Logitech S520 Cordless Desktop Keyboard and Laser Mouse (Black/Grey) comparison

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Logitech Wave Pro Ergonomic Cordless Keyboard and Mouse

Logitech Wave Pro Ergonomic Cordless Keyboard and Mouse
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Price $169 at 1 store $39 at 1 store $299 at 1 store $103 at 1 store $38 to $69 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 9 reviews 2.0 stars out of 7 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date September 02, 2008 September 09, 2008 September 19, 2008 July 30, 2007 July 29, 2009
The Bottom Line It's hard to get too excited about Logitech's basic Cordless Desktop S520, but on close inspection, a few design elements help it stand out. If you typically find keyboard hot keys a good idea that's poorly implemented, we think you'll like this mostly well-designed mouse and keyboard set. Microsoft's Wireless Media Desktop 1000 will provide you with a perfectly capable wireless mouse and keyboard for a more reasonable price than its competition. We just wish Microsoft would give more thought to the design and overall feel of its hardware. Although you don't get a price break by buying the package instead of the individual devices, we still consider this one of the best mouse and keyboard packages on the market. It combines an even better version of our favorite mouse and an equally adept keyboard at a very reasonable price. Logitech's Cordless Desktop Wave stands out for its comfortable ergonomic touches, an easy learning curve, and its affordable price. We have minor issues with its hot keys--the media controls get short shrift--but heavy typists will like what Logitech has to offer here. The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is a solid keyboard and mouse combination with a bevy of customizable buttons that make it a no-brainer to use with a home theater PC, but the asymmetrical button layout on the keyboard requires time to learn. If you're looking for a more ergonomic desktop set and willing to put in a little work, the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 will serve you well.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Features Zero-Degree Tilt
Palm rest
Spillproof
Palm rest , Yes
Optimized battery life , Yes
Palm rest
Palm rest , Yes
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Hot Keys Qty Info unavailable 22
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Pointing Device Mouse - Laser
Mouse - Optical
Mouse - Laser
Mouse - Laser
Mouse
Product Description Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 - Keyboard and mouse set
Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 - Keyboard and mouse set
Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Pro - Keyboard and mouse set
Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave - Keyboard and mouse set
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 - Keyboard and mouse set
Features Scrolling wheel
Wireless
Scrolling wheel
Magnifier
Wireless
1600 dpi resolution
Wireless
Scrolling wheel
Wireless
Scrolling wheel
BlueTrack Technology
Wireless
Scrolling wheel (4-way)
Device Type Keyboard and mouse set - Wireless
Keyboard and mouse set - Wireless
Keyboard and mouse set - Wireless
Keyboard and mouse set - Wireless
Keyboard and mouse set - Wireless
Color Info unavailable Black
Silver
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless Receiver USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
Hot Keys Function Programmable
Internet browsing
My Favorite
Multimedia
My Favorite
Multimedia
Calculator
Windows Flip 3D
E-mail
Volume
Programmable
Internet browsing
Zoom
Multimedia
Volume
Programmable
Internet browsing
Zoom
Multimedia
Info unavailable
Input Device Keyboard
Keyboard
Keyboard
Keyboard
Keyboard
Interface Info unavailable RF
2.4 GHz
RF
2.4 GHz
Manufacturer Warranty 5 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
5 years warranty
3 years warranty
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