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bluetooth keyboard with integrated pointing device

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Clyde, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Megabyte Poster

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    anyone know where I can get one of these.. I'm struggling to get one..
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    have you tried the looking in the thread here on CF, cant remember the name but its something like where do you buy your hardware from?
     
  3. Clyde

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    I had a look at the usual suspects, and barring a keytronic keyboard on ebuyer that looked massive there was nothing. I'm looking for a keyboard for my mac mini, for the living room, so has to be wireless and have a built in pointer to cut down clutter and so on..

    Of course, living in Ireland, many vendors won't deliver or charge a fortune to do so...
     
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  4. Baba O'Riley

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    Clyde,

    I have one of these. It's not Bluetooth, only infrared, but apart from that I think it's great. I like the positioning of the mouse pad and buttons because they allow you to use them with your thumbs kind of like a giant control pad. It's not too big either.
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    It's odd that there aren't many people taking advantage of blue-tooth for wireless k/boards and mice. I use my Media Centre keyboard which is also infrared like Baba's. The only hassle is that it gets a bit quirky if the sun is shining through the window. Which is often the case here in QLD 8)
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    Bluetooth has got a reputation for being a pig to setup. Add to that the high cost of the chips, and you can see why the manufacturers stick to cheaper and easier-to-setup wireless or infra-red. In fact nearly all the cordless keyboard/mice combos being sold in the fairs at the moment are 'ordinary' wireless.

    Harry.
     
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  7. twizzle

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    I just bought a Saitek gamming keyboard... and made sure it was wired!!. I dont like the idea of wireless or bluetooth keyboards and mice as you need to change batteries when they run out.. and i never have any spares or dont want to be hunting round for them when im in the middle of Hitman killing ppl.... I mean busy typing up a new document for work!!!:oops:

    As for a keyboard like the ones Clyde is after... I havent seen many around even tho i think thier a good idea, Saves space and helps reduce RSI.
     
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  8. Clyde

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    wired is no good... I want this for the living room to control my mac mini media center...

    Baba, cheers for that one... I'd like to avoid infra red if I could, less boxes and cable sticking out of the mac, but it's a better bet than I have now.. not sure about the location of the pointer on it also...

    I gues what I'd really like is a keyboard like on a laptop, with a nipple built in cos I hate pads ...
     
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  9. noelg24

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    sorry did he just say built in nipple? :eek:
     
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  10. Clyde

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    down boy!

    the nipple is the little knob in a laptops keyboard... *sheesh* mind in the gutter :rolleyes: :biggrin
     
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  11. Nelix
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    Nipples and little knobs........where is this thread going :rolleyes:



    ...............I'll get my coat :(
     
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  12. AJ

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    Just had some stuff in from ebuyer.

    How is THIS

    Any good??
     
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  13. Bluerinse
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    That is a rip off of my Microsoft Media Centre keyboard - see below the original..

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Baba O'Riley

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    How about trackballs Clyde? There is a version of the keyboard I posted with a ball instead of a pad.
     
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  15. Clyde

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    cheers aj.. I may have to consider something like it. Baba, I'm not so keen on stroking balls all day *g* ...

    I find trackballs awkward to use. I'm thinking that my ideal media center keyboard doesn't exist.


    ah well...
     
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  16. Baba O'Riley

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    Probaly neither does anyones ideal media center PC.:D
     
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