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Re: [RFI] Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combos?

To: "Hardy Landskov" <n7rt@cox.net>, <garyk9gs@wi.rr.com>, <rfi@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combos?
From: "Jeff AC0C" <jeff@ac0c.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:44:51 -0500
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I have several varieties of the Logitech brands.  Pretty good battery life 
here.  Change out - depending on use - 3-6 mo.  Or 
whenever a full-up contest comes around.

I have a ultra low end MS that I don't like because it's not as energy 

Latest one was one of these funky curvy Logitech wave varieties which I love 
for RTTY contesting - the mouse has a lot of extra 
remappable buttons - and the keyboard has a padded shelf so my hands don't feel 
numb after a long stretch.

On the RFI, no problems on 160-6 here.  I think the units all use GHZ range RF 
direct connects.

I would avoid the bluetooth stuff though.  The mice I've used with bluetooth 
seem to need to sleep too often.  The logitechs with 
whatever they are doing for RF have no apparent sleep delay that I can see.

Good luck!

73, Jeff ACØC

-----Original Message----- 
From: Hardy Landskov
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:56 PM
To: garyk9gs@wi.rr.com ; rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combos?

You will still have to buy batteries all the time. Did you think about that?
They have to put the batteries somewhere or did you think electricity was
They also caused interference at my sister's house so I told her to give
them to Good Will.
My experience. Do whatever floats your boat

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary K9GS" <garyk9gs@wi.rr.com>
To: <rfi@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combos?

> Thank you for all of the replies.  I did some shopping today and looked
> at both the Microsoft and Logitech products.  The thing I didn't like
> about any of them was the size.  I currently have one of the Dell
> compact wired keyboards and one thing I really like is the small size.
> All of the wireless keyboards I looked at today were either the weird
> shaped curvy ones or had these goofy wrist rests.
> I ended up buying a USB extension cable for $13 which will solve my
> problem for now.
> On 3/29/2011 9:31 AM, Dave Harmon wrote:
>> I've been using the Logitech M570 trackball and K350 keyboard for some
>> time
>> now with no interference to them from the rig or to the rig from them.
>> They use the 'new' Unifying receiver on 2.4G.
>> I also have a 27" Samsung flatscreen.
>> I close the laptop and position it out of the way.
>> The unifying receiver plugs into a USB jack and works really slick...no
>> problems at all.
>> Each device comes with a receiver and you have the option of using up to
>> 6
>> devices on each receiver....but to keep from losing the second
>> receiver...I
>> just used it. This means that while I can put both devices on 1 receiver,
>> I
>> just use both receivers.
>> They sell 'combos' of mouse/kb but I wanted my own thing.
>> This pair is highly recommended.
>> Dave Harmon
>> K6XYZ[at]sbcglobal[dot]net
>> Sperry, Ok.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rfi-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:rfi-bounces@contesting.com] On
>> Behalf Of Gary K9GS
>> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 11:49 PM
>> To: RFI Mailing List
>> Subject: [RFI] Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combos?
>> I'm thinking of replacing the keyboard and mouse used on my shack
>> computer.  One of the wireless combos (Microsoft/Logitech/etc) would fix
>> some issues.
>> Are there any brands to avoid due to RFI and/or problems with RF getting
>> inside?
>> Is this a good idea?
> -- 
> 73,
> Gary K9GS
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