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I am looking a keyboard and mice setup for my htpc. I would like to get an all in one unit including a trackpad, trackball or whatever.

I currently have a Lenovo N5901 multimedia keyboard that I have had for over 2 or 3 years. It was decent but I'm getting older and tired of squinting or having to cut on lights when needing to type something.

I recently bought a Logitech K400 but it is going to get returned due to mushy buttons and poor keyboard design, like fn+keys and the right shift button....plus the pad sucks for scrolling had to add a chrome extension.

Can you guys a provide recommendations for all in ones that are possibly backilt for couch surfing and occasionally entering passwords? I game with a 360 pad so it doesn't have to be for gaming.

Thanks
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If you have an Android phone, I would recommend a remote app to control your computer. I use it with my HTPC and I love it. However, I can't remember the app's name I use off the top of my head. I have tried three of them, and some come with a lot of features. Until I remember their names, try the one below. You may not even need an all-in-one wireless keyboard.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.steppschuh.remoteinput&hl=en

Edit:
I use this one mostly. You could use TeamViewer as well, but it may be a bit slow.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
Edited by Sugi - 1/13/14 at 11:27am
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugi View Post

If you have an Android phone, I would recommend a remote app to control your computer. I use it with my HTPC and I love it. However, I can't remember the app's name I use off the top of my head. I have tried three of them, and some come with a lot of features. Until I remember their names, try the one below. You may not even need an all-in-one wireless keyboard.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.steppschuh.remoteinput&hl=en

Edit:
I use this one mostly. You could use TeamViewer as well, but it may be a bit slow.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote


nice info thanks.....do you suppose that app will work if im on wifi with my phone and etherenetly connected on my htpc?
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nice info thanks.....do you suppose that app will work if im on wifi with my phone and etherenetly connected on my htpc?
Yep, that will work perfectly! Because that's how I use it. The ones I have tried are the following: Unified & Wifi Mouse HD, but I recommend Unified.
 
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post #5 of 6
It's a bit expensive now(got mine on sale for $80) but I use this

My HTPC is hooked up to my TV and tucked inside one of the shelves on my stand. I have the charger station in between my couch/desk on a side table which is on the other side of the den/room from the TV, I can easily sit back and not have to travel across the room for anything to access my HTPC even if it is off(made it possible to start my pc by just hitting the space bar) thumb.gif
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Yeah 200 bucks is way over budget. I was think 100 max....might have to look into the android one but the videos in the play store didn't instill any confidence.
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