Apple wired keyboard, loud space bar?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jgmacrum, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. jgmacrum macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2009
    Hi there,

    I just got an apple wired keyboard after having used the wireless one for a while. All of the keys but the spacebar sound just like the ones on the wireless, but the spacebar is MUCH louder. Is this normal, or is this a defect?

    If it is a defect, I purchased this on Amazon - would the process for me to be to go to my local apple store to see if they'll exchange it, or do I have to go through Amazon?
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    Pretty normal I'd say, I found the space bar on my new-style Apple keyboard (flat keys) louder than the one on my older one (curved-style keys).
  3. jgmacrum thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2009
    Yeah I got to check out a few others around the office & from friends and you're right. Mine seems to be worse than the rest, but not so much that it's radically different. Oh well.
  4. flignar macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009

    This is a terrible's perhaps 3x louder, the key feel is very different, and I think the keys are even higher... it's literally more like a PC keyboard. Can we find out how to tell the new from old so I can find an old one! I'd pay $75 for one (incl. shipping).
  5. slicktor macrumors member


    Jul 4, 2010
    I noticed a louder space bar key as well when i bought mine. I think it is normal cause the space bar itself is larger.

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