Do you find yourself struggling with those pesky wires hanging out of that keyboard and/or mouse on your desk? Do you type so much you feel like your hands are about to fall off at the wrists? If so, chances are you’re in the market for a wireless keyboard and mouse … you just may not know it yet.
Here at AudioAcrobat, we do tend to spend a good amount of time in front of our computers … and in today’s posting, we aim to show our readers several of the many advantages of our new favorite wireless keyboard and mouse setup — the Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard + Mouse 7000.
What Drew Us To The Product?
Features are equally important as comfort, reliability and ease of use when it comes to the keyboard and mouse that will be sharing our readers’ office space. While we’ve been long-time users of various Microsoft wireless keyboards and mice, the 7000 series is by far the most enjoyable combination of sleek devices that “feel really good” to work with for extended periods of time.
Here are a couple of the features that immediately drew us to the 7000 series:
*Battery Life Indicators
*2.4 GHz Wireless Technology
*Rechargeable High Definition Laser Mouse
*Ergonomically Advanced ‘Comfort Curve’ Keyboard
First and foremost, if you spend more than just a couple hours in front of a computer on a regular basis, the ergonomically advanced Comfort Curve keyboard design truly does make typing just as enjoyable as doing so on the Apple Wireless Keyboard, if not more so. The inner row of keys are slightly larger, making for improved accuracy when typing and the buttons are very quiet; but still extremely responsive.
At first we were a little leery when we discovered that the mouse included a dockable recharging station … but lo and behold, after a full charge we were able to take the battery life through two full 10 hour workdays without having to recharge. The recharge process did take around an hour to complete, but all the while we were assured that both a) recharge was needed (on-screen pop-up and red indicator light on mouse) b) recharge was taking place and had completed (red indicator changes to pulsing green when charging and solid green when completed).
Another fabulous reason to welcome the Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard + Mouse 7000 into your workstation is the uber-strong 2.4GHz wireless technology that allows the keyboard and mouse to talk to the USB transmitter; which happens to be about half the size of a normal flash/thumb drive, making the device even more appealing to those with mobile workstations.
OK, What’s The Catch?
Sometimes adding or replacing a portion of one’s office setup can include trials and tribulations, and there was one that plagued us right away. Luckily for this blog post, we were able to stop the issue dead in its tracks.
The Problem: The provided rechargeable battery would lose contact and not receive charge.
The Solution: Trim a post-it note, fold in half and use it to ‘wedge’ battery in tighter.
Where Can I Get One?
Retailing for $129.95, the keyboard + mouse setup is usually *much* less expensive when visiting many online retailers. At the time of writing this post, Buy.com offered the product for $79.99 w/Free Shipping and Amazon.com did for $99.95.
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