Logitech MX5000 Review

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Logitech has unveiled a whirlwind of products this past month, and that includes the keyboard and mouse combo MX5000. Both devices use Bluetooth 2.0 and have a pretty extensive feature set which include an LCD for the keyboard to notify you of incoming email, and what Logitech claims is a mouse with 20 times the accuracy of any regular optical mouse.

Another notable feature is that while the keyboards LCD is not in use it will display Window XP user name, time, date and room temperature – cool or what? “I don’t know what does you keyboard say?”….oohhhh!. Sorry that was in poor taste but I just ran with it. Lastly, the keyboard acts as a Bluetooth hub for your entire computer. So if you would like to pair it with a wireless headset or sync your phone then you’re in business.

The combo runs for $149.99 and is currently available.

For a full review on the mouse (MX1000) included in the package Click Here.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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  1. My first beef with Logitech #1…Have had the MX 5000 combo for about two years now. I had nothing but connection issues with it whilst trying to use the Setpoint software, I finally got it to stay connected most of the time if I didn’t install the software. Now, it seems that the keyboard has given up the ghost and no longer will connect to any of my computer even though the mouse still does. Glad that I talked the salesman into a deal before I purchased it just wish that I had seen reviews like these first and saved myself the agro and money.

    Beef #2

    I own a Logitech wingman force that still works great, and so do a lot of other people, however Logitech in its infinite wisdom and decided not to release any Vista or 7 Drivers for it especially 64 bit.


  2. i bought a MX5000 keyboard with mx1000 mouse on craigslist for $50 and so far it’s been working fine for the past month….

    i found this page doing a search to figure out how to turn off the MSN notification that beeps endlessly all night whenever an email is received or someone logs on or off.

    i did a search before i bought it, “mx5000 sucks” i think, didn’t find this page. Don’t think i would have bought it if i had.

  3. This Keyboard is rubbish, frequently disconnecting, what a waste of money i am in the process of looking for another keyboard maybe a non wireless

  4. I spent most of this afternoon smacking this POS keyboard around, after it once again spontaneously lost connectivity and refused to come back. My patience has clearly worn thin. I am installing the latest drivers now to see if it makes any difference.

    If it weren’t for the highly annoying problems with this keyboard I would actually be quite happy with it. It has a nice functional layout. I have no problems seeing the little screen (and I enjoy checking the temperature to get a second opinion when I’m feeling hot or cold – I’ve learned that apparently my sensations have nothing to do with the actual temp in the room). My batteries last a good long time – and even after it gives me a critical battery warning the batteries will still work fine for another week or more of 10+ hour days. I also really like the side-scrolling feature on the mouse.

    The bad:
    1. The repeating characters lose their charm rather quickly. You have to be very attentive when entering data into spreadsheets, and I frequently have to go retreiving mistakenly deleted emails (provided I even noticed it happened). And when it decides to do the infinite-repeating trick I usually get up and take the keyboard for a walk across the office. Reading the post above where they got the infinite-repeat on the backspace character has me very nervous now – I’d never considered that possibility.

    2. It has been only within the past couple of months that I have begun having frequent connectivity issues. I will be happily typing away and then suddenly no keyboard. Sometimes it will come back readily, other times it will take an hour to get it to come back again. Not cool when you’re in the middle of a thought process, or on a deadline. And sometimes in the morning when I start up my machine it will fail to connect then, and I will spend a very frustrating hour before I can get to work. Not a good way to start the day.

    3. Although it’s very nice to be able to assign custom functions to the mouse and keyboard buttons, the software constantly dumps these preferences, so you never really know what you will get when you hit the buttons. I eventually just gave up on them.

    4. The touch-controls on the left are easily triggered by a stray pinky swipe. I think these are customizable in the software, so you could disable them, but since the preferences are constantly dropped they would just come right back again.

