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Old 12-05-2005, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is a wireless mouse and keyboard good for gaming? I'm not a real hardcore gamer, i only play games like medal of honor, and RTS games, call of duty, etc.

so will i notice a lag or anything for my type of gaming?
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont see why you should. there built for having no lag... I think. Unless your half way across the room playing the computer, you should be fine.
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sorry to burst the bubble boys. Wireless equipment is renound for it's lag in performance. Get yourself a wired mouse. If you want a gaming mouse, expect to spend around 40+ dollars. Wireless has a very noticable delay, but it does improve as you spend more and more money.

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Don't be so sure, learning is relative .

Today's high-end wireless equipment, like the MX1000, and a few keyboards, are made for gaming. Some people claim to feel lag, but I don't know how you can sense a 1/1000th of a second lag, I just don't.

Granted the MX1000 costs $50, and a keyboard would cost around there also, but don't say that all wireless is laggy.
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Hahah i just buy ones with long wires. I dont mind, and its alot easier on your wallet.
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Yea, I don't mind wires either. I have the MX518 myself and I love it.

But the difference between wireless and wired is like LCDs and CRTs. You can't notice ghosting on a 4-8ms LCD, just like you can't notice lag on a wireless mouse/keyboard.
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Yes, this is a mixed subject. Some people with quality wireless dont notice any issues gaming , whereas some people swear that wired is still the only way to go. I guess you could get the mx1000 and let us know. Or just get a mx518 and be sure about it. I personaly dont have any issues with the wire at the end of my Mx510.
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I would get the MX1000 if I could afford it (I can obviously afford it, but no use in spending an extra $20 when the MX518 is excellent on its own).

You can do a 10-min speedcharge on the MX1000 that lasts for a whole day of gaming, lol.
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