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Hardware Thread, Long Range (9m) wireless keyboard/mouse in Technical; Originally Posted by Hightower I think you'll find that says 50m Extends the transmission distance of USB device to 50m ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I think you'll find that says 50m

    Extends the transmission distance of USB device to 50m via Cat5e cable

    I have one in the office, up to 50m. But then it goes on to say that low powered devices such as mice can be powered over more than 100m.


    Typo!! Sorry!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylewilliamson View Post
    Typo!! Sorry!!

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    Ah, fair play

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    Logitech Bluetooth bundles are in use in my place and seem to have good resutls, stick the bluetooth dongle up in the air (so up the classroom wall or on the ceiling) and they are fine. Just eat batteries, so Ikea value packs it is

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    You know, I remember reading this report on The Register many years ago (it's dated 2002... sheesh!) where it would appear that someone had the opposite problem... worth a read, it's funny! Put me off wireless keyboards for a while though

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I've managed to get to the internal batteries and I think I'll replace them.
    How did you get to the internal batteries, and did you find something to replace them with? The Gyration mouse in our IT suite seems to be loosing its ability to hold charge (after just over a year, I think), it'd be nice to be able to fix it rather than chuck it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    How did you get to the internal batteries, and did you find something to replace them with? The Gyration mouse in our IT suite seems to be loosing its ability to hold charge (after just over a year, I think), it'd be nice to be able to fix it rather than chuck it out.

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    The bit of the mouse that the palm rests on comes off by pushing in the little button on the front and the battery unit pulls out. I had to prise the lid off with a knife but it will glue back down (I hope). The batteries are three AAA size NI-MH tagged cells that you can get from CPC. I haven't got any yet as I want to make up a £50 order to save on carriage.

    I'll try and do it next week and I'll let you know how successfull it is.

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    Bluetooth is the way to go, you can get a max of 100m from a bluetooth device, and most standard devices go for 10m. I have a bluetooth headset for my office phone at school which will give a range of 30m (It's a VMX Office if anyone's interested).

    Not sure what the limited of Radio are, but that will give more interference if you have a wireless network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    The batteries are three AAA size NI-MH tagged cells that you can get from CPC.
    Ah, I'm about to put an order in with Maplin, I'll order some batteries while I'm at it.

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    Hmm, someone made the point about the wireless keyboards affecting their wireless. Is it really bad? I was going to get some of the keyboards with the mice built in for the teachers to pass around the classroom so the kids could interact with the board or for some of the classrooms that have been poorly laid out (not me!!). So it was only going to be used as and when, not as a permanent wired keyboard replacement.

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    We tried Keysonic Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard - Black 219x22x116mm - Ebuyer, as recommended above, but found our users didn't get on with either the touchpad or the "flat" nature of the laptop-style keyboard, so now we use Logitech Pro 2400 2.4Ghz Cordless Desktop - USB - OEM - Ebuyer

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