Looking for Keyboard

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dragonball05, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. dragonball05 macrumors member

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    I'm looking for a nice wired usb keyboard that would work at the same time with a powerbook and a pc laptop. Any suggestions?
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    any keyboard really would work, i like apple i have both the USB and bluetooth and i love them both
     
  4. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    I perfer logitech cause their stuff just works for me.
     
  5. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Logitech is coming out with new keyboards along with the G7 mouse.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I have to agree with you katie, I absolutely love my Apple Keyboard- its awsome! :D
     
  7. dragonball05 thread starter macrumors member

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    i thought the G7 is for windows only!
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Logitech tends to sell very nice peripherals. I loved my MX500 optical mouse when I still used my PeeCee. I also have used some of their keyboards- all worked very nicely.

    Can not seem to go wrong with Logitech, at least not
    from my very positive experiences with them.
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Define "at the same time"? Do you mean with a USB switchbox?
     
  10. dragonball05 thread starter macrumors member

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  11. dragonball05 thread starter macrumors member

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    oh no no. i mean: using it with a mac.. and then my wife using it with her pc laptop. not at really at the same time!!!! i just want it to work with both.
    sorry about the confusion.
     
  12. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Another vote for the Apple KB. The only Apple KB that I didn't really enjoy was the mini ones that came with the B&W G3, early G4s and iMacs. That being said the new ones are top notch.
     
  13. dragonball05 thread starter macrumors member

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    why does logitech's site then have PC on some keyboards and PC.Mac on some others??
     
  14. Toreador93 macrumors regular

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    I just bought an apple keyboard for my PC. My cheap belkin keyboard started having some problems with a few random keys so I thought I'd treat myself to a better keyboard :)

    Only things to remember are:

    -Alt and Windows key are switched
    -"Clear" key on the keypad is Number Lock
    -There doesn't appear to be a button that serves as an "insert" key, if you're into that sort of thing
     
  15. dragonball05 thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm getting the apple keyboard. thanks for all the advice!
     
  16. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I also like the current line of Apple Pro Keyboards that appeared after the mini-keyboard version (which I still have and use).

    But, if I had to purchase a separate keyboard then I would go for the $30 USD OS X keyboard or the $99 USD Tactile Pro Keyboard . Both are Matias Products.

    Both keyboards are labeled with international characters, accents, punctuation, currency, and other symbols that are available by holding down the Option or Shift+Option keys
     
  17. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm, if you still haven't gotten it yet; I like the look of this Macally Keyboard and Mouse Combo and buy(dot)com has a deal for it for only $19.99 here.
     
  18. dragonball05 thread starter macrumors member

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    the thing is, i've tried the apple keyboard (the system administrator has one) and i liked it... only one question: is it true these get sticky sometimes? that is, sometimes you'd be writing and you get words like thhis. i'm talking about
    the newest white apple keyboards..
     
  19. zagato27 macrumors 65816

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    Macally IceKey. Great action, very crisp. Good looking to boot. Cheers
     
  20. dragonball05 thread starter macrumors member

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    got the apple keyboard, and it is never sticky. works perfectly with both mac and pc. i like it.
     

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