Disabled fellow need help using Mac keyboard, trackpad with native Windows gaming rig

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Torvanyr, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Torvanyr macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    I love my iMac to bits, but am finding myself in need of more power for some of the most recent games. Consequently, I've begun researching the purchase of a dedicated Windows PC exclusively for gaming.

    The caveat is that due to a physical disability I find that using a combination of the Mac bluetooth keyboard and Magic Trackpad to be the most effective way to operate a computer... or more specifically, using a traditional mouse and non-chicklet keyboard becomes very tiring and difficult for me very quickly.

    As such, I'm looking for help and advice answering the following questions:

    1. What do I need to get for my future gaming PC to allow bluetooth peripherals to connect to it? Specific hardware suggestions are certainly welcome if someone has a favorite.

    2. What is involved in installing the Mac Bluetooth keyboard on a native Windows machine so that it works just as well as if I were connecting to a Mac under Bootcamp?

    3. What is involved in installing the Mac Magic Trackpad on a native Windows machine so that it works just as well as if I were connecting to a Mac under Bootcamp? The only information I've been able to find are articles involving manually extracting drivers and renaming files... but I have no idea if this is the most up-to-date way to do this and/or if it's reliable.

    Advice, anecdotes, purchasing suggestions are all appreciated. Please keep in mind that the form factor/design of these Apple peripherals are the reason I need to use them, so suggesting alternate keyboards/mice isn't necessarily going to help - but I'm still happy to read your views!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. GoSooners macrumors member

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    Jul 26, 2011
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    I can't help you with the trackpad but have you considered the Logitech so,ar keyboard which is very similar to the Apple chiclet keyboard?
     

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