Wireless numeric keypad

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  1. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using the bluetooth Apple ultra-thin keyboard. While I like it's small size, and wireless freedom; I miss the numeric keypad.

    A simple solution would be to purchase a numeric keypad, but if it's not wireless, it defeats the purpose of using the Bluetooth keyboard.

    I found Logitech's cordless numeric keypad, but looks like it lacks mac support.

    Has anyone used it before, or perhaps know of an alternative?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. brandonzar macrumors regular

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    I'm in the same boat, I am really sick of the "keypad" on my mbp. There is one report of Logitech's wireless keypad not working with Mac on amazon, but it is only one account and I don't know how reliable it is. I would really like to know for sure if it would work.
     
  3. suprajoe macrumors member

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    This would be really cool to have with my setup as well. I have the wireless keyboard, and love it, but do miss the numerical key pad. I will have to do some searching and find out.
     
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  5. tonyespinoza macrumors newbie

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    also bought the keypad...

    it's really well designed... posting here in the hopes that someday someone posts a link to software i can install to make it work on my mac!!!
     
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  8. errol macrumors 6502

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    That's really clever. Unfortunately, another family member "borrowed" the phone. Maybe I'll have to pick up another one just for this purpose! But, in reality, I don't think that will work because people who are used to 10-keys will tell you that they need strong tactile feedback in order to operate it without actually seeing the device.
     
  9. Terry Stibal macrumors newbie

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    In my never ending quest to find a working wireless keypad, I bought this nifty (and cheap) Microsoft keyboard with a keypad, both supposed to work with bluetooth.

    The keyboard worked just fine, and so did the keypad - until I upgraded my system software to Snow Leopard. Bye bye keypad from that point forward.

    I've fallen back to a USB cable version. But, it's got a short cable and is really a nuisance as it occupies one of the two USB ports.

    I would love to get a keypad version of the Apple wireless keyboard. We have one of those for the iPad, but no keypad, alas.
     
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  12. Terry Stibal macrumors newbie

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    And I as well...

    It looks too good to be true. Let's just hope that it offers true compatibility. And, that it becomes a real product real soon. I plan to buy two of the things.

    All of the others that I have bought (three to date) have very serious pairing problems. (For example, the computer keeps asking for me to hit a particular key on a standard keyboard.) The one that was touted as being made to work with Macintosh system stuff was so clunky that it was anything but portable. And, it only worked intermittently - nothing like ploughing along in your tax return, only to have it crap out halfway through.

    Occasionally with the others that I have tried, I get by all of that in the Bluetooth setup procedure, and get a "this is not a regular keyboard" option, and then get limited connectivity with that. But this is not a reliable method.

    Incidentally, the Microsoft keyboard portion of the keyboard/keypad package pairs up just fine. Kinda makes you wonder just where Apple's head is on this one.
     

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