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Microsoft - Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 Curved Keyboard and Mouse - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1142 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the keyboard and mouse combo for me

    Posted
    Simon
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    I purchased it at a local Bestbuy store yesterday, and I have to say, this combo is meant for me. I was looking for a new keyboard to replace my old one. I checked through BestBuy.com and found this keyboard was on sale. However, when I was ready to checkout, I found it was not available at my area, and I wouldn't be able to get it after a week. On the other hand, I am also an Amazon Prime member, I checked through Amazon and found a matched price, and I would only wait for two days to get it. After I made up my mind to order through Amazon, the story went to the opposite way. I was wandering around my local BestBuy and waited to pickup my new Logitech G602 (which was also on sale), I found this baby was sitting alone on the shelf, yes, this was the only one left in the store or someone ordered online but changed his/her mind, even the shopping assistant couldn't explain why this "mysterious" keyboard was there. I took it without a second thought. Pros: 1. The physical design is really comfortable for my hands, especially for the mouse. I don't have a huge hand, and the mouse is just about the size I can fully grip it. 2. The keyboard is very responsible for a wireless keyboard. It might have about 2~5ms delay, based on how far you put your receiver away from your keyboard and/or your desktop environment, if you have too many wireless device running at 2.4GHz, and your home Wi-Fi just happened to set as the same channel as the receiver channel, this could be a big problem, anyway, I don't have any of this issue. If you are unhappy about this delay when playing games, I would recommend you purchase a separate gaming keyboard like I do. 3. Customize your keys. For a daily use keyboard, you will have 26 keys on the keyboard, and 3 keys on the mouse that are capable to be customized, I would call it "a lot". I sometimes will have to use Macro when doing some work, while I don't like using the combination keys to start a Macro, setup a key on my mouse would save me 20% of the time to switch my hands to press multiple keys when working. Make sure to download the Mouse and Keyboard Center app from Microsoft. This is the part I think Microsoft could do some improvement in its OS. Otherwise you won't be able to customize your keys. https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/downloads/mouse-keyboard-center Cons: No major problem is found so far. One of the small issue I found was described above, the Mouse and Keyboard Center is a software needs to be downloaded separately, The other issue is the TOP customize-able keys 1 through 5 are only available for website or apps quick start. These unnamed keys would be my favorite if I could plant some Macros in it, but Microsoft limited these keys function, but allows you to customize the Macros from other named keys, such as, the homepage key, the email keys, the picture keys, etc. Overall, I am happy with my new keyboard and mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but

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    MtgyJoe
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    It's really not a slam at Microsoft but, rather, the general "We're selling this everywhere but we're too cheap to produce instruction guides for each language" mentality of all corporations. There is NO guide for the keyboard when you've got questions. For instance, the keyboard has a series of keys at the top--above the function keys--that I have no idea what they're used for (some are apparently for bringing up home page or adjusting volume but there are keys numbered 1 to 5, plus a star key, and I haven't a clue what these do). Also, the keyboard is lacking a VISIBLE display showing when the Number Lock or Caps Lock key is in use. Without these displays, entering passwords can be INCREDIBLY difficult (I had to go to the Microsoft website to find a way to do a workaround--had to go to my computer settings to set an audio signal); I think the Number Lock key is "on" by default. Aside from those inconveniences, the keyboard and mouse work pretty well. I did have a problem early on. I'd bought a new computer but wasn't happy with the keyboard and mouse that came with it (the keyboard was too small for my liking--the arrow keys were kind of smooshed into the number pad and I tended to hit the right arrow key when I wanted to type a 0; but I digress . . .). So, I got this one and it was working fine. Then a pre-installed program had an update that caused the computer to kind of crash. When I called the computer manufacturer to restore the computer, the new keyboard wouldn't work during the process. (That whole F8 while loading thing? Wasn't happening.) I waited a couple of days using the old keyboard before trying the new one, and haven't run across any problems. Of course, I haven't had to try any drastic measures (like the F8 thing). IF Microsoft would either make a GOOD user's manual for the keyboard (even online--the website's user manual isn't much better) OR included display lights ON the model (the available user manual covers a variety of different models--you have to figure out which features do and don't apply to yours), I would've given this at least 4 stars. If they did BOTH, it would've gotten 5 stars. As is, the keyboard will mostly do what you need it to do--just make sure you adjust your settings to make the keyboard alarm for the CAPS LOCK key. It will keep you from unnecessarily having to change passwords. (I ended up changing my password for one IMPORTANT site four times before I realized I didn't know if my CAPS LOCK key was on or off. The CAPS LOCK key, it turned out, had been on when I tried entering my password the first time and when I reset, then it was off when I tried entering the password after the reset.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Five star Keyboard, Two star mouse

