Latest in Apple

Image credit:

diNovo Edge Mac vs. PC

Ryan Block
August 8, 2008
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links



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.

Gallery: diNovo Edge Mac vs. PC | 12 Photos




All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space

Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space

View
Toyota's second-generation Mirai has a 400-mile range

Toyota's second-generation Mirai has a 400-mile range

View
Volkswagen may release a small EV for as little as $24,000

Volkswagen may release a small EV for as little as $24,000

View
Vizio's rotating Dolby Atmos soundbar is $400 off ahead of Cyber Monday

Vizio's rotating Dolby Atmos soundbar is $400 off ahead of Cyber Monday

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr