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#1 +Audien

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 21:53

Hi,

 

I'm looking for suggestions for a good wireless keyboard and mouse that's suitable for gaming and on the couch as a media PC.  I'm also curious about mechanical keyboards - any thoughts?  That part's optional.

 

Historically I've gone Logitech; I have a G110 and G9x mouse at the moment.

 

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 13:13

I am using a Logitech L750 Solar as a keyboard and a Logitech G500s for a mouse. They work just fine for  the games I play. I have no need for macro keys that I can program. The mouse sits well in my hand and allows the usual sensitivity adjustments. There is also a button that removes the click of the mousewheel, so that it rotates freely and much faster.

 

As to the keyboard, I also use it from my couch, as I have my TV hooked up to my AV-Receiver and PC, so it shows up as a secondary display. I sit about 3m away and have no connectivity issues.

This combination works well for me, but it is nowhere near to what Logitech defines as gaming equipment. Then again, you just have to see what is good for you. If you require tons of macro keys and LCD displays and all that, the you'll probably be looking for a gaming keyboard like the Logitech G15 or G19.

I don't have any experience with other input devices, as for mice and keyboards I only buy Logitech.



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 19:04

+1 for the L750 solar keyboard, but as for it being a gaming keyboard i think you would wanting a mechanical keyboard. Wireless keyboard do not have the response time as a wired keyboard. 



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 14:59

+1 for the L750 solar keyboard, but as for it being a gaming keyboard i think you would wanting a mechanical keyboard. Wireless keyboard do not have the response time as a wired keyboard. 

And depending on the type of game you play, you may not need that "required" response time - not everyone plays "twitch" games.

MMOs typically aren't "twitch" games, and I play several of them, and my keyboard and mouse are wireless (Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 6000 V.3 and Logitech V220 Cordless).  The Microsoft keyboard IS a mechanical keyboard - and wireless besides.  You likely mean WIRED (not necessarily mechanical) as Logitech also makes mechanical wireless keyboards.



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 19:12

Thanks for the tips.  The solar one doesn't look very comfortable for gaming use.

 

I'm currently looking at Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse which seem to fit the bill.  The mouse is wireless which is great (though it has way more buttons on the side than I need) but the keyboard is wired. 

 

Any thoughts on those?  



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:10

Well, I only ever had one wireless mouse and it was horrible. The mouse pointer just stuttered across the screen. Probably there was something wrong or too much interference from something. So I can't say I have much experience in that field. 

 

As to mechanical keyboards or response time, I never understood what that was about. I think my K750 is very comfortable. I have it up on the small legs at the back (support legs, not sure what the proper word is) so it is slightly raised. When I type something in or press a button the reaction is immediate on the screen. I never noticed nor felt that there was a delay in anything I do on the computer.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 15:32

any mechanical keyboard + logitech g700 is the way to go



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 15:42

I have the Logitech G602 mouse and I love it.  It has amazing battery life.  I used to have the G700 and that thing was absolutely horrible with battery life.

 

For keyboard, I have the Logitech K800.  The keys are backlit, it gets great battery life, and it's slim and quiet. I never understood the hype over mechanical keyboards.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 15:51

imho wireless and gaming just don't go together. Imagine catching a radio interference at the crux of a battle and then dying or losing to your opponent. No thanks.

 

And then you have a whole issue of worrying about the battery life and performing extra unnecessary steps: charging the mouse, buying batteries, replacing them, etc. Life's full of problems already  :D



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 15:55

Logitech G700 mouse is unbelievable.. Quite good quality. I still am using my Logitech G15 keyboard. Some of the keys are too soft these days.. getting a bit worn but it's been many years..



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 16:08

I have the Logitech G602 mouse and I love it.  It has amazing battery life.  I used to have the G700 and that thing was absolutely horrible with battery life.

 

This. I would not touch the g700 with a ten foot pole. The battery life is extremely bad. And the only way to charge it is to plug it in the PC making it a wired mouse (and the cable is kinda stiff). You can replace the battery instead but replacing the battery once a day becomes annoying quickly.

 

The g602 looks really nice.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 16:12

imho wireless and gaming just don't go together. Imagine catching a radio interference at the crux of a battle and then dying or losing to your opponent. No thanks.

 

 

 

Good wireless mouses don't catch more interference than wireless controllers. My old g7 was better than 99% of the wired mouses out there. Never got any interference with it and the latency was far far far far far far far lower than the latency you get between you and the server.

 

I do get interference with my Mamba 2012 tough so i would not recommend this mouse even if the shape is awesome. Battery is not a problem with the mamba 2012. You get around 12 hours of battery which is more than enough for a day and you just have the put the mouse on the charger at the end of the day (unlike the g700 where you need to plug it or change the battery).

 

My next mouse will surely be the g602.

 

Still wish Logitech made the g7 with extra buttons. Best mouse ever period.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 16:31

I'm not aware of any Gaming and/or Mechanical keyboards that are wireless.



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 00:45

This. I would not touch the g700 with a ten foot pole. The battery life is extremely bad. And the only way to charge it is to plug it in the PC making it a wired mouse (and the cable is kinda stiff). You can replace the battery instead but replacing the battery once a day becomes annoying quickly.

 

The g602 looks really nice.

you don't have to use the stiff micro usb cable to charge the g700, any microusb cable will do



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:19

I'm not aware of any Gaming and/or Mechanical keyboards that are wireless.

 

Yeah there's no real point to wireless gaming kb. But honestly any backlighted wireless kb will do the job. But the battery life will probably be bad with the backlight. Gaming kb are overrated anyway imo.

 

It's better to have a separate small wireless kb for media pc purpose and another one with a wire for gaming.