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Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 (Black)

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  • Interface : USB
  • Type : Keyboards
  • Color : Black
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Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 (Black) + Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse, Black (P58-00061)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Microsoft
  • Model: ANB-00001
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Color Name: Black
  • Form Factor: Slim,Ergonomic
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 6.8 x 1.5 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001OAR26K
  • Item model number: ANB-00001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 23, 2008

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600

Wired Keyboard 600
Combines Sleek Design with Exceptional Value
This spill-resistant keyboard delivers all the features you need - and more - with Microsoft quality and value. Enjoy plug-and-play setup, Windows Vista® features, Microsoft® Xbox 360® compatibility, Quiet Touch keys with quick access to media controls and calculator.

Quiet touch keys
Quiet touch keys.

Digital Media and Other Special Features

  • Media Center - Four hot keys let you control the most-used media activities (play/pause, volume up, volume down, and mute).
  • Quiet Touch Keys - Quiet, responsive, thin-profile keys.
  • Calculator Hot Key - For one-touch access to the calculator.
  • Spill-Resistant Design - Integrated water channels drain liquid away.
  • Plug-and-Play - No software needed. Just connect the keyboard and mouse to your PC and go!





Great for Windows Vista

Windows® Start Button - Simply press to launch your Start menu. If you have Windows Vista installed, search your PC or the Web right from there.


Great for Gaming

Xbox 360 Compatibility - Perfect for texting and accessing playlists.

System Requirements

- Windows Vista®, Windows® XP

- 60 MB
- USB

Product Description

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The few volume controls and calculator quick keys are a nice feature.
Steezy
This keyboard includes a 3 year warranty from Microsoft, but I highly doubt I'll ever use it.
n007
The keys are nice and quiet, has a very nice feel to it when pressing them.
aaron

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By allgoo19 on August 17, 2009
I bought this keyboard as a replacement for the original one came with my HP computer which is a USB wireless. I liked the original one but it can't be used with rechargeable AA for a long time. I had to keep recharging constantly. And I didn't like the idea of wasting throw away batteries.
This new keyboard is just as compact and light as the original, it's a minimalist's dream. Key stroke is very quiet and requires very short stroke kind of like using a notepad keyboard. Plug & play operation is extremely trouble free, you'll need no instruction at all. Some of the photos I have seen showing PS2(old type connection) adaptor included but mine didn't include it, which wasn't an issue for me. There's a special key for "calc" but I didn't have a problem starting it in a couple of key strokes, so it's not a big advantage. Another feature is its "spill-resistant design". It's nothing more than a several slits under the keyboard. If you spill water, it may help drying quicker, for anything else, you'll have a hard time getting it clean, probably never completely like any other keyboard.
Over all, I like everything about this keyboard with no negative opinion. Only thing I don't know about it is its durability but from the way I feel, it seems well made and will last for a long time.
The photo showing on this page is misleading. It comes with keyboard only without a mouse.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful By -1 on July 18, 2010
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I purchased this keyboard to replace one that I was happy with... Until it sustained an accidental spill that rendered it inoperable. I have not yet spilled anything on this unit, so I cannot comment on its ability to stand up to liquids.

What I can say is that the keyboard is quieter than any other I've used. It's not perfect by a long shot, but it's quieter than most. Unfortunately, that's not saying much. This keyboard is not ultra-quiet by any means. When my wife is in bed sleeping (lying about 15 feet from where my keyboard is), I have to be careful not to type as I normally do. If I am not careful to type very softly and slowly, I wake her up. And that is not because I press extremely hard--it's because this keyboard is not really all that "quiet".

One thing that I still have a difficult time getting used to is the low profile of the keys. The F-keys, the Insert/Delete/etc keys... All of them... They're much shorter on this unit than they are on most keyboards. For me at least, this makes them a bit harder to find and harder to use without looking.

Another reviewer complained about the arrow keys, saying that when pressed, they are recessed below the surface of the keyboard, making them difficult to use. Another reviewer was fine with this design. I agree with the former; what I find is that with the low-profile arrow keys, I have to put my finger exactly on the keys to press them. When I'm using a keyboard of the style I prefer, the arrow keys are more raised, meaning I don't need to be so conscious and precise in how I press them. This criticism holds for not just the arrow keys but also the Insert/Home/Delete/End/Page Up/Page Down keys, as well as the outer numeric keypad keys.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By computer mom on April 23, 2011
This is a compact keyboard and I do not feel that anything in the description of the product mentioned that. There is approximately 1/16" less space between keys. I noticed that I was having trouble with typos on this keyboard and that is because my larger fingers have a tendency to hit the side of the key next to the one intended. Next, most of the keys around the perimeter are very rounded off on the top making it difficult to execute the key unless you hit it right on. Examples of these keys are the cursor keys, ALT, Ctrl and spacebar. The function keys are only 1/4" tall, so you need to pay close attention when aiming for the key. The keyboard is quiet. If speed is not important, then it is an OK keyboard. It has Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll lock indicator lights and a button which brings up the windows calculator.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Return this junk on September 16, 2011
As stated in other reviews here, the keys go below the body of the keyboard when pressed making it difficult to use. Besides the recessed keys, the entire bottom row is rounded off on the bottom. Why does Microsoft think the bottom row of keys needed to be aerodynamic, this is not a car. This is a terrible design to use even if it's "sleek". Sigh.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By EDW on April 2, 2010
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It seems to be getting really difficult to buy a decent keyboard. I bought two of these based on the reviews here. I wanted something that was quiet to type on, and the volume controls were a plus. But after using it for several months I don't find it to be all that quiet. And the stylish rounding over of the front edge, along with all the front keys (space bar, arrows, etc.) is quite aggravating in actual use.

I find the arrow keys on this keyboard to be the most annoying. Along with the left, right, and down keys being so rounded over they are difficult to use, the up arrow is rounded in the opposite direction. So when you try to use these keys, the rounded section actually dips below the top! The function keys are really small and hard to press too. Add to this the black motif, and you end up with a keyboard that is very difficult to use in low light conditions and almost impossible to use in games.

I replaced this with a Targus AKB04US, which costs a little more but is quite a bit better.
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