Space Gray vs Silver Keyboard / Mouse / TrackPad

radiohead007

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Getting close to ordering a Mini 2018. Noticed the Space Gray is $20 more for each of these peripherals than their Silver counterparts. Besides the color is there anything else that is different technically? Is Apple's strategy here is to charge consumers more because of demand or is the manufacturing more complicated. They don't do this with phones and laptops so wondering.
 

Cashmonee

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Nothing is different but the price. They certainly look better, but I would not pay for it. For what it's worth, I also would not pay for Apple's keyboard. There are far better keyboards available for less. Trackpad is worth it if you are a trackpad fan.
 

TheGreatDave

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Nothing is different but the price. They certainly look better, but I would not pay for it. For what it's worth, I also would not pay for Apple's keyboard. There are far better keyboards available for less. Trackpad is worth it if you are a trackpad fan.
Got any recommendations for a good, full sized wireless keyboard?
 

Cashmonee

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Got any recommendations for a good, full sized wireless keyboard?
Keyboards are a personal thing, so the best thing is to go try a bunch of keyboards. I use a wired WASD CODE mechanical keyboard that cost me a bit more than an Apple Wireless and love it. Keyboard feel is an important factor to me, and I am willing to pay for it. If you want a wireless keyboard, then take a look at any of Logitech's offerings. The Logitech K750 is a very nice keyboard that MSRPs for $59.99, but has been below $40 on occasion and is currently under $50 on Amazon.

Point is, there is little reason to pay for Apple's keyboards unless you really want the keyboard to match the computer. The newest one's do not have a great feel (opinion of course), and they are at the top end of cost for a non-mechanical keyboard.
 

wdwpsu

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Keyboards are a personal thing, so the best thing is to go try a bunch of keyboards. I use a wired WASD CODE mechanical keyboard that cost me a bit more than an Apple Wireless and love it. Keyboard feel is an important factor to me, and I am willing to pay for it. If you want a wireless keyboard, then take a look at any of Logitech's offerings. The Logitech K750 is a very nice keyboard that MSRPs for $59.99, but has been below $40 on occasion and is currently under $50 on Amazon.

Point is, there is little reason to pay for Apple's keyboards unless you really want the keyboard to match the computer. The newest one's do not have a great feel (opinion of course), and they are at the top end of cost for a non-mechanical keyboard.
Aren't most keyboards Windows centric and don't play nice on the Mac? I've always been a fan of the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboards, but would be annoyed since the Option/Command keys would be flipped.
 

gigaguy

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No, Logitech beat Apple years ago with black or white BACKLIT, rechargeable bluetooth kb's and better black or white touch mice IMO. Both Mac and PC versions.
I had Apple's before but once I went Logitech, there's no going back. but it's personal as to what people like.
I looked, Logitech no longer sells the Ultrathin Touch Mouse? I have 2 of them... my fav..
 
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Cashmonee

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Aren't most keyboards Windows centric and don't play nice on the Mac? I've always been a fan of the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboards, but would be annoyed since the Option/Command keys would be flipped.
There are several Mac or platform agnostic keyboards available. If you really want an Apple keyboard, then I would suggest find the last gen Apple Wireless Keyboard used. It is a better keyboard (in my opinion) than the Magic Keyboard. It isn't flat, and the keys have travel similar to MacBook Pros before the disastrous Butterfly debacle.

Again, keyboards are totally personal, and I am sure there are many that do not agree with me, but in my opinion Apple went from having some very good low profile and laptop keyboards to having just absolute garbage keyboards with the Magic Keyboard and the butterfly keys in the laptops.
 

stratokaster

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Aren't most keyboards Windows centric and don't play nice on the Mac? I've always been a fan of the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboards, but would be annoyed since the Option/Command keys would be flipped.
Even if you use a keyboard designed for Windows, you can easily reassign modifier keys in settings in macOS.
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Got any recommendations for a good, full sized wireless keyboard?
Filco Majestouch Convertible 2.