Mac-compatible keyboard recommendations?
June 15, 2006 6:46 AM   Subscribe

Mac-compatible keyboard recommendations?

Several keys on my Apple keyboard died this morning, so I need to pick up a new one today- in other words, I need something I can pick up in-store in NYC. I don't care about wireless, but I'd be willing to pay extra for some extra functionality (e.g. programmable keys). Unfortunately, most of the programmable keyboards are Windows-only.

Mac users, what's your keyboard of choice?
posted by mkultra to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I like my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. I prefer a split keyboard, and it has a whole row of programmable keys that work on macs, even my intel iMac.
posted by Steve3 at 6:50 AM on June 15, 2006

I ended up getting the logitech wireless mac compatible keyboard. I didn't really care about the wireless either but I really liked the feel of it and the fact that the mac buttons were there (e.g. cd eject). It was about $100 bucks. Conveniently enough, I think I saw it reviewed on Engadget the other day. Apple Store and BestBuy were the two places I saw it.
posted by unsigned at 7:02 AM on June 15, 2006

Also, it came with wireless mouse if that wasn't already obvious.
posted by unsigned at 7:04 AM on June 15, 2006

Matias TactilePro is a remake of those glory keyboards of yore that had microswitches. There must a US dealer, but I can't search from here.
posted by bonaldi at 7:39 AM on June 15, 2006

I really like the Macally iKey. Their similar iMediaKey has 19 programmable keys, including default keys for web, email, CD controls, and speaker volume.
posted by kirkaracha at 10:15 AM on June 15, 2006

Good reviews of iMediaKey at Epinions.
posted by kirkaracha at 10:18 AM on June 15, 2006

I will second the MSFT Ergonomic 4000. Office Depot and other stores have 'em, they're cheap ($50?), and they're really really nice.

The zoom key is actually good for scrolling. It's pretty configurable in general.
posted by zpousman at 10:21 AM on June 15, 2006

The zoom key is actually good for scrolling.

*boggle* It is? I can only get mine to zoom, which is useless in most programs. How do you make it scroll?
posted by kindall at 10:34 AM on June 15, 2006

I picked up the Microsoft Keyboard- thanks for the help!
posted by mkultra at 11:26 AM on June 15, 2006

The Tactile Pro is good, but any USB keyboard with Windows keys (which you can remap to the Apple key(s)) will work under OSX 10.4.
posted by mrbill at 1:00 PM on June 15, 2006

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