Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000
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Can't beat the price
29 December 2010
Summary: Another abandoned MS product that fills a terrific niche. This keyboard is perfect for people who use their desktop PCs both as general-purpose workstations and as HTPCs.My only complaints are that the included Bluetooth adapter didn't seem to work and the keyboard has limited range (but that might just be due to my setup),[...]That being said, I'm buying a second set as a backup.
Pros: Built-in trackpad, Cheap, Tons of media keys
Summary: The keyboard is awesome. I have used this keyboard at work for over a year and I love it, so I wanted to get one for home. It has lessened the strain on my hands, wrists, and elbows. Fits nicely on my lap. Works fine with Windows XP and Windows 7. The one complaint: Bluetooth connectivity is difficult to set up. I had to set it up manually (Hardware Managed mode, Bluetooth Settings, Add a Device, etc.) on both my XP and Win 7 systems.
Summary: I had built my own media server and had been looking for the perfect keyboard/mouse combo without breaking the bank. Not only does it give me great range in my living room, it's design looks sleek and feels great to the touch. I particularly like the mouse option on the keyboard. If you do not need extensive mouse work, the thumb mouse pad on the keyboard works just fine. This allows me to kick back on the coach without worrying where to put a mouse pad.
Pros: Easy Connectivity, Ergonomic, Fast Connection, Sleek, Versatile
nice upgrade from our first wireless keyboard/mouse
A. Adrian, Amazon
11 July 2009
Summary: We made the switch to a wireless keyboard a few years ago. We started having alot of problems with our first one and decided we needed to replace it. This time we upgraded to the bluetooth keyboard and wireless mouse. It is nice to be able to put the mouse on the "docking station" and keep it charged when not using it. so far no problems.
Summary: Being a Logitech diehard, the DiNovo seemed like the perfect keyboard of all time. I just bought this 7000 one and wow. I love it. Works like a charm and I especially like the Vista features (although I wish there was a button for switching applications--if there is, I sure don't know about it). One of the problems with the DiNovo is the lucite frame -- it smudges and gets dirty all of the time. Hard to keep clean. This Microsoft one doesn't have that problem.
Summary: I've had this setup a couple of years, the 8000 mouse is pretty darn good but I generally find it too laggy for fast action gaming (my logitech g7 is fast enough but that's built especially for gaming and it's not bluetooth). Generally no issues with this, I rarely use the keyboard so the batteries last forever, the mouse takes a standard AA and rechargeables work fine in it so that's what I do there.
Summary: I use this when I hook up my laptop to my projector so that I can browse the web or work from the convenience of my couch. It works very well, without a hitch. They keyboard also has a number of cool features you don't even find on a normal desktop pc keyboard. My only qualm is that the wireless mouse doesn't seem to charge in the cradle (but you can swap the rechargable battery for a standard AA battery).
Pros: Easy Connectivity, Ergonomic, Fast Connection