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Wireless keyboard

My four-year-old Logitech wireless keyboard just gave up and I am quite displeased on this technology. Are they supposed to work only so few years? I still have an Apple Mac Classic computer (wired keyboard) purchased in 1990 that works fine. I didn't expect the wireless keyboard to go worthless so soon. Is there a way to salvage this keyboard? The wireless mouse that came with this set works fine though. Is it better in the long run to have wired keyboard/mouse? My daughters and I enjoyed placing the wireless keyboard on lap while typing.
Iffat
Mattoon, IL

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4 or 5 years

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sounds about what I would expect for the life of a wireless keyboard that has has the typical medium amount of use. People eat and drink over both types of keyboards, so many don't even last that long!

Technology-age speaking - 4 years is ready for AARP Wink

I like my iMac's blue tooth wireless keyboard, but, face it, there is no such thing as a really great Apple mouse, wired or not.

I use and like my PC's Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard & mouse set. I am a heavy user so rechargeable batteries are appropriate or I would be buying batteries too often for it.

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Feeling like a genius

In reply to: 4 or 5 years

I replaced the wireless keyboard with a wired (used) one given by a friend. It worked. Then I opened the back of the wireless keyboard to see what's in there before I toss it in the trash can. There wasn't anything that I know anything about. So I touched the pads under the keys, pressed any pressable button, blowed the dust, closed it back, and hooked to see if the piece of junk works. IT DID! I have no eligibility for this claim, but I am feeling like a genius!
Iffat

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