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Wireless Keyboards

Does CNet have reviews on wireless keyboards with a range of 20+ ft? I looked at the reviews but it is overwhelming and it doesn't have a category to refine reviews based on wireless range. Please advise!

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You can extend this by...

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Looking for BLUETOOTH keyboards. I've found 10 or so foot USB extender cables that you could use to move the bluetooth dongle closer to your position.

Remember that such a distance requires more RF power and since it's battery powered the device would eat batteries and soon suffer bad reviews.

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Wired Keyboard?

In reply to: You can extend this by...

We have placed a 42" flat screen in the bdrm - the computer is on the same wall about 3'ft away and connected with the HDTV cable - the room is about 19'X20' - so I will have to use a wired keyboard with an extended keyboard cable? - if this is the case, do I have to buy a specific grade of keyboard extension cable or are they all about the same?

Thanks for the previous SPEEDY reply

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In reply to: Sorry.

I failed to reveal - I HAVEN'T A CLUE WHAT I AM DOING! - I just want to sit in bed and play a few sissy-la-la games and GOOGLE for information while the husband blares the rock-em, sock-em, bloody, gutty movies in his command and control center in the loft - my knowledge is basically point and click - Bluetooth - I have heard of it - but my cell phone rings and dials - too much gadgetry I don't care to explore - hope I haven't irritated you - my computer knowledge is limited - although I was considering an online course for A+ Certification - something I could do while I sit on the bed and use the computer - I hope you are chuckling - I am glad I can't see you shaking your head


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Catch up time.

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There are 2 major interfaces for keyboards and mice.

1. PS/2 (not that game console.) Read
2. USB.

You have to know which is used on your PC. I supplied a product that extends up to 250 feet for the PS/2 devices.

Here's a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse and dongle package ->

While they note 30 feet that's rather optimistic so I'd put the little bluetooth module closer with some USB extension cable like this one ->

Hope this shows your possible solutions more clearly.

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In reply to: Catch up time.

of your reply is good information - you have provided me direction and I am pretty sure I can follow

thank you


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