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I have just ordered my second one of these as they are really comfortable and design is awesome! First deal so be gentle but next nearest price is £35 with delivery.

The Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 4000 gives you easy, ergonomic comfort. The customizable My Favorites keys, Media Center, and Hot Keys give you one-touch access, and the wireless optical mouse has a Tilt Wheel for worry-free accuracy.

Features:
* Product Description: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 4000 - keyboard , mouse

* Device Type: Keyboard * Dimensions (WxDxH): 48.7 cm x 24.6 cm x 5.7 cm * Localisation: UK

* Connectivity Technology: Wireless - RF * Wireless Receiver: USB / PS/2 wireless receiver

* Keys Qty: 105 * Key/Button Function: Internet browsing, multimedia, zoom * Localization and Layout (DA): UK

* Features: Palm rest , ergonomic * Cables Included: 1 x mouse adapter ¦ 1 x keyboard cable - integrated ¦ 1 x USB cable - integrated

* Battery: 4 x AA type * OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, Apple MacOS X 10.1 - 10.3
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#1
Reasons for the cold votes people!

I've always found Microsoft keyboards and mice to be of high quality, gets a hot vote from me :)
#2
Looks decent to me. It's also certified for vista.

was minus temp(surely not) before I voted it hotter :)
#3
Yeah, it may sound like a high price, but its a quality bit of kit. I use one of these all day at work and its well worth spending the extra money, especially as a decent keyboard and mouse will last years.


Even the older models aren't this cheap!
#4
Yeah ideally I would go for the Bluetooth models but this is a steal so gone for it :)

Thanks OP
#5
anyone know how many butons the mouse has? so used to a 5 button one now a 3 would be no good for me
#6
5 good, 3 not so good reviews @ eBuyer:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/108207/show_product_reviews
#7
alien7
5 good, 3 not so good reviews @ eBuyer:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/108207/show_product_reviews


I make it 6 good :p

edit- and 2 not so good :)
#8
I've had one of these for two years and it's superb.
#9
does the mouse come with a charging dock ?
#10
Rudz
does the mouse come with a charging dock ?


No it doesn't.
#11
Better price than PC World, who also have it discounted at the moment, but this is a better deal. Ordered one, thank you, next step is to learn what all those new buttons do!
#12
It is what it is - a wireless keyboard & rat. It's badged as M$ and it's a good price so it gets my hot vote.
#13
Cheers, I'm seriously tempted by this. The things some reviewers are saying about the F keys worries me slightly - do you have to press a "function lock" button each time you switch your PC on in order to have the F-keys actually work as normal F-keys? Some reviewers are saying Microsoft have reprogrammed them all to act as shortcuts etc...
#14
ToneFloat
Cheers, I'm seriously tempted by this. The things some reviewers are saying about the F keys worries me slightly - do you have to press a "function lock" button each time you switch your PC on in order to have the F-keys actually work as normal F-keys? Some reviewers are saying Microsoft have reprogrammed them all to act as shortcuts etc...


Microsoft would reprogramme the universe if the had the source code. - Damn meddling fools :whistling:
#15
Just been Googling the F-key thing - apparently the F-lock button is OFF by default when you power the PC on, and so to get the F-keys to work as normal you have to press the F-LOCK button every time you use your PC. Not great.

There are some little tools and fixes out there though that make the function keys work as normal at all times, e.g. at this page
#16
ToneFloat
Just been Googling the F-key thing - apparently the F-lock button is OFF by default when you power the PC on, and so to get the F-keys to work as normal you have to press the F-LOCK button every time you use your PC. Not great.

There are some little tools and fixes out there though that make the function keys work as normal at all times, e.g. at this page



I too read those reviews ages ago, but I have this keyboard and that isn't the case for me. Not sure if its because I'm using updated drivers, maybe a different operating system (currently using xp pro sp2), or they just had a strange keyboard but mine works with the f keys straight away. If you press f lock you then get the use the other funtions assigned to those keys.

So as far as I'm aware this has been fixed as mine works fine. I just brought a second set for a different pc on vista so will test it out when it comes.
#17
Does nobody else get really pissed off with the layout of the PgUp/PgDn keys on Micro$oft keyboards? Annoys me no end when I'm using the PC at my parents' house.
#18
beanoni
Does nobody else get really pissed off with the layout of the PgUp/PgDn keys on Micro$oft keyboards? Annoys me no end when I'm using the PC at my parents' house.


That's why some people buy Logitech keyboards instead! ;-)
#19
just a warning about the left shift key being really small.. had to return mine
#20
The keyboard that comes with this kit is rubbish if you're a touch typist (i.e. you type without looking at the keyboard). Microsoft have squished up the keys, and changed the layout of the additional keys (such as PgUp/PgDn as mentioned) so your rate of errors when typing is guaranteed to increase. I find it very frustrating and damn near unusable.

If you only ever use one keyboard you'll probably get used to it with time, but if you regularly use a different PC (say at work) with a "normal" keyboard you'll be cursing the Microsoft one for some time to come.

The mouse is probably good, but personally I always avoid these keyboards that are more about looking funky than actually being functional. Typing this on a Cherry wireless keyboard that looks super bland, but is 10 times better quality and has 100 times better ergonomics than the Microsoft one. OK it was a bit more expensive, but you can pick up a keyboard for £5 that is better for typing on than this :D
#21
Heres a much higher resolution of the keyboard and mouse.

As always, different strokes for different folks, but this keyboard doesn't make my wrists hurt like most others and the wrist rest is made from a leather like material.

http://www.boekensoft.com/afbeeldingen/big/127/127244.jpg
#22
I've always found that the battries in the mouse never last more then a 2 weeks tops.

Reason: when it's not in use it goes into sleepmode but tends to wake up with the slighest movement (heavy walking past my desk would do it)

"Could do with an on/off switch on the bottom or a doc station"

Switched back to using my A4 Office 8K mouse because of these issues, may upgrade to Logitech bundle.

-E_S-
#23
i have the same keyboard and my batteries on the mouse and keyboard lat apporximately 6 months. Apparantley the battery life is one of the best features of microsofts mouse & keyboards.
#24

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