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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: HTPC keyboard & mouse Reply with quote

Please post what you are using for a keyboard/mouse with your HTPC.

So i thought it was best to move my mini back to the HDTV, sharing a display with my sons POS PC wasn't cutting it.

I was thinking of the Apple trackpad, then ill still need the keyboard
The Apple remote was fine since i like Video_TS folders, Apple doesn't support FrontRow anymore & i dont care for plex

So im back to "Matinee" & decided on this:

Its for Macs & gets the job done. (Its about the size of my Harmony 1000)



$53 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/827019-REG/Interlink_Electronics_VP6366_Interlink_Wireless_Ultra_Mini_Touchpad.html
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


http://twelvesouth.com/products/magicwand/
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EAO028qBLXo


I like the Twelve South Magic Wand. It holds the Apple Keyboard and Magic Trackpad together.

It's not small like the keyboard you have, but I find it to be great for a HT setup.

You can pick up the keyboard and trackpad as one solid unit.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a option. Its too big for my media stand. Due to the external OD & HD i need something small.

I was wondering if anyone tried the backlit handheld units for windows
I never had any luck with the hotkeys

something like this

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using a wireless Logitech S530 keyboard and mouse. It's been long discontinued. Otherwise, I mostly use the Apple remote while I slowly get the Harmony set up.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys,

Its next to my TV so nobody will use the mini but me For burning movies, watching my classic rock concert Video_TS folders and Amazon movie rentals.

The keyboard is working well for what it is, I wish it had a backlight Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a Logitech diNovo Edge Mac Edition keyboard. Works great. But discontinued like my S530.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using this...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823217019

nothing special but i like the built in trackpad and it's not very costly.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All nice choices. Im getting used to the one i have, it works: keypad is small & takes more pressure then Apples but its working fine along with the keyboard
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: HTPC keyboard & mouse Reply with quote

tales wrote:
Please post what you are using for a keyboard/mouse with your HTPC.

So i thought it was best to move my mini back to the HDTV, sharing a display with my sons POS PC wasn't cutting it.

I was thinking of the Apple trackpad, then ill still need the keyboard
The Apple remote was fine since i like Video_TS folders, Apple doesn't support FrontRow anymore & i dont care for plex

So im back to "Matinee" & decided on this:

Its for Macs & gets the job done. (Its about the size of my Harmony 1000)



$53 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/827019-REG/Interlink_Electronics_VP6366_Interlink_Wireless_Ultra_Mini_Touchpad.html


I have one love it
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am mostly using the Logitech MX Air Wireless Mouse (together with OS X on screen virtual keyboard) and more rarely (when more than a few key strokes are needed) the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard.
Unfortunately the (expensive) MX Air Mouse is not sold anymore by Logitech, although it can still easily be found on eBay.
It was a great "pointing device" for HTPC usage.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HP Wireless Mini Keyboard (XB387AA).
Right button is right mouse button *and* the mouse.
The tiny mouse works remarkably well.
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