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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gamers Listen..

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I'm an Industrial Design BFA Major who uses the computer between 4 and 12 hours a day. I also love some serious gaming. Both of these tasks require precision and good response time between your input and the computer. I have a home theater PC setup (Windows 7 64-bit/Vista 32-bit dual boot) in my house. So I like to sit at the couch and play/work comfortably. -In other words, cut the cords. This is my third wireless mouse and keyboard setup. The first was the Rocketfish combo. The second was the Logitech s520 combo. In a nutshell, the 'EPIC FAIL' with the first two sets (which I do not recommend purchasing; both were used for at least 6 months - +1 year) are as follows: The Rocketfish Combo had a great range (+60 ft), but, was often difficult to sync without a restart, and would experience a input overload while playing games. Leaving you running in the same direction shooting your gun until you and your teammates were dead. The Logitech s520 had a minimal profile and nice configurability, but, It would often randomly disconnect and reconnect at its own will (like the Rocketfish, but 3 times more). -Even if you forced your USB ports to stay on 24/7. It also failed miserably at range. If you didn't literally sit 5 feet in front of the sensor, or angle it right, only half of your input would be received and you would fail instantly. -You're dead Jim.. dead. Now, all high end artistic and manufacturing software I use aside, I would consider myself a serious gamer. I beat most of my competitors using a wireless setup. I play Left for Dead 1 & 2 a ton. Often hours on end. The biggest problem I've had is 'disconnect' because it is wireless. My friends swear by 'corded' keyboards and mice like most gamers do because it gives them 'an edge' and they don't disconnect. -Every millisecond, right?.. -So namely, slower response time, and wireless disconnect. I have a 46" TV, and don't like sitting 2 feet in front of it. So I've been searching for a decent wireless mouse and keyboard combo for a while. - I believe I've found it. I've owned and used this set everyday for +2 months now, and it hasn't disconnected on me once the whole time. -Not once, not ever (Now that alone, is enough of a reason to purchase this product). But there's more. I am usually a Microsoft skeptic and opt-out for trusted Logitech products. But I took a chance on this set, and am surprisingly not disappointed for once. Gamers take: Pros: -NEVER disconnects. Ever. -Plug and Play. Only need to install the software to program special keys. -Really does get good wireless range +12 ft (unless you've got lots of obstructions). -Unlike Logitech s520. -Very fast response time. Better than the other two by far. -Gamer worthy in my opinion.-Fragtastic! -Sleek design. Nice feel. Extra keys. -Blue Track is amazing. Surfaces aren't a problem anymore. Cons: -Scroller lacks rolling 'clicks' and over/under-scrolls sometimes. -Will annoy some. I don't use it to cycle weapons etc., it takes too long in battle. -I assign buttons so I'm ok with it. -No lights for those gamers that have to look down at their keyboards at night. -Some say it eats batteries. But I haven't had to replace mine yet. -Function keys are smaller and have a Fn-key. -Not a big deal. Bottom line: Gamers. Consider this wireless combo for gaming. It doesn't disconnect, has a fast response time, and tracks on nearly any surface. I deem it gamer worthy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard & Mouse I've ever owned.

    Posted
    DeadPlasmaCell

    I bought this to replace my old Dell Keyboard & Mouse I've had for probably over 10 years now, time was not pretty to them.. I decided to go the wireless route to save on cable clutter and desk space. After much research against others like the Logitech S520 setup, I decided to give the MS a go. I was not disappointed at all. The packaging is pretty straight forward. The box contains the Keyboard, Mouse, instruction manual, product guide, software disc, wireless dongle, and 4 AA Energizer batteries. Setup was a breeze. The instructions tell you to install the software first and then install the batteries on the devices, not really sure if you HAVE to follow in that order, but I did and everything went smoothly. One note on the install, it asks you to locate the model names of the devices you're installing. The keyboard was listed in the drop down menu, but the exact name of the mouse wasn't, so I chose the closest one and went with that. Once I installed everything I checked the configuration and the exact mouse model name was listed there, so I changed it. There are tons of extras on the keyboard like volume control, page magnification, spell check. Anything you'd think of is pretty much covered and it's all customizeable as well with the software. There are no lights on the keyboard other than the low battery button. I'm used to the Num Lock, Caps lock and Scroll lock lights, but instead you get an on screen indicator that tells you if stuff is off or on, pretty cool alternative. They keys are pretty quiet and feel very solid. The mouse is great and features "Blue Track" technology that claims to let the mouse work on virtually any surface except glass or mirrored surfaces. I've only been able to test on the mouse pad, desk and a book and they all worked perfect. The box claims you can use it on the carpet and all sorts of things, if true, that's very nice. The whole thing runs on the 2.4ghz wireless spectrum and I've yet to encounter any interference from my wifi cards, cell phones, cordless phones or anything else, seems pretty solid. My PC is on the floor about 6 or 7 feet away and everything works like a charm. The box claims you can get about a 30ft working range out of these, but I haven't tried to put that to the test. Battery life is also supposed to be pretty good as well. The box claims you can get up to 12 months of battery life, but I find that hard to believe. My notebook has a Microsoft wireless mouse and I get about a solid month out of 1 AA battery, so we'll see how this does. Overall I've very satisfied with this setup and hope to enjoy it for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard/Mouse Combo for Windows 7

