Wireless Mouse and Keyboard needs

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Wireless Mouse and Keyboard needs

Post by Sowser » Fri May 18, 2012 9:27 am

Hey everyone! I'm installing a projector and surround sound system in my bedroom and plan on using my computer as the input device. My computer will be located in my closet, so I'll need a wireless mouse and keyboard capable of communicating through a wall and from about 20 feet away. I've looked at a couple of RF options and even a wifi mouse but nothing really jumped out at me. Any suggestions?
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Re: Wireless Mouse and Keyboard needs

Post by KnightRid » Sat May 19, 2012 4:35 am

I really love my bluetooth keyboards/mice from Microsoft. The keyboard has a built in (kind of) touchpad so you dont have to use the mouse, so you dont need a surface to sit it on.

I have the 7000 model - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6823109012 - you may be able to find them on ebay or something

I can not say how well it works through walls but being bluetooth it should get 20'
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Re: Wireless Mouse and Keyboard needs

Post by Major_A » Sat May 19, 2012 9:25 am

What about something like this...
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless ... =pd_cp_e_2

If you need more range run a cheapo USB 2.0 extension cord so you can place the dongle closer to you.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subde ... 03#1030304

I think (could be wrong there) you can run up to 50 feet of USB cable before you need a repeater.

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Re: Wireless Mouse and Keyboard needs

Post by Sowser » Sun May 20, 2012 9:25 am

Thanks for the ideas guys. i think I'm going to go with an extended USB cable so i can keep my existing keyboard.
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