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What is the best wireless keyboard for an HTPC

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September 27, 2008 1:24:28 PM

I will be using the keyboard from 2-14ft away from the computer.




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a b G Storage
September 27, 2008 2:00:25 PM

uh, any keyboard that has wireless functionality would work fine... most wireless receivers have a range of like 30 feet... I know my wireless mouse (g7 logitech) works through 2 walls and like 20 feet away.... so you should be ok once you find a keyboard that you like aesthetically or ergonomically
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September 27, 2008 4:41:55 PM

cool thanks I'm thinking about geting a MX 3200 keyboard/mouse combo are those nice
September 27, 2008 5:12:34 PM

hey i was just in your place a couple weeks ago and i found this one:

http://www.xoxide.com/moneual-wireless-keyboard.html

plug and play in both vista and xp and it's only $30 bucks. the quality is good and best of all it has a trackball so you don't have to worry about a mouse (which i really like). The range i'm using it is at about 12 ft with no problems.

if you have more money the logitech DiNovo edge is very nice and has a laptop style touchpad, it's bluetooth and i haven't used it but it also has good reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 27, 2008 5:33:23 PM

Logitech S510. $25 on ebay. I have one works great and looks great.
a b G Storage
September 27, 2008 5:35:54 PM

I like the dinovo mini for it's size alone. Blends in perfectly w/ my other remotes in my htpc. but if you do alot of web work or play games the microsoft desktop 7000.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has a built in touch pad (upper right) that can be switched to a joystick type control for the mouse. Plus it comes with an actual mouse if you wanna have that. better value then the diNovo edge IMO.
September 27, 2008 7:43:34 PM

the dinovo is a tad expensive for me
September 27, 2008 7:53:20 PM

then the $30 Moneual is your best bet
a b G Storage
September 29, 2008 5:12:19 PM

I've been using the above mentioned Moneual keyboard for my HTPC for about 8 months. It has very good range and battery life. I love the built in track-ball and the small size of the keyboard. The only cons I can think of are that the top application keys are not re-assignable and sometimes when I upgrade an unrelated driver (like the video driver for example) the keyboard doesn't connect upon reboot. In that case, I have to unplug, then plug back in the USB dongle to re-establish a connection. This is a rare occurence though.
September 29, 2008 8:58:11 PM

For a living room HTPC you want something that makes an impression. I've just bought the Logitech Dinovo Edge. Bluetooth, touch pad (could be a little more sensitive) and nice little coffee table recharger stand. Press the button and function keys light up in orange for the my media centre controls.
I'm very happy with it although for extended mouseplay I would attach one.
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