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I'm not the type to fuss about whether my keyboard is wireless or not. However, I have this bad habit of eating and using my computer at the same time, which as you might have guessed led to spilling of drink on my old keyboard. As a result, the keys became very sticky and impossible to type some alphabets. This ultimately had me looking around shops and online for keyboards. The product I ended up buying is the Logitech wireless desktop MK250 keyboard.
I have to say I'm not well versed in technical details about various bits and pieces that come with using computers and the reason I ended up buying this product is because the price is very reasonable and I've used Logitech products before and they seem reliable. This product is retailed for around £ 25.00 but it can be bought for £20.00 online, which I've done.
The design is like any other keyboards for desktop computers. The colour is black with the keys written in white for the keyboard. It also comes with a mouse and it is also similar in design to all other mouses with two buttons with a roller in between. The installation is very easy, just plug in the USB into the port on your desktop and you're good to go. The keyboard needs 2 smaller AAA batteries and the mouse needs one AA battery, and they come free when you buy the product. The batteries do last for quite a while, as I have been using this product for about 2 months now and the responsiveness of the keyboard and the mouse is still good. The keyboard has 2 flaps to support and adjust the height to your liking.
As for the performance of this product, the wireless range is about 1.5 - 2 metres I would say. However, since I tend to use the keyboard and mouse close to the monitor anyway, I have no problems from that perspective. I do type relatively fast, around 60 WPM on average, but so far I have no problems with the response and connection regarding the keyboard. I like the fact that going wireless gives me more freedom when it comes to working or eating as I can now have more space to put documents and whatnot, and don't have to worry about wires.
However, one flaw in the design is that the keyboard doesn't have indicator lights for Caps and number locks. This doesn't really bother me as I rarely use the number lock and Caps lock is only used when I'm typing names and such. It isn't a big flaw and it rarely affects how I used this keyboard, but if anyone's thinking about buying this product, they might want to take this into consideration depending on how they use their keyboards.
Overall, I'm glad I've decided to purchase this product because it just makes life easier not have to deal with wires, especially since I tend to work with piles of paper and my desk looks like it's been through hell and back. So far, I've got no problems with this wireless keyboard and mouse and I do feel that I get my money's worth with this product.
Thank you for reading. :) x
The Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250 cost me £19.99 from Amazon - which included postage and packaging. Included in the package is the keyboard itself, the mouse, the USB wireless receiver, batteries and instructions - and so there is everything you need enclosed in the package and as soon as you receive it then you're ready to go. I've had it for about 18 months and it's still going strong.
The keyboard is an average keyboard size but it is a slim design and so can be tucked out of the way when it's not in the use. Its dimensions are 44.5cm x 16.7 cm x 2.2 cm and I think this is a decent size because I don't like anything too small because I think it makes it more difficult to use. Already inserted in the keyboard were 2 AA batteries and 1 AA battery in the mouse - and these batteries lasted a significant amount of time. The battery in the keyboard lasted about 12 months, and the battery in the battery in the mouse lasted 5 months - and when they ran out they were easy to replace. The only way to tell that the batteries were starting to run out was that the devices started to get less responsive and so I tried changing the batteries on the off-chance and that restored responsiveness.
It is a wireless keyboard and mouse and so there are no annoying messy wires that will inevitably get tangled around everything! The wireless has never let me down (except when the batteries were starting to run out) and it's definitely my preference compared to non-wireless devices. There is just a USB receiver than needs to be plugged in and then once this has been done and the keyboard and computer turned on then everything else follows and so there is no complex technical set up (which bearing in mind I am not a technical genius is definitely a big advantage!). I only ever use the keyboard when it is next to the computer so I don't know what the range of the wireless receiver is.
Using the keyboard is comfortable - partly I think because the keyboard is fairly flat and so it is comfortable on my wrists even over long periods of time. The keys are quiet to use and so there is no annoying clicks as you're using it - and the keys are stable in as much as the keys remain attached to the keyboard (I've had keyboards in the past where the keys fall off fairly regularly).
The mouse is nicely contoured and is also easy to use, but it is standard in design and there is nothing that makes it stand out from any other mouse - but it does work well.
Overall, I recommend the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250 for standard office or home use. It's a reliable keyboard which does last.
Logitech is one of the big players in the home computing peripheral industry. Over the years I have owned disk drives, zip drives, mice, Keyboards and webcams, all manufactured by Logitech. I have never had any problems with these devices and the same can be said with this keyboard/moue combination.
