I needed to replace the old keyboard and mouse on my backup Windows XP PC and I decided to give the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3200 Laser keyboard and mouse combo a try. Here’s my review of it.
So far as the keyboard goes, the keys have a good feel to them, nice tactile feedback. I’m a decent touch typist so I can really appreciate this. If you’re a hunt-and-peck typist they should work well for you too though. The mouse has good tracking and was equally good for web browsing, document and graphics software and casual game playing. The mouse can be powered down which is a good battery saver. My previous wireless mouse went through batteries like crazy.
The extra features are kind of hit or miss. I like the zoom buttons and extra back/forward buttons and the side scroll feature on the mouse. Other features, well, not so much.
Some Things to Consider
The main problem, one I’ve had with other fancy keyboards, is that the advanced functions can be hard to access. Maybe some degree of comfort will come as I use the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3200. This is a rather advanced keyboard design and I could see a computer novice struggling with it to some degree or simply never getting the most out of it. Some of the features seem a little too much, perhaps even lame. It seems like a slight touch of feature-itis.
I’ve heard some people say that they had encountered problems with the driver for this keyboard and mouse using Windows Vista. I bought this for a XP system and I haven’t checked it out on my Vista system. Logitech is supposed to be working on a solution but you should check with them before purchasing one for a computer running Vista.
Have you used the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3200 Laser keyboard and mouse? Were your experiences good or bad? Let me know in a comment below.