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ColorWare Now Offering Apple Magic Keyboard With Numeric Keypad in Dozens of Colors

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ColorWare, a company that custom paints a wide range of electronics and Apple products, is now offering a custom-painted version of the Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad.

ColorWare has offered a customized Apple Magic Keyboard for some time, but the Magic Keyboard with Keypad, which was released back in June, is a new addition as of today.


As with other ColorWare products, the keyboard can be painted in one of several different colors, with both solid and metallic paint options available in a rainbow of shades. While some products support multiple colors, Apple's keyboards can only be painted in one uniform shade, though there are options to choose a gloss or matte finish.


The Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad costs $129 from Apple, but ColorWare is charging $259 for the custom painted version, a premium of $130. Magic Keyboards with Keypad ordered from Apple are currently not shipping out for 5 to 6 weeks, but ColorWare seems to have some stock as the site lists a three week shipping estimate.

With the Magic Keyboard with Keypad delayed from Apple, there has been some speculation that a refreshed version could potentially be released alongside the iMac Pro in December, but we won't know if that's true until later this year.

Article Link: ColorWare Now Offering Apple Magic Keyboard With Numeric Keypad in Dozens of Colors
 

wolfshades

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Apple products are generally expensive enough. Don't know why anyone would want to spend another $130 to get them in special colours. I'll be curious to see how their sales do.
 
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caryhartline

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Apple products are generally expensive enough. Don't know why anyone would want to spend another $130 to get them in special colours. I'll be curious to see how their sales do.

Right now you can buy a color-customized Xbox One Elite Controller for $264 from ColorWare. This isn't out of the ordinary for the company and they have shown that people are willing to buy it.

Some people buy nice dinners, some people buy fancy clothes. There are some that pay extra for a professional paint job on their favorite tech.
 
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69Mustang

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Someone could say that about that 2016 Macbook you mention in your tagline. Someone. Not me of course, but someone as judgmental as someone else judging what someone else would be willing to spend to customize their keyboard and mouse.:rolleyes::p:D

Your pocket, their pocket, and my pocket aren't equally filled. Perspective.;)
 
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I can imagine those looking pretty good in the right room. I’d be tempted but I imagine it’ll cost an additional fortune to ship to the U.K.
 
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fairuz

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I don't know, if you think about it, people spend tens of thousands of dollars on something they'll use far less. If you find delight in having a colored keyboard, something you likely will use just as much as, if not more than, your bed? Go for it. YOLO.
It'll also last longer than any computer. Probably 10 years before it's worth buying a new one.
 
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dwman

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I don't know, if you think about it, people spend tens of thousands of dollars on something they'll use far less. If you find delight in having a colored keyboard, something you likely will use just as much as, if not more than, your bed? Go for it. YOLO.
It was meant purely as sarcasm. I should have made that more clear in my post.
 
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ColorWare, a company that custom paints a wide range of electronics and Apple products, is now offering a custom-painted version of the Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad.

ColorWare has offered a customized Apple Magic Keyboard for some time, but the Magic Keyboard with Keypad, which was released back in June, is a new addition as of today.


As with other ColorWare products, the keyboard can be painted in one of several different colors, with both solid and metallic paint options available in a rainbow of shades. While some products support multiple colors, Apple's keyboards can only be painted in one uniform shade, though there are options to choose a gloss or matte finish.


The Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad costs $129 from Apple, but ColorWare is charging $259 for the custom painted version, a premium of $130. Magic Keyboards with Keypad ordered from Apple are currently not shipping out for 5 to 6 weeks, but ColorWare seems to have some stock as the site lists a three week shipping estimate.

With the Magic Keyboard with Keypad delayed from Apple, there has been some speculation that a refreshed version could potentially be released alongside the iMac Pro in December, but we won't know if that's true until later this year.

Article Link: ColorWare Now Offering Apple Magic Keyboard With Numeric Keypad in Dozens of Colors
Hmm i don't think anyone would be much interested in buying this if it's just the regular keyboard with colour options! People may want to buy it if it had fiberglass touchscreen embedded in it.
 
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The colors look great. I have always wanted to try out a colorware product. BUT I feel as if the paint would rub off.

LOL. That's kind of impossible... you might want to better acquaint yourself with their coloring methods. :rolleyes:
 
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I got both the mouse and keyboard in glossy black and it looks perfect. Have no had any issues so far with it rubbing off after 6 months now. A bit ridiculous price but they really do a great job on it.
 
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jakespeed

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The colors look great. I have always wanted to try out a colorware product. BUT I feel as if the paint would rub off.

I had a first gen iPhone painted by ColorWare. It didn't show much in the way of scratches after a year of use..and definitely no chipping or rubbing off. At least 10 years ago their paint quality was top notch.
 
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MH01

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Man companies see us apple fans and fools who are easily parted with their money..... now I say this , and ironically sales are probably going well ...... :(
 
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