Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000
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I'd give it zero stars if Amazon would let me
D. Wilson, Amazon
3 October 2009
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.
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.
Plauged with connection problems, MS says they can't help
Nicholas Johnson, Amazon
22 January 2009
Summary: I tried using this on my Vista Ultimate 32-bit system for 3 weeks or so. I Have yet to get it working reliably. When you turn on the computer, the keyboard doesn't work. No BIOS access, no safe mode access. Only when Windows boots does the hardware work. Keep a spare keyboard handy. If the system goes to sleep, the bluetooth dongle turns off. So you cannot turn it back on with the keyboard. Get out a spare or hit the power button.
Expect Aggravations with Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 8000
L. Ellis "L. Ellis", Amazon
21 January 2009
Summary: DO NOT buy this product if you want to spend any time at all actually WORKING, rather than troubleshooting why the keyboard and/or mouse doesn't work. I have already rebooted my machine (an HP Pavilion tx 2000) 6 times this morning, and it's not yet 10A; I've spent at least an hour a day for the last 2 weeks trying to resolve why I am having such frequent lock-ups, most of which require an unsafe shutdown.
Summary: THIS SO CALLED LIGHTED KEYBOARD IS VIRTUALLY USLESS FOR WHAT I PURCHASSED IT FOR.[ILLUMINATED KEYS]THE KEYS ARE SUPOSSED TO AUTOMATICALLY ILLUMINATE IN DIM LIGHT.I INTENDED TO UTILIZE IT WIRELESSLY WITH MY PLASMA TV BUT THE LIGHT FROM THE TV DROWNS OUT THE ILLUMINATION OF THE WEAKLY ILLUMINATED KEYS . DO NOT BUY THIS USELESS PRODUCT .
Pros: Wireless connection is nice. Looks flashy. Rechargeable mouse.
Cons: Enormous-- not good for females. Both keyboard and mouse are way too big for small or medium-sized hands. Keyboard curve makes it even harder to reach. Mouse has a sensitive button for magnification that keeps getting accidentally turned on. Argh!
Summary: Absolutely the worse keyboard/mouse set on the market. It is also the most expensive so one is easily fooled into thinking it must be better than the rest. It almost crashed my system and I had to do a restore several times to get rid of the problems it created. I returned it to AMAZON.
Summary: I got this as a gift. I had read about it and was pretty excited too. But when I opened the box, my first impression was, Huh?? The keyboard felt really cheap. The letters were peeling, and the MS logo rubbed off the mouse after a couple of hours. The keyboard battery completely died after two recharges. If you're thinking about getting this to save on the wire clutter, think again!
Metalic coating on mouse wears off in less than 3 month of regular use
E. Ušaj, Amazon
26 August 2008
Summary: I like the fact that the keyboard can be recharged and used also while charging, but the materials used to what's meant to be a high-end mice and keyboard set are just so low-end. The metallic-like color on the mouse started to wear off just after 2 months of use. I've notices that the aluminium silver color was getting darker the side where I lay down my palm and in addition to that after a while the "Microsoft" turned into "Micros".
Summary: Overall it has a lot of nice features that you'd expect from a $250 keyboard+mouse set. Read the marketing description if you want to fall in love with this product, which I did. I am sure you can read about all the nice things about this keyboard above. I'll just mention the issues, the ones that they left out in the product description, intentionally or unintentionally. Issues: 1. the surface of the keyboard is very easily scratched.