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Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 484 reviews of Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 (Black) review: Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 (Black)

 

Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 (Black)

More affordable than Logitech's similar desktop set; more hot keys.

Uninspired hot-key placement; chunky, outdated design.

Microsoft's Wireless Media Desktop 1000 will provide you with a perfectly capable wireless mouse and keyboard for a more reasonable price than its competition. We just wish Microsoft would give more thought to the design and overall feel of its hardware.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jackie Dove (macworld.com)

Review: Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000

 

If you're on a budget and you want to replace your Apple-issue keyboard and mouse, the Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 might fill the bill if you're not too picky.

There’s a full-size keyboard with adjustable feet. It’s not advertised as ergonomic and it has no specifically ergonomic features, but for a typist who isn’t looking for any special board shape or key configuration, the keyboard works well. The...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Jon Fingas (macnn.com)

Review: MS Wireless Media 1000 and Laser 6000 Desktop

 

Functional improvements but hampered by mice and OS requirements.

More compact designs ; Quiet, comfortable keys and palm rests ; Useful key presets, particularly in Windows ; Laser Desktop 6000's mouse is comfortable; Media Desktop 1000 has a good wheel.- Good price for the Media Desktop 1000

Mouse wheel on the Laser Desktop 6000 is imprecise and unpleasant ; Many features are dependent on Windows, sometimes Vista alone; some are trivial ; Laser Desktop 6000 is expensive for the features difference versus the 1000 ; Media Desktop 1000 has a...

Microsoft is almost constantly revising its keyboard and desktop combos to improve their designs and feature sets, even for minor tweaks, and its newest entries -- the Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 and Wireless Media Desktop 1000 -- certainly reflect t

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000

 

Microsoft's Wireless Media Desktop 1000 will provide you with a perfectly capable wireless mouse and keyboard for a more reasonable price than its competition. We just wish Microsoft would give more thought to the design and overall feel of its hardware.

More affordable than Logitech's similar desktop set ; More hot keys

Uninspired hot-key placement ; Chunky, outdated design

Logitech is perhaps second only to Apple in its lean, appealing product design, so we're not surprised to find ourselves favouring the feel of its desktop set over Microsoft's. We'll admit our preference for the feel of the Logitech keyboard is a bit...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 (Black) review: Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 (Black)

 

Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 (Black)

More affordable than Logitech's similar desktop set; more hot keys.

Uninspired hot-key placement; chunky, outdated design.

Microsoft's Wireless Media Desktop 1000 will provide you with a perfectly capable wireless mouse and keyboard for a more reasonable price than its competition. We just wish Microsoft would give more thought to the design and overall feel of its hardware.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jackie Dove (macworld.com.au)

Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000

 

It's not often that a Mac user buys a new keyboard and mouse. But the sad fact is that, like all equipment with moving parts, these heavily used input devices do eventually wear out and have to be replaced. Moreover, Apple's standard keyboard and...

Keyboard is comfortable and has many functional buttons and shortcuts; flexible IntelliPoint software facilitates lots of customisation; mouse is a good size for most hands

Annoying Windows logo on keyboard’s option key; mouse’s ratchet-style scroll wheel does not move long distances; mouse does not have horizontal scrolling; transceiver is huge

Macworld’s buying advice. If you’re on a budget and you want to replace your Apple-issue keyboard and mouse, the Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 might fill the bill if you’re not too picky. While the keyboard has a lot going for it, the mouse and...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Adequate if you don't use keyboard shortcuts

 

Cheap. If you've got the money, buy something better.

The keyboard has lots of built-in shortcut keys, and it has a very nice feel. Also, the keyboard is laid out in the traditional fashion; no stupid "ergonomic" curves or vertically oriented key grouping for the Insert-delete key group.

Inconsistent connection. With multiple-item selections using ctrl/shift, sometimes the keyboard skips out. Very annoying, especially for complex selection. Mouse is the same. Move/click work fine, but sometimes the scroll wheel won't scroll.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

All fine except range

 

For those of you talking about how this is a "desktop" keyboard & mouse: Wouldn't you consider any keyboard and mouse to be used for a "desktop"? What do you mean by "its a desktop model"? What does that have to do with range specs? Or any specs? It's...

Solid construction ; Feels good in hands ; Good for desktop use with receiver nearby

No range ; Anything that claims to operate at 2.4 Ghz should easily reach about 30 feet in direct line of sight. This does not. I'm solid at about 10 feet. After that, who knows ; At least, the sales person at the store I bought this from told me this...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

NO RANGE!!!

 

When it works like it's supposed to, it works well. No lag with either the keyboard or the mouse. I bought two of these desktops over the past year from different places. One was a replacement for a MS Wireless Desktop 3000 which had a range of...

Keys feel nice. Works well when it does work with the exception of the mouse wheel. Build quality seems solid

Horrible range!!! I have two of these....One works good with the receiver on a desk 3-4 feet from keyboard and mouse. The other one is limited to about a foot in range. Unacceptable and inexcusable performance for any product. I've troubleshooted...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Worse Then Bad... Yes, That Bad. Not Kidding!

 

I was looking for a new keyboard so that I could send my Logitech Internet Pro into a well earned retirement. I came across a lot of three of these on an auction site for less then the price of a Logitech set I was going to buy. I read the reviews...

Looks nice. *Keyword being "looks,"* light, quiet keys, nice layout and plenty of "hot keys ; I actually really liked the shape of the mouse, For a basic mouse it really wasn't that bad, ascetically, that is

Disgraceful, not to mention *DANGEROUS* construction. I actually cut myself on the edge of the keyboard... Not cool Microsoft ; Horrendous signal strength. I know it's only 27MHz frequency but come on 4 feet shouldn't be out of the scope of...

Dec, 2011

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