HawkMan, on 26 September 2008 - 13:05, said:
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).