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    new keyboard & mouse

    mouse:
    logitech mx500 or the boomslang mouse...

    req: black/silver&black... optical.... wired (dont want wireless since batteries make the mouse heavier)

    keyboard:
    coolermaster q or logitech something or other

    req: colour coordination (ie black again... hints of silver permitted), clean look, minimal "shortcut buttons", reasonably compact, preferably normal keys (if the q had them they would be no contest...)

    want to spend no more than £70-75

    to go with:
    nec 1760nxbx
    pc65b
    altec lansing 4.1 speakers (black) - the aria ones

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    Get the Logitec Cordless Desktop.

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    One of the best mice on the market.

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    yes... how much heavier is that mouse than say an optical corder mouse?

    and do you see how unclean that keyboard is?

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    the cordless mice are very heavy, ive just bought the Microsoft optical wireless desktop, and whilst the keyboard is the best ive ever used, the mouse is very heavy

    it works like a charm, responsive, accurate and the batterys last for up to 3 months (depending on usage and teh batteries used)

    the only thing is that it takes a while to get used to because of the weight, it does make it feel sluggish when you first start using it, but after a short while you get used to its weight - the difference between it and the wired version is huge, but then, there was a sizeable difference between the M$ optical intellimouse and the ball version, it just takes time

    but i would say go for the M$ optical desktop (not the pro, the only diff is the KB but its a strange one tbh), i got mine for £45 (OEM) inc next day delivery from dabs, bargin tbh as the boxed version is about £65, and the only diff is a brown box, u still get the manual (such that it is) and the software, guarentee etc.

    oh and the color is black with a silver top, or you can get an all white version or a blue one, but the OEM is black and silver, very nice tbh

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    well ive bought the coolermaster keybo and im gonna use my ol ms optical mouse (old but reasonably trusty) until i save enough for a boomslang

    oh can you get a ms natural keyboard in black? that is one nice keyboard

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    the coolermaster alu is too small a keyboard, find urself pressing two keys at the same time.
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    good chioce, ive got the same, coolermaster q keyboard + boomslang 2.1k, came to £90 in total. and btw the bs has a semi-decent mouse mat with it.

    .. things ull also want - mouseskates if u play games, to stick over the boomslangs feet as the pads on it r rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishe. also get a cheap mouse with a NORMAL ball and swap them over. the boomslang one isnt smooth and doesnt get the traction it needs to turn nicley. i have spare of both m/s and old mouse u can have for £5, pm me, or u can buy m/s from everglides uk site. this is a very decent mouse better than the logitech mx500 imo which i used to have but im suprised they dont ship it with a decent ball and mouse feet. cost works out the same as u get a mousemat bundled with it which would cost about £15-20 new. took me about a month to get used to the bs2k1 due to the ball, feet and also mouse acceleration got turned back on by driver app and i didnt relise. i wouldnt even touch the logitech mx500 now even if it was almost free.

    btw the cm q keyboard sometimes the keys feel different if it happens just leave it, my e and k were squeakey and felt different but they magicly fixed themselves

    Spud1 WHY did u buy one of those crappy ms keyboards!!! is it just me that hates the oversized plastic with useless multimedia keys that do fa in games + wireless so u can NEVER use it at a lan unless noone has the same one. teh only time wireless kb would be usefull is to have a masive monitor/plasma screen so u can play games from the sofa

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    i use it to play games from bed my uni room is nice an small an it works great

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