Razer blackwidow ultimate keyboard with MacBook pro question

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  1. Lakers macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone I'm new to the forums and I love playing Starcraft 2 on my brand new 17inch MacBook I recently bought last week. My question is does anyone use the blackwidow keyboard setup with a MacBook and does it work well with the MacBook because I know it isn't Mac compatible yet. I went to the store and they said the windows key would not react as a command key. And using a external keyboard with a MacBook pro is it comfortable or does it feel just awkward?
     
  2. Leslie Tan macrumors member

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    I have the keyboard but i havent try it out on my mbp. I will let u know when i finished my work. Shouldnt be a problem using it as i have used before my windows keyboard on my mbp before.
     
  3. Lakers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Leslie thanks for responding :D been waiting for someone to give me a little feedback haha. Let me know if all the ports fit as well i know that the ultimate keyboard uses 2 usb ports + mic jack + headphone jack since the keyboard has the extra usb on the side.
     
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    Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    I love my Black Widow Ultimate; been using it on my Mac Pro since it was released. The only thing that doesn't work (that I've noticed so far) is the macro keys. I currently have the headphone/mic jacks going through the USB DAC that came with my Logitech G330 and it seems to work alright. If you don't have a DAC, you can plug the headphone cable directly into the Audio Out port on the MBP but it does lack a Mic In (it's a Line-in) so the mic port won't work. Other than that, you have the usual Windows keyboard issue of the Windows (Command)/Alt keys being swapped which is fairly easily fixed just by going into the Keyboard system preferences and swapping them back.
     
  6. Lakers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! anyway i can get that mic port to work with some sort of adapter ?
     
  7. Lakers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    guiyon you're using a mac pro not a macbook pro right? So you wouldn't know the feeling if its awkward or not using a external keyboard with a laptop?
     
  8. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    That's right. I have used full size keyboards with laptops before and, to me anyway, it does feel a bit odd; mostly because the display is a lot smaller than your average desktop display and the keyboard makes it further away than usual.
     

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