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A good bundle minus one or two features
on 3 September 2008
As a replacement for my suddenly problematic wireless HP keyboard, I decided to go for this Microsoft Keyboard & mouse bundle.
It's really easy to use as you just plug it into your PC and it recognises the hardware, you connect the keyboard & mouse to the wireless receiver and away you go!
Along with the hotkeys which provide fast access to your email, music, my computer, favourites & Internet home page, there are volume controls and a play/pause button which are all very useful, however there is no forward/rewind control and shockingly no Sleep button! I see no reason why a sleep button should be excluded from any keyboard. For me, it is an essential and I hope there is a way to assign this feature to another key.
The keyboard is stylishly designed with drainage holes in case you spill anything on it and the keys have good positive feedback when typing but I am very dissapointed with the height due to the 'legs' of the keyboard being unable to give the necessary tilt to make typing more comfortable and ergonomic. Also, with the legs down, the keyboard is tilted backwards and therefore is not an option.
The optical mouse has a good build quality and has the added benefit of a sleep function so that it doesn't use up the battery when not in use.
Overall, it is a very good quality package which is slightly let down by the height/tilt & absence of a sleep button. Recommended if you don't mind these factors otherwise look at later models.