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I know laptops have built in keyboards however, i love using an external keyboard with a laptop and with dual monitors it's so much easier to use an external keyboard. However i decided to go out and purchase a new keyboard rather than using my pc's keyboard. I had a look around and didn't want anything to expensive. I had a look around a few stores and found the Logitech Desktop MK120 keyboard and optical mouse for £17.99. I've never really had any experience with Logitech products except a webcam a few years ago so i didn't know what to expect.
Upon un boxing the keyboard you see its been securely wrapped in a protective plastic wrapping to free it of dust and to protect the keys. This is then placed in a white foam mould to secure the keyboard from moving in the box and getting damaged during moving the box around. However i was surprised to not see the keyboard in bubble wrap.
The keyboard its self is black with white lettering and symbols. The keys are of a good size making this keyboard a perfect fit for adults and children. The localisation of this keyboard is English/United Kingdom.
Both the mouse and keyboard are connected by USB 2.0. When using both of these i found it a bit hard to get used to the keys, however as they are new they were a bit sticky and soon got worn in after around hour or so. The mouse is fairly straight forward however again the buttons do stick a little but soon become loosened through use. The mouse also is highly responsive and by using the laser positioned at the bottom of the mouse, it picks up all movement so your not having to mess around to get it to work. I have also found the mouse works on wood, plastic and tile surfaces but also on a mouse mat (which is recommended to avoid damage to the laser/light).
The keyboard has a comfortable fight however can be a little rough on the palms of your hand after a while and this can cause discomfort to the user. But nothing a simple keyboard pad can't solve.
Both keyboard and mouse are compatible and have been tested by my self on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Linux distributions.
In my opinion for £17.99 this keyboard and mouse combination is a steal. They both are amazingly reliable and boast a sleek and stylish appeal. By using a simple plug and play feature you can be up and running in no time using either one or both of them. So no additional software is needed to use them.