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    i saw this deal on ebay after searching for some small devices for my future system:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=3666


    looks good and cheap too! The thing i dont like though are the mouse buttons being on oppisite side of the keyboard. Just passing on a nice deal ......

  • #2
    oops, i meant to put this in the input device forum...can a mod move this?

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    • #3
      One thing to remember is Infra Red is line of sight. So you may have to aim the keyboard towards the receiver.
      What im curently listening to.
      My complete carpc setup

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      • #4
        I have a keyboard very similar to this. Not this model exactly, but approximately same locations of mouse stuff.

        I have to say, the left side is the right spot for the mouse buttons. When working the mouse you end up holding the thing like a giant controller. All fingers but thumbs on the underside. Right thumb on cursor, left thumb on buttons.

        It is IR, but with proper positioning of a receiver aiming it shouldn't be a problem.

        Nice price at $23 shipped each.

        I wonder if it's PS2 or USB. You can get a USB model for $70 at http://www.usbstuff.com/keybrds.html. Or get a PS2->USB adapter for $25 at the same site.
        Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
        Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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        • #5
          I have had one of those (diff manufacturer and in black) in the car for a while now. I don't like the mouse control at all as its pressure sensitive and a real pain to accurately position on a 5.6inch screen. Its not bad as a keyboard though as the reciever is located on my centre dash and picks up when I am standing at the back of the car.

          The one I have is ps2 and comes with 1.8m cables which I have further extended with 5m cables so that I could fix it in the front of the car.

          HTH
          My CarPC install piccies http://www.celica-club.co.uk/cgi-bin...at=561&thumb=1

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