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Logitech - MK540 Advanced Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Bundle - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1005 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    FIXED lag issue/poor connectivity, overall good

    Posted
    xkandakex
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    I was about to return this set due to the EXTREME lag issue and poor Bluetooth connectivity reported by some others. Both the mouse and keyboard were unusable, it was that bad. However I was able to troubleshoot it and resolve the problem by taking the following two steps: - Download the Logitech Options automatic driver update software from the Logitech website. Simply look up the MK540 product, scroll all the way to the bottom and click the "get support" button. Then click on "downloads". Select your OS version and install the software. - On your PC tower, switch the USB port that the unifying receiver is plugged into and see if that fixes the issue. I have an older model Logitech wireless set hooked up to a different PC that was laggy once in a great while and my husband discovered that the USB port itself was failing or damaged. A simple fix but effective. It seems like the majority of people who purchase this set don't have to do this and are able to just plug and play, but give these two fixes a try if you run into the dreaded lag issue. The set itself has a pretty good feel, although the keyboard action is a little soft for my taste. My only complaint about the mouse is that it does not have a smooth wheel scrolling option. It's a great value when on sale though and definitely worth the price when working correctly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not horrible, but not great

    Posted
    SCBlair
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had been planning on buying a new keyboard to replace my ancient Microsoft one and was looking at mechanical ones but didn't like the price. I purchased this on a package deal when I bought a monitor for my son. While it's not horrible, it definitely isn't as great as the keyboard it replaced. The keys feel a little closely spaced and small, but that may just take some getting used to. It's a little hard to tell one key from another at times. The bevel of the keys are less than those of my previous keyboard, which makes the space in between them less noticeable to touch. Feel is also a bit mushy. Not as bad as a laptop keyboard, but much more like a laptop keyboard than not. I've had issues with key presses not registering, especially in games. I don't game primarily, so I wasn't really looking for something with all the bells and whistles of a gaming keyboard. But I do expect to move forward when I press "W", which doesn't always happen. The mouse is fine, though the wheel is a bit more "clicky" than I like which to me makes it feel cheap. I wish you could set the scroll speed in the Logitech Options software but you can't. It works for an inexpensive wireless keyboard setup. It's relatively comfortable and appropriate for home use. But we shall have to see how it does for business use. But I may upgrade this sooner rather than later.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The blue-tooth connection is weak

    Posted
    SamL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I just took the keyboard out of the box, just ten minutes ago, and started using it, and just now it started giving me problems. The keyboard looks nice and feels comfortable to type on, but the bluetooth connection will suddenly give out for a few seconds, and during that time, nothing I typed would show up on the screen. Either that, or the keys that I typed would show up multiple times. If this was to happen every once in a while, then I wouldn't mind, but there will be about three to four minutes of typing where everything would work just fine, and then another minute or two of having to deal with this issue. I had a bluetooth keyboard in the past that gave me this same problem, and I thought it was just a poor quality keyboard (even though it was more expensive than this keyboard). Unfortunately, the issue is the same, despite the positive reviews this keyboard got on the Best Buy website. I use a PC, and the blue tooth USB is connected to the PC two-and-a-half feet away from where I'm using the keyboard (I measured the distance). Note. I was typing this review using the bluetooth keyboard, but the connection decided to cut off, so I'm typing it with my old wired keyboard, which I bought the BT keyboard to replace... sigh. Conclusion: The bluetooth connection is terrible. Save yourself a migraine and don't buy this keyboard.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Works Erratically

    Posted
    PhillFri
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    They keyboard lags and stops working while typing. Then a few seconds later it will spit out all the keystrokes that have been backed up in the keyboard buffer because the software isn't responding. The software is definitely buggy. You can click on a sentence two rows down from the current keyboard cursor position and the mouse cursor will move to the new position but the keyboard cursor will remain in the old position. My keyboard is two feet away from the keyboard dongle. I've installed new batteries in the keyboard. Unplugged and replugged the keyboard dongle. The only way you can get it to work again is to reinstall everything - meaning you need to keep another regular mouse and keyboard handy all the time. Even their Options software is so badly designed that you can't tab to any field. You have to have another mouse installed because it will only work with a mouse. I'm afraid Logitech has gone the way of most American companies today. All they are interested in is taking your money and giving you the cheapest made product possible. Quality control only eats into their profits.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    very decent, reliable