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    Lightgamer25
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    I've had an older version of this light-curve ergonomic keyboard for years, and recently decided to upgrade to the wireless. PROS: The wireless works well as long as it's not plugged into the back of the computer, and the key action is fantastic. I like the ability to set the keyboard to different angles, and the large pad at the bottom is a definite improvement over my old one. The small Function buttons took a little getting used to, and I still miss having a large Escape key. CONS: the wireless receiver is over an inch and a half long. This wouldn't be a huge problem, but I have trouble getting it to receive when it's plugged into the back of my computer. I'd rather not have another USB port taken up on the front in the first place, but the high profile of the receiver has me worried about it being nudged, jostled and eventually broken. I prefer the lower profile universal receivers from Logitech. I can't say much as to the mouse's functionality because I only used it for about five minutes before going back to my old mouse. The mouse is made to be good for either right or left handed people, but I'm very used to my Logitech M705 which is ergonomic for my right hand. After five minutes of use, I was already getting wrist cramps from this mouse. Overall this is a good five star keyboard, and would have gotten all five stars if I could have simply have gotten the keyboard without having to get the mouse also. The profile of the receiver, while not a deal breaker is more than a little inconvenient, and also helped to shave some points off my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard

    Posted
    BobInIndiana
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    Similar to my other MS ergo keyboard, this one feels nice. The angle of the keys lets me keep my wrists straight as opposed to having to turn them like when using a standard linear keyboard. It's also wireless, which is nice, except when trying to get into the BIOS. I just use a wired keyboard for that and then resume using this for the rest of my stuff. I'm using it as I write this. There are pips on the F and J keys at the bottom of the key instead of in the center. I like that better myself. The 6 keys that include Home and End as well as the 4 arrows are arranged in a standard pattern (2 rows tall, 3 columns wide) so I didn't have to learn to use a narrower style. Also has a dedicated 10-key numeric pad. I still haven't taken the time to program the 5 special keys. I wish the Escape key was more prominent. I keep missing it when I want to use it. Half the time I hit the ~ key. Oh well, not a big issue. I rarely use the wireless mouse, but I would not have bought this duo had it not had the 2 thumb keys that I like to program for Enter and Back. I do the same thing at work and it makes doing things a lot easier!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    pmjglover
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    I was concerned about getting used to this keyboard as I had tried a split ergonomic keyboard before and not liked it very much. This keyboard is a different story however. If I have noticed a difference between this keyboard and my previous, non-curved ones, it is the natural feel for my hands as I type. There is no need to force my hands close together to use this keyboard. They naturally come at the keyboard at slight angles, and this makes typing really comfortable. The palm rest is an added bonus that provides the needed lift for my wrists. Also helpful are the markings on the shortcut keys. My kids used to ask me all the time how to copy and/or paste items, but not with this keyboard. And with time, they are learning the shortcuts without having to look at the markings. I had a bit of a problem getting the FN keys to work correctly, but all it took was looking up how they are meant to work. This was a case of user error and not the manufacturer's fault. Overall, this is an excellent keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super Comfortable

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    tucuarez
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    I've been using this for 2 weeks now and find it very comfortable. Unfortunately I got it for work and they won't let me use the programmable features, but the keyboard has worked out great. One thing I didn't pay attention to when I purchased it was that the Esc and Print Screen keys were so small and I use those a lot on a daily basis. The mouse is perfect for my hand. The mouse that usually comes with our work computers feels very small in my hand, but this one feels a little larger and more comfortable. The scroll wheel is really smooth and doesn't click which is kind of nice, its the kind of thing you didn't know you wanted until you got it. The buttons on the side of the mouse are very easy to get to, but like I said I haven't been able to use them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I had hoped for!

