Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000
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Adequate if you don't use keyboard shortcuts
17 March 2012
Summary: Cheap. If you've got the money, buy something better.
Pros: The keyboard has lots of built-in shortcut keys, and it has a very nice feel. Also, the keyboard is laid out in the traditional fashion; no stupid "ergonomic" curves or vertically oriented key grouping for the Insert-delete key group.
Cons: Inconsistent connection. With multiple-item selections using ctrl/shift, sometimes the keyboard skips out. Very annoying, especially for complex selection. Mouse is the same. Move/click work fine, but sometimes the scroll wheel won't scroll.
Summary: For those of you talking about how this is a "desktop" keyboard & mouse: Wouldn't you consider any keyboard and mouse to be used for a "desktop"? What do you mean by "its a desktop model"? What does that have to do with range specs? Or any specs? It's a name on the side of the box! LOL
Pros: Solid construction. Feels good in hands. Good for desktop use with receiver nearby.
Cons: No range. Anything that claims to operate at 2.4 Ghz should easily reach about 30 feet in direct line of sight. This does not. I'm solid at about 10 feet. After that, who knows. At least, the sales person at the store I bought this from told me this was meant to operate at 30 feet. I should have ...
Summary: When it works like it's supposed to, it works well. No lag with either the keyboard or the mouse. I bought two of these desktops over the past year from different places. One was a replacement for a MS Wireless Desktop 3000 which had a range of around 8 feet.
Pros: Keys feel nice. Works well when it does work with the exception of the mouse wheel. Build quality seems solid.
Cons: Horrible range!!! I have two of these....One works good with the receiver on a desk 3-4 feet from keyboard and mouse. The other one is limited to about a foot in range. Unacceptable and inexcusable performance for any product. I've troubleshooted everything imaginable and still NO RANGE. The mous...
Pros: Keyboard works fine and I have no problems with it. I am satisified with the purchase and would buy again.
Cons: Scroll button on mouse is a joke. I have owned this product for a little over two weeks and I have quit using it. It will work for a minute or so and then it's like it is not even connected to the mouse. Probably not worth sending back for a replacement. I would not buy this mouse again, for any ...
Summary: I was looking for a new keyboard so that I could send my Logitech Internet Pro into a well earned retirement. I came across a lot of three of these on an auction site for less then the price of a Logitech set I was going to buy.
Pros: Looks nice. *Keyword being "looks,"* light, quiet keys, nice layout and plenty of "hot keys." I actually really liked the shape of the mouse, For a basic mouse it really wasn't that bad, ascetically, that is.
Cons: Disgraceful, not to mention *DANGEROUS* construction. I actually cut myself on the edge of the keyboard... Not cool Microsoft! Horrendous signal strength. I know it's only 27MHz frequency but come on 4 feet shouldn't be out of the scope of possibility, especially considering my old Logitech is 27...
Summary: This price is worth it for just the keyboard in my opinion. Battery life is average, not close to the performance some logitech devices get, but it's good enough.
Pros: Keyboard is excellent, all function keys work very well with Win7 home/pro/ultimate. 'Favorite' function keys are handy for one touch access to launch bar applications. Most function buttons are programmable to open any executable you map to it using included software.
Cons: First, mouse is a joke. I own two of these combos, and it's just for the keyboard. The scroll button is shoddy, right and left click buttons are hard, optics are sub par even for inexpensive devices. Included software, though handy, is a bit bloated.
Summary: What good is a mouse that won't function in all aspects of programming?
Pros: Nice keyboard and mouse if your not using the new UEFI BIOS.
Cons: This Keyboard and mouse are on a program that doesn't start until your in the OS. Therefore, if you go into a mouse applicable BIOS such as UEFI, on all the better boards, the mouse doesn't work.
Summary: I bought this 2 1/2 years ago at Best Buy before I knew of Newegg. It's been running strong since.
Pros: MUCH better than the standard keyboard most computers come with. I've found that I can even type faster with this one. Everything has the right amount of resistance and space. The mouse is also great. It's been accurate on most surfaces that it has been used on. The batteries in it make it heavie...
Cons: Quoting another commenter's con: "People complaining about the range, for those people if they would read what kind of keyboard mouse combo this is, they would realize its a DESKTOP keyboard hence the lack of range."
Summary: Didn't buy it from newegg but rather microsoft directly for half the price, sorry egg but sometimes your prices can be beat. I was going to the Arc Touch mouse and Arc keyboard but having two usb slots filled for two different receivers seemed a little excessive and this is a great combo for the...
Pros: Very light keyboard. The feel of the keys is superb and very quiet unlike other keyboards I have owned. The mouse has a great balance to it and isn't small so people with larger hands can actually use is.
Cons: People complaining about the range, for those people if they would read what kind of keyboard mouse combo this is, they would realize its a DESKTOP keyboard hence the lack of range.