Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Mouse and Keyboard Combo

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Product Description

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710

Details

  • The MK710 contains the MK700 keyboard with Unifying Technology and the wireless Marathon Mouse M705
  • Up to three years of battery life virtually eliminates the need to change keyboard and mouse batteries
  • Logitech Incurve keys and cushioned palm rest help your fingers glide comfortably from key to key, hour after hour
  • LCD dashboard icons give you at-a-glance status of battery power, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock and Num Lock so you won't miss a beat while typing
  • Hyper-fast scrolling lets you fly through long documents and web pages

Consumer Reviews

  1. Technologist "Neil"
    78 of 79 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Two things to consider if you are thinking of buying…, January 17, 2011
    By 
    Technologist “Neil” (San Francisco Bay Area) –

    This review is from: Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Mouse and Keyboard Combo (Personal Computers)

    I get to use a lot of keyboards at various customer sites and also with my own computers. I certainly like the feel of this keyboard more than any other I’ve experienced. I’m sure there’s a lot that will vary person to person and preferences will differ, but my typing on this seems to be accurate, quiet, fast, comfortable and easy. My old (yet very nice and still very functional and modern looking) keyboard now feels like it is VERY clunky with loud and noisy keys!

    However, there are two things I’m still undecided on that MIGHT give me some regrets about this keyboard. First is that because of the large palm-rest cushion, the keyboard’s keys are actually positioned an inch or two further back on my desk than my previous keyboard. This leaves me reaching with my arms further forward, and I can feel extra stress in my upper arms. If it does turn out to bother me, I think I’ll simply add a couple of rubber feet so I can operate this keyboard with its front two rubber feet hanging off the edge of the desk – which seems to be still quite stable even with my palms pushing on the overhanging palm rest. Now, I have to say, I don’t think this would bother someone that sits straight up in their chair in what used to be considered the ergonomically correct position (research now shows that slouching back in your chair is the best for your back, and I’ve always been a complete sloucher!).

    I also have to say that the palm rest feels great. I wasn’t expecting that, didn’t think I would like or need it.

    The second concern might not affect most users, but I frequently develop software and use the function keys for controlling execution of the program while it runs in a debugger (function keys are use for stepping through the lines of the code, setting breakpoints, stepping over functions, etc). This keyboard’s function keys are both small, and more recessed than any I’ve used before. They take considerable force to press compared to the main keys. Normally as I’m debugging my eyes are on the code and the debug windows, and use of the keys is very automatic. Now I think I may have to look more carefully to select the correct function key, time will tell.

    It’s nice to have the LCD display of CAPS lock etc, and the calculator key is one I will be using frequently. The CD eject button is also useful.

    Also, I read reviews that said the range is very short. Well, mine seems to work everyehere I go in the whole house! It may be that users are plugging the unifying USB into the back of a metal PC which is blocking the signal. The desktop set comes with an extension cable for the USB module which allows you to place it a few feet away from the metal box (or from other 2.4GHz devices, such as some phones).

    Now to the mouse. I just also purchased the Logitech Performance MX mouse which is in many ways the big brother and current top of the Logitech range of of mice. They share similar buttons and the same scroll wheel, the only differences being size, shape, and the Performance has an additional “zoom” button that frankly I will probably never use. Comparing them side by side, I actually prefer this smaller mouse. The Performance MX makes me elevate my hand and the weight of my hand is supported by my wrist which is less comfortable. With this M705 the bone under the fleshy part of my palm just above the wrist rests very comfortably on the desk and supports the weight of my hand. The MX705 is considerably lighter also, but lacks the USB recharging ability. (The Performance MX allows you to plug in a USB cable and continue to use the mouse while it charges). But, with batteries that last a very long time, it matters little. And unlike the MX705, the Performance MX works very well on glass (I tested both).

    The click action of the MX705’s buttons is considerably FASTER. The scroll wheel common to both takes a few minutes to get used to, but after that I haven’t looked back. The wheel is easy to control, and for fast continual scrolling you lightly flick it and set it spinning. Left to itself, it can spin for almost 20 seconds. A slight touch slows it or stops it. Its far more controllable, responsive and intuitive than anything I’ve used before and I don’t understand some of the complaints many reviewers have had. I haven’t needed to use the scroll mode button which adds friction stops to the wheel and makes it more like a traditional scroll wheel.