    Posted
    MikeM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This mk540 keyboard is very reliable, has nice lay-out, very thoughtfully dedicated sound-volume buttons, is very nice looking, and has sufficient sturdiness and weight to feel respectable. (not lightweight hollow plastic junk). The keystroke travel is longer than recent-fashion chiclet keyboards. but still not as long as traditional full-travel. I prefer the traditional longer travel. So, I like this keyboard a lot. However, while not feeling like rattly junk, the keys' springy feel is less than excellent. It's ok. But it makes me not love it. (I also have a K800 keyboard. It's keystroke feel is amazingly superior.) The mouse is a nice size, somewhat larger than the M325, which is my favorite. I immediately removed the wheel's click-spring to make it roll the same as a M325. (very easily done in one minute). Then I realized the M325 wheel gives a lot more scroll for the same amount of rotation. So, I'm a little disappointed with that reality. This mouse is almost fully rubber coated and feels really nice to touch. Mainly, I like it so much, I have both it and a M325 attached to the unifying receiver and alternate between them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Key Board

    Posted
    ScanDisk
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    Plugable UD-6950H provides dual HDMI and DisplayPort (DP++) outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, audio input/output & six USB 3.0 ports. Dual DisplayPort and HDMI ports support two displays up to 4K@60Hz when using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0 displays and cables. Also supports popular lower resolution modes such as 3440x1440, 2560x1440, 1920x1080 (1080P) and more Please note DisplayPort and HDMI are separate standards which utilize different cables and connectors. Most PC monitors and all TVs do not have DisplayPort connections. Conversion to HDMI, Single-Link DVI, or VGA is possible via adapters (sold separately). See additional adapter model information below System requirements: Windows system with USB 3.0 Type-A port, DisplayPort or HDMI displays, Intel SkyLake i3 or previous generation Intel Core i7, AMD A10 at 2.0GHz or better. Intel HD 4000, AMD Radeon HD 8650, NVidia GeForce 7xxM or better. 8GB of RAM or more. Requires DisplayLink Graphics driver to be installed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Aesthetic Keyboard and Mouse Combo

    Posted
    TravisJ
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    I've been using this mouse and keyboard for several weeks at work. The keyboard is full size with a lot of great shortcuts for the function keys as well as dedicated keys for calculator, volume, and mute. The keyboard also has a simplistic yet aesthetic design The keys are slightly raised and rounded and very clearly marked. There isn't an abundance of branding on the top. The rubberized risers snap out easily and provide good grip from sliding on the desktop. The mouse is simplistic in design but tracks and functions well. The mouse takes a single AA battery to operate and provides storage for the USB wireless adapter. For the price, I wish the mouse had side-to-side scrolling by tilting the wheel and perhaps forward/back buttons on the left side, which are becoming more common in mice. Also, small gripe, but the function key on the keyboard is to the right of the spacebar. This is a very uncommon (in my experience) location for this key.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Logitech Makes The Best - Here's Another One!

    Posted
    Rodeobo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I never have any reservations about purchasing any Logitech product as they always put QUALITY and functionality first! This is a great keyboard and mouse set. The keyboard isn't the lightest one you'll ever use, but it stays put, has a great touch, and as every keyboard has it's feel and sound, this is perfect for me. I use a keyboard in my lap most of the time and due to the sturdiness of this one, it stays put and doesn't flop around like my previous keyboard that was very light. The mouse is also very nice and ergonomically fits my hand well. The software suite is great and you can customize the keyboard and mouse to your liking. Most additional software suites are pretty useless from my experiences, but this one is easy to use and nicely customizable to your liking. Battery life is great as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable with quiet keys

    Posted
    Marmalade
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This keyboard and mouse has basic features, so if you are looking for a multimedia keyboard with a power button, then consider the Wave combo. The MK540 mouse is also basic, so there's no additional side buttons. That said, this is a sturdy, sleek, and quiet keyboard. It does not clack when you type (unlike the Wave version) and the buttons are nicely rounded for speedy typers. I was expecting a flimsy and plastic-ey keyboard and mouse, so I was pleasantly surprised by the elegant quality and heft of both. I had no issues with set-up; just plug in the usb dongle , make sure the board and mouse are turned on, and it's ready to go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and No set-up required

    Posted
    SADave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I used a cordless mouse at work many years ago and it never stayed charged, so I've used corded mice and keyboards exclusively since. I needed to replace a well worn OEM keyboard recently and there just aren't too many corded keyboards around. This Logitech MK540 included a mouse and a tiny USB plug at an excellent price. We've been using it for more than a month and are very satisfied. The keyboard could use some internal insulation because it rattles a bit when you type--it performs well. The mouse is very sensitive and I am getting used to that. Set-up was a snap. Put the batteries in and plug the USB connector into a port on my desktop and everything works--simplest thing I've done to a computer lately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Convenient, but tons of lag with my system

    Posted
    Yamahaguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've had multiple wireless devices over the years, and this one is like the others - convenient to have no wires in the way, and the keyboard is very comfortable to type on. That said, I've had a lot of difficulty with lag - I bought this as an accessory to a new HP Pavilion desktop, and they don't seem to work well together. The mouse and keyboard both tend to lag - you move the mouse and it 'stutters' on the screen, or hit a key and nothing from the keyboard. I've tried disabling and enabling them, and removing and reinstalling the sending unit, but don't seem to have found the solution yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good KeyBoard & Mouse with some sacrifices