    5. The mouse does hold a pretty good charge – I can go for about 3 days before it’s dead – but typically I try to remember to put it on to charge each night. The problem is that the charger is very touchy about the exact position of the mouse for it to actually charge. At first I would just stick it in the cradle and be on my way, until I found my mouse was dead. Then I noticed that when I put it in the cradle I had to fidget with it – seating and re-seating the mouse, gently tapping it one direction or the other, wiggling the cradle about, and usually cursing at it after I’ve been at it for five minutes – otherwise it would not actually charge. I haven’t found any sure-fire way to get it to work, either by method of placement or MacGuyver-like rigging (and this is my specialty). I just have to futz with it for several minutes each night until I see the little charging lights start to do their dance.

    In short, the time-robbing and anger-inducing properties of this keyboard and its software (and lesser-so the mouse) far outweigh the positive features. My experience has made me very leery of Logitech products.

    I am about to install SetPoint 4.40 (which before I can install I have to install version 4.24 apparently), and I truly hope this will improve my experience. I do recall that installing SetPoint in the first place took a heck of a long time – like over an hour, so I’m not thrilled at the prospect of going through two more installs of it now (after the two required uninstalls first as well), but this device has already stolen so much of my time what’s another couple hours?
    And if it doesn’t make a marked improvement then I will enjoy smashing this keyboard to bits with a nice heavy hammer.

  5. The MX500 is the worst product that I’ve ever used as far as computer gear goes. It has endless connectivity issues. I am so very surprised that Logitech is actually still selling it, ruining its reputation in the bargain.
    Put it this way. I did not do my homework and blindly purchased a MX500. I sold it one week later. Enough said.

  6. Steer away from this over-priced piece of plastic! I bought mine not q month ago and KB has decided to drop out & not connect. I’m writing this note on a tablet-pen with handwriting recognition
    because I haven’t got a KB that works I’ve followed logitech ‘s instructions. But nothing is working. I hate your k B!!!

  7. I got this Keyboard as a free upgrade, as my previous model after 3 years went faulty, so was excited that logitech told me there giving it to me for free. However when reading these reviews, I realized they could be giving it to me as it seems nobody wants it, as it was rubbish.

    Anyway I then recieved it, and didnt know what all the fuss was all about, it worked perfectly for about 5 months, I loved it, admitedly the OLED screen is pointless but hey its there so its cool. Anyway now I know what all the fuss is about. I have had the ” No connection” problem for about a month 6 or 7 times a day. I have put new batteries in, still the same. I am now extremly annoyed with it.

    There needs to be a fix for this.

  8. I recently got this keyboard for xmas, and will be begging the store to take it back. I thought bluetooth was better than this? It just won’t connect. Why should I game with something that takes batteries and runs out of power? I have no problem with the mouse. The disconnections are the main problems here. Stay away.

  9. I just ordered this mx5000 from Costco’s website. After reading all 84 post, when I receive it i’m gonna return it to Costcos’s wharehouse and get back my money. I’m not even gonna attempt to hock it up. Thanks Guys!

  10. WORST KEYBOARD ever !! It is not standard sized and I always hit the wrong buttons, whenever I am at home. At work we have standard sized ones, like everybody else… waste of money, not recommended…

  11. I have been using this Keyboard for about 6 months. Although I can use it, it has major problems and does not warant the hefty price tag.
    1: Constantly looses conncetion (so much for furture wireless technology) I have a usb mouse left in for these occasions
    2: Lags alot even when dongle is right near mouse.
    3: Mouse is not accurate and jerky in movement.
    4:Keyboard has a habit of hitting the same key again and again on its own.
    5: Looks futuristic but the keyboard is really, REALLY badly designed. Designed by a mad man I would even say. Heres why:
    Volume tuch sensitive key is stuck right next to ctrl key. When Im using short cuts and looking at the monitor god knows how many times I have muted and un muted the volume. All the Function keys and esc key are miniture. Toltally pointless keyboard display

    On the good side. I found battery consumption not as bad as everyone else is saying but then I use duracell and not rechargables.
    Also when my dongle decided to stop working I got a free replacement in a week from logitec (not sure if thats a good or bad point?) Not good if it breaks again in a few months.

