Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 5000
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8 September 2012
Summary: You don't need to change keyboards or mice too often, but I alway go with the high end Microsoft product because they are so reliable and last a good long time. I don't think you could go wrong with this keyboard.
Summary: This works fine, but I have it in my bedroom where I stay up late to work while my wife is asleep. This is where it's a disaster....I don't see why laptop keyboards can be so quiet, yet this thing sounds like a typewriter when I'm typing. Can't use it at night...Sux... It's a shame because all the other functions work well.
Summary: the product is outdated, there are nicer products for the same money out there. The mouse scroll wheel was hard to move, and I also received it with the keyboard not working and had to return it.
Really enjoying my Microsoft Wireless Desktop 5000
D. Burrows, Amazon
27 August 2008
Summary: I have found my Desktop 5000 to work well with only one exception. The sound controls would not function. I called Microsoft, had a great technician who gave me about 30 minutes of his time and solved my problem. Now, everything works without even a hiccup. By the way, I've had my Desktop 5000 for several weeks and am still using the same batteries. Battery level is reading "good", even after all of this time.
Fine for normal uses, would not recommend for power users
J. Krafcik, Amazon
27 July 2008
Summary: I bought my wife this desktop/mouse combo. She loves it, although I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to keep it. Pros: - Keyboard is ergonomic and just the right size, mouse has a nice shape and plenty of buttons - Bluetooth has so far worked flawlessly, even when I pair my phone to a hands-free device in the same room Cons: - Definite lag between what you do on the keyboard and mouse, and when it responds - Mouse pointer "vibrates" a tad.
Summary: I find the keyboard to use batteries at a very fast pace and the response is slow to almost unresponsive at times even with brand new batteries and close to the recieving unit. The mouse seems to work fine 95% of the time.
Summary: Used for two days, and like everyone said.. Keyboard has a repeat problem eventhough the reciever is RIGHT near it, with brand new batteries. The mouse feels not so comfy and middle button clicking is very hard. I've used the same mouse before, but I did not know it was this exact mouse, untill I bought it. Horrific mouse, and keyboard doesn't work when typing fast. Read other online reviews from other place than Amazon to see its unusefulness.
Summary: Every couple of days the keyboard experiences problems while typing. I'll be able to type a few characters and then it won't register anymore keys for a few seconds. It's like the software is locked up. Then it goes away after a few minutes and everything is fine. So frustrating I'm going out to buy a new keyboard today. It's not a computer problem because I installed it on brand new dell laptop. There is also something else that is weird.