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Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse

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Product Highlights
  • 2.4GHz Wireless With 15' Range
  • Optical Mouse Sensor
  • Snap-in Transceiver
  • Easy-Access Hot Keys
  • Windows/Mac Compatible

The Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse is compatible with both Windows and Apple computers. The wireless mouse is designed for left or right-handed use and uses an optical sensor to provide greater speed, accuracy and reliability than a typical ball mouse. It also does not suffer from clogs the way older mice do. It also features a scroll wheel for swift navigation through documents and websites.

A 2.4 GHz connection provides reliable operation at distances of up to 15'. A snap-in USB transceiver stows under the mouse for portability while an On/Off switch allows you to conserve battery use. The mouse boasts a long battery life to ensure it is always available when you need it.

The keyboard includes several hot keys for easy access to frequently used controls like calculator, volume controls, mute, and play/pause. It also includes a button that takes you directly to the Windows start menu.

2.4 GHz wireless offers a secure and reliable connection with up to a 15' range
1000 DPI provides responsive cursor control
Scroll wheel allows for speedy navigation through documents and websites
Designed for comfortable use with left or right-handed users
Easy-access hot keys for calculator, volume controls, mute, and play/pause as well as the Windows Start menu
Snap-in USB transceiver stows conveniently under mouse for portability
Power switch turns the mouse on and off for up to 15 months of battery life, depending on usage
Battery status indicator lights let you know when your batteries are running low
Keyboard and mouse are compatible with Windows and Mac systems
Interface USB
Wireless 2.4GHz
Range 15' (4.6 m)
Scroll Wheel Yes
Enhanced Function Keys Calculator
Volume Controls
Mute
Play/Pause
Windows Start Menu
Ergonomic No
Power Requirements 2 x AAA
2 x Alkaline AAA
(All Batteries Included)
Dimensions Keyboard: 17.94 x 6.24" (456 x 158 mm)
Mouse: 4.47 x 2.28" (113.5 x 58 mm)
System Requirements Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Mac OS X v.10.4x-10.6x
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse
  • USB Transceiver
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    MicrosoftWireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse
     
    4.0

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (13)
    • Comfortable design (10)
    • Fast response (9)
    • Long range (5)
    • Quiet (5)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (14)
    • Professional (6)
    • Web browsing (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (11), Casual user (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (12), Business (7)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A gem of a kb/mouse combo

    I got this Friday, used it all weekend and it works like a charm. I wanted a low cost combo to replace my old combo which was dying after 6 years. It's a...Read complete review

    I got this Friday, used it all weekend and it works like a charm. I wanted a low cost combo to replace my old combo which was dying after 6 years. It's a true plug-and-play (there isn't any software included) and I had it going from opening the box to typing within 15 minutes.

    There is no problem with the range; I've used it anywhere from as close to 3' and as far as 10' without a missed key when typing or lack of mouse response. I have the dongle plugged into a 3' USB extension in the back of my desktop and lying on the floor. I sat on my recliner with the dongle off about 3'-4' to my left, the mouse on my right on a lamp table so the signal had to pass thru the arm of the reclined, my entire body, the other recliner arm and then to the dongle – no problem at all.

    The kb is a nice compact size, the keys are quiet and have a good feel. The scrunching together of the function keys will take a bit getting used to but it seems that's the new trend in kb's from many makers. One negative is the lack of any indications on caps/number locks – no lights on the kb and it doesn't give a little pop-up indicator on the monitor.

    The mouse is a basic 3 button and nothing special. The buttons are silent and responsive. The wheel rolls with small silent clicks and are adjustable from 1-100 lines. The wheel also has a left click function that allows it to freely scroll without rolling the wheel – I'm still figuring that out, as well as if it will do other things. The mouse works with only one batt in either side so that, along with being able to turn it off, could be a slight savings overall – depending on the true batt life.

    It doesn't have all the bells and whistles you might want or expect from a 'deluxe' keyboard but it doesn't claim to be that. It's just a plain, no-frills set that gets the job done – and in my opinion it does it quite well. If you're looking for a good kb/mouse combo at a reasonable price you can't go wrong with this set.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It is good enough

    I needed a keyboard that was the standard, and this looked like it. However, I only paid $[$] and I guess I should have known it would have been an old type...Read complete review

    I needed a keyboard that was the standard, and this looked like it. However, I only paid $[$] and I guess I should have known it would have been an old type of keyboard. You have to press the keys way down, like the first computers, and the delete button is small, like back then too. It clacks alot when you type. However, overall, I am getting used to it, and the remote feature works fine. The mouse has the same qualities. Overall, it is good enough, but I wish I had paid a bit more for one of the newer type.

