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Keyboard and Mouse - What to get?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by v0id, 25 Nov 2004.

  1. v0id

    v0id What's a Dremel?

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    Well lets see, first I was going to get this:
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    I love the slight ergo curve, and it comes with a nice mouse... not to mention wireless!!!


    Then i got to thinking... I want a razer diamondback... BUT will I actually notice a difference??? I do a lot of gaming and a lot of photoshop stuff and things of that nature, so I thought that the better mouse would really benefit in that area... But the the question comes up.... What keyboard to get? I LOVE the keyboard in the picture, however I'm not going to spend $55 on a keyboard / mouse set, and an extra $60 on a mouse... So I need a cheap alternative to it as a keyboard and was wondering what you people suggested... I want something that is "ergonaomic" but I dont want the split... refer to picture...

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    I got the Logitech Desktop MX, the keyboards a dream (had it 6 months still haven't replaced the batteries) and the MX700 cordless optical mouse is nice and has racked up some serious kills in splinte cell and MOH. I'd thoroughly recommend it, just google for the great reviews. (You can often pick it up on ebay for ~£55)
     
  3. Mimic

    Mimic What's a Dremel?

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    if you didn't want to spend a lot then maybe you could buy a razor (in my opinion you should own no other mouse, even more so for games and photoshop).

    then have a look on ebay, i just had a scoot throught the listings and u can pick up some microsorf/logitech offerings new for some bargain prices! :naughty:
     
  4. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Not sure about the keyboard, but that mouse is great. I have one and am really impressed by it. Has quite a nice range to it (can use the PC from my bed across the room!) is the perfect shape and the batteries last forever. Not to mention the smoothness of the tilt wheel.

    My only grumble is that it didn't work too well with my old metal desk, could only get about 12" range out of it. Much better now its gone tho.
     
  5. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    I own the mx duo. The keyborad is high quality and the mouse is a dream. I say get it, Its the best 70bucks I have ever spend. Go to newegg.com and you should find it there for about 70usd or so. I am also looking into the logitech mx1000mouse. The only turn off is that if I buy the mx 1000 the mx700 I have I wont be able to use on any other machine since the kb and mouse have the same source of radio frequency. If they make a mx duo that has the mx 1000 as a bundle I will most likely buy it.

    I cant recomend the logitech mx duo enough. For gaming it works very well and for everything else too.
     
  6. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    ms natural elite.

    Only keyboard worth owning :thumb:
     
  7. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    I had the MS Natural Elite in Beige which is now for my Server.

    I replaced it with this,

    http://www.simply.co.uk/productinfo...SOFT_WIRELESS_OPTICAL_DESKTOP_ELITE/index.htm

    The MS Wireless Optical Elite with leather arm rest which set me back £40 Which I ordered by mistake.

    I wanted this

    http://www.simply.co.uk/productinfo...S_OPTICAL_DESKTOP_EXECUTIVE_EDITION/index.htm

    The MS Optical Executive with leather arm rest and leather mouse.

    I didnt bother sending it back and getting the executvie as I couldnt be bothered with all the hassle in paying the little extra and sending back etc.

    My brother ordered the Executive a week later. Both the elite and executive are exactly the same except the mouse which is leather covered on the executive mouse.

    They are great and work very well for gaming etc.

    As your going for the natural type id go for this MS one.

    http://www.simply.co.uk/productinfo...FT_WIRELESS_OPTICAL_DESKTOP_PRO_2.0/index.htm

    Keyboards and mice are the only things Microsoft has got right and actually work. the only MS products I actually dont mind paying for and dont regret paying for.
     
  8. v0id

    v0id What's a Dremel?

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    I just somehow want the Razer Diamondback mouse along with the keyboard shown, however I do not think I will be able to do that without ordering both the keyboard/mouse set along with the diamondback. I dont want to do that, but it looks like it may be the only option...

    Will I notice a big difference between that MS mouse and the razer? Like $60 worth difference? I've never used a razer before, but I have heard nothing but awesome things about them, and have been told by many that they are the only way to go when it comes to Photoshop work and gaming... both of which I do a lot...
     

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