Apple Bluetooth Keyboard - Lag?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by y0zza, May 24, 2005.

  1. y0zza macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2005
    To those who have used this keyboard, is there any noticeable lag when typing?

    I've used several Logitech cordless keyboards, and there is noticeable lag on all of them. Even the latest MX3000 cordless desktop's keyboard has quite some lag, especially noticeable when typing quickly (~130+wpm). The MX700 mouse doesn't suffer this kind of lag though.

    I haven't used any bluetooth keyboard/mice, however, so I'd like to know how these fare wrt lag. I've ordered a new Dual 2.3GHz PowerMac G5 with the wireless bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo.
  2. Jopling macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2004
    Ive never noticed any lag with any bluetooth mouse or keyboard. I've used both of Apple's and the Logitech MX 800 (I think... its not around for me to look). Anyways its was Logitech's first 8 button bluetooth mouse.
  3. floatingspirit macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I use a new Apple keyboard with a new iMac. The only lag I notice is when using the keyboard after the computer has been dormant for a while. The computer wakes up, but its connection to the keyboard seems to take a few moments longer. Then there's no lag at all. It works great. Same goes for the wireless Kensington mouse we use.
  4. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
  5. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    i second that. i have an apple wireless keyboard at home and at work (both used with powerbooks) and the only lag is when the computer is just waking up from sleep. i'm a touch typer (55 wpm or so) and there's no lag when i'm going full speed.

  6. Etrain macrumors 6502


    Feb 26, 2005
    Land of Cleve
    I don't notice any lag with the keyboard. I love it!
  7. y0zza thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2005
    Thanks guys.

    I almost threw my new MX3000 keyboard out because of the lag. Looking forward to the new 2.3GHz PMG5. It'll be my first Mac since the Mac Classic (aside from the iMac G3 that I pulled out of a skip to try OS X on).
  8. kylepro88 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I've been having this lag problem A LOT lately. Its not the batteries and nothing has changed since the keyboard worked great. I haven't moved anything, nothing is obstructing the computer...everything is the same.

    Could it be my OSX installation? I've had small amounts of lag in a couple places on my MacPro that might be the culprit. I've never done a fresh install of OSX before...

    Could it just be time for a new keyboard too? It's not that old but its odd it would just start doing this.

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