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Help: Wireles vs Wired Keyboard
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Mar 16, 2008, 03:01 AM
I recently just got my new 8 Core Mac Pro and now I am thinking about my options for a keyboard. I have the aluminum wired keyboard but I am interested in the wireless version just for a more cleaner look. Other than the missing number keypad, is there anything else I should know about the Apple Wireless keyboard?? (Pro's/Con's) Thanks for your help!!
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Mar 16, 2008, 03:43 AM
Having to deal with a battery, I guess.

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Mar 16, 2008, 10:17 AM
the wired one has the number pad and such
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Mar 16, 2008, 01:03 PM
What is disappointing is that Apple doesn't also provide the compact keyboard for wired users too. I don't think I would miss the number pad that much since basically all notebooks don't have a dedicated number pad and it hasn't really been a problem for me.

For me how much I would like a wireless keyboard would be the response time when pressing the keys and the battery life. I already have several electronics that I have to constantly recharge their batteries. I really don't need another battery recharging chore.
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Mar 16, 2008, 08:20 PM
For me, it depends solely on need.

At work, I crunch numbers and appreciate the wired's keypad.

At home, I adore the wireless' simplicity and compact design.

Choose accordingly and enjoy.

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Mar 17, 2008, 01:19 AM
The only issue I've experienced with the Apple wireless keyboard is wireless interference... it only occurred once when I had five BT devices (including the keyboard) connected to my computer at once. I've had the same batteries since I bought it back in November, and they are a long way from replacement.
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