Is $87 a Proper Price for An iPad Wireless Keyboard?

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    I have registered here to ask a question about iPad keyboard. I recently found a white keyboard on a website, which says the product is connected to iPad through Bluetooth. But don't know much about the techniques, so I wanna get some suggestions here. Besides, I'm not so clear about the keyboard's performance/price ratio.
    Have a look at: Genuine Bluetooth Wireless Original Keyboard for iPad Tablet Laptop Notebook Computer PC Brand New CKB-5073 [CKB-5073]- $87.40: TinyDeal, Mobile Phone, MP4/MP3, PC/Game Gadgets, Watch


    Hey, guys! I landed on the page again today and found the company has modified the price down to 68.99. Have they heard our talks? :D
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    I read from the webpage that the 87.4 dollars are paid for a keyboard and to AAA (I don't know what does it mean) batteries. So how much would the batteries cost upon your experiences.
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    Buy the apple one. Not only is it the smallest it's also the best looking and you will be staring at it a lot :)

    AAA is just the battery size.
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    I gotta ask... have you never purchased batteries??? AAA batteries are CHEAP!. I don't have a Bluetooth keyboard, but I do use a Logitech wireless keyboard that uses 2 AAA batteries. I bought it in August of 2009 and I haven't replaced the batteries yet!
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    The Microsoft KB 6000 is $39 at Office max and it is a better keyboard then the Apple one.
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    I use the Apple Wireless Keyboard. I like it. It's small while still a full-sized keyboard.
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    Which one? The original or the one i referred?
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    This one: Apple Wireless Keyboard :)
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    I have this one, too: Apple Wireless Keyboard It's a very nice keyboard, and I was pleasantly surprised at how light it is!

    No need to pay more than $69.99.

    To change the subject just for a moment... JackieMac, thanks for posting the WooWooMac link -- great site!
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    I like the MS mouse/keyboards, if it works, you have use the camera kit to hook up the dongle, provided it powers the transmitter. It is also a good size keyboard which defeats the purpose of the iPad. The apple BT board is compact and works great. It is definitely on my to get someday list.
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    There is no dongle needed for the MS Bluetooth 6000 keyboard.
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    What I saw said wireless. From my experience, wireless requires a dongle or a card. I do not know of any units that use wifi, and bluetooth is not cheap.
    From the Office Depot website.
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    Even if the Microsoft is that cheap,it is hardly a fair comparison with the Apple KB.
    Sure they are both keyboards but the similarity ends there.
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    the Microsoft 6000 is a better keyboard than the Apple KB. You also get a BT keypad. Do a google and you will put it together as to why.
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    Don't you think this is kind of subjective?
    I am glad it is better to you,it is not to me.

    Fair Enough?
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    @Seadog: Here is the keyboard I was talking about.
    Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 | Staples®

    I checked and there is a wireless keyboard with the same 6000 model number. Odd product numbering by Microsoft...

    Oh and there is a $30 price diff on that bluetooth keyboard between Staples and Office Depot. I got mine at Staples. :)
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    Another vote for the Microsoft BT 6000 keyboard. I like it much better that the Apple, and it's way cheaper...
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    The Microsoft KB 6000 is $39 at Office max and it is a better keyboard then the Apple one.[/QUOTE]

    Microsoft starts manufacturing keyboards, are you kidding?
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    When it comes to hardware, Microsoft is like Radio Shack. They don't make stuff, they just sell stuff made for them by other people.

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