Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 3000
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Best Media Center HTPC keyboard with some glitches
Ivan The Terrible, Amazon
5 September 2012
Summary: This is the best full size keyboard for a Media Center HTPC for the one simple reason that it communicates via the IR receiver (note that you need the right receiver). This eliminates the problem of your keyboard loosing connection with a Bluetooth or RF dongle that most other wireless keyboards use. This loss of connection often happens when the HTPC wakes up from sleep mode, but with this IR keyboard that never happens.
Summary: The first week I thought I was the problem and continued to work with it but it hasn't gotten any easier to use or any more reliable. Very rarely does it pickup all of what I'm typing whether it's a web address or an email. Half thte time the arrow buttons work to navigate through the Windows Media menus and the other half it's the specific buttons you're supposed to use. Don't waste your money.
Summary: Keyboard works just fine, it's durable and easy to type. I had no problems with this part. The "moue" however is horrible. Like another reviewer stated, you have to push down on the button to get it to move, and mine was extremely stiff and eventually hurt my thumb after just a short while of casual usage. It is finicky, does not respond well, is not even remotely accurate and is just plain bad design.
Summary: I could go on for a hundred words but the gist of it is that this is just no good. Pointer/mouse is useless, keyboard works ...most of the time, but not consistently enough to use without constant aggravation.
Summary: I purchased this product despite reviews of poor mouse quality. The mouse is different than expected, but not in a bad way. The trick is to be aware of the pressure you exert in a particular direction with the mouse. I have owned this keyboard for less than a day, and I have already adjusted to the mouse. To reiterate other reivews, the reciever is NOT included, but this was not an issue as I already had the Media Center remote control and reciever.
Summary: While I'm sure this MCE Keyboard is awesome, Its a damn paperweight if you do not already own an IR Reciever as it does not come with one. Essentially I bought a cool looking showpiece because Amazon neglects to even mention this fact. It is still my fault for not checking reviews. Buyer Beware.
awesome product but a little hard unless you have the right stuff
Sisto Maestas "sonnyman", Amazon
17 March 2010
Summary: I bought this keyboard not knowing what you expect, when it arrived i was so excited to open it and put it to work, come to find out it works only with xp and requires an infrared receiver,bummer,my laptop has neither,so i had to buy another one and the feel of it is way not close to the Microsoft. I wish they ould make one that is windows 7 compatable and 2.4GHZ capable..If one could be make i would surly purchase one.
Summary: I bought one of these a few years ago -- it was close to useless, as if you type faster than about 1 keystroke per second, it drops keystrokes. If you type "amazon", it's likely to come out as "an" or maybe "aao" if you're really lucky. Since it failed in the modest task that was its charge -- I mean, come on, how do you use a keyboard on which you can't type? -- I rate this as the worst keyboard I've ever used.