Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball

Posted by: itrends

Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball - 08/18/05 03:12 AM

Hey all, my Mac Mini is on the way to me.<br><br>I have a 32" LCD and like to sit back on my sofa while using my computer at the moment.<br><br>Does anyone know of a wireless keyboard for mac that also has a trackpad or trackball on it?<br><br>Any help is much appreciated as I am pulling my hair out over this one :(<br><br>Remember, I said mac keyboard, one with all the features working / drives needed etc :)<br><br>Dave<br><br>www.searchgrub.com<br>www.carpcspecialist.com<br>www.sunnymonkey.com<br>www.searchgrub.com/free-mac-mini
Posted by: garyW

Re: Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball - 08/18/05 08:18 AM

I just tried my Apple BT mouse and keyboard from a distance about 15' away and it works fine.<br><br>
Posted by: itrends

Re: Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball - 08/18/05 08:38 AM

cool, but my point is, the trackpad or trackball should be ON the keyboard, one unit. Hard to use a mouse on your leg or the sofa ;)<br><br>Dave<br><br>www.searchgrub.com<br>www.carpcspecialist.com<br>www.sunnymonkey.com<br>www.searchgrub.com/free-mac-mini
Posted by: garyW

Re: Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball - 08/18/05 08:40 AM

...or you could wait for the BT MightyMouse and buy a coffeetable <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball - 08/18/05 08:40 AM

There used to be some available, but I haven't seen them in years. I *think* it was made by MacAlly or Logitech.<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: itrends

Re: Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball - 08/19/05 12:50 AM

Yeah i know, just dont really want to use the coffee table, kinda defeats the point of just being able to sit back or laydown and chill etc.<br><br>Anywho, I will keep searching, thanks for the replies, and if anyone spots anything let me know.<br><br>P.s<br>Would there be any PC ones around that would work with a mac?<br><br>Dave<br><br>www.searchgrub.com<br>www.carpcspecialist.com<br>www.sunnymonkey.com<br>www.searchgrub.com/free-mac-mini
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball - 08/19/05 08:17 AM

I'm afraid that pretty much any trackball keyboard you find is probably NOT going to be wireless, but any USB keyboard you plug in will work... you just won't be able to map all the keys correctly if it doesn't have a driver.<br><br>
Posted by: itrends

Re: Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball - 08/20/05 12:23 PM

Not true, i have found quite a large number of cool looking trackpad wireless keyboards, they just have not been for mac tis all. However if they are pretty much going to work i will grab one :)<br><br>Dave<br><br>www.searchgrub.com<br>www.carpcspecialist.com<br>www.sunnymonkey.com<br>www.searchgrub.com/free-mac-mini
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad / trackball - 08/20/05 05:19 PM

try searching e-bay periodically.<br><br>I was even able to cop an original Classic Mouse<br>to complete my set up when the time came. <br><br>Armed with the "McNally" information gets you one step closer. <br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green>