Wires are increasingly becoming a thing of the past and this will eliminate two wires from your desktop.
With this kit you are supplied with a wireless mouse, wireless keyboard and a USB wireless receiver. There are 3 batteries for the keyboard and 1 for the mouse. The wireless receiver plugs into the computer via the USB. They are plug and play devices and as such once you plug it in, it is ready to use.
I have been using the product for a little under a month now and I am as yet to change the batteries and I use my computer allot. I would always recommend investing in a decent set of batteries to get a month's use out of a wireless device. Anyone who has ever tried to take digital photos with a cheap set of batteries will testify to this.
The keyboard is very responsive and the mouse glides smoothly over my desk and is still very responsive when I use my leg as a mouse mat. It should work anywhere within 2 metres of your computer. If you have your desktop hooked up to your HD TV then this is very handy as it means you are not limited to where you can use it.
The only issue I have with this is the lack of CAPS LOCK and NUMBER LOCK which whilst not terribly problematic is a little annoying.
At £25 it is not the cheapest mouse/keyboard set on the market but nor is it the most expensive and it has more than fulfilled my computing needs.
I buy most of my peripherals from Logitech and this great keyboard was no exception. The keyboard came with a handy Logitech mouse which i have already written a review for. It is of course wireless. When i took it out of the casing i flipped it over to see at the top of the back there is a slot for batteries. Like the logitech mouse, the keyboard also needs two batteries in order to operate. It comes with a Usb reciever which plugs into your computer/laptop. This reciever is at the end of a long wire, its not much smaller than the mouse. It is necessary so that both the keyboard and the mouse can be used through one Usb slot. If you buy the mouse seperately you get a small usb reciever with no wire, even smaller than a Usb stick!
The keyboard is very reliable and has withstood many things being dropped on it, my dog even stood on it and ill tell you he aint very light! The battery life is really good as it has lasted me a good year now and well im a computer geek so im always typing on it! The range of it is great as i can be typing really far away from the computer but why you would be wanting to do that i dont know.
The keyboard isn't huge, its quite a handy size to me. It has 2 little flaps on the back so you can adjust the leverage of the keyboard and the connect button to connect the keyboard to the Usb reciever is also on the back. I haven't encountered any unusual errors with the keyboard as yet and since the keys do seem to be a little more spread apart than previous keyboards i have used it makes it alot easier to clean inbetween each key. The keys are actually quite smooth which means that it is comfortable to press unlike some of the hard keys on other keyboards which can irritate your fingers.
Overall i feel the keyboard is great value for money, it is very robust and does what you want it to do.
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Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250
Logitech is a very reputable company that produces high quality computer peripherals. I've often bought with Logitech and have yet to be disappointed. If you are fed up with trailing annoying wires, then wireless is definitely the way.
This particular model of wireless keyboard and mouse is very reasonably priced at around £25. I'd recommend this set for those not wanting to spend any more. Its not expensive as some, but its reliable and along with being easy to set up, it has some handy features.
**Easy Set Up/Included in the Box**
Included in the box is the manual, mouse, keyboard and a USB wireless receiver. There are 3 batteries for the keyboard and 1 for the mouse. The wireless receiver plugs into the computer via the USB once its plugged in and it picks up the keyboard and mouse straight away. There is no fuss, no drivers to install and you really are wireless within seconds. Easy!
Firstly, I would say to invest in some reputable batteries that are made to last. Cheap £1 batteries will last about 2-3 days max whereas Duracell and the pricey batteries will last a good 2-3 weeks, so there is quite a difference! It all depends how much you are using your keyboard of course but definitely use the better batteries because constantly changing cheap ones can get annoying. I would also recommend switching the keyboard off when not in use. The off switch is on the back.
Of course, you can move the keyboard around with it being wireless but I still tend to keep mine on the pc desk. I can sit on my reclining sofa chair 2 metres away and it still works but it's a bit pointless really because then I can't see the screen easily.
The fact it's wireless makes for easier cleaning of desk and there is no annoying trying to yank the keyboard closer to you factor, like what happens with wired peripherals. I have the sensor in front of my keyboard as it fits well in that position on my desk.
The keyboard is quick and easy to type on with a medium light touch (no hard pressing down). Response of keyboard is good and all my keys are still working after a years use. Is has some handy keys like internet, search, mail and calculator and keys that are useful with media files like sound, play and pause.
It is best to note there is no caps lock light or power light on the keyboard so if your passwords aren't logging you in, its possible the CAPS is switched on.
