- Brand Name: Microsoft
- Model Number: CXD-00001
- Connectivity Technology: bluetooth
- Color: Black
- Form Factor: slim
Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000
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- Comfort Curve keyboard
- Exclusively for Bluetooth mobile and desktop computers
- Sleek, ultra-thin design
- Battery status indicator
- On/off switch
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From the Manufacturer
Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000
Stay comfortable and productive with this sleek Bluetooth® keyboard and number pad. Exclusively for Bluetooth computers—no transceivers to connect or lose.
Comfort Curve keyboardMicrosoft's Comfort Curve encourages natural wrist posture and is easy to use.
Portable number padStay productive wherever you like to work.
Exclusively for Bluetooth notebook, netbook, and desktop computersWireless freedom without a transceiver.
Sleek, ultra-thin designThin profile that is easy to take on the go.
Battery status indicator
Portable number pad with carrying case
3-year limited hardware warranty
System Requirements- Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP excluding Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later
- 3 AAA alkaline (included)
- Other: Computer enabled with Bluetooth® wireless technology
Top Customer Reviews
- Extremely Slim profile
- Number Pad is separated from the keyboard for high mobility and great for any netbook and laptop without number pad. It is also great for saving a crowded desktop space.
- The ergonomic curvature allows less stress on the wrist
- Comfortable tactile feedback but at the same time feels like the keyboard is integrated on your table due to the slim form factor.
- Extremely easy to pair up with my Asus Laptop that comes with built-in Bluetooth and Windows 7.
- No dedicated HOME and END buttons on the keyboard but on the Number Pad 7, and 1 keys when Num Lock is OFF.
- Limited Multi Media Controls: only Volume Up, Down, and Mute.
- There are no secondary functions printed on the Number Pad, instead it gives you a tiny piece of card for you to memorize. But the good part is all number pad functions are the same as any other number pads on the market.
- Slow Bluetooth wake up time. It takes around 1 second for the keyboard to respond after 8 to 10 minutes of inactivity. You only need to press once and don't keep repeating the same key otherwise after the Bluetooth reconnects to the computer, you will see all the repeated typed strings.
If you don't mind the bluetooth slow wake up time by all means get this! It's very slim yet comfortable! It is way better than Logitech's DiNovo or Apple's Bluetooth keyboard.
Fantastic design and feel for the keyboard. Great key action, it's very similar to the Microsoft ComfortCurve keyboard in layout and key motion. High responsiveness could be used for games although it is certainly not built as robustly as a gaming keyboard. Bluetooth connectivity is a problem from time to time and turn-on delay can be significant after it goes into power-save mode (sleep state). Wonderfully small form-factor fits perfectly inside my smaller laptop bag that houses my ultra-portable 13-inch-screen ASUS UL30VT.
Build Quality and Design: 8 out of 10
The entire external shell of this keyboard is made out of plastic. The bottom is white, not silver or black. I would prefer a silver colored bottom if an accent color was necessary, or just a continuation of black. The top shiny black bar of trim sucks up fingerprints easily but is also easily wiped off. The black area immediately surrounding the keys has a rubberized texture to it like many Logitech mice have. Time will tell if this coating will rub off or not, but it feels robust enough to hold up to lots of use.
If twisted while grabbing the edges, the keyboard flexes a bit. Since it's so thin I would expect this. It does not feel fragile, but this isn't your father's old IBM weapons-grade keyboard. The smaller edge is almost axe-like although not sharp, it does end in a nice blunted taper. This small leading edge along the palm entirely eliminates the need for a wrist rest of any kind. It has exceptional ergonomics if used on a desk or flat surface. Easily one of the most comfortable keyboards I've used.
Contents of Box: 9 out of 10
The product box is surprisingly small and has a nice weight to it.Read more ›
So although I am a Mac, and not a PC, I still inevitably end up using Microsoft products. Most recently, their Comfort Curve keyboard, which I chose over the Logitech Wave. I pretty much refuse to use Microsoft's mice because a number of them have died rather early deaths.
This time Microsoft has come out with something to make even Apple and Logitech jealous. It's this splendidly, sleekly stylish bluetooth keyboard and number. It's about as thin as the instruction manuals that came with it. It also is the perhaps the only keyboard of its kind (ultra-slim, designed primarily for mobile/laptops, bluetooth, very portable) that I've ever seen to have an ergonomic layout.
(If you, like me, get pain & cramping after even short typing sessions with "regular" keyboards, trust me the ergonomic keyboards on the market are well worth it.)
It is PRICEY, but relative to its competition of this genre of keyboards, it's priced fairly reasonably, though it does lack many of the multimedia and hot keys that I've gotten accustomed to (likely sacrificed to keep it compact.)
One final note: regarding infamous delay time. It occurs with "startup" and "power save" mode, which it does quite often. Everyone seems to have a more negative opinion of this, but the time it takes to "wake" on my older Mac from start to type is less time than connecting my bluetooth headset to my phone. I'd estimate about 2-3 seconds to wake up, and when it does, it instantly types out whatever keys I have begun typing. I'm a pretty impatient person, but I enjoy this keyboard enough that it's relatively minor to me personally.
The second claim in the reviews was that the wake-up time was excessive. I've had the keyboard for several days now, and have used it in a lot of common applications: word processing, web browswers, spread sheets, e-mail, etc. About the only application I haven't used it in is gaming, but for everything else it worked fine. There is about a 1 second wake up time after more than ~10 minutes of inactivity, but it's more of a key delay than a funciontal delay. After the keyboard has gone to sleep, resume typing, and all the keystrokes are recognized, they just don't show up for a second or two. Bottom Line, WAKE UP TIME IS NO BIG DEAL! Some reviewers act as if they can make a cup of coffee in the time it takes for the keyboard to wake up, and that is just not true in my experience.
Third, some complain about the lack of accessory keys on the keyboard.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My favorite keyboard of all time. I'm still using it to this day.Published 11 months ago by Frank V. Roesler
I'm not a Microsoft fan, but this keyboard is great. I originally bought it to use with my iPad 1st generation tablet. It works perfectly and battery life is outstanding. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Neilgn
Its been Years since I have purchased this keyboard.I don't know if even they still make this model Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard any more. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Boonyrat
It works good but, in time side rubber material turns to a sticky glue . Maybe it melt or what I don't know. But low material quality. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John Mitchell
For those of you having problems with the keyboard suddenly disconnecting, or if the keyboard goes to sleep after just a few minutes of sitting idle, try this solution:... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Daniel R Nimtz
Utter POS. Connectivity ith (the doesn't ork) a mac is spotty at best. Go ith logitech.Published 21 months ago by Charles F. Meine
Bought this as a spare because of all the blue tooth keyboards I've tried, this is by far the best, and I was afraid it wouldn't be around when I need a replacement. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rebus
Nice keyboard combo, but has a tendency to sleep and not wake easily. I don't use as much as I thought I would initially. Read morePublished 23 months ago by ARM-C