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I am looking into buying a new mouse and keyboard combo. I define "combo" as in using one single USB port for both devices.

I strongly prefer to buy on Amazon, but I can live without.

Preferred Price range is $60 - $125 USD (~ £40 - £90), but I can be flexible.

Shared Requirements:

  • Wireless
  • Excellent battery performance (Ideally 18+ months)
  • No Bluetooth, unless the devices include a Bluetooth USB transmitter
  • Full/Regular Size (No "mini" or "travel" sizes)
  • Right-Handed
  • QWERTY
  • Not the Anker model 98ANWPSS-K1M1A (but can be similar)

Keyboard Requirements:

  • Full key set, which include dedicated1 numpad and function keys
  • Minimal+ media keys (such as Play, Pause, Stop, RW, FF) and volume control
  • Windows Key
  • Quiet

Keyboard Like to Haves:

  • OS Sleep key is nice
  • Shortcut to calculator is also nice
  • Flat Keys
  • Wrist bar
  • I am a programmer, so a dedicated1 Pause (Break) button is nice
  • I take screen shots, so a dedicated1 Print Screen button is also nice

Mouse Requirements/Preferences:

  • 5-button design
  • Mouse wheel includes the "left/right" clicks
  • Rubber thumb (preferred)
  • Laser preferred over optical, but not required
  • I use a mouse pad, so doesn't need any special tracking requirements

1 Without the use of a special function key.

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    Logitech has a great unifying software (so you can obtain them separately) – WELZ Mar 18 '18 at 22:04
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I decided to go with the Logitech® Wireless Wave Combo MK550.

Amazon list price: $54.00 Passed

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Here's how it compared to my requirements:

Shared Requirements:

  • Wireless Passed
  • Excellent battery performance (Ideally 18+ months) Passed
  • No Bluetooth, unless the devices include a Bluetooth USB transmitter Passed
  • Full/Regular Size (No "mini" or "travel" sizes) Passed
  • Right-Handed Passed
  • QWERTY Passed
  • Not the Anker model 98ANWPSS-K1M1A (but can be similar) Passed

Keyboard Requirements:

  • Full key set, which include dedicated1 numpad and function keys Passed
  • Minimal+ media keys (such as Play, Pause, Stop, RW, FF) and volume control Passed
  • Windows Key Passed
  • Quiet Disputed

Keyboard Like to Haves:

  • OS Sleep key is nice Passed
  • Shortcut to calculator is also nice Passed
  • Flat Keys Failed
  • Wrist bar Passed
  • I am a programmer, so a dedicated1 Pause (Break) button is nice Passed
  • I take screen shots, so a dedicated1 Print Screen button is also nice Passed

Mouse Requirements/Preferences:

  • 5-button design Passed
  • Mouse wheel includes the "left/right" clicks Passed
  • Rubber thumb (preferred) Passed
  • Laser preferred over optical, but not required Passed
  • I use a mouse pad, so doesn't need any special tracking requirements Passed
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