Alternating use of Wireless keyboard on 2 systems?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by redhat84, May 31, 2014.

  1. redhat84 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2013

    i asked myself if it's possible to alternatively use my Apple Wireless Keyboard on 2 systems (not simultaneously).

    Why am i asking? I am planning to build a nice windows rig for gaming purposes only. Therefore i'd go for a little USB Bluetooth dongle to connect the keyboard with the windows machine (no onboard Bluetooth).

    Do you think i can easily switch between the two devices (even if it's not very comfy) or am i missing something? For me, the worse solution is a second keyboard...

    Thanks for your hints in advance!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I believe you'll have to pair it to each system every time you switch it, I could be wrong but I've run into issues similar to that when using the Magic Mouse on two different systems
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Logitech makes a couple of Apple-styled wireless keyboards that are designed to pair with multiple systems, & switch back and forth easily. It's rather cumbersome to do with the Apple keyboard.
  4. redhat84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2013
    I ordered a second keyboard now - seems to be the best solution. Thanks for the hints, they confirmed my thoughts.

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