    Posted
    TamKay13
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    I was looking for a comfortable new keyboard that would be compatible with my new iMac. I knew that the Magic Keyboard/Mouse was not going to work for me so I did the research and asked at Best Buy and this one was recommended. It is not fully compatible with the iMac and it has caused me to get out the Magic Keyboard more than once to do simple functions like deleting files. I was looking for comfort and ease of use but this didn't do it. I changed all the settings that I could and it still didn't work. It's a good keyboard it's just not as compatible as it was made out to be. I guess if you don't spend lots of time working with files on your computer, then it may be ok for you but when I'm editing photos and organizing files, I need that delete button to work!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the third one is have purchased.

    Posted
    particularone
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    This is the third keyboard I have purchased. Two for work office and one for home use. Comfort design with the ergonomic curvature of the keyboard. Bought all when on sale, so very affordable price. Love all the short cuts marked on keyboard and the shortcut keys to open windows on the top row on keyboard, alllows for a lot less toggling. Favorite keyboard have had and have had many over the last 30 years. Also love the wireless response, which other keyboards have had a delay issue with when typing but not with this board. One thing I would like to see for improvement is a softer touch to keys. I am an extremely fast typist and the keys are a bit stiffer than I prefer so this is the only draw back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great combo for the price, good feel too

    Posted
    PeninsulaGal
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    This keyboard has a fairly good feel, unlike the "mush boards" that come with new PCs. I wish the Microsoft keys had a just a bit more resistance, like mechanical switches, but otherwise I am very pleased. The programmable function keys are especially nice. The ergonomics of this keyboard have worked better than I expected and my touch-typing accuracy is much better.. The mouse has excellent tracking, especially after I started using it on a solid metal mouse pad instead of a fabric-covered one. I can draw very precisely with it. Bottom line: short of having a more expensive keyboard with mechanical switches this is one of the best keyboards I've used because of its ergonomics and the programmable function keys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable keyboard and mouse

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    RtLvr99
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    This is my first wireless keyboard and mouse. The Microsoft product came as a set so this was an incentive for the purchase. I tested the feel of both the mouse and the keyboard at the store before deciding on purchasing. I have grown accustomed to the keyboard and not having the wires is great, a little less wire clutter behind the computer. The only thing I wish the keyboard did have was a light to indicate that Caps Lock and Number Lock are set. There are no indicator lights on this keyboard. Otherwise there is an ergonomic curve shape to the keyboard but it is still flat and has a quieter sound than other keyboards tested. I would recommend this Microsoft set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay for the price. it works

    Posted
    30mdive
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    Pros: It works. ergo is okay. Price was good. Cons: The usb dongle it 1"+ long, way to big by todays standards. The mouse is to large also. SEE PIC. The small one was my old one, the large one is the one for the Microsoft system being reviewed. You have to get use to deeper key strokes, much deeper than a laptop key board. Overall, it is okay, but the size of the dongle means you cannot leave it plugged into the usb without risking damage. everything else is personal preference.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this for a laptop

    Posted
    Hollandlaw

    I use this keyboard and mouse at work on a desktop system (older 5000 version, which is identical). I installed it about a year ago. Unfortunately, before I bought this one I failed to remember that it uses a FULL SIZED USB connector, not the nano-connector that everything else MS and other sell. This is going to be a disaster for my laptop and I will probably have to sent it back. EXTREMELY disappointed that this is NOT pointed out in ANY product manual advertisement, on the Microsoft site or any other site. I have been looking forward to using this on my laptop, but it would be broken in days. There is just no way to use it!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price.

