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-bluetooth wireless mouse and keyboard

or mighty mouse and wired keyboard?

count me in for the wireless... :headphone


and which would you prefer and why? i think i prefer wireless because of aesthetics.
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mine came with a wired keyboard and mouse. i would take the wired keyboard cause it has the 2 usb ports on it. i would like to get a blue tooth mouse though.

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Like FF said, they come with the Wired keyboard and MightyMouse in the box.
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I would opt for the wired versions for now. I would like wireless, and I agree it looks nicer, but the mous you get is only a one click. I would save my $$$, and when a wireless mighty mouse or equivelant came out, purchase that.
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I got wireless keyboard 'n mouse, will get a better wireless mouse eventually tho.
I just had enough of wires all over my desk. Now they are all tamed and hidden, and everything looks clean!
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I am going to get my imac from best buy, Do you think they would have wireless in there or would it be wired?
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I am going to get my imac from best buy, Do you think they would have wireless in there or would it be wired?
Well, when I bought mine online, it had the wired keyboard & mouse selected by default; if you wanted the wireless keyboard & mouse, you had to select it and pay extra. I don't know if it's the same for Apple's retail partners though. I have an Apple wireless keyboard on my G4 Cube and it's pretty nice, but I wouldn't touch that one-button wireless mouse with a 10-foot stick. Here's a decent replacement:

http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT510.aspx

I've personally grown accustomed to Logitech mice and require that my mice have the forward & backwards buttons on the side (for programming per application & surfing the net), as well as a scrollwheel and right-mouse button.
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No, retail stores are pre-packaged with wired mice/keyboards only. The wireless keyboard is $59.

Didn't know BestBuy is selling Macs again.
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I would go wired, that way you can have extra usb ports on your keyboard, and a mighty mouse, also you won't have to worry about changing the battery in the keyboard or mouse..

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Ok - so that's not a Mighty Mouse, but you want ports behind your keyboard? that's what it'll look like. I'll eventually get a better Bluetooth mouse.

I have a hub behind the iPod on the 1st pic, and there are 3 USB ports behind the iMac.

I have about a week with my iMac and the battery is still at 100%... just get the same kind of batteries that come with the keyboard (Energizer e2 Lithiums) and you'll rarely have to change batteries.
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is that the new imac intel? and 17" or 20" looks like 17" to me.


and i just checked my receipt, they charged me 1359 for the 17" mac so it was the wireless included. i think i would've gone for that anyways, it looks a lot cleaner.
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I would opt for the wired versions for now. I would like wireless, and I agree it looks nicer, but the mous you get is only a one click. I would save my $$$, and when a wireless mighty mouse or equivelant came out, purchase that.
the mighty mouse that came with my iMac is a two button mouse. by default it is set up as a one button. in sys prefs, you can change it. it looks like a one button, but it acts like two button.

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oh, i paid another 59 dollars for wireless without knowing it. good stuff, anyways.
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i went fir wired.. the 2 usb got me

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is that the new imac intel? and 17" or 20" looks like 17" to me.
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and i just checked my receipt, they charged me 1359 for the 17" mac so it was the wireless included. i think i would've gone for that anyways, it looks a lot cleaner.
You sure that's not sales tax? a 17" in CA would be 1406.17 after taxes.
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