Keyboards with a Mac keyset?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by iindigo, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. iindigo macrumors 6502a

    iindigo

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    Hey guys,

    While I love the little BT keyboard that came with my 27" - it never disconnects, types easily, and is always responsive - I have a need for a full-sized keyboard for some of my applications. For those times, I'd like to be able to plug in an old-style USB keyboard.

    Now, I'm quite aware that practically any USB keyboard will work fine, even the $15.00 cheapo at my local computer shop. However, the vast majority of keyboards available have one problem: That stupid Windows key (and subsequent key rearrangement). Yes, it automatically remaps to the command key, but its position on the board is still different, plus who wants a Windows key?

    And so I'm now asking this: Where can I find keyboards with a Mac keyset? Sadly, it seems the big guys (Logitech) only produce standard Windows keyboards unless you get absurdly expensive (DiNovo). I could just buy an Apple alu wired keyboard, but that's also a little more than I'd like to spend, but if that's necessary I'll do it.

    One option I'm looking at is buying older Apple keyboards. I found one site that's selling a few brand new original iMac (bondi, tangerine, grape, etc) keyboards for cheap. Were they any good?

    Also, I have a couple old AppleDesign ADB keyboards sitting out in the garage. Would it be wise to track down some sort of ADB --> USB adapter and use one of them?



    Sorry for the oversized blurb. If you read through it all, thanks!
     
  2. jonnysods macrumors 601

    jonnysods

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    I can't do anything but recommend the current USB one from Apple, because it's the most comfortable one they have made....
     
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

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  4. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

    CHSeifert

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    Anything wrong with the USB connected keyboard from Apple :confused:

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    http://store.apple.com/dk/product/MB110Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA1Mg&mco=MTE0MDIyODA
     

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