Keyboard and mighty mouse cord length?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cgi101, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. cgi101 macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    I'm going to be ordering a new 20" iMac with dual core.

    I'm just wondering if anyone knows the cord lengths of both the keyboard and mighty mouse that come with it?

    I want to know if there will be room for the display to be on my desk, and the cables to loop behind the table (down+forward) to my keyboard tray. I have heard the cables that come with it are super short.

    Any help would be appreciated =)


  2. cgi101 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Well I found a store with iMac's on display, and saw the teeny tiny cords!!!

    From my research on the forum, I understand that some apple retail keyboards come with a USB extension cord for the keyboard. Can someone who recently bought a dual core iMac let me know if their's came with one?

  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Too bloody short.

    I bought an Apple keyboard and it came with an extension cord (which you can't use with anything else as it has a groove in it). You'll definitely need an extension cable if you want it to go that far.

    I think the Mighty Mouse cable is 29" long. Doesn't bother me that much as it's plugged into the keyboard.
  4. raythepa macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Just did a quick measure of the cord length of the PC equipment in my office.

    Gateway mouse - 6'
    IBM keyboard - 6'
  5. cgi101 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Thanks for your help.

    Do you know if the non-retail apple keyboard that comes with the new iMacs also includes the extension?
  6. solidbreakz macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2004
    that would be a YES. Just plug the mouse into one of the USB 1.1 ports on the keyboard itself and loop the keyboard cord/extenstion whereever you want.

    Keyboard cord length: 3'
    Mouse cord length: 3'
    Extension cord length: 3'

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