Bluetooth Mac keyboard with trackpoint?

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  1. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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  2. AutumnSkyline macrumors regular

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    Nope. I wish they had an accessory that was a multi-touch trackpad instead of the slow-tracking, easily clogged, and un-ergonomic design that belabors the mighty mouse.
     
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  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They have a wired UtlraNav which is probably better.
     
  5. iTzChasE macrumors 6502

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  6. billh macrumors newbie

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    Lenovo Thinkpad Track Trackpoint Keyboard 55Y9003 works with Mac MacBook etc!!!!!

    Lenovo Thinkpad Track Trackpoint Keyboard 55Y9003 works with Mac MacBook etc!!!!!

    The MacBook Pro with the built-in Mac Trackpad is wonderful. Howerver, the red Trackpoint eraser head that IBM innovated into the Thinkpad Laptop Notebook computers in the 1990's is in some cases quicker to use.

    Therefore, I was VERY EXCITED when I tried to connect an external USB Lenovo Thinkpad Trackpoint Keyboard and found that the Trackpoint works very well with my Mac!!!!

    In addition, this particular model (55Y9003) of the Lenovo External Trackpoint Keyboard is VERY thin, sits nicely on top of or in front of my Mac or MacBook Pro keyboard, is VERY light, and fits easily into any Laptop case because it's so light, thin and small…and btw: Cheap (apprx. $50 U.S.).

    Just google 55Y9003 and/or search for "Trackpoint External Keyboard" and you'll find MORE THAN ONE style of Lenovo 'Track' Trackpoint keyboard available from multiple sources for purchase. It costs around $50 U.S. I ordered mine from CDW.com and it shipped next day. You can also order it directly from Lenovo directly for about the same price.

    I LOVE my MacBook Pro. I love my Trackpad built into the MacBook. And I Love my Trackpoint track mouse 'red eraser head' "Stick"…..because it is just simply faster in some cases because you don't have to take your hand off the keyboard to mouse around. If you get used to using it after a few days, it's not only faster but also more accurate for mousing-and-clicking. You can click with your hand off the mouse movement stick and you don't have to worry about moving the mouse pointer when you click. There are all sorts of mousing use cases where the trackpoint stick is better. There are also cases where the built-in Mac Trackpad is better. Now I have the BEST of both worlds because my Mac keyboard and trackpad works SIMULTANEOUSLY while my external USB Lenovo Track Trackpoint Keyboard is attached.

    If you keep an open mind and actually use the Trackpoint built into the external keyboard for 2-3 days, you'll find it is much faster than taking your hands off the keyboard to use a Mouse or Trackpad. It's just that simple, and truly compelling..

    I hope this helps. :)
     
  7. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    They put it on top of a laser-tracking engine and call it "Magic Mouse".
     

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