Japanese Pro Keyboard?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by ushikun, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. ushikun macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2004
    New York
    hello all, this is my first post to this forum.
    My mom is currently thinking of switching to a mac. She feels more
    at home with a Japanese interface and so I told her she could install
    OS X in Japanese even if she bought the iMac (she's thinking of getting
    an iMac) here in NY.
    The problem is the keyboard. Does anyone know if there's a store
    anywhere in the US that sells an Apple Pro Keyboard with the Japanese
    key layout? I know you can enter Japanese with a normal US keyboard
    but my mom would like to have a Japanese keyboard if at all possible.
    I tried all the online stores, googled for it, looked on eBay.
    I tried asking a guy at the local genius bar and he said he couldn't think
    of a way to get a Japanese keyboard normally through Apple. Tried
    calling 1-800-MY-APPLE and they told me the same thing.
    The only solution I can come up with is to order from a store in Japan
    (which when shipping is included would be well over $130) or wait
    until a friend has the chance to go to Japan (have no clue when that
    will be)
    Thanks in advance!
  2. Krizoitz macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
  3. ushikun thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2004
    New York

    Thanks for the info!
    I'll go check out those links right now! :)
  4. drewnamis macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2004
    also check www.users-side.com. They have a store in NYC, and they have Japanese keyboards starting @ 20 dollars.

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