Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000
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Value for money 4
Ease of use 6
Cheap, not so cheerful
Toby Bull, dabs.com
20 June 2014
Summary: I promise you I'm not a keyboard/mouse snob, I just wanted a plain and simple wireless combo, but... Placed on a flat desk, it rocks as it bent slightly. One of the rubber pads on the bottom doesn't grip the desk when the feet are extended. The escape key and the function keys aren't proper keys, they're low profile buttons, which is very annoying. Also the function key labels are written in dark blue on a black background, making it difficult to see.
Excerpt: Keyboard has a hard touch. As a faster than average typist, it causes skipped letters which means going back and repeating. Doesn't always register when key is hit. A light touch is not a good thing with this keyboard. Heavy touch and a slow typing style fair better. Mouse is great, very responsive and no problems.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Quiet
Excerpt: It is great but the only way to turn the mouse off is to unplug the usb and stick it in the mouse undercarriage slot. Annoying considering I have to remove the usb from the mouse, plug it back into the computer every time I am away for some time and come back for quick business related responses.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Easy To Set Up, Fast Response, Highly Compatible, Light quick responding, Quiet
Excerpt: I wish I would have known that the keyboard and mouse required 2 AA batteries each for a total of 4 batteries. I'm wondering how long the batteries it came with will last and how often I will need to replace them. Duracell batteries are expensive. [...] I probably would have spent a little more money to get a set up that either didn't require batteries, had wires, or used less batteries.
Excerpt: I have this keyboard and it's driving me crazy. It does everything it's supposed to do, and a bunch of things I don't care about which is nice I guess. But it has one flaw that's a deal-breaker: there's no caps lock light on the keyboard itself. If you are in caps lock, there's a small notice that pops up on your desktop ... sometimes. Sometimes it's there but buried by open windows. And sometimes it just isn't there.
Excerpt: The keyboard and mouse are smooth and easy to set up but hard for those with small hands. There is no way to switch the mouse off so the battery is always on even when you are not using it. You can put the usb in the mouse to turn it off but if you are using it on a laptop with the usb pluged in the back, it is not handy to unplug and put the usb in the mouse everytime you need to turn off the mouse.
Pros: Easy Connectivity, Mouse back forward key
Cons: Keyboard large, No switch for mouse, Poorly Designed
Excerpt: It was easy enough to set up, but that was about it. The mouse was choppy and often unresponsive, and the keyboard did not pick up every key stroke. I returned it for a Logitech MK300 which I am very happy with.
Excerpt: The keyboard worked great as long as I was not more than 4 or 5 feet away. If I use it from my couch (which is about 9 feet away from the usb plug in) it misses about half of the keys pressed. It is brand new, so there is no chance of it being the batteries (I even tried new ones). It says it will work up to 30 feet, there is no way. I am going to have to return this product. The mouse worked great.
Excerpt: I like having a wireless keyboard and mouse, but it is very slow to respond often. If I pick up the keyboard and shake it, it will start typing again. You cannot control the mouse sometimes. When both are working, they are great, but the other times, I want to throw it in the trash.