Long range wireless mouse and keyboard bundles are great for keeping desktop space clear or for use with a home theater PC, as the keyboards can be used quite a far distance away from the computer tower. Here are three great options.
Iogear Long Range Media Center Wireless Desktop Bundle
The Iogear Long Range Media Center Wireless Desktop Bundle is a wireless keyboard and mouse bundle that can operate up to thirty three feet away from the receiver. The keyboard is fairly basic in design, but is very thin and lightweight and is great for typing while being held in a user's lap. This long range wireless keyboard and mouse package uses 2.4 GHz bi-directional technology, which makes both mouse and keyboard very reliable for use at a distance. The keyboard is designed with the standard 108 key layout, and possesses hot keys that can be used to quickly and easily access My TV, My Music, My Video, and My Pictures.
The mouse is a typical three button mouse that is designed differently than other mice. It is very angular and flat, and operates with a laser tracking device, making it a very accurate and reliable mouse, if a bit awkward looking. This keyboard sells for $69.95 USD from the Iogear website.
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Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000
The Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000 is a wireless mouse and keyboard bundle by Microsoft that boasts a thirty foot operating range, which is made possible because of 2.4 GHz wireless technology, meaning that there is little to no interference. It features a built in palm rest, and removable "feet" that allow the keyboard to be angled towards the user for easier typing. The wireless keyboard has the standard 108 key layout, and is designed ergonomically to better fit the typist's hands. The keys are quiet touch, meaning that they will not make too much noise or require much effort to type on. There are also various hot keys that work with Windows 7 that can be used to access the most used applications with ease at the press of a button. The drivers for this keyboard and mouse bundle only take up a modest 100 MB of space.
The Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000 wireless mouse features four way scrolling, allowing users to scroll side to side as well as up and down. It also contains BlueTrack Technology™, which allows for extremely accurate tracking by combining laser and optical tracking technologies together. This long range wireless keyboard and mouse bundle sells for $79.95 USD from the Microsoft website. However, there are a number of other keyboards from Microsoft that are quite similiar in features and price, including the Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite.
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Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution
The Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution package is a high end long range wireless mouse and keyboard bundle that sells for $169.99 USD from the Logitech website, making it the most expensive long range keyboard with a reliable range of 30 meters. While this keyboard is extremely expensive, it is well worth it. This long range wireless keyboard and mouse bundle works via Bluetooth technology, which is preconfigured and ready to go once set up, and has virtually no interference, offering a constant, reliable connection. The wireless keyboard comes with an LCD screen that shows the battery life of the keyboard and current time, as well as allowing you to play music and use a calculator directly on the keyboard.
Additionally, the long range wireless mouse allows for rapid charging via a stand that eliminates the need for batteries in the mouse, and is designed to fit the natural curves of a user's hand. It is made with a deep thumb scoop with a rubber grip, making it easy to hold on to and move the mouse. The scroll wheel is designed to scroll both side to side as well as up and down, and allows users to quickly flick through long documents.
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- iogear.com, http://www.iogear.com/product/GKM551R/
- microsoft.com, http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=117
- logitech.com, http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard-mice-combos/devices/3481