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Oh-No! More NUC

The Logitech Unifying USB module (dongle) may be the culprit in my NUC freeze up problems. I have moved the tiny module away from the computer and the through-the-case USB ports using a USB extension cable. I have done this with both of my NUC computers.

I do not know the actual cause of issues within the Logitech module. Internet speculations suggest it may be some harmonic problem with the new higher speed USB3 ports now in common use on most all PC’s. Logitech Unifying Transceivers were designed when USB2 was standard.  But this suggestion is speculation.

What happens and is most important, is if moving the modules away […] Continue reading » Oh-No! More NUC

Keeping on Key

Just received my new keyboard for the MAC-mini.  My first keyboard started fading in and out of consciousness. It was a Bluetooth running on dry battery. I put in new batteries and it made no difference.

I started thinking it might have something damaged from the lightning strike. All the electronics around it were damaged, needing replaced. I cannot prove it was lighting as it has (had) no physical connection to any of the devices. Just Bluetooth radio.

The new keyboard is a Logitech MX KEYS for MAC. Yeah, that’s what it is called. It’s also Bluetooth and is working perfectly. The MAC-mini is brand new […] Continue reading » Keeping on Key

All Keyed Up

I have done some research on wireless keyboards. The NUC computer has Bluetooth (BT) built in. But there are two major types and one minor type of wireless keyboards. The BT and the 2.4 GHz (using a USB dongle) are the most prevalent. There is another for gamers that uses a light wave transceiver. It’s hyped to be the best wireless for gamers who get to pay 2x to 3x for everything.

My focus is on the BT and 2.4 GHz systems. I am not intending to be 30 feet away from the computer to use the keyboard. Range is not a factor. Lag and dropouts are factors of concern.

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