Excerpt: Purchased the Logitech S520 Cordless Desktop for my home office back in March of 2010 to replace an old wired keyboard and mouse combination and I have been satisfied with the overall look and performance of the S520. The Good: First impression was good, the keyboard is slim and compact which makes for a small footprint on my desktop. There are preprogrammed keys on the keyboard that allows for one-touch access to media on your PC.
Excerpt: So after using this keyboard and mouse for a long time I have to say I am very happy with it. The range was suitable for use for a home PC if you ever feel like sitting away from the desk or hook up your PC to the tv and veg on the couch while surfing all the while. The layout is the new type where the page up/down keys are no longer in a horizontal row but vertically placed so if that bothers you as I know it does some who prefer the old layout this will not be for...
Excerpt: We use this hooked up to a broken laptop that is wired into our TV for streaming Netflix. The cordless desktop allows us to sit on the couch 6-8 feet away and control the Netflix. It's perfect for this use and the range is much better than we expected from a wireless keyboard and mouse. The mouse is also really versatile, as you can pretty much use it on any surface -- the couch, your knee, whatever is handy. Great piece of technology!
Excerpt: My 5 year-old daughter learned to use my PC. Unfortunately that was the kiss of death from my Microsoft multi-media keyboard and Logitech PS/2 mouse. The problem was they were both wired input devices and just could not stand up to the abuse of a 5 year-old. They died a slow, painful death.
Summary: Comfortable feel. Good arrangement of keys. Multimedia buttons (play/pause/volume) are conveniently located. Battery life is good. A very solid keyboard overall. To the reviewer who had problems with the mouse not moving and the keyboard being unresponsive -- if you have the receiver behind high EM equipment or anywhere else the wireless signal can be impeded this will happen. If you reposition the receiver the problem resolves.
Summary: This combo of mouse and keyboard seemed nice but they start to not respond well, especially the mouse. It doesn't respond to being moved on a desk or mouse pad at times. The keyboard sometimes doesn't respond with quick typing or doubles up on the word.
Pros: Works out of the box with PC and Mac, no setup required. The included wireless mouse is pretty good, though it requires quite a bit of force to click the button.
Cons: From the start, I had to use very hard keypresses to type on this keyboard. After 6 months of moderate use, some keys got much harder to press, starting with O, K, and L, and eventually stopped working no matter how hard I pressed them.