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Okay so I am about ready to start moving movies to my HTPC/server build (below), and I would like to get a wireless keyboard with a built in trackpad for it.

I am currently looking at the Rii Wireless Keyboard, but the only thing that bugs me are the complaints that it loses signal from far away or poorly through objects such as wood and metal. Link below.

http://www.buy.com/prod/new-2-4ghz-m...216607284.html

The other one I am looking at is the Logitech Mini DiNovo (link below), I like it a lot except for the fact that its bluetooth. From my experience bluetooth loses connectivity often than wireless and I couldn't use it to access bios.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ech-_-23126039

If anyone knows of any other solutions or can comment on either of the above let me know.
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OMG buy the rii. I use mine around 20 feet away. The receiver is inside of my server rack (has a plexi front door). I don't loose connectivity.

Here is my setup, the Rack is in the far left corner of the bottom pick, I can use it from my pc
http://www.overclock.net/10162378-post10699.html
Edited by hick - 12/26/10 at 7:04pm
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Can you use BIOS with it? I never used Wireless keyboards with BIOS before.
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Can you use BIOS with it? I never used Wireless keyboards with BIOS before.
Yes and no. I could with my foxconn and asus but not the biostar I am using now...
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the lenovo has no back light.
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I just got a Rii for Christmas and like it a lot. My only complaint is the signal sucks. It acts like an IR device instead of RF. My HTPC is a full computer that's hidden behind the entertainment center, and I have to stand on top of my TV to use the Rii unless it has a line of sight with the USB adapter.

Luckily you can plug the adapter into the charging cable so setting up a line of sight isn't too hard. Note: I live in an apartment and can pick up over 10 wireless connections with my wifi, so interference is a possible cause for my problem.
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Originally Posted by PoopLord View Post
Thanks for the suggestions, the mwave looks nice, but is fairly big, I would rather have something small. I hear with the trackball on the Lenovo it gets annoying to use, plus it looks weird to me, not something I would have on my desk.


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I just got a Rii for Christmas and like it a lot. My only complaint is the signal sucks. It acts like an IR device instead of RF. My HTPC is a full computer that's hidden behind the entertainment center, and I have to stand on top of my TV to use the Rii unless it has a line of sight with the USB adapter.

Luckily you can plug the adapter into the charging cable so setting up a line of sight isn't too hard. Note: I live in an apartment and can pick up over 10 wireless connections with my wifi, so interference is a possible cause for my problem.
Thats what I am worried about, I got at least two solid pieces of wood (system isn't in a case yet), and I am not sure if the signal will go through. I wonder if a USB extender might work though.
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Thanks for the suggestions, the mwave looks nice, but is fairly big, I would rather have something small. I hear with the trackball on the Lenovo it gets annoying to use, plus it looks weird to me, not something I would have on my desk.




Thats what I am worried about, I got at least two solid pieces of wood (system isn't in a case yet), and I am not sure if the signal will go through. I wonder if a USB extender might work though.
they have a bluetooth vers which might alleviate that problem
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I use the Iogear keyboard that Limes linked to. I set up a 4-port hub behind my TV, with a 6-foot mini-USB cable running to my HTPC. That lifts the RF receiver up to the height of the TV, and the star design means that the receiver is vertically-oriented.
    
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