I received this combo set from Amazon EU three days before forecast, so that was a nice surprise. And so far, it has lived up to its promise. I bought it to replace a corded keyboard which had become increasingly unreliable & the fact that it's cordless is a surprising bonus.
The keys are noticeably quieter than the previous one, the very large backspace ( & mysteriously, another spare one on the top right, in case you forget where the main one is, presumably) & delete keys are also nice, as I make a lot of typos as I type quite fast. It also has the dinky little fold-out feet at the back to angle it, with rubber bumpers on the lower bit, so it doesn't slide about on the desktop & comes with batteries pre-installed.
It has a predominantly matte surface, so not the dust & fingerprint magnet my previous one was. The calculator key is very useful, as are the alternate function keys, actuated by pushing the blue 'fn' key. One slight niggle is that the silver media keys at the top don't have very distinct symbols on them, making it slightly difficult to see their function. One of these completely shuts down your pc with one button press: very handy.
Oddly, it doesn't have Caps Lock or Num Lock leds, but a small screen advice notice appears when you activate them, & who doesn't always have Num Lock On?
The quiet & discrete action of the keys is also very positive for a cheap membrane keyboard (as opposed to the more expensive mechanical ones) & overall & it's quite a bit smaller dimension-wise than the monstrous gaming keyboard it's replaced. The handy thing about having a cordless keyboard is that you can just pick it up & place it aside if you actually feel the need to write something on paper on your desktop, or eat a meal. OK, I was joking about that last bit, as I'm not that desperate or slobbish & I have a table in the dining room to eat meals from. But you know what I mean. Quickly frees up deskspace.
It claims very long battery life but I haven't had it long enough to test the 24 month claim. Anyway, for the particularly frugal, it has an on/off switch underneath. I'm very pleased with it, & at the current Amazon price, it's a winner by my standards.
Now, the mouse......
I didn't need another mouse as I have an ancient cordless Logitech M510 using a similar tiny USB dongle in one of the pc's front USB ports, so expected it to work immediately, along with the keyboard, as it's got the Logitech Unifying software previously installed. Alas, the new (tiny) dongle, which looks identical to my old one, didn't work with my old M510, which is perfectly weighted, big, tall, sophisticated (much like me) & perfectly suited to my hand & loads better than the cordless M215 which comes bundled with this combo.
Compared to the M215 my old M510 is a Rolls Royce, so I was momentarily dispirited.
The M215 which comes bundled is quite small, has no left-hand back/forward browser buttons, no left/right scroll function on the scroll wheel, & is, if I put it delicately, is more suitable for a smaller female hand than mine & is much less sophisticated than the M510 & makes a scratchy noise on my Fellowes gel-pad mouse mat, which the M510 doesn't. It's a piece of c**p frankly. But OK for a lady or a dwarf. Not a Man's Mouse.
I got on the Logitech site/support & updated the Unifying Software, switched off the 510 then on again & Bingo! It instantly recognised it & worked, as the Unifying software recognised the 510 after specifying it in the simple menu. You can run up to six Logitech unifying peripherals from the same dongle, so that might be helpful to people who have other cherished Logitech input products like me. However, my M510 cost more than this keyboard/mouse combo combined.
The supplied M215 might be small & light so more suitable for use with a laptop & at least I've got a spare mouse in case my M510 goes kaput (unlikely).
All in all, 5 stars for the keyboard, at its price point, but missed 5 stars due to the patheticness of the mouse in this combo. But if you're not too fussy about mice, disregard this.
All in all, typical Logitech quality & build, & for a membrane keyboard, this is good enough for me. Recommended.