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New Apple Keyboard by muckSponge New Apple Keyboard by muckSponge
Apple's new wireless keyboard. It will be released on the same date as the upcoming Mac OS X 10.7 operating system.

Hmm, I'm no good at lieing. This here is what I wish my Apple keyboard looked like. I just can't understand why they chose white keys instead of black ones.

Took around 280 layers and 5 hours in Photoshop (manually modified each key's symbol to match up exactly with the white keyboard). Everything is vector except the reflection at the bottom (couldn't be bothered copying and pasting another 275 layers just for a reflection - too much RAM is at stake :D), and the noise is also just generated by the filter. My PC is not powerful enough to make vector noise, which is just lots of randomly placed circles. I tried doing that and it froze up after I covered half the keyboard. Maybe I should have used Illustrator, but then I don't know how to use it.

A note to anyone out there: If you have an Apple wireless keyboard or an Apple keyboard with no numpad, please take a key off and show me what the key slot looks like. I'm going to see if a set of MacBook Pro keys fits in there but I don't know if they have the same slots :)
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Spikey8d Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
found this: [link]
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muckSponge Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
They don't feel as good as real keys though. They make it all spongy to press.
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GrzegorzJZD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
You put a lots of work to draw this one, not sure what for?

P.S. I think Microsoft Arc Keyboard [link] looks better and is more ergonomic.
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muckSponge Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
But it is an arc shape :O I could not live with a keyboard with an arc shape.
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DarkNovaGamer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I <3 black and silver. Always a pleasure to see your creations Spewboy.
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muckSponge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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vi20RickrMetal12us Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
good.good it looks great but the up/down button I dislike somehow maybe b/c I like separated buttons.
Maybe having a - all black back-lite keyboard would look good as well. :thumbsup:
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muckSponge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'd have to study the LED light placement that Apple uses on their keyboards and fit it to mine. I always try and get the most authentic look, you see :P
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vi20RickrMetal12us Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yes indeed man. Hope it manage.
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fakebny123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
A Black aluminum polished keyboard...
sigh...
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