Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000
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Love This Keyboard
Mittsumom, Office Depot
22 April 2014
Excerpt: I absolutely love this keyboard. It's easy to type on and has a lot of extra keys like Favorites, Calculator, Zoom in and out, etc. I have been typing for over 40 years and this is the fastest keyboard I have ever used, and the hand rest has put an end to my carpal tunnel. I have one keyboard at work and one at home.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Good Value, Comfortable, compatible
Summary: Bought this for use with my Android devices. Works just fine, doesn't miss any keystrokes. Comfortable, and light. The power switch is nice so I can power it off when not in use. Paired with my Nexus and it just worked fine right away. Happy with it for $33.
Summary: Positives include that it is powered by a couple of AAA - make sure to carry around a couple of spares though they do last a long time. It is cheaper than the Logitech equivalents and I use this under Windows/Linux/Android without troubles. Make sure to turn off Bluetooth power saving mode under Windows, which causes more troubles than what it is worth (it is under Advanced Settings as a checkbox).
Summary: I love this keyboard. A brilliant buy. I'm using it right now to write this review on my iPad. It worked straight out of the box. No need to read any instructions. Simply switch it on (batteries included) and turn on the Bluetooth settings to "pair" the devices. You only need to do this once and then in future you just turn on the keyboard and the Bluetooth and they sync automatically.
Summary: This is a fantastic little keyboard - I cannot be more plased. It is a very slim, small, bluetooth wireless, good looking keyboard. But this was expected, now to connectivity: It paired with my iPad in no time and it worked wery well, I then went onto connecting it to my net enabled bluray player and (to my surprise) it worked! I only use it with my bluray now - to move around in BBC iplayer, netflix and to search on youtube etc.
Summary: This is an excellent keyboard for your tablet/phone. The size is roughly equivalent to a 15" laptop and similar in appearance (apart from the ergonomic layout). It is a flat keyboard and you cannot adjust the hight (so beware of this). The configuration is qwerty and it has a series of function keys that control some functions of your tablet (depending on model). The built quality is good.
Summary: I love the size of this keyboard. Not too big to become a burden on the desk and have the option of being portable, and not so small that you can't realistically type on it. I use it in my study for my work laptop when I work from home (usually once a week). I prefer Bluetooth as it's far easier and does not need little dongles plugging in wasting my USB ports. It works great.
Summary: I purchased the Mobile 5000 Keyboard for use on a desk at work with a Laptop. The design of the 5000 is both visually striking and ultra thin, this in turns creates a very portable keyboard that is both ergonomic and takes up minimal deskspace wherever used. Bluetooth is one of the major features about this keyboard and it doesn't disappoint. Pairing was very easy on Windows 8 and I was up and running in about 30 seconds from opening the box.
Summary: This is a small keyboard by most standards and uses two provided AAA batteries. There is a small LED indicator in the top right-hand corner which flashes alternately red and green when not paired with another device. Once paired, the light expires. On the underside and all gathered towards one top corner is the battery compartment cover and its release button, the pairing button which needs a pen or something with a blunt point to operate, and the power switch which is...