    Posted
    Nate
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    The keyboard is actually pretty good for the price. There is plenty of room to rest my wrist. The mouse feels quite cheap in comparison to the keyboard. My biggest gripe is that the USB receiver must be stowed in order to turn off the power. I bought the set so that I could operate and shut down my computer from my bed, but the way it powers off, that makes it so I can't turn off the device without removing the reciever. It can even be a little tricky to stow the reciever as it is possible to stow without managing to shut the power off. That is unfortunate, but there may be a power-saving feature that I am unaware of. Overall, it is a decent set for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard

    Posted
    ckachu
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    This is a nice wireless keyboard/mouse combo. I had a similar model from about 10 years ago and it finally died. But if I had to compare the two models, I would have to say that I like the older one better. The hand rest is now plastic instead of a cushioned material. The keys have a sleeker look but because they are so low profile, it is easy (for me at least) to constantly press the wrong keys. Those are the only complaints that I have, otherwise they work fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard for extensive typing

    Posted
    Rhunt12
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    I was replacing my old keyboard - a Microsoft product that was old and the letters were worn off the keys, and I impulsively bought a logitech and mouse combo and discovered to my chagrin that while it seemed to work fine at first, I quickly discovered that the left control key did not work. I returned it and bought the Microsoft and mouse combo. I do like this one and it works great. One thing though, about the mouse, I don't particularly like the mouse scroll wheel, it feels too loose, but that is my personal feeling and doesn't interfere with it working properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    Posted
    MadIpaidThisMuch
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    It only got 1 star because of the comfort in typing. It seriously started to fall apart within just 5 weeks of use. Now it has been four months since purchasing it and none of the keys have any lettering left on them and I have nearly worn completely through many of them. At a pricetag this high, by God it ought to last me the full year. Now here I am needing to buy a new one already before I have no keys left at all. Seriously ticked off that I paid this much for it to fall apart so quickly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard good, mouse ok

    Posted
    Dave327736
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    I really like the feel of the keys, and the curved layout fits me just right. The mouse doesn't fit my hand as well as others I've used. I'm right handed, and the right side of the mouse is not contoured enough for my right ring finger. Connectivity is consistent and reliable. You need to download the software from Microsoft to utilize the additional buttons and features. Win 10 provides only the basic drivers. Overall, a decent enough set that I bought a second one for my desk at my day job, eliminating the transition from my home office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard/Mouse Combo

    Posted
    Jason
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    I always use ergo keyboards, and I'm always looking for the latest and greatest. I purchased this set to replace an older model in my home office. The keyboard feels great, the keys are fast and responsive and quiet. I love the fact that they moved all hot keys and multi function keys ot their own top row, and left the F keys to do their functions, but also allow them to do a host of other features. The mouse is very fast an accurate. I do wish the scroll wheel had a little more tension in it, scrolling can feel pretty loose on the model i have, but overall the combo is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent keyboard, no idea about the mouse!

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    liftbikerun
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    I purchased this as a replacement for a wired Mac keyboard. The keyboard works fine, batteries last a long time, I use this for work 8 hours a day, all day long and it has lasted me a good month+ without an issue. I wish the keyboard was Bluetooth, the wireless dongle when anything is plugged in next to it (in an accompanying USB slot) causes the keyboard to stutter and keystrokes are missed. I am not sure if it is something on my end of things or not. Overall the keyboard is fairly quiet, and works well for over the phone typing while I work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's A Keyboard!

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    HonestJohn
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    Bought this because I got tired of wearing the letters on key tops on another brand's (starts with L) every six months. The MS keyboard has a nice feel to it, and I like the slight "push back" from the keys. It's not as full-functioned as an L keyboard; there's no calendar keys, for example, and the "Delete" key is small as opposed to a larger more accessible one on the other brand's.Overall, so far, it sets up easily, works well, and will, I hope, last a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend