Summary: This keyboard is definitely cool on the feature side. Great controls for media center, built in track pad, backlit keys..I really do love it from a feature standpoint. Unfortunately, what could have been a perfect product is severely hurt by three huge factors: 1) Keyboard has issues running from the BIOS.
Summary: Keyboard and Mouse are laid out exceptionally well. Only drawbacks are the rather high price and the space bar function. You need to hit the bar in the center or it will not work. Hitting it on either end only leaves you with the worlds longest words.
Summary: First impressions: 1. Solid 2. Prettiest darn keyboard ive ever seen 3. looks scratchable, this is definitely not a toy Okay, first off let me say that I have had horror stories with Microsoft mouses, BUT these horror stories have a happy ending. I have long had the Microsoft Wireless Laser mouse that comes with this setup since 07. The transceivers this mouse and keyboard uses are notorious for going out.
Summary: This is a poor keyboard. You'd think from the price tag it would be something great but it's not. I have to turn in off\on all the time it just stops working mid sentence. Some keys like the Windows key have never worked. The function keys are weird and you end up hitting them without meaning to.
Summary: I set off on a quest for a lighted keyboard...and I wound up here! I was dead-set on a wired keyboard! I was looking for functionality and durability! This keyboard never crossed my mind because I wasn't looking for wireless keyboard. So happy I did!! First, the keyboard is sexy!! When you look at it looks refined!! The lights...well just look at some pictures of it when it is lit up! The curvature!
Pros: 2 much to say here other than the "clunky" charger is more functional than the diNovo Edge, unless you are an Architectual Digest freak..i.e.style B4 function idiot....
Cons: I have not enjoyed more than a days use B4 recharge time which is not that big of a deal. Just put er to "sleep" at night, wake er up for breakfast. B better if one kept 4 back up bats in which case there should be an easier to open bat compartment.
Not a positive review for the MS Wireless Desktop 8000
D. Bowers "Executive Treo User", Amazon
1 May 2009
Summary: Since receiving the Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 product set I have had numerous problems. It started with the installation on my Vista Home Premium 64 HP laptop environment. When trying to install the USB based charging / USB device VISTA could not find any drivers for it so it has never installed as intended. Not on MS disk either.
Pros: Backlit keyboard, Charging dock/USB hub and bluetooth great
Cons: Mouse scroll wheel scrolls smooth instead of clicking, Extra mouse buttons accidentally get clicked, issues with charging, bluetooth dropouts and no connectivity during BIOS POST unless Hardware-managed Bluetooth selected
Summary: Pros: very comfortable keys and layout, backlit keys. Cons: After first few weeks started having problems with charging the mouse (poor contacts resulting in constant blinking red light), had to position the mouse EXACTLY right on the charging pins. Left shift key broke after 3 months of use (I do a fair bit of typing but I am not a writer or a coder or anything like that). Overall I do not think this is a good value for the price.