Rated 3 out of5 byShellBell fromI have never seen a kepboard do this!!!I have had this keyboard for about a year and although I like the feel of the keyboard, the letters and numbers are completely wearing off of the keys. I do use this keyboard every day as I have many keyboards through the years and have never had one do this. I am surprised that for the cost of this keyboard/mouse combo that this is happening. I am sure it is out of warranty so I am stuck with a keyboard that is has the letters and numbers missing on many of the keys. Guess its a good thing I'm a typist by touch and do not have to rely on looking at the keys. Dissappointed in the quality and durability of the keyboard but the mouse is great. Only problem is that when I can't just replace the keyboard and keep the mouse since this is a combo set.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of5 byzwic fromGreat keyboard wish it had an ergonomic mouseI bought the 6000 version of this keyboard in December of 2008 and it is still used everyday on my work desktop. A little worn but still looks and works great. The mouse is worn and I would get a new combo but can't get an ergo mouse with it!! What is with all of the non user friendly mice! Go back to the 6000 v2!
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 3 out of5 byAnnette fromGreat features but not for the business user.Purchased this model as a replacement for an older Microsoft wireless keyboard that had issues with connectivity. While I do like the curved keyboard and the feel of the keys there are a few changes from my old keyboard/mouse combo that I do not like on this new one. First, I work from home several days a week and the use of the function keys is something that is very important in my day to day business. This keyboard has decreased the size of the function keys and has made them virtually impossible to press in a flowing manner. I actually have to depress it with my fingernail instead of the pads of my finger like a normal keyboard. Second, I dislike the high gloss pieces on this keyboard. It's more of an aesthetic and not a functional issue but it bothers me to see smudges on the keyboard. The mouse has the same high gloss appearance and also shows smudges. Other than my few complaints for work this keyboard does fit my needs for casual use. I will probably look around for a new keyboard with larger function keys and use this one for casual use with my laptop.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 2 out of5 byCuriousGeorge fromKeys too tight and NOT quietBought it to be quieter than the ergonomic 4000 but it was not. Keys are too tight. Skip this. Microsoft has a major opportunity to have the best keyboard in the world .. the ergonomic 4000 but its biggest problem is it is just to noisey -- you wake up everyone when they are sleeping. Please Microsoft, come up with an ergonomic 4000 version that is quiet ... trust me users will be willing to pay twice the price for that feature!
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 2 out of5 byslamieux fromMehI had two. One for the living room and one for the office. Currently, I have one functioning keyboard and one functioning mouse. And I can't figure out how to sync both to a single dongle. Lame.If you use the F keys, you're gonna have a bad time.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 1 out of5 byskjer fromPretty bad keyboardWhile it was comfortable to type on this keyboard, it's poorly made. As one user pointed out, the letters/symbols on the keys wore off pretty quickly. Plus after about 6 months the spacebar would randomly stop working, even with fresh batteries. To get it to work, I removed and re-inserted the batteries. This fixed it every time, but who wants to do this all the time?? After about a year, the keyboard totally died. I thought it needed new batteries. When I removed the current batteries, they were slightly corroded at the contact points. I figured that was the culprit. I removed the batteries and put in fresh ones. Keyboard worked for about a day, then died again. I went to remove the fresh batteries that I had put in the day before, and they were corroded like the other pair! So the keyboard apparently likes to destroy batteries. Stay away from this product!
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 5 out of5 byNewIsrael fromWorks for meI don't know how many years I've had this combo, but I never experienced any problems like key IDs wearing off. In fact, I've never changed the batteries in the keyboard after putting them in. Mouse, yes, because the USB dongle is on the back of the PC and I don't take it out and store it in the mouse. This would save much battery life as the mouse is now always on, even if the PC is off! But I can live with changing batteries around every six months.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of5 bybeezie64 fromOur Go To Desktop SetI have bought one of these sets for everyone in the office. I tested every keyboard available at the local electronics and office stores. These keyboards are great: good feel, quiet, and durable. I might buy more just to have them on hand in case they get discontinued...