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# 18539 14-Jan-2008 10:43
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Hi,

Am looking for a new wireless keyboard for our htpc. The problem is that most of the longer range ones seem to be $400 ish... I have found the Genius Luxmate 810 which looks like a goer:

http://www.geniusmouse.co.uk/product/218/Genius_Luxmate_Wireless_USB_Keyboard-%3C-Mouse-%3C-Remote.html

Are there any other options?

I need a range of around 5 metres.

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  # 104777 14-Jan-2008 16:42
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Logitech have just released the diNovo Mini:

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/3848&cl=nz,en

Haven't heard any reviews yet. Ascent have it for NZ$178 when its in stock.

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  # 104781 14-Jan-2008 17:08
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Sorry - limited experience here:

MCE Keyboard - Hated it. Track-sticky joysticky thing was useless. Keyboard itself was good. IR for a keyboard is a pain.

Had an HA91 Gigabyte Media PC, and the wireless RF keyboard that shipped with it was great, and had a great trackball that worked really well, even though I am not a trackball fan.







 
 
 
 


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  # 104786 14-Jan-2008 17:27
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berrys: Logitech have just released the diNovo Mini:

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/3848&cl=nz,en

Haven't heard any reviews yet. Ascent have it for NZ$178 when its in stock.


hmm. that looks interesting and possible worth a crack. The full size di novo edge is pretty good, but expensive at $400. Perhaps I might look into the mini when it becomes available

Oh, and i sold my MCE keyboard 'cause I hated the pointer thingy - i went back to a plugged in KB/mouse for the few times i need them at the moment




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  # 104787 14-Jan-2008 17:33
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Yeah, I'm interested in it to. Just hope the cover doesn't break easy when dropped.

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  # 104804 14-Jan-2008 18:19
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I am using a Logitech MX3200 Cordless key board and mouse at about 4m. Had a Microsoft one - it didn't have the range so I got the Logitech but YMMV.

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  # 104867 14-Jan-2008 23:38
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I have one of these:

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard_mice_combos/devices/162&cl=nz,en

As it happens I am wanting to sell it as I no longer have a desktop. $149 shipped by courier anywhere in NZ.


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  # 104998 15-Jan-2008 16:01
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I have a Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse+Keyboard setup(7000 series i think) and i have a range of about 10m(can change channels from the garage with the keyboard) Not a "proper" MC setup, but has a number of keys for play/pause etc. Plus with the Hauppauge remote I'm set.
Works great. Batteries last about 3 months (I play Counterstrike and AoE a lot with it all too.)
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  # 105038 15-Jan-2008 19:22
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Try the BTC 9019URF.  I have had this keyboard for ages, has good range, is cheap as, and is almost indestructable.  Not as easy to find in NZ these days but I bought mine for less than $50.

http://www.btc.com.tw/english/2-7-21keyboard.htm 

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  # 105078 15-Jan-2008 22:21
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Hi - I have a BTC 9019. Its been good for my setup. It has a keys with decent touch / movement, a variety of preset keys along the top for controlling sound volume etc, a joystick in one corner instead of a mouse, and man sized slots on either side so you can hold onto it easily. Decent range, at least 10 metres. The software is pretty standard, a update appeared as part of MS online update recently. Batteries last well, and an on screen indicator tells you when they are getting low.

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  # 105116 16-Jan-2008 06:26
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Thanks for all the replies guys. Any ideas where I can source the BTC from? Pricespy doesn't seem to list any.

Cheers,

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  # 105257 16-Jan-2008 18:26
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Pb tech wellington appear to have it:

http://www.pbwellington.co.nz/p.aspx?4573

This is not a particularly good price, you can probably find it for cheaper if you do a thorough search.  Check with the ascent guys, they may be able to get it in for you (this is where I bought it from).


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