    Posted
    L8erG8er

    Just picked up the Microsoft Desktop 3000 combo a few days ago, so I cannot rate the longevity of the batteries, etc. I can say the range from equipment to USB receiver will make it to 15 feet, but I am unable to test beyond that range right now. Simply put, after trying a Rocketfish combo, I love the Microsoft 3000 combo. The keyboard and mouse both have a great feel to them, and everything works. I can highlight text in any application reliably with the mouse or keyboard, and so far, I have not been able to type or move the mouse faster than the signal can handle. I've read two constant complaints about this combo: 1. The signal may not be secure. 2. The function keys are not very usable. My personal opinion is 1.) Having an insecure keyboard to receiver signal for 30 feet is really not going to make any difference, unless someone is sitting in your back yard with some extremely sophisticated test equipment allowing them to hack your keyboard strokes, so who cares? And 2.) Yes, the function key setup on the keyboard is a little strange. I wish Microsoft had put the primary functions on the F keys themselves, and put the shortcuts in the background. However, I found that if you install the Microsoft Intellipoint software for full functionality, then when you set the F lock to on, it will stay that way each time you log on, so you don't have to worry about it. ( I use the actual function keys much more than the shortcuts associated with the same function keys, so I just leave the function keys locked on). However, despite these things, the combo is great, it works as advertised, and the software for the mouse and keyboard allow you to configure each in almost any fashion you like. And, just for extra bonus, you can actually uninstall Intellipoint software if you choose, as opposed to Logitech Setpoint software, which you have to yank out of your computer's registry with hooks and chains.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    GIVES ME NIGHTMARES!

    Posted
    KimberlyElizabeth

    I got this keyboard/mouse set as a house warming gift back in August. For the first two to three months, it was great. It types well and was total liberation from my old wired set. It's relaxing to read through pages and pages while lounging back in your office chair. Then... the honeymoon ended. Consequently, right around the time that the return policy ended. Starting with the mouse, there is a little button on the right hand side of the mouse that will send the computer into a 'zoom' setting. An interesting addition - if I needed it! I accidentally press it all the time, as it sets right where my ring finger lies on the side of the mouse. So it's quite a hassle trying to close the program down. If I'm running a high-intensity program like the Adobe Suites, often the simple act of accidentally pressing the button will crash my entire system, forcing me to hard boot and loose all of my work! Now, its possible to change the button settings, but every time I shut down my computer, the default settings come back! So, everytime I turn my system back on, I have to go through the 8 step process to turn the stupid thing off, in a poorly placed button that isn't important to begin with! Now, the real hassle. I'm not sure if my USB drive that comes with the system has blown out or if the system is simply poorly made, but it seems at LEAST once a day my keyboard AND mouse will become completely unresponsive! It forces me to (again!) hardboot my computer, unplug the USB drive which is quite a feat in itself, as my computer is underneath my desk and pushed against a wall, find a new USB outlet, plug it back in, and turn the computer on. Again, this causes me to lose my work! There's no system to it, it happens randomly but at least four or five times a week. An absolute nightmare. For a while, it got to the point where I completely scrapped it and went back to my old keyboard and mouse. Which were terrible! When this system works, it works great! But it malfunctions too much to see the good anymore. I LOVE having a wireless keyboard, just don't buy this one. Unless you're a masochist and fond of headaches.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The new BlueTrack technology is not worth it .

