I have an HTPC that I use as a Steambox with Xbox controllers and for that purpose it works great.
My keyboard, however, is a problem.
I'm using an older Logitech PS3 Mediaboard Pro
with a USB bluetooth dongle and the range is terrible. My couch is only about 10 feet away from the computer and there is an LCD TV blocking line of sight, but I effectively can't sit on the couch and use the keyboard. It will only register some keypresses at not others. For all intents and purposes, I have to be standing at the TV to use the keyboard.
I don't intend to do WASD or FPS gaming on a wireless keyboard. This would be for stuff like password entry or the occasional strategy game.
So what I'm looking for is either:
1) A replacement wireless keyboard with an integrated touchpad that people have been able to do use reliably at a 10-foot distance.
2) A reliable way to extend the range of a Bluetooth peripheral to 10 feet. (A better Bluetooth dongle, perhaps?)
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