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Does this exist....(keyboard)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by THT, 9 Mar 2006.

  1. THT

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Mar 2004

    Posts: 998

    I am looking for a wireless keyboard.... sounds easy so far right....

    BUT!

    I dont want any multimedia buttons, windows media center (learn to spell americans ;) ) remote or any other weird stuff.

    I just want a basic keyboard so i can type.

    Does such a thing exist?

    THT
     
  2. Tomsk

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,224

    Location: Overground, underground..

    I believe these guys might have what you're looking for
     
  3. THT

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Mar 2004

    Posts: 998

    Im not looking for somewhere to buy one... just if they exist and possible a manufacturer like logitech, or cherry

    None of those match my spec... and i checked there first
     
  4. BigDom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2002

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    Location: Birmingham

    essentially your looking for a Cordless Saitek Eclipse aren't you? (without the backlight).
     
  5. ste_bla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Aug 2004

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    Location: Milton Keynes

    There was a "technika" wireless keyboard which looked very basic (ie no extra buttons) from my local supermarket and was something redicilous like £8.99 might be worth a look
     
  6. THT

    Hitman

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    yeah - does a cordeless version exist?

    and ste_bla - waht supermaket?
     
  7. BigDom

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Birmingham

    Logitech UltraX™ Media Desktop - OEM (KB-065-LG)

    Looks like what you want. Get a mouse too but of course don't have to use it.
     
  8. Datamonkey

    Soldato

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    Location: Kempston - Bedfordshire

    lol

    Guys read the op's question,

    He just wants a plain keyboard, qwertyuiop and thats it.


    No media this, or media that.


    I dont know of one though :(
     
  9. BigDom

    Wise Guy

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    The only non-plain bit on that keyboard ( from what I could see ) is a small circular arrow thing in one corner... VERY VERY few keyboards have absolutely no addon buttons. Yes it's called Media but looking at the picture it's not got the normal plethora of media related buttongs.
     
  10. Le Samourai

    Wise Guy

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    Location: B/island, Haggish County

    What about the Apple Bluetooth keyboard?

    There's only a few buttons for volume adjustment (and they look like all the other keys) and it's got a good typing action.

    Not 100% sure about bluetooth compatibility though... would need research.
     
  11. Datamonkey

    Soldato

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    It does, it has play, pause, fast foward, rewind, ,mute and volume controls i had one ;)

    Tis a tough request though as ya said these days, every keyboard i have seen has some add on stuff of some sorts.
     
  12. THT

    Hitman

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    yeah ive seen the apple one... just dunno if they work with xp
     
  13. Datamonkey

    Soldato

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    apple bluetooth is a good un, but that would be an arse to setup.

    it doesnt even work on the mac until its in the os.

    So you would have to have a wired keyboard to get it all setup then switch over to the bluetooth, guess that would still be possible if the op doesnt mind doing that.


    Can couch for the mac keyboard, its very nice to type on, have the wired version here at work
     
  14. BigDom

    Wise Guy

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    hehe well they're in a nice neat bit in the corner - gives the appearance of plain :)
     
  15. Vegeta

    Soldato

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    I've got the logitech ultra x wireless one, only has some media buttons on the top right (play/pay, forward/rewing, +vol - vol and mute)
    It also have a sort of shift key for the F buttons that can launch applications upon shift then one of the f buttons, still closest wireless thing to a normal keyboard, buttons are like a latops n all beautiful thing.
     
  16. DaveBennett

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

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    Location: Sunny Brighton

    May I ask why you dont want all the media buttons? If you dont need them then dont use them tbh, imho I think you would be better off getting a media one, and just not using the media buttons :S
     
  17. THT

    Hitman

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    because i wouldnt use them and think they look ugly
     
  18. flyborg

    Associate

    Joined: 13 Sep 2005

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    Location: London

    Hi
    I have been using the apple bluetooth keyboard with xp for a couple of years now. handy for when on the sofa watching films etc. It does take a bit of patience pairing it up. You also have to turn the keyboard off before shutting down windows or there can be issues.
    good luck.