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Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse Set - UK Layout

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  • Enjoy the 2.4 GHz wireless technology, which delivers a reliable connection with up to a 30-foot range, with virtually no interference
  • Thin profile and quiet touch keys
  • Microsoft optical technology: benefit from responsive cursor control that takes advantage of 1,000-dots-per-inch (DPI) tracking
  • Battery life indicator: avoid getting caught with a dead battery. The battery status indicator glows red when the battery is running low
  • Media hot keys and Windows charm keys to quickly access the commonly used features on Windows
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Product Information

Package Type: Standard Packaging
Technical Details
BrandMicrosoft
Item Weight490 g
Product Dimensions54.5 x 17.1 x 4.4 cm
Batteries:4 AAA batteries required.
Item model number2LF-00021
SeriesWireless Desktop 800 2LF-00021
ColorBlack
Lithium Battery Energy Content2 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight4 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB0041SKBGU
Best Sellers Rank 3,078 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight898 g
Date First Available20 Sept. 2010
  
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Product Description

Customer Package Type:Standard Packaging

Box Contains

  • Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 800
  • Microsoft Wireless Mouse 1000
  • Batteries included

  • From the Manufacturer

    Wireless Desktop 800

    Control and convenience are at your fingertips with this compact keyboard and reliable mouse. The strong, reliable wireless signal allows you to choose where you want to work. Plus it’s is easy to use - just load batteries, plug in the receiver and start typing!

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    I've put up with a wired desktop for years - struggling with stopping the cables dragging the mouse, and climbing behind the computer to swap over the USB cables when switching between my desktop and a "working from home" laptop. Now that wireless alternatives claim to be more reliable than ever and about the same price as wired alternatives I thought I'd step out of the dark ages and get a wireless desktop instead.

    I've always liked Microsoft's keyboard and mice, even the basic ones, and this is why I chose to try this basic wireless keyboard and mouse offering from Microsoft.

    Initial impressions were very good - the keyboard is gloss black with a white underbelly, and the mouse has a gloss black streak around its edge to match. They both feel a bit too light, but once the mouse has its batteries installed it has a much better weight to it. The keyboard doesn't move at all during use so the light weight doesn't affect the feel or the quality in the end.

    Batteries installed (2 AAA and 2 AA Duracell batteries supplied in the box) and the USB "dongle" plugged into my PC (NOTE: single, one for the mouse and keyboard combined), Windows XP found the devices within 30 seconds and they were both ready to use. A nice touch is that the mouse only requires one of its AA batteries to work - handy if you only have a single spare floating about in an emergency. The keyboard takes 2 AAA batteries.

    UPDATE: I've since tried this on Windows 7 and Mac OS, and both have worked perfectly.

    The mouse is very controllable, slightly more sensitive than my Microsoft wired mouse but very accurate and a nice positive button click and scrollwheel. There are no extra fancy buttons to be had here - just left, right, and middle (the wheel).
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    I'm really pleased with this keyboard and mouse. I received:

    1 x Microsoft wireless keyboard 800
    powered by 2 aaa batteries supplied

    1 x Microsoft wireless mouse 1000
    powered by 2 aa batteries supplied

    I just plugged in the very small USB wireless adapter and let my pc (running windows xp service pack 3) find it. I inserted the batteries into the mouse and into the keyboard and off I went.

    There is no on/off switch on the keyboard, I guess it must be switched off whenever a key is not being pressed). There are no indicator lights (e.g. no caps lock indication), but that's no big deal. The keyboard has a nice feel to it, and is not at all clunky. It has a calculator button which is quite useful, plus volume control and play/pause both of which I keep forgetting about! Other functions are pretty much the same as any other keyboard.

    Underneath the mouse there is a place to store the usb wireless adapter should you wish to remove it. The mouse stays switched on all the time unless you switch it off, and there is a small on/off switch on the bottom. Probably 50% of the time I forget to switch it off at the end of the day. After a month it still appears to be working well, with no sign of battery failure due to me forgetting.

    The mouse has just two buttons, plus a scroll wheel which also can act as a button. It has a nice feel to it. I've not changed the settings. The default settings are nice and responsive but not too much either.

    The wireless range is pretty good and both easily work at 15 feet away, any more than that and I can't see the keys or mouse pointer anyway!

    The speed of inserting characters or responding to mouse movement are no different to my built-in laptop keyboard or mouse.
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    This desktop set is quite stylish, nicely positive keys and doesn't need to be in sight of the receiver. It has about a 15 foot range so it won't matter if your machine is hidden away as it'll still work perfectly. Heaps better than my previous wireless keyboard. The seller was A1 too and it was delivered very quickly. Recommended.
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    I use several different keyboards regularly. I have a wired HP keyboard, which is a little noisy and clicky but OK. A couple of "A4 Tech" wireless keyboards/mice from Maplins which are very compact, but the key action is too heavy and they're noisy.

    I also have a 6 year-old Belkin wireless keyboard/mouse which until now was my favourite - simple, but effective.

    Despite only giving it 4 stars (I'll explain why), this Microsoft deskset is my new favourite. (And it must be good, as I'm not a big fan of Microsoft!)

    The key features are:
    - 2.4GHz band: better reception, works from about 10ft away through a wall, and at least 15ft in air for me (I just tested it!) Bear in mind you wouldn't normally want to use a keyboard through a wall, of course.
    - 3-button ambidextrous mouse
    - tiny USB receiver that stows under the mouse for safe-keeping
    - slim profile (overall thickness of keyboard, and height are on the slim side
    - keyboard feet to raise angle
    - mouse takes 2xAA batteries, keyboard 2xAAA (all supplied, all Duracell in my box)
    - key caps have varnished transfers rather than etched/moulded characters; these sometimes wear poorly, but we'll need to wait for a while to see how it goes...

    As usual, some pros and cons to help you decide.
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