Recommendations for Mouse and keyboard for imac?

linkmon99

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Jun 6, 2017
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Hey guys,
so I ordered the new 27" Imac and was going to be doing some gaming and such on it.
I realized through testing that the magic mouse 2 isn't the best, and even the keyboard isn't the easiest thing to use. Anyone have recommendations for something that functions well and matches the style of the imac? Thanks!
 

MadDane

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Apr 5, 2015
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I am not sure how well the style matches but I am very fond of my Logitech MX Master. For me that mouse is extremely pleasant to use and Logitech just released an updated version recently.
 

Soepie

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Sep 16, 2015
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I use a Logitech MX Master stone edition with my current iMac and that works good and looks nice with the Mac as well.
I just ordered a MX Master S2 version for the new one, will probably work as good.
 

theluggage

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Hey guys,
so I ordered the new 27" Imac and was going to be doing some gaming and such on it.
I realized through testing that the magic mouse 2 isn't the best, and even the keyboard isn't the easiest thing to use. Anyone have recommendations for something that functions well and matches the style of the imac? Thanks!
Keyboards and mice are highly subjective. Some people actually like the Magic Mouse - they're wrong, of course, but what can you do? :) So the best advice has to be, if possible, find a store with a range on display and pick the ones you like the feel of.

If you're ordering from the Apple store, I'd take the opportunity of "upgrading" to the magic trackpad and new magic keyboard with num pad and giving them a go - its far cheaper than buying them new if they don't work for you you could probably sell them on and get your money back.

Personally, my preferred arrangement:

* Apple wired keyboard with num-pad - only nice external keyboard Apple has made this century (just discontinued, if you see one in stock grab it - virtually an investment!) - matches the iMac, of course.

* Logitech MX Master - one of the few decently chunky "ergonomic" mice still around - doesn't match the iMac but so what? Amaze Magic Mouse users by plugging it a USB cable to recharge while continuing to use the mouse (and subsequently enjoying a week or two of wireless use because it got a full charge rather than a quickie top-up) - magical!

I'd like to give the new Magic Keyboard a go... the "butterfly" keyboards on the MBPs I've tried in the shop felt like something I could be converted to... possibly.
 

Half Rick

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May 28, 2017
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* Apple wired keyboard with num-pad - only nice external keyboard Apple has made this century (just discontinued, if you see one in stock grab it - virtually an investment!) - matches the iMac, of course.
Honestly, I feel the new magic keyboard with numpad is just as good as the wired keyboard. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least :)
 

zen

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I have a Logitech G502 gaming mouse - pretty much the best mouse I've used.

I'm a keyboard fanatic, so am probably not a typical user, but I have a Ducky Shine 5 with Cherry MX blue keys. Again, best keyboard I've ever used, but mechanical keyboards are perhaps not for everybody. But the full RGB backlighting is pretty cool!
 

xgman

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G900 logitch is expensive but nice. The G703 and 903 out soon even better with a wireless charging mouse pad (also pricey)to come in August.
 

Fishrrman

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OP:

What are you using now?
If you like them, why "upgrade" them?
Why not just keep on using what you have and like now?
 

jukkhop

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Dec 27, 2016
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Apple wired keyboard with num-pad - only nice external keyboard Apple has made this century (just discontinued, if you see one in stock grab it - virtually an investment!) - matches the iMac, of course.
What, the Wired Keyboard is discontinued?? Time to stock up!
 

ThisBougieLife

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Jan 21, 2016
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The Apple wired keyboard feels much sturdier and more comfortable to type on than the new one. I'm glad I kept mine since I prefer to use it to the new one.

As for the mouse, I have the MX Master with an ergonomic mouse pad and that combination is much more comfortable to use than the Magic Mouse. I'd like to use the Magic Mouse, but it's killing my hand to use it.
 

jukkhop

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Dec 27, 2016
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Yeah the Wired keyboard is no longer listed in Apple shop. Seems to have been replaced by the wireless version.
 

blueroom

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I just bought a Logitech MX Master S2 and a Logitech K780 keyboard. I was using two MX Masters and two keyboard on a PC and MacBook that sit beside each other. I wanted to try out Flow with this new mouse and keyboard combo.
 

gian8989

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Oct 23, 2015
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Yeah the Wired keyboard is no longer listed in Apple shop. Seems to have been replaced by the wireless version.
WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? Looks like I have to waste some money and buy a new one (the one I have has 10 years and the new one with numpad is not as good in my opinion).