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Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000
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- Type confidently with encryption -
- The Wireless Keyboard 2000 features AES, which can help protect your personal and business information by encrypting what you type.
- AES: Advanced Encryption Standard
- Comfortable textured palm rest - Get comfortable support while you type with the pillow-textured palm rest.
- Comfort and control for either hand -
- Taskbar Favorites for Windows 7 - Easily access programs in the taskbar with convenient hot keys.
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Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000
Encryption and comfort at your fingertips
Unlike standard keyboards, this one features Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which can help protect your personal and business information by encrypting what you type. Enjoy the classically designed keyboard, with a pillow-textured palm rest for support and comfort. The desktop is completed with a wireless, full-size mouse that features enhanced side grips, four-way scrolling and Blue Track technology. Not only is this desktop secure, comfortable and convenient - it's simple to use-just plug in the transceivers and you're ready to go!
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-Bit Encryption - The Wireless Keyboard 2000 features Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which can help protect your personal and business information by encrypting what you type.
Taskbar Favorites for Windows 7 - Easily access programs in the Windows Taskbar with convenient keyboard shortcut keys.
Windows Start Button - Press to launch your Start menu and search your PC or the Web if you have Windows Vista or later installed.
Pillow-Texture Palm Rest - The pillow-textured palm rest gives comfortable support while you type.
Comfort and control for either hand - Experience full-size comfort with enhanced side grips for control, a shape that fits either hand, and a Tilt Wheel for easy side-to-side scrolling.
BlueTrack Technology - Works on virtually any surface in your home, office, or anywhere in between.
- Battery Status Indicator - Be aware of your battery power, at a single glance.
- Wireless Freedom and Convenience - Give yourself room to move with a wireless keyboard that lets you work without worrying about tangled wires, using a USB transceiver.
- Computer/Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)
- Hard Drive
USB Port 2 AAA and 2 AA batteries required (included) Microsoft IntelliPoint v8.0 and Microsoft IntelliType Pro v8.0
Top Customer Reviews
So I decided to try out the Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000, and was much happier with it right out of the box. It has a solid look and feel, and the keys are tighter -- it just feels better when typing (even the keystrike sound is better). I also like the addition of the programmable keys along the top to launch apps or websites. The mouse also feels solid (it weighs a bit more than the Logitech), and is a good medium size.
The only minor drawback is that the transceiver is about an inch long. The mouse has an on/off switch, but the keyboard does not. Both have slots for storing the transciever. The mouse does not have side buttons (get the Wireless Desktop 3000 if you want them -- it's also a great combo that I use at home).
All in all, I'm very happy with both the keyboard and mouse.
NO CORDS!, to state the obvious, but very nice to eliminate clutter on and under my desk.
Works with Linux (thank you, Microsoft)
Only one USB widget required for mouse and keyboard, saves one port (nice for my older machines)
Keyboard is nicely sized and shaped, and has feet pads that keeps it solidly in place, no sliding around in spite of its very light weight.
Nice feel on both keyboard and mouse, but I'm not that fast and therefore not fussy.
Mouse wheel has side-side movement for lateral scrolling, and found this to be the only difference between the "business" vs. "non-business version", except the non-business costs a bit more.
Great combo for the cost.
The real issue though is the terrible wireless signal reception. I use a Midi tower case which is sitting on the floor next to me under the desk and even with the USB receiver in the top slot at the back the keyboard is regularly dropping keystrokes (most frustrating when you are in the middle of typing in a password!!!) and the mouse is not smooth to use. The mouse pointer will regularly jump across the screen making accurate work difficult.
It's possible to improve the reception slightly by moving the USB receiver to one of the slots on the top front of my case however these USB slots are there for the convenience of plugging in occasional external devices like external hard drives and flash drives so to use one up simply to plug in a wireless receiver would be a waste.
I'm not sure whether this is a common occurrence with other wireless keyboard/mouse products but I can't recommend this particular combination unless you have a desk mounted case.
Edit 06/01/2012: I've since given up on the mouse. Have checked batteries and they are fine but wireless reception and usability are simply impractical. Consequently I've lowered my original rating.
As for the installation It was very easy to set up. Just put the usb stick it comes with and then just let it install by itself the computer installs all the necessary drives for it and done it was a very simple installation. You don't do anything if you can just figure out how to put a usb stick in a usb slot then you should be good to go it's really not hard. If you seriously are having a hard time installing this then wow.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pros: Good look, good feel, good layout, all the special function keys you'd ever want, everything. Good price, too.
Cons: It's basically unusable. Read more
This is the second Wireless Desktop 2000 that I had purchased. Had one in my office for awhile that had been working great so ordered a second set for my hobby room computer... Read morePublished 1 day ago by GlennWo
I purchased this keyboard and mouse set for my office. I love it! It was easy to install and works well. The life of the battery is on point. I love the hot keys. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Lisa Hillman
The Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 is totally fine. Me and another guy at work just prefer the 900 (keyboard is quieter and more precise feeling) and the 850 (850 mouse not as... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Maker-Of-Opinions
Still using this almost device, works great just like the day I bought it.Published 24 days ago by Nikki N.
Got the keyboard/mouse combo because of the encryption and better wireless security it offered. The keyboard has function keys but not full sized ones I prefer and I use F4 and F5... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Walt H.
Two bad things:
1. The receiver piece that fits into your laptop and sticks out is huge, about 1-1/2 - 2" long.
2. Read more