Looks Good Performs Poorly
The biggest draw back for this kit by far is the mouse, it is the worst mouse I've ever owned. Not only can you not set it up using the usual Logitech software because it doesn't appear, the pointer moves up and down very slightly when you right or left click something. This makes the computer think you are moving the mouse and doesn't produce a menu. When the menu eventually appears you can't cut or paste and trying to correct spelling is difficult. Its also not very accurate when playing games such as CoD, Fallout 4 or Borderlands etc.
I ...tried contacting Logitech and like many posts on the internet, Logitech either don't care or can't fix it\ so they don't bother replying. I expected much better from Logitech and wished I'd bought the slightly more expensive Microsoft offering instead, save your money and buy a different system.
Ride The Wave Combo!!
Love this little combo, keyboard is easy to use, quiet, feels solid and has great features, controls music, programs & much more love the wave, comfortable for Arthritic hands!! The mouse is smooth, frisky & responsive, nice thin waist & great for small hands. Installation was a dream, opened the box, pulled out the tabs that protected the batteries, popped in the Logitech dongle & away she went, in an instant, that's what I'm talking bout!! I bought this combo to replace my MX5500 which I have loved, due to constant blue tooth issues on my computer, so the wireless has saved me a lot of drama, I'm certainly happy with her replacement!!
Reliable, Useful Features and Nice to Type On
I wasn't having much luck with wireless keyboards. I bought a Microsoft Wireless 850 keyboard and mouse combo followed by a Logitech MK850 and both were returned within a few days. The Microsoft suffered from radio interference (making it unusable) no matter what I turned off or changed around. The Logitech MK850 went to sleep after just a few seconds of inactivity with no way of stopping this, and the mouse supplied with it had too many buttons making it very easy to press the wrong one.
The Logitech MK550 is a totally different story. Whil...e very light on battery use, it wakes up quickly and doesn't fall asleep all the time like the MK850. Great to type on with a 'just right' feel to the keys and while the wave contour of the keys seems slightly odd at first I grew to like it within days. It seems immune to radio interference. The shortcut keys are brilliant. The Logitech App allows you to easily program them to help automate certain keystrokes. The mouse is also very nice to use with a scroll left or right feature on the wheel, and the page forward and back buttons in just the right position. You can also program it respond in certain ways only with particular applications.If you're a general web surfer and computer user this keyboard should prove very productive.
I've had this combination now for over 5 years and I continue to love it. Batterys last months even after lots of game play and assignment writting. The keyboard is user friendly with lots of extra's for media play. A cordless design always keeps that desk looking tidy and the black finish sets it off nicely. The mouse could have an extra thumb button for easier internet surfing and game play though that is the only fault which I can find with this device.
Looks great, easy to setup, mouse is light and responsive. Great battery life
Is slightly expensive
I am surprised by how quickly I have become accustomed to this keyboard which I suppose is at least partly down to the design and layout of the keys. The wrist cushion is very nice and I immediately feel comfortable, but wonder how I will feel at the end of the day. The function keys are great for my kids to use. The mouse is not at supportive as my old one, but it has many functions that I might get around to programming. As the keyboard carries more functions the mouse will be used less so may be it's size doesn't matter. Reception is good. I...can type from the other side of the room (except I can't see that far). Looks nice on the desk, mouse is light and sensitive. Wrist cushion is lovely. Expensive, compared to the other ergonomic desktop (ie. Microsoft 7000). I would have preferred a larger, more supportive mouse.
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