[SOLVED] Mouse and keyboard extensions

Chance1525

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So I am wanting to move my mouse and keyboard to a TV stand that is behind me. So I can have more room on my desk to get a monitor mount and a arm for my mic. I really don't want to put my pc on a carpeted ground or remove some of my leg space from a already limited area.Both my mouse and keyboard are wired and my keyboard uses two usb ports and my mouse is a Mamba Hyperflux so in order to be wireless it uses a charging mouse pad that I can't keep off for more than 5 seconds. I was wondering if there is a good efficient way to extend the wires. Like for example get a USB hub and a usb extender for it or just get USB extenders for each device and cut out the USB hub. I'm trying to eliminate latency as much as possible.
 

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The PC will be behind me not the mouse and keyboard sorry for any confusion. Also the desk I have is quite small and I have a phanteks p600s case which is rather large so I was wondering if I could just get the pc away from me entirely and still have the pc as a kind of eye catcher in my room instead of underneath my desk. Another thing is I would say the distance to run the usb cables is roughly 20ft I haven’t measured it out exactly. I haven’t had time to do much research on usb hubs so I was wondering if they kind of worked liked switches do in networking and rekindle the strength of the input and I could just go with a hub and a single usb extension if I needed to. Or would it be better to just go with individual USB extenders. Also is there any history of USB hubs having “misfires” on keystrokes and mouse clicks from too much input? I will also get some pictures tomorrow to better explain my layout and situation.
A powered hub should help you get a bit more length in the USB chain, but you can always just get a 20ft usb cable and test it out as it. That is about the length that USB cables fail without being active. Maybe something like this would work for you https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0777MR56X/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?pd_rd_i=B0777FDCX7&pd_rd_w=iTkg5&pf_rd_p=48d372c1-f7e1-4b8b-9d02-4bd86f5158c5&pd_rd_wg=jX5eq&pf_rd_r=ER5PKPYHN3AERS5A4333&pd_rd_r=65454231-ccd6-4b76-a6f3-a0ed8e526190&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUlExVVozVjVURjE2JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODQwMDQ2MlFLS0M5ME8wWExKJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTEwMjUzMTQxR0JUWE5WMjgwQlBUJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
 

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Adding longer USB cables will add 0 latency, electricity travels so fast even if you put a mile of cable between your computer and mouse you won't notice any lag. Your issue is that USB has a length limit before it gets unstable, about 10 feet is a safe distance, maybe high quality extenders can increase that some feet. Active usb extenders or a powered hub can also increase the range but...

One thing I can't sort out, if you are putting the mouse and keyboard behind you, how will you use them and see your screen at the same time. Behind is, well, behind. Two things actually, monitor and mic arms can easily attach to the edge of desks so you don't really need to make room on the desk for them. In fact those arms are used specifically to increase desk space as part of their use.

You also don't need to worry about putting your PC on the carpet, do a web search for "PC stand" and you will see many products to raise a computer off the floor.

You may want to post a picture of your layout may help with advice on how you can do things.
 

Chance1525

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Adding longer USB cables will add 0 latency, electricity travels so fast even if you put a mile of cable between your computer and mouse you won't notice any lag. Your issue is that USB has a length limit before it gets unstable, about 10 feet is a safe distance, maybe high quality extenders can increase that some feet. Active usb extenders or a powered hub can also increase the range but...

One thing I can't sort out, if you are putting the mouse and keyboard behind you, how will you use them and see your screen at the same time. Behind is, well, behind. Two things actually, monitor and mic arms can easily attach to the edge of desks so you don't really need to make room on the desk for them. In fact those arms are used specifically to increase desk space as part of their use.

You also don't need to worry about putting your PC on the carpet, do a web search for "PC stand" and you will see many products to raise a computer off the floor.

You may want to post a picture of your layout may help with advice on how you can do things.
The PC will be behind me not the mouse and keyboard sorry for any confusion. Also the desk I have is quite small and I have a phanteks p600s case which is rather large so I was wondering if I could just get the pc away from me entirely and still have the pc as a kind of eye catcher in my room instead of underneath my desk. Another thing is I would say the distance to run the usb cables is roughly 20ft I haven’t measured it out exactly. I haven’t had time to do much research on usb hubs so I was wondering if they kind of worked liked switches do in networking and rekindle the strength of the input and I could just go with a hub and a single usb extension if I needed to. Or would it be better to just go with individual USB extenders. Also is there any history of USB hubs having “misfires” on keystrokes and mouse clicks from too much input? I will also get some pictures tomorrow to better explain my layout and situation.
 

hang-the-9

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The PC will be behind me not the mouse and keyboard sorry for any confusion. Also the desk I have is quite small and I have a phanteks p600s case which is rather large so I was wondering if I could just get the pc away from me entirely and still have the pc as a kind of eye catcher in my room instead of underneath my desk. Another thing is I would say the distance to run the usb cables is roughly 20ft I haven’t measured it out exactly. I haven’t had time to do much research on usb hubs so I was wondering if they kind of worked liked switches do in networking and rekindle the strength of the input and I could just go with a hub and a single usb extension if I needed to. Or would it be better to just go with individual USB extenders. Also is there any history of USB hubs having “misfires” on keystrokes and mouse clicks from too much input? I will also get some pictures tomorrow to better explain my layout and situation.
A powered hub should help you get a bit more length in the USB chain, but you can always just get a 20ft usb cable and test it out as it. That is about the length that USB cables fail without being active. Maybe something like this would work for you https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0777MR56X/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?pd_rd_i=B0777FDCX7&pd_rd_w=iTkg5&pf_rd_p=48d372c1-f7e1-4b8b-9d02-4bd86f5158c5&pd_rd_wg=jX5eq&pf_rd_r=ER5PKPYHN3AERS5A4333&pd_rd_r=65454231-ccd6-4b76-a6f3-a0ed8e526190&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUlExVVozVjVURjE2JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODQwMDQ2MlFLS0M5ME8wWExKJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTEwMjUzMTQxR0JUWE5WMjgwQlBUJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
 

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