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  Reply # 727804 6-Dec-2012 07:15 Send private message

I'd love to replace my current keyboard for my laptop.



currently I only have the built in one and lets face it the built in keyboards on the Toshiba laptops are terrible!

The keys have a terrible feel to them which makes typing anything a chore, that Rapoo keyboard looks the business!






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Reply # 727972 6-Dec-2012 11:47 Send private message

Man, I would kill for a number pad Cool  And any router that didn't keep rebooting itself would be awesome Tongue Out

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  Reply # 728048 6-Dec-2012 14:02 Send private message

Walmeister: Man, I would kill for a number pad Cool  And any router that didn't keep rebooting itself would be awesome Tongue Out


I'd love mine to reboot! Mine just stops working - I have to go down to the office, pull the power, wait, then let it fire up again. Or a giveaway replacement... :0)

And my laptop keyboard - it's useless for typing on. Has shiny, flat keys - they look good, but give you absolutely no feel for where your fingers are. Can hardly touch type a single correct word on it. 




 

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  Reply # 728124 6-Dec-2012 15:36 Send private message

The router would be replacing the stock standard wireless one supplied by Telecom (Thomson tg585v7). The wireless signal seems pretty hopeless on mine, barely reaching up one story in our home.

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  Reply # 728162 6-Dec-2012 17:02 Send private message

+1 entry for the router! Dunno exactly what I'm using now, something that was super cheap when I brought ages ago, but now it drops out often and I can't connect 100% from my bedroom at the other end of the house :-s




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  Reply # 728163 6-Dec-2012 17:02 Send private message

My keyboard is old and grubby, but it works which is why I wouldn't buy another one. But I'd like to win one (-: And my wifi router doesn't quite reach the bedroom. I have to stand up on the bed sometimes to to connect, so yes, a router would be cool!

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  Reply # 728301 6-Dec-2012 22:11 Send private message

Really keen on the router.

My Linksys WRT54GL is getting long in the tooth now, with no wireless N capability, and stuck at low-end revisions of DD-WRT firmware, which has grown beyond the 4MB flash memory onboard.

Really don't need the keyboard, if I get selected for it, please re-draw (or give me the router instead :-)




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  Reply # 728311 6-Dec-2012 22:57 Send private message

reven: the man doesn't even has a start button, he needs that keyboard.


You don't need it these days for windows 8 (no start button on the desktop) So it is basically a windows 8 keyboard!

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  Reply # 728327 6-Dec-2012 23:47 Send private message

My keyboard, used for the last decade, and still in use today. Some of the side buttons are worn out and no longer work, probably the keys contacts. It is also an MS Office Keyboard, and Microsoft never produced drivers for it to run under windows 7, which means some of the quick link buttons aren't fully functional under windows 7. Also if you try to turn the scroll wheel on ut you end up with a screen full of popup error messages! Some of the ink is even coming off some of the most used keys. The windows logo is even two generations old, think it needs to be retired. Apart from that though it was a great keyboard, hence why it is still in use today.


  

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  Reply # 728328 7-Dec-2012 00:51 Send private message



Ooh enter me! Would love to replace my router with a Linksys EA6500.

We currently have some old Dlink modem / router that we got in 2004 or 2005 if I recall correctly. It isn't wireless, so we have to re-route it through a cheapo DSE wireless router to get connected.

Not only is it impractical and slow, but it is dated. Fun times include having to reset the modem / router because it randomly becomes corrupt, and having to use DMZ every time I want to port forward because the logistics of port forwarding one router to the other router are a mindjizz with WAN IP when the firmware refuses to accept other IP lengths as legit.

Oh, and my favorite one of them all, the fact the Internet drops out for about 60 seconds every time someone calls because we had to move the bulky setup away from our home phone.

Its a nightmare.

EDIT: Awww I thought it was a modem / router. Damn it. Oh well, I still need it LOL.

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  Reply # 728329 7-Dec-2012 01:10 Send private message

I'd love to replace my US Robotics ADSL router, which is 10 years old and being pressed into service because my Linksys WAG160N is disconnecting all the time and the replacement one I bought on TradeMe was DOA. Oh, to be able to stream videos! *sigh*

Replacing my keyboard would be great too. This is the state of the one I am using. It's great for creating typos and terrible for those moments of hesitation when I decide to look at the keys. It's a Logitech wireless and well past it's use-by date (it's not quite as dusty as it appears - the flash caught more dust than they eye can see. I hope!)  Letters have almost completely worn off.



Replacing it will prevent me from having to resort to the only other keyboards in the house - a 1990's Microsoft Natural unnaturally curved beastie I never could type with or this:



Please, please pick me. As you can see, I really need help!





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  Reply # 728391 7-Dec-2012 09:36 Send private message

mattwnz:
reven: the man doesn't even has a start button, he needs that keyboard.


You don't need it these days for windows 8 (no start button on the desktop) So it is basically a windows 8 keyboard!


OT but if you haven't used Windows 8 a Windows key *IS* very useful as it switches between desktop views and give access to shortcuts.

I can only assume mattwnz was joking - or trolling.





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  Reply # 728665 7-Dec-2012 16:47 Send private message

Yes please, let me replace my usb keyboard for my Acer Revo HTPC. Wireless would rock!

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  Reply # 728683 7-Dec-2012 17:40 Send private message

freitasm:
mattwnz:
reven: the man doesn't even has a start button, he needs that keyboard.


You don't need it these days for windows 8 (no start button on the desktop) So it is basically a windows 8 keyboard!


OT but if you haven't used Windows 8 a Windows key *IS* very useful as it switches between desktop views and give access to shortcuts.

I can only assume mattwnz was joking - or trolling.



Obviously joking.  I know it still can be used in windows 8, but it isn't really a 'start button' key like it was named. It is more like a home button. Pressing CTRL + ESC does the same thing for those keyboards missing the windows start key.



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  Reply # 728691 7-Dec-2012 18:13 Send private message

I never called it a Start Button. Always called it Windows Key. The Start Button was on the screen, not on the keyboard ;)




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