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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Comfort Edition

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Comfort Edition Article Author : Chris Pickering
Date : 13th Sep 2005
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Comfort is something we seem to neglect to think about all too often when it comes to our time at in front of our computers. I'd be more than willing to estimate that the majority of people either have an uncomfortable chair that's set at the wrong height, a monitor that's too high in regards to your eye level, or a mouse and keyboard that just aren't comfortable for long term use.

So when a product pops up on the market specifically designed for comfort, you'd imagine at least one of those little flaws of ours to be blown away with a swift purchase. So from Microsoft, we have the Wireless Optical Desktop Comfort Edition. Designed by ergonomic experts with comfort and design in mind, this desktop is offered with the promise of a heightened level of comfort, and a fair old amount of gorgeous design too.

Included Items
  • Ergonomically designed keyboard
  • Wireless Optical mouse
  • Smart Receiver with USB, and PS/2 connection
  • 4 batteries
  • Installation CD

The cushioned palm rest is quite a delightful feature, especially as it's designed with a feel of leather. At the top of the keyboard sits a set of 5 numbered buttons, entitled “My favourites”. These 5 buttons are easily allowed (with the included software) to be given the job of opening your 5 most used programs. A huge time saver! To the right of these, a play/pause, stop, and forward and backward buttons are included to enable swift media control. Again, a huge time saver. Towards the left hand side of the keyboard you'll notice a Zoom slider, allowing you to zoom in and out during various applications. How relevant that'll be to your own personal use is for you each to decide on your own, but even merely using for zooming in and out with the family photos, it's a nice feature to have at your fingertips.

With the mouse, Microsoft's Tilt Wheel Technology allows not only vertical, but also horizontal scrolling. Yet again, a huge time saving plus.

The installed software allows you a quick and easy way to not only check up on the signal and battery levels of both your keyboard and moue, but also change the various options in a simple manner.

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