Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 2000
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Optical Desktop with no need for an Optition
22 February 2013
Summary: I have two of these keyboards, one at home and the other in the office. They are very easy to use with no need to dig your elbows into your sides (with normal keyboards) and no need to splay your hands in an awkward position like ergonomic keyboards.
Summary: We purchased the wireless desktop 2000 set back in 2009 as a spare and have only just needed it last night. What a mistake that we hadn't read the reviews or tried the wireless keyboard during the warranty period. The mouse works perfectly for what I do, but the keyboard is simply useless. Several of the keys experience a terrbile time to register the input.
Excerpt: I have had this wireless keyboard & mouse set for over 2 years - originally bought from Tesco priced at £19.99. Both items came with Duracell batteries and Microsoft say that under normal use batteries should last over 6 months... however I later found out this to be inaccurate. There was also a PS/2 to USB converter for those with older computers. Initially I was very impressed with the way the keyboard and mouse felt.
Summary: Good keyboard and mouse. work nice and very comfortable to use. only minor niggle is that the mouse gets a bit niggly with reception and stops scrolling. but all i do is take the batteries out and put them back in and it's fine again. I've got two of these sets and only the one gives this minor niggle. the other one has been working 100% for over a year now and i love it.
Summary: worked fine for about 6 months and in two weeks i have lost have lost half the keyboard, so buy this if you feel like buying a new keyboard not that long after buying this one, the mouse has worked fine though.
Summary: I managed to find this wireless set on offer, so I thought I'd grab it. They keyboard is ok, although the keys are laptop quality, the base itself is quite thick. The mouse isn't as great though, as it takes a split second for the movement to be registered. Not a problem I'd imagine for the casual PC user, but when it comes to design and gameplay, this is no good. In addition, they set has a very very short wireless range.
Summary: This keyboard and mouse set is fine... nice feel to the keyboard and it responds well. The only fault I would have with it is that there is no light for caps lock so you don't know whether it's on or not. Other than this minor glitch I like it. Mouse is great... very responsive and has a nice 'click' to it. Also has the old scroll wheel which I insisted on having. I have a logitec keyboard of similar spec at work and it's all rather clunky... I much prefer this one!
Nice mouse, but the worst keyboard I've ever owned.
Mr. A. Smith "Andi Smith", Amazon
14 May 2007
Summary: While the mouse is excellent, the keyboard is awful. The worst I've ever owned - to the point I've gone back to my original wired keyboard. It's unresponsive to speedy typing, requires syncing every week or so and seems to have an inability to register the control keys are being pressed down for more than 20 seconds. Awful, awful keyboard. I'm never going wireless again.