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    Looking for a Keyboard
    I have an Intel iMac with the low profile aluminum keyboard. This is a slick looking keyboard but I want something that doesn't feel like you're typing on a laptop. My friend and secretary likes the feel of the IBM or the Dell keyboard. I'm looking at this Logitech keyboard and some on this Mac Mall website.

    Thanks for any suggestions/help.

    ETA: Price range is about $70. Less would be better.

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    Lots of folks are using the Logitech wired and wireless version of that keyboard and seem to like it. I personally bought a full sized wired Apple aluminum KB instead. Not the best for typing, but I do like its matching design and it was only $49 at Best Buy.

    BTW, the full sized Apple wired KB is being offered as an option at no cost when purchasing a new iMac.

    Regards.

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    Hey, chscag.
    I always appreciate your sage like suggestions. Why is the Apple aluminum keyboard not the best for typing? I am looking for a full-size keyboard. Is it number three on Amazon. I like the price at $49.
    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Lots of folks are using the Logitech wired and wireless version of that keyboard and seem to like it. I personally bought a full sized wired Apple aluminum KB instead. Not the best for typing, but I do like its matching design and it was only $49 at Best Buy.

    BTW, the full sized Apple wired KB is being offered as an option at no cost when purchasing a new iMac.

    Regards.

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    I personally like the "chiclet keys" design of recent Apple keyboards (and I do a LOT of writing!!). However that said I am typing this on a many-years-old Apple Pro Keyboard because it's black which matches my computer ensemble.

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    You could always try and look for one of those old iMac keyboards that Apple used to manufacture. I would give you mine, but I don't want to ship things.

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    I think I want to go with the full size wired Apple keyboard at $49. Right now I can't find it on Amazon.

    I'm currently using this one below.


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    That is the full sized wired apple keyboard isn't it?

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    To Calistoga:

    The reason I don't like the Apple keyboard for typing is the flat non tactile feedback design of the keys. I type fast by touch and am used to the old fashioned IBM click and whack keyboards. Remember those? Big and heavy but you could really fly on one.

    The Apple keyboard slows me down, however, nowadays I seem to be slowing down with everything else anyway.....

    Regards.

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    I'm with Chas on this one the Apple keyboard for all its lovely looks is not as nice as some of its uglier brethren when it comes to typing long documents.

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    Yes, the IBM Keyboards. Those were the days my friend. I would like to find that type of keyboard but without the bulkiness. There must be something out there which is aesthetically pleasing and has the tactile feedback of the IBM.
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post

    The reason I don't like the Apple keyboard for typing is the flat non tactile feedback design of the keys. I type fast by touch and am used to the old fashioned IBM click and whack keyboards. Remember those? Big and heavy but you could really fly on one.

    The Apple keyboard slows me down, however, nowadays I seem to be slowing down with everything else anyway.....

    Regards.

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    I am still searching for a keyboard. However, I am getting closer to finding one. Suggestions if you have any.

    Possible considerations below:

    HP Wireless Elite.

    Logitech Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard.

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    You could also take a look at the Macally BT Keyboard.

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