Wireless Keyboard & Mouse -- 30 foot range ?

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tailoreddigitalCommented:
Those will work at 30ft.    I have the K400 and K800.   I find that they work fine at 30ft, unobstructed.      They really get inconsistent beyond the specified 33ft listed in the specs.

I also have an assortment of Logitech mice.   The cheaper mice (under $40) tend to have weak range (under 20ft).    I primarily use the "Anywhere " mouse and it has about the same range as the keyboards.    The M560 and M525 also have about that same range.   The "older" version of the Anywhere mouse is one of the best all-around mice i've used (20+ years)
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
On my HTPC I use a Gyration wireless keyboard and mouse combo that works exceptionally well at ranges well beyond 30 feet -- the max distance in our large family/breakfast/kitchen area is about 50' and that's no problem at all.    And the "air mouse" is really nice -- no need for a surface to move it around on.

http://www.gyration.com/products/air-mouse-elite-with-low-profile-keyboard

If you want a more traditional (and less expensive) alternative, any of the Logitech wireless desktop packages will work at 30' as long as they have a direct line-of-sight to the receiver.    What I usually do when someone wants to use these is use a small USB extension cable so the receiver can be mounted where it has the best line-of-sight to the keyboard and mouse.    In an HTPC environment, this usually means getting it above the TV, or perhaps outside of a cabinet door.
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