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#119414 31-May-2013 08:47
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Hi I'm wanting to get a wireless kb with touchpad, I have narrowed it down to these two. They are both in my price range.
My HTPC is only 2 metres away so range won't be an issue and I will be using it for surfing the web and other stuff my mce remote can't do.
I'm leaning towards the Rapoo, just on looks though but there aren't too many reviews on it so I'm a bit cautious.
Otherwise I am happy to go with the Logitech.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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  #828583 31-May-2013 08:54
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I have a K400. Its nice.

That said I have a Rapoo bluetooth mouse and its quality stuff.

Whats the price difference?

Probably a hard call...

 
 
 

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  #828587 31-May-2013 09:05
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Your topic is empty. You have no clue to what you are going to be using these for. People can't read your mind. Things like room size, what HTPC you are using, etc would help a bit.







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  #828602 31-May-2013 09:31
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I bought the K400r from JB-Hifi the other day for $76 (on sale) and have been impressed.

The range is more than enough for my living room. I was able to use it about 4-5m away without any obvious issues. I can't say about battery life but the build quality seems pretty good. Typical Logitech type gear really. Not amazing, but certainly better than most.



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  #828610 31-May-2013 09:38
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I have the Logitech for my HTPC. I really like it for two reasons. It has a unified receiver so you can use one dongle for many Logitech peripherals (not that I have any others ATM!), it also has a left mouse button on the top left of the kb which is perfect if you are holding the kb. I find myself using it all the time.

I haven't used the rapoo but it looks like it would be very difficult to pick it up without pressing any keys by mistake.




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  #828611 31-May-2013 09:38
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The Rapoo looks slimmer/smaller and a bit more fragile. The K400 would be thicker but its sturdy and would survive a drop or two.

The Logitech should have no problems regarding distance, Ive never had any problems with their unifying USB dongle things. Cant comment on Rapoo since my mouse is Bluetooth.

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  #828612 31-May-2013 09:38
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I use a K400 with my HTPC. I particularly like the ergonomics, the left mouse button in the top left corner of the keyboard for instance.

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  #828614 31-May-2013 09:42
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Oh and you can reprogram the function keys on the Logitech using an app that comes with it. You still have to press "fn" then the function key though which is a bit disappointing.




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  #828617 31-May-2013 09:50
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I have the Rapoo 9060 keyboard mouse combo for use with HTPC. Obviously not the e2700, but I presume they perform the same.

Haven't had any issues using it on the couch. I'm probably about 3 metres away. The keyboard is amazingly thin, but feels relatively sturdy...typing on it is nice and quiet as well. Fits away nicely beside the couch.

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  #828643 31-May-2013 10:18
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If going for Logitech, make sure you get K400r as it has been enhanced for Windows 8's gestures.




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  #828647 31-May-2013 10:25
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turb: Oh and you can reprogram the function keys on the Logitech using an app that comes with it. You still have to press "fn" then the function key though which is a bit disappointing.


What? Where do you get this app from? Is it for K400R only? 

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  #828711 31-May-2013 11:43
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I have a K400. Battery life has been about 12 months so far, with a reasonable amount of use. It's nice and has survived my daughter walking around holding it above her head like a WWF title belt and then throwing it at the dog.

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  #828748 31-May-2013 11:56
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I too have a K400 for my HTPC and it works great. Nice size and range is fine for my 3ish metres away from the HTPC.

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  #828869 31-May-2013 15:56
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Cool thanks for all your advice and easing my mind, I'll get a K400 this weekend.
I love buying new stuff for my htpc Smile

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