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#1 Nothing Here

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 15:07

I have decided to go wireless for my kb and mouse again. Last time was a fiasco. Bought a combo that took batteries. Ate up batteries like it was candy. I am not worried about brands or price really. But my main concern is having a numpad on the kb itself, not a detached one and it must have a some kind of charging station to recharge kb and mouse.

I also don't need any of those gamer type kbs and mouse. Just normal ones.

Must haves:
Numpad on main kb.
Charging station.

Not wanted:
Gamer styles.

Max price:
Not set.

Thanx.


#2 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 15:20

Something like this perhaps? It's rechargeable like you wanted. It actually looks really slick. It's bluetooth, however. If you don't have Bluetooth, get an add in card. Shouldn't cost more than $40 bucks.

http://wireless-keyb...ard-review.html


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http://wireless-keyb...tenreviews.com/

#3 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 15:23

Something like this perhaps? It's rechargeable like you wanted. It actually looks really slick.

http://wireless-keyb...ard-review.html


That might work. But will it also charge the kb? No pic showing if it does.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 15:29

I'd also love a keyboard and mouse set that meets this spec. I currently have the Microsoft Wireless Entertainment 8000. It meets every one of your points (plus the fact it glows in the dark) and is also Bluetooth. The only peeve I have is no numeric keypad. Also it's not gamer style but a classy bit of kit.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 15:30

That might work. But will it also charge the kb? No pic showing if it does.


Oh. I don't know about that. Her's the official website.

http://www.logitech....5500-revolution

From skimming the site, it looks like the KB will require a battery. The reviews say they have good battery life so that shouldn't be a problem.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 15:36

That might work. But will it also charge the kb? No pic showing if it does.


That won't charge the keyboard.

The desktop sets marketed as Rechargeable usually only refer to the mouse.

Also you can obviously improve battery life by buying better quality batteries. For example there's new NiZn batteries out there which have a higher voltage than your standard rechargeables so you'll get a lot more juice out of them.

#7 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 15:45

That won't charge the keyboard.

The desktop sets marketed as Rechargeable usually only refer to the mouse.

Also you can obviously improve battery life by buying better quality batteries. For example there's new NiZn batteries out there which have a higher voltage than your standard rechargeables so you'll get a lot more juice out of them.


Something to think about then. Might just get this and get this.

#8 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:02

Keyboard: http://www.logitech....d-keyboard-k800
Mouse: http://www.logitech....rmance-mouse-mx

A little expensive, but trust me when I say they are both awesome. :)
The keyboard senses your fingers, so it auto shuts-off the backlight when your hands aren't on it.
And both are nice in that you can put in rechargeable batteries an charge them both while using them.

#9 Nerd Rage

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:07

If you don't want to worry with charging, you could go with something like:

http://www.logitech....s/k750-keyboard

Astra posted a good mouse for you:

http://www.logitech....rmance-mouse-mx

#10 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:09

I'd also love a keyboard and mouse set that meets this spec. I currently have the Microsoft Wireless Entertainment 8000. It meets every one of your points (plus the fact it glows in the dark) and is also Bluetooth. The only peeve I have is no numeric keypad. Also it's not gamer style but a classy bit of kit.

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Looks cool. But I also want a numpad on the kb itself.

Keyboard: http://www.logitech....d-keyboard-k800
Mouse: http://www.logitech....rmance-mouse-mx

A little expensive, but trust me when I say they are both awesome. :)
The keyboard senses your fingers, so it auto shuts-off the backlight when your hands aren't on it.
And both are nice in that you can put in rechargeable batteries an charge them both while using them.


Also cool. Just don't need something that techy. Mouse looks a bit confusing to me, with all those extra buttons.

#11 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:17

Also cool. Just don't need something that techy. Mouse looks a bit confusing to me, with all those extra buttons.


They aren't really that techy. The keyboard doesn't have any extra features except for an on/off switch.
The mouse has the usual forward/back buttons for browsing. The button by the scroll wheel with either change it from free-spinning or the controlled "clicky" type scrolling. If that makes sense.
But honestly, both the keyboard and mouse give you the bare features and nothing fancy or confusing. The mouse is truly the most comfortable mouse you can buy (in my opinion at least). It also works on glass which very very few mice can do.

If you want to see a techy mouse, look at the Cyborg R.A.T. 9. I also have that one and it really is over the top. I much prefer my Performance MX.

#12 Nerd Rage

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:17

If you wanted a more simple mouse, you could do something like this:

http://www.amazon.co...hargeable mouse

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:27

I have 2 x Logitech K250, and 1 x K340. Logitech is great :)

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:46

How good is this? If I get that and use this, will I be doing good? I am also planning on getting an LGA2011 system(which I will be needing advice on soon also), so I don't want to spend a lot on a combo.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:59

Is this a good set? If it is and I add this, would it be dependable? I really don't want to spend alot on this. i am also planning on buying an LGA2011 system(which I will be needing advice on also soon.), So I would like to keep this cost down.