questionswhat brand and model wireless keyboard do you use…

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I've never quite understood the need for wireless keyboards, except for things like home media centers where the computer is across the room. Or maybe if you're in the habit of keeping the keyboard in your lap as you type. Otherwise, for most of us who keep the keyboard on the desk, why is it so bad to have a wire going to it?

I do have a wireless mouse, and it's much nicer to not have to drag a cable around. But a keyboard just sits there...

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@tsfisch This is for an HTPC that is about 10ft away. Did the wire thing, guests kept killing my wires and mice lol

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I use the MS wireless desktop 6000 which includes the wireless mouse and keyboard. I have not had any problems with them and it is very good on batteries. I used it with my HTPC and at 10 feet you will have no problems. I think I bought mine as a refurb for about $35. I am sure there are better ones out there but I can say I have no complaints with the kit and highly recommend it. If you have used an MS wireless system before ie the 1000 or 3000 you know they are crap but MS did a good job with this one.
It also has the easy keys for pause, ff, vol up & down, etc.

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A very very very old Logitech MX Duo. I have had to replace the rechargeable batteries for the mouse since then, but everything else is holding up fine.

It came with the best-feeling mouse on which I have ever put my hand, the MX 700, which is why I continue to use it.

For my next wireless keybo and mo, I will probably stick with Logitech.

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Apple. It came with my iMac.

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I use a wired Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000. I've used the natural keyboard since they first came out and hate typing on a regular keyboard now.

I have a Logitech wireless mouse. Not sure of the model # but it looks kinda like the Performance Mouse MX. Probably an older version of it.

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I use an HP Elite keyboard, this picture from Amazon is nearly identical to my computer desk set up - http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B001IOHAVO/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_3?ie=UTF8&index=3

@tsfisch: For me, a wired keyboard would be a real pain, since my computer is actually a very small desktop (Dell Zino) that is in a media tower in the corner of my office, apart from my desk. The only thing on my desk are 2 monitors, a wireless mouse and a wireless keyboard. It gives me plenty of work space.

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Liking the look of some of these recommendations. I use the keyboard on my lap and the mouse wherever I can, so mice that do good on all surfaces is a plus. That HP Elite looks nice and light, too. When it comes to Microsoft, I have friends who are jealous of my battery life I get now, they all replace recharging batteries way too often. I use some cheapo Rayovacs and they last about 6 months between charges. I think I may just have to get another Wave set, or upgrade to the Wave Pro. I have become attached to this set in the past few years. Only looking to replace because my keyboard has a couple non essential button I have killed, such as the zoom button on the side, and when I hit tab, it pushes ` & ~ as well most of the time. Thanks for all the opinions and recommends!

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There's a newer version of the kit @coldwatercreep uses; it's now the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK320. Has even better reviews than its predecessor (4.5 stars on Amazon with 494 customer reviews).

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I use the Logitech MX610 mouse and I love the buttons. They are big enough for me to hit them no matter how I hold the mouse. It has great tracking cause it is laser so it rarely messes up. (My fiancee has the MX anywhere mouse and I feel like it is just too heavy for me and I have no idea why it feels heavier since it is smaller!)
As for the keyboard... I HATE keys that are noisy. So I have the diNovo keyboard. It is very quiet and the batteries last a long time. They claim to last 3 years and I got about 25 months out of mine (I am a heavy keyboard/computer user cause I am a student and a savvy deal seeker and social media poster).

Mouse: Refurb -I paid around $30 (New, these might be like $45)
Keyboard: New -I paid around $35 (I think they are $50 usually)

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Another Logitech Mk320 user. That was, until one of my kids thought it was thirsty and gave it a nice Arnold Palmer.

I still use the mouse from it, but now I've got the more kid friendly Logitech K120 keyboard.