Pros Mouse is near flawless.
Cons Keyboard one of the dumbest I've ever seen
Summary You probably have a good idea about this product if you are reading this. And, as you probably expect, the mouse is awesome--and doesn't seem to lose much in bluetooth form. If it were available separately I would buy it.
The keyboard however...what was Logitech thinking? The media controls on this keyboard make NO sense. The mute is a tiny control off the the left--not even a button--very difficult to activate. Am I the only one that wants to access this quickly? The non-buttons for play/stop, etc. are equally difficult to use and miniscule. Most retarded of all, the volume control is a flat slider you have to run your finger over and over again (with about a second delay after each time) to slowly move the volume down. There's a gimmicky "zoom" control right next to it--and if you're browsing and slip and bump that the size of all the text on the screen enlarges beyond anything you've ever seen before. What a disappointment. A lot of gimmicks and stupidity here.
The digital display had potential, but none of it was realized here. Basically it doesn't do anything, and doesn't have a backlight either, so you can almost never see it anyway.
Seriously, Logitech--this thing would be near-perfect if you'd have just stayed with the layout of the Elite keyboard. Unfortunately they had to over-think this and, so, I'm returning mine. I plan on simply ordering the non-bluetooth version of the MX mouse and stick with the Elite (corded) keyboard I have, or try to find a used version of the MX for bluetooth set that's been phased out as Logitech has seriously regressed here. The keyboard is really a piece.
It's too bad both Microsoft and Logitech can't get the bluetooth format right. So much unrealized potential.
"Horribly flawed..."on by bkbrown
Pros Great form factor and 'feel'
Cons Unstable performance.
Summary First off, Logitech includes absolutely NO documentation about this product. Even the help files are unusually short.
Installation was a hassle. After two hours of wondering why my the mouse wasn't recognized, I realized that you have to plugin the bluetooth adapter directly to the PC. It didn't work through my USB hub. And you have to love the instructions 'click to detect mouse'. Impossible unless you happen to have a 2nd mouse.
After finally installing everything and getting it to work, the lag time was horrible. It would take several seconds for the display to respond, which is completely unacceptable.
And the worst part: it killed my Start Menu. Apparently, the bluetooth receiver must 'poll' for data, as every 3 seconds, my start menu would disappear if I was searching for a program. Just to open the mouse properties, I had to scramble to click on it in time.
All I can say about this product is that obviously, bluetooth technology has a way to go before it can be successfully incorporated into keyboards and mice. This has been typical of all bluetooth products Logitech has come out with.
I tried switching to this, to get away from the wireless problems Microsoft keyboards tend to incur, but I went running back to Microsoft after using this horribly engineered equipment.
Sorry Logitech, I don't think I'll be buying keyboards from you for awhile. Perhaps an improved non-bluetooth version of this set will work better?
Pros Bluetooth 2.0, Rechargable Laser mouse, Handy Shortcut keys
Cons Lots of bells and whistles that aren't very useful, Keyboard is awkward. Mouse needs to be docked every week
Summary The laser mouse is amazing. It's not too heavy and pretty comfortable AND rechargeable.
The first one I got kept repeating the first character when I typed. I returned that one and this one seems to be ok. But I still haven't figured out how to get my sony ericsson p910 phone to sync.
The keyboard is pretty awkward. First of all, the Delete, Home, Page Up, and Page Down keys are laid out vertically. If you use those keys frequently, you might want to stay away. Secondly, the function keys are half the height of the regular keys, I still can't find them without looking down. Finally, The LCD screen isn't very useful, it's pretty hard to see what's being displayed. I've abandoned the calculator feature on the keyboard and reverted back to using the Windows one... it's just too hard to see the numbers.
I'm thinking I'll keep the mouse, but give the keyboard to someone and pick up the new gaming keyboard by Logitech (G15). The layout on that one is alot more conventional.
"Great Combo"on by gorac
Pros Great mouse, with lots of features, media keys, laser mouse with great precission
Cons Keyboard LCD needs a light, Factory setpoint software
Summary If your are going to buy this combo, DO NOT USE the cd that comes in the box, logitech has released Setpoint 3.15. You can only obtain it in the forums, under keyboards, bluetooth. This software has fixed all problems i was having with the keyboard and lag. I dont know why logitech hasnt released this information to the masses.
Most people do not know about that software update and end up giving the combo a bad review.
Pros Lots of great ideas, MX1000 mouse
Cons Less customizable than the mx3100. Needs MUCH more developement.
Summary A few excelent feature ideas that were implemented poorly.
1. Touch pad volume/zoom control sliders. Media controls.
No moving parts? I love this idea as a replacement for the (often) sticky volume control knob of the 3100. However, the sensor itself is not very sensitive, and you can't reassign them in SetPoint, resulting in me *NEVER* using the zoom control.
The media controls, I find quite useful however. They even light up, indicating they have registered my input.
2. Builtin calculator
I find the idea (not the implementation) quite handy. In a couple games I play, it has been nice to use a calculator without having to go back into the Windoze environment.
However, this calc. is very, VERY limited. Only the functionality that the num-pad offers is available, and the rest of the keyboard can't interact with it, ONLY the number pad.
3. The "display"
Useful only when using the calculator. It does display the time, date, the ambient room temerature, and a few status icons that either Windows displays itself, or other keyboards do with an LED.
It also has a few builtin menus that have "hotkeys", but they consist of useless functions like your favorite radio stations. They're a pain to get to, and you can't reprogram them, or even change them in SetPoint so I never use them.
The screen is, however, necessary for use with the calculator. If Logitech would just put a little more functionality into the calculator (maybe some ctrl-* hotkeys for advanced functions) the screen and calculator would actually be of use.
4. Blue tooth
This, so I've heard has caused a number of people many problems. I luckily, got mine when they came out with new drivers, witch made installing it not unbearable. It was a little sketchy for a while until Logitech released another set of drivers and connectivity is now perfect.
However, this keyboard and mouse fall into a DEEP sleep after a time, and it takes quite a bit of activity before they awaken. If I'm using them, there's no issue. But after about half an hour of inactivity, it takes an earthquake that would wake Charles Richter himself to rouse them.
This set has a bunch of great ideas, but they just didn't put the effort into them that they needed. Resulting in a very expensive dissapointment.
I hope they come closer with the MX Revolution K/M set.