questionscan you help me pick a good wireless mouse and…

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I'm a huge fan of the Kensington Pro Fit 2.4 GHz wireless keyboard & mouse combo:

http://www.kensington.com/kensington/us/us/p/1431/K72338US/pro-fit%c2%ae-2-4-ghz-wireless-desktop-set.aspx

Most places offer an updated version with what appear to be dedicated internet/media buttons, but the one pictured in the link is the one I have. My setup sounds similar to yours (with the exception of a desktop in place of a laptop) and it works great. I bought it specifically for the keyboard, which is constructed like a typical raised key desktop keyboard, as opposed to a flat/laptop style board. I swapped out the mouse for the gyroscopic mouse Woot offers from time to time, but never had a problem with it when I was using it. I've recommended this set to a couple of friends and they also love it. Battery life is good

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oops--my time expired before I submitted my final edit.

I meant to say that battery life is good and so is the range. The keyboard is very quiet without the "clackity-clack" feedback you get with cheaper plastics. It almost feels like it has a matte coating on it. I also find it to be more plug 'n' play friendly than other wireless peripherals I've used in the past. Most sites are selling this combo for $50, but some savvy internet searching may save you $10-15 off of the MSRP.

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Most any of the Logitech line are pretty good, one of my favorites from Logitech is the S520 series.

I've been using a Microsoft 3000 series for about 2 years now, nice feel, range, battery life is good. It also features the "BlueTrak" mouse for better response on rough terrain, jeans leg, etc.

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Thanks for the responses, folks, I really appreciate it! :)

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Logitech.
On sale regularly.
Look for "dented box" deals for massive savings.

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Hey! lookit this:
Logitech K360 Wireless Keyboard & M185 Mouse Combo Refurbished

Coupon code MLCKY26JNL1 gets it down to $18.99

The keyboard is "chicklet" keys, so...

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I have the Logitech MK320 and it works great across the room (older PC hooked to big screen LCD TV). Most BIOS recognize it as a normal USB keyboard so you still have access to the BIOS and pre-OS boot items if needed.

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@j5: Always good deals on refurb Logitech wireless sets on Meritline.

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Don't have any specific models for you (I prefer wired), but I'll second/third the Logitech recommendation. The "dented box" sales mentioned are often great.

Whenever I'm looking for new hardware, I generally head to Newegg to check out what's highly rated there and buy based on that.

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Logitech has more models than a New York fashion show.

j5 j5
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for he who sought the keyboard although wired.