Keyboard and mouse

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mactechy, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. mactechy macrumors member

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    Hello
    I just like to introduce myself with the first post.
    As you see below I just got into the os x world.

    With my MBP I wonder what mouse and keyboard to get as I have also to work in a VM a lot because of CAD. At the moment(on windows PC) I use an Intellimouse explorer3 mouse and a standard keyboard. Due to using a lot of keyboard shortcuts and the 5 point mouse(explorer3) I am not sure how to proceed. The mac keyboard has quite a different KB layout and a Mac mouse has very few options.
    Any suggestions as how I could solve this is very much appreciated.Do any other mouse and KB work as good? Any brands that would be particularly good?

    Thanks
    MT
     
  2. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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  3. mactechy thread starter macrumors member

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    S-man
    I typed into google and it looks like it is mainly a gaming KB, is that right? And what type of logitech mouse? Are both compatible with mac and xp?
    MT
     
  4. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    As for the mouse, I've heard OUTSTANDING things about the Logitech MX Revolution. It has tons of buttons and, using the provided software, it is totally customizable, so you truly can do whatever functions you want with it. I can't help you much with the keyboard. Sorry!
     
  5. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    If money is no object go with the Optimus Maximus. :)

    As for the mouse.. no idea!
     
  6. mactechy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys, that gives me something to go.:confused:
    They do look like hold plated(price)
    MT
     
  7. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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  8. peapody macrumors 68040

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    had both the nano and the revolution.

    The revolution feels so much better and the layout of the buttons feels more natural. My two cents!

    If you like ergo, the new logitech kb out is nice.
     
  9. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    MX Revolution is FANTASTIC... I LOVE THIS MOUSE... DONT KNOW WHERE I'D BE WITHOUT IT..
     
  10. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    no its not just for gaming, and yes its for mac and pc
    get the vx or the vx nano they are great for laptops!
    this is a sweet backlit keyboard
    http://www.razerzone.com/p-87-razer-lycosa-gaming-keyboard.aspx
    you can get it from amazon/bestbuy and more
     
  11. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    i reckon the VX would be giving you best bang for your buck mate...
     
  12. mactechy thread starter macrumors member

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    mouse

    Hello

    Thanks for all the replies. This will give me plenty to go.
    MT
     
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    x2
     
  14. mactechy thread starter macrumors member

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    back again
    I have sorted the mouse with the drivers for explorer 3, a five point mouse I have been using for the last few years.
    Now, with the keyboard all seems to be a bit more difficult. I have a genius kb 29e on the PC and with some luck there might be other drivers that are compatible with os x and xp???
    Let's see.
    Thanks for all your efforts.
    MT
     

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