Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
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soft and quiet keyboard but
Laugh and Learn, Amazon
7 October 2013
Summary: the only issue i have is the function keys are small. i'm a developer and i use these keys a lot. if you're using this at home and you only do surfing, video editing or photoshop, i think this keyboard is for you.
Summary: I work in a very quiet enviroment, the keyboard design is great and preformance, but as for the mouse...it is really noisey. Alls you hear is CLICK CLICK CLICK. So if your like me, I would get something else.
Summary: I just don't see the advantage yet of this keyboard. It has some good features but it is nothing like my older Microsoft wired keyboard. Maybe I just don't understand all the capabilities yet. I have only been using it about a month and getting used to something new is always a challenge. The mouse that came with it was fantastic to start with. Now I have had to park it because it has gotten out of sorts. The wheel is so loose it won't stop the motion. Drives me crazy.
Started off fine...then started sucking up batteries!
35-year Technology Consumer "8-tracks to 802.11", Amazon
15 November 2012
Summary: This keyboard and mouse combination gave nearly two years of service with no problems. Then the keyboard went through two sets of batteries in as many months. Pros:- -full function keyboard; high customization of additional function keys and many peripheral control commands can be invoked through keyboard. -Single transceiver unit for both the mouse and keyboard; both can be controlled and only a single USB port is needed.
Summary: I was looking for a wireless solution that would work with my new Mac and with Windows running under Parallels. The mouse works fine and is as advertised. The keyboard is another matter. The main keys work, but *none* of the function keys or special command keys work, even with the drivers installed from Microsoft. I should have noticed that it says 10.4-10.7 ONLY. The driver loads in 10.8, but does nothing.
Reactive But Badly-Designed Keyboard, Good Enough Mouse
D. Favela, Amazon
15 August 2012
Summary: This combo is functionally sufficient. The keyboard is reactive, unlike my horrible experience with a Logitech combo I returned. The complaint with this keyboard is just that the F keys are small. As an engineer, I would have preferred normal-sized F1-F12 keys over the silly big buttons on top with their cutesy icons on them for opening a new folder or browser. Those are programmable and it's just enough of an annoyance to set up that I'll never use them.
Summary: I love the keyboard, great shape, size, materials.. My only complaint is the little rubber feet on the parts you screw the little lifts onto on the bottom.. the rubber wiggles off and moves and just doesn't stay put. Kind of bothersome.. As that's what keeps the keyboard in place. Now, my MAIN problems.. the mouse.. The 'rubbery' material on the sides that wraps around the back to the other side.. It peels right off, just with USE..
Summary: I like the keyboard for work (writing papers etc.)...it took me sometime to get used to it, since the layout of the buttons and the size of the buttons are different from my previous logeitch...the function keys and esc key are really small..but it is very comfortable to type on it, the size of the ksyboard is nice, not too big not too small..i like to type it on my lap....bluetooth reception is nice.
Summary: The keyboard is really big and takes up a lot of space. It also has a lot of specialized keys which I don't need and the F Keys (which I do use a lot) are significantly smaller than the alpha-numeric keys. So, I moved it to different computers which use an IOGear 2-port KVM switch. For some reason, it worked perfectly with a Mac Mini, but not with a WIN7/64 computer. So, I took it to work and now using it with my Dell Win7/32 work computer.
Summary: I tried out lots of keyboards at local stores and liked the feel of this one best. Although some buyers complained in their reviews about the mouse functionality, I hoped for the best and went ahead with purchase of this keyboard/mouse combo. Well, I love the keyboard. It has the feel of a laptop keyboard, which I like, and is very quiet. Also, I use a keyboard tray, and this keyboard is smaller than some and fits nicely in the tray.