Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000
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8 July 2009
Pros: Works fine with Windows 7 64-bit. No keyboard lag and the mouse is extremely responsive - better than the laser mouse it replaced. Install was straight-forward. Full-sized keyboard with numpad.
Cons: Microsoft did away with the lights that indicate number lock and number lock. I guess they did this to save power. This is replaced by an indicator that flashes on screen when you turn these things on or off, but these vanish. I don't care about caps lock, but I use the keypad tons in Excel and that indicator is nice.
Summary: Just got the keyboard so i havnt had much use but first impressions are nice. The keyboard is bigger then what i expected but it fits nicely on a regular size desk. I really like the build in hand/wrist rest as it adds to a comfortable typing experience. I use this keyboard with my Macbook pro, and right out of the box the media keys worked perfectly with itunes. I set up the numbered keys at the top (1-5) to launch applications, which is a fancy touch.
Summary: ...it's hard to switch off the mouse [I leave the battery cover off and just pull the battery out a little, then turn the mouse on its back to remind me that it's [temporarily] dead ...it seems to work just as well on [either] one battery as on two ...the keyboard, annoyingly, has no Sleep button ...software [which is excellent] has to be downloaded eg [...] On the plus side, they work fine with my Samsung Smart TV.
Summary: Loved it right when it came out of the box. Two things I really liked the BlueTrack technology and plam rest. The only downside is that there isn't any switch button to save battery but the battery life is really good, I have been using it for a month and it still shows full battery. One thing that many people don't know is that it also works with Ps3.
Summary: The keyboard is amazing. Great feel, responsive, and all Keys are available. The Mouse is smooth, looks good, feels good, except for............ the Wheel. There is 0 resistance on the scroll wheel. Brutal! Bad for gaming and web browsing..... But the keyboard is amazing.
Summary: The wireless mouse & keyboard in this set is brilliant. The mouse feels light but still solid, and works on all sorts of surfaces thanks to the BlueTrack technology. The keyboard is a little bigger than I was expecting thanks to the built-in wrist rest (which is not necessary for me, but may be ideal for others?). The keys themselves are very light (used more resistive in the past) but the keyboard doesn't feel cheap & nasty despite this.
Summary: I purchased this to use with my laptop work computer. A simple straightforward keyboard that works every time however the one issue I have is the function keys are labelled in small blueprint which in low lighting is very difficult to read. That said had two of these over the last 12 to 16 months still working well.
Summary: Briefly, this is a Wireless mouse 5000 + Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0. It comes with no driver disc and no useful instructions in the pack. Contrary to the pack legend it WILL work with 'normal' 32-bit Win XP, but not with the 64-bit version. With XP it will also work straightaway as plugged-in but to get access to the fancy mouse and keyboard customisations you need to go to Microsoft's site for the drivers: [...].
Summary: Working with the computer the whole day, I'm a bit demanding in terms of input devices. I got more than one of this desktop set, I loved both the keyboard and the mouse from the beginning. The mouse in particular was the first bluetrack for me, I've been so impressed by its precision and smoothness that I've never got a different type after it, so I have several bluetrack mice. Since it's a full size mouse it is good for long working session.