Article Author :Ian Date : 7th Sep 2002 Comments :
The Trust Wireless Optical Deskset is one of the few keyboard/mouse bundles to include all of the high-end features, but weigh in at a very reasonable price. The keyboard features customisable hotkeys and radio communication; whilst the mouse features optical technology, scroll wheel and radio communication. This mix of features allows the user the freedom to leave the confines of a desk, providing more mobility within the room. The wireless keyboard is identical to any standard 105-key keyboard, but with the added row of customisable "Hot Keys" along the top row of the keyboard - these can be mapped to a whole host of functions via the included software.
The keyboard is matte black all over, with the exception of the white lettering on the keys - an obvious choice for a good contrast. Similarly, the mouse comes in the same black colour with silver colour side panels (and a purple scroll wheel!). The keyboard and mouse are not the most fancy looking products on the market, but they certainly don't look generic and boring!
Uses wireless radio technology (27Mhz)
Working distance: 3m
Gross weight: 1,4 Kg
2 wireless channels available
12 extra direct access keys for multimedia and office / user defined mode
Special direct access keys overlay for office / user defined mode
OSD function for direct access keys, also for keyboard num/caps/scroll lock indications
Optical and rechargeable mouse
Programmable 3 button scroll mouse
Microsoft and Mouse Systems compatible
PS/2 connector for mouse and keyboard
Indication LEDs for numlock, caps lock, scroll lock and receiver status
ID connect button
2 channel switches
Keyboard Product size (HxWxD in mm): 480 x 200 x 55
Mouse Product size (HxWxD in mm): 38 x 65 x 117
Receiver Product size (HxWxD in mm): 125 x 75 x 25
What is surprising about a product with so many features, is it uses PS/2 connections instead of giving connection USB option. PS/2 is still going to be available for a long time to come, but some motherboard manufacturers are already removing all legacy connections - leaving PS/2 users with a problem.