Does this keyboard work with my mac?

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  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1. This isn't 1994. If it's USB, it works.
    2. It's Apple's keyboard. It works.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Yes.

    Your computer has all the following requirements

    Minimum System Requirements
    Mac computer with available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port - Macbooks have USB 2.0 ports
    Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later - If you still running tiger just make sure to run software update to get the latest version
    Keyboard software update - this will have likely been included in an update but if and just for peace of mind run software update onec you have it plugged in to your computer.

    Although it is worth noting this line

    *Devices that draw high power from the USB connection, such as iPod, hard drives and some flash drives, can only be used with the new keyboard when it is attached to the aluminum iMac.


    To be honest almost every single keyboard made that is USB will work with a mac.

    :)
     
  4. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok but will I need to buy it if i'm going to use a widescreen monitor for the external screen set up and not have to buy the keyboard?
     
  5. hotwater10 macrumors member

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  6. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    If you're going to run it in clamshell mode, you'll definitely need an external keyboard. If you're using it only to extend your desktop while working on the laptop, then no you wouldn't need one. So it's all in how you plan on using it.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    That's an awesome keyboard at a great price; give some thought to the wireless keyboard and wireless mouse as another option...:cool:
     
  8. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I will :D I just need to buy a VGA adapter to connect to the side of my mac. My question is when its in clamshell mode with Itunes still work? With it being closed? Just wondering thanks
     
  9. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    Everything will work just fine... Consider not running it in clamshell mode though... you can have dual monitors running if you leave it open.
     
  10. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    let's read a little bit from the link you gave us...
    you have a Mac, you most likely have the updated OSX, i'm not gonna try to guess what Keyboard software update is, whether you download it online or whatnot). i would have to say it most likely works with your Macbook.
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    It should still work in clamshell mode, b/c that's what I do quite frequently with the use of the remote. If you don't have a remote, then you can pick one up for about $20...
     
  12. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly.
    All BlueTooth ones work too on MacBook and MacBook Pros.
     

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