buying a wireless keyboard and mouse

  zero1poppy 11:09 24 Jan 2006
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can anyone make any recommendatoin on which set to buy

  SG Atlantis® 11:20 24 Jan 2006

Microsoft or Logitech.

The more you spend the better.

  Shortstop 11:50 24 Jan 2006

I have just bought my first wireless keyboard from ebuyer [click here].

As my daughter had a terrible time installing her [reasonably] expensive one about a year ago, I decided to go 'Cheap & cheerful' as long as it was a multi-media one so I could just chuck it if there were any issues - but I'm perfectly happy with this one that only cost about £6 not including postage ;o)

HTH

Paul

  sunny staines 15:35 24 Jan 2006

go for solar keyboards, the batteries apparently last longer and a mouse with a charger pod.

  spuds 16:50 24 Jan 2006

I am with Shortstop on this one. Cheap and cheerful from Ebuyer. Bought one about six months ago, works just fine.

  wallbash 18:16 24 Jan 2006

Well I am with SG Atlantis® on this one
Gone for a Logitech for myself and a Microsoft for the family, both getting on to the £50 mark. Both have the 'charger pod' ( a must)

You need something you feel comfortable with , so pop down to PC world , find a display counter and hit some keys.... fondle a mouse


(then buy from ebay/amazon )

  freaky 19:27 24 Jan 2006

It's the old story - you pay's your money and you get's what you got !

My own personal opinion is either Microsoft or Logitech - got both and they are all excellent.

My new Mesh came with a Logitech keyboard, and as I use it a lot for gaming - bought a Logitech G5 Laser USB Mouse - a precision piece of kit, and can be fine tuned using the supplied CD software - they also supply a box of weights so you can balance it to suit your preferences.

My 6-year old workhorse PC has a Microsoft Internet Keyboard - this has a handy 'sleep mode' button - one press and the PC is fast asleep, another press and it wakes up ready to go ! With this PC I have a Microsoft Cordless Mouse - both of these have worked OK for years apart from replacing the mouse batteries ever 3-4 months.

  anskyber 20:31 24 Jan 2006

I agree. by the way freaky I thought you were banned from this site!

  freaky 20:45 24 Jan 2006

I sent the FE a free voucher to visit Barry Island fairground - so am keeping my fingers's crossed !!

  Stuartli 15:38 25 Jan 2006

Wireless keyboard and optical mouse sets at £14.99 or £19.99 in my area from makes such as Trust - usually these are the excellent A4Tech products rebadged under the suppliers' names.

Lidl occasionally has its Silvercrest brand sets (again A4Tech rebadged) at £19.99. I have one of these sets and it is comfortable to use and the mouse is very precise.

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