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Old December 14, 2009, 07:00 AM
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Default Looking for Wireless Mouse + Keyboard for HTPC

I am setting up a low-cost HTPC built around an ASRock ION 330 and I was wondering which wireless keyboard / mouse combo I should be looking at. I would like the combo to be as compact as possible and the keyboard doesn't have to be full size. Cost should be less than $75CAD and have a range of ~9ft.

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This keyboard looks promising: NCIX.com - Buy I-ROCKS RF-6520-BK RF2.4GHZ Ultra Slim Wireless Mini Keyboard PS3/XBOX/WII Compatible - RF-6520-BK In Canada.
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Old December 14, 2009, 07:55 PM
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Any of the Logitech combos will work for you. I have an old Logitech cordless elite duo from about 7 years ago that still works fine. I love the spinner wheel volume control. The multimedia keys were set up nicely and never had a problem with the itouch software. I would imagine their products have evolved well since then.
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Old December 14, 2009, 07:59 PM
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I like the look and size of this I-Rock you link , You should give it a try , I may be do so my self
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I have this one, you have to deal with the track ball but...my god it;s so amazing for HTPC function.
NCIX.com - Buy Nmedia Black Wireless Keyboard & Remote Combo RF 2.4GHZ 40 Feet with Trackball - HTPCKB-B In Canada.

Thx Kiwik to show it to me;)
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that actually looks nice martin. Does it sit in your lap very well?
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Old December 15, 2009, 05:17 AM
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I would have gone for that nMedia one but it looks horribly ugly.

The issue with Logitech keyboards these days is either one of the following:

- Very expensive
- Back order (MK300)
- Massive due to unremovable palm rests

The issue with the iRocks one is the lack of volume controls.

Optimally, I would want the diNovo Mini but that's almost $200.

Another option is the Rapoo 2900: NCIX.com - Buy Rapoo 2900 Touch Slim Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for HTPC Rechargable LI-ION Up to 10M - 2900-Blk In Canada.

Once again backordered though.
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Old December 17, 2009, 08:16 PM
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i have an irocks 6570 keyboard and 7550A mouse for use on my HTPC, im posting on it right now infact, i love the keyboard, keys are very smooth and nice to type with, batteries last forever so far, i use this thing 6hours+ a day the mouse is good other than the fact the scroller is screwing up on me now, i drop it alot though

highly recommend the keyboard, dirt cheap also!
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