Written by: Adam Christianson
Categories: Maccast Members, Podcast
A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 105. These are a few of my favorite things when it comes to Apple accessories. I have a lot of products that I use with my Mac and over the years many come and go. In this show I cover some of the products that have stuck and that I rely on daily to get stuff done with my Mac.
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I agree with your choices except for keyboards! For keyboards, I agree with macsparky, whose keyboard is heard on that episode.
For years, I used an Apple Extended Keyboard II — the legend among accessories. Gruber did a whole podcast on just this one. Mine finally gave out, so I reluctantly got a replacement– the Tactile Pro. To my surprise and delight, it is actually better than the legend. And even noisier. I suppose it is not PC, but what the hell.
One you use a keyboard with real Alps mechanical switches, there’s no going back. Ive never found an imitation keyboard that’s halfway close. Using a mechanical keyboard is satisfying in a way that a modern keyboard just isn’t. In that way it’s more “Maclike” than the present day Apple branded keyboard.