Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 5000
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Won't more than 1 year 2 months
16 June 2014
Excerpt: I bought two of these keyboards and put them through heavy gaming use. I never had issues with the keyboard while they functioned. However, like clockwork they will stop working after a year and 2 months. The first one I got two years 2 months ago last year. I enjoyed the keyboard so I bought another and figured maybe this time it would be better... wrong. 1 year and 1 month later that one broke as well.
Excerpt: I have purchased this keyboard/mouse combo twice. The first one wore out in 3 1/2 months. The mouse just quit. Also all the letters were worn off the keyboard in the space of a month. I worked through Microsoft and they reimbursed me for the units so I purchased a second set as I liked the feel and features and assumed I had just been unlucky to end up with a "lemon.
Excerpt: This keyboard is much more cramped than it's big brother the "MS Natural Keyboard". I use the natural for business, and bought this model while traveling (can't use laptop keyboard, way too small & causes wrist pain & tingling in fingers). The MS natural works great for an 8+ hour workday. It has for years. I used this keyboard for 1 week, and my hands are still recovering.
Pros: Small Footprint
Cons: Causes Wristhand Pain, Too Cramped For 8hr Day
Excerpt: I bought one of these last night. Connection was simple. Unfortunately, several keys on the keyboard would not work (E, L, /, ], 4). Nothing I tried would make these work. Returned it for an identical replacement. The "Y" key was jammed on the new one and immediately started typing Y's when I connected it. Finally got that to stop but as soon as I used the U key, it jammed. Then the space bar fell off. After that none of the keys would work.
Excerpt: SO Disappointed! I've had this set up 5 days and the track on the mouse decided to stop working. It's so-so slow I have to just use the arrows on the PC which has virtually stopped my work. Keyboard is quiet, comfortable and amazing to use after a noisy Logitec. What's worse, my store doesn't have any in-stock today so a quick exchange is NOT HAPPENING.
Excerpt: The function keys (F1, F2..) on the keyboard are very small and difficult to get to. I kept hitting the number key when trying to hit the function keys. They key board has a lot of keys on top of the function keys that I have no use of. This makes the size of key board unnecessarily big. Its difficult to scroll the page using the wheel of the mouse. You have to grab the scroll bar on the side or bottom of the page to move it up or down.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Response, Installation was easy
Excerpt: Don't like having to program function keys to make them function keys, but I could live with that. Biggest problem is mouse. Much of the time it jumps around like it has drank to much caffeine. Just won't hold still, even if not in use.