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It has to have keys that push down, no laptop style keys.

It also has to have like ~15-20 feet connectivity as I will be using it to play Skyrim on my TV.

Keyboard that lights up is cool too but not needed.

Hopefully we can keep it around ~$50-75 ?

Thanks!
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I'm using a Logitech wireless wave, the MK 550 combination. It's had great battery life for me and it's comfortable. I hate the split keyboards, but I like the ergonomics of the slight curve, so I chose this one. I also hate laptop style keys and so this was a good fit for me. It does not have lighted keys but the connectivity is at least 15 feet and seems to work through walls too.

 

My only complaints with it are that it groups the F1 through F12 keys in groups of 3, not 4, which is a bit odd and took some getting used to and it also rearranged the home/end/delete/pageup/pagedown keys into a column of two format instead of a column of three format. Both changes took a bit of getting used to but it's quite nice in other respects. Incidentally, I spilled a can of pineapple juice on it and it cleaned up nicely without short-circuiting.

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I guess I should have said I don't want any split keyboards either smile.gif

Thanks for the suggestion
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Originally Posted by the_xpert View Post

I guess I should have said I don't want any split keyboards either smile.gif

Thanks for the suggestion


You're welcome. This keyboard is not split. :)

 

It's just a very gentle ~~ curve. I'm very pleased with the ergonomics and I hate splits.

Again though, pay close attention to the F keys in groups of 3 and not four and also the slightly rearranged insert, delete, page up, page down, end, and home keys. They're not quite standard.

 

So long as you can live with the slightly non-standard supplemental key arrangement then this keyboard is great.

l_logitech-ma-lt-k350-4.jpg

 

 

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Another view from the oblique shows that it's also slightly W shaped in the Z-axis. The D and K keys are slightly lower than the A and G as well as H and L keys.

 

This didn't cause me any issues at all and I've found that I like it quite a bit.

 

http://www.gadgetreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Logitech-Mk550-920-002555-Wireless-Wave-Combo-With-Keyboard-and-Laser-Mouse.jpg

 

That little tiny thing is the wireless transceiver and it also comes with a USB cable that can extend that out by about 5 feet or so if you want it to.

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OP, are you looking for a keyboard that has a mouse integrated? Like a trackpad, trackball, or trackstick? Or do you just want a mouse + keyboard in the same box?
    
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guyladouche:

 

You are a nerd, and apparently so am I.

 

 

I added the period at the end, so you should consider investing in a 2e if you enjoy correct grammar.

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guyladouche:

You are a nerd, and apparently so am I.


I added the period at the end, so you should consider investing in a 2e if you enjoy correct grammar.

LOL. I never could talk English good.
    
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