Microsoft USB Wireless Mouse and Keyboard

#1
#2

damn, I am using this one right now, bought at Wal-mart at 65$. Very decent, batteries last longer than a month(I simply never turn off my computer), or maybe 2months I guess. Very great product! I wish I could return the one i’m using and buy it again here, but return period is long long gone :frowning:

#3

Not bad; I had one though, and ended up returning it for a REAL ergonomic keyboard (MSFT Comfort Curve)…this one beats most keyboards - but isn’t truly ergonomic.

#4

Eh, I thought. Why the hell not. I was actually thinking I needed one last night, while watching the woot off…

OMG! And it made me a blackie! =)

#5

Nice to see that this one may be a deal (probably a great deal cheaper though because it’s refurb’d) but I’ll have to see about this set.

#6

Anyone know the range of the radio? How far across the room can I get? Would be good for home and great for presentations at work.

#7

real men do business presentations with Xbox 360 controllers :smiley:

#8

Paid twice this years ago for this keyboard/mouse. Great setup but HORRIBLE for gaming!!! If you hold a key down (to run for example) it ignores the keystroke to conserve battery power. Not bluetooth so the range is pretty short…maybe 10 ft. at best. Decent for a media center, battery life is acceptable.

#9

Anybody know if this will work with a PS3?

I’ve been wanting to mess around with installing Linux on it, and I need a USB keyboard and mouse to do it.

This in particular seems to suggest that it might not work:

“System Requirements:
* Requires a PC that meets the requirements for and has installed one of these operating systems: Windows Vista®, Windows XP Pro/Pro x64 Edition/Home/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition, Windows 2000 SP4 or higher”

P.S. Another quick semi-related question: for those of you that own a Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000, how long is the cord?

#10

from my own experience, keyboard goes as far as 15 feet. mouse goes little bit more, about 20feet.

#11

That’s pretty good battery life.

#12

This item… BRAND NEW at the newegg (.com):

$24.99 + $7.92 shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109052&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle--Keyboards--Microsoft-_-23109052

Shame woot, shame! Just cuz you send out some bags we have to put up with this ripoff?? I remember when WOOT use to mean something!

#13

Seems ok for gaming to me. I’ve been using this setup for playing WoW 4-10 hours a day for the past year or so (yeah I know), works fine. Recommend.

#14

I’m using this set to type this message.
I use these to play a lot of FPS and RTS games like Battlefield 2 and CnC 3, it kicks ass. I would buy it in a heartbeat if I didn’t already have it.

Amazing deal.

#15

NewEgg link = white box and OEM = not new.

#16

OK, to answer my own question…I didn’t find out if this particular keyboard/mouse will work, but I did find a Logitech set for $2 more that works with PS3/Linux according to one person:

http://tiny.cc/LogitechCordlessDesktopEX110
http://www.ps3forums.com/showpost.php?p=1278326&postcount=3

Plus it has gotten better reviews on Amazon than the Microsoft one.

#17

ive had this keyboard/mouse for a year+ now and its served me well, stopped using the mouse after about 2 or 3 months for a razer 1.6 i picked up on here, but the keyboard is still going strong. I think i picked it up for 40bucks on sale at staples at the time

#18

I think most of you missed the “Laser 4000” when searching for price comparison.

Newegg has it for:
Original Price: $74.99
You Save: $25.00
$49.99
3 Business Day Shipping $9.01
or
OEM
Original Price: $49.99
You Save: $15.00
3 Business Day Shipping $7.59
Your Price:$34.99

#19

Shit if anyones interested i have 4 of these brand new in box i’ll sell.

I’ll sell all 4 for $80 + $5 shipping or 1 for $15 + $5 shipping

#20

I see the difference in names but looking at the one you list compared to the model I found in my post above, all that looks different is two extra buttons on the mouse… do you see anything I dont? I agree that the one you found is probably this exact one but the other one has two less (and probably never used) buttons on the mouse for like 30% less $$. Are two extra buttons on the mouse worth it? The location of the buttons looks terrible too, like you would always be accidentally hitting them.