Non-Apple Keyboard....?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mikebatho, May 12, 2007.

  1. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the UK, and putting together a cheapo second mac for spare, buying bits here & there where I can.

    Are there other keyboards out there that are mac friendly, but non-apple?

    I'm hoping to go cheaper.

    Thanks.
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    pretty much any standard keyboard will, but the keys will look different (e.g. no apple, sometimes the windows key...) and once in a while some keys will be swapped.

    i know at first it was confusing when control and command were swapped on my Logitech keyboard by default, but it was trivial swapping them in the preferences.
     
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    There are actually a lot of Apple-specific third party keyboards available. MacAlly is a big supplier. They have all the correct Apple keys, unlike regular PC keyboards.

    Microsoft also makes a Mac keyboard.

    Some people who I talk to rave about this one.

    Here are some more.

    Sadly, Mac specific keyboards are often pretty expensive.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    Agreed. The same keyboard without the special Apple-ness costs waaaaay less, it's sorta surprising.

    Plus the non-Mac-specific keyboards are available in more designs, colors and types.
     
  5. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    I've been using a Macally keyboard on one of my Macs and it has worked great.

    -T
     
  6. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers.

    I'll have a look & see if any of those are going cheap anywhere, I do want the proper mac keyboard layout.....
     

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