Apple with new keyboard anytime soon?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Ramius, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Ramius macrumors 6502

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    I noticed there is no buyers guide on either Apples keyboards or mouses.

    I have just destroyed my old keyboard, and want to buy a new one. The Apple wireless keyboard is nice, but I dont want to buy it, and discover Apple releases a new keyboard next month that is much nicer.

    How old is the current keyboard? And does it work with Windows 7?

    Also, is there no Home End or Del buttons?
     
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    Wireless KB was updated when new iMacs came in October 2009. IMO it's god buy now as I doubt it'll be updated in near future. We may see multi-touch keyboard in future but not in 2010.

    Yes, it does work with Windows 7 but the wireless doesn't have those buttons but the wired one with num pad has
     
  4. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want a keyboard without numeric pad but with home/del/end :(
     
  5. kmaute macrumors 6502

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    I was in your same situation with the Home,End,Delete but I've quickly adapted to using the function key. To be perfectly honest, based upon a typical asdfjkl; home row typing technique - I think it's faster than shifting one hand clear off the home row to utilize the extended keys. YMMV.
     
  6. MacVibe macrumors regular

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    Just hurry up and get one now, the next iteration will forego vowels in the vein of minimalist design. :p
     
  7. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    3 buttons

    LOL
    FAIL
    Refresh
    :eek:
     
  8. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Then you're going to have to buy a keyboard from someone else, because these are your only Apple options.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    WHY did they have to leave out those three buttons... WHYYYYY.
    It would have been the perfect keyboard if they included them.
     
  10. Mal macrumors 603

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    Home: Fn + Up Arrow
    End: Fn + Down Arrow
    Forward Delete: Fn + Delete

    That should help. It's not as convenient as one button for those functions, but I still find them handy.

    jW
     
  11. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Maybe it's different on the external keyboard than it is on the notebooks, but on my MacBook Air...

    Fn + Down Arrow is Page Down
    Fn + Up Arrow is Page Up

    Command + Up Arrow is Home
    Command + Down Arrow is End
     
  12. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    fn+left is also home
    fn+right is end
     
  13. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Yep, and control+up is page up and control+down is page down.
     
  14. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    Wired

    I wouldn't buy the wireless ones, they might have poor battery or similar issues.

    But the wired numeric one seems to be pretty good. I have been planning to buy one, because I don't want to write foreign characters on my MacBooks' keyboards. It's a shame that it is not cheaper a tiny bit, but in Appleland, there are not many items that offer such a good value as this keyboard.
     
  15. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    The Microsoft keyboard only has two buttons: Reboot and Reinstall. ;)
     
  16. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I find it funny that some people here are saying that Apples wireless keyboard indeed has Home End and Del buttons, and starts to explain the keyboard shortcuts to perform their functions lol.

    Anyway, speaking of Microsoft, the choice im facing is either to buy the Apple wireless, which looks like this in Norwegian:
    [​IMG]

    Or Microsofts new Arc keyboard. Which has a curve upwards and a bit of an ergonomical sway:
    [​IMG]
     
  17. brendu macrumors 68020

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    I love the apple keyboard with numeric keypad, I rarely use it but when I do I am glad its there, also the USB ports on the wired version come in handy every day... I hate having to go behind the iMac for usb ports...
     
  18. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    nobody claimed this. we only provided alternatives.
     
  19. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    Oops! Silly me, I forgot about the third keyboard button Microsoft machines always need: the "Any" key. ;)
     
  20. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just bought the wireless keyboard. Works like a charm. Infact it works so well that one would think its made for PC.

    Only thing is setup had to be done differently. Keyboard was inactive when Windows 7 told me to enter the password, so you had to rightclick on the keyboard icon and check the single driver option in properties.
     
  21. Memzee macrumors member

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    Can someone tell me if you can still use a 'numeric keypad' on the wireless keyboard using the FN key like you would on a MacBook?
     

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