Don't really like the iMac keyboard. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by vakej, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. vakej macrumors member

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    Hello:

    I purchased my intel 20" iMac last week. So far, it's great. I just don't like the keyboard. I like using the ergo style keyboards.

    Does anyone else have an issue with the keyboard? Any suggestions for an alternative keyboard?

    Thanks,

    VJ
     
  2. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    i for one love the iMac keyboard, in fact i'm using the wireless version right now. i feel the quality is better than that of the windows keyboards.

    if you have sufficient funds, the logitech dinovo keyboard/mouse combo's are nice. unfortunately, you cannot purchase each independantly. it's definitely important to try out a keyboard before purchase if you can.


    also, if you get a windows keyboard, you will have to live with a somewhat different and sometimes confuzzling arrangement of keys.

    S
     
  3. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Trade?

    Hey, I'll take it off your hands (no pun).

    I don't have an ergo keyboard for an exchange, but I have a Macally flat keyboard (which I used for two weeks). It types like notebook keyboards. link to the keyboard

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    PM me if interested in a trade. I should have the box at my folk's place.

    Good on you.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand your question, but I wanted to ask the obvious... if there are ergo keyboards you like, why don't you just buy one and plug it in? OS X supports basically any USB keyboard. :)
     
  5. vakej thread starter macrumors member

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    I do like ergo keyboards by microsoft...

    I know this is going to sound corny, but I'm trying to find a nice ergo keyboard that's the same color as the imac.

    When you look at the imac the white computer, keyboard, and mouse look really nice. Having a hard time finding a nice "bright" white ergo style keyboard.

    I know that must sound crazy, but I guess "style before comfort" :rolleyes:
     
  6. vga4life macrumors 6502

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    Logitech S530 wireless desktop. Vide:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E204LY

    Better keyboard, better mouse, no security worries like with bluetooth (it uses a tiny 27MHz RF USB dongle, so looks just like a USB kb and mouse to your mac), uses regular AAA batteries that last 6 months or more.

    -vga4life
     
  7. Macitis macrumors newbie

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    Love Hate

    :rolleyes: As much as love to beat up Microsoft, they do make excellent keyboards and mice. I also hate Apple's keyboards and have tried Logiteck and Kensington. Finally I bought a Microsoft Wireless Comfort keyboard and couldn't be happier with it.:D
     
  8. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Have you got Expose to work with it? I have that keyboard I can't program the functions keys for anything. I like the keyboard but I miss Expose.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried toggling the option "Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features" in Sys Prefs -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard?
     
  10. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Thanks! That fixed it. The keyboard shortcuts were unchecked for all the Expose and Dashboard features.
     
  11. vakej thread starter macrumors member

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    I did a search, and there are a few mac compatible ergo style keyboards. If anyone else is interested, below are a few links...

    Here are the links...

    http://www.fentek-ind.com/ergo.htm

    http://www.darwinkeyboards.com/smart_core.htm

    http://www.geek.com/hwswrev/dksmrtbd.htm

    http://www.infogrip.com/product_view.asp?RecordNumber=511&sbcolor=%23FF9966&option=keyboard&subcategory=2&CatTxt=Ergonomic&optiontxt=Keyboard

    I haven't decided which one to purchase. If and when I do purchase a ergo keyboard, I'll write a quick review...

    VJ
     

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