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My right shoulder had been hurting lately, due to the movement necessary to reach my trackpad. I was using a standard, wired Apple keyboard with the number pad on the right, and my Magic Trackpad was to the right of that, making me reach pretty far to access it.

So, I set out in search of a standalone number pad I could use with my Mac. While I don't work with numbers often, when I do my accounting, it's a pain to have to type numbers from the top row of the keyboard. I looked at a number of models - both wired and wireless - and found what seemed to be the best choice: Logitech's N305. This works with Logitech's Unifying Receiver, is fairly compact, and, according to Logitech, works for three years with a pair of batteries.

But the N305 does not support Macs. Fortunately, in reviews for the product on Amazon, a number of people posted a solution. Download the free KeyRemap4MacBook, a preference pane that lets you remap just about any key on your keyboard or number pad. There is a specific setting in this preference pane for the N305: in the Change KeyPad Key section, you check Logitech N305 hack. The number pad works perfectly, though the top three buttons, which have specific Windows functions (one launches Excel, another the calculator, and a third switches applications).
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alternative to the Logitech N305 number pad for the Mac or iPad
Authored by: NorCal Mike on Apr 30, '12 09:19:17PM

I do some bookkeeping on my iMac so I bought a wireless numeric pad from LMP model # WKP-1314 which just happens to pair up directly with my new iPad. No fuss or muss. Now I can use my Apple wireless keyboard and its number pad companion to do bookkeeping on the go.
I believe I bought this item off of OWC site, but do not remember fully if that is it or not.



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Use Logitech N305 number pad with Mac
Authored by: osxpounder on May 01, '12 01:44:39PM

I appreciate tips that help us with alternative keyboards and mice (and similar stuff).

Thanks, kirkmc and NorCal Mike.

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Use Logitech N305 number pad with Mac
Authored by: prak97 on Sep 13, '12 09:47:54PM

If it's any help , I plugged in a wireless Logitech keyboard K260 , and ditched the super duper iMac keyboard .



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