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Old 05-05-10, 10:06 PM
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HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

So I'd originally really set my heart on the Logitec diNovo but I've heard some negative stuff about use-ability and flakey-ness. Then there's the Lenovo Multimedia Remote that looks fun, but the keyboard seems a bit small.

Anyone have a suggestions on a good small-ish wireless keyboard/mouse combo for a HTPC?
Old 05-06-10, 12:29 AM
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Re: HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

I have the dinovo and I think it works fairly well. I can't type very well with the pad but I love the rollerball. For the size, it is damn good.
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Re: HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

I use the lenovo to set up and change/upgrade a Win 7 pc I use as a pvr. It works very well for my purposes but be aware the "keyboard" is only 5 inches across.
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Re: HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

Might want to try the full size wireless diNovo, instead. I just can't get over the usefulness of backlit keys in my HT, but the one and only wireless keyboard with actual backlighting was the $300 Microsoft which they no longer make. Since I'm near my HTPC, I'm surviving with a wired keyboard for the backlight. My mouse is wireless.
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Re: HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

Thanks for the suggestions. Still undecided.

Anyone use one of these:

http://usb.brando.com/usb-2-4ghz-wir...97c034d15.html

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I got one for cheap, and it's kinda unresponsive and a pain to use the mouse function (it's like a Wii). Sounded fun, but not as practical for everyday use.

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Re: HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

This one works pretty well and has the added benefit of being fairly inexpensive:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.34357
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Re: HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

I've been using the Lenovo for a while, and while it's been OK the connectivity isn't super. To be fair I'm about 20 feet away from the PC, so it's not an optimal situation. Also I really have found that a backlight is needed, so I'm in the market for a replacement.

I see that Lenovo has a new backlit version, but I wondered if anyone had a personal recommendation or other suggestions.
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Re: HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

Logitech now has what appears to be an excellent fullsize keyboard with backlight, the K800, ~$80. I haven't bought it, yet, want to. But no mouse in that one. And I don't know about gaming speed if that is an issue.

Love my Apple trackpad in my HT, but it doesn't have good support on Windows.
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Re: HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

The Rii Touch N7 is the newest version of the popular Favi.

At $35 I think I'll give it a a go.
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Re: HTPC wireless KB+Mouse - suggestions?

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I've been using the Lenovo for a while, and while it's been OK the connectivity isn't super. To be fair I'm about 20 feet away from the PC, so it's not an optimal situation. Also I really have found that a backlight is needed, so I'm in the market for a replacement.

I see that Lenovo has a new backlit version, but I wondered if anyone had a personal recommendation or other suggestions.
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