What's with the Wireless keyboard?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jamiednm, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Jamiednm macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    Two points about this:

    1. Why can't Apple produce a full size wireless keyboard with proper numeric keys?

    2. It appears that the small, wireless keyboard comes as standard with the new iMac and that if you want a wired keyboard, you'll have to buy it separately. Is this correct?
  2. wessew macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    1. They choose not to. Apparently, the demand is limited. But there are many other decent alternatives. One is Logitech.

    2. Yes. For a few dollars more. But you do not have to stay with Apple keyboards.
  3. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Forget about Logitech, Apple and other cheap keyboards.

    Get a real keyboard with mechanical keys and tactile feedback. I recommend the Matias Tactile Pro or the Matias Quiet Pro. I've both and they're a pleasure to use.
  4. MacWanter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Well, the previous models did have a option to replace the wireless keyboard with a wired one that had the numpad on it. In fact, I am using one atm.
  5. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2010
    New Jersey
    Speaking of keyboards, who thinks the one bundled with the iMac will have an eject key? Would seem odd if it did considering the omission of the optical disc drive.
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    I don't know if they will but they should, for external ODDs.
  7. N10248 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2004
    Essex, U.K.
    Macbook Airs and Retina's don't have eject buttons and they are just as likely to have an external drive as the new iMac
  8. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    I agree. I've got one Apple wireless keyboard and two Apple wired keyboards at home. I much prefer a (real) full-size keyboard and would have purchased three of them instead of what I've got.
  9. James twinli macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    Logitech is providing better Wireless keyboards in the market.

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