Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another market bargain

Today's bargain comes from the guy who sells old computer hardware in Bell Street Market, near Edgware Road tube station. I was looking through a box of keyboards to see if I could find anything like an original IBM AT keyboard, which is by far my favourite design, when what did I find but an Apple pro keyboard and optical mouse... for a fiver!

It's in perfect working order, as far as I can tell - don't have a program to check key presses so I couldn't check out the function keys, but typing etc. works fine on my iBook. Not sure if num lock is working - it doesn't light up or appear to do anything - but I'm not actually sure what it's supposed to do on a Mac. Can anyone tell me? Or point me at an OS-X program that'll check if everything is working?

Once I'm sure it's fully operational I've got to decide if I want to keep it - I've already got a Bluetooth keyboard and never seem to use it, and I don't really like the Apple "press the whole top down" single-button mice - I much prefer a two-button and wheel design. eBay is probably the best answer, I suppose, or I could keep it in case I do eventually decide to go Mac completely, but that isn't likely any time soon.

Decisions, decisions...

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