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Hello everyone!

I am looking to get a new PC on which I will be playing games (my current one is too old for anything much more than Solitaire). As such I am looking at putting it in the living room and connecting it to my flatscreen for some gaming action. Consequently, a wireless mouse and keyboard will be required. I currently use a Microsoft Keyboard and Intellimouse Explorer 3.0.

I have looked at Logitech and like the idea of being able to run both mouse and keyboard from the one unifying dongle.

I have used Microsoft for many years and been happy with their peripherals.

I am not adverse to trying a different manufacturer however.

Until tonight I didn't realise there are different grips that people have when they use a mouse (although it does make sense when I think about it).

I like a largish mouse (the Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 is bigger than my one at work, although that is ok for me. My plam rests on the back of the mouse and I seem to use a claw type grip although my fingers don't bend as much as I have seen in images. I will be using the mouse for internet work and gaming.

Sorry for the long first post - I have searched through forums and confused myself looking on google and amazon reviews!

Any assistance greatly received.  I am currently thinking Logitech G700 but heard the battery is pants!

Thanks everyone. Smile

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RE: New keyboard and mouse - wireless

imo logitech are second to none for inovation, design, service & support. thats me.

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RE: New keyboard and mouse - wireless

RobinKidderminster - thanks for the reply. How have you found Logitech mice with games? I am worried about lag. Which one do you use? Thanks again.

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RE: New keyboard and mouse - wireless

I've used Logitech mice and keyboards for years (mx700 wireless through to my current G500).  I used to be addicted to Counterstrike back when i had my MX1000 laser wireless and I cant recall ever blaming the mouse for my lack of talent!

I also used Logitech's Illuminated wired keyboard and when I wore that one out Logitech kindly replaced it with a wireless K800 illuminated keyboard.

I can testify to Logitech's outstanding customer service as I have had replacements for my Z5500 speakers, G5 mouse and the keyboard mentioned above.

A word of caution though - if you are going to be playing a lot of games that rely on the wsad keys then avoid the ones that have laptop type keyboards as I managed to wear out the w key on my first illuminated keyboard in less than a year.  My brother in law has got a G110 gaming keyboard that has taken a rediculous amount of punishment from him and my nieces (more than a few spilt drinks on it) and it is still going strong!

I still use my G500 (fantastic mouse) but I currently use a Cosair K90 mechanical keyboard which is built like a tank and is awesome to type on.

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drichardb - thanks for the response - much appreciated.  Sounds like Logitech have some happy customers.  I don't do enough gaming to trash a keyboard, but I do need a wireless one for the living room.  As for the mouse - as long as it isn't too laggy when playing on the big screen I will be happy!  Like the thought of the G700 but heard battery life is bad which puts me off a little.  Not sure I would use all the programmable buttons either!

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No probs giggsy beauty, eh

The G700 is a beast of a mouse - Logitech have come out and said that if you extend battery life on a wireless mouse then you compromise the performance but even then, unless your using it for long sessions every day you should at least get 4 days or so between charges.  I always used to turn my MX1000 off every night and that seemed to help a lot.

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drichardb - thanks again for the response.  When I'm using the mouse in my room I can plug it in to keep it charged up?  Is the cable long enough to make this possible?  It does look a beast of a mouse! From what i have read it seems there might have been a bad batch in there somewhere.  Guess I can always replace the rechargeable battery with a new one!  Thanks again fella - much appreciated. Beer

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drichardb - thanks again for the response.  When I'm using the mouse in my room I can plug it in to keep it charged up?  Is the cable long enough to make this possible?  It does look a beast of a mouse! From what i have read it seems there might have been a bad batch in there somewhere.  Guess I can always replace the rechargeable battery with a new one!  Thanks again fella - much appreciated. Beer

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