Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000
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Not a great gaming option
Benjamin S., Newegg
11 March 2010
Summary: Mouse: Wheel is useless for gaming. You can turn the sensitivity down for internet browser use, and it'll work fine there, but in-game it's either too quick or too slow. It's been over two months and I expected to adjust to it. This is not the case. Even middle-click is sporadic because it's a tilt wheel. The side buttons are well-placed but small and occasionally fail to trigger. Tracks fine, but the 3-5 buttons are frustratingly inconsistent at times.
Pros: Kit looks nice. Good quality stuff. I have been using it for a few hours every night since purchase 2+ months ago and haven't had to replace any batteries -- indicator still green.
Cons: KB: Loud. Space bar the main offender. Terrible function key layout -- they're all spaced evenly and the blue text is impossible to read in anything other than blazing light. Can adjust, but irritating.
Summary: Cant really add anything new to what has already been said however I have one major issue with this keyboard - why did MicroSoft not add a "sleep" button somewhere on it. This button has been on most other keyboards and I like to set my system "sleep" rather than turn off. When I hit the spacebar of my keyboard I expect to be able to pickup emails etc in less than 10 seconds. The omission of this key seems crazy to me.
Summary: This is battery powered, wireless keyboard and mouse set. Both keyboard and mouse use a single dongle which is about the size of a AA battery and protudes a fair bit. Fine if round the back of the tower unit but be careful if you want to use it on an exposed USB port. This also means you have to use them as a pair. Keyboard and mouse require two AA batteries each - however these last for ages. I'm quite a heavy user and I get at least a couple of months from each.
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000: Disappointing Mouse
20 January 2011
Summary: Slighty strange headline I'll give you that! I've had this set for just over a year and originally paid £50 for it. In all I don't think it's worth it, maybe £30 tops. The keyboard is good with a range of hotkeys, a good 'wrist rest', loud buttons so typing large amounts of text is more rewarding, and there's a handy little calculator short cut button as well.
Unusually sharp design, but functionality suffers somewhat
The Navigator "thenavigator", Amazon
3 October 2009
Summary: The photos of this wireless desktop keyboard and mouse on Amazon look rather prosaic, so what a pleasant surprise to find a sharply designed keyboard, learning a lot from apple with a black top enclosed to bottom and sides by a scooped white surround. The basic keyboard works fine - rather laptop like keys and travel. But functionally the style comes at a price.
Summary: Deze wireless desktop set is niet heel slecht, maar bevalt mij desondanks niet heel erg goed. De bouw, kwaliteit en _standaard_ toetsen van het keyboard zijn prima, net als de bouw en degelijkheid van de muis. Verder zitten ook alle keyboard knoppen op de verwachte plek (in tegenstelling tot de Logitech MK520, die ik om die reden heb omgeruild). Echter, er zijn wel een aantal zware minpunten aan de Microsoft 3000 set.
Pros: Degelijke bouw
Cons: Wireless hapert bij 1,5e meter, Middle-click werkt niet altijd, Scrollen voelt onprettig, Functietoetsen zijn zeer slecht ingedeeld, Forse ontvanger