Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000
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Works great, needs Caps Lock indicator
Coffee Guy, Staples
4 April 2013
Excerpt: Price was very attractive but obviously for a reason. I need a very basic keyboard and mouse. This one works great but the absence of indicator lights for the Caps Lock and Num Lock are a big nuisance.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Response, Highly Compatible
Excerpt: It's quite difficult—and potentially misleading—to attempt to review two significant components when the survey treats it all as a single product. The fact is that the keyboard has a number of feartures that would be better appreciated by a gamer or most home-based users, but is, nonetheless, a very responsive keyboard with good feedback. I'm not a touch typist, and have no use for the multi-dimensional keybards that seem to be popular.
Summary: I've had this keyboard for a few months now and the mouse drives me crazy by its lag time. Sometimes it works great but other times one has to wait for the mouse to catch up. Downloaded all new drivers and still a problem. BTW I'm on a i7-2700K processor so I'm sure that it's keeping up. Changing USB ports doesn't help either. The keyboard works great and has a very nice feel to it. But it's that dog gone mouse ..... very disappointing.
Excerpt: The keyboard has a mushy feel. The mouse clicks are noisy. I have used better mice and keyboards, but for casual use this system will do. Next time I'll go back to Logitech's product line. The main reason I purchased this set was for the 5-button mouse.
Pros: Rubberized wrist pad. Pretty good key feel for serious typing. Relatively quiet. Lots of extra keys that do stuff. Relatively good value.
Cons: Wireless means more batteries to manage, and lower reliability. Lots of extra keys only do stuff you can already do, but require more bloatware on your PC. The person who invented the ridiculous countersunk function and Esc keys will reincarnate as a hams
Excerpt: Bought this when Staples had the 20 off 30 coupon deal so I paid [$] for the keyboard and mouse. This combination is worth that price. The problem I have is with the extra buttons and their placement. I end up pressing both the left and right secondaries at the same time most of the time but that is my only real complaint at this time. Other than that it was a good deal.