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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:19 am    Post subject: Wireless keyboard and mouse recommendations? Reply with quote

Other than the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse does anyone have any recommendations? I'm new and the Mac mini will be my first mac. My biggest concern is installing drivers.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this set from logitech and it works great: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=2162,CONTENTID=6012

Logitech also has software you can install for OS X that'll switch up the alt keys for your apple key and also make all the multimedia buttons work (volume, etc).

I have this unit plugged in via USB to my IOGEAR KVM and it worked great with my Powerbook, so I'd assume it would work fine with a Mini.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is battery life? Is Logitech OSX software is good and easy to install for newbie? I was also looking for a good list of Apple keyboard shortcuts to print out. Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75459
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Software is simple to install... no different that any other OS X software installations...

Battery life is about 6 months for both the keyboard and the mouse.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse! They look great and are of good quality. You'll have to buy a Bluetooth adapter if you didn't get internal Bluetooth BTO.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmen65 wrote:
Buy the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse! They look great and are of good quality. You'll have to buy a Bluetooth adapter if you didn't get internal Bluetooth BTO.


I like Apple's keyboard but the mouse sucks. Get one with a scroll-wheel!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idave wrote:

I like Apple's keyboard but the mouse sucks. Get one with a scroll-wheel!


I don't like Apple's mouse either. Try these http://www.dvforge.com/themouse.shtml
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you never want to replace batteries on a wireless mouse, and want a small form factor wireless keyboard (Maybe for use in the living room), check out gyration (www.gyration.com). No drivers are required, and keyboard batteries are good for 5-6 months.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Buy the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse! They look great and are of good quality
From how far away do they work reliably with Apple's built-in Bluetooth, with no obstructions?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keel wrote:
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Buy the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse! They look great and are of good quality
From how far away do they work reliably with Apple's built-in Bluetooth, with no obstructions?


Probably around 25-30 feet. What ever you do buy Bluetooth if you need the range and stay away from RF models!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my first post!

There's a good link on Macworld that deals with the range on keyboards and mice. From the review it sounds like Apple is the winner.

http://www.macworld.com/2004/02/reviews/wirelessinputdevices/index.php

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

burnett wrote:
This is my first post!

There's a good link on Macworld that deals with the range on keyboards and mice. From the review it sounds like Apple is the winner.

http://www.macworld.com/2004/02/reviews/wirelessinputdevices/index.php

Burnett


I stand behind my first post that Apple's mouse sucks. Get one with a scroll-wheel. I will admit the range in the test's are good but I still don't care for it especially the clicking motion.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Th Apple keyboard one of the best I've ever owned. I really like the feel and response of the keys.
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