Got Duplicate Apple Keyboard for bday - $50 at Best Buy - what to get?

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  1. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 13" Aluminum Macbook (the first unibody that got screwed on screen quality, firewire, and illuminated keyboard). I use it for my freelance work 50+ hours a week, attached to a slightly older (previous gen) 20" Cinema Display. I use a cheap and tiny bluetooth mouse, and a standard apple keyboard.

    For my bday, my parents got me another apple keyboard. They're awesome to do that; they didn't know I already had one. So I have a gift receipt and have $50 to spend at best buy on something that's going to improve my daily workflow, etc.

    I could def. use a new mouse. Should I shell out the extra $20 for the Magic Mouse? Should I get a different mouse? Should I get something other than a mouse? What would you get with $50 from best buy?

    Things on my would-be-nice-to-have list around the $50 mark:
    -Nicer, more reliable mouse
    -A USB Hub that fits with the apple-esque theme
    -A nice desk lamp to enhance atmosphere
    -2 or 3 powerstrips
    -A reasonably comfortable office chair (currently sitting in hard plastic chair)

    Open to ideas and suggestions!
     
  2. roliath macrumors regular

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    Most definite upgrade for me would be a new chair, if I was using a hard plastic chair.
     
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  4. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have one of those iCurves or whatever the clear laptop stand thing is. As for a chair, will it be possible to get a quality office chair for anything close to $50?
     
  5. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ... I recently got a really nice adjustable office chair with good lumbar support and a mesh back for $59 = the only thing I don't like about it is the fixed arms but at least they are wide enough...can't hurt to try and look around...
     
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    Keep in mind that he is looking to spend $50 in store credit for something from Best Buy and is not shopping around.
     
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  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...Best buy usually has a decent selection of desks/chairs - at least at the 3 locations I frequent when I'm at home in the states... why not look at Bestbuy.com and see if they have anything on-line and then you could order it to your home or a store near by...
     
  9. aaron11193 macrumors regular

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    For me it would be a hard choice between the magic mouse and th chair.

    I have used the magic mouse and it is so great.

    But i would probably prefer to be more comfortable than to have a great mouse.

    Chair it is.
     

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