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Old 12-22-2014, 10:12 PM
 
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I currently have a wireless keyboard/mouse that is getting on my nerves. It has been quirky since I installed it on my XP machine and didn't improve when I built my 8.1
A few times now it has completely frozen and unresponsive and caused me to shut down. Reseating the antenna and cable will get it going again.
I'm ready to go back to wires and since the MB has PS2 ports my thought is to utilize those and save the USB ports for something else.
It is a Logitech Wave and I like many of the customizable features. I don't game, but I do edit photos.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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USB is easily expandable, and I haven't seen a new PS2 device in many years.

I personally wouldn't mess with PS2.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Agreed. You may just have a bad setup. I have wireless devices all over my office and we never have these issues.

This is a great set:
Amazon.com: Anker ® CB310 Full-Size Ergonomic Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo for Desktop with Water-Resistant and whisper-quiet Keyboard Design: Computers & Accessories
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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It's an old/new, bought when Circuit City went out of business but I just started using it a couple of years ago. I went browsing at the local computer store and was told to check the batteries. I use NiMh.......or so I thought. While the mouse is rechargeable the keyboard had the original batteries fresh dated 10/2008 despite the fact the utility manager indicated good batteries. Duh
Charged a pair of NiMh for the keyboard and will see how it goes.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:45 PM
 
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PS2 is a dead interface in the consumer market. Personally I refuse to use a wireless keyboard or mouse, they never move from my desk so why introduce the battery cost or failure points.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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If your keyboard and computer both support PS2, by all means, use it. Most good keyboards support PS2. For a mouse, it doesn't really matter.

The reality is that most new computers don't have PS2 ports anymore. So, in that case, you use USB (which all modern keyboards and mice support).

I've yet to see a good wireless keyboard.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:10 PM
 
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PS2 is a dead interface in the consumer market. Personally I refuse to use a wireless keyboard or mouse, they never move from my desk so why introduce the battery cost or failure points.
I've been able to find a adequate selection of PS2 keyboards/ mice on the internet. Dead interface? An overstatement. Not widely used? Agreed.
I also agree with your reasoning. I'm not using the keyboard/mouse on different machines, so I have no issue with cords.
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If your keyboard and computer both support PS2, by all means, use it. Most good keyboards support PS2. For a mouse, it doesn't really matter.

The reality is that most new computers don't have PS2 ports anymore. So, in that case, you use USB (which all modern keyboards and mice support).

I've yet to see a good wireless keyboard.
My new MB actually supports PS2 which is why I'm exploring the option. I feel if the resource is there, use it and save the other resource for something else.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:58 AM
 
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I've been able to find a adequate selection of PS2 keyboards/ mice on the internet. Dead interface? An overstatement.
Not at all, Read my post again, then find me a new consumer PC that has PS2 ports, they are more rare than LPT and com ports. And I never said anything about the accessory market. You can still buy IDE hard drives but you won't find a consumer PC that has an interface to use them.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:22 AM
 
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Not at all, Read my post again, then find me a new consumer PC that has PS2 ports, they are more rare than LPT and com ports. And I never said anything about the accessory market. You can still buy IDE hard drives but you won't find a consumer PC that has an interface to use them.
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Haswell, Windows 8.1, and PS/2 ports for both, keyboard and mouse.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:31 AM
 
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Haswell, Windows 8.1, and PS/2 ports for both, keyboard and mouse.
I must be missing it, I see no mention of PS2 in the description, and as you'll note I said rare, not non existent.
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