Date: April 9th, 2005
Article by: Jeff Caldwell (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was donated by: Microsoft
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL
So now that you see what this setup comes with let me get into a little more detail for you.
The Wireless MultiMedia Keyboard 1.0A is pretty much the standard look for keyboards these days. If you're an old school keyboard user like I used to be (no extra keys at all), this can be a little overwhelming but the buttons all have useful functions.
Before we get started, let me explain that these are all the hotkey defaults. All of these can be customized to however you want it (even if it doesn't make a lot of sense to anyone else) with the included Microsoft software.
Above you have the top left set of hot keys, from left to right they are:
My Documents: Opens the “My Documents” folder
My Pictures: Opens the “My Pictures” subfolder of “My Documents”
My Music: Opens the “My Music” subfolder of “My Documents”
In the top center of the keyboard you have your media controlling hot keys which work just like a CD player. You get your standard play/pause, stop, reverse track, forward track, volume up/down, mute, and open media player (by default Windows Media Player).
Directly to the right of the media hot keys you see the Internet related hot keys.
From left to right they are:
Mail: Opens your default e-mail application
Web/Home: Opens your default web browser
Messenger: Opens MSN/Windows Messenger
When you flip the keyboard over you'll see the battery compartment housing two AA batteries (Energizer AA's were included in the set). The setup is as simple as simple can get: take the cover off, put the batteries in, replace the cover and then your done.
Mounted on the bottom of the keyboard in the top corners are sleek looking stands for the keyboard. They aren't adjustable other than having it completely flat, or raised.