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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 Standard Keyboard + Optical Mouse - Play.com - £17.99 + Quidco
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 Standard Keyboard + Optical Mouse - Play.com - £17.99 + Quidco

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 Standard Keyboard + Optical Mouse - Play.com - £17.99 + Quidco

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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 Standard Keyboard + Optical Mouse

* Main Specifications
* Product Description: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 - keyboard , mouse
* Device Type: Keyboard
* Localisation: English / United Kingdom
* Connectivity Technology: Wireless - RF
* Wireless Receiver: USB wireless receiver
* Keys Qty: 105
* Key/Button Function: Sleep, multimedia, log off, my Pictures, My Music, my Documents, calculator
* Pointing Device / Manipulator: Mouse
* Features: Key lock function, spillproof
* Battery: 4 x AA type
* OS Required: 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
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

same price amazon - but cheaper here with quidco

30 Comments

Good product has been this price on/off for last 2 months

Voted cold as I had one of these and its very basic and boring. Has been on sale for 4-5 years now, just not worth it IMO.

so any better value ones out there under this price?:whistling:

:x how bloody anoying!!! I've just bought one of these from eBuyer for £24.99. I looked on Play last week and it was more expensive......:x:x:Heat added :thumbsup: It's £ 25.01 there now, plus delivery. I've also seen them in Tesco for £24.99. :whistling:

As an alternative I recommend the Logitec EX110 from Dixons. Consider buying it with one of their cheap free delivery items. It's boring too - but works really well! (currently £14.99 + delivery).

Bertt;5312622

As an alternative I recommend the Logitec EX110 from Dixons. Consider … As an alternative I recommend the Logitec EX110 from Dixons. Consider buying it with one of their cheap free delivery items. It's boring too - but works really well! (currently £14.99 + delivery).



Agreed. Its more modern and stylish than this microsoft one.

Banned

J400uk;5309949

Voted cold as I had one of these and its very basic and boring. Has been … Voted cold as I had one of these and its very basic and boring. Has been on sale for 4-5 years now, just not worth it IMO.


do you need a lesson in how the voting system is meant to work?

never realised a keyboard could be boring either :whistling:

Great price and works with PS3 too :thumbsup:

csiman;5313953

do you need a lesson in how the voting system is meant to work?



I was under the impression you vote hot if you think its a good deal and cold if you think its a bad deal? I think its the latter for the afomentioned reasons, and voted accordingly.

I'm a massive fan of Microsoft hardware, because it works reliably. Yes this is a boring keyboard in a world of amazing gadgets, but it'll work when you need it - all the time.

I like the mouse in particular. In fact, mine finally wore out recently and I paid this sort of money for a replacement mouse *only*.
Hot.

personally would go for an ergonomic one.

J400uk;5309949

Voted cold as I had one of these and its very basic and boring. Has been … Voted cold as I had one of these and its very basic and boring. Has been on sale for 4-5 years now, just not worth it IMO.



what do you want out of a keyboard mate? i have this, it lets me type and move the pointer... lol:whistling:

Anyone know if its a small USB dongle with no cable, or one of them chunky receiver jobbies?

Bertt;5312622

As an alternative I recommend the Logitec EX110 from Dixons. Consider … As an alternative I recommend the Logitec EX110 from Dixons. Consider buying it with one of their cheap free delivery items. It's boring too - but works really well! (currently £14.99 + delivery).



I got EX110 combo (due to an deal on here I think!) very happy with it and rechargable battries last a good few months which is always a plus!

redmanphil;5317361

Anyone know if its a small USB dongle with no cable, or one of them … Anyone know if its a small USB dongle with no cable, or one of them chunky receiver jobbies?



i believe most of the wireless sets from MS have the bigger USB receivers on a cable, not a dongle. not a major problem....speaking from experience (i've got the laser 5000 set) you dont have to have the receiver on the desk-top. i have it under the desk ontop of my pc tower

The EX110 is fine and usually cheap about £20 in Argos but I have already got through two of them in as many years - on the latest the mouse has gone so I am having to use a spare USB one. Previously I had a MS Optical Desktop 1000 but that failed as well.
I know they're cheap but am lucky if any keyboard /mice last more than a year they always seem to fail - other brands too medion/microsoft etc they never last very long.

Patr100;5317517

The EX110 is fine and usually cheap about £20 in Argos but I have … The EX110 is fine and usually cheap about £20 in Argos but I have already got through two of them in as many years - on the latest the mouse has gone so I am having to use a spare USB one. Previously I had a MS Optical Desktop 1000 but that failed as well.I know they're cheap but am lucky if any keyboard /mice last more than a year they always seem to fail - other brands too medion/microsoft etc they never last very long.



I have had this for 2years, use it everyday on a vista hp pc, never had a problem, even from distance. Some r lucky, some aren't!

Yes I give them quite a lot of use - I see this has a 3 year warranty - voted hot- my first vote!
But if it failed under warranty would it be worth it to pay postage etc to send it back for repair/replacement?

