Date: November 28th, 2005
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Logitech
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Integrated, digital display keeps you in touch with time-sensitive notifications and provides instant access to media playlists, radio stations, and more
Time/date (synchronized with your computer)
Calculator won't appear on your monitor, so it diminishes clutter on your screen
IM and e-mail notification, status
Smart key list
Playlist (one touch access to iTunes, Windows Media Player, Musicmatch, Logitech MediaLife software,Radio)
Smart power management keyboard and mouse alert you when battery is low
Logitech SecureConnect wireless technology ensures a plug-and-play setup and enhanced security
Rechargeable MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse with 20X the tracking power of optical
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR With three times higher data rates, this technology enables a faster exchange of information between two devices; for example, people can more quickly transmit a picture from a mobile phone or camera with Bluetooth 2.0 EDR to the PC
Touch-sensitive media center media navigation reinvented (Zoom, Volume, Media controls, Mute controls)
Comfortable and stylish design low profile and zero-degree tilt keyboard
Micro-USB receiver lets you work wirelessly anywhere
The MX5000, housed in a sturdy cardboard box arrived in perfect condition. The graphics highlight some of the many features Logitech has engineered into this keyboard/mouse combo.
As with all Logitech products I've used, the packaging is excellent and everything you need is in the box. Along with the installation guide and software CD, there is a catalog and safety guide, which lets you know that the laser mouse is safe to use (whew!) and also details mouse battery replacement.
After mining through the packing materials, the user is rewarded with the major components of the MX5000 kit. The keyboard and mouse are accompanied by a charging station and power cord for the mouse, a plastic wrist rest and the Bluetooth dongle with USB connectivity. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Bluetooth,
It is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networking, and provides two-way communication between devices such as PDAs, mobile phones, PCs, laptops, and digital cameras via a relatively secure, inexpensive, short range radio frequency. Named for a Danish king from the first millennia (who either had a fondness for blueberries, or serious dental issues, depending on which legend you believe) the Bluetooth spec is a relatively mature technology these days and devices employing Bluetooth connectivity are widely available.