updated 04:00 pm EDT, Tue August 7, 2007
New Mac keyboards
The ultra-thin keyboard accompanying Apple's new iMacs is also available for purchase separately, as is the new Bluetooth wireless keyboard that offers a similarly thin form factor, but lacks the full size and two USB 2.0 ports of its wired cousin. Both keyboards are about .33" thick and feature a sleek anodized aluminum enclosure. They also both feature labeled function keys that control Expose, Dashboard, volume and can play/pause, fast-forward or rewind media. The wired keyboard requires a Mac with an available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later and a Keyboard software update. It's priced at $50. The wireless keyboard requires a Mac with Bluetooth, Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later, the Keyboard software update, and existing keyboard and mouse for initial setup and three AA batteries (included). It's priced at $79. Both new models are available from the online Apple Store.