Mouse and keyboard for MacBook Pro

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  1. raringsunny macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for a Mouse and a keyboard to use with my MacBook pro. I find it very inconvenient to use the native keyboard and mouse of MacBook pro when used for long hours.

    Disappointed after reading reviews on Apple's website from the users of apple mouse and keyboard. There are more people who rated it only 1 and 2 than I would have expected.

    Would like to know which keyboard and mouse is good to use with your MacBook pro. Your recommendation if backed up by good reviews will definitely count a lot to me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. malandra macrumors regular

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    I'm using a das keyboard mechanical USB, bought refurbished and made in Taiwan. If you like that "clicky" thing, it's awesome. I love it.
     
  3. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    I like the apple keyboard. And I personally use the Magic Trackpad instead of a mouse.

    If you don't like the MBP internal keyboard, you are not likely going to like the apple keyboard neither.

    Best is go to a store like bestbuy and try some of the keyboards out there and see which one you prefer typing on.
     
  4. Mikael H macrumors 6502

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    I've been using an Apple wireless keyboard at work for over four years now with no problems.
    I primarily use the magic trackpad along with it, and that works perfectly well for me, although I sometimes miss the numerical part on the keyboard.

    I can't really say anything bad about this combination in a work environment, except that you'll want to purchase a set of rechargeable batteries.
     
  5. raringsunny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Don't get me wrong. I love the apply keyboard. The only problem I have using the MBP keyboard is that the sharp edges hurt the area around the wrist or the form arm a little bit. I think this might be a problem with other people too if they use it for long durations.

    since the keyboards be it Apple or any other company are usually tilted and do not have sharp edges, so those might work better for me.

    I love the looks of Apple wireless keyboard but I got skeptical about it after I read the reviews on Apple's website. I am quite surprised that quite a few people have given 1 star rating also.

    --Sunny
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    The idea of using any good wireless keyboards from BestBuy isn't bad.

    Let me clarify that even I love the MBP keyboard and mouse. The only issue as I stated in my other response is that it hurts the area which touches the sharp edges. I don't find it as convenient. I think it hurts even more when you are using it in your lap instead of a table.

    I feel that using the external wireless Apple keyboard would be best but after reading the review of keyboard and mouse, I am reconsidering my decision as in lots of reviews people have given even 1 star rating to Apple mouse and keyboard

    --Sunny
    http://blog.bigdatatalking.com

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    What is a das keyboard? Can you please share a link?

    --Sunny
    http://blog.bigdatatalking.com
     
  6. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Mouse and keyboard for MacBook Pro

    If you like the internal keyboard, then you would not hate the apple Bluetooth keyboard.
    I have both the wired and wireless one and I find them amazing. The only closest thing I found non-apple is Dell km713/km714 keyboard, but it's not Bluetooth.
     
  7. littlepud macrumors regular

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    Rain mStand + Apple Wireless Keyboard + Apple Magic Trackpad
     
  8. acctman macrumors 65816

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    Rain mStand + Apple Wireless Keyboard + Logitech Anywhere MX mouse
     
  9. theycallmetc macrumors newbie

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    Re: Mouse and keyboard for MacBook Pro

    If you like the Apple one, I'd suggest looking at Logitech's K750 Solar (Mac layout of course). If you like keys with longer travel instead of the chiclet style keys, then you can look for the older wireless or wired Apple keyboards, but the problem about those is that they get real nasty and are a pain to clean.

    If money is no object, look into any of the mechanical options (Das Keyboard, Matias, Corsair, Cooler Master, etc). I really like the Corsair K65. Relatively inexpensive and super compact. Doesn't have a Mac layout though. No biggie IMO.

    For mice, again, I'm not too crazy about the Apple one. If you want a good wireless that's available anywhere, the Logitech Marathon is great. I like the Razer Deathadder a lot but I'm not too crazy about the flashy gamer looking gear. Corsair M65 is pretty cool as well.

    The only Apple peripheral I'd like to get for a stand + Macbook desk setup would be a trackpad, but I think the need for batteries is pretty dumb. I'd definitely do the USB power mod if I were to get one.
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    The Apple wireless keyboard is fine, I've been using one for 5+ years.

    People posting 1* reviews probably have an axe to grind (e.g. the batteries leaked, I spilled coke on it) and post a rant before they've calmed down. Apple also don't insist you purchase the item from them before reviewing it.

    Mouse - not sure. I'm still using a Logitech Bluetooth one from 2006, probably long discontinued. I'm not a fan of the Magic mouse in any guise.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I use the apple mouse (one with the pimple) and the basic apple wired keyboard. I'd probably opt for wireless keyboard but it lacks the number pad.
     
  12. Wishbrah macrumors regular

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    Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard.

    I love the wired keyboard, but didn't want the wire. The Magic Mouse shape has a little learning curve to it compared to a larger gaming mouse. After a little time with both, everything is good.
     
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