    Posted
    ShawnB1

    I rarely write bad reviews or reviews for that manner. But honestly I had to write a review about this particular product. Mainly just to warn buyers. The price in my opinion is not worth the technology for one thing. The second thing is the battery life on the mouse. The life on it is horrendously short. When you replace the batteries in the mouse, they only last about one month. Trust me, I have tried 3 different types of brand new batteries(Energizer, Duracell and a Rechargeable Energizer type) since I have owned this keyboard and mouse combo. All seem to give the same results, which convinces me the BlueTrack technology on the mouse is an energy hog. And in my opinion not worth the money. I did not notice a difference in quality between my old Microsoft Wireless mouse that had the red laser type. It was no more accurate or dexterous than my red laser mouse was on any surface. My old red laser mouse had a battery life of up to 5 months I would guess. So I am highly disappointed in this purchase. My next keyboard and mouse combo will be back with the old technology(which will be very soon, since I just had to replace my batteries AGAIN for the mouse before writing this review). There is one positive I will say about the combo, the keyboard does have a longer battery life, maybe 3 months. But again I just don't think it is worth the money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hard not to love it

    Posted
    Valentine7

    At first I was frustrated to the point of returning this. For some reason the wireless keyboard was acting up and would lag intermittently etc. The transceiver is supposed to have a 30ft range of which I was about a whole 5 of. Anyway it finally dawned on me that my router is unfortunately broadcasting B/G which is a 2.4GHz freq. Well guess what freq this setup operates on? Yeah so I basically just changed the channel to auto and averted the obvious interference that was happening. Once this happened I immediately had the reliability that one should expect from Microsoft keyboards/mice. I love the form factor and can honestly say that I type faster on this keyboard than almost any. The Bluetrack technology on the mouse makes DPI ridiculous and even gamers can utilize this. Sadly Logitech (who I also love) have nothing comparable as far as a bundle. They do have an exceptional stand alone keyboard but it costs as much as this whole package. Dollar for dollar you can't even touch this (hammer time).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very nice....

    Posted
    DirtTrackRacing

    i really like using my keyboard and mouse and 9 time out of 10 will use the keyboard instead of the one that is on my laptop if it is hooked up it comes with 4 batteries (2 keyboard, 2 mouse(however it will work with one)) the mouse is nice sized and feels great, however i cant use it without pulling out my keyboard tray a little bit as my hand will not fit it comes with nice software with shows a volume meter evey time you hit a volume button and the tree light for the caps, number pad, and scroll lock also pop up in a box like this there are many keys that will open things like your music player and email. there is also 5 keys that you can assign to open anything you want i dont know if i would pay 80 dollars for it, as i got mine way on sale some people may have trouble with this if their wireless router uses the 2.4ghz frequency (i dont know if it will affect your neighbors if your in an apartment) also has nice weight, so you know it is made good

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT!

    Posted
    RandomGuy417782

    This keyboard/mouse combo package is absolutely wonderful!! Though a little bit pricey, it is definitely worth the purchase. Set up was easy with the CD-ROM that came with the purchase. Now I just plug in the small USB receiver and both the keyboard and mouse work like a charm! No delay at all, great connectivity, range, and sensitivity! THE ONLY COMPLAINT I HAVE is that on the keyboard, there are "Next, Previous, Pause/Play, and Stop" buttons established for music. When using iTunes, my default music player, pushing the "Next" or "Previous" buttons causes the media player to skip two songs, instead of one. This is not a big deal, since I usually have my music on a shuffle setting, but the overactive/sensitive buttons have been slightly frustrating. But considering that THIS is my ONLY complaint, I would ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND THIS deal! Works perfectly otherwise!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality!

    Posted
    mersh24

    I bought this keyboard/mouse combo about 3 weeks ago. Cheaper online than in the store, so I ordered it online and picked it up in the store later that day. It is great quality. The mouse is large and comfortable. The typing is quiet and soft. It has one small USB plug-in and set up is SUPER easy - just plug it in. There is also a CD for added features, which is good too. I am a legal assistant and basically type all day long and sit at the computer all day, and this is a great combo. The keyboard has cool little buttons for the calculator and other shortcuts. I paid about $50 for this, and I think it is way better than anything else I have found for this price. I am thinking about buying these for my computer at home and also for my dad's computer at work. I previously had a $40 combo from another company that the mouse was so cheap I had to replace it and then had 2 wireless signals always crossing and cutting out. The other was so cheap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    cool but glitchey mouse

    Posted
    Leeep

    I needed a new mouse, my faithful old MS wireless mouse started missing left clicks. I saw this combo and thought it would be cool to upgrade my keyboard too. The keyboard works great and I love all the customizable buttons on it. The mouse however has trouble tracking on the surface of my desk. I find this odd because my old MS mouse with the red laser worked fine on this surface and they're saying this new blue laser works better on more surfaces. I now have to put a notepad or something under my mouse in order to get it to track smoothly. BTW, my desk is the typical office issue dark walnut faux veneer that adorn most offices across the country. I may be returning this today for a logitech setup.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Using a Mac? This is for you

