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...
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: Besides that, it is a good product. Just wish it didn't have these problems or else it would probably get 5 eggs in my book. Will check if it is specific to my keyboard or not.
Pros: Key strokes are smooth, and all the hotkeys are a nice touch. Lots of capabilities with the added function keys too. Range works well inside my room as well.
Cons: Not very good when using it for games. If I am holding a key down, and I press a little harder, for whatever reason the key disengages. Very frustrating when I have to keep hitting the key rather than just hold it. Also the mouse hates sliding on anything but a mousepad and the scroll wheel is pr...
Summary: Will replace this with a bluetooth rig for my media center and relocate this to my office computer to alleviate some cord clutter.
Pros: Installs easy, pretty straightforward. Profile and general feel of keyboard is pretty good. Overall pleased with purchase.
Cons: Distance not great, though. Purchased it for my media center PC. The USB receiver sits in an open, unobstructed shelf of my entertainment center about 6-8 feet away from the couch, and it barely registers. Misses every third keystroke or so and I get cursor movement but mouseclicks don't register...
Summary: I have not had any problems with either the mouse or keyboard disconnecting from the receiver. The keyboard doesn't have "Caps Lock", "Num Lock", or "F Lock" lights on the keyboard. The lights for these functions are located on the receiver. This might or might not be a con for you.
Pros: Clean, basic styling. Black. I bought this due to it's styling, having a basic 3-button mouse, and from having good experiences with Microsoft mice in the past. Great keyboard, it has a "soft touch" feel. The Mouse is comfortable and has nice button "clicks", and it doesn't "glow" like some mice ...
Cons: No LED's on the keyboard (see below). The mouse scrolling is horrible. I'm returning this product because of this. Sometimes the scroll wheel works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes as you are scrolling down a web page it will jump back "up" the page so you have to find your place again. There isn...
Summary: If your set-up allows for the receiver to be line of site and the front of the receiver pointing directly out towards where you are this will work great. It your set-up doesn't allow this or you don't want it like that, I would look for a different wireless keyboard/mouse combo.
Pros: Thin profile. Looks nice. Keyboard is easy to type with... nice feel. Wireless. I haven't had long enough to review battery life, but I'm sure it will be like most of the other wireless keyboards/mice. And of course depending on how you use it.
Cons: Receiver has to basically be line of site with the front of the receiver pointing out towards where you are sitting. Range on the Mouse doesn't seem to be very good. If the receiver is pointing directly out towards you, can you be 4-5 feet away. If the receiver is turned, you will need to be almo...