Wireless Keyboard and Mouse - extra distance

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  1. richjthorpe

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    Hi all,

    I got a 3in1 bundle from Ebuyer for a Case and wireless Keyboard and Mouse.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=87601

    Everything is good quality which is nice, but the range of the wireless module is really bad. More than 1m away and you've got no chance.

    Would I be able to get another USB module that extends the distance of the keyboard and mouse or would I have to buy another set ?

    Thanks,

    Richie.
     
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    Buy a BTC 9019URF from www.mediapc.tv I have used one for nearly 12 months now :clap: , the stick takes some getting used to (difficult for some games) but once you get the hang it's great, good battery life and great range I tried a Benq AM805 x touch but the range was no good, the BTC one operates from a good 3 metres away and through the glass of my a/v cabinet. It's also nice and small and has a hand grip either side so its comfortable to hold :smashin:
     
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    The current batch of 9019URFs I have have a claim of 10m on the box. (used to be 3m)

    Experience of these tells me they're quite sensitive to environment (the receiver doesn't like being too close ot WiFi or hidden behind electronic equipement), but get the receiver position right and they're fine
     
  4. richjthorpe

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    What happens when it is too close ? How far away from a wireless router does it need to be ? I've got the PC and router in te same cabinet.
     
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    Range is hit dramatically. Needs to be 15-20cm away from your wifi aerial IME.

    MCE keyboard won't suffer from this but has a crappy mouse control.

    Ceratech Saturn is a bit better.

    Gyration suffers in pretty much the same way
     
  6. richjthorpe

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    20cm isn't too bad, I could probably do that.

    Cheers,

    Richie.
     
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    Ceratech Saturn - Bought one of these two months ago and been really impressed, even the missus likes it in comparision to the other crappy wireless keyboard/mouse combos I've tried over the last 2 years!
    Highly recommend! and has fantastic range
     
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    I'd also recommend the saturn - bought one of these from mediapc.tv. However I tried to play quake 4 on it last night and that didn't go to well, you need to use one hand to use the trackball and the other to press the buttons.
     
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    I use the logitech di novo desktop laser and its great :)
     
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    Hi

    You really can't go wrong with the Gyration combo
    Alot of HCPC users including me wouldn't do without them

    http://www.gyration.com/en-US

    Many thanks

    RON
     

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