Wireless keyboard/mouse recommendations?

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  • WoodenSpoon 24 Dec 2009 17:53:41 12,285 posts
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    For playing games with. I had a cheapy wireless keyboard and mouse a couple of years ago but the input lag was massive, is it possible to get a wireless keyboard and mouse combo these days that just works?

    I'm also looking to not spend much money, and for the things I buy not have RAZ0R or F-2000SUPARG4M3R or anything like that written on them.
  • WoodenSpoon 26 Dec 2009 03:35:06 12,285 posts
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    brump ?
  • Lexx87 26 Dec 2009 03:45:54 20,863 posts
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    Don't bother with wireless keyboard. Mouse is fine. The latest Logitech mouse that isn't the Air is fantastic and comfortable. It's no Razor for gaming (less comfort more SUPERSPEED) but it's so comfortable I love it. Unless you're playing Quake 3 it'll be fine.

    Wireless keyboards in my knowledge suck ass. Input lag galore.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Lexx87 26 Dec 2009 03:47:07 20,863 posts
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    Keyboard wise I have a microsoft ergonomic 4000 (normal keyboard started to hurt my hands) and that takes getting used to but is nice.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • WoodenSpoon 26 Dec 2009 20:37:32 12,285 posts
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    Hmm, the point of getting them would be so I could sit further away from the screen, but if the keyboards still aren't up to much than it'll probably be better not to bother...

    Thanks for the help!
  • Tomo 26 Dec 2009 21:59:54 13,928 posts
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    I was looking at a similar setup a while back, mainly so I could control the internets while lying in bed and basically thought of going for a Microsoft combo - 5500 or something. Might've changed since then. I was going to keep my wired mouse for gaming and I can't stand wireless ones for that purpose. So, a sturdy combo for general usage, then a nice wired mouse for the killing.
  • coastal 26 Dec 2009 23:34:12 5,383 posts
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    Check out the lovely di nevo cordless for laptops keyboard. It has a rubberised 'wrist' area. Very flat keyboard and little depth to the key press. Separate numeric pad and a 5 year guarantee. I've bought a couple of them now. Almost tempted to get another to use at work. Never had any problems with lag. The included mouse could be improved but good enough.

    Board, numeric pad and mouse for 60.

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • Tomo 26 Dec 2009 23:36:51 13,928 posts
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    Euw, that looks horrible. I hate keyboard like that too, personally.
  • Khanivor 26 Dec 2009 23:37:36 40,854 posts
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    Logitech make good shit.
  • mal 26 Dec 2009 23:41:13 22,607 posts
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    Is stupidly little travel a selling point now?

    I don't dare buy a wireless mouse. I know I'd lose it almost instantly. A wireless keyboard might be an idea though.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Zerobob 30 Apr 2012 14:19:03 1,606 posts
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    I need a new wireless solution so that I can use my laptop when plugged into my TV and operate it from the sofa. Can anybody recommend a wireless keyboard with a built in mouse of sime kind?

    Ideally I want a simple 'all in 1' solution, rather than a seperate keyboard and mouse, which I've found a bit too clumsy to use on a sofa, especially when lying down).

    I've seen this Xebec wireless keyboard on eBuyer with trackpad and tiny USB dongle (perfect for a laptop).

    I've been extremely disappointed with my previous Microsoft and Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse sets, both of which had a pathetic range of about 1ft, so steering clear of those two brands this time around.
  • coastal 30 Apr 2012 15:15:29 5,383 posts
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    For small affairs there's the pulse-eight remote that has the keyboard and mouse pad on the underside. I heard there were some issues with it about a year ago so it might be worth checking out the xbmc forums.

    If you after a larger keyboard there's the small frame keyboards such as the ocuk one. I've got a keysonic and it's rather shit as it repeatssssssssss keys.

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • Zerobob 30 Apr 2012 20:42:58 1,606 posts
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    That ocuk keyboard looks pretty good, it has dedicated media functions and is 14 cheaper. I'm just not sure if a rollerball will be as easy to just pick up and use in anger compared to a touchpad. I just don't know.

    Only thing is I was liking the idea of a tiny dongle (steady now) that I could keep plugged into my laptop and not notice it's there, which the Xebec that I posted has. It also recharges via USB and, according to reviews, lasts forever on one charge.

