Apple UK is making professional editing-keyboards offer available to digital-video editors.

The “Give your mouse a break” offer gives customers purchasing Apple’s Final Cut Pro 3 or DVD Studio Pro 1.5 software a professional editing-keyboard for nothing. The unit is a standard Apple keyboard with coloured video-editing keycaps, developed to make the editing process faster by helping users recognise keyboard alternatives to mouse commands.

The offer runs until July 31, and is available from the Apple Store, or from participating Apple resellers. Customers need to download a mail-in coupon, and then order the software.

Conditions Terms and conditions apply – they are detailed on the downloadable form. Customers must fill the form in, and return it to Apple’s agents – accompanied by the following: “A fully completed coupon; a proof-of-purchase consisting of itemized dated sales receipts or invoices showing the Apple software purchased; the reseller’s name and address; the customer’s name and address; the serial number of the qualifying products; and the price paid for the qualifying products.

Apple warns customers to expect a six-week wait, and that the offer will only be available while stocks last.