Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000
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"Not for gaming"
1 May 2011
Pros: Cheap. Lots of buttons. Configurable buttons. Functions with one battery. Function lock button allows function keys to act like function keys instead of the crazy buttons that manufacturers want to lay over top of the function keys.
Cons: Slow response time (noticeable time between key press and recognition). Pressing multiple buttons will cancel keys that were held. This makes it impossible to use WASD to navigate in a game while using other buttons (or mouse buttons).
"Buyer beware. Review very carefully before buying"
18 October 2010
Pros: Nice board and ergonoics mouse
Cons: Keyboard constantly stops responding . Very frustrating when trying to type. Message tells you to move the desktopo receiver closer. I have it right next to keyboard and mouse and it still does not respond well.
Excerpt: Awesome keyboard; smooth keystrokes. The mouse. Every little thing about the mouse. Wicked heavy (could be objective given I've never ever applied a mouse with 2x AA's in it prior to) and the scroll wheel stops functioning about ~ a day each time.There's a 'fix,' but it involves taking the batteries out of the mouse each and every time it occurs then placing them back in which fixes the challenge for about a different day.
Excerpt: light, slick design The keyboard does not function promptly when you first turn on your Pc, it will take at least five second ahead of it starts working ( what's the cause?). Each keyboard and the mouse occasionally quit operating for handful of seconds ƕ - 10 secs).
Summary: Bought this to replace my ageing Compaq keyboard and was initially satisfied with its extra keys and shape. However after a few days both gaming and working in Microsoft word... I don't really like it. A few problems I've had have include that after using a (what I'd call 'standard') keyboard, I automatically reach for the top left key in order to Escape out of a game.
Excerpt: nicely priced, effortless to setup range is less than adequate. utilised it with my netbook which i have hooked up to a big tv in the house. the television is about ten feet with a straight line of sight to the couch and the signal is shotty. mouse scrolling goes in and our and every single 4th or 5th keystroke doesn't register. this is compensated by the lengthy usb cable for the wireless reciever but isnt the point to be wireless?
Excerpt: I like the really feel of the keyboard, it's quiet, the keys are simple to press without having being too easy.When in range, the combo works wonderful but my range died in about 1 week. I usually have the keyboard and mouse about 4-5' (at most) away from the receiver, this worked fine for about a week; now I need to have to have the receiver inside about 1.5-two' for them to even respond. Either range sucks or I got a dud....
Excerpt: Cheap and small. I'm not so sure that Microsoft Hardware is a good thought following this one. Have constantly had semi-reliable connection. Particularly the mouse appears unresponsive at times.But, more lately, the keyboard keys started squeeking. Really annoying. And, right after reading other reviews here, I'm starting to wonder if maybe the recent wireless-router troubles that I've been having aren't triggered by this POJ... No far more Microsoft Hardware for me.