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miesnerd
August 15th, 2009, 11:05 PM
So I'm looking to upgrade soon. My mouse doesnt work great (missing bottom piece of plastic that keeps the batteries in) and my keyboard is old, loud, wired, and dirty. I went to best buy to, of course, try but never buy, and LOVED the Logitech MX5500 but in my searches online, have found that many things dont work too well with ubuntu/linux in general.

Hence, I am looking for suggestions.

What I want
-bluetooth preferably
-rechargeable mouse
- black color (preferably)
-if possible, not MS brand. (F them, F them all)
-In the $100- $150 price range

Because of this, the MX5500 has the features I want, but lacks linux friendliness. Support for Ubuntu is necessary, and support for most linux distros is idea.
Recommend away!

LOL, true to form, as I typed this my MS brand mouse stopped working. "Proof" that they are evil and working against me.

miesnerd
August 17th, 2009, 06:39 PM
bumping this, as i think i posted it at an odd time and it fell down before anyone could reply.

gamerchick02
August 17th, 2009, 07:04 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Microsoft does make some of the best keyboards and mice out there. I have a laptop mouse I use "on the go" and there are no issues with it hooking up to USB. Same with my old-school "natural" keyboard. *shrug*

I have no clue about Bluetooth; that might be the issue with the mice/keyboards "not working".

I've found two Logitech sets here (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard_mice_combos/devices/164&cl=us,en) and here (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard_mice_combos/devices/3481&cl=us,en). They have Bluetooth and USB.

Good luck.

miesnerd
August 17th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Microsoft does make some of the best keyboards and mice out there. I have a laptop mouse I use "on the go" and there are no issues with it hooking up to USB. Same with my old-school "natural" keyboard. *shrug*

I have no clue about Bluetooth; that might be the issue with the mice/keyboards "not working".

I've found two Logitech sets here (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard_mice_combos/devices/164&cl=us,en) and here (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard_mice_combos/devices/3481&cl=us,en). They have Bluetooth and USB.

Good luck.

I know what you're saying. My mouse @ home is MS made. This is one of the few areas, that for me, its not about performance. Its about, well, F you MS.
That second linked laptop/keyboard combo you listed is the one i wanted. Its listed at 169, but i found it for under $100 online. THinking that due to the lack of responses, I might just just go ahead and get that one.