    Basically. Forget about buying this product. And anything else bluetooth in my opinion. My wireless network adapters a peice of crap too.

  12. I am currently using the keyboard and mouse combo. I think it is being judged harshly, but they are right. It does disconnect frequently, and the mouse does also. It has cool features on the mouse, but also it has a delayed response time sometimes.
    6.5/10 Nice, but not worth the money.

  13. Baught this combo 1 day ago. Today, im returning it and will probably slap the sales rep that told me its good. Worst keyboard iv ever used, even with latest setpoint software. Laggy key responses, laggy mouse, crappy connectivity, crappy buttons on the keyboard. Touchpad controls are 90% useless and arnt accurate even when they do work. Smart keys suck.No winamp functionality. LCD screen is USELESS. only tells you the date and time, almost impossible to get to work with MSN and constantly changes screens for no reason. I give this keyboard a 2 out of 10. And thats only cuz i like the color of it.

    The mouse is nicely designed, but not for gamers. Slow response because of the power saving function (turns off after maybe 10 seconds of no movement. Kinda useless for any sniping game). Buttons are nice, fits in the hand nicely. 5 out of 10.

    I will definatly NOT be buying another logitech combo set. I hope some people got fired for producing this garbage.

  14. Guys, it’s crap, that’s for sure. But moving the dongle away from the PC and any other electronics really helps a lot. I also suggest NOT to install the SetPoint software – it eats your memory and the keyboard’s batteries, mainly because of the LCD display. Btw, I’m just about to unscrew the keyboard to find a way how to disconnect the crappy display – that way the batteries should last longer. Anybody has any experience with that?

  15. I hate to admit it but this combo is not the best.
    I am using the latest drivers (so I am not just sore and stupid as #63 reckons) and the problem I had when I bought this thing six months ago still remain now, several driver updates later.

    Anyway, these are my niggles (which PLEASE need to be address, Logitech!)
    1. it is a keyboard so you should be able to use it for gaming; it will only register a few keys at the same time so if you want to lean, walk, aim and strafe you are unlucky.

    2. I actually purchased this mouse/keyboard combo to reduce my stress levels and increase my productivity because I spend anything up to 14 hours *a day* working on a PC doing IT consultancy and support.
    What I actually get is increasingly frustrated; the fancy message window is great; get notification of IMs and emails, one button to open them and if they are spam they can be ignored. This is great when it works but when it doesn’t the keyboard locks up.
    The only way to fix it is to disconnect the logitech bluetooth dongle, and plug it in again and then wait a few minutes for everything to start working again.
    So much for increased productivity.
    It also pisses off people who have an irate customer on the phone and are asking for advice because they think you are ignoring them during the interim when you cannot type…

    3. if the keyboard is left alone for a while it goes into “sleep mode” to save the batteries – great; but your next keypress gets repeated so instead of typing “next” you type “nnext”.
    Which is a pain in the bum when you are typing passwords all day; look up the password, type it in, fail (because you typed “password” and the keyboard did “ppassword”).
    So you get to wait until you can log in again.
    So much for increased productivity.

    Plus points:
    1. it is cordless and this works for me…
    Initially my mouse and keyboard had alot of lag but I moved the Logitech dongle to the front of my PC (front USB port) and since have had only occassional problems.

    2. great battery life; my mouse lasts, off a full charge, about 4 days.
    It is easy to forget to plug into the charging dock of an evening so it gives you a few chances to remember.
    The keyboard uses AA cells – I use rechargable NMh which last about a month – absolutely brilliant

    3. convenience – when it all works it *can* increase productivity.

    4. it is comfortable and well laid out.

