is there a wireless keyboard with the number pad?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mikeqls, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    just wondering if apple will do a wireless number pad keyboard. i use my current windows pc number pad quite a bit and would miss it as and when i transfer to the new machine.

    If they dont do one - any ideas why not??
     
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    Because the average user doesn't use it that much. I however use it all the time on my work pc but almost never on the mac.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I ordered the little wireless one with the new iMac to see how I get on with it (can always go back to the wired one later). So far, haven't missed the numeric pad yet. Still groping for the cursor keys and missed a delete key once. But, it's early days yet and I haven't done any heavy word processing stuff where I'll likely miss the extra editing keys.
     
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    ok thanks guys..looks like i'll just see if i do miss it....i can always resort to a wired one or if not i quite like the look of the logitech one.
    thanks
     
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    It has had some terrible reviews on Amazon, poor build quality, high failure rate. That has put me off considering it, but maybe others have had a different experience. I will miss being able to use a number pad.
     
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    Which one? I'm considering my options as well.
     
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    zhenya

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    I just purchased one of these in black for my work setup. Key feel is not quite as good as the Apple keyboards, but the layout and key stroke, thickness and overall footprint are similar to the Apple ones. It's nice to have a wireless keyboard that you'll never have to think about charging.
     
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    I just got my Logitech K750 (in black though, which I think looks nicer) and love it, possibly even more than the full size apple keyboard I was using for the past 5 years. The ONLY complaint is no light on the caps lock key, but the fact that I never have to charge it or buy batteries more than makes up for that. Also having a power switch on top is useful so that the cats don't wake my computer in the middle of the night.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    I have this and it works great. Actually has a backspace and delete key (which I find useful). I don't have a very bright room and keep it in the drawer a lot and never seen the charge drop below 100% yet.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    That looks quite nice.. but the reviews don't look so good :(.
    I've got my first Mac (iMac) and have chosen the wireless keyboard to see how I get on with it - will buy the wired one if I feel the need to have a number pad.
     

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