Another Great Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combination for Windows 7

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.

HP Elite Combo

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.

Older Microsoft Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo

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.

Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 V2 Combo

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.

The New Flip 3D Key

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.

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7 Responses to Another Great Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combination for Windows 7

  1. Sierra May 13, 2010 at 3:58 am #

    “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.”

    Huh?

    • Jlantzx34 September 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

      Sierra,
      In case you don’t know. All Windows operating systems have a series of pre-installed drivers that will allow you to become compatible with many keyboard and mouses out in the market so don’t be surprised when you buy something for the computer and it just works. It’s known and “Plug-n-Play”. You seem be light years away from technology. Please do try to catch up. Thanks.

  2. jj May 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    your english blows bears.

  3. Jonathan May 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    Umm yeah theres a wireless Desktop Entertainment 8000 which is much better than that WD3000.
    this isn’t really news, just random stuff from like the year 1700.

    • John Campbell May 21, 2010 at 3:52 am #

      Couldn’t afford it. So took next best!

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  5. Used Truck Parts April 7, 2011 at 2:58 am #

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