Best keyboard for MBP????

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Goober0311, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Goober0311, Feb 13, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012

    Goober0311 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    #1
    I am in need of an external keyboard for my MBP. Which one is the best and has the feel of a MAC, I don't want to lose the functions that my MBP keyboard has. I would like to have a full keyboard but it doesn't have to be. It will be for use in the home office, just ordered a 23" monitor and 12 south stand. Now need a keyboard.
     
  2. tarponbeach macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #3
    The Apple Wireless Keyboard is the best keyboard I've ever used. Some don't care for its lack of a number keypad, the lack of backlighting or the size and arrangement of keys, but it's perfect for my needs and gets 4-6 months out of a set of batteries.
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    #4
    Either the wired or the bluetooth Apple keyboards will do nicely.
     
  5. Alaerian Guest

    Alaerian

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    #5
    What everybody else said - an Apple keyboard.
     
  6. Goober0311 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    #6
    Sorry I should have stated I would like to have a full keyboard if at all possible, but still don't want to lose the Mac feel and functions. I will fix in post too.
     
  7. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    #7
    A wired keyboard will likely be what you'll need then.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #8
    The only thing missing is the number keypad. Everything else is there in the AWK.
     
  9. Goober0311 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    #9
    What is AWK?
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #10
    But I'd you want the keypad you can get the wired version :)
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #11
    Apple Wireless Keyboard
     
  12. Goober0311 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    #12
    Go figure, its been a long day. Thanks. I will look at them.

    Thanks guys.
     
  13. maril1111 macrumors 68000

    maril1111

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Location:
    Denmark
    #13
    Gotta agree that keyboard is pretty good, although I wonder do you think apple is going to include backlightning in the next refresh or would that drain the battery too much?

    At the op get the wired apple keyboard as it has a number keypad and is hence more of a full keyboard like you want.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #14
    That's been asked dozens of times in various threads. It won't happen because it would shorten battery life too much.
     
  15. scott.n macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    #15
    Different (key)strokes for different folks, but I think Apple's current keyboards are all terrible.

    I'd suggest taking a look at the Matias Tactile Pro. It's expensive, but I would propose that it's a much better value than the Apple keyboards. Especially recommended if you began computing in the days of mechanical keyboards.
     
  16. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Location:
    Terra
    #16
    Wasn't this said about the PowerBook G4? And it wouldn't change battery life on the wired keyboard.
     
  17. Alaerian Guest

    Alaerian

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    #17
    You're entitled to your opinion, but it's not relevant when the OP already stated what he wanted. See below:

     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #18
    We were discussing the wireless keyboard, but I see no reason not to have it in the wired.
     
  19. scott.n macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    #19
    The Matias is a Mac keyboard: Control, Option, Command, etc.

    http://matias.ca/tactilepro3/index.php
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #20
    You're right about that part.
    I began computing in the days before Jobs and Gates got started, and that thing looks hideous! At $150, how can you possibly think it's a better value than a current Apple keyboard at half that price!?
     
  21. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Location:
    Terra
    #21
    It's the mechanical switches for the keys. Ridiculously expensive, but once you get used to them, you can type far faster than on a normal keyboard.
     
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #22
    The last time I was tested, I think I typed around 36 wpm with 37 errors! It wouldn't do me any good! My wife could burn it up, but it would be a waste on me. I'll stick with Typinator for now! :D
     

Share This Page