Wireless keyboard and mouse set features three-year battery life and a tiny unifying, wireless receiver that stays in your laptop and lets you add devices as you need them. Low-profile keyboard features Incurve keys and a cushioned palm rest. Concave keys position your fingers properly. Hyperfast scrolling lets you fly through long documents with the nearly frictionless scroll wheel, or shift to precise click-to-click scrolling to navigate lists, slides and image collections. Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity offers encrypted, secure cordless technology for reliable connection with virtually no lags or dropouts. The LCD dashboard gives you at-a-glance icon status of your battery, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock and Num Lock, so you won't skip a beat while typing. Keyboard and mouse are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 and include USB 2.4Ghz unifying receiver, four AA alkaline batteries, and CD with software.
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Very Good Mouse - HORRIBLE keyboard
Posted by: FLTechnogeek from: Parkland, FL on
I purchased the MK710 mouse and keyboard combo locally from another store. I primarily needed a mouse but bought the combo with the unifying receiver. The keyboard had some nice features. I especially liked the LCD display that showed caps lock and num lock status. However that is about all I liked about it. The flat smooth keys made touch typing very difficult. I rarely look at a keyboard when typing, and typically just put my hands on the keyboard and type. Not with this keyboard, you really need to look just to get your hands in the right position. The low profile keys have very little spacing between them which makes it very easy to hit the wrong key and you don't get the tactile feedback of the edges of the keys as you type. It's really worse than it would seem. The function keys were small and had alternate functions for things other keyboards have dedicated alternate buttons for such as launching email. This was marginally annoying, but I could have lived with that. My daughter who normally doesn't use my computer used the keyboard for just a couple of minutes and immediately commented about the keyboard. I really don't see the need for the low profile desktop keyboard, other than to make it look cheap, and to make it cheap. The whole keyboard looks and feels cheap. On a laptop there is a reason to make low profile keyboards, but not for a desktop keyboard.
The mouse on the other hand I liked, for the most part. The mouse is ergonomic and fits reasonably well in my hand. It is still a little smaller than the Microsoft Mouse it replaces, but works much better. The mouse movement is smooth and accurate and doesn't have any of the lags that the Microsoft Mouse had when left idle. The scroll wheel has two modes, a free wheeling flywheel mode, and another mode with the more typically click stop. There is a mechanical button to switch between the two modes. In the click mode it works fine and as expected. The flywheel mode is really nice but has some minor problems that seem to vary by mouse (more below). The flywheel works really well, and lets you scroll really quickly through web pages and documents. You can still easily control where you are, as long as your finger is on the scroll wheel. However when you let go of the scroll wheel, even if it was stopped, it moves, usually up and makes the web page or document move from where you selected. If you are extremely careful, and slowly remove your finger from the wheel it will do it a little less. It almost feels as if the wheel is unbalanced and if you let go with a "heavy" part up it will roll down. The mouse click is a little quieter than the Microsoft mouse, which I strongly prefer. It is easier to click and makes much less noise. The two side buttons (default forward and back buttons) are fairly well placed. They are a little small and tend to be slightly difficult to press, but overall they are fine. There is another almost hidden third button on the side that you can hit with your thumb. It defaults to displaying all open windows.
I subsequently returned the keyboard and mouse combo and bought the mouse by itself from Best Buy. While it is the same model, it seems much better and doesn't seem to roll by itself after you let go. There is either slightly more friction (although it still spins very freely), or is better balanced. Whatever the case it is better than the same model that was bundled with the keyboard. It does have some jitter though. When you let go of the scroll wheel it will sometime jump one click back and forth for a few times and then settle down.
So the summary is that I really didn't like the keyboard at all. While it had some nice features, the main feature of typing was in my opinion horrible. The mouse however I really like. Yes, the scroll wheel can be finicky and sometimes annoying, but overall the mouse is really good, and MUCH better than the Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 that it will be replacing.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Everything I could ask for
Posted by: TheRoth from: Washington, DC on
I bought this product to replace a competitors product that didn't work out. The drivers were easy to install with the included CD, and I was using the combo within minutes of getting it out of the box. The keyboard has it all: hot key combinations for 90% of what I use my computer for. The pad at the bottom is very comfortable and ergonomic. A dashboard at the top of the keyboard clearly displays which "Lock" keys you have enabled, as well as a battery monitor. Overall the keyboard is sleek, very user friendly, and I've had no problems with missing keystrokes (unlike my last wireless keyboard/mouse combination). Speaking of the mouse, it has a variety of functions that make navigation a breeze (i.e. a side button lets you easily switch between windows you are working on). Two scrolling speeds are available that can be switched by simply pressing a button up top. It's light, responsive, and also has a low battery indicator as well. One of the more creative features is a space by the batteries in the mouse to store the USB for when transporting the mouse and keyboard on the go. The USB by the way is tiny, but has no problem picking up commands from the keyboard and the mouse. I don't usually write reviews on products, but I was so happy with this keyboard/mouse combo that I felt compelled to.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great combo for productivity and gaming
Posted by: retrox from: NC on
I picked this combo up on sale mainly because I needed it for a new build and because... well, it was on sale. I couldn't be happier with my purchase thus far.
