I got a Corsair mechanical keyboard recently, £100+ but very good, would recommend it if you want a long lasting keyboard. I miss the programmable keys though, that's the only downside.
I have a Razer mouse which is very good but I don't like the way they do their drivers and wouldn't buy it again on the back of that (which sounds a bit extreme but the point is you're shelling out a fortune for a mouse yet they insist on having you be online to be able to connect to their stupid profile 'cloud' to store your mouse profile and they have ridiculously bloated driver software that eats up 50-100MB+ of memory (for doing something that should take less than a meg of memory) - actually they did sort the bloatware drivers out and I think they've changed the 'policy' on having to be online now, but still, bit wary).
The Logitech mouse you have above I had one of those, MX300 I think it was from memory but may be wrong, was 5-10yrs ago now, and it went bad, I think at the time I swore I wouldn't buy another Logitech mouse after that experience (it was only just outside warranty when it failed which was annoying).
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No way are you joking?! That is exactly my setup!
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Screenshot (well, photo) or it never happened (click for full size, bit blurry, hope there's nothing too incriminating there on my desk, TGT calendar was still on April oops... ):
Madness! Great keyboard though, the mouse is great as well although like I said above I don't like the fact that at one point they made you install driver software that ran 24/7 at 100MB memory. I suppose I take back what I said above because they did have a change of heart and make available less resource hungry drivers (which seem to be running at less than 5MB at the moment).
But the keyboard... really love the keyboard (hell you have to since it cost over £100!), although it is very 'clickety clack'... which I suppose I should have known since I did do quite a bit of research into the various mechanical switch 'levels' (green/blue/red/black etc). I went for the blue cherry switches which are the loudest I think and supposedly the most tactile (I think?), and they are certainly that. It is quite nice when you get stuck into typing in full flow with teh noise although I thnk it would be a nightmare in an office scenario, you would get banned from the office I think with the noise!
If I had another chance I would probably go with the red cherry switches, I think they're similar to blue but not quite so full on (actually maybe I'm thinking of brown switches? red are a lot more silent I think, better for gaming tourneys etc?).
This is the kind of bumph I read up on when deciding which switch to go for:
An introduction to Cherry MX mechanical switches | The Keyboard Company
I do kind of regret a few things as well about the keyboard:
- LED lights - don't really need them but they do look very pimpy.
- Extra free keys - you get a bag of keys but I don't think I'll ever use them to be honest, supposed to be for gamers for the wasd/123 etc keys that get a lot of abuse during gaming.
- Lack of programmability - there are some basic media buttons but other than that there's no programmable keys, I really miss having a button to hit to open up 'calc', same for my matched betting spreadsheets, used to have one key programmed for each, plus a few other keys programmed for various other things (putty, ms money, erm, something else, oh web browser).
I'm with you on the wired vs wireless thing though - coincidentally I've just had a wireles mouse go haywire on me in another room and no idea why... - but yes wired over wireless every day. The wireless 'kit' I have is quite sweet to use actually, but it was just to unreliable for full time hardcore use, found myself hitting keys and them not registering quite often (not to mention the fact they use batteries... meh). IF you're after a wireless setup though this is the one I had, it is very very nice to use:
mmm never mind I don't think they do them any more, it's the MS Wireless 6000 Keyboard and Mouse combo, here's the mouse:
Lovely mouse though.