Replacement Keyboard for Mac

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  1. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    Hey all!

    I'm looking to replacement deceased aluminum Mac Keyboard with number pad. Before I plunk down $50 on another one, I wanted to see what the assembled might recommend as a replacement.

    I'm currently typing on a rubber keyboard from Monoprice that I bought as a back up and a lark, that is too small for my hands and has really small Shift keys..

    Two things to consider:

    1)I like the "chicklet" style of the Mac keyboard. I cannot stand the plastic, hollow sounding, loud raised keys of a Windows keyboard...

    2)I do need a numbers pad

    Thanks again!

    Coachingguy

    PS: Wired or Wireless I'm flexible
     
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I got my wife a Luna Moshi keyboard for her iMac because she wanted a backlit keyboard. It's physically large but very comfortable. It is wired, has a numerical pad, and adds the forward delete key.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    I looked for an apple keyboard, but didn't like the price so i got a cheap Logitech keyboard from WalMart.

    Then did the key reversal (using system preferences/keyboard) so the option and command keys would reverse and act normally once i log in. Though it doesn't have some of the extended keys apple keyboards use or the actual option/command printed on the keys.

    So if you like simple PC keyboard, it'll likely work for you.

    There are a lot of keyboard variations out there, so you might find one you like.
     
  4. coachingguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    Thanks!

    Looks like a great keyboard, but about double what I wanted to spend.

    Coachingguy
     
  5. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    More than I wanted to spend too but my wife is happy and if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
     

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