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best Apple item ever...

Post by Machinate » Fri May 09, 2008 9:58 pm

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I am so in love.

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Post by glu » Fri May 09, 2008 10:03 pm

yes. thinking about getting one of these. I have a wired one, so it is nice to
have the extra 2 USB ports, but this would be good for recording from in the
bathroom... when I am looking for that natural reverb. What can you use
to clean the keys to keep it white? My KB has gotten a little dirty and a damp
rag doesn't do the trick anymore.
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Post by Damon_Chambers » Fri May 09, 2008 10:03 pm

that doesnt look very ergnomic.

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Post by doc holiday » Fri May 09, 2008 10:08 pm

kinda cool, but it sure is missing a lot of keys

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Post by Atomikat » Fri May 09, 2008 10:13 pm

doc holiday wrote:kinda cool, but it sure is missing a lot of keys
Missing what?...it's perfect... :wink:

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Post by beats me » Fri May 09, 2008 10:13 pm

Only half right. I can't believe they didn't make a wireless version of an extended keyboard.

Also I found it a little awkward to use on the few I have tried but I guess that's really no different than going to another computer you haven't used before.

I heard the battery life isn't that great either. Apple fails every time on battery life.

Other than those things, it's awesome. :D

Tune in next week for a complete listing of missing basic features on the iPhone that every other phone on earth has and yet I still insist it's the best phone ever. Stupid.

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Post by forge » Sat May 10, 2008 4:01 am

beats me wrote:Apple fails every time on battery life.
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shit man, my HP laptop that's about 6 years old doesnt even make 1 hour now

my girlfriends Macbook lives on the battery, she hardly ever seems to plug the thing in

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Post by sparklepuff » Sat May 10, 2008 4:27 am

Ha, so funny, I picked mine up yesterday. LOVE IT.
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Post by longjohns » Sat May 10, 2008 4:32 am

keyboard

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Post by noisetonepause » Sat May 10, 2008 7:10 am

That's not a keyboard - this is a keyboard.

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Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Sat May 10, 2008 10:39 am

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Anyone know of a USB retrofit to this one?

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Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Sat May 10, 2008 10:40 am

Seriously now. I have the wired Apple aluminum keyboard. After getting used to the very short key action I find it very nice.

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Post by b0unce » Sat May 10, 2008 11:10 am

checked the apple website...didn't find any details, I was wondering what the dimensions were...
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Post by kaffein » Sat May 10, 2008 11:16 am

noisetonepause wrote:That's not a keyboard - this is a keyboard.
That is the EXACT key layout I use.
I think it's the IBM standard 104 key layout.

Any keyboard I buy must have it.

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Post by Machinate » Sat May 10, 2008 11:46 am

b0unce wrote:checked the apple website...didn't find any details, I was wondering what the dimensions were...
28x13cm. The key spacing is much more ergonomic than the macbook keys, and it's identical to the big wired version, except without the right side, naturally.

I would say that keyboards without numberpads are, in general use, a LOT more ergonomic than regular keyboards, in that switching from 2-handed typing to mousing+modifier keys (the most normal big action there is) has been shortened from my now deceased logitech 104-key to the apple bluetooth number here by roughly 20 centimeters. The motion is really fluid now.

I just wish I could have gotten a wired one, since this is, oddly, more expensive than the bigger, yet wired version. I am quite broke, and I still need to replace my mouse :-/
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