Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000
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12 October 2012
Summary: This set is good...if you plan to stay within 2 feet of the receiver, which most people don't. If you want a wireless keyboard and mouse that will work a farther distance, choose a better model. We were attracted to this one because it wasn't as expensive, but hell, I'd rather buy a wireless keyboard and mouse separate, pay $10 more, and get better quality that will work a farther distance. Not worth buying and is a waste of money.
Summary: Have used a MS Multimedia Keyboard before so the keyboard could be said to be as I expected. However, the mouse is really bad. The scrolling is intermittent, and altho the scrollwheel is graduated, the no. of lines scrolled and the no. of bumps have little predictability correlation. My Logitech mouse feels much more natural in that respect, and perhaps I have also become used to using smaller mice so this mouse feels a bit unwieldy (and heavy).
Summary: This wireless keyboard/mouse is the bane of my existence. I expect to die at an early age from stress caused solely by this terrible product. Fool that I am, I bought two of them, one for work and one for my home computer, so this evil device torments me day and night. Neither unit works correctly, especially the mouse. The promised range is a joke. If the mouse or the keyboard is more than nine inches from the receiver, it will barely function.
Summary: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 (PC & Mac) I purchased the Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 keyboard with mouse from BuyDirect Corporation and after one month, it stopped working and because I could not convert my Net-book back to using the regular mouse system, I had to totally reinstall the operating system. The company made getting a return coupon number a hassle, so I ended up not getting it returned.
Summary: I bought this product and I am having tough times 1) Mouse skips scrolling 2) USB port acts weird, when this stuff is connected and I try connecting any other USB device it freezes the other ports and itself and the only fix would be to reboot the maching. I wouldn't recommend buying this model.
Summary: I bought this at Circuit City at a discount and I'm glad I didn't spend any more money on it. While the manual says it's reception is 6 feet, this thing works erratically at any distance within that. They will be working fine before I leave, then when I come home they're not working. I restart the machine and they work again. This isn't even particularly consistent. Sometimes I'll just be navigating and the mouse starts behaving erratically.
Summary: I bought this wireless keyboard/mouse combo a couple of months ago. I used the keyboard for a week before I trashed it; it had an annoying habit of going into "Insert" mode on its own and I would end up overlaying whole sentences before I would catch it. The mouse fared better -- it lasted almost two months and then it got weird. The cursor would travel all over the screen by itself and then it wouldn't respond to me at all. Not a battery issue.
Summary: I brought this keyboard and mouse in Mid December and loved its wireless functionality. It is now February 17 and the Keyboard has malfunctioned. The only key that works now is the Windows button that pulls up the Windows Start menu and the Sleep key. I checked the batteries so it's not that- The worst part is after a few weeks I got rid of the reciept when I saw it was workinG- BIG MISTAKE!!!