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Old July 30th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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keyboards and mice

I need a new keyboard and a new mice.

I have a Logitech Wave combo and it's starting to get on my nerves.
Each keystroke is a pain. I have no idea why but the keys became really "heavy" and the mice, well, left button has it's own mind now. I click on it and selects the window that is behind the one I'm clicking on, or when moving an object it drops it half way.

So I need to know if there's any keyboard and mice that is worth buying. My main issue it the keys be really "light" and the mice isn't too small since my tendinitis sometimes complain a lot.

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Old July 30th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go to store and do hand on testing.

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Old July 30th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are some keyboards with really shallow keys, very similar to laptop keyboards. I can't use them but you might like them. Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Keyboards & Mice, slim have a bunch.

I agree that you should probably do a hands-on test before buying though.

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Old July 30th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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@arnie best keyboard I have ever owned is the logitech K800. Kind of expensive for a keyboard but worth it. I am pretty picky as well and have been happy. I wanted shallow keys so bad at one time I switched to an apple keyboard but they are to shallow in my opinion and can cause issues with windows machine. The k800 is not quite as shallow but very responsive and quite. I would classify the keys as pretty "light".

I use a m570 logitech trackball mouse which is great if have wrist issues because the mouse stays stationary. Once I got used to the trackball I would not go back to regular mouse.

I suggest buying somewhere with good return policy. Hard even in store to come to determination. Have to put these things on desk for a few days to really know if you will like it.

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I need a new keyboard and a new mice.

I have a Logitech Wave combo and it's starting to get on my nerves.
Each keystroke is a pain. I have no idea why but the keys became really "heavy" and the mice, well, left button has it's own mind now. I click on it and selects the window that is behind the one I'm clicking on, or when moving an object it drops it half way.

So I need to know if there's any keyboard and mice that is worth buying. My main issue it the keys be really "light" and the mice isn't too small since my tendinitis sometimes complain a lot.

Unless your keyboard and mouse are wireless and battery powered, in which case try new batteries... otherwise read on...

The description of your problems sound really fishy. That type of behavior is usually not associated with broken equipment. You potentially have a very serious security issue. You may be a victim of a key logger and/or trojan/virus which involves mouse interaction. I would do a few virus scans (including booting from a CD-based virus scanner such as the AVG Rescue CD before purchasing any equipment.

If they do not find anything I would try the broken keyboard and mouse on another PC if possible. Unfortunately it may come down to wiping the machine in order to clean it if the problem still occurs.

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Old July 30th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Unless your keyboard and mouse are wireless and battery powered, in which case try new batteries... otherwise read on...

The description of your problems sound really fishy. That type of behavior is usually not associated with broken equipment. You potentially have a very serious security issue. You may be a victim of a key logger and/or trojan/virus which involves mouse interaction. I would do a few virus scans (including booting from a CD-based virus scanner such as the AVG Rescue CD before purchasing any equipment.

If they do not find anything I would try the broken keyboard and mouse on another PC if possible. Unfortunately it may come down to wiping the machine in order to clean it if the problem still occurs.

Just put new batteries in the mouse... same reaction.

So far my antivirus didn't detected anything. I did connect my old keyboard and mouse that I have installed in my old desktop and the mouse is working fine. I don't see the reaction I'm seeing with the other.
I'll continue to do a couple of more tests. I've been thinking about the Logitech software, SetPoint, could it be the reason? I've installed the latest version and saw no improvement. This weekend I'll uninstall it to see...

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Don't use wireless devices.

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Don't use wireless devices.

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Surprised to hear you say this Mike. I have used wireless mice for years, and my logitech performance MX is the best mouse I have ever used. If the battery dies on me (there is a software alert and a visual on the mouse too), I can plug it up quickly to USB to charge, takes 5 seconds. But I've never had this happen as I keep tabs on it and recharge it every 3 or so days overnight.

I have never had a problem with a wireless mouse before, and I have a spare wired mouse as well in the drawer for a quick change if necessary. But then again, even if you have a wired mouse for normal use you should probably have a backup then too right?

Just my 0.02.

(btw, I get that you're responding to someone else's problem so maybe it's a specific recommendation and not a general anti-wireless recommendation)

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Just my experience with lag due to communication problems. It could be I have too many gizmos in my house to cause interference, but I've always had bad luck and get better results with wired devices.

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Old July 31st, 2012, 01:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Just my experience with lag due to communication problems. It could be I have too many gizmos in my house to cause interference, but I've always had bad luck and get better results with wired devices.

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Ah ok, I see. I had some lag issues now and again with a former mouse, but not with my performance MX. Would agree that if those problems are persisting, that a wired mouse would be the way to go.

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