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Best wireless keyboard/mouse? Recommendations to make my HTPC better?

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  1. B1gg3stN00b

    B1gg3stN00b New Member

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    I am finishing up the conversion of this free PC into a media/HT PC.

    I've found a case that can handle my 8800GTS and still be cool and quiet, I've found a new motherboard/cool running processor to use (AMD 5050E/780 chipset), I've even been doing research on a remote starter, which likely won't happen as this comp will run 99.9% of the time.

    I've got the new case and hard drive (640GB SE16 WD, going to triple boot XP/Vista/Ubuntu once I get my new board). I'll likely leave the videocard as the rare times I do play demanding games I can live with 4x AA.

    But now I've got to find a solution to the cabling dilemma...

    The monitor/case can sit across the room from my chair/bed, and I want a good mouse/keyboard that can be used wirelessly, cheaply, and not have any sort of delay.

    So recommendations to further my project?
     
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    I have and really like the Logitech LX310 mouse and keyboard set. Battery life is meant to be 6 months, don't know if that's true but I've had mine since xmas and it's still... working lol

    + it's a laser mouse so you can use it on pretty much anything
     
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    Yeah but is there any sort of delay on typing or anything? I've heard lots of bad things about wireless keyboards and a delay from pressing the key to the letter typing etc.
     
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    If there is a delay it's too short for me to be able to see!
     
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    I have a Logitech LX710 set that I am testing now! I would let it go for $45 shipped man! Great set, laser mouse, and the batteries last quite some time I might add LOL.
    HERE is a link to the main Logitech page, and you can google the set, there are a ton of reviews, and sites that show this set!
     
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    I've been using the Logitech S510 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combo for over a year. I use them every day, signal is strong, operation has been perfect. Really what impresses me most is battery life, I use them every day, I game a lot (which the mouse is pretty good for, it's got decent sensetivity to it, works great), and the batteries last months. I believe it's 2-3 AAA's for the Keyboard and 2AA's for the Mouse. I've replaced the batteries in the KB once and 3 times in the mouse since I got them last xmas. I still am on the same packages of batteries I also got (8 packs iirc) got to use with them lol!

    Edit: Last I checked it was still running 40-50 for this combo...here's the link to the logitech site: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard_mice_combos/devices/145&cl=us,en
     
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    Sweet! Thanks for this. I really never liked Logitech products but I guess they make the best stuff out there for what I need. I guess I'm giving them another shot!
     
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    I've had this keyboard since when it first came out. Payed $100 for it at the time via Logitech's website. I really love the keyboard. I don't use the mouse since I only bought it for the "media" features. Was easy to use, and set up my buttons for anything I wanted!

    Plus.. I haven't changed my batteries yet!
     

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