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Need advice on a wireless keyboard/mouse combo(PC)

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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Keyboard: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboards/wireless-illuminated-keyboard-k800

Mouse: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/performance-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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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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.

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I have always like the quality and the ability of gyration. Much further than bluetooth, doesn't step on other keyboards and mice frequencies...truely a product beyond its time. I have installed 12 of these in a small area without them over-lapping eachother causing pointers to move on other computers or typing on other computers or cause interferance requiring resync or replacement.

http://www.gyration....rofile-keyboard

http://www.gyration....-sized-keyboard

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I have a Logitech Wave. The feel of the keyboard might take some minutes to get used to, but I like it. I know you want one with a charging station, this one uses batteries (2xAA for keyboard and 2xAA for mouse), but I have not had to change them yet and I bought it almost a year ago (they still have the batteries that came with them). I notice no issues while gaming or anything like that.

http://www.amazon.co...s=logitech+wave

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I have a Logitech Wave. The feel of the keyboard might take some minutes to get used to, but I like it. It uses batteries (2xAA for keyboard and 2xAA for mouse), but I have not had to change them in almost a year (they still have the batteries that came with them). I notice no issues while gaming or anything like that.

http://www.amazon.co...s=logitech+wave

And it is cheaper then the Microsoft combo I linked to. Might go with this.

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KB: Logitech K750 (Solar Powered, Never have to recharge it)

M: Logitech MX Performance (Cable Charge)

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KB: Logitech K750 (Solar Powered, Never have to recharge it)

M: Logitech MX Performance (Cable Charge)

My office has no windows unfortunately. So that puts me out on that kb.

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You can map keys in Linux, you know.

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My office has no windows unfortunately. So that puts me out on that kb.

I use them on Windows & Linux without any issues - there's a separate K750 Mac edition for Macs

I realise you meant light windows to let in sunlight; that's fine - I've used mine in a dark room before, the light emitted from most monitors is enough to keep it running as long as you keep it in the light path.

(who keeps people in rooms without windows? so mean).

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