Date Joined: 04/29/07
Pros: Plugged right in and started working. Use it as a switch for my wireless keyboard/mouse combo which just has 1 dongle to control both items so it works perfectly. I currently have it connected to 2 computers with plans to add a third down the road.
Cons: Sometimes when switching back and forth a lot, one of the computers will stop recognizing the dongle. But I think its an issue with the computer so no reason to knock off an egg.
As others have noted, it only comes with 2 cables, so if you are using 3 or 4 devices, you will need to make sure you have the additional cables.
Pros: Plugged it in and it has worked great. I really like that the mouse has the extra 5th button on the right side. This was one of the top features I was looking for in a reasonably priced wireless mouse. Also, having used a previous generation of MS wireless desktop, I was used to the many keyboard function keys that are included.
Cons: I dislike that the function keys are labeled with shortcut icons as opposed to the function numbers. Additionally, there is not a noticeable gap between F4/F5 and F8/F9 that allows you to quickly reference where you are.
Not a big con, but after only 3 months the mouse is already needing new batteries. Was hoping it wouldn't eat through them this fast as I have other wireless mice that last much longer.
Overall Review: A lot of people had range issues, but my setup removes that issue. I have the dongle on my desk hooked up to a USB switch so that I can use the mouse and keyboard on different computers with the push of a button. (a KVM without the V) So because of that, the range needed is only about 24" to the rear of the desk.