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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ColorWare to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a customized Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and a customized Magic Mouse to go along with it.

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For those unfamiliar with ColorWare, it is a website that specializes in device customization, painting all kinds of electronics in unique custom colors that are unavailable from the manufacturer.

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Priced at $249, the Touch ID Magic Keyboard can be painted in any of the colors that ColorWare offers. There are matte and gloss options, and ColorWare has almost every color of the rainbow, including shades of red, blue, green, purple, and pink.

For those who like a more muted device there are silver, white, and jet black options, along with a series of metallic shades. ColorWare also offers green and orange "Hi-Vis" shades that are super bright.

The coloration process includes each key and and the aluminum base of the keyboard itself, all of which can be turned a single color. The Touch ID power button is protected and remains the standard white color.

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The customized Magic Mouse can be ordered from ColorWare for $149, and it comes in all of the same colors as the keyboard. The colorization process includes just the top of the mouse, leaving the silver aluminum base intact. It's worth noting that the customization of the Magic Mouse eliminates the Apple logo on the top.

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ColorWare has been creating custom painted devices since 1998, and has perfected its painting process. ColorWare uses a multi-step coating system that includes a primer, the application of a primary color formula, and a liquid plastic coating that protects the color that's been applied.

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Aside from the color change of the keyboard and mouse, all of the standard functionality remains available, with no change to the functionality. ColorWare also offers all kinds of other custom painted devices, including AirPods, AirTags, console controllers, the Nintendo Switch, and even robot vacuums.

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We have one Magic Mouse and one Magic Keyboard with Touch ID to give away to a lucky MacRumors reader. To enter to win, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, UK residents who are 18 years or older, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. All federal, state, provincial, and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.


The contest will run from today (March 18) at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on March 25. The winner will be chosen randomly on March 25 and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Custom Colored Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard From ColorWare
 

nutmac

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I love their metallic finishes. Their custom painted AirTags look fantastic too.
 

tranceme

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Funny and more funny. $249 for a keyboard and $149 for simple mouse. I guess the economy is doing quite well if people can worry so much about colors and shell out that kind of cash on regular looking slim keyboard. I do like the TouchID.

I guess it's the same people that buy way over priced Apple Studio Displays. I'm jealous. I'll take 2 now.
 

AppleHore

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Funny and more funny. $249 for a keyboard and $149 for simple mouse. I guess the economy is doing quite well if people can worry so much about colors and shell out that kind of cash on regular looking slim keyboard. I do like the TouchID.

I guess it's the same people that buy way over priced Apple Studio Displays. I'm jealous. I'll take 2 now.
Two words: credit cards.
 
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spatlese44

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I’m thinking I can finally get a DVORAK keyboard that’s properly labeled. You can move around the key caps yourself, but I leave the F and J where they are because of the bump. That leaves four keys out of place that I try to fix with white out and a greyscale fine tip marker (ie. J —> U). Looks like crap. If they can fix that, I’m in.
 

mkoesel

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Gotta do something about that white Touch ID button.
Agree.

If one is willing to go with an extended keyboard, theoretically, they could start with this new keyboard:


And then you'd have a black TouchID sensor instead of white which would look especially good with the black lettering option. Unfortunately, I don't see any option to specify this on their website. Perhaps they will add this soon, though it would increase the price since the black keyboard is $20 more from Apple.

It also does not appear that Colorware offers any mixed-color options, so there is also no way to order the non-extended keyboard in "silver-with-black-keys" (and white TouchID :( ) to emulate the look of the new OEM black extended model above. It's strange that Apple still won't offer a black color option for their standard keyboard. They went through the trouble of providing it in every color the iMac is offered in but didn't do the same to accompany the new black/silver peripherals that arrived with the Mac Studio.
 

macduke

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Will they consider colorwaring a Mac Studio and Studio Display? That would be pretty slick.

I love the matte black AirPods Pro. When Apple releases AirPods Pro 2, I'm going to seriously consider getting them colorwared. I already have black foam tips that would go well with them. Or maybe the Graphite Matte Metallic...seems like that might be a good space gray? And maybe the Techno Matte Metallic for the case. Nice.
 

Thebrochure

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This isn’t marketed as having some kind of special use over a regular keyboard, it’s for the aesthetics.
I know. But the point remains. As a writer, there's little value (at least for me). I need a keyboard with more tactical response. And these days, that sort of thing is getting relegated to the shadows more often than not, which is troubling, considering how many people use them to make a living.
 
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bookofxero

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I know. But the point remains. As a writer, there's little value (at least for me). I need a keyboard with more tactical response. And these days, that sort of thing is getting relegated to the shadows more often than not, which is troubling, considering how many people use them to make a living.
What are you talking about? You know there are other companies besides Apple, right? Plenty are even making tactile and clicky wireless keyboards. Yeah, you lose TouchID, but as a writer I am sure that is a small sacrifice to make.
 

Thebrochure

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What are you talking about? You know there are other companies besides Apple, right? Plenty are even making tactile and clicky wireless keyboards. Yeah, you lose TouchID, but as a writer I am sure that is a small sacrifice to make.
I do know there are third-party options. But it would be nice if Apple actually shipped a "pro" keyboard with their "pro" computers, that's all. If it's called a professional device, it should feature professional tools... not just be a marketing slogan.
 
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