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Old 02-19-04, 11:00 AM
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Wireless Keyboard and Mouse?

Anyone have any suggestions for a wireless ergonomic (split key) keyboard and optical mouse?


I have been checking this one out at ZipZoomFly for $69.99
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Old 02-19-04, 11:17 AM
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I think it all depends on what style you are used to. I've always been partial to M$ natural keyboards and mice, so I'm purchasing the http://www.microsoft.com/products/in...6aac7&type=ovr

I like the Logitech MX700, but I'm not a big fan of the mouse that comes with their wireless natural keyboard.
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Old 02-19-04, 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by Lampei
I think it all depends on what style you are used to. I've always been partial to M$ natural keyboards and mice, so I'm purchasing the http://www.microsoft.com/products/in...6aac7&type=ovr

I like the Logitech MX700, but I'm not a big fan of the mouse that comes with their wireless natural keyboard.

I LOVE the look and feelfothe Microsoft pair you like. The price tag is just a little to high for me though. If I could find it for around $80 I could justify the extra $10 for sure!

Looks great!

By the way, what is the Logitech MX700? Is that the one I put a link for?

****EDIT

Lampei, is this the same MS Keyboard you were talking about?

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Pro w/ Tilt Wheel Mouse


Only $72 shipped on one of the sites from pricegrabber.com

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Old 02-19-04, 11:54 AM
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No, you can see the MX 700 here.

I've used the MX 700 for about a year and you can have it when you pry it from my cold, dead hand.

OK, that may be a little extreme, but it's a damned nice mouse and I've never had a bit of trouble with it.
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Originally posted by Mr. Salty

I've used the MX 700 for about a year and you can have it when you pry it from my cold, dead hand.

OK, that may be a little extreme, but it's a damned nice mouse and I've never had a bit of trouble with it.
I bought the mouse for home. Loved it so much bought the 'duo' (mouse/keyboard) for work. Works amazing. Love the mouse.
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Old 02-19-04, 12:43 PM
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MX Duo.
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Old 02-19-04, 02:46 PM
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Is there a difference between this Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Pro and the one that Lampei posted above?

His points to one that is labeled as "2.0"
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These are the 2 different types (I think)

Pro

http://www.microsoft.com/products/in...2aaa3&type=ovr

Pro 2.0

http://www.microsoft.com/products/in...6aac7&type=ovr

I think the only difference is that the 2.0 has the tilt wheel (and I guess would be the "new and improved" wireless combo). According to that link you sent, they have the tilt wheel so I'm a little The newegg link (at the top of the price page you listed), does link to the "pro" version, but it looks like it's the 2.0 (with the tilt wheel mouse). You can see the difference between the mice in the 2 links I posted.
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Originally posted by Lampei
These are the 2 different types (I think)

Pro

http://www.microsoft.com/products/in...2aaa3&type=ovr

Pro 2.0

http://www.microsoft.com/products/in...6aac7&type=ovr

I think the only difference is that the 2.0 has the tilt wheel (and I guess would be the "new and improved" wireless combo). According to that link you sent, they have the tilt wheel so I'm a little The newegg link (at the top of the price page you listed), does link to the "pro" version, but it looks like it's the 2.0 (with the tilt wheel mouse). You can see the difference between the mice in the 2 links I posted.

Yes, I was a little confused to lampei!

I did find the PRO 2.0 at Buy.com for $73.93 plus shipping


Have you found any better then that?

I think I will get this. It will look GREAT with the new computer I am building!
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I think the Buy.com price (even with shipping) seems to be the best deal (at least from a reputable dealer). One other thing that seems to make the 2.0 sound appealing is the 27 MHz frequency. I don't know how much this varies between different products, but a couple of other products (not keyboards) that use 27MHz have a 10-20 feet range. If this is accurate for the Pro, it would make quite a nice HTPC accessory too.

Just looked at the M$ buy link and amazon has it for the same price as buy.com, but has free shipping and no tax (for most states).

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...0AOWVP/dvdtalk

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Old 02-20-04, 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by Lampei
I think the Buy.com price (even with shipping) seems to be the best deal (at least from a reputable dealer). One other thing that seems to make the 2.0 sound appealing is the 27 MHz frequency. I don't know how much this varies between different products, but a couple of other products (not keyboards) that use 27MHz have a 10-20 feet range. If this is accurate for the Pro, it would make quite a nice HTPC accessory too.

