Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
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Good keyboard for use with Mac laptop
SweetPummello, B&H Photo
7 February 2015
Excerpt: My MacBook Pro is sitting on an arc stand next to my 23.5" monitor and I was using a much older version of a wireless Microsoft Keyboard. It's so old that they lettering on the keys were worn off and I replaced with "stickie" key labels that had also worn almost completely. Since that keyboard could not be found anywhere, I went looking for a replacement and bought a Microsoft keyboard on @, that said that it worked with MAC but had a very slow key response.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Easy To Set Up, Fast Response, Highly Compatible
Cons: As I Said Pretty Noisy, Noisy, Wrist Rest Could Be Wider
Excerpt: I bought this to help alleviate some of the wrist soreness and tension from typing and photo editing, so this has been a big help. I do kind of wish it had the same width as, say, the Comfort 3000 model, but that's really the only downside. Also, the optional side support buttons on the bottom of the keyboard really helped me. I found out that my wrists and hands hurt way less if the keybaord is tilted nose down, oddly enough, so the switchable buttons helped a ton.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Fast Response, Quiet
Excerpt: I needed a periphial upgrade for my pc - and decided to go wireless. After reviewing some keyboard and mouse sets at B&H (in-house), I did my homework and came up with the Desktop 5000 by Microsoft. It was easy to set-up and is very quiet too.
Summary: This keyboard/mouse combo is greatly superior than other sets in its price range. This seems to have a combination of two technologies, so it stays in contact with the USB receiver much better than the lazer technology that's so popular. Unlike the lazer units, this does not require a direct path to the receiver. I've never had this unit lose contact. I gave it a four star rating because the keys are kind of delicate, and break easily if the keyboard falls.
Summary: I use this keyboard mainly for my smart TV so I don't have to use the pop up keyboard the TV shows. The keyboard is great. Have used it for my other computer and it works great with that too. The mouse seems to have somewhat limited range. It struggles to pick up from my coffee table to the TV, but overall a good buy.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Fast Response
Excerpt: Work keyboard Replaced a Bluetooth Logitech at about 1/3 the cost Requires custom USB receiver that takes up a USB port and needs to be removed before putting laptop in a case or bag Does not come with rechargeable batteries
Summary: I gave this keyboard and mouse to a user and they stated the mouse was jumpy. So I replaced my wireless Logitech Mouse and Keyboard with this one. Everything worked great at first but every once in a while the mouse pointer on the screen junps around as I move it and I can not get it to point at what I want unless I take out the batteries and put them back in again then it is fine. I went back to my Logitech.
Excerpt: I purchased the previous "comfort" model when in graduate school to ease my wrists while typing. I think this model is improved both in ease of touch, mouse accuracy and wireless connection. Very happy with it in editing in graphic programs as well. Once in a while the mouse will get "buggy" but am not sure if that is because of the computer or wireless connection. Overall am very happy with the devices.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Easy To Set Up, Fast Response, Nice Texture, Sleek Looking Design, Slim Design