I read with interest Jason’s article on the HP Elite Keyboard. (See: My Windows 7 Hardware Pick: HP Elite Keyboard)
This combination is well priced ($54 .99US to $89.99US) and consists of a slim keyboard, a USB wireless dongle and a three-button mouse.
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 V2
Like Jason, I’m always on the lookout for new hardware, which will work seamlessly with Windows 7. Currently I have an old keyboard mouse combination. It consists of a USB optical desktop receiver and a cordless mouse and cordless keyboard all of which communicate via wireless.
When I bought this equipment, which was well before Windows 7, it worked well with my computer running Windows XP. Since then, its response has been a bit flaky hence my need for a new setup.
So when I looked around the marketplace, having always experiences with Microsoft products, I decided to see what was available and more importantly, which would work perfectly with Windows 7.
I wanted a wireless keyboard and mouse combination so plonked for the Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000. Here in Australia, this set me back $79 AU.
When I unpacked the package arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find a set of batteries to run the mouse and keyboard.
After installing the batteries, I plugged the wireless USB dongle in and found both mouse and keyboard immediately responsive than us relieving me from me sure of installing the drivers. It seems Windows 7 had anticipated my new purchase.
As I’ve only had this new equipment for a short time, I’m still learning how to use it. I have been pleasantly surprised at some of its new features.
One new key, which I have to mention here, is the flip 3-D key. This is really handy.
It’s good to know that hardware developers such as Microsoft are continually improving the keyboard and mouse.
In my next post, I’ll be in a better position to fill you in on some of Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 features.