Best sofa based keyboard mouse options?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by prvt.donut, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. prvt.donut macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the small Bluetooth keyboard/touchpad solutions I see are designed primarily for windows systems.

    I have seen some cool ones made by Rii, they have a full backlit keyboard and touch panel in a device that looks like a large remote control.
    It seems nice but I would like something with the dedicated Mac keys.

    So what do you use?
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I would like to know. I have seen logitech but it was big solar powered


    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/devices/wireless-solar-keyboard-k750-mac
     
  3. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    I use the Apple wireless keyboard and magic trackpad for couch based computing.
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I can't get them to work in my ht, but they did work in my kitchen with a wall mounted iMac.
     
  5. hfg macrumors 68040

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    I use a bluetooth Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad joined together with a 12South Magic Wand. There are several solutions for creating a single joined keyboard/trackpad and you can find an extensive thread here on MacRumors discussing these items.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1013869


    -howard
     
  6. prvt.donut thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I have heard of this one


    http://www.amazon.com/Superior-Wire...SSCQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1326508338&sr=8-2


    try going to 123macmini there was a thread on it IIRC



    http://www.123macmini.com/forums/


    BTW amazon will take a return on it.


    don't feel to bad in my ht i use this



    http://www.ebay.com/itm/25096453106...NX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_822wt_1126


    with this


    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wire...FHO4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1326513512&sr=8-5

    as no wireless apple gear will work due to some unknown interference.

    to make it worse I have to use a 6 foot usb extension to reach the mini and keep the wired keyboard on a coffee table along with the mouse. drive me freaken nuts that I can't control the mini any other way in that room.
     
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  9. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Logitech DiNovo Mini.

    Very high WAF!
     
  10. prvt.donut thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That looks bigger than my macbook air!:eek:

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    That looks like the best option so far, the cheap unknown brand models look cool, but I trust Logitech to make good devices.:D
     
  11. sunshinee81 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same setup like a lot of people. Wireless Magic Pad and Magic Keyboard. I honestly think you have to get the Magic Pad. The gestures alone makes OSX Lion awesome to work with. My work computer is Windows 7 and after using the OSX Lion hand gestures my experience is a bit inefficient at work. I love internet surfing the best where you can go back and fourth with just a two finger swipe. I love being able to pull up mission control too!!
     
  12. sampers macrumors member

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    iPod Touch, iPhone with the rowmote pro app. that's realy great!
    So if you own that already than you might want to check it out.

    works over wifi. and if you don't own a wireless router, your mac can be used to act as one.
     
  13. LFMNX macrumors regular

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    I think there are some nice benefits to this. You have apple keyboard and trackpad and you can sit it on your lap. They already have a full aluminum one in production with good reviews, the color ones are now following.
     
  14. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I found this to be the best small keyboard on the market:
     

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  16. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    I use apple bt KB, and I love the magic mouse, much prefer it over the Magic Pad which I had for a while. I think it depends on the person. both are good.

    BUT I desperately want a Backlit key option in a wireless KB. I saw one model I think it was Logitech and it was too big and pricey. If apple would offer a backlit wirless KB I'd be very happy.

    anyone know of other good backlit models??
     

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