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    5.0

    GOOD KEYBOARD & MOUSE

    By Dr John

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast Response
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Professional

      Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

      I USE THIS AS A PORTABLE KEYBOARD WITH MY LAPTOP, FOR I HATE LAPTOP KEYBOARD. IT FITS NICELY IN MY LAPTOP ROLL BAG AND ALL.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Came as described

      By Sut

      from SC

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

        Order was delivered in good shape. Even had the batteries required. I will order again when I need something

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Nice for the price

        By Bar

        from FL

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Design
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Mouse Feels Cheap

        Best Uses

        • Occasionally

        Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

        Bought this for my old netbook which I only occasionally use. Keyboard works great, nice tactile feel. Easy to install and only requires one USB input instead of two if bought separately.Mouse works OK but feels cheap

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        3.0

        It is good enough

        By Doug

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Noisy
        • Uncomfortable Design

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

        I needed a keyboard that was the standard, and this looked like it. However, I only paid $[$] and I guess I should have known it would have been an old type of keyboard. You have to press the keys way down, like the first computers, and the delete button is small, like back then too. It clacks alot when you type. However, overall, I am getting used to it, and the remote feature works fine. The mouse has the same qualities. Overall, it is good enough, but I wish I had paid a bit more for one of the newer type.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Great, Cheap Keyboard and Mouse

        By Trevor D

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast Response
        • Highly Compatible
        • Long Range
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Professional

          Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

          I bought it for a client who wanted to use it with less cables to get in the way. It's great because it can be used from a distance away and doesn't get in the way at all.
          The one thing I wish they had was numlock, capslock and scroll lock lights on the keyboard. I didn't see any lights for those buttons.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Cheap but works well

          By BassDamas

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Long Range

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Design

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

          for the money is perfect. about 15 ft away no problem. at this price I will give 5 stars all day long.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Nothing fancy, but does the job

          By SunriseMedia

          from Wilmington NC

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast Response
          • Highly Compatible
          • Long Range

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Professional
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

            I looked at several others that had more bells & whistles that I didn't need. This set was Mac compatible and reasonably priced. Just what I wanted & needed. Nothing fancy, but it does the job and does it well.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Good Keyboard/Mouse Combo :D

            By Sh4ntheM4n

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Design
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast Response
            • Long Range

            Cons

            • Keyboard Cannot Turn Off

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Gaming
            • Professional
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

            I had expectations that this would be a generic wireless combo, and that it would be really bad. However, I actually enjoy it. The keyboard and mouse are comfortable to use. The keyboard clicks less than an ordinary keyboard when typing. The mouse has a good scroll wheel. I can even use it from an average range. My bed is about 7-8 feet from the computer, and I always play games or watch movies from a range that I thought was impossible before. For those who want a new wireless combo, I would suggest this one, since it is efficient and cheap!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            3.0

            Works well - feels like laptop KB

            By Andy

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast Response

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Design

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

            Mouse and KB work well.
            I don't like the feel much of the KB. Feels more like a glorified laptop KB since the keys are thin and all bunched together. That being said, you can see this from the picture.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Super easy to set-up& the price is right

            By Vivian-Photo

            from Mission Viejo, CA.

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Design
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                Really easy to set-up. I shoot in a studio, tethered to my lap top. This wireless mouse & keyboard really make my life easier. I like them a lot and the price was right.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                OUTSTANDING

                By Slim

                from Cleveland, the rainy city

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Design
                • Fast Response
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                  Easy to install and looks great! Thanks.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  3.0

                  Economy Keyboard

                  By Mike

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                        For about $ I now have a perfectly good keyboard for 1/3 the price of an Apple keyboard and the laser mouse is included.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        4.0

                        Great for surfing on the sofa

                        By Joe Typer

                        from Over there

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                        Does a fine job at a economical price. Function and Esc keys are half sized and could cause a problem for those seriously addicted to touch typing.

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                        2.0

                        Not sure about this...

                        By slow finger

                        from NY

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Slow Response

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                          I am running this on a fairly well equipped and clean Win 7 system. The mouse appears jittery and unresponsive at times. Never had such behavior on any other device (esp not Microsoft mice). The keyboard, while I generally like it, requires a lot of getting used to for not constantly mistyping. All keys look uniform and groups are tightly packed together, which looks nice and is compact but has some usability issues. Not sure I'd buy this again - in fact would prob return if I hadn't binned the packaging...