    So, there you go, the good and the bad; I am just keeping my fingers crossed for the above bugs to get resolved…

  16. I’ve had the MX5000 combo for a few months, and aside it losing connection once or twice a day (and thus repeating a keystroke when it comes back – a nasty feature if you’re deleting something, for example) it has had no problems.

    The mouse doesn’t lag and the batteries last around a week for the mouse and a month + of 8 hour office work for the keyboard (Ni-Mh 1300A rechargeables).

    The annoying touch-sensitive controls on the left side can be disabled in the drivers (my hand was constantly hitting them) and the keyboard feel is just right for office work. The mouse is pretty comfortable to use too, and I say this a someone who normally doesn’t like large mouses.

    LCD is handy and there’s no problem reading it even though I’m sitting under a florescent lamp (the temp reading is handy – 77F in the office now, bah :P ).

  17. Bought this about a week ago, Works Great works on the top floor room in hte basement, HAvent had any problems with it, What are u guys doing wrong?

  18. I had problems with this from setup. It will disconnect about every 13 minutes. First i though It was other usb connections or a faulty product. I returned my keybord and mouse and got another one and it worked for about 3 days until I got the same problems. Keybord and mouse make a disconnect sound from the usb then the mother board beeps and all you can do is restart the coomputer manually. I really wanted this keyboard and mouse. I will be returning this crap again and getting someting from microsoft or anyone else. I though Logitech was a reliable brand and never had problems before. I have the same problems as the guy above me and from reading all these comments I have decided that Logitech dosent deserve my business. Buy the MX5000 if you want extreme dissapointment and like going back for returns.

  19. They should have colored this keyboard brown like the turd it is. I have traded this keyboard twice in the past year and a half. I have upgraded Setpoint many times and I have had more problems than I care to mention (I have a bit of a masochistic streak). I figured a company with Logitech’s history would eventually be able to address them. The latest problem started a few weeks ago when the periodic keyboard reconnect started to be accompanied by a complete computer lockup. It was just amazing to press a key on the keyboard, hear the windows reconnect beep and not get anything to again until you power cycled the computer. I have since decided that the keyboard looks better cut in half in the trash bin. I still continue to use the mouse.

  20. i’m typing this with an on-screen keyboard because i use this product and it doesn’t connect. the mouse is fine mostly, it sometimes freeze and i have to use my tablet pen to wake it up. the keyboard has problems like repeating the first letter i type as some peope noted above. i got it for x-mas but i definately recommend to not waste $ on this product.

  21. Hmm, there seem to be a large number of British posters, which makes me wonder if this is a small group of unhappy people posting a lot. I distrust eBay’s ratings for the same reasons. Anyway, i also can’t imagine people spending the amount of money posted…There’s a vast amount of singles and combos out there for way less money. Right now, costco has this on sale for $85 (actually 9/4/07). even the undiscounted price is only $110. Not sure i’d spend even that much for the combo. I’ve found that wireless mice and keyboards really suck up batteries…

  22. Avoid this product.

    I’ve had all imaginable problems with this + some more. Mouse disconnects avery 5 minutes for 20seconds and then responds really slow for a while. Keyboard gets stuck on transmitting letters a few times a day and i end up with 400 x letter “e” on my screen or something similar. Thats just to mention 2 of the problems I have experienced in the last 10 minutes.

    Theres lots of more to complain about but its useless. Just dont buy this setup.

    ps. I do know something about computers, software and drivers so dont count this as an user error…

  23. @dachampjonny:
    Not really. I bought one for a pretty good deal on eBay, thought I’d give it a try. It works fine in basic RF mode, but you cannot use any of the media buttons/features, and there is a really bad lag when typing. I spent a lot of time on the phone with Logitech, and browsing their forums, and the same type of problems still exist, as of SetPoint versoin 3.30. They released a patch in January, but the patch made things worse for me. SetPoint has always sucked, to be honest. Thinking about getting the new M$ “Ultimate Keyboard”: Desktop 8000. The thing that makes me so mad is, Logitech is pretending that this does not exist!

