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Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000


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  • Calculator Functionality: No
  • Chip Card Reader: No
  • Flexible Keyboard: No
  • Magnetic Card Reader: No
  • Numerical Block Included: No
  • Platform: PC / Mac
  • Remote Control: No
  • Separate Mouse Included: Yes
  • Type: Keyboard
  • Type of Connection: Bluetooth
  • USB: Yes
  • USB Hub: No
  • Voice Control: No
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandMicrosoft
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions45.1 x 21.1 x 2 cm
Item model number69Z-00005
SeriesWireless Entertainment Desktop 7000
  
Additional Information
ASINB000NDPHGG
Best Sellers Rank 161,900 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.9 Kg
Date First Available15 Feb. 2007
  
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Product Description

Now you can transition between work and fun with unprecedented ease and comfort. This ultra-thin entertainment desktop set with rechargeable mouse delivers on/off desk top-notch performance with virtually no interference-from up to 30 feet away.

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Rob UK VINE VOICE on 10 Sept. 2007
The Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 certainly looks the part. The gentle curve to the keyboard, the slim profile, various extra keys for assorted functions and a nicely shaped scroll-wheel mouse make this a very stylish package. The clue as to its real purpose is in the name... "Entertainment".

First up, installation is a breeze, and it took me less than 10 minutes to install this on a Windows XP machine that had no existing Bluetooth connectivity. Simply unpack the various parts, insert the batteries into the keyboard (a trifle fiddly but hopefully not something you have to do more than a couple of times a year), put the rechargeable battery in the mouse, plug in the mouse charger and wait for an hour for it to charge up. Then insert the Bluetooth dongle into your PC and load the software. The one gotcha is that you need to be connected to the Internet at this point as Windows needs to download a critical Bluetooth update before the software will install. One reboot later and both keyboard and mouse are working fine without even having to resort to pressing the `connect' button on each device.

Now you must remember that as the name suggests, Microsoft are marketing this as a desktop combo that's equally at home on your lap controlling a media PC in the living room as it is sitting on a desktop, so it's a keyboard of compromises. Stick with that thought and you'll be ok. Keyboard build quality is top notch, and for such a thin device it is reassuringly solid, with no sign of flexing. The key layout and feel is very much like a laptop, and there's a nice weight and feedback to the key presses. The additional keys are all clearly marked and well positioned, although the function keys aren't really keys at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Randhawa on 2 April 2008
As a Pc novice i was expecting a very advanced and technical keyboard that would take a while to get the hang of. However it is perfectly suitable for amateurs like myself and the fact that the tab button actually has 'TAB' spelled on it is great also. The mouse works fine as far i know and the keyboard sits nicely in my lap while i type.

However, the bluetooth reciever that comes with it is messing with my Pc as when its plugged in my Pc freezes on startup and sometimes again when shutting down. however thats a small issue that im sure is down to Vista or something and i proberly just need to adjust something.

Also id like to mention the best feature of this keyboard which is the integrated mouse, with the sensor pad on the right hand side (Around the OK button) and the left and right mouse buttons on the left hand side. this makes navigating with the keyboard very easy and you can hold it like a SNES controller (Old School!) which makes it quite comfortable too.

Overall a very good product that gives you the choice of not even using the standalone mouse. great for relaxing with the keyboard where a mouse mat wouldnt work (Bed, Sofa etc). However the blutooth issue stops me giving it 5 stars.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By prince on 25 Jun. 2007
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What a nice keyboard, lovely keys, great to use.
The mouse is for left or right handed people so it's not quite as comfy as the intellimouse specifically for right handed people but it is ok.
It is lighter with only one battery to power it so that's nice, rechargeable too, just the mouse is, the next one out soon the 8000 has rechargeable mouse & keyboard.
Few problems with the bluetooth not connecting very well to start with but that seems to of sorted itself out.
Slight delay sometimes still when you start typing & when it catches up some letters from the start are missing so you have to keep an eye on it. Does give bluetooth connection for other devices too so that's handy.
Bit longer to be able to use when booting into windows as being another device you have to wait until windows has loaded the bluetooth devices along with the rest of your drivers.
I have had to order another one as at home using a standard keyboard now is like having red hot pokers shoved in your eyes, it's horrible.
If you like accessing special characters using the number pad for eg holding alt down & hit 156 gives you the pound symbol, alt 0174 the registered symbol etc, well I can't do it now as I don't have a number pad on here, you can use the special button & turn the numbers along the top into a number keypad but you can't access the special characters, well not yet anyway.
(Now a while on & all you have to do is hold down the Fn key, then hit what number you want, the numbers are on some of the letter keys)
It does do some other weird things like the screen seems to refresh a lot, the magnifier facility seems to turn itself on but with those problems it's still well worth it but stops it getting 5 stars.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Smith on 3 Aug. 2007
The mouse is as good in use than the previous MS Wireless Laser Mice, and the keyboard is excellent - as someone who doesn't make much use of the number pad, I didn't miss it. However, for me, there are a number of flaws that prevent me from giving it more than two stars.

1) Mouse battery life - I have another wireless Microsoft mouse that requires a new battery every few months with intensive use. The mouse in this set requires a recharge every week or so, with its own supplied battery (2100MaH), and it's not much better with a 2500MaH Uniross rechargeable battery. Not a problem if you don't mind having the mouse sitting on the charging pad when not in use, but I prefer to not waste the electricity or desk space this requires.

2) I run a dual boot system. While the BIOS recognises the keyboard on every boot, Windows loses the connection each time I boot to a different operating system, requiring a monotonous reconnection every time (and this is even more frustrating if it coincides with a time when the mouse's battery has discharged...).

3) I have a wireless xbox 360 controller for the PC (also by Microsoft). It interferes with the Bluetooth K/M set, despite the fact it isn't a bluetooth device itself. None of the keyboard, mouse or xbox wireless controller work properly when they are all connected. This may not be a problem with the K/M set, but Microsoft really should manage to ensure compatibility between its own wireless products.

All in all, very frustrating, because I really like the keyboard and mouse. However, at the moment they are sitting in the cupboard, and are likely to stay there.
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