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What do you think of your wireless keyboard?

Asked by Dutchess_III (43086points) February 13th, 2012

I’m using now, for the first time, and I REALLY don’t like it, Sam I Am. Every so often the keys will just…quit typing. I’ll be typing along, and a letter will drop here and there, or it will just quit altogether. It’s driving me crazy.

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SpatzieLover's avatar

I’m not using one right now. When I do use it, I’m quite pleased with it.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I can’t stand them. Very flaky. You can never be sure whether your characters are going to get there properly. And they are subject to electronic interference.

And if your battery is getting low, forget it!!!

King_Pariah's avatar

I’m quite happy with mine, it works great.

john65pennington's avatar

I bought my GE wireless keyboard for $5.00 at Big Lots. It has worked perfectly for two years and three sets of batteries.

It was made in China and for once they made a good product.

john65pennington's avatar

Question: if I had bought my wireless keyboard in China, would it have typed in Chinese?

Dumb question, I know, but you never know, unless you ask.

YoBob's avatar

Well.. it’s not so bad until the battery runs out. However, I find having to change the batteries in my keyboard and mouse periodically to be a royal pain in the @$$.

Dutchess_III's avatar

We seem to have had nothing but trouble since we bought this new computer last week. Grrr.

@john65pennington the characters that a keyboard types a determined by what language you have your system set up with, I think, not the key board itself.

wilma's avatar

Right now I am using a Logitech K260. I like it very much. If it starts acting up I know that I need to change the battery. The battery in this one lasts a long time. I know I didn’t pay a lot for it. I bought it to replace a Dell keyboard and mouse that I got with my desktop. I’m not sure of that model, maybe M/N:Y-RBPDEL4. It was awful! I had to change the batteries about every 5 or 6 days! It was a real pain and it was hard to use as well as cranky.

Dutchess_III's avatar

That’s the first thing I did, was put in a new battery. It doesn’t seem to help.

serenityNOW's avatar

@Dutchess_III – Mac or PC? I use the Apple Wireless on my iMac, and I love it.
I don’t think it would work on a PC, but it’s just so damn lovely, and it came with the computer, so there’s that, too,
However, the battery thing is a bitch. I’m royally screwed if I don’t have spare batteries around; I don’t have a wired keyboard any more, so I’ve found myself emptying remote control and camera batteries, just to feed my little keyboard. Despite that, it’s one of those Apple things that work out-of-the-box.
Wish I could say that for the computer.

downtide's avatar

Ugh I hated mine too. I used it for about a week and then gave it away to a friend. Same issue, it seemed to just drop connection and miss what I was typing.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m about to kill it. I wonder what my husband paid for this stupid state of the art shit.

FutureMemory's avatar

Mine was really damn heavy, and since I had it on my lap often I inevitably dropped it a few times – the last time proving to be one time too many, as it stopped working.

I see them as expensive luxuries that don’t measure up.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I agree @FutureMemory . I really want to just throw it when it quits working.

Rarebear's avatar

I have one for my ipad and it work okay, but there is a lag. I didn’t get one for my computer for the very reason that you’re talking about.

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