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post #1 of 4
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Hey,

Guys I just put my HTPC together and using Lenovo mini remote and hating it. Terrible range, too small, there are no function keys and not back lid.

I would like to have a bigger keyboard that has a mouse built-in, whether touchpad or track ball, where I can use both my hands, has good range and back lid.

Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823176018
or this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823176023

Great price, however it does not have back light option. Open to any suggestions.
 
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post #2 of 4
I've got a Saitek Eclipse Litetouch Wireless. It's Pretty decent BUT the trackball is TINY and if dust gets in it, it wont work until it's blown out with some serious pressure (I use an air compressor).

That aside, its silly expensive, but you can find them on sale like I did.
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post #3 of 4
I, also have had this problem in the past. I got the Logitech K400 and it was amazing, it was super easy to use, didn't take up a lot of space on the coffee table. I'm usually a big fan of the Apple magic trackpad, but this Logitech trackpad was surprisingly easy to use too! It had the two finger scrolling while I love and there's a mouse button on the top left corner so you can use your thumbs to control the mouse!

I Highly recommend - http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/devices/wireless-touch-keyboard-k400

Oh...I guess the only con is that there's no backlight.
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post #4 of 4
GKM561R will be the best choice for the htpc setup. You can adjust the speed of the trackball and the scroll wheel on the keyboard is easy for Yu to scroll up and down. Good built quality.
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