Which Apple Keyboard you like the most?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Joeytpg, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Joeytpg macrumors 6502

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    i Like the old apple keyboards better (the black ones that had the USB ports on the sides) i believe they came with the G3 powermac and G3 imacs

    i have an iMac G5 (isight imac) and even though i use the apple keyboard, i don't really dig it that much. Being white makes it look dirtier faster, and it doesn't feel too soft.

    What's the dif between those G3 keyboards and the current ones? could i buy one of those from ebay and use it with my iMac G5 w/ Tiger?
     
  2. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    I like the one I use at work and on my old machines at home -

    [​IMG]

    The white ones which came with my iMacs are the best, though.
     
  3. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    Ah ... and ADB Extended II ... Damn I miss that thing.
    Best keyboard EVER
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i love the keyboard on the MacBook. It works just as i want it to. I don't really like the other Apple keyboards, though. They are a bit too stiff and noisy.

    Yes, the G3 keyboard will work with your iMac :)
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i'm quite content with my Apple BT keyboard and the one built into my MBP (although i don't have much choice there).
     
  6. Joeytpg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that's what i feel. I like Notebooks keyboards a lot more than desktop, and i was wondering if the iMac G3 keyboard is softer than the current ones, because i tried one once and even though it was not "notebook soft" it was a lot softer and less stiff than the current :apple: keyboards (desktops)
     
  7. marco114 macrumors 6502

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    old keyboards that rocked

    The old Apple //e keyboards rocked. They were solid and made that clackity-clack and I could type 80+ wpm on it. The first Mac 128k keyboards were pretty good. Nothing beats an old IBM PC keyboard from the late 80s.

    [​IMG]

    The Apple Extended Keyboard 2 was pretty nice. They were nice and solid (they were beige). Since then, I don't think any computer manufacturer has made a decent keyboard. Those old keyboards were like $200+ so nowadays, it's hard to compete with $15 keyboard. Anyways.

    [​IMG]

    marc
     
  8. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    I love my Apple BT Keyboard it took me awhile to get used to it though. It's a little different than regular ole pc keyboards.
     
  9. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    The best keyboard I've ever used was the Apple Pro Keyboard.

    prokeyboard1.jpg
     
  10. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    did that come with the Performa 6400 by chance?
     
  11. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

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    I like my bluetooth Apple keyboard, but actually prefer to type on my MBP's keyboard.
     
  12. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    I think so ... One came with our PowerMac 6400 (basically a re-badged Performa) way back in ... 96-97 I guess.

    I've actually considered getting an ADB-USB adapter so that I could use that killer keyboard again. Great mechanical keyswitch feel, good resounding clack, horribly annoying to anyone thats not actually doing the typing on it :)
     
  13. Joeytpg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where can i buy that keyboard??? (NEW?)
     
  14. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    That's the keyboard I use...and I love it to death. The new white ones feel cheaper and they get dirty very easily.

    Joeytpg: I'm sure you can find them on ebay for really cheap. They came with old powermacs in the late 90's early 2000s.
     
  15. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I love the current Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. It feels nice to type on, and it doesn't take up a single inch more space than it has to.
     

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