Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000
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Not a great gaming option
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.
Summary: Was delivered at the Amazons usual speed of light. Plugged the bluetooth adapter in, loaded the drivers and we were away. Keyboard is one of the best I have used. I had a Logitech wireless keyboard for a number of years and I never did like it very much, this was brilliant from the first time I used it. The downsides are firstly the mouse, it has several really annoying problems.
Summary: Would have been five stars but for the fact that the keyboard has not got a dedicated sleep/hibernate button, I created a work-around using [...] option one and then assigning it to a keyboard key, also the dongle is subject to heat when at the back of a tower-case but the purchase of an USB extension seems to have fixed that. The heat build up was causing the keyboard not to function properly later in the day!
Summary: It's OK, in a disappointing sort of way. Fast to set up (expected) and a nice mouse, but after two weeks I'm not settling in with the keyboard at all. Lots of little media keys (which I rarely use) all over the place, lots of keys to accidentally hit, awkward keyboard balance, so that one hand rests on the handrest, the other is half-on/ half-off, across the rather hard and sharp-edged white frame...
Summary: The keyboard is the best part of this combo, as others have reviewed. The touch and feel of it are great, and I find it a pleasure to use. My one complaint is that the function keys are labeled in difficult-to-see blue. I use F3 and F5 a lot, and not for the functions they re marked with. I would much rather they keys were labeled F1 etc, and that the icons were above the keys. The mouse is only OK. The worst part is the middle button click, which feels cheap and nasty.
Summary: The mouse is bulky and the wheel button feels very slack and inaccurate. The build quality of the keyboard is good though. The scroll wheel misses one or two after every few scrolls. It almost feels faulty. I'll need to either return it or bin it.
Summary: Pleased with large, clearly laid out keyboard with helpful shortcut buttons. Very straight forward layout and easy to use. The only big drawback with the Wireless mouse is remembering to replace the transceiver in the underside of the mouse - otherwise the battery is drained very quickly.