You don't need to change keyboards or mice too often, but I alway go with the high end Microsoft product because they are so reliable and last a good long time. I don't think you could go wrong with this keyboard.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? A precise image.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? no
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality Microsoft product
I love the convience of a wireless keyboard and mouse. This is a high quality set. My only complaint is that the keyboard is easy to make typing mistakes. It is the angle of the keys. Overall I am happy with the set, but I have to retype frequently and have had others that I felt were better for that feature.
If you like a full keyboard and mouse for your media center / tv, this is a great one. No problems with reception on the couch. I live in NY on the 8th floor and have all sorts of 2.4ghz noise/interference. This keyboard works great in this condition. I've had other keyboards that worked ok in less crowded area, but I got very frustrated with the signal cutting out that I decided to try a Microsoft set, and it's able to cut through the noise.
This wireless keyboard and mouse -- the primary benefit of which is to reduce cable clutter from my physical desktop -- has Microsoft's usual good ergonomic design with gently curved keyboard layout and a built-in wrist rest (with a texture that inhibits schweddy wrists). The keyboard's top rows have a ton of buttons for versatile functionality -- so many, in fact, that I need to brush up on them periodically by calling up the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard center app that you download and install with the hardware. (One day, I do hope to use most if not all of these buttons.) Of my two biggest issues, one is unavoidable, natural, and will disappear with use, which is the minor hand and brain adjustments from my previous keyboard, even though it was also by Microsoft. The other issue is the occasional lag time of keyboard and mouse input. This runs on bluetooth (make sure you have an available USB slot for the included dongle), so it's possible to have interference from other wireless sources or nearby hardware, or that your computer's resources are being taken up momentarily by some other app. The result is occasional lag for a fraction of a second or two until the mouse or keyboard responds. So far it's always been brief and doesn't happen often, but if you're used to the 100% instant responsiveness of a wired mouse (that is, when it doesn't freeze completely), it takes a little getting used to. I just upgraded my RAM yesterday, so we'll see if that makes a difference. Still, I got this for a good price on Overstock, so I'm not complaining.
THIS PRODUCT WORKS AS ADVERTISED, I AM USING IT AND THE MOUSE AT MY DESK TOP SO I HAVE NOT HAD ANY RANGE ISSUES. THE KEYBOARD IS BIT UNFAMILIAR AT FIRST, BUT I WAS ABLE TO ADJUST QUICKLY. THE MOUSE IS COMFORTABLE AND HAS SOME NICE OPTIONS
Great deal on a wireless keyboard and mouse set! And yes it really is comfortable too. I wanted something for the family computer that would take the roughness a toddler can do while playing his games (hence the "death" of our previous keyboard) and had a good "feel" for the older kids that use it for typing pages upon pages for school projects. Check and check. Super pleased with this purchase.
I love the feel of this keyboard. Also the sound of the keys. It has upgraded shortcut keys, which makes things easier. The one thing I find disappointing is that I have to keep the wireless USB drive in one of the slots of my desktop to be able to use it. Luckily, my desktop came equipped with lots of USB ports.
I can only compare the keyboard to my laptop keyboard/mouse not to any other wireless keyboard. It works well and is more comfortable than my laptop keyboard. It arrived promptly. Downside is that there is no on-off button that I can find, so I'm unsure how long the batteries will last. Although the battery light is no longer showing GREEN, it still works fine. The mouse is too big for my hand (I'm 5'4" female, size 7 glove) and too hard to move along the table to use comfortably. After just a few hrs/day for a couple of days, my arm/hand was aching. I went back to my old wireless mouse. (I ordered the keyboard for the keyboard not the mouse anyway.) The mouse also has no on/off switch. It only turns off when you insert the receiver into its snap-in home on the underside of the mouse. The receiver that fits into the USB port sticks out over an inch, which means I can't leave it in my laptop when I put it into its case when I take it off the dining table every meal. I'm hoping that this frequent insertion and removal doesn't shorten the lifespan of my port or the receiver.