Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 Laser & Intel Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by David P, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. David P macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 Laser for Mac: I've heard this package doesn't work with the Intel Macs out there at the moment (reading reviews from CNET website- I appreciate they are over 6 months old).

    Does this setup still not work with Intel Macs or is there now a patch/driver (?) that works :)?

    Have Logitech updated this kit to something else as the reviews are mixed too?

    Best regards

    David
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I'm using an S530 on my Intel Mac right now, and I love it. Works great, and strangely the Logitech Software is even more stable on OS X than it is on Windows.
     
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    it has always worked on my Macbook Pro since i first had it in august of last yr. no patch or additional driver needed. but if you want to customize it, you'll have to install a preference panel item.
     
  4. David P thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your replies, that is great that it works with the Intel Macs... this does look one sweet combo!

    Any comments/complaints about the keyboard keys (or anything for that matter) like it says on this page:
    http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/335/C6952/

    Dave
     
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I rather like the keyboard. It's definitely different from the Apple one, and he's right that it doesn't feel "spongy". But I don't think a keyboard should be spongy, I think it should be more definitive and firm. The keys are interesting, they're somewhere between a classic PC keyboard feel and a laptop keyboard. It took me a couple days to get used to them, but I love them now.
     
  6. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    i didn't finish reading that, but i got the idea.

    the keys are as responsive as i need it to be. (from a type test i took earlier this week for fun, i type around 75 words per minutes, so i dont type slow nor only use two fingers), and they keyboard response to that just fine.

    it doesn't feel like a bad quality unit at all.

    i did hope it could've been bluetooth, however bluetooth doesn't transmit data fast enough, which will make most bluetooth unit unsuitable for a lot of situations. which is why you don't see the best mouses0 being bluetooth.

    this is a good combo, you'll like it if you get it.
     
  7. David P thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can appreciate your comments, as my dad has a microsoft media keyboard and it feels like you have to press a bit harder on the keys than you do, say for a laptop, but this isn't a bad thing, I guess it is what you are used to :)

    Dave
     

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