Looking for a good keyboard to use with my Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacBook-Gal, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. MacBook-Gal macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2008
    LOA&C (The land of art and computers)
    I do a lot of typing, so I have decided that it might be best to get an external keyboard to use with my Macboo Pro. Some of the ones that I am considering are the Apple wireless keyboard(Does the small size make this one uncomfortable for extended periods of typing?), and the Saitek Eclipse II(I like the looks of this one, but just wish it had bluetooth....has anyone here tried using it with a Mac?). I would love to hear any suggestions as to what would be the best Mac compatible keyboard for doing lots of typing. :apple:
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I use the Apple Wireless Keyboard with my MBP. Best keyboard I've ever seen or used! Incredible battery life (8+ months) and doesn't eat up desk space. Very comfortable to use. I'm on it 12-16 hours a day, every day.
  3. Carl Abudephane, Apr 21, 2009
    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  4. chinarider macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    I found one of the old Apple bluetooth keyboards, with numberpad, on Ebay for cheap...

  5. Intel Inside macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2008
    +2 for Wireless Keyboard

    But how do you guys get 8 moths on yours, the most i get is about 1 or 2 for about the same usage as you?

    But very good keyboard, same typing space as wired one but minus the num pad
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    +3 for Apple Wireless Keyboard. Long battery life and comfortable keys.
  7. Durwood macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2009
  8. mikeinternet macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2006
    Oaklnad, CA
    Not sure what cheap is but if "the land of art and computers" is anywhere near the east bay. I'll part with my older bluetooth keyboard for 30 bucks.
  9. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    Apple cabled keyboard

    1) Amazing for gaming, and becoming the choice for gamers

    2) Has a number pad which the wireless one doesn't have

    3) Dont need batteries, one single neat USB cable, which is very very long

    4) It has a USB port on either side (two in total) which you can plug your wireless mouse adaptor, memory stick, camera, iPod or other USB device into to access data off it or charge it etc conveniently

    5) Its much cheaper than the wireless one, and actually one of the cheapest keyboards around
  10. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If you want the best keyboard, get a Unicomp Model M. ;)
  11. baditkoff macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2009
    Southern NH
  12. ritzuk macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2005
    Apple make the best keyboards at the moment - you'd be mad not to get one!
  13. MacBook-Gal thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2008
    LOA&C (The land of art and computers)
    Thanks for the input everyone! I think I will go with an apple keyboard....just need to decide which kind. I have rarely ever used a number pad, so I'm not really worried about whether or not it has that option. I hadn't thought about getting a more inexpensive previous version, but that's a great idea.

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