Logitech MX5000

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  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.50 / 5 (of 1 Review)
  • Price

    $ 270.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

AlexD

4.5

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Pros
Media pad, system chosrtcuts using the F keys
Cons
No Keylock key
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The keyboard is pretty good. No problems whilst gaming, not even with lag - though it does sometimes fail to send commands through as described in the review, that is pretty infrequent in my experience.

My favourite feature is the mediapad. Being able to watch the TV from my PC in the other room while commanding from my couch is a real bonus. I used a 10 metre USB extension to bring the dongle into the other room and it has really increased my usability.

The only downside for me has been the odd design "fault" (especially if one is a gamer) in the odd arrangement of the keys caused by the stretched delete button and moving the arrow keys. The R-CTRL is pushed slightly to the left, the scroll button has gone (though I am not sure if anyone ever used it!), insert is where print screen used to be and p-screen replaces the scroll lock position.

The dual purpose F keys are a bonus, especially if one does a lot of editing. The extra buttons are also very useful, though I am sure the fact that they can be programmed to do just about anything one wants greatly adds to the keyboards flexibility. The LCD screen is a little limiting in low light, as it is not backlit, and the available menus are a little limiting.

One serious drawback is the software. It seems that there is some refresh that causes problems while the keyboard software is running. This causes other programs to suffer where the mouse pointer moves off-focus and prevents typing. One has to click back into the typing area to resume, something that has not been fixed during any of the updates.

On the whole I think it was money well spent and until I get a G15 or similar it does all jobs extremely well - far more than any of my previous "fancy" keyboards.

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