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#1 10 years ago

Hi. I am trying to pick out a quality (but affordable) wireless keyboard/mouse for my relatively new computer. I am intrigued by these two logitech wireless combos: LX 710 Wireless Mouse/Keyboard MX 3200 Wireless Mouse/Keyboard Anyone who has had first-had expierence with either of these would be a great help. I am a little turned off by the microsoft combos due to their mice. They seem flimsier to me and I'm not crazy about the looseness of the mouse wheels. I will be using this keyboard a lot so I want to make sure I choose the right one. It also needs to have a range of at least 8 feet. Thanks for any help you can give!




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#2 10 years ago

I'd Personally go the MX combo (MX 3200) because the mouse that comes with that combo is really good (A mate had it), as for that keyboard I can't say, however, it looks comparable to the G15, which are IMO the best Keyboards avalible.




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#3 10 years ago

Mx 3200 is better but I don't think is wort paying 40$ more for it. I say go for LX 710 if you want best value combo




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#4 10 years ago

Personally I'd avoid wireless KBs due to a major lack of security. You can use 128 bit encryption on a wireless modem, but wireless KBs are mostly unprotected from auto keyloggers and such. There are some things you can do to make yourself more secure, but they'll never be as secure as wired keyboards unless they start offering 128 bit encryption like the modems. Some may already have that, but if so they're no doubt expensive. It's best to read up on the facts before buying one, esp if you surf the net a lot. [COLOR=blue]http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST05-015.html[/COLOR]




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#5 10 years ago

Theres no point with wires KB's, becuase your only a few centimetres away from the PC anyway and it's a waste of batteries.




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#6 10 years ago
>Omen<;4231995Personally I'd avoid wireless KBs due to a major lack of security. You can use 128 bit encryption on a wireless modem, but wireless KBs are mostly unprotected from auto keyloggers and such. There are some things you can do to make yourself more secure, but they'll never be as secure as wired keyboards unless they start offering 128 bit encryption like the modems. Some may already have that, but if so they're no doubt expensive. It's best to read up on the facts before buying one, esp if you surf the net a lot. [COLOR=blue]http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST05-015.html[/COLOR]

Unless I missed something neither of those sets actually use Bluetooth mate. No doubt an RF keyboard could be abused somehow, but unless the person responsible is in the same room and sitting about 1m away from you it's not really an issue. If it becomes one then hitting the person in the face and breaking their laptop into tiny little bits normally solves it...

Either way, Logitech's bluetooth keyboards (at least all the current models) are encrypted using their SecureConnect technology.




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#7 10 years ago

If you want to get a wireless mouse make sure it's rechargable, batteries will last a week, they stopped working when I was playing CSS!




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#8 10 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4234446Unless I missed something neither of those sets actually use Bluetooth mate. No doubt an RF keyboard could be abused somehow, but unless the person responsible is in the same room and sitting about 1m away from you it's not really an issue. If it becomes one then hitting the person in the face and breaking their laptop into tiny little bits normally solves it... Either way, Logitech's bluetooth keyboards (at least all the current models) are encrypted using their SecureConnect technology.

That he's listed cheap wireless KBs is my whole point. You have to go with the more expensive Bluetooth ones to get encryption. Personally I wouldn't use any wireless KBs, and the standard ones can be compromised from much farther than 1m away.




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#9 10 years ago
>Omen<;4234834That he's listed cheap wireless KBs is my whole point. You have to go with the more expensive Bluetooth ones to get encryption. Personally I wouldn't use any wireless KBs, and the standard ones can be compromised from much farther than 1m away.

Well, I've not used an RF keyboard with a range greater than a few meters at most. They certainly don't penetrate windows, walls or anything else for that matter. Bluetooth ones have a longer rnage, but the only ones that are bluetooth are expensive ones that (as a rule) have encryption anyway.




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#10 10 years ago

From what I've heard any unencrypted wireless KB can be compromised by means other than what you are indicating.




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