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    High quality wireless keyboard and mouse

    I'm looking to buy a very high quality wireless keyboard and mouse. I'd prefer it if both the keyboard and mouse worked off the same USB transceiver but that's not essential.

    In the good old days, Cherry was a renowend manufacturer of high-end keyboards. However, these days it seems that keyboards aren't manufactured with the quality they were back in the 80s and 90s (where each key had half a dozen parts!).

    I'm not too bothered about the cost (ideally it should be under £200) but really want a very high quality wireless keyboard and mouse combo that will hopefully last a decade, as my current wired keyboard and mouse combo has.

    Any recommendations?

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    Re: High quality wireless keyboard and mouse

    Do you want to game, or do anything in pacific??

    I would recomend looking into logitech, something like the MX5500Revolution looks good, (dont have one, but do own a G9 mouse). Main reason for recomending them is the customer service, my G9 died a while back (April afank), I called them up, and they just sent me a new one, no questions, arrived after a couple of day in the post, and no requests for the old one to be sent back, just trusted me. However if they are high end enough for your needs, I dont know.

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    Re: High quality wireless keyboard and mouse

    No gaming on my PC, just lots of typing (Word and web pages). Just looking for a normal keyboard that's built well and is ergonomic (large, well-spaced keys, good tactile feedback, etc).

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    Re: High quality wireless keyboard and mouse

    Not really an expert on this but my suggestion would be Gyration and Logitech

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    Re: High quality wireless keyboard and mouse

    I have one of these that I bought about 2 years back:

    http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/433/164

    It's ace, although I'm not sure if they still sell them - haven't checked. I imagine they probably have an updated version of it, or some such. It's a single bluetooth receiver for all 3 bits of kit (number-pad, keyboard & mouse), and the mouse has a recharging station. The reason I bought it was I wanted a keyboard without number-pad attached, as I find it very annoying having to reach around the hardly-ever-used number-pad to get to my often-used mouse. This gives you the option to put the number pad anywhere, which is very good - it also acts as a media remote.

    Another good thing (from my perspective) is the shallowness of the key press. I've become used to writing on laptops and on the tiny silver mac keyboard that I got with my iMac, and prefer keys that don't require such a deep keypress.

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    Re: High quality wireless keyboard and mouse

    Go for Logitech they have encrypted the connection for the keyboard.

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    Re: High quality wireless keyboard and mouse

    I use them for more or less the same things as the OP and I got a Logitech MX performance mouse - not cheap, but with a great free-scrolling wheel, programmable buttons and a rechargeable battery - no need to use the stand when not recharging.
    and a Logitech Pro 2000 keyboard - runs of AA batteries but they last for years, and a great feel to the keys - I'm a touch typist so this matters.

    Each one uses a little USB stick/transceiver, so takes up two USB slots altogether.
    Had them for two years now, not changed keyboard batteries yet, and I control the specialist keys on both with Autohotkey rather than using Logitech's own bloated software.
    Can you just............................?

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