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Do I need to have a keyboard and mouse.


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#1 1up2down

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:01 AM

I am thinking about buying a computer case that will allow me to use my spare computer next to my TV in the living room, only I am a little confused and would like some advice before buying one.
Firstly, I cannot see what use a keyboard and mouse are if you are sitting on the other side of the room, but I am under the impression that a computer has to have a keyboard at least. Is this true?
Secondly, I see some cases come with a remote control. What exactly does the remote control do? Is it used to replace the keyboard and mouse?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:00 PM

Hi, Think wireless keyboard and mouse.

My main computer sits next to the TV which it uses as a display and I sit in the easy chair using a wireless keyboard that has a built-in touchpad.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:29 PM

Its kind of hard to do much more then file serve without a keyboard and mouse. What are you planning on using it for?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:20 PM

I use something similar to this http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=38&Code=57Y6678&category-id=E9ADAEB6787146E29B78400A33E7FE8A&hide_menu_area=yes for my HTPC. Nt recommending it, just saying its what I use.

The IR remotes you find for computers usually control playback functions and can be quite limited depending on model.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

Sorry I was called away for a while, but many thanks for all your response while I was gone.
The computer will only really be getting used for playing games and videos on.
However, I was wondering, if I did have a wireless keyboard and mouse, could I just get away with plugging in the receiver part of it, or would I have to have the keyboard actually switched on. It would certainly look better that way, and save on the keyboard batteries too.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:39 PM

I use something similar to this http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=38&Code=57Y6678&category-id=E9ADAEB6787146E29B78400A33E7FE8A&hide_menu_area=yes for my HTPC. Nt recommending it, just saying its what I use.

The IR remotes you find for computers usually control playback functions and can be quite limited depending on model.


Yes, this looks like a very good idea. How easy is it to use the mouse on it. I will deinitely be looking into it further

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:02 AM

I would expect that you would need to set it up first. Plug in the receiver, power up the keyboard and mouse and let the computer set them up.

Then no problem. I will be using the computer, the batteries die in the mouse or keyboard. No warning since I didn't load the monitoring software. I replace the batteries and continue what I was doing.

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