Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave

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rohit

 I was told to review the keyboard as a power user so that is what I
did. The keyboard as many of you have said is indeed comfortable and
quiet, I actually enjoyed using it and the extra function keys are
awesome but the mouses button layout was awkward for right handed users
and was the primary reason this setup was dinged in its review.
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Keith E. Whisman

I just purchased the Corded Desktop Wave keyboard with out the mouse. I have the Logitech G5 corded gaming mouse for that. The 2nd edition G5 with the 2 thumb keys.

I really like the corded wave keyboard. It's $49bucks at Fry's. I think that the score above was mostly for the subpar mouse than the keyboard.

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whisp

 I was told to review the keyboard as a power user so that is what I did. The keyboard as many of you have said is indeed comfortable and quiet, I actually enjoyed using it and the extra function keys are awesome but the mouses button layout was awkward for right handed users and was the primary reason this setup was dinged in its review.

Yes the combo is good for casual users and I said that, but it leaves something to be desired if you are going to use it for anything more then basic office/work activities- which a power user is likely to do.

"we Plan for Tomorrow, but we Live for Today"

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WesSiyad

I think this reviewer is way off.  I too own this keyboard and have found it
very comfortable, quiet, and nice to use. 
The keyboard is laid out very nicely and I really haven’t had any
problems with the mouse.  The battery
life for both is more than ample as well. 
After having owned the combination for a year I have only had to replace
the mouse and keyboard batteries once each. 
My only complaint with this keyboard/mouse pair is I can’t seem to get
the “menu” button to work and where it should be is replaced with the fn
button.  I've not had any problems with the "glitchy" scroll wheel or the zoom button.

 

It seems the reviewer based the keyboard’s worth on how well
it performed for gaming.  I can’t speak
much to the gaming use of it, I spend 8-12 hours a day working at a computer
and prefer to not spend my time at home sitting in front of one to play games.  Not everyone uses their computer for gaming, and I think this review completly neglected that user group.  Based on this review and my own experience I’d
have expected it to get an 8.

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Keith E. Whisman

I'm impressed as you correctly told us that you work at a computer rather than on a computer because when people say they are working on a computer or want to get on my computer I always tell them that my computer won't be able to support their weight. They'll destroy it if they get on my PC.

My wife has given up on using my pc as she words her request wrong every time.

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Kargg

Unlike the reviewer, I had no problem with the zoom key. Also, I found the placement of the side buttons works very well. I just use my 3rd finger to access the left button. (I am right-handed.) I have had no problems so far, except that both seem to take batteries fairly often. My rating? I'd give it an 9.

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int_main_void

I own this setup at work, and the keyboard rocks.  I agree that the mouse leaves something to be desired, but since I'm not doing much fragging at work (strangely enough they don't pay me to rack up kills...) the mouse is sufficient.

I think others have echoed my sentiment about the keyboard--it is comfortable and quiet.  However, the main thing that caused me to switch from a MS Natural Keyboard was the function keys.  It irritates me how Microsoft defaults their new keyboards to non-standard function-key functions, forcing you to toggle a button to restore traditional function key...err...functions.  Logitech gets this.  When my computer boots up, I don't have to hit "F-Lock" then "Undo/F2" to get into my BIOS.

Thank you, Logitech, for not forcing your keyboard shortcuts down your users' throats.

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StarWolf

Okay so I admit, THROW AWAY THE MOUSE! Not for gamers what so ever, but this is seriously the most comfortable keyboard ever. Works very well for all purposes. The wireless is sweet touch and long battery life! I will admit that I sometimes have signal problems at weird times. Gaming I have had little trouble with. I barely touch the function and side keys, so I could not tell you. I have had this keyboard for almost as long as it was released. I am very happy with it! And why the heck are you focusing on the mouse in this bundle! It is the keyboard that should dominate. In most cases, the mouse in a desktop bundles tend to be crapware from most companies.

 I would at least give this combo an 8. Far from a 10, or maybe a 7.

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mlee19

I actully own this combo. For gaming, it is a real bitch! For everything else, it is a really nice set up.

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