Using keyboard/mouse in different room than pc, USB extension tips?

ViddyD

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I hooked my pc (my room) up to my hdtv (living room) and want to be able to access it from there directly instead of running back and forth (for playing songs/movies/etc.). I'm thinking of getting a wireless keyboard and mouse, running two usb extension cables (about 30 feet each) to the living room from my pc's ports, hooking the devices' wireless transmitters (or whatever they're called) to the ends and laying them on my entertainment center, then letting the wireless signal travel the remaining 10 feet (to prevent tripping). Is this a bad idea? For example, would the length of the cable prevent proper response times from being achieved for the purposes of gaming? if there is a better solution, please let me know. Thanks.

These are the parts I am (so far) planning on buying:

Keyboard: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Keyboard-Built-In-Multi-Touch/dp/B005DKZTMG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387613174&sr=8-1&keywords=wireless+keyboard

USB extension cable (x2): http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Meter-Active-Extension-Female/dp/B004AGX4YO/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1387613227&sr=8-6&keywords=usb+extension+cable

Mouse I already have, yet it's a previous version I can't find: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Marathon-3-year-Battery/dp/B003TG75EG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387613373&sr=8-1&keywords=logitech+wireless+mouse+marathon
 

makkem

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Hi
yeah that would work as I see you will be using active cables.
there should be no increase in response times certainly not that you could tell.
Personally I would run one cable and put a USB hub at the end with your wireless receivers in.
 

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