Keyboard/Trackpad questions

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cynics, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. cynics macrumors G3

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    I browsed around a bit and found some stuff but no direct answer to my question.

    Currently I use AirPlay from my iMac quite a bit. I've been just bringing the my Apple bluetooth keyboard and magic mouse into my living room. The range is strong enough that they both work well. But using a mouse on the couch isn't isn't the best solution carrying them back and forth is a bit of a pain too.

    So I'm curious.

    1. Can you have 3/4 input devices connected via bluetooth? A keyboard, mouse, and keyboard with built in trackpad and have them all on and functional at the same time. Basically a dedicated keyboard for the living room.

    If so...

    2. What brand would you guys recommend? I browsed Apples webpage and found one "Twelve South MagicWand". The thing is I need it to be a quality product that has as good as range as Apples OEM keyboard and mouse. Plus I need it to be built for a Mac with all of Apple keyboard keys (volume, launchpad, mission control, i.e. F1 -F12 preferably labeled etc).

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. hungx macrumors 6502

    hungx

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    Yes, you can have 3-4 bluetooth devices connected at once to a Mac.

    The Twelve South MagicWand simply connects your wireless keyboard to the Magic Trackpad. The keyboard and trackpad is not included.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The MagicWand and the Henge Docks Clique essentially do the same thing of coupling the trackpad to the keyboard. However, I believe the Clique is a more appropriate solution as it appears to wrap the whole trackpad for better support when sitting away from the desk.

    There is no issues with having 3-4 devices connected via the Bluetooth in your Mac.

    Please note that if you get a trackpad and the Clique, simply insert both and take the clique with you to the living room. Leave the mouse behind.
     
  4. rjbenson83 macrumors regular

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    Can the Henge Dock Clique be used with the Logitec K811 and the apple magic track pad? I would prefer not to use apples keyboard.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Not that I know of. It is essentially a dock that the Magic Trackpad and Wireless Keyboard sit in to form one unit.
     

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