    I did see this Keysonic keyboard with a trackball that has a small dongle. Reviews seem OK. Tough call.
  • mikew1985 16 May 2012 11:45:42 12,795 posts
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    I'm looking for a decent wireless keyboard, it will be used for some gaming but not that much.

    I'm fully aware that wired is bette but it's not an option for me so does anyone have any wireless recommendations?

    Range is key for me, my current Microsoft wireless keyboards range is pathetic and I've reached boiling point. I'll only be about 5 - 6 foot (more likely 3 foot the majority of the time) from the receiver (yes thats how bad the MS one is). I'm looking at some of the wireless Logitech jobbies but they seem expensive enough, the solar powered one looks nice but if there are cheaper comfy alternatives I'm all for it.
  • Buztafen 16 May 2012 12:23:03 16,268 posts
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    Interested in a new wireless set too. The cheapo mouse i have is fine but the keyboard is crap and seems to miss button presses when i get further than a couple of feet from the receiver.

    Are bluetooth ones still available? Looked everywhere (well pc world, bit of a Google search...i got bored ok! :rolleyes: ) but cant seem to find any.

    Edited by Buztafen at 12:28:18 16-05-2012
  • mikew1985 16 May 2012 13:20:55 12,795 posts
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    Anyone help a couple EGer's out?
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    Logitech, stop being tight :D
  • Zerobob 16 May 2012 13:31:00 1,606 posts
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    My current wireless keyboard / mouse set is Logitech and it's terrible. Has a range of about 1ft. I'm not trusting Microsoft or Logitech again when it comes to PC peripherals.

    I think I'm going to get the Xebec Diamond Keyboard with a touchpad, but for now I'm using the Android Unified Remote app to control my media on my TV. It works surprisingly well and is free.

    Also, the Xebec keyboard is plug & play compatible with everything under the sun from the extensive reading I've done on it (Linux, PS3, Xbox, etc) and is rechargable, so no replacement batteries required.

    Edited by Zerobob at 13:33:49 16-05-2012
  • mikew1985 16 May 2012 13:45:39 12,795 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Logitech, stop being tight :D
    So they're worth it then?

    I'm just slightly concerned about the almost laptop like look of the keys.
  • mrpon 16 May 2012 14:23:44 29,000 posts
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    Toying with the Microsoft Arc Mouse/Keyboard. Want something that looks sexy as opposed to nerdlike.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • thelzdking 16 May 2012 14:46:09 4,367 posts
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    I bought a Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 for 30 a couple of months ago and I'm dead happy with it. I can't comment on the range though.
  • THFourteen 16 May 2012 14:55:58 33,616 posts
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    I have one of these
    http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/keyboards/keyboard/devices/keyboard-k360

    its cheap and cheerful, nothing fancy. cant comment on range, i sit 3m or so away from my tv

    wireless mouse, get a Razer Orochi.
  • Buztafen 16 May 2012 15:19:56 16,268 posts
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    This Logitech K270 looks ok. Keyboard only 18.80. Hmmm...
  • mikew1985 16 May 2012 16:40:59 12,795 posts
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    Hmm, so logitech look the best bet i was thinking of this slightly fancy wireless one, looks nice
  • mikew1985 16 May 2012 16:44:49 12,795 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Toying with the Microsoft Arc Mouse/Keyboard. Want something that looks sexy as opposed to nerdlike.

    Woah, thats one sexy looking mouse + keyboard combo. Promise to fill me in on how much sexy nerdless ass you pull with those two pieces of hot bait sitting on your desk.

    :p
  • mrpon 16 May 2012 16:54:27 29,000 posts
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    Heh, you think that's sexy....you can squash the mouse flat for transport! Moistness downstairs guaranteed!!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • THFourteen 16 May 2012 16:57:13 33,616 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    Hmm, so logitech look the best bet i was thinking of this slightly fancy wireless one, looks nice
    http://futuremark.yougamers.com/forum/showthread.php?140782-Logitech-K750-Wireless-Keyboard-gaming-fine!

    here's a review
  • mikew1985 16 May 2012 16:57:45 12,795 posts
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    You should have put some NSFW warning before that link.

    Sex. on. Toast.(?)
  • Buztafen 18 May 2012 11:46:29 16,268 posts
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    OK i've just plumbed for this Logitech keyboard/mouse combo.

    If anyone wants a quick review when it arrives i'll be happy to post something here.
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