too keen on the looks of the logitech stuff or the size of the mouse: too big), but it works well. My G5 is due OOB 10-22, ordered 8-10.
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    these options are very tempting for my bluetooth enfused 12" powerbook. I already have an ext KB but its wired....a wireless one would be much cooler but since i'm in college i don't exactly have the cash yet.
     
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    wdlove

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    I am looking forward to having the wireles keyboard, won't miss the wire at all. A battery charger will take care of the problem with battery life.

    It seemed that when I checked the Apple store on ordering a G5, all that you would pay if the $69 for the keyboard. So it sounds like the G5 is Bluetoothe ready!
     
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    srobert

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    Anyone know waht that white piece of plastic is on the keyboard?

    [​IMG]

    Looks odd to me.
     
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    krhodus

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    The piece of plastic is on the keyboard is on the current emac keyboard. It seems to have no use, but I could be wrong.
     

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