Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000
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Works as expected
pamk, Office Depot
6 September 2013
Excerpt: Great keyboard and mouse. The only problem is that there are no lights to indicate when the CAP lock and NUM lock are on/off. This is my second set. The first one lasted 3 years. Which is good for me ... I am at my computer 12 hours a day.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Good Value, Comfortable
Excerpt: I like that it eliminates the wires for mouse and keyboard. the mouse has some great features not found on most mice. my biggest fear is that the lettering will disappear as it does on most keyboards. I do recommend this product, even with it's idiosyncrasies.
Summary: I recently purchased the 2000 version of this keyboard/mouse set (see my review, if you're so inclined) and ended up returning it and purchasing this instead. This has a much nicer feel to it than the 2000. It feels more solid, the keys are quieter than the 2000 and is made from much nicer materials. The wrist rest is rubber coated, whereas the 2000 has a cheap, plastic rest. This also seems to have more custom keys/functions available than the 2000.
Usual Microsoft quality - great quality, easy to set up and sync with ...
12 March 2015
Summary: Usual Microsoft quality - great quality, easy to set up and sync with 2 different work laptops. Only thing that is a bit annoying is the fact that the usual "F" row of buttons is replaced with different buttons, so you need to press function lock before being able to use these keys. Might not sound that bad, but if you live in excel spreadsheets you will get how annoying it can be ! But overall still the best value wireless keyboard and mouse set I could find...
Nice mouse and keyboard - some reservation abour key layout
D. K. Brown "Dave", Amazon
3 February 2015
Summary: Works fine. The mouse feels comfortable in the hand. I'm not too keen on the keyboard layout. The function keys, which double as special purpose keys word processing keys, are not grouped in blocks of four as normal. This makes it easy to hit the wrong key, particularly when using them as function keys, as the F1, F2, etc, labels are above, rather than on, the keys, and are blue, which doesn't show up too well against the black background.
High Quality Desktop set with only minor niggles that can be rectified by a novice.
David M. Williamson "damiwi", Amazon
8 October 2014
Summary: The mouse is excellent, with good feel, weight and functionality. I have a Computer business and regularly purchase this Desktop Set. The Keyboard has a good build quality and is smart in appearance but does seem to have functionality issues from time to time that can be rectified by moving the Wireless Receiver. Microsoft also recommend removing the batteries and re-inserting them to reset the Keyboard.
Summary: I researched a lot before making this purchase. I had a great microsoft keyboard mouse combo that was over 8 years old but was like an old friend. Very comfortable and with a sculptured mouse. When that failed I could not see a near equivalent so chose this one on a balance of price and features. Firstly the keyboard looks smart, both from above and the side and when elevated sits at a comfortable angle.
Summary: Having made the decision to replace my old USB keyboard and mouse, I then decided to go for something cheap(ish) but effective. I've used a good few Microsoft peripherals over the years and always been pretty happy with them, so decided to plump for the Wireless Desktop 3000. The keyboard and mouse are well made and pretty sturdy. Set-up is a simple case of inserting batteries and plugging the wireless dongle into a USB port.
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.