    Bottom line, go for it! I think you will love this set.

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  2. M. R. Simmons "Techie"
    98 of 105 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Another solid desktop set from Logitech, July 1, 2010
    By 
    M. R. Simmons “Techie” (Old South) –
    (VINE VOICE)
      

    This review is from: Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Mouse and Keyboard Combo (Personal Computers)

    I first encountered this set at a local Staples store display. I tried the keys and the mouse, and after that I knew that I wanted one. The keyboard is very low profile, but not low enough to me too mushy. It has the solid tactile feedback typical of a Logitech set. I also love how quiet the keyboard and mouse were. On my two previous sets, one had a noisy keyboard and a quiet mouse, and the other had a quiet keyboard and a noisy mouse. On the MK710, both the keyboard and the mouse are wonderfully muted. The wrist pad on the keyboard is a very nice touch, although the point at which it is widest is a bit odd, because it leaves one wrist more slightly supported than the other. It still feels comfortable once you get used to it, but having both wrists supported equally would have been nice.

    The keyboard has some nice function keys and a LCD display that shows the status of the battery, caps lock, num lock, and mute. The LCD is not backlit, so it can be difficult to see sometimes, however this is understandable to conserve battery life. It is still very small, however. There are not a lot of customizable keys on the keyboard, which is ok, but since the price is so high, I would expect to see more programmable functions to justify the sticker price. The keyboard comes with two sets of adjustable legs, but they are pretty thin and are not the sturdiest I have seen. Still they do provide two different heights for the keyboard.

    The mouse is nice, although it is for right-handed people only. It has two side buttons near the top that default to the back and forward functions, and a third button placed oddly towards the bottom edge of the left side of the mouse. That is by default the application switcher button, which is useful, but in a very strange place. It takes a bit of a learning curve to press it reliably. The mouse tracks well and clicks very quietly, and is not too big. It has a metal scroll wheel that offers four way tilt scrolling and a neat feature called hyperscrolling. Basically, there is a button directly beneath the scroll wheel that you push to enable traditional “click” scrolling when you need precision or smooth hyperscrolling when you need speed. The mechanism is solid and works easily.

    The only issue that I had with this device was the SetPoint software. The set can be used without installing drivers, however the customizable features of the set will only work with the SetPoint drivers. The drivers that come with the set are hopelessly out of date, especially if you are using Windows 7 64bit. Please do yourself a favor if you own this set and go straight to the Logitech website and download the latest drivers from there. Don’t waste time installing the drivers from the CD, only to find they make some of your computer functions go haywire.

    Other than that, this is another great desktop set from Logitech. One the correct drivers are installed, it works like a piece of cake. It is a little pricey, but has all the reliability and quality that one would expect from Logitech.

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  3. William J. Berglund "bberglund30"
    80 of 86 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Unstoppable Customer Service, Outstanding Product, May 23, 2011
    By 
    William J. Berglund “bberglund30″ (Crosslake, MN United States) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Mouse and Keyboard Combo (Personal Computers)

    I had owned the predecessor model, the LX 710 Mouse Keyboard Combo for about 4 years, when my 2 year old kid lost the battery cover on the mouse. I contacted Logitech, about getting a replacement cover. They informed me there were no longer any spare parts for that model, but that if my product was purchased within the past 5 years they would replace it under warranty. I emailed them back and told them, “I would love to claim the warranty, but I don’t think a kid losing the cover is included.” To my amazement, the company emailed me back a prepaid UPS pickup label to send in my keyboard and mouse for a free replacement. I wondered if I should take the company up on this warranty claim, as I still didn’t feel like I qualified. Then one day, as I was still trying to decide if sending it back was the right thing to do, I saw on my doorstep a brand new MK 710! I had not even sent mine back and they had sent me a new one. I am truly blown away by the customer service of this company, it is unstoppable! By the way, I love the MK 710. It is super comfortable, stylish, and works flawlessly. A+ Logitech for an excellent product and customer service beyond words!

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