So how does that new keyboard feel?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by johnee, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. johnee macrumors 6502a


    Interested in knowing what those who have the new keyboard think of it.

    Does it feel any different than a "normal" keyboard? harder? easier? does it make strange clicking sounds or is it silent?

    pray do tell...
  2. Pili macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2005
    Orlando/Miami, FL
    I stopped in the apple store today try it out and although i think its gorgeous, im still on the ropes about the feel. Besides the flat keys which dont give you a good idea exactly of where your fingers are, the angle and wrist positioning feel somewhat awkward coming from a logitech keyboard (the mouse/keyboard set for mac).

    It may just be a matter of getting used to it but i would definitely say that its different and you may want to try it out first if your thinking about getting it.
  3. dingmah macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2006
    The spacing on the keys slowed me down when I was trying it out this morning. Had to actually look down at my fingers to see what key I was hitting at times.
  4. ventro macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    I prefer my Macbook Pro keyboard to my desktop keyboard. Would I be a fan of this more laptop-style keyboard?
  5. johnee thread starter macrumors 6502a


    That's what I thought straightaway when I saw that keyboard. I'm used to closely space keys...
  6. jardeon macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2007
    Has anyone tried using the keyboard with a gel-style wrist rest? Does it sit too low on the desk to comfortably use a wrist rest with it?

    I'd buy one of these in a heartbeat, I love the keyboard on my MacBook and I live in constant fear of wearing it out, but I'd have to be sure that the fact the keyboard sits nearly flush with the desk wouldn't cause me any undue ergonomic strain.
  7. kurzz macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    It's just like the Macbook (not pro) keyboard isn't it? If you like typing on the macbook, you'd probably like the new keyboard.
  8. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    I tend to over-reach on my keyboarding anyways, so my experience with the new keyboard was actually very good. I liked how it felt and how compact, yet still large it was. I am still a Mac noob so I couldn't figure out how to get the new keys on top of the function keys to work. :eek:
  9. Toknee macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2007
    NYC-The Big Apple
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    if you've typed on a macbook, then you'll know what it's like to type on this thing. i love the short travel of the keys; typing feels much more responsive on this than it does on a normal keyboard or even the macbook pro's (my opinion).
  11. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN

    It's basicly a macbook keyboard
  12. Kenndac macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2003
    I've had my new keyboard for a couple of hours now, and now I'm used to it, I really love the feel of it. The key action is great and the reduced key travel actually allows me to type faster!

    The only thing I'm still not used to is the fact the keys are spaced out a little bit - you can't feel the key next to it, which means you have to trust where your fingers are a bit more. Great for learning to touch-type properly! :p
  13. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    I wasn't sure at first but I tried it in the local apple store and I really liked it.

    No problems really - it is just a matter of trusting yourself to press the right key - which I am quite good at.

    May be a problem for people who aren't so confident though.
  14. johnee thread starter macrumors 6502a


    interesting, from the testimonials, it appears it's ok, and with a little use, it's usable.

    I really thought it would be a nightmare, but i guess i need to use before i speak.
  15. iNeko macrumors regular

    May 13, 2007
    I like it - I got mine a few hours ago and it's perfect. I like the 'lowness' of it and the media keys are a brilliant idea. It's nice and quiet, plus it feels very solid. I adore the look of it and the size too, it looks nice sitting there on my desk :)
  16. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    It's almost clear from the pictures but... does this have a dirt, filth, cereal, miscellaneous hair, and decayed skin tray underneath the keys? Or does this new style mean that stuff won't be sitting in your keyboard for the lifespan of it?
  17. shecky Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.
    i concur with the how it feels comments above.

    there is no place for dirt to hang out, other than at the very very narrow space where the keys travel in and out of the base, but it is not like the last gen keyboards where there is a huge dirt reservoir under the keys. its basically a flat almost seamless plane of aluminum. in person it is extremely impressive. the pics do not do it justice. it feels like The Future™
  18. jakk2809 macrumors member

    May 24, 2007
    I personally like the MacBook Pro keys. Flat keys are hard to type for me. I like a slight dip in each key so my finger feels more secure.
  19. jstennis1591 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    for the people that have it.....did you buy it alone in the store? or did you buy the new iMac and get it with that?

    my store (and the 5th avenue flagship) both dont have them
  20. illweather macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2006
    I ordered one through Apple, and won't receive it till next week (I'm hoping...). I was frustrated that none of the local "brick and mortar" stores had received any, and just went ahead and clicked "buy." I have no idea how it feels, but needed a new keyboard, and liked the look of this one. I'll post to let you know what I think; hopefully I didn't screw myself by not using it before buying...

    In the meantime, more individual experiences please. :)
  21. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I love it and can't wait for a local Apple Store to get them. It's very responsive with just the right amount of "click" to it. I don't like the perfectly flat keys, but that isn't a deal killer for me. It's going to be nice to have a keyboard I can keep clean. I can't keep the previous Apple keyboard clean the way its designed w/ all the nooks and crannies for dust and dirt to fall into.
  22. mike dunx macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2006
    Central FL
    i hope they come out with a "pro" version of the keyboard, or whatever they'd call it. i like the feel of the macbook pro keyboard more.
  23. lofight macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2007
    each key feels like a womens nipple.... :p i hoped it would
  24. Kashchei macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2002
    Meat Space
    Are you an Apple salesman, because you just sold me a new keyboard (even though I didn't need one!)
  25. lofight macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2007
    :p no i'm not an apple's salesman. It would be a good campagne

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