The Legendary Apple Extended Keyboard

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Tips and How To's
    Link: The Legendary Apple Extended Keyboard
    Description:: Introduced in 1987, this extended keyboard was well designed and very solidly built. It remains a favorite of long-time Mac users.

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  2. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
    being a pc guy until only a few years ago, i used the IBM iterations for almost my whole life. every time i bought a computer that came with accessories, i'd throw them in with the rest of the cheapies and use my nice ibm keyboard.

    it's still alive, i just need a usb adapter [plus it doesn't have an apple key :p]

    also a nice note: this keyboard has survived about 3 ice tea spills and numerous water spills!
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I didn't realize it before, but I've got one of these keyboards on my Mac II. I'm sure they're durable, but I don't really like the way it feels while typing at all.
  4. sord macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2004
    Although I liked the IBMs (never had a chance to try the Apple) I now prefer the laptop like scissor cut keyboards. (ice-key from macally) Easier to type on and very hard to not push a key down all the way.
  5. termite macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2003
    My theory is, you get used to a keyboard and don't want to change.

    I loved the Sun4 keyboard with the function keys packed close above the number keys (not a long reach) and extra function keys on the left, and the control key where God Always Intended It To Be.

    So I bought an adapter and still use it on my PC today. I'm thinking about trying a USB one for a Mac.
  6. macidiot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2002
    I have 3 of those keyboards in a closet. Built like a tank, except for the height/tilt adjustment.

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