Beautiful Profile

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Beautiful work from Apple on their new keyboards. The above is the side for the bluetooth version which is a more compact version of the usb version. I can’t quite understand why they chose make the bluetooth version with a different keyboard layout – you lose the number pad. It also lacks the usb ports found on the usb version. Both keyboards are crafted from anodized aluminum, and include dedicated keys for screen dimmer / brighter, expose, media controls, volume controls, and eject for optical drive.
Of course input devices succeed in more ways than just form and Apple is not renounced for the ergonomic design of it’s input devices (the hockey puck stunk). It will be interesting to see if the notebook style keys are as much of a pleasure to use as they are to look at.
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