The mouse is simple and basic but it works very well as long as the batteries aren't wearing out. It has a comfortable feel to hold. IT has 2 buttons and a scroll wheel and works well. No problems with mine so far. It should be noted that the mouse isn't fancy at all but it works well.
Overall - for the price, this wireless due is a great buy.
This is the first wireless keyboard I've bought since I had previously heard bad things about them and that battery live was always short. Having said that, the batteries on both keyboard and mouse lasted 6 months, as advertised, which I was more than happy with and this was with around 4-5 hours use a day. The keyboard and mouse have a huge range and worked as far back as I tried, around 15 feet. I would have preferred a receiver which simply plugged in rather than having a receiver than had about a metre of cable attached and a small black arch on the end. The mouse itself is fantastic, very responsive and has a nice feel to it. However, after using it for 6 months, the middle mouse button broke. It continued to scroll, but it wouldn't click which was a huge problem for me so I think if you use that button as often as I do, you might want to consider getting a different mouse. I felt the keyboard keys are a little to heavy for my liking and require a fair bit of force to get them to type. The programmable keys however were a nice touch for quick access to my programs. They both had a nice design that made them look more expensive than that actually were and the matt black finish stopped them from getting dirty. The power saving feature that made them automatically turn off was a nice feature that I'm sure helps to get the 6 months like I did. Overall it's a good budget wireless keyboard and mouse set that I would highly recommend.
My course in college requires a large amount of written reports and literature reviews, bundle this together with reviews and editing and you can see that I get through a LOT of typing. My main computer is an old FJ laptop which has served me well over the years. Unfortunately, and through no fault of FJ, the keyboard has started to fail from time to time.
Thanks to a friend working in an office company I managed to get my hands on a Logitech MK250 Wireless set for free. The idea seemed great, that I could just type away on my keyboard and not have to be right in front of my laptop.
Opening the box I was greeted by a well-secured keyboard and mouse, along with batteries for both and a set of manuals. Buried down at the bottom of the box sat the USB wireless receiver that holds the whole operation together. Everything was packaged nicely in the box and didn't look to have shifted during transport.
Installation was a breeze in my case, I simply popped in the batteries into the mouse and keyboard and powered them up. Once the usb receiver was inserted into my computer it recognised the pair immediately and I was away. I was worried it would take a while to get going but I'd say the total time from opening the box to typing in MS Word was 5/6 mins.
Typing on the keyboard is okay, I'm a bigger fan of keys that have a bit of resistance in them, something the logitech does not. This is only a personal preference however and doesn't reflect badly on the keyboard at all. I tested the range of the receiver and was able to get 12m in a straight line and about 5/6m when going behind a door, with the mouse being similar. Throughout those distances there were no delays in receiving signal. I can't ever see a reason to be more than a couple of meters from the screen though!
The mouse has three buttons and a standard roller in the centre. The mouse buttons are quite stiff, similar to the level of resistance required by a MacBook Pro button. I like this in a mouse but it might put others off. The accuracy of the mouse was quite good and on par with any cabled optic mouse I compared it with.
Other reviews have complained about the lack of functionality of this keyboard and mouse but to be honest it does exactly what it says on the box. It types and it clicks. It does these quite well and at exactly the specifications the manufacturer claims. There's nothing special about the set but it does its job very well.
This review is of the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250 pack, which consists of a wireless keyboard and mouse.
I've tried a wireless keyboard in the past, but found that as I typed quite quickly, the response was too slow and some letters were missed out. So after a gap, I thought that I would try this Logitech keyboard, as it appeared to have had good reviews and was a reasonable price.
My first impressions is that this product was well packaged, and it contained the wireless mouse and keyboards, batteries for both the items, a USB wireless receiver you plug into the computer and a separate manual.
Much to my delight, as these things always appear to be something of a chance, I plugged the USB receiver in the computer and it found the keyboard and mouse immediately. This meant that the set-up took just a few seconds, and it couldn't have been easier, and I didn't require the assistance of the manual.
It is worh noting that the keyboard does not have a caps lock or nums lock light, so you might not know whether they are on or not. You do have the option of making this information available on the screen, as it's very useful to know if the caps lock is on if you're typing in passwords. I didn't find this as a problem with the keyboard as I'm used to a laptop keyboard which uses the screen to indicate whether keys are on.
