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Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 27, 2017 10:31PM
Ugh. So they stop making them and now they are worth 4X the price?

Sheesh, Id put an ad over in For Sale, but If you have one and never plan on using it, put it on ebay for $150. Easy money.

Guess I should have bought more when they were $39 at the Radio Shack closeout.

Will have to start shopping for cheap 21.5" iMac with keyboards, keep the keyboard, then resell for less.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 27, 2017 10:45PM
Woah. When did they stop making them?




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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: hal
Date: November 27, 2017 10:46PM
They aren't selling for $150 on ebay used - more like $30
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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 27, 2017 10:59PM
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hal
They aren't selling for $150 on ebay used - more like $30

Hmm, I might have had "new" checked.

I guess I would need to know how "used" "used" is.

I see a 'seller refurbished' grade A for $50 that looks nice --guess I could try that.

Although almost tempted to get the matias BT one for $88 at OWC... [eshop.macsales.com]



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: datbeme
Date: November 27, 2017 11:07PM
Drat!

The wired aluminum is my keyboard of choice, and I do still have one in shrink wrap just in case. But the day will come when I need one.

Anyone ever tried the Matias?
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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: November 27, 2017 11:25PM
Sweet if true. I welcome the next Airport Card/10.6 DVD/Xserve ADM to profit off of.

Edit: One sold for $129. All others in the mid $30s.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: November 28, 2017 08:04AM
Didn't someone post that you can still get the Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard through the Apple store in the education section? My search powers are weak this morning, but I thought I read that here awhile back.

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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: November 28, 2017 08:38AM
They seem to be at the education store for the low low price of $130.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: November 28, 2017 09:02AM
The Apple Extended Keyboard II set me back $175 in 1990.
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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: Forrest
Date: November 28, 2017 09:15AM
Microcenter has a large selections of Apple compatible keyboards from $20 and up.
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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: ArtP
Date: November 28, 2017 09:28AM
Does anyone know where can I get a replacement wire for one (and replacement instructions)?

I wonder if it is worthwhile?

I was fostering some kittens and they loved to chew cables. Seems that most were Apple cables like LIGHTNING CABLES and keyboard USB cable. They did chew my Pebble watch charger.
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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 28, 2017 11:22AM
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Forrest
Microcenter has a large selections of Apple compatible keyboards from $20 and up.

Not the same. =(

There are TONS of keyboards that can work, wired and wireless -- but they arent the same.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 28, 2017 12:39PM
That $88 Mathias at OWC looks nice, but I'd just as soon have a wired one rather than wireless.
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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 28, 2017 01:52PM
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wurm
That $88 Mathias at OWC looks nice, but I'd just as soon have a wired one rather than wireless.

Found the Matias for $75. If I could find a brand new in a box Apple one for $74, I might bite.

Matias promotes 1 year battery life...



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: November 28, 2017 02:42PM
Stupid apple. I found an outfit on Ebay selling refurbs for $50 shipped; 100% feedback. I bought two.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 28, 2017 02:51PM
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Uncle Wig
Stupid apple. I found an outfit on Ebay selling refurbs for $50 shipped; 100% feedback. I bought two.

link? have you received one? condition?



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: Buzz
Date: November 28, 2017 03:22PM
Thank you Matias...
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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: November 28, 2017 03:53PM
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jdc
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Uncle Wig
Stupid apple. I found an outfit on Ebay selling refurbs for $50 shipped; 100% feedback. I bought two.

link? have you received one? condition?

This is the seller: [www.ebay.com]
Looks like they are sold out. I ordered today; fingers crossed that they're good.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 28, 2017 05:53PM
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Uncle Wig
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jdc
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Uncle Wig
Stupid apple. I found an outfit on Ebay selling refurbs for $50 shipped; 100% feedback. I bought two.

link? have you received one? condition?

This is the seller: [www.ebay.com]
Looks like they are sold out. I ordered today; fingers crossed that they're good.

Thanks, I will add them to my list. Let us know how it is. =)



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 28, 2017 07:39PM
Apple Extended II Keyboard. There can be only one.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 28, 2017 08:03PM
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ka jowct
The Apple Extended Keyboard II set me back $175 in 1990.

Same here - but might have been 1991.

I used that keyboard for many, many years - probably lasted 7 computers.
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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 28, 2017 08:12PM
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jdc
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wurm
That $88 Matias at OWC looks nice, but I'd just as soon have a wired one rather than wireless.

Found the Matias for $75. If I could find a brand new in a box Apple one for $74, I might bite.

Matias promotes 1 year battery life...

Well, I found my wired version of the Matias at B&H. Placed my pre-order at $59. I think I'm good.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 28, 2017 11:11PM
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sekker
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ka jowct
The Apple Extended Keyboard II set me back $175 in 1990.

Same here - but might have been 1991.

I used that keyboard for many, many years - probably lasted 7 computers.

I think I have a number of them headed for the recycler.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 29, 2017 01:26AM
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wurm
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jdc
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wurm
That $88 Matias at OWC looks nice, but I'd just as soon have a wired one rather than wireless.

Found the Matias for $75. If I could find a brand new in a box Apple one for $74, I might bite.

Matias promotes 1 year battery life...

Well, I found my wired version of the Matias at B&H. Placed my pre-order at $59. I think I'm good.

thats a nice find.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: November 29, 2017 10:42AM
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jdc
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wurm
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jdc
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wurm
That $88 Matias at OWC looks nice, but I'd just as soon have a wired one rather than wireless.

Found the Matias for $75. If I could find a brand new in a box Apple one for $74, I might bite.

Matias promotes 1 year battery life...

Well, I found my wired version of the Matias at B&H. Placed my pre-order at $59. I think I'm good.

thats a nice find.

Dang - shoulda bought one of those. I like the volume dial. I may have a refurb Apple unit for sale soon....



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 29, 2017 12:41PM
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wurm
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jdc
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wurm
That $88 Matias at OWC looks nice, but I'd just as soon have a wired one rather than wireless.

Found the Matias for $75. If I could find a brand new in a box Apple one for $74, I might bite.

Matias promotes 1 year battery life...

Well, I found my wired version of the Matias at B&H. Placed my pre-order at $59. I think I'm good.

It's amazing that works all the way back to SL.

Matias <> AAPL
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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: AllGold
Date: November 29, 2017 01:38PM
That Matias looks pretty nice.



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Re: Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard -- $150???
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 29, 2017 08:50PM
Hmmm...I just zoomed in on the pics. I sure hope I get the US layout on the keyboard. According to the part number, it should be. But I didn't recognize some of those keys in the pictures. BTW, it's also available direct from Matias, with free shipping. Not sure about taxes.
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