Recommendation for Keyboard & Mouse

WLM21
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I've had a Logitech K120 wired keyboard for many many years, but it seems to be slowing down now .. there is sometimes a delay when I type.

I also have a wired HP mouse, which is also on its last legs .. for some reason the cursor keeps changing, from the normal arrow to a wheel or a differently shaped arrow despite me not doing anything .. at least not intentionally.

I think it's time to replace both.

I don't play any games, so don't need anything super fast, but fancy something decent.

I happened to be in Sainsbury's today and saw their offering, which would be easy to buy, but i am just wondering whether there are any better deals online. I'm getting old, so perhaps don't know what modern keyboards can do .. hence my question

Link is .. https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/trust-ody-wireless-combo

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  • Emmia
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    Personally I love my  Logitech wireless/bluetooth keyboard and have a ThinkPad mouse - neither are cheap, but given how much time you spend using them I think it's worth investing.

    Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Windows, Apple android or Chrome, Wireless 2.4GHz and Bluetooth, Quiet, PC/Mac/Laptop/Smartphone/Tablet, QWERTY UK Layout - Dark Grey/White https://amzn.eu/d/gLrO99Y

    ThinkPad Bluetooth Silent Mouse https://amzn.eu/d/dmTfB3V
  • On-the-coast
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    edited 15 January at 9:12PM
    if your're worried about things sometimes slowing down then avoid wireless keyboards and mice. 
    The only reason imo for wireless keyboards/mice is if you want to operate your PC from a distance.
    i don't think you can beat wires.... as longs as you don't find the look of the cables offensive.  
    Wires are less trouble and cheaper.  A cheap logitech keyboard is hard to beat (unless you're in to mechanical response time in gaming).
    BTW I'm writing this on a logitech K120.   i usually buy 2 at time, and keep them until i give one away or spill a sugary drink over one... they are good and cheap (and could be considered as consumables).
    I used a wireless mouse keyboard combo logitech MK270 for a while.... but grew tired of its very ocasional dropouts.
  • elsien
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    I’m not a fan of wireless either. Batteries always seem to go just at the wrong time, or stick with a long row of the same letter in whatever document it is you’re trying to type.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Emmia
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    elsien said:
    I’m not a fan of wireless either. Batteries always seem to go just at the wrong time, or stick with a long row of the same letter in whatever document it is you’re trying to type.
    The batteries in my keyboard have been going for nearly 4 years with regular use, no lag or difficulties with stuck keys.

    The mouse battery lasts about 9 months, and it's easy to know when to recharge or swap as there's a little red light.


    Neither of the ones I've linked to are cheap though, perhaps cheap ones have these issues??
  • elsien
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    edited 15 January at 9:30PM
    Provided by work so definitely the cheaper end of the spectrum. No light to show when the battery is running down.
    I’ve got replacement second hand wired versions off a local free site and I’m much happier with them.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • WLM21
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    OP here, thank you for your replies.

    yes, i think I'll avoid wireless .. had one before and it often caused problems
  • mebu60
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    I'm still running an ancient Logitech M310 wireless mouse which has been absolutely fine.

    Splashed out last year on a Logitech MX Keys wireless keyboard. Wasn't cheap but have been very impressed. 
  • cerebus
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    Op is it definitely your keyboard / mouse playing up? 

    Your symptoms suggest it's your pc not the keyboard/mouse , I've personally never known a keyboard slow down rather the pc trying to play catch up cause the ram has run out!

    Have you tried the keyboard/mouse in another laptop/pc?
  • RumRat
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    Certainly some wireless mouse bashing going on.....I use the wireless Logitech MX Master 3, It's USB rechargeable and can be used while recharging. No lag and no wires getting in the way and plenty of functionality. 
    As for keyboards I have wireless Logitech K 360 that I've had for a few years and it's never let me down. Batteries last about 2.5 years and that's using it daily.
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  • Cisco001
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    edited 16 January at 2:45PM
    If you are right handed, Logitech MK345.

    Or Logitech MK270 if you want something cheap.

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