Wireless keyboard with touchpad for mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by quicsilver786, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. quicsilver786 macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a mac mini to use as a media pc. didnt get any keyboard and mouse because i want to use a wireless keyboard with a touchpad built in. there are some good ones out there i know...logitech edge but its too expensive for me.

    I have looked at some dell and generic brands but my question is will they work with a mac mini? and will the touchpad hold well?

    here are a few i found around ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=160314862607

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=120376110435

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=190286048388

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=190286048388

    let me know.
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    If they are Bluetooth (assuming you have BT installed on your mini) or USB, they'll work.

    As to reliability, never used one.
     
  3. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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  4. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    wow, big price difference from what you've listed (i didn't really look)

    the one i listed is built specific for macs though
     
  5. quicsilver786 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you know i just fount another logitech keyboard for playstation3 which is also bluetooth and is way cheaper and has the same functions. i will prob go for that.....and according to youtube it does work with macs

    http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-3-Logitech-Cordless-Mediaboard-Pro/dp/B000W5RBQE
     
  6. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats the keyboard I have for my mini. The range is really good and it puts itself to sleep after a few mins of inactivity, which saves the battery.

    Two annoyances I have

    1) The click is very loud
    2) You can't turn off the up/down scroll part, so if you're not paying much attention to where your finger is, you can end up scrolling down

    All in all - its a good keyboard :D I swapped over the Alt and Windows key buttons though, to make it more Mac like

    pac
     
  7. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    the dinovo edge for mac is rechargeable, and comes with a cool cradle for your living room

    the ps3 works off of aa's, which you can also get rechargeable

    personal choice i suppose, but ya, its hard to argue with the price for sure
     
  8. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    I was almost sold on buying the PS3 keyboard, but the lack of a dedicated Apple/Command button (without software remapping) is a deal breaker for me.
     
  9. Moocher macrumors regular

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  10. Bordgious macrumors newbie

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    I have one of the new MacMinis myself and use the Logitech Bluetooth MeidaBoard Pro on it. It's wonderful and works quite well (I'm typing this using that keyboard). The mouse functions fine and the keyboard overall is great. Most of the media buttons along the top even work in Front Row. The only complaint I have so far is that, while I remapped the Alt key to Command, where the Alt key on a Mac keyboard should be there are left and right click keys, and I have not discovered how to remap these (DoubleCommand wasn't much help there...)

    Overall it's a great purchase though. Got mine from Newegg (cheaper than Amazon).
     
  11. Undecided macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone?

    Why not an old iPhone or iPod Touch (if you have one, say if you upgraded) and Air Mouse? It uses wifi now, but will use Bluetooth with v. 3.0 of the iPhone software according to their page.
     
  12. jw2002 macrumors 6502

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    I'm using Air Mouse right now on a 2g ipod touch with my new mac mini. It works pretty well, and the acceleration is nice and feels very mac like. A lot of the other mouse/trackpad applets for the iphone/ipod are rather mediocre and PC-like. They have no acceleration models and behave rather herky jerky.
     

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