With a shiny new PC and display, I completed the upgrade with a new keyboard and mouse. I still have the old PC so that stays paired with my wired Logitech keyboard (with rubbed-off A and W keys thanks to 3 years of FPS shooters) and MX 518 Optical Gaming mouse. For the new system, I wanted a wireless setup for a potential media center setup so I splashed out again and went for a Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard and Logitech MX Revolution Cordless Laser mouse:
Both these peripherals took a bit of getting used to: the dinovo is flatter with lower keys than a regular keyboard, and the mouse is heavier than I was used to, but its microgear scroll wheel is a revelation: I don’t know how I got by without it before.
I recently bought a Logitech Harmony One universal remote to replace my aging Marantz RC2000 Mk2. It’s a bit pricey, but I’d recommend it nonetheless.
Setup is easy – took me about half an hour set it up to control my TV, amp, CD player, XBox, and Virgin V+ cable box. The Marantz couldn’t handle the V+ so I was well pleased that the Harmony One could.
I’m now down to two remotes – the Harmony One and a Sony BD Remote (Bluetooth) for the PlayStation 3.