Keyboards are of course always a matter of taste in terms of typing, and I'm neither keen on keyboards which require a very light touch, or keys which require pounding down. I found this keyboard a happy medium, easy and quick to type, and I knew that the keys had been depressed. I found that the mouse buttons, of which the mouse had three, required quite a firm touch, but none of this caused me any problems.
My initial fear of whether the keyboard would repeat my previous experience of another product in not being fast enough for my typing, and often missing out characters, didn't cause a problem. The range for the wireless is ten metres, but I was much closer, and had absolutely no problems.
There are three batteries which come with the product, two for the keyboard and one for the mouse, and these appear to have a very long life. However, to get the maximum length of usage from the batteries, it's best to switch the mouse and keyboard off using a small switch on them when they're not in use.
The product retails at 24.99 pounds, but is currently available for 19.99 pounds including postage on Amazon, and a little cheaper at the time of writing on eBay. Given what you get in the product, this seems a very reasonable price to me.
Overall, this is a reliable and efficient product, which I found very easy to set-up and the product was very good quality for the price that I paid. I'd definitely recommend this if you need a wireless keyboard and mouse, it might not be as robust as some others I've seen that are more expensive, but for me, it did the job very well. Recommended.
I have to admit that the only reason I bought this was because I was bored and wanted to get a new toy to play with. I had always fancied getting a wireless keyboard and while on Amazon.com com I saw the Logitech MK250 and thought to myself "I'm going to get that!" So I did.
When it arrived I had it up and running in about 2 minutes of opening the box! It comes with the batteries for the mouse and keyboard and It's very easy to set up. I just put the batteries in, then plugged in the wireless dongle and 30 seconds later it was working! You don't need to install drivers or run set up software or anything which is always a plus.
I took an instant disliking to the mouse. It felt cheap and I didn't like using it so I ditched it almost straight away in favour of my regular one. Having said that though, it performs well and if I didn't have my other mouse to fall back on I'd probably still be using the Logitech one. I just didn't much like the cheap plastic feel to it.
My first impressions about the keyboard were good. It looks nice and it's easy to type on but it didn't take me long to notice a serious drawback with the Logitech keyboard. There's no caps lock indicator light! I had no idea how handy this light is until I started using the Mk205 which doesn't have one! I thought it was a fault at first because I couldn't understand why everything typed was in capital letters! Later, this turned in to a major drawback when entering my password in to a website. I had no idea why the website I was trying to access wouldn't accept my password until the penny finally dropped that I had caps lock on! This is a seriously annoying thing about this wireless keyboard!
There's also no power light so if you forget to switch it off one night it will be going until you go to turn it on the next time you want to use it. It's not heavy on batteries so this shouldn't be a problem for anyone.
I really can't think of anything that makes this keyboard stand out, apart from the price! Apart from being wireless it's just a totally bog standard keyboard with very little functions. I'd only recommend it to someone who's on a tight budget who needs a keyboard!
After moving into a room with insufficient desk space for a computer I was in the market for a wireless keyboard and mouse to use to surf from my lap. I wasn't disappointed. This keyboard has endured spillages, knocks and severe mistreatment and has only run out of batter once since buying it in May 2009. Unfortunately the mouse did not fare as well and was accidentally knocked into a glass of rum and coke, causing its early death, however the keyboard got along just fine with the new wireless mouse I bought which was a different brand and never caused any problems. It rarely bugs me to update its software, can usually signal to the computer easily from anywhere in the room and if it is having trouble pressing the connect button on the underside resolves that problem instantly. All in all a highly recommended peripheral, if this one breaks I will certainly buy the same one. Only gripe is highly annoying sleep button! I prised this off and it bothers me no longer.
I bought this key board and mouse mainly because of the fact that it was wireless and I also got it at a good price - £20. I think it is worth this price.
When first setting up the keyboard and mouse, you will have to press a button at the back to connect them to the computer. After you do this they should both work fine. The mouse does require batteries, but the computer will warn you when the batteries are nearly done, but they do last a long time.
The keyboard, is just a normal keyboard, it does have video and music playback buttons (play, pause). Al though the keyboard may not have a lot of features it is reliable. To save the batteries it is best to press the button on the back of the keyboard to turn it off when you are not using it.
The mouse is just standard, it has the left and right buttons and the wheel. It has a good accuracy rate and it foes everything I need it to do.
Overall I think for the price this keyboard and mouse are perfect. I do spend quite a lot of time on the computer and it has not let me down yet.
