Keyboard/Mouse combo

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fireshot91, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. fireshot91 macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    I'm in need of a new keyboard/mouse. I have $50 to spend on it, give or take a few dollars.


    My requirements:
    -Wireless for both
    -One USB port to be taken
    -Needs to look semi-sleek
    -Have iTunes controls on the keyboard (Pause/Play, Next Track, Previous Track, and Volume buttons)
    -Obviously, to be compatible with Macs.

    Oh, I don't have a bluetooth module, so it can't be Bluetooth.
     
  2. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    For spending up to $50 on both, and all that you're looking for, that's pretty tough... :(
     
  3. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    True, but all it really needs to be is a Mac compatible Wireless combo with iTunes controls.
     
  4. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    I think a second hand Apple AL Keyboard along with the best mouse you can afford. But otherwise you are going to struggle.
     
  5. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    That would require bluetooth.
     
  6. Blow up tre1 macrumors member

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    Save save save

    You have to be joking to find a mac keyboard/mouse combo for $50!!!
    If it can only take up one usb slot you might want to look at some logitech products that work with their unifying receiver. This would cost a bit/lot more money, but is the only way I can think of for matching your demands, just not the price aspect.
    And if you get a good keyboard and mouse, they will last you for ages!
    And have a look at some websites like streetwise (australia only, I think) which stock mainly mac only (and some stuff that works with both) products.
    You will need to do a lot of browsing for this, but you will definably be looking at more a $200+ price range!
     
  7. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Uhm, the AUD and the USD is definitely different. I was talking US $50, which you can get some low-quality sets. But, I guess I can extend my price range to ~$70?
     
  8. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Ebay you can probably pick up a logitech s530 set. No experience with it though.

    For 50 or so, you may be able to pick up a older white bluetooth keyboard and a mighty mouse, then spend 10 bucks for a BT receiver.
     
  9. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    Heh. The S530 is what I'm using right now. I don't have a problem with it at all, other than the number 2 key is missing on the number row, so I can't use the at symbol (Which I seem to have to use a lot lately..)
     

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