Just looked at the M$ buy link and amazon has it for the same price as buy.com, but has free shipping and no tax (for most states).

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...0AOWVP/dvdtalk



Are you sure it is indeed 2.0 though?


It LOOKS like the box for it, but can;t say for certain. Comparing it with the product image on MS's site, it LOOKS like version 2.0 mouse.

hmmmm

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OK, 56th time is the charm

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...0AOWVO/dvdtalk

This one definitely states "2.0", but doesn't have "Pro" in the title(and no pic), so I officially have no clue. (The price on the other amazon link went up $4...it's now on "sale" according to amazon
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Originally posted by Lampei
OK, 56th time is the charm

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...0AOWVO/dvdtalk

This one definitely states "2.0", but doesn't have "Pro" in the title(and no pic), so I officially have no clue. (The price on the other amazon link went up $4...it's now on "sale" according to amazon

Ahhhh, they almost got me on THAT ONE!

THAT is the link for the wireless 2.0 version, but the keyboard is not the "split key" type. it's a regular layout.

Yeah, I am thinking about the Buy.com. Becaua it's a few more dollars but the advertising is straight forward as to what we are getting.


You thinking of buying it there too?

Also, would you say this is better then the Logitech Wirless comfort duo set?
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I still recomment the MX Duo. The MX700 is the best wireless mouse out there right now (sans the mx900 for bluetooth)
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Originally posted by fumanstan
I still recomment the MX Duo. The MX700 is the best wireless mouse out there right now (sans the mx900 for bluetooth)

If it is split key and has all the feature and the same price as the Desktop Pro 2.0, I could be interested in that
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Old 02-22-04, 11:13 PM
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Buy.com has free shipping!

We can get the Keyboard/mouse for under $74 shipped!

Not bad!!!
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Be careful of the Logitech iTouch keyboard software, for some reason it delays my shutdown process for a minute or so.
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Originally posted by fumanstan
I still recomment the MX Duo. The MX700 is the best wireless mouse out there right now (sans the mx900 for bluetooth)
Yeah, the mouse is nice, but I still prefer the M$ keyboard and mouse.

Originally posted by Sominex
Lampei-

Buy.com has free shipping!

We can get the Keyboard/mouse for under $74 shipped!

Not bad!!!
Yeah, I'm going to send the buy.com link to my boss. Hopefully he'll buy me this one instead of the old Wireless Pro
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Old 02-24-04, 12:01 PM
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Got my my MS Wireless Desktop Pro today from buy.com



It does not say "2.0" on the box, but it does have the "TILT WHEEL TECHNOLOGY" and the mouse is black and shaped like the one that comes with the "2.0" version. (The mouse with the first version was silver)

It also says on the box "til wheel technology". So looks like I am good to go!

I opted for the "free shipping" from buy.com and they sent it FedEx. Not bad!
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Is this the only option for an integrated wireless mouse/keyboard?
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Is bluetooth worth getting for a wireless mouse/keyboard?
If so, how is it better than non-bluetooth versions?
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Is bluetooth worth getting for a wireless mouse/keyboard?
If so, how is it better than non-bluetooth versions?
I have the MS Bluetooth Desktop:

Here are the advantages:

-Longer range (they advertise 30 feet, I suspect it's somewhere in the 20's)
-More secure (every added into a Bluetooth system has to go through authentication so that it can't get hijacked and to allow a more direct connect)
-Hook multiple items into system (up to 6 Bluetooth items can be integrated, meaning you could add 4 more cell phones or other Bluetooth-friendly products on top of the keyboard and mouse)


Here are the disadvantages:
-Expensive (I spent $160 on my set!)
-May cause interference with cordless phones or Wi-Fi equipment (They all use the 2.4ghz spectrum. I was able to get it to work with my Wi-Fi, but didn't test a cordless)
-Flaky drivers (This really isn't an issue now with XP SP2, but if you aren't updated to that service pack or using XP at all, you may run into some difficulty)

Take it from me, I love my Bluetooth Desktop!
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