"Huge Time Saver"4.5 starson by MiamiTechnoLawyer
Pros: Amazing Keyboard Shortcuts, No Mouse Jumps, Easy to customize
Cons: Mouse slides on inverted surface
Summary: I bought this set after CNET gave it the editor's choice and a $35.00 rebate, and 10% buy.com coupon brought the cost under $70.00.
I had previously used a wireless optical mouse that would often lose contact with the receiver or jump erratically. I did not like this so I gave up on wireless and used a corded optical mouse. The laser mouse has yet to skip or lose connection with the receiver. This technology is finally ready for prime time. My only complaint is that my keyboard platter/drawer is sloped at an angle and with no cord to hold the mouse in place the relativly light mouse may coast down the sloped surface from gravity. I suspect this would be the same for any cordless mouse and would not be an issue for users placing the mouse on a level surface.
The keyboard is a gem. With a single click Word launches, and there is another hotkey for Outlook or Express. I programmed another to take me stright to G-mail and another key for the firm's online legal research vendor. I thought customizing the media keys would require tinkering and reading the Help menus. I was wrong, customizing the keyboard was easy and straight forward.
Before the MX3100, it was lauch a borwser, type in a web adress or drag through "favorites" ... now with a single click you can be at your most used website. This device makes computer tasks faster and more pleasant. The time it saves you will easily justify the products cost.