Wireless Keyboard...No 10-Key...WTF?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by agheler, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. agheler macrumors newbie

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    Why in the name of hell would Apple make a keyboard with no 10-key? Does anyone know if they make the same cool wireless thin aluminum keyboard with it. I think I have seen pictures of it, but it's not for sale on Apple's website.
     
  2. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    like a keyboard with the number 10 on it?

    I have never come across a keyboard like that before..
     
  3. agheler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    10-Key + Number Pad

    By 10-Key, I am talking about the number pad usually to the right of the keypad.
     
  4. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    They make one with a "10-key" on it, but it's only wired, no wireless.
     
  5. tdevers macrumors regular

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    I've never seen a '10' key on a keyboard. I've seen some with a '00' or a '000' key.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no. the wireless keyboard does not have a number pad. the wired one does.

    as to why? who knows. makes no sense to me, but this is by and far old news and shouldn't be startling.
     
  7. Sky Blue Guest

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    You haven't.
     
  8. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    This is why i bought the old apple wireless keyboard while i had the chance. it is a much better keyboard for pretty much everything i do.
     
  9. Babooshka macrumors 6502

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    Why does it matter?

    Also, they probably don't have the numeric pad because a)it could use too much power or b)it would be too cumbersome to hold when wandering about a room, making it more likely that it'll lose balance and you'll drop it
     
  10. teh0ne macrumors newbie

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    The numeric pad repeats functionality already present in the number keys. Unless you're inputting lots of numbers in a spreadsheet etc. the numeric pad isn't even really useful.

    To me "wireless" and "portable" go together, so omitting the numeric pad just makes sense.
     
  11. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Ok, maybe not practical in a portable (but could be an option?)

    Anyways, if you have ever ran a cash register, you wouldn't believe how fast you can become at "10-key" entry. It may be redundant but it is nice... :)
     
  12. dvdlovr24 macrumors 6502

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    I agree 100%. I would get the BT keyboard in a sec, but I use the num pad way too much.
     
  13. liquidh2o macrumors 6502

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    Bought a thin BT kb, think I'll have to go with the wired one. Didn't realize how much i missed the num pad. :/
     
  14. teh0ne macrumors newbie

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    I think for your use it's pretty clear the num pad is a necessity. In my post I did make room for such usage, but I think the average user uses the num pad far far less than you do :eek:
     
  15. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Yes, I agree, that's why I said maybe an option. :eek:
     
  16. teh0ne macrumors newbie

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    Part of Apple's appeal (and source of users' frustration) is that they aggressively keep their product options to a minimum. I can't see the num. pad being important enough to warrant a whole new product offering.
     
  17. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    What if that product was a wireless num pad that matched the look/feel of the keyboard?

    (I agree with you, it should NOT be on the base model, but I think there is a market for it)
     
  18. Babooshka macrumors 6502

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    I really see no neccessity to chuck a hunking great number pad onto the side of a keyboard that is made to be of a "compact design".
     
  19. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    What if that product was a wireless num pad that matched the look/feel of the keyboard?

    (I agree with you, it should NOT be on the base model, but I think there is a market for it)

    ;) :) ;) :) ;) :)
     
  20. McGiord, Jul 3, 2008
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    When and where did you buy it? Do you know if those are still available?
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  21. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    I never used the numpad.. so I sold my wired keyboard and got a wireless. Aligns with my MBP better and I'm really enjoying the smaller footprint on my desk.
     
  22. Babooshka macrumors 6502

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    I do suppose if Apple sold just a wireless number pad by itself, that looked like the wireless keyboard, it would be accepted by one and many
     
  23. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    I am amazed by how many people do not know what the term "10 Key" means.


    On topic, that is the only thing keeping me from buying that keyboard. I have to have a 10 key.
     

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