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Back to wired mouse and keyboard

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wizard, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    I have finally switched back to using a wired mouse and keyboard, was getting fed up of the mouse or the keyboard suddenly not working. 8)
     
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    Maybe you are forgetting something
     
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    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    why do you guys always struggle to post links correctly? :twisted:
     
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  4. wizard

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    Nothing to do with the batteries :p
     
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    I don't get it. I made sure to take off the extra http at the beginning of the link, then it reappeared somehow. :oops:
     
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  6. Mitzs
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    I did the same thing wiz with my mouse. I bought a set keyboard, mouse, and speakers. The stupid mouse would die monthly while my keyboard has yet to need a new set of batteries and it has been about 6 months.
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    That's because your mouse is sending a WHOLE lot more data to the base station than your keyboard is... ;)
     
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    I'd never switch back to wired mouse and keyboard. Am pretty happy with my logitech wireless stuff. Yah, keyboad doesn't need batteries exchanged nearly as much as the mouse but then my mouse has a little display (well, three leds;)) that show the batterie status, so it never comes as a surprise. So when I see it gets low, I just recharge it next chance I get and so it has never died on me in the middle of things.
     
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    Same here - mine's got a little red LED that flashes when the battery runs low. The low battery warning will usually alert me hours before it stops working. And if I forget to put it back in the cradle to recharge, I have dozens of spare rechargeable AA batteries lying around (one of the joys of having kids!).
     
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    I realize that mike, but mine does not have display, and if it blinked I could not see it since it is only lit up on the bottom. It would just stop. Which logitechs do you and tigga have? That is the brand I have. How long do the recharge battiers last. I've been buying duracell and that craps just adds up.
     
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    i have a wired keyboard and a logitech mx1000 mouse and ive never had a problem with mine. what sort of surface are you using it on ?

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    Well we built my desk, and I covered the top in vinly that looked like wood. You know the stuff that put you put on your kitchen floors.
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    First off, invest in rechargeable batteries. You'll be glad you did.

    I have a Logitech MX Duo keyboard and mouse combo. The mouse included in the combo is a Logitech MX700cordless optical mouse. I liked my combo at home so much, I bought one to use at work.

    Unfortunately, they're not sold any more (newer models have arrived), so you'd have to find one on eBay. That said, if I couldn't find a used MX Duo combo (or at least an MX700 mouse), and I had to buy a new combo, I'd probably get the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5000 Laser Combo (provided it feels good when I try it out in the store).
     
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  14. noelg24

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    I have been using wireless keyboard and mice for nearly 4yrs and gave up only last week when I bought a new USB keyboard and mouse. The reason being I got fed up of my mouse always bringing up the pointer when I was watching a DVD using Media Centre on Vista or even watching something on Media player and it would make the controls show up. The mouse itself had a base that would allow it to recharge the batteries. I hadnt changed the batteries in the keyboard since I first bought it (bearing in mind this was my second one which I bought last year and the first one I bought in 2004 and that needed battery changing alot along with the mouse).

    So I have gone back to USB and I feel alot happier now. My new machine is almost ready, just need to get case and power supply and I will be purchasing a Saitek II LED keyboard as this machine will be purely for playing games...:biggrin
     
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  15. grim

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    sometimes the surface causes the mouse to lag, sometime happens to me when i use a mouse mat. the desk surface seems to be better.

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