Summary: Comfort-wise this is a great keyboard/mouse set. I loved it. Typing is easy, almost effortless. And then one day the USB transceiver died. You know when it's dead. It starts heating up when plugged in. So don't leave it in the USB port or it may break too. Too bad the transceiver is uniquely tied to the keyboard and mouse. You can't replace it. You can throw the keyboard and mouse into the garbage can - without the transceiver they are useless.
Summary: I replaced an older wireless mouse and keyboard with this one. At home, I have a router and a telephone within a 5 meter radius of the mouse/keyboard. There is too much interference in the 2.4 Ghz spectrum and it makes this mouse and keyboard virtually useless. Monkeying around with the channels on the router, lead to a different set of problems where wireless devices around the house didn't like that.
Summary: I have owned the product for roughly a year now. Today the rubber casing began to peel off of the mouse (more on this shortly) and I won't be buying another to replace it. I mainly work from my home office, so my gear always gets a good workout (60+ hours a week). Because I spend so much time in my home office, I am meticulous about keeping it clean and functional. Nothing is exposed to direct sunlight or inclement temperatures.
Summary: I bought this keyboard because my Microsoft Wireless 3000 died on me after 4 years of use (Great keyboard by the way). I knew I was taking a risk when I saw how small the function keys were but I thought maybe I could get accustomed to them. Turns out the smallness of the function keys and how far you have to press them is a showstopper for me. I am a software developer and a gamer. I depend on the function keys being quick and responsive.
Great Keyboard So Long As You Don't Need A Couple Of Keys
G. Keast, Amazon
26 January 2012
Summary: This is a nice-looking keyboard and mouse and both feel solid and well constructed. I had no problems setting things up and for the first 15 minutes was very pleased with the purchase. I then had problems with a couple of keys not working, most notably the number 1 key and its associated exclamation mark. This is a problem because I do occasionally need the number "1" and exclamation point!
Summary: i bought this unit an year and few months ago and it worked fine all this time. one day i go and try to use it and i get an error saying usb key is not recognized. i tried everything ( i am an IT professional)and realized that the wireless key was burned. I will suggest not buying Microsoft keyboard and mouse because the quality is terrible. Who need a wireless unit that breaks down after an year? right after manufacturer's warranty ends!
Save your money - cheap mouse wheel will let you down
4 January 2012
Summary: I just wanted to add to what others have been saying - pass on this model (and the mouse by itself). The mousewheel has a cheap rubber ribbon wrapping it that is not secured very well. With time, it will come off, it's just not secured very well. Called Microsoft and despite it being under a three warranty they are classifying this as wear and tear and want $35 to replace. Why give them $35 when the same thing is going to happen with the replacement?
Summary: Finally went out to get a proper keyboard and mouse for my laptop and decided on this one... mistake number one. The mouse is great, works reliably and is comfortable but the first keyboard i received about half the keys did not work at all. After updating driver and testing it on all the ports, replacing the batteries and testing it on another system, no luck.
Summary: Cheaper and flimsier than other past Microsoft products, was very disappointed with this out of the box. Puzzled me that it wobbled on the level table with legs installed, so I sent it back. Not the highest quality item. Make it not worth the money, but previously had Microsoft products that were better. Overall a disappointment and went with a Logitech product.