Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

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Apple released a Wireless Keyboard and Mouse today.

The new peripherals cost $69.00 each and look similar to their wired counterparts. Both requires Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later and a bluetooth interface on your Macintosh.

The Keyboard uses 4 AA batteries while the Mouse uses 2 AA batteries. The batteries for the Keyboard are said to last 9 months, while the batteries for the Mouse are said to last 3 months.
 

mvc

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Jul 11, 2003
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Missed the boat here

Where is the second button and the scroll wheel - this is a very weak offering.

Damn thing looks like a dildo. ( A very wide one perhaps):p
 

Hattig

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Jan 3, 2003
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Well, the footprint of the keyboard is nice (very compact), but the function keys are crammed right up against the number keys - I like a gap there.

I take it the tiny return key is a US keyboard design flaw?

I really honestly think that it is time that Apple offered a two or three button mouse in addition to its one button mouse.

Also, the styling could match the G5 systems more.
 

simX

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May 28, 2002
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Blah, blah, blah, no multiple buttons, no scroll wheel, blah, blah, blah.

Would you guys like to complain about the lack of a PowerBook G5 in here, too? :rolleyes:

NEXT.
 

punter

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Feb 22, 2003
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one button? if they just had two buttons they would sell a million more.

I thought i might get first post there but not by a long shot.

Plus they're (probably?) going to bundle these mice with their pro machines. How unfortunate.
 

Hattig

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Originally posted by simX
Blah, blah, blah, no multiple buttons, no scroll wheel, blah, blah, blah.

Would you guys like to complain about the lack of a PowerBook G5 in here, too? :rolleyes:

NEXT.
:rolleyes: back at you

The former is relevant to a thread about the new mouse! The latter isn't. So what is your point?

Apple should offer both a uni-button mouse and a mouse that will cater for the professionals as well. At least if they did then the jokes about single button mice can be resolved. Quite why Apple has consistently ignored its customers over this issue is beyond me. It is only a mouse.
 

aethier

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Feb 1, 2003
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What a dissapointment, they look just like the apple "keyboard" and "mouse" they could have at least made they keyboard aluminum, like the powerbooks.. i for one will be sticking with the logitech MX700.

aethier
 

Cooknn

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Aug 23, 2003
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Single button, and no wheel :confused: Ya know, that's the one thing about Apple that keeps my 8th grader from using the Mac in his computer lab...
 

HenrikDK

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Sep 16, 2003
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So pleased that finally Apple is also offering a cordless mouse and keyboard, BUT a one-button mouse with no scroll whell / function..... that's simply not good enough in the year 2003.

Why doesn't Apple just offer two versions of their mouse (eg: a one-button mouse like the one just introduced and a 2-button mouse with scroll wheel / function)?

...or is that not possible using Bluetooth technology; I think MS' Bluetooth mouse has these features!?
 

crazedbytheheat

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Aug 23, 2003
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Originally posted by simX
Blah, blah, blah, no multiple buttons, no scroll wheel, blah, blah, blah.

Would you guys like to complain about the lack of a PowerBook G5 in here, too? :rolleyes:

NEXT.
So, you're saying you never have to control-click for a context menu or scroll through a long page of items? I recently had to point out to another potential Apple customer that you can go buy 3rd party mice to get extra buttons and a scroll wheel. This is clearly a weakness in the Apple line! I'm totally mystified as to why Apple refuses to accomodate the overwhelming demand of its cusomers in this area.
 

ZildjianKX

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May 18, 2003
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Yeah, Apple blew hard on this.

What happened to my dream rechargeable aluminum mouse w/ two buttons + a clickeable scrollwheel?

As someone posted in another forum...

"Apple can stick it up their :eek: "
 

tazznb

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Jul 22, 2002
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This mouse won't fare well against the cheese grater G5

Originally posted by punter
one button? if they just had two buttons they would sell a million more.

I thought i might get first post there but not by a long shot.

Plus they're (probably?) going to bundle these mice with their pro machines. How unfortunate.
Ummmmm... They aren't going to sell any mouse.
 

tazznb

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Jul 22, 2002
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I believe the mouse hiccup to be a Steve Jobs issue...

He's never going to be man enough to won up to the fact that the one button mouse looses badly to a mouse made elsehere.

Oh, well.... guess who won't be buying this wireless mouse-keyboard combo.:mad:
 

gotohamish

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Jul 15, 2001
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What a bunch of complainers!

They've at least given you the option!!!

And the 3rd party companies are still there to serve you.

If you wouldn't use one anyway, then it's unlikely that you'd use the regular wired ones anyway - you'd go 3rd party.

SO, if that's what you do, then it's a GOOD THING if they bundle them, as you'll get MORE BACK when you eBay them!

Whinge whinge whinge.
 

Hattig

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Originally posted by gotohamish
What a bunch of complainers!

They've at least given you the option!!!
No they haven't! There is no 2 or 3 button mouse! What option is that?

There are no complaints about the bluetooth aspect!
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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Originally posted by scottlee
OMG... still one button! :rolleyes:
https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=380969

Now that's funny...

At least people still have a two-button mouse to look forward to, maybe.

Then they can complain about the lack of scroll-wheels for awhile.
 

johnnowak

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Jul 24, 2003
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It's like you people never heard of the freakin page up and page down buttons.

Works much faster, and less prone to finger cramps and pain.

As for the right click.. the key command is usually faster anyway, so who cares? For those things where you NEED to control click, or for programs that require multi-button mice... they're 50 bucks. Go buy one.
 

esheep2001

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Jul 22, 2002
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Is it just me, or do other people think that the sales of BT mice will be exactly zero?

Anyone think Apple may get the message then?

Anyone here actually going to buy one? I may get a KB but the mouse?!

Mark my words, the mice will start to become standard on BT enabled systems soon.

e.
 

ssamani

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Nov 20, 2002
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Originally posted by Hattig
No they haven't! There is no 2 or 3 button mouse! What option is that?

There are no complaints about the bluetooth aspect!
Go to a third party. If Apple makes a software product that pushes out a competitor, everyone complains about them abusing their position. If they don't compete with peripheral makers and abuse their position there, what happens? Everyone complains. Just go out and buy some other company's mouse.

Sanj
 

esheep2001

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Jul 22, 2002
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Originally posted by johnnowak
It's like you people never heard of the freakin page up and page down buttons.

Works much faster, and less prone to finger cramps and pain.

As for the right click.. the key command is usually faster anyway, so who cares? For those things where you NEED to control click, or for programs that require multi-button mice... they're 50 bucks. Go buy one.
I did, but I was pi**ed that I didn't have a choice NOT to buy a single button mouse with my iMac. By all means force me to go and buy a peripheral I want, but don't force me to buy one I don't!

e.
 

gotohamish

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Originally posted by Hattig
No they haven't! There is no 2 or 3 button mouse! What option is that?

There are no complaints about the bluetooth aspect!
I disagree. The option is with 3rd parties.

If Apple offered Apple-branded versions of everything the 3rd party vendors offered, then they'd all close down and not support the Mac platform - which is the opposite of what we need.

I would LOVE an Apple branded 2-button/scroll mouse, but as an *option* - but I understand their options for not doing so.
 
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