who still uses old peripherals

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  1. Last iOS 5 user macrumors member

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    In front of my iMac is a Magic Mouse, Wireless Keyboard, and… an M3012 EKII.
    I need mechanical to reduce the risk of RSI and wearing the WK's keys during intensive typing sessions.
    Who else uses vintage/old peripherals and why?

    Inspired by another thread on what mice are used by those who don't use the Magic.
     
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I use a 23" Apple Cinema Display that I bought around 2004 with my MacBook Air. Still looks great after all these years. I have a Mac Mini as an iTunes server, it is connected to a 22" Samsung 720p digital TV that I got somewhere around 2002 or 2003.
     
  3. potatis macrumors 6502a

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    Using the black :apple: Pro mouse... kind of nice and relaxing to only have one button to think of.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I use a hockey puck mouse with my iMac G3!
     
  5. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Using the white key with clear plastic case A1048 Apple key from the 03-07 era instead of any new wireless board for the last 6 years. What can I say - I like the feel of a board with springs - buckle or key switch. Had 3 Matias keys in between which were also great.

    Kensington Trackball user from 96 to now. I can use any other mouse, but I can fly on a trackball.
     
  6. lucasfer899 macrumors 6502

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    Using a 2005 20" Alu ACD along with an :apple: Pro Keyboard with my desktop PC.
     
  7. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    My main display is a 23" Apple Cinema Display HD, using the Apple DVI to ADC Adapter.

    A.
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I still use my Macally "iMediaKey" USB keyboard (looks like an OLD-style IBM keyboard), although the additional keys above the "regular" keys are no longer supported.

    Still using a Logitech MX-610 mouse, even though it was never marketed as a "Mac-supported" mouse, works great with USB Overdrive.

    Still use an older Brother laser printer.

    These older items work better than "the latest and greatest"....
     
  9. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what you think of as old, but i use some early 2000 apple peripherals.
     
  10. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    I still use a couple of IBM M13's that were made back in 1996. Haven't found a replacement that I like typing on but haven't tried a Topre yet and will give one a shot someday.
     
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    I still use an HP Laserjet 2200D printer I bought in 2001. It still prints reliably and never jams
     
  12. mripadmini macrumors regular

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    I am using a old set of Dell speakers before 2009 i am not sure when but they still are great but I am going to get a dell Bluetooth speaker for my new desktop i got in June 2014.
     
  13. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Well if we are going to go there, iTunes Radio is currently driving a Carver M-500 (ca 1981) feeding a pair of Polk Monitor 7s (ca 1990) in a near-field arrangement on my desk.

    A.
     
  14. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    I'm eaglery working on getting rid of every single old firewire 800 hard drive and replacing them with Thunderbolt or at least usb 3 devices. Quite a task...
    I think I've got only 3 Firewire drives left by now.
     
  15. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Not exactly a fair comparison since vintage audio equipment is often made to last a lot longer and sounds better than cheap computer speakers. ;)
     
  16. Altemose macrumors G3

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    who still uses old peripherals


    As I try to get more FireWire drives...
     
  17. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    Really? Why?
     
  18. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    For a museum?
     
  19. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    True. In my defense I will suggest that what qualifies as 'computer speakers' has always been somewhat fuzzy. :)

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  20. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Did that last year - USB3
     
  21. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    At least for newer SATA tyoe drives, you can easily remove them from a FW enclosure and drop them in a USB 3 enclosure or HD docking station.

    The good news is that USB3 drive are very inexpensive. You can get 3-4TB drives at Costco or Sams for $100-129 range. You can even get a Seagate 6TB drive for $299.
     
  22. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I have a lot of PowerPC equipment and FireWire drives are a bit faster than USB 2.0 or 1.1.
     
  23. Boyd01, Jul 16, 2014
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    I have two milk crates full of old Firewire drives with archived video that I've shot. Mostly firewire 400 and mostly small, like 80gb, 160gb, 320gb, a couple 500gb. Just wouldn't be worth the cost or effort to put them in new enclosures. One of these days I need to pull the files off these antiques, they would probably fit on one 4tb drive. :)
     
  24. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    It's not a difficult distinction to make. You don't have computer speakers, you have speakers that are hooked up to your computer. ;)

    Which reminds me of sophomore year in college, when we hooked up every speaker in the room to one computer, including an old receiver with some big floor speakers. We ended up overloading the circuit breaker and had to call the RA. Since it was the first weekend, it took us about 2hrs to get someone down to reset the breaker. Good times. :D
     
  25. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I use a 2006 wireless Mighty Mouse, and have a WD passport from 2008.

    I just replaced a 2003 era iHome for an AirPlay version (it was yellowing, and the Lightning adapter wouldn't have worked with it since it's slanted).

    I don't own very many peripherals to begin with otherwise.
     

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