Apple wireless keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by scatter, Oct 11, 2015.

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Should I wait or buy now?

Poll closed Oct 18, 2015.
  1. Buy now

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  2. Wait

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  1. scatter macrumors newbie

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    About two months ago there was a rumor about a new apple keyboard and mouse. Do you guys think it's wise to wait till the new keyboard comes out or purchase the ones they have available right now? I can wait a couple weeks but not much more than that because I need a new keyboard right now.
     
  2. maxsix Suspended

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  3. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    I haven't heard about a new keyboard, what's changing with it over the existing mouse, and keyboard. I use mine on the daily! I coudln't work without it :(
     
  4. scatter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The new keyboard, and mouse supposedly has better bluetooth and you wouldn't have to bother getting new batteries because of it's new built in rechargeable battery. For the mouse, it's getting "the new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 could have Force Touch, which is built into new MacBooks" - Macrumors. Some say it might come out with the new iMac 21' retina display.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2015/10/08/magic-keyboard-mouse-2-trackpad-2-osx-10-11-1/
     
  5. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    By design ( the way the first one is designed ) it's just a pag that presses down onto the little feet, it's extremely redundant, and a piss poor way of handling it. I have a track pad, but it just sits alone on a shelf as i hate it. As for re-chargeable batteries , I just use apple rechargeable batteries and i get a few weeks on a single charge, by the time it's time to swap out, i already have four sets charged. SAme for magic mouse. I'd say if you want something to use now, grab it!
     
  6. scatter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL, so it came but you must download el captain for it to work. Which in my opinion is really not needed.
     
  7. megalaser macrumors 6502

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    I just got mine but there is no battery level indicator in the keyboard or bluetooth setup in System Prefs, I am wondering how I am supposed to know when it's fully charged or needs charging?
     
  8. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Imagine you click on your bluetooth icon beside the clock on the upper right hand corner, have your curser/pointer over the keyboard and a little popup should come up and it should show the battery level, if you want to disconnect, etc.
     
  9. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I wish they would come out with one with a numerical keypad. I guess I'll just get the Belkin one.
     
  10. rawars macrumors newbie

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    The new keyboard does not work with Yosemite on a retina Macbook?
     
  11. scatter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How you like it so far compared to the older keyboard?

    Nope, I was going to purchase it today but according to the in-store apple genius your mac must be running el capitan in order for it too work. I was thinking but it's bluetooth technically why wouldn't it work?
     
  12. scatter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just got my keyboard and it indicates the battery level at 96%. Maybe, because you're not on El Capitan.
     
  13. rawars macrumors newbie

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    I bought the keyboard and it paired successfully with my rMB running Yosemite. The battery level does not show, the volume controls don't work, and the F keys do strange things such as pasting text instead of showing all windows. Often I use fn+delete to delete the character to the right of the cursor. This does not work on the Magic Keyboard with Yosemite. Once I upgrade Word, I will download El Capitan and hope this solves these glitches. I can't figure out a way to customize the keys so that fn+delete works the way it does on the rMB keyboard.
     
  14. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

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    The new keyboard is terrible compared to the older version. Everything about it is bad. The angle is all wrong. It has no backlighting. There is no weight to it at all, so it feels VERY cheap, like wal-mart made it. It's hard to tell if it's made out of aluminum or plastic. If it's aluminum, then it's very cheap aluminum. It also feels cheap because the keys have such short travel (like the new MacBook). It doesn't need short travel so I'm not sure what possessed them to do this. I returned it immediately. I am so very disappointed in Apple for bringing to market such a poorly designed/built product.
     
  15. newellj macrumors 601

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    Just keep up the mantra: thin & light...thin & light...thin & light...please do not ask whether it needs to be thin & light... :rolleyes:
     
  16. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    I think the new one is terrible due to key feel, way too shallow
     
  17. DavoteK macrumors 6502

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    Can recommend the Logitech K750. Wireless and full keyboard layout (including numpad). Got the white one for my iMac at home and a black windows version for machine at work.
     

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