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I'm sure this question as been asked before, but I didn’t find any previous thread…

Are wireless mouse\keyboards any good for gaming?

I’m setting up an HTPC, on a plasma TV in my basement and I would really like to have a wireless keyboard\mouse in order to play and pause movies… but I also want to game online, however I know that some wireless devices aren’t as responsive as hard wired devices… is this also the case with a wireless mouse\keyboard?
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You won't get as good of a sensor with cheap wireless mice, but mice like the logitech G700 are top of the line, not limited at all by being wireless. There's 0 difference to other gaming mice. However, non gaming wireless mice have worse sensors, which is gonna bother you.
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I looked at online pictures of this mouse... wow, those sure are a lot of buttons.

I'm an old style gamer and really like using the keyboard for gaming. Are there any plain wireless mice, (right\left click\scroll) buttons only, that have a good response\sensor as you described?
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For wireless you will be very limited to a few options, Razer Mamba / Logitech G700 / RAT9

I have the Razer Mamba and my hands dont really like the mouse, I think I may end up selling this and getting the G700 instead.
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Yeah, the only REAL options are the RAT9, G700 or the razer mamba. The logitech G700 has the best sensor, although all have good sensors

Keyboards are not that important in gaming. Any wireless keyboard will do if it doesn't drop out of range. Most probably won't.
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well i got the mamba and my friend had the 700..... i liked the mamba over the 700 tbh... also battery life is better on the mamba over the 700 but the 700 has 2 batterys and the mamba has 1
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post #7 of 20
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Thanks for the info...

Unfortunately for the price, I think I'll end up buying a wired mouse\keyboard.

These fancy wireless gaming mice aren't really for me. I'd really like to find a wireless gaming mice without all the optionnal buttons.
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Originally Posted by thestef;12903265 
Thanks for the info...

Unfortunately for the price, I think I'll end up buying a wired mouse\keyboard.

These fancy wireless gaming mice aren't really for me. I'd really like to find a wireless gaming mice without all the optionnal buttons.

Buy a cheap wireless keyboard. Saves hassle without any downsides.

Buy a cheap wired mouse, such as the logitech mx518, the razer deathadder, or any other cheap gaming mouse you find.

You'll only have to deal with one wire. If the mouses wire is not long enough, you can buy a USB extention wire.
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post #9 of 20
The mamba only has two additional buttons on the side of it... otherwise it is like a standard wireless mouse. The beauty of the mamba is it is a hybrid mouse (can be used in wireless mode or wired), and it's transfer rate is higher than standard wireless mice.

Worth the price tag IMO, I have it and love it!
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Originally Posted by ajmidd12;12903301 
The mamba only has two additional buttons on the side of it... otherwise it is like a standard wireless mouse. The beauty of the mamba is it is a hybrid mouse (can be used in wireless mode or wired), and it's transfer rate is higher than standard wireless mice.

Worth the price tag IMO, I have it and love it!

No. The sensor (philips twin eye sensor) is better than any non gaming wireless mouse sensor. That's a big deal.
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