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Hey! .. soo im currently looking for a htpc keyboard/mouse combo and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions So far ive tried the dinovo mini and the lenovo multimedia keyboard thing.. ended up not liking them so i returned them both

Found the dinovo mini lost connectivity alot and the lenovo ball mouse was a pain for me. *sigh* i have no price range, so i just want something that works and is easy to use

What boards would you guys recommend?

Thanks!

Edit: Since it looks like its not just me looking for a HTPC keyboard, heres a list of recommendations (in this thread) made by fellow OCN members

Keyboard with integrated mouse:
-Logitech Dinovo Mini
-RII
-IpazzPort

Itouch/iphone apps:
-Logitech touch mouse app
-Mediamote app

Keyboard and mouses:
-Logitech solar keyboard
-Grayton Airmouse
-Logitech Playstation Keyboard
Edited by DNytAftr - 4/7/11 at 5:00pm
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Are you looking for something specifically catering for HTPCs (all the custom remotes) or are you looking for just a good wireless kb/m that works best with HTPCs?

I can definitely recommend that you stay relatively clear of the Microsoft ZHA-00001 keyboard and mouse combo. It's not BAD, but its range is pretty dismal.
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post #3 of 33
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Originally Posted by Xyxyll View Post
Are you looking for something specifically catering for HTPCs (all the custom remotes) or are you looking for just a good wireless kb/m that works best with HTPCs?

I can definitely recommend that you stay relatively clear of the Microsoft ZHA-00001 keyboard and mouse combo. It's not BAD, but its range is pretty dismal.
ah i was looking something specifically for htpc, i got a bunch of regular keyboards but i find them hard to use from the couch/bed thingy place.. =\\
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I purchased

Solar Powered keyboard. It is very well made and I don't ever have to replace the batteries. I love it. It probably is slightly bigger (but very thin) due to the solar array and a bit heavier but due to the benefits I am completely happy with it.

EDIT: The range on this keyboard is great. It out reached my mouse, which apparently had the same sensor on it, by twice as far. 15" and from behind the case inside my home theater furniture.

As for a mouse....I am not totally ecstatic with mine so I will refrain from comment.
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I purchased THIS Solar Powered keyboard. It is very well made and I don't ever have to replace the batteries. I love it. It probably is slightly bigger due to the solar array and a bit heavier but due to the benefits I am completely happy with it.

As for a mouse....I am not totally ecstatic with mine so I will refrain from comment.
hmmm ive consitered that, also though of the illuminated wireless one. hmm but i guess for now looking for something with a trackpad or something .. all in one solution .. >_<

+reps to you both
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well you did not like the #1 keyboard for htpc's (logitech). There is always the RII, IpazzPort and Grayton Airmouse to try.
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well you did not like the #1 keyboard for htpc's (logitech). There is always the RII, IpazzPort and Grayton Airmouse to try.
hmmm the RII looks promising, i could give that a try. At first i read alot of nice things about the dinovo but for some reason both logitech units i got it kept dropping out or a button would get stuck =\\ maybe bad luck
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Good info info in here. I've been looking for a all in one solution as well
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I have heard some good stuff about the Rii.

I have the Leveno like you sent back.
As a daily use setup, yes, the ball is sloppy and not the best setup. For my occasional use on my bedroom HTPC, it works fine.
I have a full size Logitec wireless keyboard and mouse on my main HTPC, but that only gets used maybe once a month.

For both I primarily use the Media Center remote that came with the TV tuner.

I also have the Logitech Touch Mouse app and the Mediamote app on my iPhone that I can use if needed on both of them also.
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I have heard some good stuff about the Rii.

I have the Leveno like you sent back.
As a daily use setup, yes, the ball is sloppy and not the best setup. For my occasional use on my bedroom HTPC, it works fine.
I have a full size Logitec wireless keyboard and mouse on my main HTPC, but that only gets used maybe once a month.

For both I primarily use the Media Center remote that came with the TV tuner.

I also have the Logitech Touch Mouse app and the Mediamote app on my iPhone that I can use if needed on both of them also.
ah how are the touch apps or what are your opinions on them? (or what does anyone thing of any ipod apps?) i was thinking another option is using an old iphone i have, or maybe a refurb ipod touch.

thanks +reps
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AudioAudio
Fiio E17 Mackie MR5MK2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4.1 1.35v Msi Big Bang Xpower 3x EVGA GTX 470 + Evga Gtx 465 24gb Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
C300 64gb + Samsung F3 1TB 2x LG Blu-ray/HD-Dvd Drive Antec Kuhler 920 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 2693HM Corsair K60 Antec HCP-1200 Corsair 800D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G700 Corsair SP2200 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k Asus h67 Nvidia GTS 450 Crucial  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  Samsung dvd-rw Intel Stock Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair CX430 InWin Allure Creative X-Fi Titanium HD 
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