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I was looking for an inexpensive wireless keyboard and mouse set to use with my work laptop when it is in it's docking station. They range in price from the £20 to the £80 mark generally so I would say that this is quite an entry level, budget model as I picked it up from my local computer shop for a reasonable £25.
The set comprises of a silver and black styled wireless keyboard and mouse. The keyboard is a decent design with a full qwerty layout and 10 media keys to access e-mail, internet and so on (these can be programmed to suit). The mouse is a 5 button optical model, which is very precise due to it's impressive 1000dpi tracking, ideal for use in a compact space.
The build quality of the keyboard and the mouse is excellent - despite their price they are well made, sturdy and look to last me a while. They keyboard is classed as slimline, it is certainly less chunky than older PS2 keyboards but to be honest it's pretty standard now - it's long due to the fact it has a full keypad on it. There are thinner / shorter ones out there if space saving is your thing. They couldn't be easier to set up - even though I anticipated a lengthy set up with the wireless aspect they're pretty much plug and play using a small black USB dongle. The 2.6ghz wireless means the connection is strong and I have never had any issues with transmitting data (key clicks etc) or lost connection, in fact the box states that the connection is good for an 8 metre clear (line of sight) connection - making this ideal for use with home media set ups or cinema type screens. We use one at work to control the information on an ad board - no wires means no mess! Each item comes complete with a battery, I've never had to replace mine, they seem to last for ages (and of course you can switch them off when not in use to save battery, too).
Overall I can't see why anyone would want to pay more for a wireless keyboard and mouse. They're reliable, they look modern in silver and black, and though they're not an ergonomic layout they are comfortable to use even if you use a keyboard a lot. The mouse too is a snug fit for most hands and my colleagues have been impressed with it, too. It'd make a nice present for someone who has an older wired keyboard and mouse or has a laptop, as they come boxed together as a set.
I can't really give anything other than a five out of five stars to the Trust Wireless Slimline Media Desk Set, they're great value for money and excellent quality, too. I will be sure to check out other products by Trust, as these are an excellent example of saving a little money whilst keeping the product attractive and usable.
I was seeking a good quality package of a Wireless Mouse and keyboard for a variety of reason. For starts I wanted a USB wirless compatible keyboard that could be used with my video gaming consoles and a wireless mouse to use with my laptop as I found gaming using the inbuilt mouse was too tricky.
So I saw this product on Amazon and at £16.99 made a purchase (admittedly using £10 vouchers) and I felt I had a good deal.
Starting with the keyboard. It's a stylish bit of kit. Coming in an aesthetically pleasing silver and black combo its easy on the eye and sits well on my desk in front of my TV. Its not too weighty either making it easy to move around when connected to my games consoles and has even survived a good few drops when I've tried to balance it on my knee with my 360 pad in hand! Therefore suggesting it's a well made and sturdy product. Its also very slim and nice and compact making for easy storage around the desk or office.
The keys are nice and soft and I find it very easy and enjoyable to type using the keys. Makes a massive difference from my stiff laptop pad
Another nice bonus on the keyboard is what are described as "media keys". There are ten of these buttons which are becoming more and more common place on laptops and keyboards and they provide direct access to tools such as the internet and email and various media players. It's a very very handy tool ....if unlike me you remember to use them. As usual it has two steady props on the back corners to propr it up if you prefer typing with a raised board.
The mouse is also wireless requiring a usb connector as the keyboard does. Each product can be used alone or together which is handy if being used with different machinery.
Again the mouse is a stylish black and silver design with the traditional three buttons. Again like all wireless mousse its light, sometimes too light. I grew up using mousse with a heavy ball inside and it has take some getting used to using these lighter devices. It is however swift, easy to use and responsive with excellent battery life. It will last an age. It also has an excellent range and runs on most surfaces with ease. Again a pleasure to use and does the job of allowing me to use it to game on a laptop to avoid using the annoying touch roller pad.
Its all easy to install, easy to use and simple and hassle free keeping singal and connectivity no problems.
At £17 its not the cheapest but regardless it's a quality product that will last me a good few years and Im very happy with the purchase and would urge anyone else to give it a try!
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Comfortable and slimline wireless multimedia keyboard and wireless mouse with compact USB receiver
2.4 GHz technology for a reliable wireless connection, smooth mouse response and 8 meter range
Keyboard with 10 extra media keys for direct access to Internet Explorer, e-mail, media player etc.
Compact, space saving and slimline design, perfect to keep your desk clean and organized
Ergonomic 5 button optical mouse with 1000 dpi resolution for instant response and precise tracking
Extra long battery life due to latest power saving technology
Smart link technology: easy automatic wireless connection
|Product Description:||Trust Wireless Slimline Media Deskset keyboard , mouse|
|Connectivity Technology:||Wireless - 2.4 GHz|
|Wireless Receiver:||USB wireless receiver|
|Key/ Button Function:||Internet browsing, multimedia, e-mail|
|Pointing Device / Manipulator:||Mouse|
|Battery:||4 x AA / AAA|
|OS Required:||Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|