Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Looking for : Laser Mouse and keyboard

  1. Jul 11, 2008 #1


    User Avatar


    Knowing that i live in France (40 USD to import from USA which is expensive)
    I am currently looking for :

    1) A Laser mouse (around 25 - 50 euros)
    is this one good :
    Mouse : http://www.amazon.fr/Logitech-Laser...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1215797826&sr=1-1
    Mouse pad : http://www.amazon.fr/Hama-Tapis-sou...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1215800439&sr=1-1

    2) a Keyboard (around 75 euros)
    - Must be Qwerty (not easy to find here)
    - Backlight if possible
    I found one without backlight, but is it good ?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 12, 2008 #2
    Logitech are usually good. I couldn't understand what is the second item... is it a pad for the mouse? if it is, you probably don't need one. Laser mouse's don't need a pad.
    About the keyboard, I don't see what it's all about. Unless you use it a lot (and then you should buy ergonomic keyboard), any keyboard should satisfy you, at least as I see it...

    Anyhow, I couldn't read any details, I don't know French...
    Good luck.
  4. Jul 12, 2008 #3


    User Avatar

    1 ) That is the same mouse in amazon.com (in english)
    - i dont have a notebook, but it should work on a PC right ?
    - yes the second item is a pad, its because on my computer desk, the wood is wearing away, theres holes everywhere, not a very flat surface, and i prefer keeping some precision.

    2) that is the same keyboard in amazon.com
    - and i dont want a ergonic keyboard with keys that are not straight. I prefer staying with a keyboard where keys are all aligned XD

    can you tell me if the keyboard and mouse that i think i will be buying soon are good, i mean that i wont have any bad surprises ?
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 23, 2017
  5. Jul 12, 2008 #4
    It supposes to work on a PC too. Though, you should notice two things:
    1) It connects through a USB. Not a big deal, but I rather PS/2. The USB connection requires more process time. As I said, not a big deal, but I prefer to buy a USB-PS/2 transformer.
    2) I understand it a small mouse, which is why it's for notebooks. I don't think it'll be very comfort... But as you want.

    About the pad, you don't have to spend so much. What I do in such cases is just taking a small piece of carton or Bristol board, cover it with an old/used paper, and here you have! a shiny new pad.

    Keyboard - as I said before, keyboard is a keyboard is a keyboard (I hope this saying exist also in English), as long as you don't need a very comfort keyboard, I see no reason for hesitations.

    I've never tried this specific products, so I'm sorry, but I can't ensure there will be no bad surprises...
  6. Jul 12, 2008 #5


    User Avatar

    Its ok, i have a USB-PS/2 converter.
    but since u just told me the mouse was small, ill look for another one
    this one looks good :
    French : http://www.amazon.fr/Logitech-G5-So...4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1215886818&sr=1-4
    English : https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-NEW...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1215887024&sr=8-1

    For the mouse pad, i have already used Carton for 2 years, but every 2 weeks it gets dirty, and i have to change. For 8 euros, its worth it for me to buy a clean thing.

    For the keybaord, i was just wondering, if for about the same price : 35 euros, i could have something better.
    since i dont want to pay 40 euros transport taxes, i only have choice between those for QWerty keyboards :
    http://www.amazon.fr/clavier-qwerty...671&rh=n:13921051,k:Clavier qwerty,n:13910731
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 23, 2017
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook