Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to James Littler)
The idea is to add a numeric keypad to already existing ( and stylish ) Apple Bluetooth aluminum keyboard, not add a PC style plastic clunker with big, chunky keys !
Hey Apple !!!!
Are you guys reading these threads? This request has been out there since you introduced the Wireless keyboard !!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 1:52 PM (in response to muzikeditor)
£50 in hand ready waiting for Apple to release them.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to James Littler)
I'd drop $99 for a full sized, bluetooth, blacklit keyboard from apple (with the num pad etc of course)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to Froogleloops)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 12:14 PM (in response to paradisgutten)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 10:37 AM (in response to Froogleloops)
I agree, Apple please build and sell a bluetooth keyboard exactly like the wired keyboard. One that has a numeric keypad on the right.
Also, while I'm at it. I absolutely despise the "function" key found at the lower left corner of Apple keyboards.
3 buttons for my left pinky to navigate, perfect.
4 buttons for my left pinky to navigate, too many.
No matter how much time I spend with these keyboards, I still fumble around trying to make sure my pinky lands on Control instead of Function, or Option instead of Control. As a Logic 9 user this is important a big waste of time for me.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2013 4:26 PM (in response to Froogleloops)
They do make one... I have one... Here is an ebay link for it... It's Apple model A1016
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2013 5:53 PM (in response to Rafster84)
We're after an aluminium one, not one of the old plastic ones
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to James Littler)
I am in Montreal, and I just picked up a wireless (aluminum) bluetooth keypad at the Apple store. You attach it to the wireless keboard. I used to have one before, which worked great, until it did not. Apple and the manufacturer provided little support. Someone online provided great suggestions on how to get it to work again (thank you!). However, after a while, it stopped working again, and I lost the instructions on how to fix. I just got the new one, and hopefully this one will work for some time. So far so good. If just recently became available in Canada, so I imagine you can now find elsewhere. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to Froogleloops)
digimore make what I think we are after, but I haven't been able to source it or use it yet..
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to Froogleloops)
I bought the Macally keyboard BTKEY today http://www.macally.com/EN/?page_id=2282
Here is a view from the side comparing the two keyboards : http://imgur.com/r1SS4Lq
- The BTKEY is more slimline than it looks from the top
- It is noisier than the slimline apple keyboards (ie keystrokes are not mechanically silent)
- it has dedicated cut and paste buttons
- it has up to F18 function keys
All in all, I'm happy with it though would definately prefer a wireless version of the apple full keyboard
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2013 6:21 AM (in response to Froogleloops)
I'm with you, I wish Apple would release a wireless version of their full keyboard...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2013 6:56 AM (in response to cdubaldo)
Me too. Apple please make a wireless of the extended keyboard with a numeric pad and discontinue the wired one- I don't regard the two USB hubs as a boon.
Just do that. I'm sure it's easy.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2014 1:48 AM (in response to Froogleloops)
This has been driving me mad, too. Buying the add-on Bluetooth numeric keypad isn't necessarily the best solution. At work I use a wired extended keyboard and at home I have a short wireless keyboard. There are differences in the layout of the keys – in particular the modifier keys and the arrow keys. When I'm typing at home and need to use the CTRL key, for example, or if I need to CTRL + click, my hand habitually goes to the bottom-left of the keyboard, but that's the FN key on the short keyboard. It might not seem like a big deal, but it slows down the workflow.
Come on Apple – if you make them, people will buy them.