Could people who have had experiance with them please post how they like them. Also please post the manufacturer and model. I would like to be able to use the keyboard/mice 7ft from my computer, is that possible? Also how often do you have to change their batteries?
For wireless Mice, I would really recommend the Logitech MX700, the main reason is being it comes with a base station where you place the mouse to recharge the batteries, so when you goto bed or step away from the computer just place it there, and never worry about swapping batteries :-) The Microsoft wireless has a nice ergonomic shape that I really like but then it has no charging station like the Logitech and not as responsive too. Some reviews mentioned that the rechargable batteries that come with the MX700 are not the best, you get some lithium brand name batteries that will last longer. Without recharging the previous Logitech mice (the version before the MX700) can work for some 2 1/2 - 3 weeks not more with heavy use on a single charge.
But at the moment I'm using the old trusty version of the MS Explorer, not the 3.0 version ;-)
Keyboards do not need batteries to swapped as often as mice, you can on a single charge run for about 3 or more months and the ones I've tried work through doors/walls(as long as its not metal or thick wood) and surley work over 7ft, that's for the Logitech keyboards, have not tried any MS wireless ones.
Depends. You can still customize controls within games. You do lose a bit of functionality in Windows, but, for now, the Logitech drivers are too buggy to use.
That's what stinks. Logitech's drivers suck big-time, but the actual mouse is the best out there. If you don't play games, then the MX700 probably isn't worth it for you anyway. But if you play FPS games, and you really want a cordless, the MX700 really is the only way to go until Microsoft releases something new.
I got the Logitech Cordless Elite Duo about a week after it came out, and it was wonderful.....for about eight months. First the keyboard died, then a couple of months later the mouse. I guess that not many people have problems with them, so my experience is isolated. The drivers always sucked though. I have the Microsoft wireless setup now, and it is only OK (I still hate the drivers).
Thanx everyone for all of the posts. But i do have 2 remaining questions. What do people mean when they say buggy drivers, what abnormal things do the devices do? And secondly i will be gaming but probibly not with a keyboard/mouse (either a steering wheel or the Logitech Cordless RumblePad) but i still wonder why they are bad for games (do they create bad frame rates or are they not quickly responsive)?
The only time I have had trouble with Logitech drivers is when they conflict with MS mouse drivers. Believe it or not, I'm using 2 cordless mice concurrently. I have the old Logitech cordless kb/mouse combo which I've been using for about 5 years without a problem. I also use the MX 700.
Some people find a slight delay when it comes to the responsiveness of a cordless mouse. I use the old mouse for games because I feel I have more control with it. I use the MX 700 for everything else. I don't notice any lag with either of them.
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