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wireless keyboards

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 08:00:30AM -0500, Matthew Gillen wrote:
> >> On 1/19/2011 6:15 PM, Tom Metro wrote:
> >>> Tom Martinson wrote:
> >>>> ...and it has to have a cord, no wireless.
> >>>
> >>> What's the consensus on wireless vs. wired keyboards?
> I can't bring myself to use a wireless keyboard.  I just don't like the 
> idea of broadcasting my passwords out to anyone within listening 
> distance.  Wireless mice don't bother me so much; there is only one site 
> I use that uses a clicky password, and even then you have the option of 
> using the keyboard or clicking on the numbers.
> I can see a use case for wireless keyboards as a MythTV remote, but 
> that's a particular use case where passwords are not typically needed.

I use a wireless keyboard as my second MythTV remote. (The first
is a fairly generic universal, which gets most of the use.)

As it happens, the wireless mechanism is infrared. This is bad
in the sense that the keyboard needs a relatively clear line of
sight to the receiver, and good in the sense that anyone who
wants to listen in on the passwords I type will need to be in
that line of sight.


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