    Posted
    SkyCladGuru

    I almost bought an Apple wireless keyboard and mouse combo for over twice the price, but when I saw Apple only has 1 offering (and I discovered it was extremely tiny and only compatible with their latest OS) I started searching for a better option. THIS keyboard and mouse combo are PERFECT. Instantly compatible with my less than brand new Mac, installation was as easy as it gets, and with a Mac it defaults to all the Mac shortcut keys - no work required. The design is PERFECT for laptop use with the wrist rest and curved back panel. This is the first non-Apple hardware I've bought, and its my favorite peripheral. It is easily worth twice the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    MS mouse is the worst

    Posted
    Dino2000

    I bought a wireless mouse + keyboard combo and the mouse failed to work as it supposed to right out of the box. Returned and got a different set. Same problem happened again. The wheel is the most disappointed thing. It does move the scroll bar after I roll it couple times. I ended up returned the whole set and bought a saparate wired mouse, it worked fine the first 4 months, and the left button fails again now. I have to push really hard to maake it work (the left button). I am really disappointed with MS product now. Buyer be better stay away from this MS mouses. I already tossed the mouse, looking to get different brands mouse. Thanks

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard and mouse however.....

    Posted
    AnticKevin

    I only gave this product 4/5 stars because the fact that it came to me BROKEN. I had to open up the keyboard and realign the buttons! Once I did that however everything seems to be working, in fact I am using the keyboard this very second. No lag, all the buttons on the keyboard work and a a function. Mouse is a little big in the hands, but who cares? Overall this is a great product! Just hope you don't get a defective one like I did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sweet keyboard and mouse!

    Posted
    LRM130

    This is a really great keyboard and mouse set. I was tired of purchasing lo-quality keyboards and after my cat jumped on my desk and knocked a glass of juice into it, I had to get one. The hot keys/favorite keys are awesome. One push takes you to your home page, Facebook, your photos, even the calculator. The mouse is very precise, you can use it on pretty much any surface. Even a carpeted floor! I'm very happy with my purchase from Best Buy and glad I spent the extra money on a quality product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a Keyboard That Always Works

    Posted
    Stuigi

    After several years dealing with multiple Dell Bluetooth keyboards that either worked intermittantly or just failed completely, I finally converted to the Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 after reading online reviews and comparing specs. So far, the system has worked flawlessly and has never dropped connection with my PC. The keyboard is ergonomic and well laid out and the mouse is very comfortable in the hand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    eh...

    Posted
    winterki11

    i decided to buy it because of a review i read on here saying how amazing it was from several different people but sad to say it doesnt work for me that way... whether i am just lookin around on the internet or playin a game the mouse will stop moving sit there for a second then end up somewhere else on the screen im hoping i just got a bad one but it may have worked for me a day... ill go get another one and see how that one works if not... oh well

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Do not mind negative reviews

    Posted
    QueenCity

    I have noticed alot of people saying don't purchase this product because it does not work with windows 7. Yes that is true if it doesnt come with the windows 7 software preloaded. However with any company they have drivers that will enabe you to use it with windows 7 please do not mind the negative reviews regaurding that, by all means go to Microsoft website see for yourself look up your product it is as easy as 123.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Combo

    Posted
    bigman984

    I got this for Christmas and use it with my laptop. At first it wasn't compatible with Windows 7 but after downloading the driver and some compatibility software everything works great. The hard keys on the keyboard are easy to use and the 4 way scrolling feature is functional. Also, there is a noticeable difference in the bluetrack technology. My laser mouse used to skip and jump when being used on uneven surfaces but this is perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good wireless desktop set

    Posted
    docny

    So i picked up this Microsoft wireless desktop 3000 because i wanted to hook my pc up to my big screen tv in the living room. It was very easy to set up and works nicely. i'm about 8 to 10 ft. away from my pc.... no reception problems. The keyboard and mouse look cool and so far work just as i was hoping!! I recommend this set highly!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Adequate

    Posted
    DB98
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The key board and mouse look cool and are comfortable to use. It does have a signal issue if you are an iPhone user. If you leave your phone in the proximity of the keyboard and walk way for 1-2 minutes it will drop the signal from your computer and you have to remove a battery for a moment and put it back in to reset. This happens to me multiple times a day. Other than that it works fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend