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Logitech announces new Bluetooth keyboard, trackpad for Mac

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:00 AM

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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:06 AM

Bummer they didn't see fit to include the numeric keypad, which Apple also left off their BT keyboard...
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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:42 AM

I hope they have done a better job with the trackpad drives s compared to the PC version. Cannot gesture drag and drop in Windows via touch, only click. Didn't realize how much this meant to me until I realized that it was not the "Apple trackpad for PC".
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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:56 AM

Hey Logitech, you may want to add a numeric keypad to a Bluetooth keyboard like NO ONE ELSE DOES.

I can see the reasoning behind why this isn't being done, Bluetooth is supposed to be portable, blah, blah. But there are lots of people that want this!!
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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

Dear Logitech: Numeric keypad or no sale. If you use wireless technology that requires a USB dongle: No Sale.

Solar is a bonus.

You 'almost' had a winner with the K750 but insisted on using that crappy wireless USB dongle that will take 50% of my USB ports, looks like crap, and provides a single point of failure if lost or damaged that would render the keyboard useless.

Oh yea, plastic case? Really? If I wanted cheap flimsy plastic, I'd buy a Windows box. Milled aluminum please.

Thanks.
A very large number of Mac users.
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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

No word on bootcamp support? I was disappointed to find my k760 wouldn't work in windows.
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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

I am in full agreement concerning the lack of a numeric keyboard. Why is that useful device being ignored. I have looked at many ways to overcome the deficiency of the Apple supplied keyboard but no one seems to come up with a solution. Who wants the USB dongle? Also a better mouse would be appreciated. The Apple mouse is so sensitive it causes more time and trouble going back and correcting unwanted gestures.
I anybody listening?
I use the older stuff when possible that actually does a better job than the newer line of hardware.
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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

Why would anyone pay more for this than the Apple product? Plastic and if you have to recharge using USB then why bother with wireless at all?

Disclaimer: I've chucked them all and use a 1989 Northgate Omnikey/102.
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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:13 AM

Unicomp Spacesaver M \m/
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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:30 AM

If you going to have to use one of the USB port, why not just buy a better keyboard. Check out the Moshi luna backlit keyboard? It had a number pad, all function keys and adjustable light level.
It not really as portable as the Apple BT keyboard but I've been using it for a few months on my iMac and just plain love it.
It has the quality built and feel that fits right with all my Apple equipment.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

View Postcpmorris0, on 12 December 2012 - 04:56 AM, said:

Hey Logitech, you may want to add a numeric keypad to a Bluetooth keyboard like NO ONE ELSE DOES.


Macally sells a pretty good Bluetooth Mac keyboard with a numeric keypad.
Dan Frakes / Senior Editor, Macworld

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

View Posttalmy, on 12 December 2012 - 07:05 AM, said:

Why would anyone pay more for this than the Apple product? Plastic and if you have to recharge using USB then why bother with wireless at all?


Backlighting. People have asked for a backlit, Bluetooth keyboard for years.

The reason this doesn't charge via solar, like the K750 and K760, is—I'm speculating here—because ambient light doesn't provide enough power for both Bluetooth *and* backlit keys.
Dan Frakes / Senior Editor, Macworld

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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

No numeric keypad because it would make this an extended keyboard.
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  Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

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A very large number of Mac users.


Do many people truly feel the same? I am the exact opposite and have always despised the numeric keypad. Especially since centering the keyboard in front of my display means that right-handed drivers need to shove the mouse/track pad 7 inches to the right.
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