    Posted
    TechLover
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    I purchased this wireless mouse and keyboard for my friend and immediately noticed that the palm-rest area was too small and too hard. Not only does it hurt to lay your palm on it, it only supports half of your palm. As such, half your palm is on the desk and the other half is in the palm-rest. The material is also hard plastic which doesn’t feel good after extensive use. This is an okay deal for $29.99 (when on sale) but I would rather recommend the MK570 bundle which has a better keyboard (way larger palm-rest with cushion) and mouse (back and forward buttons on the side)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice improvement over the old MK530

    Posted
    ComputerGuy86

    I bought the MK540 to replace an older MK530. After 6 years the batteries had started to leak in the keyboard to the point that the contacts had fallen apart. So I set out to buy the same setup since I liked the 530 so much. But then I found out Logitech had come out with a successor to the 530. The MK540 has better keys with better feed back and raised surfaces that make typing easier. The other functions are the same as the 530 but the buttons are just modernized. So overall the MK540 is a good keyboard as it does what I need it to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I've had problems with the mouse

    Posted
    Sue12345
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    The first keyboard and mouse bundle I purchased, the keyboard was very simple to set up and worked perfectly from the beginning.The wireless mouse is another story. The first one failed after about half an hour; it had no power. A new battery did not help. It worked for a few seconds, then it died again. I exchanged the mouse for another one, which worked for about a week (with very light use) before it died, too. I am going to return it and try a different model/brand. I am hoping it will not be a hassle, considering that the price was based on it being bundled with the keyboard.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice feel, not a great connection

    Posted
    Beej
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    I really like the size and feel of this keyboard. It just feels "right". Unfortunately, it doesn't maintain a great connection with the computer. I will often start typing with no response for several seconds and once connected it will splash a slew of characters, sometimes out of order. The mouse also seems laggy, I believe it's the poor connection. So, it works, more or less, and I think I'm too lazy to do anything else about it. Or maybe I'm just too cheap to buy a better one. Either way, just know you get what you pay for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a Keyboard & Mouse - what can I say?

    Posted
    TLHsen
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    Hard not to give it 5-stars. It's a wireless keyboard and mouse for a Windows computer -- replacing one that wouldn't take a charge anymore (which was less than a year old). So this one uses a battery. It connected easily. It's not some funky ergonomic shape. The mouse is a standard mouse. It all worked right away -- no fuss no muss. It's not the cheapest and not the most expensive. I got it for a guy who's older -- and needs to be able to do "normal" browsing, banking, and emailing. It fit the bill just right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable, easy to use and reasonably priced

    Posted
    CharlieM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    In general Logitech products are competitive with more expensive products. There are times in fact that Logitech could be a little more expensive, but worth it. This mouse and keyboard keep running without much maintenance at all. Battery life is exceptionally strong, and nothing ever seems to go wrong. There are no stuck keys, there are no mis-typings and while it is a critical piece of all work on a computer the mouse and keyboard, except for gamers, seems to go mostly overlooked. This is definitly worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very stiff

    Posted
    Samus
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    Bought this on an early black friday sale. It was the more expensive of the two I was considering, which I expected would mean it was better. That was apparently wrong. I would never have bought this if I'd been able to touch it first, and I'm planning on returning it at my earliest convenience. Both the keys on the keyboard and the roller button on the mouse are extremely stiff. They feel like buttons that have spent years getting clogged with dust and grime. (They don't 'click' at all either, if that's something you're into.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What A Difference Wireless Makes

    Posted
    CAVEMAN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Wireless is the way to go and the Logitech MK540 is the way to go wireless. The set-up comes with batteries preinstalled, you pull out the plastic tabs so the batteries can connect, install the USB receiver so the mouse/keyboard can communicate with the computer and you're ready to rock. My set auto connected right away. You're going to like the MK 540 the function, look and feel is of a much pricier unit. The keys are soft touch and rounded on the edges and both units are a pleasant matte finish. Try it you'll like it...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good 4 the money

    Posted
    Bubba
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    Decent inexpensive mouse and keyboard. I dont use the mouse. I'm a photographer and need something with multiple buttons but the keyboard layout is one of the most comfortable out of the selection at my best buy. It us a little load when typing but the feel is nice. The connection doesn't work well if you have a thick wooden desk and keep your keyboard all the way in the drawer and the USB dongle more then 5 feet away. Dont get it if that is the case. Luckily I have a USB hub extension because the connection tends to lag when it's more then 4 feet away.

    I would recommend this to a friend