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ninjamini
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 6:55 am    Post subject: Poll - Best keyboard and mouse Reply with quote

What is the best keyboard and mouse for the mini?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Apple Bluetooth keyboard; no wires is a must for the sexy mac mini complement. And, the Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 (available at Costco for $30). It is more responsive than 5 other mice I've tried. Too much latency in some, too much scroll madness in others.

Good luck
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently using a Logitech Elite keyboard. I like the tilt of the keyboard and the shape of the keys, especially the space bar. The multimedia buttons are great for volume control and launching iTunes. It's also a great gaming keyboard and you don't have t worry about wireless latency.

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=2166,CONTENTID=5013
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using a tiny silver keyboard that's basically a notebook pc keyboard. It takes up very little desktop space, and since I spend so much time typing on notebooks at work, it's actually easier than adjusting to a standard keyboard all the time. The tiny size goes well with the Mini. It's a Lite-On SK-6715, although apparently it's been replaced, since I can't find anyone that carries them anymore.

For a mouse, I just picked up a Logitech MX-1000. Great mouse. It's the first cordless mouse I've tried that doesn't irritate me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jase wrote:

For a mouse, I just picked up a Logitech MX-1000. Great mouse. It's the first cordless mouse I've tried that doesn't irritate me.


I had a Logitech cordless mouse about two years ago and the battery life was horrible. The batteries would last maybe 2-3 weeks tops…so I went back to the old mouse and chain. I was thinking about picking up a newer model and giving it another try. How's your battery life?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MX-1000 uses a built-in rechargeable battery. No batteries to buy or change. There's an LED meter right on the mouse to tell you how much charge is remaining. I've used it for nearly 8 hours straight, and had somewhere between 1/3 and 2/3s of a charge left.

When it's low, or when you're done, just pop it in the cradle (that also serves as the receiver for the wireless signal) and it charges back up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a mx700 wireless and battery life is impressive. I drop it on the charger ounce a week over night. Rarely do I run out of battery. Usually i run out cuz i forgot to charge it when the light came on.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MX-1000 looks most impressive! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:00 pm    Post subject: Best Keyboard Reply with quote

If you are looking for the "BEST" keyboard...

I would say the Matias Tactile pro. (Looks like Apples) $80US smalldog.com
It's mechanical so it makes clicking noises when you use it.
It comes with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and 5 year warranty.

Kensington also offers a similar keyboard made by the same manufacturer.

If you want something very small with full sized keys look at Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2 ($69US)

If you want small with mechanical switches Happy Hacking Pro ($259US)

If you don't want to spend this much money stick with the Apple keyboard.
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