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Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000
6.0 out of 10

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000

The ultimate rechargeable keyboard and mouse for Windows Vista® Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Layout

Colton M., Newegg
10 October 2009
  • Pros: I havent purchased it, but I wanted to say somthing that it doesnt list unless you look at the picture of it. This is an AZERTY keyboard layout, this is a pro for people who are used to AZERTY.
  • Cons: This is an AZERTY layout keyboard, people used to QWERTY will most likely have a very difficult time adjusting to the different key placements.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cool, but...

Brian W., Newegg
25 September 2009
  • Summary: $273 is a LOT to pay for a keyboard and mouse, and I don't think this set is worth it. Priced at around $100 it would be a much better deal.
  • Pros: Pretty cool little keyboard and mouse. Built-in USB hub is a nice touch. Automatic backlight is slick. Good range, good response. Mouse is flawless. Rechargeable batteries are included. Drivers installed perfectly in Vista.
  • Cons: Batteries die pretty quickly. My other Microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse last over a year before needing batteries. This lasts only a few days before needing charged. I cannot get the "trackpad" on the keyboard to work properly. It is VERY unresponsive, and seems to work when it wants (which is r...
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Overall 10
10

amazed

cb f., Newegg
2 June 2009
  • Summary: i see where some say about paint peeling but on mine it appears micrsoft has resolved this issue with better paint
  • Pros: a real beauty just got this as a gift an its wonderful keyboard an mouse
  • Cons: i have none
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Overall 4
4.0

beware of Microsoft

Anonymous, Newegg
20 March 2009
  • Summary: read the description carefully! I have a windows XP MCE desktop with 2 GB ram and plenty of hard drive space, but the install stops when it does not find "high speed USB 2.0 ports" on my computer I have just regular USB 2.0 ports I guess and I have no way to raise them besides buying a new system i...
  • Pros: nice keyboard, just like a laptop keyboard
  • Cons: very little info on troubleshooting and need of an update on software right out of the package for Vista!
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Product

Matthew G., Newegg
27 December 2008
  • Summary: There is only one or two things that I can see that would make this product better. 1) A better bluetooth reciever for those of us who us our televisions as the monitor because we sit further away than normal. 2) If only I could find it in black. Imagine all black with blue backlights. Buy it.
  • Pros: Comfortable, light weight, touch pad on the keyboard, very mobile. I have found nothing to be wrong with this keyboard and mouse. I feel that I have the best wireless setup that there is right now. I have had mine for over a year and have had none of the problems that the other reviewers have had...
  • Cons: I will say that they bluetooth usb adapter that it comes with is not the greatest. I had it plugged into the back of my pc for a while and that gave me a few problems because I was sitting a bit far away. I wound up breaking the bluetooth reciever on accident when I turned my pc on it's side and ...
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Overall 10
10

An Actual Fair Review

Donald G., Newegg
4 December 2008
  • Summary: As far as the number pad, you knew it when you bought it, how can you give a review a bad score for a feature you KNEW it didn't have? If that feature is important to you, then yes, this keyboard is NOT for you.
  • Pros: I don't really need to list the Pro's, other people did an appropriate job at that. The keyboard is AWESOME to type on, but you might not really feel that way if you use it sparingly, and not until you really get used to it, which actually takes a couple months to love the keys and the feel and t...
  • Cons: Alright, so it is missing a sleep button that is true, big deal. I only really have 2 complaints... 1) The metal "Microsoft" name on the mouse isn't even metal, its like foil, half of that fell off the first DAY. I just took it all off the 2nd day I owned it and have not worried about it since. T...
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor Quality Control

Peter M., Newegg
24 November 2008
  • Summary: Despite the above I would buy it again for the convenient features and compact design. But this time I would put pieces of invisible tape over the heavily used keys, in my case Enter, A, S, E, R and T. Strangely the spacebar kept its finish.
  • Pros: Good ergonomic design although I would have preferred a bigger wrist rest on the keyboard and more of a slope towards me from the back to the front. Neat features that work well with Vista (& beyond?). Great that the recharging station gives you extra USB outlets.
  • Cons: This is made in China and obviously the quality control there is not the best. The function keys will "function" if you hover your hand over them which can sometimes be very off-putting. Heavily used key characters wear off very quickly (3 months) leaving one with clear plastic see through keys! ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Just OK

J V., Newegg
31 August 2008
  • Summary: An OK choice for an PVR/DVR box but I would avoid it otherwise.
  • Pros: Keyboard has a nice feel. Bluetooth implementation is superb - no dropped or spurious characters or phantom mouse movements.
  • Cons: Keyboard: the ESC, FN and Home/End keys are "touch sensitive" which is horrid. You can accidentally hit esc just by hovering your hand near it. No prop for the keyboard so it stays utterly flat - wears you out if you are typing a lot. Mouse: The contacts for the battery suck. You have to jostle t...
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Overall 4
4.0

Needs soem major improvement!

Angela S., Newegg
28 May 2008
  • Summary: The very reasons why I got the system are not the advantage of the thing at all. I also had to have Microsoft replace it once because nothing was working on it. The good thing is that Microsoft REALLY went out of its way to replace it on the spot and in 2 days I had a fresh set! That was service!
  • Pros: Keyboard shape--slightly curved but flat. I find it more comfortable than ergonomic keyboards or regular ones. I also like the feel and the spring of the keys.
  • Cons: Several cons: 1) the keyboard can take a long time to "wake up" and that is really annoying when you start typing and nothing shows on the screen; 2) the backlight is actually a disadvantage because it reduces the visibility of the letter on the key--though it increases the visibility of the key ...
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Overall 10
10

Great Keyboard

Liam B., Newegg
11 March 2008
  • Summary: This is a great keyboard and gets my recommendation for all people that spend time windows media center, or just web-surfing. Reccomended to buy on bidding web-site(they range between 140-170). If you are not a fan of bidding web-sites, buy the Microsoft 7000.
  • Pros: This keyboard is a revolutionary keyboard. Bluetooth techknology makes wireless keyboards and mouses seem like a good idea. Wireless and back light?? who knew. Navigation pad sounds like a gimmic, I now use all the time. The keys are nice and gentle. Keyboard is extreamly comfortable. This keyboa...
  • Cons: This is a very expensive key-board, the only reason that i own it is because my friend had an extra one and sold it to me for only $75. The installing can be a hassle if you are not good with computers. The keyboard is different then any keyboard i have seen, thus taking time to get used to. When...
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