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    hi, i dont know if anyone can help...i'm looking to buy a wirless keyboard and mouse for the first time, can anyone recommend me a good one to buy...

    if possible, i'm after one where the computer can be switched on via the keyboard or mouse (or isn't that possible?...i havn't a clue)

    price range - £30/£40

    anyway can anyone help?

    Thanks

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    logitech wireless keyboard and laser mouse
    £37.99
    brilliant
    click and collect in store

    Original Poster

    sharonwai;2947749

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccggadefdlgmfelcflgceggdhhmdgmj.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=119560&category_oid=logitech wireless keyboard and laser mouse£37.99brilliantclick and collect in store



    now that looks nice...but can it switch on the computer from the keyboard?

    killabyte;2947758

    now that looks nice...but can it switch on the computer from the keyboard?



    i think there is button there but i never try it before ,

    killabyte;2947758

    now that looks nice...but can it switch on the computer from the keyboard?



    don't forget quidco
    i think its 5%

    Original Poster

    sharonwai;2947823

    i think there is button there but i never try it before ,



    you have one of these?

    killabyte;2947836

    you have one of these?



    yes


    im gonna try the button now

    it does turn it off to stand by

    cant turn it on if pc is completely off or maybe because mine is not set to do that.
    hey if dont work take it back for a refund

    Original Poster

    cheers for the help guys...but i definately need one with an ON button on the keyboard

    i messed with this for a while with htpc setups but didn't have much success, problem is in off mode, power is cut off to the usb ports which most wireless dongles plug into.
    I have a few boards which will wake up from ps2 keyboards so they would probably be your best bet, make sure your mainboard bios supports this feature though

    I've just ordered one, not arrived yet, quite cheap and under your budget:
    kikatek.com/pro…676

    Don't know if you can switch the PC on with the keyboard well.

    killabyte;2947758

    ...but can it switch on the computer from the keyboard?

    If your motherboard supports it, you can set your system to switch on by keyboard/mouse in the BIOS. Not sure it works with a wireless keyboard/mouse though - someone with a wireless keyboard & supported motherboard can try it out & let us know.

    Three of the motherboards I've owned had/have this feature - I prefer to start by mouse click. But I notice if I disconnect my computer at the mains (end of the day), reconnect it (the next day) & then try to start by mouse it doesn't work.

    Original Poster

    thanks for the help guys....but after doing some research i have found out that the wirless keyboard and mouse cannot switch on a computer..."this technology isn't out yet" someone had said to me...so looks like i will jus need a good quaility wirless keyboard and mouse which works with a dell...

    Original Poster

    going to buy a wireless keyboard and mouse 2morrow, i'm thinking that this logitech would be perfect but does anyone have any bad experiance with this keyboard/company

    Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave

    Banned

    Go for the MX3200 at Dell, I just got it...it's currently 40% off so a real bargain at £35....PC world will even 110% price match it

    are wireless keyboards over bluetooth?

    M19C;3038314

    are wireless keyboards over bluetooth?



    some are but not most, it will say if it is usually the BT ones are quite dear
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