  24. hey, looking at getting this, and am really wondering if some of these issues have been fixed with the new patches. looked on logitech site, and it said it was fixing connection issues… just wondering some of your luck. TY in advance :)

  25. Clearly alot of you are not ‘techies’ im having no problems with my lovely new keyboard, occasionally i push the volume or zoom pads, but i will get used to it .

    My main problem is finding games that work with it.

  26. I havnt had any issues at all with the mx5k combo…. Makes me wonder what the heck you all are doing to this beatiful piece of equipment.

  27. I think its an awsome product. Ever Since i bought it i have had no problems with disconnects, double keys. Pretty much no problems at all.

    I don’t understand why this product works and doesn’t work for others…

    Anyway it would be nice if it had a backlight on the LCD.

  28. Well, I did have most of these issues after I got the set, however I recently had new carpet put in my house and the extension cable for the dongle got crushed. I was forced to plug it directly into the front of my system. Now she works like a dream. Certainly not the bestest ever set up for gaming, but it is functional and I can still waste just about anyone in UT with this. It’s just a little more jerky than I would like on the mouse.

    In regards to the keyboard, about once a month it decides to maniacally repeat keystrokes (on just one key, on just one occasion) but aside from that, it’s brilliant. I was seriously about to chuck it, but it’s decent, not great, but it has a good feel and good functionality for what I do most of the time. (which, btw, is mostly coding and a bit of graphics design (which, btw, is where this mouse really shines))

  29. RE #63: Mark. I’m on Setpoint I’ve clean installed.The drivers are up to date I’ve disabled all the features possible. I’ve spoken to Logitech three times And this piece of shit still lags and drops out of connectivity.

    This combo IS SHIT (see I can shout too)

  30. This logitech mx5000 keyboard and mouse is just bad logic! Piece of garbage not worthy of landfill space. In twenty years of computing I have yet to see anything as bad as this LOGITECH product.

  31. You’re all a bunch of sore people. I’ve got TWO of the MX5000 and they BOTH work brilliantly. It’s just a SIMPLE CASE of UPDATE THE FREAKING DRIVERS. It even comes with a HUGE YELLOW PIECE OF PAPER telling you to do so!

    And if you HAD read the reviews, either before or after, you’d know that this is a fantastic keyboard/mouse combo for PRODUCTIVITY (not gaming), and you would also know that all of the little problems you’ve all been complaining about have been fixed in the v2.6 of Setpoint (or above, they’re up to v3.1 or something now).

  32. Ok so a lot of us were stupid enough to buy this piece os SHT without reading the reviews. So what we do now? Ianyone has a sollution, Logitech has said something? I cannot return the Item so I have to live with it but something must be possible or not?

    PS: Lag on mouse and kbrd disconects sometimes. Had my computer in vista and returned to XP thinking vista was the problem. I

  33. i bought this MX5000 combo for about $190 (i thought i was getting a good deal (its RRP on the logitech site was $270) i tought he knocked the price down cos i just spent a further $1K at a computer store). i bought it without knowing to much about it. the bluetooth idea was cool!


    i only stumbled onto this forum while browsing for solutions for well… “every problem listed here”

    i had difficulty connecting and it would drop out regualry, i tired the “solutions” like update drivers/software, use the USB extention. And what a waste of 104mb, as these did nothing.

    enough was enough, after reading this forum i packed it back up and took it back after been only used for about 3 hours (i even used my own batteries), with hopes of swaping it was the G11/G15 keyboard and a mouse.

    i walked on in to Austin Computers and asked if i could swap it for another model keyboard. “why” he said, i came out clean and said its crap and mentioned that 55 people (on this site) are haveing thess problems and i started getting them too. he found it hard to believe and said he had one of these keyboards and has had no problems at all plus he claimed he can get a range of upto 40m! “cough” bull $h!t “cough” i laughted and said dream on, mobile phones havent even got that range on them yet. (10m max, i could be wrong about the phones range, but its a keyboard we are talking about here)

    he wasnt going to swap it for anything other that another MX5000 because its “technically” he said, nots faulty. i said i was willing to swap it for something of equal value and plus i was thinking of even buying more stuff like a HDD.