Logitech have for a while been a very reputable company and with me having a few of their products when I was in the market for a new keyboard these were the company that I looked for. By offering customers a wireless keyboard they are making things so much easier which is what I wanted. After having a look at what it offered I decided to make the purchase as the price was pretty good aswell.
This Logitech wireless keyboard is available for less than £25 which I think is a very good price. When taking into account that this is a wireless keyboard coming from a very reputable brand it is good value for money in my opinion. Similar keyboards on the market are much more than this and are really no better.
In the box you get all of the usual things such as a manual to inform you of anything you may be a bit unsure about. You also get batteries for both the keyboard and the mouse. You also get the USB wireless receiver and nothing is difficult to set up so you should be fine.
The Keyboard and Mouse
The main thing about the keyboard is that it is wireless but by just looking at it you will not find it to different to pretty much any other one on the market. At the back of the keyboard you will also notice a power button which is a good thing to use if you are wanting to save on battery life. I do forget to switch it off and the keyboard has still been running for over a few months. The mouse is pretty simple and it is pretty much exactly like what you would expect it to be like. The accuracy on the mouse is very good and even though I have had better accuracy on mouses this one is still very good. I also found that the mouse is very comfortable in my palm when I am using it which is a nice feeling.
Overall I believe that if you purhase this you are getting a very good product for a good price. What this keyboard isn't is full of buttons which you will never use, instead it does all the simple things very well which is what I was pleased with. If you are looking for a keyboard with an attractive price tag then I don't think you would go far wrong with this one as I have been very pleased with it.
I'd been after a product like this for some time, as I'm a person who absolutely cannot stand clutter, so the mess of wires on and around my desk was driving me crazy since I invested in a new desktop computer.
Out of the box, the keyboard and mouse both looked smart and stylish, and looked very professional on the desk. I was pleased to see all batteries included, as there is little more annoying than making a purchase only to find that all the required components aren't in the box.
The product was instantly recognised by my pc, and I had absolutely no difficulties getting the product installed and working. After hearing some horror stories a couple of years ago about the weak signals sometimes associated with wireless products of this nature, I was pleased to see that no such problems exist here. The wireless connection is a sound one, and I have had no problems with the equipment.
The keyboard also feels nice to type with, with a more reassuring feel than modern laptop keyboards, and a nicer feel and weight to the cheap model that came bundled with my desktop upon purchase. The mouse also boasts an integral click wheel, making scrolling up and down on screen much easier.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone wanting to go wireless, but without spending big bucks. The battery life has also been very good, I have owned the set for over 2 months now and have not had to replace any of the batteries. However, the amount you replace them will obviously depend on your level of usage.
My better half gifted this to me for my birthday. I was going about buying a wireless mouse for ages but never did so he decided to do it for me adding in a wireless keyboard as well. Could not be happier!
In the box you get a manual, USB wireless receiver, mouse and a keyboard. First batteries are already in the keyboard (3x AAA) and mouse (1xAA).
There is a nice sentence phrase written on the box 'Go wireless in seconds' (quite catchy) - first I thought, yeah a cute catch phrase but it actually proved to be true, you just plug in the wireless receiver and your keyboard and mouse are operational, no fuss around installation, no drivers, nothing. What more do you want?
There is not much to say about this keyboard, well it is reliable has a good response, there are no keys that would not work.
It does not have many out-of-the-standard functions. It has some handy functions - they do not have special keys they are situated on F1-F13 keys and you access the function with pressing a blue marked FN button (saves space and keeps it simple). These functions go from keys that are useful in media files (play, pause, sound), frequently used commands (mail, internet, searc, calculator) and one that is extremely handy from the distance - power off. Nothing flashy as I said but a good selection of useful keys.
Other than that the keyboard is pretty much standard.
I'm using it non-stop (I forget to turn it off - it has a button to turn off in the back - useful for saving batteries) for almost two months now and the batteries still hold (I will update the battery lifetime when I get there).
It's a standard mouse - two buttons and a wheel. Buttons work good, I did not have any problems with them, they record every click and do not make double clicks (my previous mouse was doing that sometimes). The mouse has a decent accuracy and a good response but I would not recommend it to hard core gamers (I imagine they have mouses worth much more and with much more buttons anyway).
I am satisfied with this duo. I consider myself to be a more demanding user of computers since I spend a lot of time browsing the net, playing games (for fun, not hard core), use different software... And this two did not fail me in any of the subjects. If you are considering on buying wireless keyboard and mouse I really would recommend this pack considering the price (pssst, I know the price of my gift now ;) £22.30 on Amazon.co.uk.