Where can I find a compact Mac keyboard in the UK?

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  1. Dreamkatcha macrumors regular

    Dreamkatcha

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for something like the Happy Hacking Lite 2 or SMK-88 i.e. without the number pad. The new Apple wireless keyboard would be perfect except I don't want to mess about replacing batteries on a desk-bound keyboard.

    You can't buy the HH keyboard here because of some bureaucratic plastic regulations, and no-one appears to sell any of the alternatives.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Relax, the apple wireless keyboard is good enough, that batteries last forever. and its compact. My friend uses his keyboard 24/7 and he only replaced batteries once in about 2-3 years... by that time, the keys are probably worn off lol.
     
  3. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, that's interesting. This could tip the balance even if I won't benefit much from it being wireless.

    What kind of batteries do they take anyway?
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    They give you 3 batteries (AA) with the keyboard... and its AA batteries.
     
  5. Mangaroo macrumors regular

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    i dunno about 3 years, but for me they have lasted plenty long and have been using rechargeables since and they last for ages too...i always have a few spare, but have a backup cheap usb keyboard if im ever in a tight spot...even though the charger is a 1 hour charger...still, you never know!
     
  6. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm definitely coming round to the idea. You can't get any more standard than AAs so they aren't going to be hard to come by.
     
  7. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    I woudn't say 2-3 years

    More a year and a bit if your lucky, it also depends on the batteries etc, pick the good ones, get the good results. they do last quite along time though
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    i said my friend replaced his batteries once (maybe twice) in 2-3 years. sorry if i should of made that more clear. he uses good batteries, energizer lithiums, same as my wireless MM.
     
  9. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    Yeah i miss read sorry mate, there the batteries i was trying to think off :rolleyes:
     
  10. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    lol, its alright no problem, i should of made that clear in the first place. i skipped some crucial details b/c some ppl just cussed at my youtube videos. i was sorta fuming while i was typing a response in this thread.
     

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