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What Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Do You Recommend?

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I have three monitors and one large surface, thanks to Eyefinity by AMD. I have these screens connected to a new AMD computer system, which was sent to me by AMD as well. I will be reviewing that system at a later date, so stay tuned for it.

As I set up this new system on the live stream, I realized I didn’t have the right keyboard and mouse to use with it. Sure, I have several keyboards and mice lying around. However, they all have cords attached to them. I prefer wireless systems, so I went shopping. I picked up this Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop set for just about seventeen bucks. It looks great, and works well enough for what I need to accomplish. It looks nice with the monitors, since this set is black. Both components have all of the buttons I need, so what more could I ask for?

I will upgrade the mouse and keyboard combo if I find the right one. This is where YOU come in. What set do you recommend? What do you use? Why do you love it? Leave a follow-up comment to this video. Better yet… leave a video response (if you can) showing off your desktop setup.

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Steve Wozniak Loves his Google Phone

Apparently, the Woz has jumped ship! He may still have his iPhone, but he told a news show today that he loves his new Google Nexus One! The Apple co-founder calls it his favorite gadget. Does this come as a surprise to anyone? Are you shocked that he would say such a thing… in public?

It doesn’t shock me in the least that Woz would say such a thing. He has openly criticized Apple in the past when he didn’t agree with something they were doing. He griped that the first-gen iPhone should have included 3G support when it shipped. He also claims that the phone should be more open to developers. While he didn’t call the Google phone by name during the recent interview, it’s easy to figure out that’s what he meant. Woz stated: “Well, it’s the latest one. It’s a non-Apple product, but it’s a gadget that just came out yesterday.”. At that time, the Google Nexus One phone was just one day old. I couldn’t find any other important pieces of tech that were released the same day, can you?

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Which is Better: A Microsoft or Logitech Mouse?

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I’ve been very happy with my Apple’s Mighty Mouse for awhile now. Before this, I had been happy with Microsoft’s line for years. When I began having trouble with the wireless mouse that came with my HP TouchSmart, I went shopping. I picked up the new Microsoft Arc Mouse. I really like this thing.

The mouse folds down to 60% of its normal size using the strong metal hinge. Folding the mouse closed automatically turns it off. It has customizable buttons, so you can enjoy your music or access your documents with just one click. There’s also a snap-in receiver… plug it into a USB port on your machine to use the mouse, and snap it back into the mouse to preserve battery life when you’re finished.

I know you’re probably thinking that the Arc just looks funny. Who would have thought that the mouse having an arch the way it does would be comfortable? It truly is, though. It forces your hand to arc naturally, and it just seems to fit. I was wary about this, to be sure. But it really just works. My pinky and ring-finger seem to just settle comfortably to the side, and it makes for a good experience.

The Arc works really well precision-wise. I never used to use the side buttons on a Microsoft mouse, because they always felt they got in my way. This one is designed a bit better with the way they integrated their side buttons.

If I have one drawback, it’s that the mouse is almost too curved. It feels good, but I think if I had to use it all the time, it may just drive me nuts. It won’t be my primary mouse though. My hand is either too small, or the Arc just arches too much compared to my usual Mighty Mouse.

There’s no way I could ever go back to a corded mouse. Cords are so yesterday – they’re just blah! Wireless USB is coming, seriously! It’s not quite there yet, but it will be.

The Microsoft Arc seems to be a good mouse, and will work well for what I need it to. It looks cool, and works well. I know a lot of people like Logitech mice, but I tend to avoid them. I don’t like their software, it just sucks. Microsoft’s software is ok with their hardware. But Logitech software with Logitech hardware is just… yeah. We’ll save that for another day.

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