Best keyboard + mouse for Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AluminumMB, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. AluminumMB macrumors regular

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    I got a MacBook Air 11" and just bought a 23" Samsung LED monitor. I need help buying a keyboard and mouse, please advise

    thank you
     
  2. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    Depends on how you'll set it up. If you go the "clamshell" approach, and the MBA is closed, then I'd opt for an Apple wireless kb, and a MagicPad. That way you can use gestures.

    If not, just use the MBA as your primary, and the 23" as an additional display. Then use the kb/trackpad built in, so you can use gestures, etc.

    My 2 cents [well, actually 3...inflation].
     
  3. AluminumMB thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am using the MBA as closed. Is the magic pad a good replacement for a mouse though?
     
  4. brucem91 macrumors 6502

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    Do you enjoy using your trackpad on the MBA? If so, you would probably enjoy using the magic trackpad. Are you running Lion or Snow Leopard, cause I feel that gestures in Lion are amazing and almost prefer a trackpad to a traditional mouse on Lion. But that's me. But at home, I use an Apple wireless keyboard and a Logitech M510 wireless mouse on my iMac. I love using both.
     
  5. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    The best. Can be used any way up. I have 5 in this colour and 2 more in red. Sends your cursor in the direction that Steve intends.
     
  6. AluminumMB thread starter macrumors regular

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    Going to pick up the magic trackpad tonight

    I am running Lion
    thanks
     
  7. AluminumMB thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just picked up the trackpad
    it works awesome, better than i thought
    quite pricey though!

    Also it doesn't work on my mouse pad which has a wrist pad. So I am using it bare. Still getting used to it but its amazing for lion...I hope Apple doesn't stop supporting it

    Now I need a keyboard. Right now I have my MacBook Air on the left of me. Do the new Apple wireless keyboards have the Lion shortcuts on the Function keys?
     
  8. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    http://www.apple.com/keyboard/
    the picture tells all. [YES!!]
     

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