by Rob Williams on May 26, 2005 in Peripherals
Looking for a quality cordless Keyboard/Mouse set? Logitech released the MX3100 a few months back, which includes the ultra precise MX1000 laser mouse, in addition to a keyboard with tons of functionality. Read on to see if the MX3100 is all it’s cracked up to be.
Without a doubt, this is the nicest Keyboard/Mouse combo you can buy. Logitech has done a great job at combining style with functionality, and making it all cordless to boot. The keyboard has so many functions, it could be used anywhere. It’s perfect for an HTPC, Gamer PC or just an office PC.
Battery life is another notable. For the keyboard, it takes two AA batteries. I’ve been using the keyboard for three weeks, very steadily, and it hasn’t drained the batteries at all. I threw the batteries in both my Camera and Discman, and they still show as completely full. As for the mouse, if you use the mouse all day, it will still last you a good four days before needing a recharge.
One thing I’d love to see for a keyboard such as the MX3000, is the ability to just plug it in to the charger to refill an internal battery, rather than having to change batteries at all. Of course, the batteries last a very long time, but if they did happen to die on you, and you don’t have batteries handy, you would be screwed. Of course, this defeats the purpose of cordless, but, only having to charge it once a month or even two months, would be nothing serious.
Overall, I highly recommend the combo, and it deserves our Editors Choice award. I have to hand it to Logitech, because they can’t throw anything at us that we don’t find amazing. I can’t wait to see what they come out with next.
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- Logitech Quality — Well built.
- Both pieces work flawlessly.
- Functionality is bar none!
- Superior battery life.
- Keyboard uses removable batteries.