• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

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

Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
1,944 (0.52/day)
Likes
109
System Name Free Rig/Compaq Laptop
Processor E6750/Turion X2 1.9ghz
Motherboard EVGA 680i SLI/Quanta EA30
Cooling Random big fans!
Memory 8GB Geil Black Dragon/2GB G-Skill 4-4-4-12
Video Card(s) Nvidia 8800GTS/Nvidia 7000M - Hauppage PCIX TV Tuner
Storage 250gb SATA WD/120gb internal Samsung SATA
Display(s) ASUS 21.5" 1080P monitor
Case Raidmax Smilodon/Regular
Audio Device(s) Stock into 2.1 Altec Lansing Rig
Power Supply Cooler Master 650W/12 cell HP battery
Software Vista Ult. 64 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit 8.10/Vista Ult. 32 Bit, Ubuntu 8.04 32
#1
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?
 

Stephen

New Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2008
Messages
136 (0.04/day)
Likes
4
Location
Legana, Tasmania, Australia
System Name Kubuntu Computer
Processor AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.4 GHz
Motherboard Asus M2N-MX SE Plus
Memory 2 GB Patriot Signature Line DDR2 800 MHz
Video Card(s) Onboard GeForce 6100
Storage 160 GB Samsung Spinpoint
Display(s) Some piece of crap DiamondDigital 17" crt
Case Asus TM-220
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply 300w stock
Software Kubuntu 8.10
#2
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
 
Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
1,944 (0.52/day)
Likes
109
System Name Free Rig/Compaq Laptop
Processor E6750/Turion X2 1.9ghz
Motherboard EVGA 680i SLI/Quanta EA30
Cooling Random big fans!
Memory 8GB Geil Black Dragon/2GB G-Skill 4-4-4-12
Video Card(s) Nvidia 8800GTS/Nvidia 7000M - Hauppage PCIX TV Tuner
Storage 250gb SATA WD/120gb internal Samsung SATA
Display(s) ASUS 21.5" 1080P monitor
Case Raidmax Smilodon/Regular
Audio Device(s) Stock into 2.1 Altec Lansing Rig
Power Supply Cooler Master 650W/12 cell HP battery
Software Vista Ult. 64 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit 8.10/Vista Ult. 32 Bit, Ubuntu 8.04 32
#3
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.
 

Stephen

New Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2008
Messages
136 (0.04/day)
Likes
4
Location
Legana, Tasmania, Australia
System Name Kubuntu Computer
Processor AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.4 GHz
Motherboard Asus M2N-MX SE Plus
Memory 2 GB Patriot Signature Line DDR2 800 MHz
Video Card(s) Onboard GeForce 6100
Storage 160 GB Samsung Spinpoint
Display(s) Some piece of crap DiamondDigital 17" crt
Case Asus TM-220
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply 300w stock
Software Kubuntu 8.10
#4
If there is a delay it's too short for me to be able to see!
 

stinger608

Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
Joined
Nov 11, 2008
Messages
9,611 (2.89/day)
Likes
8,486
Location
Wyoming
System Name Dean Machine
Processor Intel 4790K
Motherboard MSI 1150 Gaming mATX
Cooling Corsair H100i and video card custom loop
Memory 16 gigs Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer
Video Card(s) Dual liquid cooled HD7970's (Thanks to Norton!!!)
Storage Crucial M4 256 gig SSD
Display(s) Overlord 27" 2560 x 1440
Case Corsair Air 540
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Seasonic modular 850 watt Platinum
Software Windows 10 Pro
#6
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!
 

Kursah

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 15, 2006
Messages
10,951 (2.68/day)
Likes
5,061
Location
Missoula, MT, USA
System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig - Haswell Edition | Spartan Home Server 2015
Processor i7 4790k 4.0/4.8 @ 1.26v | i7 4790k 4.0/4.4 @ 1.18v - Both delidded w/CLU
Motherboard Asus Z87-Pro - BIOS 2103 | Asus Z87-Pro - BIOS 2103
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull | Cooler Master 212 EVO Stock - Using NT-H1 and AC MX-4
Memory 16GB (2x8) Corsair Dominator DDR3 2400 CL11 | 32GB (4x8) G.Skill DDR3-1600 CL9
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage 850EVO 250GB SSD, 960GB SSD, 1x2TB | 840 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) + 8TB Backup
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" 4:3 Dell LCD..mostly RDP.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Realtek ALC1150
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC 1500VA UPS | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze + CyberPowerPC 1000VA UPS
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (GUI Core,Hyper-V + VMs)
#7
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
 
Joined
Oct 12, 2008
Messages
5,655 (1.69/day)
Likes
2,606
Location
στο άλφα έως ωμέγα
System Name Ha/AhHa/Dell
Processor QX9650 SLAWN C1/i7-980x/i7-6700K
Motherboard GA-X48_DS4 (F3B bios)/Gigabyte x58A-UDR3 v 2.0(modded FH bios)/Dell Foxconn 0XJ8C4 Z170
Cooling CNPS9900 LED/H60/ 3 pipe-center fan-air
Memory 8 Gig of G.Skill F2-8800CL5D/24 Gb Corsair Vengence/ 24Gb Samsung DDR4 2133
Video Card(s) Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960/PowerColor R9 280/ASUS R9 380X Strix G1
Storage All have SSDs with HDDs for extra storage and backup/Dell-M.2 Samsung 850 EVO PCIe
Display(s) Asus 266H/Viewsonic 1080p/HP ZR24W
Case CM-690/CM-690 II adv/Dell 8900 series
Audio Device(s) All use on board (Realtek) w/2.1 speakers
Power Supply PC P&C 750/PC P&C Silencer 950/CM 700 Extreme
Mouse Logitech
Keyboard Logitech
Software Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit
#8
Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
1,944 (0.52/day)
Likes
109
System Name Free Rig/Compaq Laptop
Processor E6750/Turion X2 1.9ghz
Motherboard EVGA 680i SLI/Quanta EA30
Cooling Random big fans!
Memory 8GB Geil Black Dragon/2GB G-Skill 4-4-4-12
Video Card(s) Nvidia 8800GTS/Nvidia 7000M - Hauppage PCIX TV Tuner
Storage 250gb SATA WD/120gb internal Samsung SATA
Display(s) ASUS 21.5" 1080P monitor
Case Raidmax Smilodon/Regular
Audio Device(s) Stock into 2.1 Altec Lansing Rig
Power Supply Cooler Master 650W/12 cell HP battery
Software Vista Ult. 64 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit 8.10/Vista Ult. 32 Bit, Ubuntu 8.04 32
#9
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!
 
Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
15,006 (4.03/day)
Likes
2,940
Location
In a library somewhere on this earth
System Name Haru
Processor i7 3770k @ 4.5ghz
Motherboard Biostar Tz77xme4
Cooling Koolance C370si loop
Memory 8gb G. Skill Trident X 2400mhz at 10-11-11-28
Video Card(s) XFX Double D 7950 / Zotac 620 for physx
Storage Samsung 830 128gb (os)Muskin Chronos 120gb, Pyro 120gb
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24" & Hanns G 28"
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-fi Forte 7.1 Opamp modded
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 1000w pp05 cables
Software Win7 Pro64
Benchmark Scores i5 750 4.62ghz pi runs // Evga FTW p55
#10
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!
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!