wireless keyboard with trackpad???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GrannySmith_G5, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. GrannySmith_G5 macrumors 6502

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    Well, first off, I figure asking a question at 2:39 AM EST is a great way to get a snappy response. So the inevitably unanswered question is this - Does anyone know of any wireless bluetooth keyboards that have a built in trackpad? I have a mac mini hooked into a hdtv that I would love to be able to control through one hopefully smallish device. The new apple wireless keyboard is appealing for it's size, but no trackpad. I've searched online and found a few cruddy looking bulbous keyboards with wireless usb dongles, but they all seem fairly crappy. The device I envision surely must exist. A small bluetooth keyboard with trackpad??? Bueller Bueller.
     
  2. filmgirl macrumors regular

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    OK - it isn't bluetooth (still searching for that one) but RF signals have a good radius:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823166047

    Not sure if it 100% works for Mac, but most wireless mice/keyboards do, even if it means that some "custom" keys don't work.

    Edit:

    Bluetooth:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126008

    Logitech stuff doesn't always play nice with Mac, but again, that's mostly with the custom keys.

    Expensive - but hot as all get out. I want!
     
  3. GrannySmith_G5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey, thanks for the reply. That second keyboard does look nice, but I'm not sure I could justify that price tag. You have given me hope though, and for that I say thank you.
     
  4. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    I've been looking (not to rigorously yet) for the same thing without a satisfying result. Many of the keys are just a little bit too small, the trackpads are flakey.
    I'd recommend looking into IR keyboards (if you can still find them), they work just like your TV remote with line of sight. It sounds like this would be a big problem, but if you're sitting on the couch it works fine.


    If you find one that work well, please share.
     
  5. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    I wish apple would make one with a track pad and number pad built in (AH, they do Stig, it is called a laptop, ha ha)! I like using the track pad better then the Might Mouse. I find it is more responsive.

    The Stig
     

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