Unless you've got a couple thou to shell out for an Optimus Maximus
, Logitech's diNovo Edge
is about as slick a keyboard as anyone makes right now. We just cracked open the forthcoming diNovo Edge for Mac
-- comparison shots are below, but the differences aren't too stunning.
- Mac keys, and lots of 'em. Not just command, option/alt, etc., they've got the full complement, including Dashboard, Spaces, Quick Look, Front Row, iTunes (plus media controls), brightness up/down, and so on.
- Unfortunately, unlike its PC counterpart, those media and shortcut buttons are not hidden behind the black mirror finish until lit up.
- The keyboard font's changed to something a little thinner and larger. Definitely easier to see, but we'd still like a backlight.
- There's no Bluetooth connect button anymore -- it's smart enough to automatically go into discoverable mode if it's not paired.
- The Mac keyboard stack makes all those shortcuts configurable if you're using the function keys as, well, function keys.
Is it worth $159? We definitely like the way the keys feel (both in shape and in resistance / tactility) much more than Apple's latest boards. No qualms here if you're looking for a recommendation -- whether you've got a PC or a Mac, the Edge is a damn fine piece of kit for getting your type on.
diNovo Edge Mac vs. PC