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Frazod
06-10-2009, 01:31 PM
My Microsuck 6000 keyboard tanked on me last night, so I'm on the market for a new one. I was generally unhappy with the old one even before it quit working, the range was crappy and it lagged.

Does anybody use wireless keyboard/mouse that they actually like?

88TG88
06-10-2009, 01:50 PM
I had a rechargable mouse and a battery only mouse. I will never go back to the battery only mouse. It always disconnected and it ran through batteries like crazy.

I've had good experiences with the logitech brand.

Frazod
06-10-2009, 01:53 PM
I had a rechargable mouse and a battery only mouse. I will never go back to the battery only mouse. It always disconnected and it ran through batteries like crazy.

Looks like the 7000's and 8000's feature the rechargeable mouse. They're pricy though, but at this point I don't care.

irishjayhawk
06-10-2009, 01:53 PM
Logitech MX Revolution for the mouse. Love it.

Baby Lee
06-10-2009, 01:56 PM
Go bluetooth. I have the rocketfish combo and love it. But they discontinued that for a new BT keyboard without the mouse.
Thing I love most is that, with it's range, and the media player buttons on the mouse, I can control [well start, next, previous and pause really, unless the computer is in my line of sight] my music/podcasts from anywhere in the house.

Plus the BT emitter can be used with any other BT peripherals, printer, phone, headphones, etc.

HC_Chief
06-10-2009, 01:58 PM
Looks like the 7000's and 8000's feature the rechargeable mouse. They're pricy though, but at this point I don't care.

The 8000 is backlit. Looks pretty cool, but it is expensive.

pr_capone
06-10-2009, 01:59 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-Wireless-Entertainment-Desktop-7000_W0QQitemZ300321351597QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Mice_Trackballs?hash=item45ec8c27ad&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A15|66%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

$64.00 for a keyboard and mouse that will work ANYWHERE you need it to. I've purchased 2 of these, one for my MCPC and one for a friend's, and they have been nothing but wonderful.

Frazod
06-10-2009, 02:09 PM
Thanks for all the input, guys. :thumb:

KCFalcon59
06-10-2009, 02:30 PM
Logitech MX Revolution for the mouse. Love it.

I like this. Not quite as bulky, but not small either. Love it.

VX Revolution (http://www.buy.com/prod/logitech-vx-revolution-cordless-laser-mouse-for-notebooks-logitech-vx/q/loc/101/202985154.html)

Frazod
06-10-2009, 02:37 PM
This looks interesting. Any thoughts?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4439633&CatId=1482

irishjayhawk
06-10-2009, 04:07 PM
This looks interesting. Any thoughts?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4439633&CatId=1482

It looks pricey for what looks like - IMO - a POS.

Fish
06-10-2009, 04:12 PM
This looks interesting. Any thoughts?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4439633&CatId=1482

Can't speak for the keyboard, but we use well over 50 of those gyro mice at work. They do pretty well. We haven't had to replace many at all.

irishjayhawk
06-10-2009, 04:15 PM
Can't speak for the keyboard, but we use well over 50 of those gyro mice at work. They do pretty well. We haven't had to replace many at all.

Are they comfortable? It looks downright uncomfortable.

Frazod
06-10-2009, 04:34 PM
Are they comfortable? It looks downright uncomfortable.

Yeah, it seems like a handheld mouse without a pad with take some time to get used to. But it also seems like once you did, it would be really cool.

Fish
06-10-2009, 04:40 PM
Are they comfortable? It looks downright uncomfortable.

They are comfortable. And the cool thing about them is that they will sit flat on a tabletop exactly like a normal mouse. It has the slide pads on the bottom and everything. You don't have to hold it and use the gyro feature all the time. It has a trigger button underneath, that when you hold the trigger button, it activates the gyro feature in which you use it like a Wii controller. When you're not holding the gyro button, it's a normal wireless mouse.

Fish
06-10-2009, 04:43 PM
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Frazod
06-10-2009, 04:43 PM
They are comfortable. And the cool thing about them is that they will sit flat on a tabletop exactly like a normal mouse. It has the slide pads on the bottom and everything. You don't have to hold it and use the gyro feature all the time. It has a trigger button underneath, that when you hold the trigger button, it activates the gyro feature in which you use it like a Wii controller. When you're not holding the gyro button, it's a normal wireless mouse.

Oh fuck yeah.

SOLD

:rockon:

Frazod
06-11-2009, 10:23 PM
I got the Gyration mouse/keyboard tonight. I'll set it up tomorrow. :rockon:

Buehler445
06-12-2009, 09:45 AM
I got the Gyration mouse/keyboard tonight. I'll set it up tomorrow. :rockon:

Good deal fraz, let us know how you like it. FWIW I have a cheap M$ wireless set also, but haven't had problems. Had a different M$ set forever before that and the mouse finally quit.

My take on them is that they aren't terribly ergonolmic or convenient, but for the money I paid it is fine. Plus we have the crappy bottom of the line dell keyboards at work so it seems like an upgrade.
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Frazod
06-12-2009, 09:50 AM
Good deal fraz, let us know how you like it. FWIW I have a cheap M$ wireless set also, but haven't had problems. Had a different M$ set forever before that and the mouse finally quit.

My take on them is that they aren't terribly ergonolmic or convenient, but for the money I paid it is fine. Plus we have the crappy bottom of the line dell keyboards at work so it seems like an upgrade.
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I hooked it up last night, and it's pretty cool. The air mouse function is taking some getting used to, especially gaming (hard to disassociate the trigger from shooting), but I like it. Of course, it functions like a normal mouse on a hard surface as well.

Buehler445
06-12-2009, 01:15 PM
I hooked it up last night, and it's pretty cool. The air mouse function is taking some getting used to, especially gaming (hard to disassociate the trigger from shooting), but I like it. Of course, it functions like a normal mouse on a hard surface as well.

Cool man. Do you have a need for a gyro mouse or is it just something cool?

Frazod
06-12-2009, 01:18 PM
Cool man. Do you have a need for a gyro mouse or is it just something cool?

It's new and shiny. :D

This is mainly a replacement for a broken keyboard, just one with a great deal of firepower.

Buehler445
06-12-2009, 02:32 PM
Very cool. I totally understand that. I'm glad you like it.

I've poked around a few times at new keyboard/mouse combos. It appeared to me at the time that they were all trying to one-up eachother in terms of benefits/style whatever. I didn't look too far, but it seemed I couldn't fine one that wasn't made at the cheapo depot that didn't have a load of crap I didn't want or found annoying.
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Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
06-14-2009, 10:59 AM
Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave - Wireless Keyboard & Laser Mouse Combo (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3255870&CatId=1482)

Bought one of these to use for my laptop. Took a little bit to get used to the shape of the keyboard, but now, I can fly on this thing vs. my old laptop's cramped keyboard. Highly recommended and it doesn't eat batteries like others I've had.