Do you absolutely need to use a wired keyboard to set up a wireless keyboard?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by AVR2, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    I've just bought a Mac mini to use as a media centre, and I picked up the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse while I was at it.

    It wasn't until I got home that I read the "requirements" section on the side of the mouse and keyboard boxes, where it states that an existing keyboard and mouse are needed for setup.

    I have a USB mouse, but no keyboard (my other Mac is a MBP), and nowhere to borrow one from (all my friends have laptops). Do I just have to buy a cheap one, or is there some way round it?
  2. Cyclotrode macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2007
  3. AVR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006

    I haven't got round to unsealing the boxes yet. So if you *don't* need a wired keyboard to set up a wireless one, why does Apple state that you do in the "requirements" section on the box?

    Of course, I picked up the boxes for both the keyboard and mouse without bothering to read the small print first because, being Apple, I assumed they'd just work... ;)

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