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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:32 AM
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I want a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse with tilt wheel
What should I get?

I saw a great Microsoft one at a Best Buy, but they wanted $99 for it. I figured I cuold get it cheaper on Amazon, but Amazon doesn't have it.

So I'm thinking of the Logitech LX 700, which Amazon does have.

Any thoughts? Any helps?

Thanks!
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:34 AM
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1. I have them
They are great...I'd never go back to a wired anything now.

The mouse does eat batteries though, so be prepared. It's 'on' all the time.
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:35 AM
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2. don't know anything about these items but
Logitech is a reputable company. A lot of our office's computer peripherals are made by them. Apart from that, I don't have any advice I can offer.
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:37 AM
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3. Logitech Comfort Duo.....


I've been using these for 2 years now, work great, battery use for the mouse is quite minimal quite frankly. I think I change them once every 3/4 months at best. The keyboard I think I've change once since having it.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:41 AM
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4. I just got work to buy me two of the Microsoft ones (I have 2 workstations
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 09:43 AM by hlthe2b
They have extended life for the batteries--supposedly up to 6 months. That alone would make me go that route, although some coworkers have the Logitech one and it seemed similar.

What I hate, though is those curved keyboards that are supposedly more ergonomic on some models. Some people love them. I absolutely detest them, so the one got is flat:

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:43 AM
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5. What was the brand model on that one?
I hate the ergonomic keyboards, too.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:01 PM
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8. I don't see a model number, but it links you to retailers in your area
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:10 PM
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10. Yep that's the one in front of me, see review below
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:43 AM
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6. Whatever you get, get rechargable batteries.
Preferably, get 2 sets. Leave one set in the charger while you use the others. It'll save you money in the long run, and avoid the annoyance of running to the store to get replacements when the ones in use run dry in the middle of some project.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:48 AM
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7. Go for the Logitech..............
I have one of their wireless keyboards, and I really like it. Unfortunately, I will be tied to a MS mouse for the foreseeable future as Logitech does not make a 5-button trackball mouse (at least not yet).
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:09 PM
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9. I'm using the M$ one you mention right now.
Once you get a wireless kboard, you'll never go back - but on to the reviews.

Kboard -Functionally fine, even though a bit bendy and cheap feeling, but that translates to it being nice and light. Comfy hand rest in front of first row of keys. There's a "F Lock" function, which defaults to reprogramming all your function keys to common windows tasks like New, Open, Save, Close, etc.

This function is completely fucking useless and annoying, as you can't disable it from starting, and have to turn off the function by pressing the "F Lock" key every time you want a program to run as intended. For example Thief 3, some of your items are mapped to function keys, but if I forget to disable the remapping and go for a flashbomb while running away from an angry pack of guards, I'm suddenly kicked out of the game and Windows is wanted to know what office doc I'd like to open :eyes:

Mouse, tilt wheel is equally useless, there's no thumb button (which I suspect the Logitech version may have) and the scrollwheel is so smooth you can find yourself pushing on it just hard enough to register a click which == button 3. Clicking it without registering a tilt can be a pain in the ass too.

Still, there ya have it, my grumpy review :D

( I still love the rig, but a different one would've probably been better in quality and functionality )
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:25 PM
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11. LOL... you lost me at "running away from an angry pack of guards"
:D
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:39 PM
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14. sending an arrow through one of their heads from the shadows
seems to really piss the other ones off, I can't imagine why :D
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:31 PM
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13. well, if I "go for a flashbomb running away from a pack of angry guards"
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 12:40 PM by hlthe2b
at work.... I've got more probs than a function key that defaults to factory savings! LOL


Nah, I'm pretty simple in my criteria-- keyboard can't be huge nor curved, (small hands here used to using very small laptops), keys must not be stiff or "clicky", and in the case of wireless, must not eat through batteries leaving me "stranded," and mouse must be reasonably responsive and comfortable to handle.

BTW, they do have a "multimedia version," that might be more conducive to THIEF 3! LOL
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:29 PM
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12. Using that right now. $59 at Costco every day!
Better than the Logitech by far, IMHO.

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:27 PM
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15. Thanks everybody!!
You all rock!!

:yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock:

You totally helped me find the right one - I went with the Microsoft one. Not the elite, but the next class down.

WOO HOOO! Should have it in a few days.

Also got an optical mouse for the laptop. YAY!
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