Date: April 9th, 2005
Article by: Jeff Caldwell (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was donated by: Microsoft
<--SHOP FOR A MICROSOFT WIRELESS OPTICAL DESKTOP HERE
Opening the box you see everything included: Keyboard, Mouse, Receiver, Driver CD, Manual, Ergonomic Wrist guard (attached to keyboard in picture), and some batteries.
The wireless hub/receiver is a low profile sleek looking item. You have the choice of USB or PS/2 for the mouse but are limited to the PS/2 for the keyboard.
The Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop set comes with the Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0; I'll fill you in on the details of the mouse a little later on.
The package also features the Wireless MultiMedia Keyboard (1.0A). You can see the many hot keys stationed above the regular keyboard, more on these later.
The wrist guard is more of a love or hate relationship. Some people swear by them, some can't stand them. I tried this out in a vain attempt, but still can't stand the blasted things. Luckily it's removable for people who don't like them.