    OK, the fun starts again – after 20 minutes with these tosers i had no choice but to take another one – i really dont know why i bother opening it from the box (i should have sold it on Ebay). but i have always liked logitech and thought maybe it was just a bad batch and should try it again.

    i still get connection problems and lagged typing and the biggest shock i have found – the bluetooth software logitech recomend using with the setpoint drivers, is that it KILLS PC’s – i was getting an “average” FPS in F.E.A.R on maxmium graphis of about 125fps – BEFORE THIS KEYBOARD

    after i ran the benchmark test again with no graphic chances and got an average FPS of only 27fps.

    i disable the MX5000 and ran the test again and instantly went up to 125+

    i am now at my witts end and about to cry away $190 to the bin!!!

    Logitech you might have lost your self another life long dedicated customer.

    I BEG YOU DONT GET THIS KEYBOARD and Think Again About Shopping At Austin Computers (in WA) For They Will Do Anything For A Sale And Dont Give A Crap About YOU.

    53. WestOz, was a lucky one that Harvey Norman swapped it for him., in only 5 mins.

  34. I got this combo as a present.

    As a desktop keyboard/mouse combo its fine,

    but for gaming FORGET IT!

    Causes Lag in gameplay (dont why but it does)

    Fails to respond at crucial moments

    Has just been bounced across the room and substituted for my old Microsoft wired mouse and keyboard.


    1. Ums.. you having trouble playing game one the MX5000?? You have the latest update?? Mine work perfectly fine.. I play F.E.A.R on it.. and not to mention I was able to play Crysis as well. No lag, No freeze up, nothing.

  35. Has anyone noticed that the fricken keys are a touch smaller on the keyboard or just closer spaced.. I can touch type with any other keyboard … but i have so many poroblems with this keyboard.

    And then as a designer I always mute/unmute the volume … zoom zooom out all the time without wanting too. I had the previous Bluetoth keyboard and had no problems

    Logitech went back with this keyboard

  36. I got the logitech mx-5000 for free and after reading all these comments im putting it on ebay.I’m not even gonna bother with it.

  37. Like the mouse, but this thing has too many issues to give it a positive review. Got a new computer last week and hooked it up without installing software and not having any issues with it now (I’ll keep my fingers crossed) except I just can’t adjust any settings :(

    I find my keyboard batteries last at least 3 months and my wife and I are on it several hours a day. Maybe everyone else is using rechargables???

    By the way… for everyone having problems with the keyboard typing in extra characters, you can fix that in your keyboard settings. WISH I KNEW THAT WHEN I FIRST HAD IT. Nothing like placing a bet online and entering $77 instead of $7 and losing! ~%^&(*&^#~#@!$%#[email protected]~#[email protected]%#^$&*%(#[email protected]%!##%&^%$#$ THANKS LOGITECH.

    AND THIS RETAILS FOR HOW MUCH!!! you should be ashamed, glad I bought it @ 50% off, but it was still too much for what I got.


  38. As was already mentioned – I thought it is real crap. Mouse had lag, the letters appeared twice sometimes, sometime it took 2 seconds until I got response from key pressed or mouse move. Then I realized that if I put USB receiver into front panel (My PC is in other room and I thought direct visibility can be an issue), situation got slightly better. Then I decided to give this device last chance and bought a USB cable, and since then I dont have a single trouble with it. Now I am satisfied, if Logitech adds USB cable into the package, they would have many more satisfied customers :-)

    1. Ums.. when you first buy the Logitech MX5000 Keyboard and Mice combo. It should come with a 3 foot USB cable made just for the Logitech set. Mine came with it. It a 3ft USB with a base on the other end where you can hook the bluetooth receiver. its sit on a 45 degree angel. Look nice. Althought the mice is rechargable, Logitech should at least made the Keyboard rechargable as well. Oh well I bought a set of rechargable battery for it anyways..

