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    Wireless Mouse + Keyboard Advice Please

    Following on from here - http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=96161 - I've decided to go for a cordless mouse & keyboard instead of just a mouse

    User reviews seem to be good, just want to ask if anyone here has opinions?

    Logitech OEM Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Rechargable Mouse Black PS2/USB - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/83962 (also available from Scan)

    Microsoft OEM Wireless opt dsktp 3.0a PS2/usb Keyb - http://www.lowestonweb.com/products/...F-871E6434EA05 - I think this is the MS Wireless Optical Desktop 4000

    Thank you.

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    Cant help but try and sell you what i use; mx1000 and a benQ x530.

    Its what i use and i can gurantee you wont be disapointed, hand on heart. Its subtle, stylish yet works faultlessly. Keyboard cost me £20 from amazon and you can pick the mx1000 for £30 atm.

    Does knock it slightly above your price bracket, but as i said, you wont be disappointed. If you use your computer heavily, then it will be worth the extra money spent in the long run.


    edit: Sorry im of no help on the ones you suggested.
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    If you want sound wireless desktop advice, don't. Been there, done that, it makes up for the lack of wires with the extra headaches.

    A Saitek Eclipse and Logitech G5 are ace, lovely low latency key and mouse responses, no batteries to maintain, 2 black slim wires that I don't even pay attention to.
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    battery life on the g7 sucks a**
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    I have a Logitech Cordless Keyboard, one of the older ones and have charged the batteries once in 2 years, its an amazing keyboard. However they dont sell it anymore and I got mine free!

    Plus I have a Raptor M1 Gaming mouse, highly sensitive but I like it. Wirless mice are a waste of money, all the wirless mice I have tried I have returned before I destory them with a claw hammer.

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    I have the Logitech MX5000 solution.

    I can honestly say that its a great setup...if you DON'T use the drivers. It runs fine without the drivers and everything is smooth. As soon as I install the latest setpoints off the Logitech website then the keyboards features, i.e display cause it to become slow.

    I think its a shame really as its a nice keyboard.

    The mouse however is always good and I would recommend this.

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    Ebuyer one looks quite good to me for the price according to Scan's technical specification it comes with 800dpi mouse and it's even rechargable. You paid lot more for 800dpi mouse alone a year ago, so what are you waiting for go for it It's a bargain. I'll probably get one myself too.

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    Iv never understood people who dont like the wireless option. Iv never had any problems with my mx1000 or benQ, they never loose signal, both are solid performs in terms of games(no lag etc) and battery life has never been a problem with either.

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    me neither, my MX700 (daddy of the MX1000) has never put a foot wrong... i get most of a week of a charge and if i remember to put it back in the charger at least once evey 5 days it just goes on forever.

    no exp with keyboards tho. but i expect if its logitech it works fine
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    I can get the one from lowestonweb for £21 (God Willing) as someone I know works there. Still

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi9tchy View Post
    battery life on the g7 sucks a**
    It may suck but it only takes 10 seconds to change the battery

    I probaly change it about every 2 days!

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    If you're not gaming, then I'd recommend the Microsoft setup. I've not had much experience with their keyboards, but I don't get on with logitech ones. On the other hand the MS wireless mice are very good - 6 months off a pair of alkaline batteries is actually realistic. No propriatry batteries or anything, just normal AAs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    If you're not gaming, then I'd recommend the Microsoft setup. I've not had much experience with their keyboards, but I don't get on with logitech ones. On the other hand the MS wireless mice are very good - 6 months off a pair of alkaline batteries is actually realistic. No propriatry batteries or anything, just normal AAs.
    Finally someone who likes the MS stuff

    The MS keyboard looks a bit like an ergonomic one and IMO they make decent keyboards. Not used a logitech keyboard though.

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    Well as always best thing is to pop along to your local computer retailer to try them out (before buying elsewhere ). Personally I find the MS mouse (intellimouse explorer 2.0 in my case - looks like the one there) really comfortable as well.

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    Went in to PC World yesterday and they no longer have keyboards and mice on display

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