Microsoft Desktop 800 RF Wireless Keyboard (Wireless RF Black, Mouse Included)
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I have another inexpensive, wired, mouse from Microsoft, and that's a beauty for its range, and I'd rather hoped I'd get something similar with this set. It's pretty robust for something as slim as this, I continually drop both the keyboard and mouse (onto carpet) but other than the batteries falling out they always seem to work fine. Battery life is extremely good, I can never remember how long they last exactly as weeks pass by without having to charge them and I use my computer for 10+ hours a day.
The keyboard does not feature any scroll or built-in touchpad functions, focusing solely on traditional keyboard capabilities. Microsoft's Wireless Keyboard 800 is an affordable, simple, wire-free way to work with your Windows or Mac computer.
It has a reasonable wireless range and is very responsive, the mouse works perfectly on the arm of your chair or your thigh when you're wearing jeans. Basic Specifications Manufacturer's Part Number 5SH-00005 EAN 8853702779376 Pointing Device / Manipulator Mouse Device Type Keyboard and mouse set Pointing Device Mouse - optical Connectivity Technology Wireless Localisation UK Layout UK Colour Black Manufacturer Warranty 2-year warranty Input Device Keyboard Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7 Wireless Receiver USB wireless receiver Hot Keys Function Calculator, volume, mute OS Required Apple MacOS X 10. I just plugged in the very small USB wireless adapter and let my pc (running windows xp service pack 3) find it.
Get it out of the packaging, stick the batteries in as per the little info card (2AA and 2AAA batteries included), plug in the USB dongle, turn the mouse on and power up. No, this is a desktop devise and if like most you sit at a desk and your computer is a couple to 3 feet away, it will work without fuss but seeing as it works on the same frequency as a wireless router I'd imagine some interference may be caused if said router was next to your desktop. Edit: It's now the end of March (bought this on the 10th Dec 11) and I've been using it heavily since then every day on the net, on forums, gaming, pretty much everything. The full-size concave keys improve speed and accuracy by making it easier to locate and press the numbers you are looking for.It has a wheel to scroll which is responsive and well weighted to use neither being to firm nor 'spinning' round as some can feel. In terms of power, it features a low-battery light indicator and utilizes a power management system to extend the life of the batteries. I initially thought the calculator button (it brings up the Windows Calculator app) was a bit of an odd addition but I use it all the time.
Pro Tip: Before troubleshooting, read the instruction manual or online documentation from Microsoft – this will help you connect and maintain your wireless keyboard. For desk-mounting the keyboard is equipped with the usual folding legs to the back but I find that it sits comfortably on my lap and shows no signs of wanting to fall off. With its standard layout, long-range wireless connectivity, and compatibility with USB ports, it provides a versatile solution for users seeking a wireless keyboard option.It only occurred to me just now that it's been over 3 months of heavy, daily use and I still haven't opened the rechargeables! Windows-based computer: Requires a PC that meets the requirements for and has installed one of these operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP. Do not use USB sockets fed from a PCI extension board, or those on USB Hubs, as they activate later than those on the Motherboard, and may be too late to activate BIOS set-up (as I found out by experience! If the item comes direct from a manufacturer, it may be delivered in non-retail packaging, such as a plain or unprinted box or plastic bag.
The absent Num and Caps lock lights are missed, but these functions show up on my laptop and can be seen from a distance. It’s popular with professionals and gamers alike, so you know you’re getting a great keyboard with a reliable history of wireless tech success. As a gamer I find the arrow keys are especially well placed, not having that awful gap between them and the rest of the keyboard that makes your fingers ache. You can't get away from it, but we are looking at a cheap keyboard set, here, and you get what you pay for. x, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7 Miscellaneous Colour Black Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.Tip: Have spare batteries close, so you can quickly replace them and keep using your Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 800. This amount includes seller specified domestic postage charges as well as applicable international postage, dispatch, and other fees. The better your problem and question is described, the easier it is for other Microsoft owners to provide you with a good answer. I can touch-type extremely quickly and this has not "bounced"/repeated on me, or dropped keystrokes. With 104 keys, it follows the standard QWERTY keyboard layout and does not have a scroll feature or built-in touchpad.