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Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 v3

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#46 J400uk


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Posted 08 December 2009 - 20:53

Like the look of this very much, thinking about getting a set for xmas.

Got a question, are the keys the same as this one - http://www.microsoft...ls.aspx?pid=040 ?

Reason I ask is we have that model at work and university, and its really good to type on, so if the 6000 is the same I will be getting it for sure!

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:43

We bought two sets of these from Office Depot and had to call Microsoft on BOTH sets for interference issue (i.e. if my mouse and keyboard are not DIRECTLY near the receiver, say a foot away, it drops the signal a LOT).

Microsoft sent out TWO brand new sets. The new ones did the exact same thing...

Great to type on and use...god do I love this set but I'm HIGHLY Disappointed with the Range. I've got it on a USB Extension cable right next to my keyboard and mouse now at the office.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:22

I'm currently using the v2 6000 mouse and an el cheapo logitech keyboard  i didn't see the need for buying an over 100 dollar keyboard and mouse combo but looking at those pics I'm seriously starting to think that maybe I should 

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 13:55

The mouse s practically a direct copy of the Logitech revolution series. wich is a good thing, much better to hold than the mouse that came with my wireless entertainment desktop 7000. I might get one of those if they sellthem separately, logitech has no BT mice I'd actually use.

Also unless you use it on a conventional desk or the tranceiver dongle is drastically improved over the one that come with the 7000. you'll want an USB extension cable since propping it behind the computer case will make the signal weak and unreliable, especially if yo uuse it at some distance like in a htpc/mediacenter.

But I do prefer the more anonymous small dongles+extension cable over the big base stations, but it should hav come with an extenseion cable.

The WLD 6500 is an improved/tweaked version of the WLD 6000, not 7000. The improved dongle premiered with the Wireless Keyboard 6000 V. 3, and is now common fare for Microsoft non-Bluetooth wireless keyboards and mice. The tuck-away feature fror the mouse dongle drives home the laptop/notebook-centric nature of the target audience (despite that, like all of Microsoft's wireless desktop products, they are equally at home at the desktop as they are at the laptop). And with the range, you shouldn't need an extender (the dongle itself is slimmer than that for the Logitech V220 Cordless Mouse; I'd know because I have two sets of the Microsoft Keyboard and Logitech mouse).

The biggest source of unreliability is that it's also next to my wireless router (Netgear WNR-3500 V1; though the issue is not Netgear-specific), RFI with multiple devices in the same frequency range is no fun (in my case, keyboard, mouse, router, and cordless phone in a neighboring room).

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:54

Nice experience with Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 v3. I love the curve of the keyboard, finding it very comfortable and not as severe as other models such as the 4000. The keys have a great feel and are low profile. Very comforable. I have not experience connectivity problems other than when the batteries need to be changed. I feel bad for those who've had a bad experience but my experience has been very positive. I just bought 7 of these for my whole office!

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:04

Admittedly I was skeptical to find that Microsoft replaced the older transceiver base which had a long cable that could sit away from your PC case with a self-contained USB dongle, mostly because I don't think the thick metal box otherwise known as the computer case is the best thing to stick a transceiver behind, but that's not the case. Having used both variants, I notice no performance degradation with the new dongle.

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Edited by aliceadams, 13 April 2010 - 11:06.

#52 morganrpugh



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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:49

Looks nice. Does the mouse has a "back" button by the thumb? That is pretty much a deal breaker for me if it does.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 16:00

Yes it does :)

I have this set, although about 6 months after I bought it something went wrong with the mouse and it simply wouldn't work. Ordered another one through Amazon, then swapped the mouse and sent it back as faulty and got a refund, no problem, no mess.

The receiver is great for me, I can be about 2-3 metres away before it starts dropping connections, however BE WARNED when I receive a text and my phone is near the mouse and/or keyboard (ie, next to it), then the receiver decides the mouse battery is running low and a few keys have pressed, although I haven't pressed them :/ Still good though.