Microsoft Windows is the most used operating system for computers in the world and they keep reinventing themselves by branching out into various other consumer products like the XBOX 360 for gaming, operating system for phones and computer peripherals that are ergonomically designed for enhanced comfort. Innovative computer peripherals like ergonomic keyboards, precision mice and high definition webcams are designed to easily connect to the Windows Operating System and start working almost immediately. The Microsoft Desktop 800 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combo is perfect for use at work as they complement each other in style and performance.
The Microsoft Desktop 800 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combo connects to your computer by way of a receiver that needs to be plugged into a USB 2.0 port. The secure wireless connection uses the 2.4 GHz technology to ensure proper connection and data transfer. The Wireless keyboard and mouse can be used within a radius of 30 feet from the receiver, which gives you enough leg room to relax on your couch while you work on the computer. Any time you want to transport this portable keyboard and mouse, all you have to do is disconnect the receiver from the USB port and fix it underneath the mouse in its designated stowage area. This feature ensures that the receiver is safely stored and that you can connect it to the next computer and start working right away.
Style and Portability
The dimensions of the Microsoft Desktop 800 Wireless Keyboard are 456 x 158 x 45.7 mm and the mouse is 58 x 113.5 x 39.6 mm. This Microsoft keyboard weighs 1300 grams with the batteries while the mouse weighs 65.9 g inclusive of its batteries. The mouse has an ambidextrous design that can be used by either the left or the right hand. Both the keyboard and mouse are ergonomically designed to improve your work speed and quality of your work as you will make fewer errors.
The Desktop 800 wireless mouse uses Microsoft’s LED optical technology for quick and accurate movement of the cursor. The responsive cursor control takes advantage of the 1000 dots-per-inch (DPI) tracking system to allow you to move through documents and webpages quickly. The Mouse has 3 buttons which includes the scroll wheel button.
Performance and Connectivity
The Microsoft Desktop 800 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse works best with computers that run on Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS X v10.4 or later. This Microsoft Desktop 800 Wireless keyboard comes with easy access hot keys that allow you to quickly open frequently used tools like the calculator and zoom. Shortcut keys can be used to increase and decrease the volume of your computer directly from the keyboard thereby allowing you to relax in bed while you enjoy your favourite music or movie. The QWERTY keyboard is durable as it can manage 5,000,000 actuations per key.
Battery and Other Features
The Microsoft Desktop 800 Wireless Keyboard needs 2 AAA alkaline batteries to function while the mouse requires 2 AA alkaline batteries. You can avoid your keyboard running out of battery power by keeping an eye on the battery status indicator. When the indicator shines red it is time to replace the batteries with fresh ones. To extend the life of the AA alkaline batteries you can turn the mouse off when you are not using it. Under normal circumstances the batteries will last up to eight months.
Good value for money
16 Dec, 2011
A well designed product
16 May, 2012
A decent product
12 Sep, 2011
29 Sep, 2011
Cool product with few glitches !
Ananth S Gouri
21 Aug, 2014
Best wireless keyboard-mouse combo IMO, Works with Nexus 7 (and other Android devices with OTG)
10 Mar, 2014
Linux/VI users stay away from this one.
29 Jul, 2013
A good buy
22 Oct, 2011
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