Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000
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Decent keyboard with some issues
28 January 2014
Summary: Every once in a while the BT will drop off... not such a problem. However, there is another issue that every once in a while the keyboard will freeze on a single Letterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr like that and you need to restart the keyboard to get rid of the issue. Still, for 20 quid refurbished it's good.
Summary: Using this is a strange experience. I'm a pretty fast typist, but everything goes wrong when faced with having the keys in the wrong places under my fingers. Also, I couldn't get it to work with our ipad. But I expect it's fine if it's what you're looking for.
Summary: Microsoft continue to innovate with the ergonomics of their keyboards, but sadly these days it's all in the wrong direction. The best keyboards I ever had were the Curve 2000 devices which were nigh on perfect. Then they abandoned that design for the Curve 3000 which may have looked more stylish but was incredibly frustrating to use because of the subtle changes from what you might think of as a 'normal' key layout.
Summary: Microsoft could have made this keyboard easier to connect and use. It took me ages to connect to my laptop, although my phone found it first time. The instruction manual consists of 3-4 pictures and a website, and tells you to go and download software for the keyboard. I went to the website, where I found......a copy of the same manual I was looking at, and no software at all.