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Apple Keyboard and Mouse Prices Cut

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ThinkSecret reports that Apple has cut prices on the Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse to $59 and $49 respectively.

They also suggest that wireless accessories are in the works, but are unable to provide much confirmation.

Recent reports have indicated that the current Pro models have been End of Life'd. Users also report that Apple's keyboard and mouse are now designated with a "Wired" designation in the Apple Store.
 

applemacdude

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Maybe apple will introduce wireless accesories later this month or maybe not. Wireless will need bluetooth won't it? And the only place you can get is at apple online right?:confused:

we will see...
 
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zer0army

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Jan 28, 2003
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I just hope our G5's wont ship with the plastic keyboard and mouse, only to have new alu wireless ones announced a month later.
 
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blueBomber

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hopefully, Apple doesn't go with the metal look for their input devices also. MS does this with their Explorer mouse, and while it looks sharp for a little while, eventually the paint wears off and your left with a rather trashy looking piece of plastic
 
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Kid Red

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Dec 14, 2001
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Why are there 2 negative ratings for this? Man, lol, I can't get over this ratings thing.

Anyways, hopefully by August/Sept, we'll get a matching keyboard and finally a 2 button mouse.
 
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Rx7 Fan

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But Unlike Microsoft, I think Apple has the ability to get things right the first time. With that said, I believe if apple should choose the the aluminum look for both mouse and keyboard, the paint wont be coming off any time soon:D
 
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Longey Nowze

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well... this is good news, but I really dont like wireless keyboards and mice, i hate the fact that you have to recharge them.
my sister has a logitech wireless mouse and keyboard, the black ones with some metallic looking parts, they're ok, but i the mouse is heavy cuz of the batteries, she noticed it when she got then i noticed it too, we both have RSI/RMI, a heavy mouse doesn't help.
one other thing i like about the wired keyboard is the USB ports, one if for the mouse, the other i use for the camera and other things, i like that.

Thank You
MaT
 
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GroundLoop

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I am very much looking forward to a wireless mouse and keyboard. It would make integration into my entertainment system that much easier. Maybe we will see something next week.

Hickman
 
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TylerL

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Jan 2, 2002
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...weren't both the Mouse and Keyboard each $59 to begin with?
 
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cesar

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Re: Apple Keyboard and Mouse Prices Cut

Users also report that Apple's keyboard and mouse are now designated with a "Wired" designation in the Apple Store. [/B]

what does "Wired" mean??? explain me....
 
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bitfactory

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Re: Re: Apple Keyboard and Mouse Prices Cut

Originally posted by cesar
what does "Wired" mean??? explain me....

uh - as in it has a wire attached to it.
 
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macnews

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Originally posted by zer0army
I just hope our G5's wont ship with the plastic keyboard and mouse, only to have new alu wireless ones announced a month later.

Naw, it will figure if you ordered your G5 right after the announcement you will get the old mouse and keyboard. Some lucky person might get the new mouse and keyboard but I wouldn't count on it.

I am waiting until after the expo formaly known as MWNY to order mine - holding out hopes maybe new powerbooks, mice, etc.
 
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cesar

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Re: Re: Re: Apple Keyboard and Mouse Prices Cut

oohh, I was think like wired, strange or something like that
 
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zoozx

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Originally posted by macnews
Naw, it will figure if you ordered your G5 right after the announcement you will get the old mouse and keyboard. Some lucky person might get the new mouse and keyboard but I wouldn't count on it.

I am waiting until after the expo formaly known as MWNY to order mine - holding out hopes maybe new powerbooks, mice, etc.

Dream on, Apple is not going to screw early purchasers of a G5. That is laughable. :rolleyes:
 
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Anna

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May 25, 2003
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I have used some wireless mice/keyboard and they can be very jerky and can drop out, especially if you are not directly in front of the receiver, gimme wired any day, especially for desktop publishing work.
 
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nickmcghie

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Jul 16, 2002
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Apple Keyboard and Mouse Prices Cut

Originally posted by cesar
oohh, I was think like wired, strange or something like that

umm.. "wired" and "weird" are two different words
 
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DrGruv1

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Jan 29, 2002
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I have always spent another $150 getting akeyboard i like and turbo mouse... maybe this time i won't have to.

I'd really like to see a fuller, larger keyboard and a multi-button mouse
 
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hayesk

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As long as it's not standard - I don't want wireless. I don't think they'll ship standard anyway. Schools would hate them - you can't really secure a wireless mouse in an unsupervised lab without a cable attached to it.
 
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ebow

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Originally posted by DrGruv1
I have always spent another $150 getting akeyboard i like and turbo mouse... maybe this time i won't have to.

I'd really like to see a fuller, larger keyboard and a multi-button mouse

How much fuller a keyboard do you want? Apple's has, what, 108 keys? Don't tell me you want one with an "Internet" key or a little picture of a rocket (think Compaq's launch keys).
 
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frozenstar

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Jan 6, 2003
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There's no doubt that Apple's implementation of a bluetooth mouse would be the best in the industry, especially considering that they only have to compete with one other sorry excuse for a bluetooth mouse.

Perhaps they'll integrate a small lithium-ion battery into the mouse and provide a detachable cable (firewire or USB) to allow you to charge the battery while using the mouse at the same time. That seems like the most elegant solution. But, can they do it while keeping the costs down?
 
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frozenstar

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Originally posted by hayesk
As long as it's not standard - I don't want wireless. I don't think they'll ship standard anyway. Schools would hate them - you can't really secure a wireless mouse in an unsupervised lab without a cable attached to it.

We were forced to replace all of the ball mice with optical mice in the computer labs at my university because the students were actually stealing the balls. How pathetic can people be? I'm surprised they haven't been pulling the keys right off the damn keyboards!
 
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