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post #1 of 16
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Okay, firstly let me start by asking you don't say "just get a wired one, they're much better" because I know they are. I already have a wired mouse and keyboard on this computer but will be connecting the same computer to my tv in the room next door through the wall and therefore need another set of peripherals. Given the layout of the room, they have to be wireless. The receiver will be in the bedroom with the wireless peripherals though so there isn't any interference through the wall (a hole in the wall at the bottom feeds through the HDMI cable so i may as well connect the wireless receiver to a USB cord through the wall too)

Anyway, that's my setup.

Apparently the Logitech K340 is rubbish and has lots of issues when you do multiple keypresses. I liked the idea of the illuminated Logitech wireless keyboard but since that seems to effectively be the K340 but with lighting, I'm not interested.

What about the Shintaro keyboards? For the same price (69) they have the media centre keyboard which has a laptop-like touchpad and another keyboard which has a track ball.

The media centre keyboard does interest me but only if it'll be okay for gaming. I don't need super fast response times because I'll be lying in bed playing on a tv so there will already be input lag from the tv and bad posture. I just want something that will work okay and won't have any multiple keypress issues. So please, recommend away. I'm likely going to get the Razer Mamba mouse because I've heard good things and like Razer. I wish they had a keyboard too
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post #2 of 16
If you're looking for a good keyboard that can last you many years, for little money you can easily convert an IBM Model M keyboard, world-renowned as one of the best keyboards of all time, to be wireless.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:10371
    
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post #3 of 16
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I'll be honest, that's too much effort and keyboards that old aren't exactly readily available.

Any other suggestions? It'd be tempting to get the logitech cordless desktop mx 5500 but I've heard bad things from a gaming point of view. The Razer Mamba looks lovely as a mouse but I can't seem to find a wireless keyboard of equal quality to back it up
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post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by AussieDave27 View Post
keyboards that old aren't exactly readily available
Check here.

If you aren't in the mood to build your own wireless keyboard though, there's plenty of other mechanical keyboard solutions but they can be expensive.
    
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post #5 of 16
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But the mechanical keyboards are all wired?

The Shintaro wireless media centre keyboard is leading so far. I haven't read a bad review about it yet, although it's hard to find reviews full stop.
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post #6 of 16
i advice you of taking a look at logitech K50 one of first solar wireless keyboard ever made (heard cherry did one on the past but long time ago)
very fast time response, keyboard looks also pretty well
actually it s one of the best keyboard i ever tried
much faster then standart ones
much prettier then any kb

price? 79 EUR
tho it would be same from usd
post #7 of 16
You need a new setup, not a new keyboard.

Sorry to break it to you, but if your setup requires a wireless keyboard: It sucks.
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post #8 of 16
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Actually it's a fantastic setup.

The computer sits in the study and is connected to a 24" with good quality wired peripherals (Lycosa keyboard, Habu mouse). For most FPS games and things that require sharp reflexes, I play in there.

The computer is also connected to a 32" Samsung TV in the bedroom. I use the Wii and 360 on that tv and can now use the computer as well, especially for RTS and sport games and such. Having a wireless keyboard lets me sit wherever in the room and control it, including on the drum kit so I can control the music through the tv or the tutorial videos, as an example. I'm very pleased. The little trackpad on the Shintaro keyboard is great for when I just want to control the computer, while the Mamba will be nice for gaming
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reflux View Post
You need a new setup, not a new keyboard.

Sorry to break it to you, but if your setup requires a wireless keyboard: It sucks.
I think if you'd actually read his setup, it is pretty sweet. Which he goes on to describe. Makes it great to serve media, or have friends over to play games etc.
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post #10 of 16
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Cheers Azureman.

In no way do I except to be "1337" in FPS games with a wireless keyboard and mouse while lying on my bed. I reckon it'll just be fun for playing slower paced games and stuff offline, and of course controlling media and stuff.
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