My initial impressions with the product are good: There's no CD's to deal with (as if optical media is going to last for long anyway). Installation comes as easy as just popping in the USB onto the computer, and it installs the proper drivers for your new wireless set. The keys have a somewhat quieter feel than in another Wireless HP keyboard I have. They are muffled, which is fine, it's just a little different. Merits: I appreciate the shortcut keys above the function keys on the keyboard, which will automatically set with the driver installation ( you have to do nothing for them to work); including functions such as: Opening your default browser's homepage, Open Default Email Application, Enable Search, Play/Pause, Volume Controls, Open Calculator and Open Windows Explorer. I also like that the mouse will totally turn off to save battery(as you'll see in the pictures), as opposed to another HP wireless mouse that I have that just lengthens the frequency of the scan to save on battery; I'm not saying that I don't like the HP, just that I think GearHead's approach is better for battery efficiency. In turn, since just moving the mouse won't wake the mouse, you have to click on one of the mouse buttons. Mixed Demerits: One thing that I don't like, and I don't know if it is because of the device, or just the Wi-Fi in my house, is that this Wireless combo operates in the 2.4Ghz range, which is the same for my 802.11g (Wireless G) router...so it creates for some missing characters every once in a blue moon. The farthest you get that USB adapter from your computer's Wireless Antenna....the better.
I moved the USB adapter to another side of the computer, and it seems to behave better now. I expect as more people switch to the 802.11n this problem will dissipate. There's nothing that I dislike about my purchase, as said, I think that the sporadic missed key problem is because I have both my Wi-Fi and my wireless keyboard on the same band...I'll try switching channels, see if that changes something.
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