Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3.0 Keyboard and Mouse - BX2-00004

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Coming from a long line of traditional and 'natural' keyboards I have to say this keyboard really goes for the best of both worlds. The mouse on the other hand has its pros and cons. I really like the horizontal scrolling but am disappointed by the missing thumb buttons. I really expected more from something so new. If your looking for a great keyboard set and aren't picky about your mice this is a great set. If you want the most from your mouse consider finding another set or getting your mouse and keyboard separately.

-Will quote

I've been struggling with wrist problems since I started working on my Masters degree in Computer Science. I also work as an analyst for a government agency. Both of the above activities require an inordinate amount of typing which was killing my wrists. I tried the standard ergonomic keyboards and they were more awkward than the standard, PS2 keyboards. One day, I went to an office supply store and they had a display of this particular keyboard. I placed my hands on it and it felt so really comfortable....I just had to have it! They had a price of $79.99 on it. I knew if I got on the net, I'd find a better price. I bought 3 of these from Buy.com. One for my office, one for my personal PC at home and one for my wife. I've been using these now for about 2 weeks and I have noticed a major difference in how my wrists feel. This keyboard is so comfortable..my hands no longer get tired and I can type a good while longer than I could before. And, the accuracy of the typing has increased. I think it has everything to do with the way the keyboard is shaped and how natural it is to use. I highly recommend this combo to any who types a great deal. It's well worth the money. Respectfully Bill

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Good but not great

by Will on 9/17/2004

Coming from a long line of traditional and 'natural' keyboards I have to say this keyboard really goes for the best of both worlds. The mouse on the other hand has its pros and cons. I really like the horizontal scrolling but am disappointed by the missing thumb buttons. I really expected more from something so new. If your looking for a great keyboard set and aren't picky about your mice this is a great set. If you want the most from your mouse consider finding another set or getting your mouse and keyboard separately.

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by zackszoo@mchsi.com on 9/17/2004

I've been struggling with wrist problems since I started working on my Masters degree in Computer Science. I also work as an analyst for a government agency. Both of the above activities require an inordinate amount of typing which was killing my wrists. I tried the standard ergonomic keyboards and they were more awkward than the standard, PS2 keyboards. One day, I went to an office supply store and they had a display of this particular keyboard. I placed my hands on it and it felt so really comfortable....I just had to have it! They had a price of $79.99 on it. I knew if I got on the net, I'd find a better price. I bought 3 of these from Buy.com. One for my office, one for my personal PC at home and one for my wife. I've been using these now for about 2 weeks and I have noticed a major difference in how my wrists feel. This keyboard is so comfortable..my hands no longer get tired and I can type a good while longer than I could before. And, the accuracy of the typing has increased. I think it has everything to do with the way the keyboard is shaped and how natural it is to use. I highly recommend this combo to any who types a great deal. It's well worth the money. Respectfully Bill

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Product Overview

The Wireless Optical Desktop gives you easy, ergonomic comfort. The customizable My Favorites keys, Media Center, and Hot Keys give you one-touch access, and the wireless optical mouse has a Tilt Wheel for worry-free accuracy.

Specifications

Manufacturer Microsoft
Mfg Part# BX2-00004
SKU 10373854
UPC 805529785830
UPC 14 00805529785830
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Microsoft Store
Features
Keyboard/Keypad Host Interface USB
Pointing Device Host Interface USB
Product Type Keyboard & Mouse
Manufacturer Part Number BX2-00004
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Name Wireless Optical Desktop 3.0 Keyboard and Mouse
Package Type Retail
Product Line Wireless Optical Desktop
Brand Name Microsoft
Device Supported Computer
Platform Supported PC
Movement Detection Optical
Scroller Type Scroll Wheel
Hot Keys Hot Key
Number of Keys 102
Keyboard/Keypad Connectivity Technology Wireless
Keyboard/Keypad Wireless Technology RF
Tech Specs
Keyboard/Keypad Host Interface USB
Pointing Device Host Interface USB
Manufacturer Part Number BX2-00004
Manufacturer Website Address www.microsoft.com
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Name Wireless Optical Desktop 3.0 Keyboard and Mouse
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Microsoft
Additional Information Zoom Slider: Easily zoom in on pictures, maps, documents, and Web pages-without taking your hand off the keyboard Three times the battery life: Work longer without interruption. New optical technology helps extend battery life to as much as three times that of competing products Smart Receiver: Work wirelessly without bothersome interference. Smart technology automatically notifies you when interference is present, and then helps you reduce it
Platform Support PC / Mac
System Requirements PC: Processor: 233-MHz or faster processor Memory: 128 MB of RAM Hard Drive: 60 MB of available hard-drive space Connectivity Interface: USB or PS/2 port Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Microsoft Windows 2000 Mac: Hard Drive: 30 MB of available hard-drive space Optical Drive: CD-ROM drive Connectivity Interface: USB port Operating Systems: OS X version 10.1 OS 10.3.x (Excluding 10.0)
Movement Detection Optical
Pointing Device Features Tilt Wheel Technology: The entire wheel tilts to deliver smooth, accurate performance as you scroll horizontally and vertically through documents and Web pages
Pointing Device Type Mouse
Scroller Type Scroll Wheel
Hot Keys Hot Key
Number of Keys 102
Keyboard/Keypad Features Palm Rest / Ergonomic
Keyboard/Keypad Type Keyboard
Keyboard/Keypad Connectivity Technology Wireless
Keyboard/Keypad Wireless Technology RF
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