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Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

We have collected and analyzed 27 expert reviews and 1953 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is Jun 13, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 364516 reviews from other Keyboards. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 12, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 user reviews of Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard and Mouse SetMicrosoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard and Mouse Set

Dec, 2018

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 820 user reviews of Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The size and price also get good reviews, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size, design, durability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 for Business (44Q-00001)Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 for Business (44Q-00001)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel S. Evans (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

 

If you're planning to upgrade to Windows 7, the Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 will complement your system well.

Slim. Ergonomic. BlueTrack technology. Offers Windows 7 functionality.

Not exactly plug and play.

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Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard review: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard

 

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard

Impressive list of customizable features; receiver connects to keyboard and mouse combo.

Difficult to adjust to curved design; removable feet easily misplaced; narrowly-shaped mouse hard to grip.

The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is a solid keyboard and mouse combination with a bevy of customizable buttons that make it a no-brainer to use with a home theater PC, but the asymmetrical button layout on the keyboard requires time to...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Clint (maximumcpu.net)

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A keyboard and mouse are often times one of the most overlooked components of any computer system, yet they may very well be one of the most important components.  After all, almost all interaction with any computer seems to be with a keyboard and...

Keyboard is comfortable to use ; User can choose between having the keyboard raised in the front or rear ; Ambidextrous mouse

No “Lock” indicator lights ; Enhanced F-Keys and other programmable buttons require installation of software ; Mouse is not comfortable to use ; Mouse gets horrible battery life

I have mixed opinions about the Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000.  On one hand, I really like the keyboard.  It is comfortable to use and in my opinion, when raised in the front has a very natural feel to it.  However, this can vary based on user...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Sahas Katta (skattertech.com)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

 

Microsoft recently sent us the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 combo package. It includes both their latest Wireless Comfort Keyboard 5000 and the Wireless Mouse 5000. The keyboard sports a curved layout for proper posture, a palm rest, media keys, and...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Review

 

Besides the main left and right buttons and click wheel, there are two side buttons, one per side, well positioned for a click or slight squeeze by thumb and ring finger, respectively. By default, these are for Back and Forward navigation in a browser,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Lars-Göran Nilsson (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

 

The Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is the first Windows 7 compatible desktop solution from Microsoft to feature the new "Taskbar Favourites" buttons along the top of the keyboard. Building on the now standard "Windows key", the result promises to give...

Plenty of quick keys to get you shortcutitng around the new OS, ergonomic design, mouse included in the price

Wristpad feels weird, mouse feels cheap, pricey

Overall the Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000 is a pretty solid package for anyone that is looking for an ergonomic keyboard, although at £47 ($79.99), it’s on the expensive side for what you get. The Wireless Mouse 5000 is available in far cheaper...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : David Price (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 review

 

The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is a wire-free keyboard and mouse set designed with user comfort in mind.

Available for around £40 now (Microsoft’s estimated retail price is £60), this wireless keyboard and mouse set is good value and a high-quality offering. The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 keyboard is well-made, comfortable to type on and...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.co.uk)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard review

 

The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is an $80 keyboard and mouse combo that offers all of the innovative and customizable features we've come to expect from Microsoft peripherals. The mouse is simple in design but also features Microsoft's...

Impressive list of customizable features; receiver connects to keyboard and mouse combo.

Difficult to adjust to curved design; removable feet easily misplaced; narrowly-shaped mouse hard to grip.

The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is a solid keyboard and mouse combination with a bevy of customizable buttons that make it a no-brainer to use with a home theater PC, but the asymmetrical button layout on the keyboard requires time to...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Royal (talktalk.co.uk)

Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000

 

A functional keyboard and mouse set Every computer user needs a comfortable keyboard and mouse, and it’s often cheaper and simpler to buy the two together in a set. The Comfort Desktop 5000 ...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Nik Rawlinson (macuser.co.uk)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

 

Ignore the Windows key. Since the dawn of USB, PC keyboards have worked just as well on Macs as any shipped by Apple, and if you turn a blind eye to the double-quote on 2, the misplaced pipe and other anomalies, they often feel better, too

If you do most of your typing without looking at your keyboard, then this is an excellent replacement for the default Apple bundle. It's quiet, comfortable and looks great. We didn't like the mouse due to its simple, uncontoured shape. However, this is...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Design

Backlight: No
Certification:WEEE, VCCI, FCC, UL, CB / WEEE, VCCI, KCC, GOST, BSMI, FCC, CB
Color of product:Black
Ergonomic design: Yes
Internal: No
Material:Plastic
Surface coloration:Monotone

Energy Management

Battery life (max):10800 / 5760
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Keyboard battery type:AA
Mouse battery type:AA
Number of batteries (keyboard):2
Number of batteries (mouse):2
Number of batteries supported:1 / 2 / 4
Power source type:Battery / USB

Ergonomics

Battery LED indicator: Yes
Cable Length:393.7
Card reader integrated: No
LED Indicators: Yes
Wireless range:393.7

Keyboard

Adjustable keyboard height: Yes
Built-in memory: Yes
Built-in memory capacity:102400
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:RF Wireless / USB
Frequency band:2.4
Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:English / German / Turkish
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:105
Keyboard style:Curved
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Keys operating life:20
Numeric keypad: Yes
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Home / Office / Universal
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wrist rest: Yes

Mouse

Buttons quantity:2 / 3 / 5
Mouse included: Yes
Movement detection technology:BlueTrack / Optical
Movement Resolution:988
Number of scroll wheels:1
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel
Scrolling directions:Vertical/Horizontal
Works on any surface: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 65
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 65
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP (32/64-bit)\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS X 10.4.x - 10.5.x / Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP(64-bit)
Depth:8.295 / 8.3 / 8.31
Maximum operating distance:393.7
Width:18.079 / 18.1

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Bundled software:Microsoft IntelliType Pro, IntelliPoint
Cables included:USB
Number of products included:1 / 2
Receiver included:Y
User guide:Y

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Microsoft IntelliType Pro, IntelliPoint
Cables included:USB
Number of products included:1 / 2
Receiver included: Yes
User guide: Yes

Power

Battery life (max):10800 / 5760
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Keyboard battery type:AA
Mouse battery type:AA
Number of batteries (keyboard):2
Number of batteries (mouse):2
Number of batteries supported:1 / 2 / 4
Power source type:Battery / USB

Receiver

Wireless receiver interface:USB

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / No / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100 / 150
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 3.2, Android 4.2
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):18.1 x 8.3 x 0.984 / 18.4 x 8.58 x 1.47 / 18.5 x 1.47 x 8.58 / 18.5 x 8.58 x 1.47 / 8.58 x 1.47 x 18.5
Keyboard Weight:27
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):2.77 x 1.66 x 4.59 / 2.77 x 4.59 x 1.66 / 4.59 x 2.77 x 1.66
Mouse weight:5.36
Product dimensions (W x D x H):2.77 x 1.66 x 4.59 / 2.77 x 4.59 x 1.66 / 4.59 x 2.77 x 1.66
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):0.62 x 0.309 x 1.83 / 0.62 x 1.83 x 0.309 / 1.83 x 0.62 x 0.309
Receiver weight:0.176
Weight note (metric):5.36