Keyboard for Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Cricketman, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Cricketman macrumors regular

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    Hi guys

    I'm about to spring for the 2.26 Ghz Mac Mini (2GB Ram, 160GB HDD). Obviously, I need a keyboard+mouse to go with it. I want a wireless set.

    The apple combo is simply too expensive. Both the mouse and keyboard will cost me ~110$, which is like 20% of the price of the machine!

    Are there any other options? I want to have most of the dashboard options (volume etc).

    Was looking at this one, will it work? http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wire...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1268705819&sr=8-1

    Cheers!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yup sure will, without the need for any additional software.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    You can use just about any wireless combo you can find.

    Realize that you will be losing a USB port with this model.
     
  4. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    I've been using an Apple chicklet keyboard at work for a year and love it. My dad just got a new imac with the wireless keyboard and new touch mouse. Expensive, yes... but the keyboard and mouse are really great. I'd buy them if I needed a new setup.
     
  5. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on the same boat as you. My recently ordered 2.53ghz refurbished Mac Mini is still sitting in its box (waiting on the U2410 also).

    I'm looking for a keyboard and mouse, I'm interested in the keyboard you linked to. I'd be ok giving up a mouse port. Unless someone has a good bluetooth option

    This mac mini is for my townhouse that I moved into recently. I left my older 1.83ghz C2D Mac Mini w/ my fam. On that, I'm using:

    1) The mouse is a Logitech VX REVOLUTION WIRELESS LASER MOUSE - LOVXR I got from bhphotovideo.com around the same time for $50 even
    2) The keyboard's the Apple Wireless Keyboard A1016/M9270LL-A [amazon.com] I bought off my friend (unfortunately, the left and down arrow just stopped working so I have to replace that too)
    3) The speakers are Klipsch 2.1 ProMedia THX Speaker System $119 that I got from Best Buy for $119

    Thinking about going with the Logitech VX Revolution wireless laser mouse again if I can still find it for $50. Not sure what to do abut keyboard, really liked that one. Speakers I'll hold out for a deal
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    you wont lose a port with the U2410 -- its got a built in 4 port USB2 hub =)
     
  7. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    ^ ah forgot about that. Alright, so USB isn't a big deal. Bring on the keyboard suggestions everyone.
     
  8. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    My logitech MX1000 is still ticking after 4 years. No idea what it's called these days!
     

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