keyboard and mouse (touchpad) for smart TV

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Has anyone tried a wireless keyboard and mouse (or touchpad) for a smart TV?

I'm looking at the Logitech K400 for use with my Sony TV. I'm tired of fiddling with the remote control for entering text into the web browser.


 
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I have that keyboard to use for my little computer plugged into the TV. Works fine. Handy having that left mouse button as the yellow one at the top left.
I have a Samsung TV, but how do you connect it to the TV directly?
 
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https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00128141

Looks like it would be worth a try. I don't use my browser much. Just a few web sites I have bookmarked.

I have seen that link. It's not very informative, alas.

I have the web sites I use benchmarked, but they require my VT username and password, which must have 12 characters. The browser won't store that PW so I have to enter it each time. A real pain in the a**.
 
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Any chance you can get. a voice controlled remote? You could speak the password letters/characters
Sony's Android TV line-up supports voice recognition functionality.
...
How do I use the Voice Search function?
  1. Press the HOME button on the remote control.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Voice Remote Control in the NETWORK & ACCESSORIES category.
  4. Select Activate the button or Activate. button.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions.
 
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Jim, how do you move the cursor around the screen with that keyboard? Using the arrow keys or do you also have a mouse?

It has a trackpad.

I generally prefer a mouse but in this case the trackpad is better since it requires no additional surface. I can use it on my lap from the sofa.
 
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At the lower edge of the trackpad there are left and right mouse-click bars. In addition, as Russ pointed out, there is a left-click button on the upper left corner of the keyboard. So if you're right-handed, you can be navigating the mouse pointer with your right hand on the pad, and do a left click with your left thumb when ready. Neat!
 
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