Best keyboard + mouse combo out right now?

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  1. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    I need a wireless keyboard/mouse combo. What's the best out there right now?
     
  2. Richard Manuel

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    packard bell
     
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    seriously though, Logitech.
     
  4. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    :cool: Picked one up after work. So far it's pretty nice. Have you seen the MX5000? It's Bluetooth. :bowdown:

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    I have one of those, but there is a problem with the keyboard, so let me just tell you how to fix it now:

    It has a tendency to repeat keys for no reason. To fix it, go into the control panel, open the Keyboard applet, and set the "Repeat delay" all the way over to the left (Long).
     
  6. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Thanks, that's for the 5000, right? How do you like the media controls on the left?
     
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    mace i don't read

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    dell multimedia keyboard
    microsoft explorer mouse, the new one
     
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    Yep, MX 5000. The controls are OK, but honestly I haven't installed the software since I rebuilt my PC. For some reason it just seems more stable without them. I miss the controls but I don't miss having to resync the keyboard with the system. It had a tendency to drop off after reboots and such and I'd have to readd it and put the security code back in. PITA with their software.

    I love the MX1000 mouse though. I have two of the originals on top of the one that came with the keyboard.

    edit: I also dig the calculator, but I had one minor issue with the numeric keypad. One of my VM's toggled numlock off. Imagine my annoyance trying to get it back on with no numlock key!
     
  9. same keyboard n mouse i have (mx5000) that is.

    so far im happy with both. other choices might be the sp? le novo by logitech.. but you dont get the screen
     
  10. RubiconSahara

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    yeah, the highend logi's are the way to go
     
  11. mrchina

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    I use a Wacom Tablet for the mouse and a 9 dollar GE Keyboard from target. I like it. :)
     
  12. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Did a little digging and the MX3200 is their latest offering (released last month). Not a bad set at all. None of the stores around me have the MX5000 in stock. It's an older model so I think they are going to replace it soon. :dunno:
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I love the looks of that Logitech pic, but I could never use it.

    My hands are too big for those. I have to use one of the ergo keyboards.
     
  14. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    MX3200

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    I think the mouse is a lower model. It doesn't have all the buttons the MX1000 has. The biggie (for me) is that it doesn't have the fast scroll buttons around the wheel like the MX1000.
     
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    Yeah and it appears tha tthe mouse just takes regular batteries. IOW not a charging cradle style. I'm just used to my cradle so I never have to open it up and replace batts.
    But I do like that it has a usb mini reciever. That would be so nice. Maybe they'll sell the keyboard by itself sooner or later but I doubt it.
     
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    mace i don't read

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    Yeah, it's gonna be very expensive and probably won't last as long as normal keyboards, but I LIKE the concept, just.
     
  21. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    2 AA batteries. It also comes with a USB receiver stand and the USB receiver itself that look like a flash drive. So instead of using a KVM, just plug the USB receiver into the machine you want to control.

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    From top left: Logitech MX3200 receiver stand, Logitech MX3000 RF receiver, Logitech MX600 (Black, with AgION and comes with MX3200 cordless laser set), Logitech MX3200 SecureConnect RF mini receiver, and another Logitech MX600 (Grey, comes with MX3000 cordless laser set).



    I like the fact the MX5000 is Bluetooth. They advertise it as having a 60 ft. range. :eek3:
     
  22. EvilSS

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    True, but the keys are replaceable on it. Unfortunately they lost my love when they dropped the 10 function keys that were on the original design. I do have 2 of their Optimus Mini's. Very cool gadgets.
     
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    Microsoft keyboard elite and Intellimouse bluetooth work good for me
     

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