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Recommendations for a wireless mouse & keyboard?
Self ^ | 1/9/2012 | MeganC

Posted on 01/09/2012 5:20:38 PM PST by MeganC

Techy Freepers, I need to buy a wireless keyboard and mouse that can operate up to thirty feet away from the computer. It's for a big meeting room with a projector. The Microsoft stuff I have right now is useless at about ten feet away from the computer. If anyone has a suggestion I'd deeply appreciate your help!


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: keyboard; mouse

1 posted on 01/09/2012 5:20:48 PM PST by MeganC
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To: MeganC
Here is a wireless mouse suggestion. I personally like white.

As for the keyboard, I don't have anything for you.

2 posted on 01/09/2012 5:24:50 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: MeganC

I use a Logitech M305 wireless mouse, but I don’t know if it will reach 30 feet.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 5:26:42 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: MeganC

Logitech!


4 posted on 01/09/2012 5:26:42 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("Who is John Galt?")
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To: MeganC
"If anyone has a suggestion I'd deeply appreciate your help!"

Google...

5 posted on 01/09/2012 5:27:29 PM PST by avacado
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To: MeganC

I got this about nine months ago:

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-2LF-00001-Wireless-Desktop-800/dp/B003SVSJ1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326158208&sr=8-1

Haven’t had a single problem with it.


6 posted on 01/09/2012 5:29:41 PM PST by kevao
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To: MeganC

I’ve been using the Logitech 4 button mouse with roller wheel for several years and it’s still kicking like new. It doesn’t eat batteries like many other mice, either. It’s comfortable to use and the buttons are conveniently located.


7 posted on 01/09/2012 5:30:58 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: MeganC

I’ve been using the Logitech 4 button mouse with roller wheel for several years and it’s still kicking like new. It doesn’t eat batteries like many other mice, either. It’s comfortable to use and the buttons are conveniently located.


8 posted on 01/09/2012 5:31:33 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: MeganC

Logitech!!!!


9 posted on 01/09/2012 5:31:40 PM PST by sierrahome
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To: MeganC
Tell me more. Do you need to control PowerPoint or completely control the computer?

Is this a school room, hotel meeting room or a corp meeting room? Who is supplying the projector?

Mac or PC?

Are you in a large city with many shopping options or a smaller town with an Office Depot only?

And how soon do you need it?

10 posted on 01/09/2012 5:32:19 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: MeganC

I found a link to a 200 foot mouse:

http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/3739000/3739216_87f7_625x625.jpg


11 posted on 01/09/2012 5:37:06 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: MeganC

I found a link to a 200 foot mouse:

http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/3739000/3739216_87f7_625x625.jpg


12 posted on 01/09/2012 5:37:31 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: MeganC

(for range)bluetooth?


13 posted on 01/09/2012 5:37:44 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: MeganC
Microsoft 7000.
14 posted on 01/09/2012 5:38:15 PM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: MeganC

The cheapest one works fine.


15 posted on 01/09/2012 5:39:25 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: MeganC

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/special-offers/closeout/devices/9146

should give you the range you want :)


16 posted on 01/09/2012 5:45:55 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would be forced to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: MeganC; Swordmaker; martin_fierro; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Las Vegas Dave; ShadowAce

1) Get a USB extension cable; the limit on plain, unboosted USB 2.0 is about 16 feet (5 meters). Attach your wireless dongle (whatever you have) to the end of it, and position yourself farther back but still in range.

2) Get a USB booster cable; those will run you up to $50 probably, but (five of them) can extend the range to about 90 feet, no wireless.

3) There’s a one-piece booster that will give you about 32 feet, again, no wireless, but of course, you could then plug your dongle into the end of it, and get the addition 10 or so feet from your existing wireless setup.

Here’s the URL I’d saved, not sure if it’s still live:

http://www.data-alliance.net/-strse-223/USB-Printer-Cable-A-dsh-male/Detail.bok


17 posted on 01/09/2012 5:50:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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18 posted on 01/09/2012 5:51:50 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: MeganC

I used to have a wireless mouse but somehow it got lost. Decided not to get another one until they come equipped to make some kind of an audible response to a whistle.


19 posted on 01/09/2012 6:01:09 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: MeganC
My choice for a great wireless mouse and keyboard combo is the Logitech MK 710. I've found them to be the best hand's down. Battery life is outstanding.
20 posted on 01/09/2012 6:03:22 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MeganC

Go here. I just switched to these guys products.
http://www.pcgearhead.com/wireless-desktop-all.php?PrdID=1171

Truly no cables to lard up your desk or get hung up on.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 6:04:53 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MeganC
I will now test mine for you..walks away a good 30 plus feet with walls... Both mouse and keyboard.

Have a Touch Screen HP, HP wireless mouse and HP keyboard that came with it, year old.

22 posted on 01/09/2012 6:08:01 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: MeganC
Gyration Air Mouse and keyboard. 100 foot range. RF, so no line-of-sight required. Mouse can also be used as a pointer. Have had one for six years and it's been perfect.


23 posted on 01/09/2012 6:08:51 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: MeganC

SMK-Link and IOGear are the more reliable, the SMK-Link combos can cost upwards of $200, but I’ve never seen one fail, advertised as 100foot radius line of sight. Rii makes a cool mini keyboard with trackpad, never used the 2.4 Ghz but have used the RF model with a Blackberry.

Look for “2.4 GHz wireless connection” , that is generally advertised as 100ft line of sight.

The stuff advertised as 30ft line of sight usually only works reliably up to 15ft line of sight, as you’ve found out.


24 posted on 01/09/2012 6:15:24 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: MeganC

Using Logitech typing these very words, which I got on sale at Best Buy for $24. Outstanding battery life. Wireless keyboards eat batteries for lunch.


25 posted on 01/09/2012 6:20:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Leroy S. Mort; MeganC

I second Leroy, the SMK-Link Gyration Air Mouse and Keyboard combo. DIdn’t know the name of the product in my prior post.

It’s pretty cool, the mouse uses 2D (and sorta 3D) hand gestures as macros. Flick wrist right, Powerpoint moves slide forward, etc.


26 posted on 01/09/2012 6:21:03 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: Revolting cat!

...’course all of them wireless devices cause brain cancer, but that’s something that happens years ahead.


27 posted on 01/09/2012 6:22:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MeganC

Logitech is about to release the “cube” an $80 reinventing of the “mouse” for presentations. look it up on tech sites or private mail me and I’ll find the few pre-reviews I’ve seen. You’ll need to re think how to use a “mouse” but it looks promising. Any RF or bluetooth keyboard should work, do you want size, portability, survivability. I have an old bt keyboard for a blackbery that works great for a computer. thus the issue is, do the keys need to be back lit ect.


28 posted on 01/09/2012 6:29:05 PM PST by waynesa98
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To: MeganC

I have the Microsoft Keyboard 3000 with mouse

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-MFC-00001-Wireless-Desktop-3000/dp/B001S4OTS6/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1326161855&sr=1-2

I have had it for about 6 months now no issues. When I purchased it it was 30 bucks(They have since raised the price on amazon) but check around, prices fluctuate week by week


29 posted on 01/09/2012 6:30:08 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: All

Thank you everyone for your responses! (-:


30 posted on 01/11/2012 1:18:48 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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