  39. Hey thanks guys, got up this morning ready to buy this one. Glad i did some homework. I was actually entertained reading this page, especially # 17, Mr. Jones. Not to minimize your frustration, but i haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

    I think i’ll just settle for the microsoft desktop elite. A friend has one and it works great.

  40. Well, pretty much ditto to all the above. I’ve been a Logitech fan ever since I bought my 1st Logitech keyboard/mouse cordless combo (iTouch) over 6 years ago. Although the mouse was ball type, the whole package was high quality and went the distance; I only decided to replace it as it was getting a little tired, having been in service to 3 desktop PC’s over that time.

    Since the MX5000 was on special just before Christmas 06, down from AU$269 to $184 after some haggling with the Harvey Norman sales dude, I went home with high expectations based upon the ever reliable Logitech name, that I was gonna have a kickass keyboard/mouse combo.

    Alas, not to be. After two months of lag, disconnections, random keystroke repeats (especially that backspace key for some reason, causing work to disappear before your eyes), freeze ups (both recoverable & non-recoverable) un-installation & re-installation of drivers/software, tweaking of process priorities, moving hubs, trying different ports, Googling, I gave up.

    Bundled the whole thing up, went down to Harvey Norman. I spent less than 5 minutes explaining to the IT guy, he wrote me a full credit on my receipt and it was time to choose again. I would have maybe gone for the MX3200 being RF & not bluetooth, but none in stock; so I went for the MS Wireless Laser Desktop 6000, kind of a poor cousin to the MX5000 but quite functional.

    Within minutes of returning home, all was well.

    Haven’t had a problem since. Sorry, Logitech, ya missed the mark with this one, big time. I still luvs ya, but ya gonna have to lift ya game. Maybe next time I’m looking for a combo, I’ll check out the Logitech merchandise and THEN check the reviews before buying.

  41. When I first installed my MX 5000 ,not only did it drop the connection several times a day, but the keyboard would show “no connection” and SetPoint would show that it was connected! (which it wasn’t). After uninstalling and downloaning the latest versions of the Bluetooth software and Setpoint, it ran much better. I then ran WinDoctor and found numerous problems, most of which WinDoctor was able to repair. There were, however, seven files that WinDoctor couldn’t find. Eventually I found one of them buried deep within C:\ Windows\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.VC80.ATL_etc,etc and the other six in C:\Windows\WinSxS \x86_microsoft.MFC_etc,etc. After copying them to the required locations, both key board and mouse have worked flawlessly ever since. I now feel that I have an excellent product, but that I shouldn’t have been put through the ordeal.

  42. I bought the MX5000 bundle and I am not very happy with this product either. I dont have connection problems like the others but the key repeat is driving me nuts! extra characters in a password, multiple emails being deleted – so much for f**kin Bluetooth 2.0. My previous radio frequency cordless bundle was far better than this piece of plastic. the display on the keyboard? honestly, you can see whether you have emails and whether someone signed on to your MSN on your monitor!! whats the point? Has anyone tried using the menu on the keyboard? anything happened apart from browsing the menu? nothing on the menu is worth a damn! The mouse is brilliant on the other hand apart from the slight lag – guess it goes into standby within a few seconds of inactivity. i would give it 6 out of 10 – anyone considering to buy it, stay away from this. Am running setpoint 3.15 with native windowsXP bluetooth stack. the blue tooth dongle is sitting under my monitor via usb so no connection problems apart from the lag. Otherwise, its good but not worth the 270 australian dollars. there are far better products cheaper than this.

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