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Old 09-30-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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Wireless usb keyboard & mouse set for Mac Mini


I bought a mac mini and it has only two USB 2.0 slots. It is the simplest one with neither wireless nor bluetooth support onboard.
So I want to buy a USB wireless keyboard and mouse so than I can have one USB slot free.
I don't want to get a USB hub.

I have two questions:

1)
When you want to boot from DVD-ROM in the mac mini you have to hold the "C" key during the normal boot.
I bought a cheap USB keyboard and with mac mini it does not work but it works with all my other x86 linux boxes.
So, the keyboard and mouse that I should buy must be MAC compatible ?
Is this a firmware problem since there is no BIOS in PPC ?
Up to now the only MAC compatible keyboard that I have found is MS Digital Media Pro but it is not wireless.
But almost all MS keyboard and mouse set are listed as MAC compatible.
I want my keyboard to work also with OS X.


2)I can find only Microsoft and Logitech wireless sets in my country and I don't want to get a set(keyb+mouse) from apple.
Should I buy RF or Bluetooth ?
 
Old 09-30-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
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Well, I can throw you a recomendation that the logitech lx series wireless desktop sets (atleast lx700. but they should work about the same) works perfectly with both linux(on a PC) and OS X (iBook)

It works over the radio frequensies, and does a good job at that. Good mouse, and a _very_ good keyboard. (HCL should have both)

I dont know what the requierement for working on a mac is, but I do know that all the logitech products ive tried have worked wihtout a glitch, and the few MS ive tried, work also on MACs (tho dont count on my word for them, tried only a few mice)..
 
Old 09-30-2005, 09:18 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Artanicus
Well, I can throw you a recomendation that the logitech lx series wireless desktop sets (atleast lx700. but they should work about the same) works perfectly with both linux(on a PC) and OS X (iBook)

It works over the radio frequensies, and does a good job at that. Good mouse, and a _very_ good keyboard. (HCL should have both)

I dont know what the requierement for working on a mac is, but I do know that all the logitech products ive tried have worked wihtout a glitch, and the few MS ive tried, work also on MACs (tho dont count on my word for them, tried only a few mice)..
Thanks for the reply.

I am going for an RF and not bluetooth.

My biggest concern is the boot.
Meaning that if I hold down the "C" key will I be able to boot from CD/DVD ?
Have you tried this on your iBook using you Logitech set ?

Last edited by small_boy22; 09-30-2005 at 09:43 AM.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 10:14 AM   #4
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I havnt, but I sure will in a few mins, well, after I find a bootable CD that is.. (;

Will get back to you in the next hour.
 
  


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