Best keyboard for iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by IMcD23, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. IMcD23 macrumors regular

    IMcD23

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa, United States, Earth, Milky Way, . . .
    #1
    I have an iMac and an MX Revolution mouse. I still have a Apple white keyboard and would like to get a better and nicer one. I don't care about wired or wireless. Any suggestions?
     
  2. MrXiro macrumors 68040

    MrXiro

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles
  3. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

    IMcD23

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa, United States, Earth, Milky Way, . . .
    #3
    I do too, but it doesn't have much features. I am thinking of switching the new keyboard back and forth with a pc I am going to build
     
  4. Simple Living macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    #4
    The new aluminum one is so narrow. I have to scrunch my hands up a bit more to type on it.
     
  5. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

    IMcD23

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa, United States, Earth, Milky Way, . . .
    #5
  6. byocrysis macrumors regular

    byocrysis

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    Location:
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    #6
    My two favorties

    I personally use the logitech dinovo edge with my aluminum imac. In addition the moshi celesta is a wired keyboard that looks like it was made for that machine.
     
  7. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

    IMcD23

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa, United States, Earth, Milky Way, . . .
    #7
    Thanks for the suggestions, but the logitech is a little too expensive. I will think about the moshi celesta, but it also is expensive.

    thanks for the quick replies everyone!
     
  8. CaptainZap macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    #8
    I'm going to go with the Eclipse too. I just got the Eclipse II, but am going to return it for the Eclipse I because the reviews are a lot more solid and it is basically the same thing, just $10 cheaper. Although the ability to change from blue to red is nice.
     
  9. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

    IMcD23

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa, United States, Earth, Milky Way, . . .
    #9
    If you get it before I do(if thats what i get), then post. I want to hear your comments.
     
  10. CaptainZap macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    #10
    Alright, but assuming it is similar to the Eclipse II, I really like it. It types nicely and the light is pretty sweet :cool:. Although the media buttons don't work right, I just set up Quicksilver keystrokes to do the same thing.
     
  11. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

    IMcD23

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa, United States, Earth, Milky Way, . . .
    #11
    Thanks, i will probably buy soon:D
     
  12. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Location:
    Kenya
    #12
    What 'features' do you want your keyboard to have that the Apple one doesn't have? Then perhaps we can make some useful suggestions.
     
  13. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    #13
    Really you have to check out microsoft they have some really nice keyboards an mice actually some of there stuff is better than logitech.
     
  14. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

    IMcD23

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa, United States, Earth, Milky Way, . . .
    #14
    Zoom buttons, volume control, media control, cool look, reasonably cheap, comfortable

    ok i will, any suggestions?
     
  15. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Location:
    Ontario Canada
  16. CaptainZap macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    #16
    Well for Zoom you can hold control and scroll, they have volume control, and the new aluminum ones have media control.
     
  17. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

    IMcD23

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa, United States, Earth, Milky Way, . . .
    #17
  18. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    #18
    Well, if you want a good one then you will have to pay more money it's life.
     
  19. Cloudane macrumors 65816

    Cloudane

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Location:
    Sweet Apple Acres
    #19
    I love the alu one, but if you want features the Logitech ones are the way to go. I have a G15 for the PC (for gaming), I think it's aimed mainly at Windows though. But it's a brilliant piece of kit.
     
  20. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Location:
    Takamatsu, Japan
    #20
    I was going to say, what more features do you need on a keyboard?

    For me, the new Apple aluminum keyboard is the best one I've ever owned. I love the touch and feel of the keys and when this one wears out I will be replacing it with another aluminum.
     
  21. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    #21
    My keyboard is the best.

    But I am a freak.

    And 99.999% of the population would likely HATE my keyboard. :D
     
  22. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

    IMcD23

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa, United States, Earth, Milky Way, . . .
    #22
    what do u use?
     
  23. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Location:
    Indy, IN
    #23
    I really like Apples aluminum one. I wasn't going to buy it at first, but I did becuase it was so thin and looked really cool. It's a great keyboard.
     
  24. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    #24
    Well, this (below). It is super nice, as I (as in me, not everyone) am far more efficient, and it is easier on my wrist. (not having to constantly move around for small mousing - but having the resolution there when I need it - ex: spreadsheets and databases)

    The bonus - I have an almost identical (albeit somewhat older and sans mouse) keyboard at work, and NOBODY ever uses my PC. :confused: :)
     

    Attached Files:

  25. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Location:
    Takamatsu, Japan
    #25
    it doesn't look too bad. Is that a Thinkpad keyboard converted into a desktop one or are my eyes playing tricks on me?

    GREAT mouse! I just got my own MX Revolution at Christmas and I am pissed at all the time up until it with with lesser mice.
     

Share This Page