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MacTen Concept by BoneyardBrew MacTen Concept by BoneyardBrew
Just this week I picked up an Apple keyboard for my PC after experiencing problems with the Logitech Illuminated keyboard. The Apple keyboard is extremely sleek and beautiful, and it inspired me to create this concept.

This concept follows an OS X color scheme, and has buttons bearing a similar appearance to the keys on the Apple keyboard. The idbox for example has a "light", similar to that of the caps lock key on the keyboard, that represents the status of the current site, letting you know if it is secure or not.
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DarkBowserJr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Would you mind if I use the idbox security idea? I will credit you if necessary.
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Go right ahead. :)

You can credit me if you'd like but it really isn't necessary, seeing as it was Apple's design originally. :)
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DarkBowserJr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Thank you so much! You are very creative!
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I appreciate that! :)

I'd like to see what you come up with. :)
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DarkBowserJr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
You will!
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Excellent!

I'm watching you now, so I'll be sure to see it when you release it.
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DarkBowserJr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Okie doke.
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WindFlite Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
this looks waaay better than what I have right above it. >:C
xDD
but seriously, sweet design.<3
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you! :)
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WindFlite Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
waaah, thank you.
for the watch, that is. ;u;
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome. :D
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vam001 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Cool
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:)
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TangSida Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Make a Firefox theme?
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Possibly :D
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TangSida Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
It's strange how all of your mockups look like FF skins. Is it just my imagination?
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Most of them are designed based on an open Firefox window, so no, you aren't imagining things. =P

My team and I mainly focus on Firefox, so that's the inspiration behind most of the concepts.
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Crufix Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Very interesting, I like it!
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you!
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giannisgx89 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool :)
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you! :)
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MediaMyself Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
la la la love it! :la:
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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MediaMyself Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
No problem man your work never disappoints!
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
These types of comments keep me motivated.

Thanks again!
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MediaMyself Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
It's no problem the comments are well deserved. :)
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MaskedJudas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome idea :) there should be a fitting theme for Windows 7 ... :D
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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iareruss Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know you could get an Apple keyboard for the PC. Can you share with me the link to the one you got that will work with my PC, or rather should work please? I have a Dell PC. I hate my keyboard, it's bulky and loud.
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This it the exact keyboard I got that works perfectly, aside from the extra F-Keys. It is the wired Apple keyboard.

[link]

You can either remap the extra keys,or install Boot Camp drivers, which are available on the Snow Leopard disk, or on the internet if you search for Boot Camp 3.0. Some keys can't be remapped though due to Windows not recognizing them.

That was the exact reason I got rid of my Dell keyboard, it was bulky, hard to type on, and extremely loud. This one is a joy to type on, has a ton of extra keys, and extremely quiet and thin.
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iareruss Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The link says "Sorry, the page you requested was not found." when I go to it.

Ya know, I'm really considering maybe going with an iMac and replace my entire PC, and just buy Windows 7 seperately and install it on the Mac replacing the Leopard OS. Eventually anyway. I heard you can do that.
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here's a different link.

[link]

Macs are really nice, but I don't have the money to get one myself. I also game a lot, and although some really popular games that I play are coming to the Mac from Valve, a lot still aren't. The hardware isn't upgradeable either unless you get a Mac Pro, so for me, a Mac isn't as good of a choice. If I didn't game and had the money though, I would probably own one right now.

Boot Camp is the name of the program that comes with Snow Leopard and allows you to install Windows side by side with OS X. It's available now too, and works like a charm because it isn't emulated, it runs natively and provides full performance.
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iareruss Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I game, but I am trying to slowly move myself to console games because I'm addicted to MMORPGs on PC... and it's not easy to quit lol. So I game too and I know a PC would be best for gaming. But is it even possible to have a very clean and sleek looking desktop PC that all it's accessories go well with it and all work entirely? I mean I like the Mac keyboard look and if it feels how you say then I want to use it but... with the extra keys you speak of that don't work on a PC... it's not worth the money I think. I just wonder if there is a more suitable replacement that is just as good if not better.
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I know what you mean. Those MMORPGs are nasty little buggers. =P

Macs are known for just working, being all Mac hardware is created by Apple, and they really don't let you use much else. Of course a keyboard and mouse can be swapped out if you want.

I think the keyboard is worth the money even without all of the keys working because it still provides everything a standard keyboard does, it just doesn't work with the extra Mac-specific keys, like F13-F19. Like I said, you can remap most of them with a program like SharpKeys, or you can find the Boot Camp 3.0 drivers which are available online with a little searching. Boot Camp 3.0 will enable all of the extra buttons keys without any hassle.

I also tried the Logitech Illuminated keyboard, which was also great to type on, had extra function keys that worked if you downloaded SetPoint, and also had very nice back lit keys. It costs a little more than the Apple keyboard though. Also, some key combinations are problematic on that keyboard. Some have issues with W, Shift, and Space being pressed at the same time. Also, n't, and ine could cause issues as well depending on if you type all three keys at the same time when you type words with those letters. If you get one that works though, you get can get an Apple-like keyboard feel that was made specifically for Windows.

Other than the Logitech and the Apple keyboard, I haven't found any others that are as great to type on. If you can manage to get an Illuminated keyboard that works properly, then I think you would really like it.
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
how cool is that!? even cooler the fact that last week I bought a wired apple keyboard for my PC as well... best typing experience ever!
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!

I got the wired one as well. The keyboard really is a dream to type on, I am so spoiled by it's low profile keys that I don't even want to attempt to type on anything else now.
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Ur welcome... and yeah, I know what you mean about the keyboard! Now all it's missing is the apple magic mouse... but can't actually afford one right now... btw what kind of mouse are you using?
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I was thinking about getting a magic mouse, but they are a little expensive and I really don't need it.

Right now I am using a Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse. It's a great mouse with sensitivity controls and it's pretty comfortable. It also tracks on my black desk, which is something all other mice I've tried haven't been able to do (Dell mice, lower end Logitech mice).
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
that looks like a great mouse... i'm not a gamer anymore, i guess i grew up or something, so now i like the little mice with just the basic buttons. But dunno if i should go for a wired or a wireless one?
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yea, it's pretty nice.

If you don't game and don't mind changing the batteries or charging the mouse every so often, a wireless mouse should be perfectly fine. I had one prior to the one I have currently, but the mouse wasn't that comfortable in my hands being it was a lower-end Logitech mouse. If I was to go for a wireless mouse, the Logitech Performance Mouse MX looks really nice and fits perfectly in your hands (at least it did in mine). It was a little on the expensive side though, but I think it may have even been worth it because of the features and the comfort that it provides.

There are also some Microsoft mice that are really comfortable and a little less money. I don't know which ones specifically though, I just remember seeing them in Micro Center today.
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for the info... really appreciate it!

i was either thinking about this: [link]

or this: [link]

the first one has laser tracking technology and it's a bit expensive than the second one... from your experience, does this laser technology worth its money?
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Actually, I think mine is just optical. I did try a laser mouse once, but it was very sensitive and I didn't like the feel of it. May have just been that specific mouse though, I'm not sure.

If you can, try and go to a store and try the two of them and see which one works best for you.
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JooMarques Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
nice concept, :clap:
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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