The keys are wonderfully silent although not as springy as I'm used to, but I like the feel of the keyboard and I'm adapting to it quickly. The LCD display is a nice touch for at-a-glance monitoring of the keyboard's various states, including battery level. The mouse included is the Marathon Mouse M705. It's a great mouse, albeit a bit small for my large-ish hand. I'll probably upgrade to a beefier Logitech mouse in the future (Unifying Technology will make that a breeze), but for now the M705 is fine for my purposes (which include marathon sessions with Starcraft II and Skyrim) . I had my worries about wireless, especially when gaming, but these units are just as reliable and responsive as any wired setup I've used in the past. I was planning on sinking a Benjamin into a "real" wired gaming mouse for increased performance, and I'm sure glad I didn't.
I've been a fan of Logitech peripherals for many years, and they have yet to disappoint me. This combo is no different. Great buy at the retail price, and a steal if you can nab it on sale.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Great keyboard for hyperfast scrolling.
Posted by: Curlee from: Denver, Colorado on
I have the black keyboard to match my black processor and black monitor. The incurve keys are very comfortable to use. The hyperfast scrolling makes it easy to navigate on my computer and on the internet.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Pricey, but high quality
Posted by: Hightower8655 from: Stillwater, OK on
I really like this keyboard. The keys take some getting used to, but after about an hour I felt at home with the keys. They are very comfortable and easy to type with. I also like the LCD screen that tells you whether the Caps Lock, Num Lock, etc is on. Finally, others disagree, but I acutally like that the Function keys were combined with the F1, F2, etc keys. It keeps the keyboard looking more sleek and not too "busy".
The only issue I can find is that the included software used to reprogram the keyboard does not seem to be effective. I tried to change some of the function keys to serve as either instant links to websites or to open a different program (i.e. Music button would be switched so that it opened Zune instead of the default (Windows Media Player)) but the default function remain. I feel this bears mentioning, though other consumers may not have the same issue.
Overall, I am very impressed with the keyboard and definitely recommend it to anyone interested. For reference, I replaced a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1.1 and Mouse combo.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: FlBengal from: Longwood FL on
Absolutely love the keyboard! Well worth the money. Great response time and is the only one I found with indicator LIGHTS for cap & number lock on. Still waiting to see if batteries really last 3 years.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great so far . . .
Posted by: NiKe116 from: Westchester County, NY on
I was experiencing a lot of problems with typing documents on my laptop. Basically the cursor would jump around the more I typed or if I typed with any speed. Now, it appears that issue has been resolved! In the past moving the cursor using the pad on the laptop was annoying. This ergonomic mouse enables me to type as fast as I need to, without sticking, and with ease and comfort. I LOVE THIS WIRELESS MOUSE! It is smooth and fits in my hand well. Overall, a great combo!
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Replaced older keyboard with same model.
Posted by: mjd123123 from: Richmond, VA on
I replaced our old Logitec with this new version of the same model. Our old one had gotten a bit sticky and some of the letters were rubbing off. Glad to pick up the same board again.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Great device but why not just bluetooth?
Posted by: onlinesmurf from: Mission Viejo on
I think the unifying receiver is a good idea but a unecessary one. They could have just used bluetooth, but they want to make it proprietary.
This is a knock on logitech. The item itself is very good. The mouse is decent and has a large button on the left side. This by default shows all open windows. While it is a good feature, you find yourself touching that button my mistake (especially when shutting it off). The wierd scroll button is trash. I rather that been search or something else. The keyboard has a good feel, but the legs move when you don't want them to.
I think that they need to start designing these type of keyboards to be smaller. When using it wih a HTPC on a lapdesk, it is still a bit big.
Overall I would recommend especially when on sale.
28 out of 48 found this review helpful.
Not overly filled with joy
Posted by: kittenzkiss from: on
I have to say that my Microsoft board that I had prior to this one was much better. The keys were smoother and the spacing was much better. I am not a fan of the mouse that came with it either. Seems to have a mind of its own when scrolling and sometimes my page magnifies from 100% to 176% simply just by scrolling the page, never going anywhere near the magnification for internet explorer.