best bluetooth keyboard & mouse for Macs?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wide, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. wide macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2004
    In preparation for the new ibooks, I started researching peripherals. Since I intend to resell the ibook a year from now, I thought it would be a good idea to get an iCurve and bluetooth keyboard so that i hardly have to touch the computer. I checked out for their keyboards, and so far Microsoft's bluetooth mouse+keyboard looks like the best deal. It's rather expensive....$121...but I will be using it probably until bluetooth becomes outdated.

    Does anyone know if that keyboard I mentioned works with Mac OS X?

    link to msft keyboard:

    and I know that most ppl on this forum will not want me to get a Microsoft keyboard, so do you have any other recommendations?



    p.s. -- is the iCurve the best stand out there? I don't really want to spend more than $40 dollars shipped on the stand...any recommendations for that?
  2. Indohottie macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2004
    The icurve is def worth the money. I managed to find mine for 30 shipped from
  3. Cvstos macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Logitech has a very good bluetooth desktop as well.
  4. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2005
    What's wrong with the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse?!
  5. Billly macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2005
  6. swindmill macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2005
    I (along with most on this board) would highly recommend the Apple Pro Keyboard. It works and looks great. It will also have the right keys on it.

    I like two buttons and a scroll wheel on my mouse and use the Macally BT MouseJr. It also works and looks nice.
  7. Switzermac macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    I dont like I curve it is too high. Also go for the Mac Keyboard and Mouse it is the best in the market.
  8. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2003
    would those logitech bt keyboards work?? they type nicer than the apple keyboard (I had the BT before and now the normal one with the G5...) I liked the way my Pb keyboard was... very soft in touch, the other apple keyboards tend to be 'harder' and noisy... but unlike the other Logitech keyboards... it says designed for XP... and has no apple keys, the other logitech keyboards have both win & apple keys on it... and maybe it will work as a bitch like my BT mouse by MS was... slow... unprogrammable uttons (except for exposé but I never use that... just like dashboard & spotlight... I never use it...)
  9. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    i recommend the bluetooth wireless keyboard from apple it's feel and looks are outstanding and it also works perfect with the ibook. for a mouse i like to have two buttons and a scrollwheel and i think the logitech bluetooth mouse is nice and has a good feel to it.
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    You're buying a computer and planning on not touching it for the majority of the time? If you're going to spend $1k+, why not enjoy the computer and get some use out of it. As long as you don't drop it and beat it all up, it should be fine!
  11. wcj912 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2004
    Perth, Western Australia
    If you really want a mouse that performs - the logitech laser mouse is sooo sweet, tracking is much better than optical. It's not bluetooth though. Comes with a rechargable base station.
  12. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2005
    I would go with the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse. However if you need a right click button and scroll wheel, but don't want to lose the Apple feeling, I would definately go with "The Mouse BT" by MacMice.
    Check it out...
  13. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2004
    That's what I was wondering - just clean the keys before you sell it if you must. iBooks hold their value pretty well so I doubt it would be an issue.
    FWIW the Apple Pro KB is great.
  14. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I have paired my 12" pb with an Apple BT keyboard. I like this set up as I can wake my PB by presssing any key on the keyboard and the BT linkeage does not break. Good battery life as well. It's very well made. As far as a BT mouse, I have yet to find the one with good tracking capabilities. Logitech MX900 has some lag and is not track as good as other high frequency RF based mouse. I saw more BT mouse models at CompUSA (Kensington, Belkin, and others); I am not sure how those new models perform.
  15. diehldun macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2003

    But is it easy to maintain/clean? I am about to get an iCurve/bluetooth Apple keyboard, and I have heard many horror stories about cleaning it (ie. taking out the keys one-by-one...) and now I'm not sure about it...

    BTW: this is unrelated, but I switched my aunt to an iMac G5 and they love it :) (they have the bluetooth keyboard +mouse and the keyboard looks REALLY nice...)

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