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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop

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      07.01.2006 18:04
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      Very good keyboard that cuts out the messy wires

      This is an optical(wireless) keyboard/mouse set. This set came free with my computer from Evesham (UK), although is available for around £30 on the net at the current time of writing.

      The KEYBOARD itself comes in a nice two tone mat black and silver combination that looks very nice. The characters on the keys are written in white. The keyboard itself has a number of quick keys running along the top of it that give quick access to (from left to right); My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, Mute, (DVD controls in center: play/pause, stop, plus and minus volume, back a track, forward a track) Media player, Mail (MS outlook), web/home, msn messenger.

      On the far right, just above the number pad, there are three more buttons, that are; calculator, log off, and sleep.

      I rarely use these buttons and most of them can be reprogrammed, although the have the function written on the keyboard so it might be bizare if you reprogram the Messenger key to load up your favourite game. The keyboard also comes with a wrist support that can be put at the front to support, you've guessed it, your wrists. The keyboard can also be propped up slightly via some retractable legs at the silver end of the keyboard.

      This is an easy to use standard keyboard that looks good, especially if you have a black pc.

      The MOUSE again is two tone black/silver, which looks attractive to the eye, it has the standard 2 buttons and a clickable mouse wheel in the center that acts as another button. In addition to this, the mouse wheel can be tilted left or right which can be programmed to scroll left and right if so desired, although these buttons are redundant on my computer, as they seem uncomfortable to use, and most games don't seem to support them, and if they did, I don't know what I would use them for. The mouse uses an optical sensor as opposed to a ball.

      On my version the two applicances are given access to the computer via a small oval optical hub that plugs into both the mouse and keyboard slot, and which is placed on the desktop. This is also black and has three lights on displaying if you have any of the key locks on, such as caps lock etc. This is also available in a USB form I believe that plugs directly into a USB port. This was very easy to install.

      One small point about the keyboard is that the 'F' keys at the top have different functions used for mailing (fwd, send, print etc) The keys assume these functions on start up, so that if you press them in a game or some other non-mailing program, they will do nothing, and require you to hit the alternate function key, located just above the number pad on the right.

      This is a stylish reliable wireless keyboard with some added quick keys that probably won't be used.


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        05.01.2005 18:02



        The Microsoft Wireless Natural keyboard is the first natural keyboard that I have owned. It took some getting used to at first but I don't think I could ever turn back now. Beign wireless the key board and the mouse have their advantages, there is no clutter or entanglement of cables on my table. I have owned the keyboard and mouse for 6 months now and have only changed the battery in the mouse once. The keyboard boasts great shortcut keys, and the mouse also has many extra buttons( great for gaming )


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      • Product Details

        Built for maximum performance, designed for maximum style! Get everything you've always wanted with a keyboard and mouse in one package - wireless freedom, stylish looks, and one-touch features. With customizable keys, optical mouse technology, and a cool design, it is the all-in-one desktop solution. Performance and style look better than ever.

        Technical Data

        Product Description: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop keyboard and mouse set
        Device Type: Keyboard and mouse set - wireless
        Interface: RF
        Wireless Receiver: USB wireless receiver
        Input Device: Keyboard
        Localisation: English
        Hot Keys Function: Sleep, multimedia, applications launch, log off, programmable, e-mail
        Features: Palm rest
        Pointing Device: Mouse - optical
        Package Type: Retail
        Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista