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Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5000 Laser (967558-0403)
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Product Description

Logitech's Cordless Desktop MX 5000 Laser brings a performance revolution to your PC desktop. It's the world's first smart desktop, combining an LCD keyboard display, a high-speed Bluetooth wireless hub, an MX Laser mouse & innovative, touch-sensitive media controls. Turn your PC into a Bluetooth Hub and enjoy incredible performance from voiceover IP with a headset, transferring pictures from a mobile phone, listen to music through Bluetooth headphones and much more. Stay connected, save time and simplify your life in ways you've never imagined. Bluetooth 2.0 with SecureConnect technology with Enhanced Data Rate provides three times the speed of previous Bluetooth devices, with virtually no interference from other devices Illuminated battery indicators on both the keyboard and mouse let you know when it's time to recharge Color - Black/Charcoal

Features:
  • Connectivity - USB / PS/2
  • Keyboard Key Count - N/A
  • Mouse Button Count - N/A
  • Keyboard Hot Key Count - N/A

Customer Reviews:

  • On time as advertised
    I like it. It is easy to use and the mouse works great. I especially like the battery level meter good stuff....more info
  • JUNK
    I bought this piece of junk today and will be returning it tomorrow.
    I've used logitech mouses and keyboards and found them good products but this MX5000 is at best apiece of junk. Blue tooth sorta, kinda recognizes the key board and then it doesn't at all. The delay in the key board, the locking up of the mouse is intolerable.
    While Logitech does make good stuff, this thing is crap. Don't buy it and waste your time and money. Logitech MX 5000 is a bad piece of hardware. To call it junk is being kind. Useless is the best I can say about it....more info
  • After a years worth of use...
    I originally got this for my boyfriend; he used it twice and wouldn't touch it again.
    The reason I'm even writing this review is because I'm looking for another keyboard on Amazon at the moment.

    Cons
    - Heavy Mouse - My right hand is now more muscular because the mouse is so heavy in comparison to mice with cords. I do 3d artwork and game mostly with this computer so after hours of use when I first got it, I found I had to rest my hand for an entire day afterwards.
    - Charging dock is getting screwy - for the past month I've had to carefully position the mouse in the charger, it takes time but it still works.
    - Random disconnects for keyboard and mouse - I can't figure out why, but usually in games it will decide that it no longer wants to work and needs to be reconnected, it more than often comes at the most inconvenient of times. There have been times it wouldn't connect for days on end.
    - Keys on the keyboard are a little hard to press - could be the few times I've split coffee on the keyboard but the keys are getting to be very hard to use, it just seems like more of a work out on your hands than it should be, I'm still not used to it
    - Keyboard hangs - on first use it will type repeat the first letter of what you type, for example, eexample, which usually means you have to do a lot of backspacing if you let it rest in between typing. I'm assuming this is due to the delay because its wireless.
    - Software is useless and takes hours to install, this last time I formatted I didn't even bother using it.

    Pros
    - Using the Bluetooth adapter with my phone is very nice, great for transferring pictures/music to a Bluetooth phone.
    - Best feature is the mute button and the thermometer on the display, all other hotkeys are useless, I don't really need a hotkey to launch Word or Excel
    - It makes all these great sounds, caps lock on beep, caps lock off beep.
    - Batteries last forever - I've changed the batteries maybe 4 times in the time I've had the keyboard, only takes 4 AA's, easy to swap out. And the Mouse lasts for 3-4 days of serious use before it'll die.
    - Only uses one USB port
    - Never had any trouble using it for formatting or fixing computer problems, it usually connects right away on start up.

    Overall it's a decent keyboard if you just want something sexy.
    However it's not very practical when it comes to gaming or working with in certain applications.
    ...more info
  • Not Great...But Good. Be Careful How You Install
    I purchased this set in spite of its rating because of a REALLY good price and while I was initially disappointed, uninstalling the Logitech Bluetooth stack and letting Windows XP SP2 handle the bluetooth made all the difference in the world.

    With the Logitech stack I reguarly lost connection of the mouse and keyboard. Even rebooting the computer didn't seem to help. Then I did a little Googling and found instances of similar problems and decided to uninstall everything and start from scratch. Note: I think installing Setpoint 3.3 over 3.15 may have also been a contributing factor to the crappy performance (but things weren't great with 3.15).

    Granted it's only been a few days since my clean install of 3.3 and letting Windows hndle the Bluetooth but things have greatly improved. No dropped connections or problems connecting, no freezing mouse and unresponsive keyboard.

    This is a very good product with lousy software and support....more info
  • not perfect, but pretty good
    First, a lot of people complained that this does not work well. This must be because they did not put the latest version of set point: with the latest set point it works fine with Windows Vista. I bought this because it had a blue tooth adapter for Vista (which most blue tooth adapters do not work with) and I wanted to connect my smart phone to the computer using the Logitech Bluetooth. This also works OK. My only problem is that both the keyboard and mouse lose the blue tooth connection with considerable regularity: I have not yet learned why. The Logitech mouse is far superior to the best Microsoft mouse, which starts the MS magnification function when you inadvertently touch buttons that you did not mean to. The touch sensitive media controls of the Logitech keyboard for volume do not work very well, but then I have not found any keyboard where they do. I would certainly rate this a five if it were not for the frequently lost connections which takes a couple of minutes to reinstall. The digital screen on the keyboard is most useful to see music names while you are working on other things. The programmable keys on the keyboard work splendidly....more info
  • Good Product
    The product that shipped wasn't the product viewed in the picture; although, the product name is the same. This bothered me at first because it was for my dad and he needs exactly what he needs. He ended up being happy with the product which was good but for some reason one of the pieces, the separate calculator on the right side of the keyboard-yes it is separte from the acutal keyboard, will not connect/link up to the PC....more info
  • Best Bluetooth mouse, mediocre keyboard
    This is the best bluetooth mouse that Logitech makes. It works best on the Mac with easy setup and precise tracking. On windows, the bluetooth connection can lag, causing tracking errors. The keyboard has encryption that prevents normal use on the Mac, no drivers are available. On windows, the keyboard is so-so and most of the extra buttons (for email, search, or whatever) are very unresponsive. I highly recommend the mouse for anyone with a bluetooth enabled laptop, but the $100+ price tag for a good mouse alone is a bit steep....more info
  • Good Most Of The Time
    Its a very good hardware and easily to manage, but sometimes the keyboard is restarted and take much time to returning. The mouse is a very good thing and i happy with that.
    ...more info
  • Good quality, but not the best.
    I've always been a big fan of Logitech products. I've found them to traditionally be high quality at a decent price. However, I find myself with mixed feelings about this product.

    On the one hand, I would have to say that this keyboard and mouse are great for the average computer user who doesn't game a lot, but still wants a wireless experience. I set it up on my home entertainment system, and it's working very well. The mouse is definatly of higher quality than the keyboard. But both seem to work well with my system. The programable hotkeys are nice if you have a lot of varying programs that you open and close a lot, and the volume/zoom controls are nice if you have it linked to an entertainment computer, becuase you can easily reduce or increase the volume or zoom with a quick slide of your hand.

    I found two faults with this system thus far. First off, the LCD screen on the keyboard is pretty much a gimmick. It's not backlite, which makes it very hard to read unless there is direct light shining on it, and the "features" of the LCD screeen are nice in theory, but not very practical in dayily use. The second problem I have with it is the fact that there is no easy way to tell how much battery power the keyboard has. I suppose it's not a major problem in the grand scheme of things. But I find it to be annoying nontheless.

    Overall, I give this a 4 out of 5. It's a good setup if you're not a computeraholic; but if you're an avid gamer or you tend to abuse keyboards/mice, I would advise against this setup. It's definatly not top of the line Logitech. ...more info
  • Not worth the money. Too much bloat and loses connection.
    I originally got this because it was recommended to me by my Dell representive. I told him that I needed a top notch wireless keyboard and mouse and this is what he recommmended. Without even researching I recieved the item, opened the box and sent it back because I thought that the keyboarded was too bloated. The LCD screen, volume and zoom touch sliders, short cut keys, calculator, was all just too much. Realizing later that there was no such commercial wireless combo I ended up reordering this product again. We have two of these side by side, about five feet apart. The last two months have been ok. For some reason the mouse seems to lose connection making it unusable. This has happened maybe four or five times the last two months. It is very easy to accidentlly get into the calculator mode on the 10 digit numbers on the right and if that happens you have to turn it off. That is quite annoying since the calculator button happens to be where normally the number lock button is. It is also easy to accidentally turn on the shortcuts for the "F" keys and it is not very prevelant on how to turn it off.

    We use this heavily in a office that is used 24hrs a day. I guess I just expect something of higher quality then this. Or maybe companies need to start learning to make a commercial set without all the fluff....more info
  • Logitech pluses and minuses
    This Bluetooth combo is a replacement for my previous Logitech wireless combo, which I much preferred; in fact, I would have bought another if they still made them, but nooooo---we have to have a fancy touch-sensitive Media Control Panel these days instead of an analog dial you could spin to adjust volume and---gasp!---a MUTE button instead of a touch-it-and-wait-a-minute-okay-press-it-harder-maybe-it'll-work-then "touch sensitive" thing.

