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    Quote Originally Posted by ePiFaNT View Post
    I suspect that flexi-keyboard you showed will get dirty within a few days. It's rubbery, so it'll attract a huge amount of dust, hairs and such...

    The Apple Wireless Keyboard isn't excactly big, and would fit in a door pocket or the glove compartment. And it looks delicious


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    I've used the flex keyboard for about two years and it's still going strong, so longevity isn't the issue. But I agree the wireless keyboard is a much better option as it fits in the door pocket nicely!
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    I've got the new Apple BT keyboard and have been happy with it the few times i've used it. I just stick it in the seat pocket on the back of my passenger seat.

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    I picked up one of these. I haven't got my mini installed in the car yet, but the keyboard is SCHWEET to use. It's very small and light.
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    Thats one thing im still not sure of. Bluetooth keyboards, does the Mac Mini recognize it just as you boot so you can choose to start of the bootcamp partition? (with holding the alt key).
    If it does its a nobrainer for me what to use atleast

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    Yes, it does recognize it as you boot. I use one on our Intel iMac and you can hold option to select the partition as it boots.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
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    Thanks for the info Bugbyte, just the info i wanted

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    i have a 1.66CD with a combo drive i got a a referb 400$ and i use parallels to run iguidance in windows. it has bluetooth which i connect to my iphone and the gps as well. i have a carnetix 2140 as a power supply and they work together beautifully and i can program the 2140 to do whatever i want! i use front row and the provided remote for all the basic UI that i do. i would also recommend a bluetooth keyboard and mighty mouse as depending on where you system is located you may not always want to use it. also i have video ipod connected via usb and i have my itunes library on it. i dont actually use it a an ipd anymore as i have an iphone so it works good and has 60gb of storage that i can use for movies and music. i use the internal drive for gps maps as it is a bit faster in parallels to use the internal drive, and i do a lot of "off roading" so i need the gps sattlite maps and i have some topo maps as well (almost 30gb in map data) which leaves me with plenty of room for music but i have no sleep issues with the ipod so i use it and i can take the ipod out and connect it with my regular mini and put more songs on it and or updates for the carmini. My wifi in my car is very very very very poor. i have my mini mounted in the dash so i figured that has alot to do with it but it sometimes has a hard time connecting to my iphone via ad-hoc, so a booster or an external antenna would be advisable. (though the wifi works fine when i being the mini inside, so it could jsut be my car is sheilded? your millage will vary)

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