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Hey all
I am a huge gamer but i also like to lay in bed at night and watch shows, the only frustrating this is having to get up to the desk to change the season/episode etc or turn on the computer.

NOw this may just be me being lazy but is here any keyboards and mouse combos that could work well for gaming? Or is it just best to stick with wired?

Alternatively is there a remote style option i could opt for?

Thanks in advance

Zac
post #2 of 24
There is theoretically a much higher amount of latency in a wireless keyboard or mouse, but chances are you won't be able to tell the difference, as it is still incredibly low.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
There is theoretically a much higher amount of latency in a wireless keyboard or mouse, but chances are you won't be able to tell the difference, as it is still incredibly low.
This, it does hinge on the actual hardware though. There are a few mice that are wireless, and still have high polling rates. Logitech's G7's for instance (which I still own after years of service). Good mouse, with no noticeable latency issues. As far as the others, well...I've not looked at any others since. So I wouldn't know

Keyboards otoh, give me a mechanical with at least 6 key rollover. That, you won't find in a wireless model.
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post #4 of 24
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A wireless mouse is probably all that i require when I think about it.
Damn me for posting in the wrong section haha

Are G7's considered high range mice? What others would i need to seriously consider?

Excuse the lack of knowledge ive literally beeing using a 9$ optical mouse for 4 years. Funny thing is it hasnt hindered my gaming experience/ ability at all. That i am aware of, of course
post #5 of 24
You could always get both.

I used to, when I had my PC in my bedroom. A cheap wired mouse / keyboard for lying in bed and a better quality wired set for using at the desk.
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post #6 of 24
Personally, I tend to stay away from wireless anything. I don't like changing batteries, and I don't lke the idea that my inputs could be hindered by interference. But, if you buy a cheap wireless optical mouse, you can turn it off when gaming and keep using the wired mouse.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by hzac View Post
A wireless mouse is probably all that i require when I think about it.
Damn me for posting in the wrong section haha

Are G7's considered high range mice? What others would i need to seriously consider?

Excuse the lack of knowledge ive literally beeing using a 9$ optical mouse for 4 years. Funny thing is it hasnt hindered my gaming experience/ ability at all. That i am aware of, of course
I'm not even sure they are still available. But in their heyday, yes they were. Looks like they've been updated. They're calling them the G700 now it seems. A few more features added as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-377-_-Product


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death View Post
Personally, I tend to stay away from wireless anything. I don't like changing batteries, and I don't lke the idea that my inputs could be hindered by interference. But, if you buy a cheap wireless optical mouse, you can turn it off when gaming and keep using the wired mouse.
The nice thing about this mouse is, even after nearly 3 years (still using the original batt packs), battery life is around 12 hours of gaming. Additionally, these have quick change battery packs which take only a couple of seconds to swap. Plus, I've never encountered any interference ever.

If your especially paranoid, or in a really high RFI/EMI interference area...you can always just plug the G700 in via it's USB cord, which is also used for charging it.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 5/16/11 at 1:27am
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post #8 of 24

You might wanna check this out, its a wireless mini keyboard, the size of a cellphone's qwerty keyboard and has a little trackpad. Works great for watching movies and stuff.

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post #9 of 24
What about a Windows Media remote?
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post #10 of 24
Get one of these for media browsing, they're brilliant, it's what I have for for our HTPC in the living room. You can get it from this shop as well, they're good to go, had no problems with sending mine to the UK even.



It works like a wii controller, or indeed like an ordinary tv remote.
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