Older Apple Wireless Keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by warehouse40, May 30, 2013.

  1. warehouse40 macrumors member

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    Is anyone still using or have used the older Apple Wireless keyboard? I have and use the current Bluetooth keyboard from apple and am wondering if the older one might be more comfortable to type on. I've found a few on eBay and they're not too unreasonably priced.

    Thanks.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    I have one of each, the old one on my iMac and the new one on my Mac Mini. On the iMac I have regular need for the 10-key numeric. Personally I actually prefer the newer one (particularly visually - it doesn't get dirty/dusty as easily) but both work OK. Be aware that you'll need to do some F-key remapping to get the function key shortcuts to work the way they do with the current keyboard.
     
  3. warehouse40 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you prefer typing on one or the other? I don't really need the number pad, I was just looking for a different keyboard experience. I'm not a big fan of the mechanical switch keyboards in terms of how loud they are.

    I loved the keyboard on my 2007 Macbook Pro, but it seems hard to find that style keyboard in a decent bluetooth version.
     
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    I prefer the newer one but that's a very subjective thing, I know many people prefer the longer key throw of the older style so I won't try to justify my preference other than "I like it better" :)
     

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