Apple Aluminum Ultra-thin Keyboard... wow.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ScottFitz, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    What a freaking difference. Grabbed one of these for 49 bucks at Best Buy today (by the way, kudos to Apple and Best Buy for converging right down the street from my home!).

    What a huge improvement over that white and plexiglass one that came with my iMac a year ago. Excellence in design and performance.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I have to say, I was kinda nervous about the new keyboard when I first saw it, however after using it, I really like it.
     
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  4. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    I'm using the wireless one right now, it's real nice.
     
  5. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I love the feel. With a number pad it would be the best wireless keyboard in the universe!
     
  6. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I guess I'll be the lone (so far) voice and say that I put away the aluminum one that came with my new iMac and switched back to my old wireless (white/plexi). I like the feel of this one much better.
     
  7. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    how its named

    c-A n-A d-A

    phonetically... C eh, N eh D eh

    :)


    ooooh Canada! all of the US best comedians. long live john candy
     
  8. TraustiB macrumors member

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    I've been wanting to buy the new small alumi keyboard but they haven't arrived yet in Iceland :( After I got my MBP I started to dislike the white/plexi wireless keyboard, its so ... big, much more work to type and I do more errors.

    Can't wait, they land next week (XP?). I'll buy 8 :D
     
  9. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I have used the powerbook keyboard for years, and was always skeptical of the Macbooks (especially once I saw it go into the iMac I planned on buying), but after getting the iMac, I have to say, best keyboard ever. It is some much faster and more comfortable.
     
  10. Cloudane macrumors 65816

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    Yep, add me to the list of people who were extremely skeptical about it but found that it's a superb design. I was worried about tactile feedback, ease of keypresses and all that, but it's got just the right amount... now when I'm on the PC at work I feel like I'm using a typewriter there's so much travel in the keys.
     
  11. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    I still love the soft touch of my macbook pro, but the new iMac one is great...

    ...one problem; mine is the UK version, and whenever i go for the enter key, i press /

    my macbook pro was a US import, so it'll just take a little getting used to...

    ... i dunno why we in the UK can't just have the same keyboard as the US, with a £ instead of the $ really annoying!!

    the other problem, my 3 key is a little stiffer to press than all the others, this might require a take back.
     
  12. SteadyHand macrumors newbie

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    Cable is a bit short

    I love the feel of the keyboard, but, I find myself unable to extend the keyboard out to far because of the cable. Does the aftermarket keyboard have a longer cable? I would get it if it did.
     
  13. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Mine came with an extension cable.
     
  14. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    glad I got mine, too

    I needed a keyboard for while using my PB in clamshell mode. I looked at the Kensington and MacAlly ones. Both had strengths and weaknesses.

    In the end, I got the wired aluminum Apple keyboard. I'm SO glad. I know it's hardware functions are well integrated with the OS, and will remain so for a long time. And damn is it sexy! Allow me to show it in action:
     

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  15. jnc macrumors 68020

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    So many changes... :( Some for the better, like notebook-style brightness buttons, plus playback controls.


    But the lower profile, less travel, rearranged layout, laptop sized direction keys and no numpad on the BTs, gah! I'll stick with the old wieldy white BT until I'm forced to adjust, lol.
     
  16. acxz macrumors regular

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    I love the new keyboard. I've even hidden the bookmarks bar in Safari so I can type web addresses in because I like using it so much :p
     
  17. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I miss the "open-Apple" key... :(

    (runs off crying....)
     
  18. SteadyHand macrumors newbie

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    Great news.

    Thanks Stealth.
     
  19. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    I'm using the wireless aluminum but ehh it's just a keyboard :confused:
     
  20. smee macrumors member

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    I absolutely love mine!
    I got it when I bought my mini, and now (compared to the old honky tonk keyboard I had before) I can type 50+ words a minute!

    Thanks Steve!! :apple:
     
  21. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I as well was skeptical, but I'm liking it quite a bit... except for the rearranged fn keys at the top. Why the heck did they shift dashboard/expose stuff way over to the left and move the sound and brightness to the right? That's not how it's set up on my MBP, and that's not where the default expose stuff was on the old "unlabeled" ones either.

    Besides, I use dashboard and expose more than sound, so I'd much rather have it on the righthand side.

    Hmm... maybe they were thinking it should be on the left so it's accessible if your right hand is on the mouse. Makes sense, but then they should have done that years ago when expose was first implemented (and STILL IS on the rest of their keyboards!).

    I also miss the apple key, but hey, it'll probably clarify for new users who don't know what "command" was supposed to be.
     
  22. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    OMG I LOVE THE NEW KEYBOARD I JUST CAME!!!!!1111 seriously guys... it's just a keyboard :confused:
     
  23. Cloudane macrumors 65816

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    Haha. Don't forget you're in an Apple forum ;)

    I love the style, but I HATE the new hotkey layout. Mostly because I have a G4 Powerbook too, so moving between them is highly annoying, why they couldn't have just left the layout alone I don't know. F13 to F19 are utterly pointless, why not put the media player keys there?!
     
  24. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Uniformity between the wired and wireless ones, I guess.

    Particularly annoying that they moved the volume controls and replaced them with blank keys! I suppose they can be configured to do the same thing somehow, though.
     
  25. joemama2413 macrumors member

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    i love the new keyboard, but i miss the :apple: symbol.
     

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