I purchased this keyboard for use at work where we use Windows. My job requires fast accurate typing. I'm used to the feel and layout of Apple keyboards so I decided to purchase a keyboard for my office rather then bring in one of my Apple keyboards. The Apple keyboard I've used most is the original white keyboard that came out with the eMacs and early Mac Mini ASIN:B002C7JG4A Apple G3, G4, G5 109-Key White USB (Version 2) Keyboard (p/n 1003199). This Macally keyboard is more like the current Apple keyboards. Pros: Affordable substitute for Apple keyboards Good feel and build Cons: No USB ports (Macally does have a slim USB keyboard with ports ASIN:B001NXDQBI Macally iKeyslim Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Slim Keyboard with Two USB Ports Sits too low, doesn't have feet to incline keyboard. (The keyboard I linked has this feature as well - the.
First off, the device does NOT connect through your Mac's built in Bluetooth. You have to plug Logitech's receiver / extender (photo: into one USB port. There is no Bluetooth setup through the System Preferences panel on your Mac.
It's just plug and play. Secondly, forget about downloading the 'Solar App' from Logitech's website. It's not there after OS5, but it is available in the App Store for free.
It's a very nifty and useful utility. The few negative reviews on this product are mostly about short battery life. I'm suspecting these users didn't keep their battery charged and didn't use the Solar App. According to Logitech's website the battery will last a full three months with no charging.
I will update this review in a few months and let you know. Having said all that, after 48 hours. I bought this since it says certified refurbished. I'm not sure if this is actually the case however. When I opened up the package it has a little bit of grime on the bottom and multiple scratches. Along with that, one of the stickers at the ends of the keyboard was slightly lifted off and there was dirt and hair already under it.
I think it was just a used keyboard marketed as certified refurb. With that said, it still works and functions completely fine. I do feel as though it was a used product and not even fully cleaned before shipping to me so I should have paid less than I agreed to at first.
This is an complaint of the seller though and not the product itself overall though! Keyboard paired easily with my macbook pro and continues to have great battery life and very easy. Very basic keyboard without too many fancy bells and whistles. PROS: - I love the feel of the keys, half-height and low resistance - The calculator button on top right of keyboard is convenient - The volume controls on top right of keyboard are convenient - NumLock, CapsLock, and ScrollLock have tiny LEDs on them to indicate their status - Light weight - Low profile design - Inexpensive - Standard key size, locations, full key set CONS: - The buttons in the top row (ESC, function keys, media) are not grouped, are evenly spaced. It takes longer to find the right key without the grouping. I taped white strips between the 'standard' groups (ESC/F1, F4/F5, F8/F9, F12/Media) so I could more quickly locate buttons like F5 when I need them.
Useless 'Fn' (function) key for media controls instead of a 'Right Windows' key. I software-remapped the key. I've had the Previous $69 Apple keyboard for a couple years and, with the INcase Origami Case, that was a terrific tool for long writing sessions on my iPad. The on-screen keyboard is acceptable for short postings, but this is a serious, professional keyboard.
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I upgraded to the Magic Keyboard because of the battery corrosion problem that seems to haunt many with the previous generation. The alkaline AA cells get tired and leak. This one is a rechargeable and the charge is rated to last a month.
I haven't had it that long, but have typed for hours and days without a recharge. Not an issue. This keyboard is very comfortable and solid-feeling. Easy to pair. Cons: Well, it IS a little thin, so I bought the Hermitshell rigid case for it and I think that's a good investment, if you're going. The packaging on the product and the Amazon description don't quite match. That is really the only negative.
The packaging says it is compatible with ios, Android and Windows but there is no mention of Mac or OSX. But the Amazon description does mention compatibility with OSX. I needed a bluetooth keyboard for my 2007 iMac and needed to free up a USB port for new devices. I bought this and it was simple to pair with my iMac in about 1 minute. I would recommend but encourage the packaging and instructions to reflect this compatibility. Check out my YouTube review: https://youtu.be/AfJ-uncSsg.
A Generic But Quality Wireless (Bluetooth) Keyboard. 'K1280' A Critical Review. This wireless, keyboard 'K1280' is a good quality wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard that works well with Windows and The Mac and with the Android OS, but you'll have to make some adjustments. Inspection. The K1280 looks identical to the Apple wireless keyboard.
In fact, from a design standpoint, it is an exact clone, right down to the spacing of the keys. And, when I say identical, I mean walking around my work area for a couple of weeks and thinking that I'm picking up my Apple keyboard only to discover that I'm picking up this device. (see video) The device, however, is different in a few cosmetic ways. First, the device is almost entirely plastic but beautifully painted in an aluminum-silver color, where as the Apple is made from. I recently re-discovered mechanical keyboards when I was browsing through best buy and happened to come upon the Razer Black Widow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard. I remember the keyboards from my childhood, when we learned computer basics in elementary school, and the clicky noises they made.
After testing out the floor model at the store I immediately fell in love with the noises and decided that I needed (wanted) a mechanical keyboard for the new Mac I plan on purchasing in the future! After reading many reviews between this Das Keyboard and the Matias Tactile Pro, I ended up choosing this keyboard because, honestly, it's more aesthetically pleasing than the Tactile Pro (in my opinion). I also noted that the Tactile Pro uses ALPS switches vs. The Cherry MX Blue switches in the Das Keyboard. Again, to be honest, I had no idea what that meant at first.
COMES AS SHOWN! Acquired from a reliable source. Needs cleaning.
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