illuminated Keyboards?

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  1. VishanBaldew macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I was just looking around on the Dutch Apple site, because I'd like to buy an iMac. I was quite surprised, because is saw this:

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    I'll translate everything:

    - Keyboard (Dutch) & manual (Dutch)
    - Keyboard (Dutch) & manual (English)
    - Keyboard (International English) & manual (English)
    - Lighted Keyboard (Dutch) & manual (Dutch)
    - Lighted Keyboard (Dutch) & manual (English)
    - Wireless Keyboard (International English) & manual (English)

    'Verlicht' means illuminated, lighted up.

    I saw this only at the Dutch Store. Not in the US store.

    So I am really astonished. Is this some kind of new feature, or it has been confessed for a long time.:confused:


    Note: Sorry, My English isn't so good.:eek:
    Note 2: Verlicht means lighted, but not smaller.
    Note 23: I've already submitted this as a newspost
     
  2. Bad Paper macrumors 6502

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    sorry, that link doesn't work for me. Connection refused.
     
  3. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    hmmm strange
    i would like one :)
    its weird using an external keyboard, and when it goes dark my mbp keys turn on
     
  4. rfruth macrumors regular

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    hmmm, connection refused, was a link provided or should I just goto the Dutch store ?
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    weird, i just translated verlicht toetsenbord on the translator widget. and it came up as lighted keyboard. but one things for sure, it isn't light. maybe lighted means slimmed down, since the wireless keyboard is slimmed down, no number key pad. it stops at the delete/enter/arrow keys, no number pad and everything.
     
  6. VishanBaldew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fixed!

    Now it's hosted at Imageschak
     
  7. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    that does make more sense
     
  8. VishanBaldew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But now you have the choice of 3 types according to the site
    - Wired
    - Wireless
    - lighted (which is also Wireless I guess)

    (I edited the First Post, I translated everything)
     
  9. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    I would like to see this, on a wired version, could you imagine how quickly this would eat through the batteries in a wireless? I'm lucky if I can get mine to last a month (the ungodly expensive e2 lithium ones).

    Don
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If they have wireless why would they say lighted as well if they meant wireless?

    Just use rechargeable batteries ;)
     
  11. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    well if lighted meant without the number pad...
    it works out if you think of it like that with the eng and duch keys and manuals
     
  12. VishanBaldew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but I meant that I thought that there were 2 types of the wireless version, the lighted one and the normal wireless keyboard.
     
  13. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    I think this is just a copy & paste error of the translators. If you replace "Verlicht" by "Draadloos", the choices for the wireless are exactly like for the standard keyboard.
     
  14. VishanBaldew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I think it's just an error of the translators, but why do they change the translation? It has been good for like a year, so it remains remarkable...
     
  15. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    i think its just a mistranslation, since different languages dont exactly correspond to the same exact meaning.
     
  16. VishanBaldew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For a really long time (I guess since the introduction of the alu mac) there were just de wired one, and the wireless. But the site has recently been updated and since then you can choose the lighted version... So why did they change it?
     
  17. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe this is a sign of things to come, if you are serious with the purchase then please buy it and tell us what comes.
     
  18. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    hey why doesn't anyone just email apple?

    i did that when i was having trouble with my express card and my comp crashing and i got personal care and they checked up on me like every week for a while and they practically replaced my whole computer.


    so... i do not think they will mind telling you whats up.
     
  19. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I suspect that soon the Macbook Air illuminated keyboard will replace the current ones as it would match the iMac's color scheme much better.
     
  20. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    Maybe there was just some small correction to the page needed (like a new URL for an image), and the web designers accidentally updated an earlier version of the file. Things like that happen all the time, and even Apple is not immune to it.

    Anyway, what makes me suspicious about a illuminated keyboard, that it should be available with Dutch layout first.
     
  21. VishanBaldew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One problem, not enough money yet:p
     
  22. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    I was just thinking the other day how good it would be to have a backlit external keyboard. Just another little piece of luxury :cool:
     
  23. VishanBaldew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I hope it comes
     
  24. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    hey look its been changed… Apple employees must look at the forums after all! :cool:

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