Best Value Mac Keyboard

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Buschmaster, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

    Buschmaster

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    Hey guys.

    What would you recommend as a good keyboard for the Mac that's not too expensive? By not too expensive I don't really want to spend more than $20-$25... I looked on new egg and hardly saw any that were mac compatible.

    It doesn't have to be too fancy, but I would like the media buttons. I bought the Logitech Media Keyboard but I'm not sure all the buttons will really work.

    Here it is:
    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/186&cl=us,en

    Something like that that's mac compatible and around the same price would be perfect but I'm assuming this is a can't have your cake and eat it too, thing...:(
     
  2. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    look at the logitech S530 setup. It comes with a mouse and logitech has mac drivers for it.

    I use one and it is great.
     
  3. Mr$Whale macrumors member

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    check out macally's mac icekey keyboard on amazon. it's about $22 and is modeled after the last mac keyboard.
     
  4. Buschmaster thread starter macrumors 65816

    Buschmaster

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    The mouse and keyboard both look great but I just don't see myself wanting to spend that much extra.

    I see two keyboards from MacAlly on amazon:
    The ikey 5 slim as seen here:
    http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=144

    Is at a pretty good price on Amazon as well ~$17. I might have to pick that one up as it is pretty damn close to what I was looking for! Plus having 15 function buttons would be pretty nice. I could bind them to all sorts of fun things. Right now I have the 12 on the macbook, but this one has special buttons for volume and one of the Fkeys is num lock, so that means it essentially is giving me 7 more function keys. That'll be great!!!
     
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  6. jodelli macrumors 65816

    jodelli

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    ^I have a Macally iKey Slim keyboard that I really enjoy using. I've even brought it with me to plug in to an HP at work.
    http://reviews.cnet.com/keyboards/macally-ikey-slim-keyboard/4505-3134_7-31432066.html

    The key board I bought came as a package deal with the Macally ECOMouse.
    I cannot recommend this mouse. The action is nice, but the two grip inlays on either side of it started shedding glue and it became non-practical in a hurry.

    Good thing the keyboard is sold separately.
     

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