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          Clean look, works great, clicks a little

                          By Donnie James

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Design
                          • Fast Response

                          Cons

                          • Noisy

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Use
                          • Financial
                          • Professional
                          • Web Browsing

                          Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                          I had a wired keyboard and mouse on my desk, which made it look messy and cluttered. This wireless set looks much nicer. It's also very minimalistic, which I like a lot. Even the USB receiver is tiny!

                          The one not so great thing is that the keys are a bit more click-y than the Microsoft 600 wired keyboard that I had before this. Not a huge problem, but when I'm entering information into a database while I'm on the phone with a client, it'd be nice if it were a little quieter.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A gem of a kb/mouse combo

                          By Fred

                          from N IL

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Design
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast Response
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Long Range
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • Lack of capsnumber lock

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Use
                          • Web Browsing

                          Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                          I got this Friday, used it all weekend and it works like a charm. I wanted a low cost combo to replace my old combo which was dying after 6 years. It's a true plug-and-play (there isn't any software included) and I had it going from opening the box to typing within 15 minutes.

                          There is no problem with the range; I've used it anywhere from as close to 3' and as far as 10' without a missed key when typing or lack of mouse response. I have the dongle plugged into a 3' USB extension in the back of my desktop and lying on the floor. I sat on my recliner with the dongle off about 3'-4' to my left, the mouse on my right on a lamp table so the signal had to pass thru the arm of the reclined, my entire body, the other recliner arm and then to the dongle – no problem at all.

                          The kb is a nice compact size, the keys are quiet and have a good feel. The scrunching together of the function keys will take a bit getting used to but it seems that's the new trend in kb's from many makers. One negative is the lack of any indications on caps/number locks – no lights on the kb and it doesn't give a little pop-up indicator on the monitor.

                          The mouse is a basic 3 button and nothing special. The buttons are silent and responsive. The wheel rolls with small silent clicks and are adjustable from 1-100 lines. The wheel also has a left click function that allows it to freely scroll without rolling the wheel – I'm still figuring that out, as well as if it will do other things. The mouse works with only one batt in either side so that, along with being able to turn it off, could be a slight savings overall – depending on the true batt life.

                          It doesn't have all the bells and whistles you might want or expect from a 'deluxe' keyboard but it doesn't claim to be that. It's just a plain, no-frills set that gets the job done – and in my opinion it does it quite well. If you're looking for a good kb/mouse combo at a reasonable price you can't go wrong with this set.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          DON'T BUY IT!!

                          By leonard

                          from Brazil

                          About Me Power User

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • NONE

                          Cons

                          • EVERYTHING

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                            This product is HORRIBLE!

                            The keyboard has keys too close to each other and they are terribly designed ... It's too hard to use! It is very difficult to type (much harder than my notebook's keyboard)!

                            The mouse is too big, too heavy and glides with great difficulty on any surface, causing excruciating pain in the hands if you use it for too long!

                            That was the worst purchase I've ever done!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            2.0

                            Don't justify by Brand Name but gooddeal

                            By Sai Kumar

                            from Windsor Locks, CT

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast Response

                            Cons

                            • Limited Compatiblity

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use
                            • Web Browsing

                            Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                            I used it smoothly. I found its not working center button (scroller) whereas I got another piece its working good. So, sometimes it may come to customer without QC check.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Other

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                            5.0

                            A wise choice

                            By Dmlsys

                            from Saginaw, MI

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Design
                            • Small footprint
                            • Small wireless usb

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use
                              • Professional

                              Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                              Excellent replacement for wired keyboard and mouse in exam rooms. The best feature is the small wireless usb connection. We purchased over 20 units and all with happy users.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              4.0

                              Works Great With Older Mac

                              By Spirittrooper

                              from Seattle

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Features
                              • Long Battery life
                              • Low Price

                              Cons

                              • Has More Keys Than I Need
                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use
                              • Traveling
                              • Web Browsing

                              Comments about Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse:

                              I needed a new unit for a G4 Mac that doesn't have Blue Tooth capabilities. This works great. Easy to use, just plug in the reveiver to a USB port. The receiver also stores in the mouse if you want to put it in a laptop bag and take it with you without loosing it. The mouse has an on/ off switch to save battery power.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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