Keyboard/Trackpad questions

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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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.
 

hungx

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May 8, 2012
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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.
 

Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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Elkton, Maryland
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.
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.
 

rjbenson83

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Dec 16, 2013
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Atlanta
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.
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.