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Old 06-10-2009, 12:31 PM  
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Wireless keyboard/mouse recommendations

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?
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:53 PM   #4
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Logitech MX Revolution for the mouse. Love it.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:56 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:58 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:59 PM   #7
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$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.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:09 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the input, guys.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:30 PM   #9
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Logitech MX Revolution for the mouse. Love it.
I like this. Not quite as bulky, but not small either. Love it.

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Old 06-10-2009, 01:37 PM   #10
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This looks interesting. Any thoughts?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...633&CatId=1482
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:07 PM   #11
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This looks interesting. Any thoughts?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...633&CatId=1482
It looks pricey for what looks like - IMO - a POS.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:12 PM   #12
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This looks interesting. Any thoughts?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...633&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.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:15 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:34 PM   #14
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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.
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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.
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