Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700
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Good beginner combo
14 July 2011
Summary: Its ok for beginners that need a cheap priced wireless mouse and keyboard. I need a better one to reach across my living room. but my laptop is hooked up to my 42" LED. otherwise for the price its a good combo!
Summary: I didn't care for the keyboard. I am a transcriptionist for a living and a lot of the keystrokes weren't registering, so I would have to go back and either throw in the missing letters or be slowed down by an extremely long spell check to have the errors fixed later. I ended up returning it after giving it a day of use. Might be better for people who are casual computer users if speed and accuracy is less important.
Summary: I was seraching around for a wireless keyboard mouse for my home desk top. I dont use it very often so I didn't want to spend big. The average price I found was around $75. I found this one and jumped at the $25. I use my computer a lot more now because the keyboard is great. Its really quiet and the mouse works well. I dont like how big the mouse is but I can live with it. Great price for a quality product. Its easy to setup (all you do is plug it in).
Summary: Microsoft wireless in general is a bit over-rated (in my experience of keyboards and mice anyway) - they just don't seem to have the forte in this technology area. Logitech seem to be relatively better although not always perfect. This wireless keyboard/mouse combo served a good 18-month or so and disappointing that it couldn't provide more mileage (not unusual to expect 3+ years of trouble free service from such computer peripherals).
Worse keyboard and mouse...I hate it and might be a fake one
14 January 2012
Summary: One of the worse keyboard and mouse i have ever used. It was not even in its original packing. The seller told me that its a retail pack so its not in its original packing. After a month the mouse and keyboard started playing around. PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE. I coudnt be bothered to send it because of the return postage cost.
Summary: Ergonimically it looks good and feels good. But there is where the benefits end. Battery life is woeful. The mouse needs new batteries every few weeks. The range is awful, which is just as well they put the receiver on a big brick at the end of a long cable. If the keyboard and mouse isn't parked in front of the receiver then forget it. This is not what one would expect from a Microsoft keyboard and mouse. There are so many better options out there.
Summary: Recieved this keyboard and mouse combo bundled with a new desktop in early August. With only moderate home use, I am on my FOURH set of batteries for the mouse, and second for the keyboard. Even with a fresh battery, the keyboard drops characters or adds keystrokes. I had a Logitech combo on my old setup, and made the mistake of discarding it with the pc. Once have finished this review, I will searching Amazon for a nice new rechargable Logitech setup.