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Looking for any suggestions for a wireless keyboard that has keys like those from my 90's IBM keyboard. And that nice click too.

Does anything like this exist?
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I don't have an immediate suggestion for you...but remember that USB keyboards made for Windows computers will also work on a Mac.

So if you're having trouble finding a "Macintosh" keyboard with tactile keys...you could always use a keyboard made for Windows computers (MUCH larger selection).

Update...here's one...but pretty darn pricey!:

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Matias/FK302/

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I actually had one that I bought for my Mac Mini but ended up replacing it with an Apple Wireless Keyboard (much better IMO, but everyone is different). Will try to remember who made it, and if I do will post back.

EDIT: I found it, but don't know if it is available anymore
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s01_i00

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Thanks for the replies.

I'm not looking for a Mac-specific keyboard, as the one I'm using now is a Windows keyboard.

Therre are many more Windows choices in tactile keyboards, like the DAS keyboard I saw an ad for in Mac life magazine, but they are all wired. I'd love to find a wireless version.
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Therre are many more Windows choices in tactile keyboards, like the DAS keyboard I saw an ad for in Mac life magazine, but they are all wired. I'd love to find a wireless version.
There are lots & lots & lots of websites that sell computer parts/devices...ESPECIALLY for Windows computers. I'm sure if you check them out...you will find something.

- Amazon.com
- Newegg.com
- Various office supply stores
- Best Buy
- Microcenter.com
- CDW
- etc. etc.

You just have to put in a bit of research time...and maybe some phone calls if the internet descriptions are not clear.

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Have a look at Cherry keyboards. They're the closest match I know to the classic, weighs a tonne, IBM keyboards

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EDIT: I should know not to post before my coffee kicks in . . .

I went to the site and looked, and found that this is a plug in, not wireless Keyboard. Leaving the link and info just in case anyone is interested in a mechanical key keyboard.

My Aug issue of MacWorld (electronic Subscription) arrived. In it is an advert for Tactile Keyboards.

The model in the ad was called the "tactile pro" and the company link was www.matias.ca

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I'm a bit surprised at the lack of choice, as I thought it would be a nice niche item to have. I'm thinking that the keyboard manufactures feel that users of these keyboards will likely just leave them stationary on their desks so wired is preferred.

But I did find 1 model that is wireless.

Amazon.com: XArmor U9W 2.4 GHz RF wireless mechanical keyboard Cherry MX Brown: Computers & Accessories

It uses Cherry Brown switches rather then Black like I would have preferred, but at least it is out there.
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