Is this keyboard also compatible with Mac?

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  1. dasydream macrumors newbie

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    A stupid question here maybe. i have a very limited knowlegde about computers. i like this keyboard and its blue color. but i am wondering if this one is also compatible with Mac. it seems that Mac is limited to dedicated keyboard, ah?
    Wireless Flexible PC Keyboard - Plug And Play Vista + XP
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    It will work with a Mac but if you have never used a flexible keyboard before they are horrible. I can not stress that enough.
     
  3. dasydream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i really have never used a flexible keyboard before. i just think it might be wonderful. have you used one? horrible?
     
  4. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    For very mild keyboard use (and the hunt/peck method), it would work. However, if you're planning on doing any actual typing, it's not going to work very well.

    Touch typing is a mushy disaster and it's just too slow to use.

    With that said, you can spill your lunch all over it and just rinse it off - so that's a plus!

    And yes, I've used a flexible keyboard.
     
  5. dasydream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :(
    it really can be just rinsed off? you remind me that it seems easy to dirty.
     
  6. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Most flexible keyboards are washable. The one you linked to indicates it's washable.

    With that said - I've put regular keyboards in the dishwasher as well. Just make sure it's 100% dry before plugging in again.
     
  7. dasydream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, really? regular keyboard? with water? dry-cleaned:p
     
  8. dasydream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    for regular keyboards it is OK I think. i just think of the keyboard protective film of my notebook, which is so easy to dirty.
     
  9. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Water alone doesnt destroy electronics. What it does is create a short circuiting hazard if any electricity happens to be flowing through.
     
  10. dasydream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :) get new knowlegde. that means i can use damp close to clean it without damage, provided that i avoid water flowing through it?
     
  11. blueroom macrumors 603

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    They're horrible keyboards, it's like typing on mush. Plus no apple specific keys, needs a dongle. It's a bad PC keyboard and an abysmal Mac one. I think William S. Burroughs might have liked it though.

    The Apple bluetooth keyboard is excellent.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. dasydream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i am deluded by the appearance.
    aha, i even didn't recognize it as a keyboard at the firat sight.
     
  13. blueroom macrumors 603

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    The bug is from the movie "Naked Lunch" which was based on the novel of the same name. The author was hopped up on heroin while he wrote it, in the movie the typewriters were large bugs.

    Point is I'd rather type on a bug than a flexible keyboard.
     
  14. dasydream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    intresting, a good movie,ah? appreciating your advice very much. thanks!
     
  15. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Naked Lunch is a very strange movie, as is the novel. They eat bug spray and hallucinate. It's a David Cronenberg film.
     
  16. dasydream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    get intrested in it. i will enjoy the movie later, i think. by the way, your profile picture/avatar is cute.:cool:
     
  17. foodog macrumors 6502a

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    If you buy one you will regret the purchase
     
  18. dasydream, Jun 10, 2012
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    dasydream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, thanks to you guys' advice. otherwise i must regret the purchase.
     
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