Anyone know what the range is like?

J400uk;5309949

Voted cold as I had one of these and its very basic and boring. Has been … Voted cold as I had one of these and its very basic and boring. Has been on sale for 4-5 years now, just not worth it IMO.



You my friend need to get out more - a keyboard is a keyboard ffs!

teddyshady;5317536

I have had this for 2years, use it everyday on a vista hp pc, never had a … I have had this for 2years, use it everyday on a vista hp pc, never had a problem, even from distance. Some r lucky, some aren't!


bought this about 4-5 years ago...in fact still using the keyboard, which is fine...replaced the mouse at xmas with a logitech revolution laser mouse (miles better!!) but the keyboard is fine

hoof hearted;5317628

You my friend need to get out more - a keyboard is a keyboard ffs!



Some of us have to sit in front of a computer for a living, not all keyboards are the same. As I said I owned this model before, and I don't rate it.

J400uk;5316497

I was under the impression you vote hot if you think its a good deal and … I was under the impression you vote hot if you think its a good deal and cold if you think its a bad deal? I think its the latter for the afomentioned reasons, and voted accordingly.



I think the intention is to vote hot if you think it's a good deal for somebody, not whether you'd buy it or not.

Patr100;5317517

The EX110 is fine and usually cheap about £20 in Argos but I have … The EX110 is fine and usually cheap about £20 in Argos but I have already got through two of them in as many years - on the latest the mouse has gone so I am having to use a spare USB one. Previously I had a MS Optical Desktop 1000 but that failed as well.I know they're cheap but am lucky if any keyboard /mice last more than a year they always seem to fail - other brands too medion/microsoft etc they never last very long.



Almost all of the high durability keyboards seem to be wired - I guess the logic is that if you need the durability you're using it enough to leave the computer set up all the time.

Medion will just be rebadging keyboards, I doubt they design any themselves.

Have you tried cherry keyboards? The basic Cymotion Expert is about this price and if you're serious about durability a G80-3000LSCGB should last you a decade or so (as long as you keep food and drink away from it). I don't know what their wireless offerings are like though.

J400uk;5317682

Some of us have to sit in front of a computer for a living, not all … Some of us have to sit in front of a computer for a living, not all keyboards are the same. As I said I owned this model before, and I don't rate it.



So this keyboard doesn't suit your needs, spend £50 to get a high quality one and leave this for the people who usage is more suited to it.

J400uk;5309949

Voted cold as I had one of these and its very basic and boring. Has been … Voted cold as I had one of these and its very basic and boring. Has been on sale for 4-5 years now, just not worth it IMO.



+1

Banned

J400uk;5316497

I was under the impression you vote hot if you think its a good deal and … I was under the impression you vote hot if you think its a good deal and cold if you think its a bad deal? I think its the latter for the afomentioned reasons, and voted accordingly.


Wrong! You are meant to vote hot if its the best price available and cold if its cheaper elsewhere. I hate ford mondeos as i think they're cheap & boring but wouldnt vote any mondeo deal cold if its the best price out there. Using your theory, I should vote them cold. Should I? ;-)
EndlessWaves;5318139

I think the intention is to vote hot if you think it's a good deal for … I think the intention is to vote hot if you think it's a good deal for somebody, not whether you'd buy it or not.


Not quite, see above :thumbsup:

greelyi;5318247

+1


another ignoramus :whistling:

kam1nsk1;5317615

Anyone know what the range is like?



Fairly poor, I bought one for a HTPC setup but you need to be within about 2m of the reciever to get it to work properly. Its fine for a desktop setup but if you need to be more than 2m away I'd look for something else.

I've had this set for as long as I can remember now. At this price its excellent value for money. Mouse/Keyboard are great to use. Tactile feedback is of the quality you'd expect from a MS product. Battery life is excellent too.

My only criticisms is that the function keys are shared with the custom keys along the top like "open/Close/Redo" etc. Great if you are a total novice but if you are a decent typist then it can be quite annoying having to remember if you've pressed the "F lock" key or not.

Like i said tho, overall a great value package.

Brought one of these a few months ago and I would say that these are quite good for the money

You have to be quite close to the receiver, but the battery life seems good, probably because there are no unnecessary lights on the keyboard, and mouse go into standby quickly, which just needs to be clicked to reactivate.

csiman;5318270

Wrong! You are meant to vote hot if its the best price available and cold … Wrong! You are meant to vote hot if its the best price available and cold if its cheaper elsewhere. I hate ford mondeos as i think they're cheap & boring but wouldnt vote any mondeo deal cold if its the best price out there. Using your theory, I should vote them cold. Should I? ;-)



If that was the intention then the site would be set up as a database of products and wouldn't have voting on the products. (the lowest price is the lowest price, what needs to be decided?)

Instead the site is set up as a news site and people can vote on whether an item is a good deal - this suggests the intention is that you compare it to similar products and it's a hot deal if it's cheaper and/or better than those products and other places selling this product.

not the greatest of keyboards but pretty good and a decent price
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