    Worse, if you learned to type the hard way, and therefore have your hands in an Officially Unapproved Position, you might find the image zooming or the volume going up up UP UP because your left pinkie is lolling about on the touch pad. . . ask me how I know! Fortunately, you can disable this entire crappy whiz-bang element.

    One problem I have not figured out is the fact than when booting up, the PC will not respond to keyboard inputs: So much for accessing the BIOS or otherwise interceding during the launching process.

    So far---six months, maybe? Nine?---I have had only occasionally Bluetooth connection glitches, but I do get occasional runaway keys, watching helplessly as a Word document starts recording sssssssss or some other key, line after line after line.

    The mouse, as others have noted, is exxxxcellent---though as heavy as a Ford F150 pickup. But since it's the same mouse that came with my previous keyboard, I now have two of them. And the one before THAT was just one generation back, the Laser 700. So now I'm being overrun with mice!

    I will probably go back to the last-gen Logitech. I replaced it only because one of the feet broke off, so I had been using it balanced on a pile of mouse pads on one corner. As for this one, I will give it to my wife to see if she can get it running on the other end of the room with her Intel Mac.

    Yes, and she has a bigger monitor than I do, too!...more info
  • What a let down.
    I was looking for the latest greatest in wireless keyboard mouse combination and the Bluetooth MX 5000 seemed to be it. It has just about anything you could want. That is all well and good but what a pain. It just looses connection from time to time and guess what you need the mouse and keyboard to get it to reconnect. So I pull out a corded USB mouse and get it going again. You never know when this will happen and at first I didn't think much of it but now after several months of use I am just sick of it. I am going back to a wired keyboard and a non Bluetooth mouse. ...more info
  • Don't waste your money
    I wish I could give this a good rating, but I can't. The keyboard is just... bad. There's no other way to describe it. Far too often, it goes into sleep mode and when it wakes up, the first letter you type gets omitted. If you are a gamer or someone who likes to chat online, you'll get frustrated day in and day out by the keyboard. It also has a bad habit of "sticking" at times. So, for instance, if you were to try typing a letter, it would repeat the letter 50 times. It's an annoyance, but again, if you are a gamer and use WASD to move, you'll be horrified when that W key sticks and you auto-run somewhere you shouldn't be. Leroy Jenkins, is that you?

    Again, I wish this combo had delivered. Bluetooth seems to be the wave of the future, after all. While I do like the Bluetooth aspect of the mouse, and I like the mouse itself, the keyboard's shortcomings are too numerous to overlook. If I could rate each individually, I'd give the Mouse a 4.5 and the keyboard a 1. Combined, however, I am forced to give the overall product 2 stars (and that may be generous)....more info
  • Good for it's time, but now there are better options.
    I have owned this keyboard/mouse combo for a few years now. It had some serious issues to begin with as far as connectivity was concerned, but those are mostly resolved with software updates. That said, the mouse often get's laggy when only 10' away from the bluetooth dongle, which I have plugged into a usb enxtension that came with a wifi adapter, so it is away from any devices that might cause interference. Also, the touch zoom and volume sliders have never worked well at all, they are touchy and often very delayed, a simple push-button approach would have been much better.

    Other than those isssues it's a great setup, about the only decent one for a HTPC setup until the 5500 came out. I have one on the way, I hope it is as improved as the reviews and promotions indicate, and at about the same price as this one, it's predecesor, it's a no brainer....more info
  • great product - ignore bad reviews
    I DON'T BELIEVE IT: I have a Intel mac pro, so I expected to have to return this keyboard asap, but; it was on sale and I liked the look of it so I figured lets give it a try. I plugged in the blue tooth and everything worked right away. Mind you that this was not even made mac compatible. The blue tooth aspect of this device works flawlessly, It has not missed one key or froze up or had to re-boot, nothing of the sort. I think the keyboard has a nice weight to it but it is not too much. The mouse is also very comfortable and user friendly. Actually I can't say a bad thing about it.

    USE: I do not use it for gaming or excessive typing, but I do use it for online business and in a recording studio.

    WHAT THE HECK IS EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT: The batteries are 4 AA so I have no idea what some guy is talking about that "they are not user replaceable." Others seem to be having all sorts of bizarre problems but I seem to think that it is probably their computers or installation process went wrong and not this product.
    Maybe I am just lucky or just less picky than others but I did not feel other people were giving fair reviews for this product so there it is.
    Thanks for reading my review
    ...more info
  • No User Manual
    The keyboard and mouse setup okay with VISTA. It works with my PC and software but I have no idea how the setup for the special keys work. Logitech did not send a manual with the product nor was there one on the CD that came with it. So, I seached Logitech's web page and there is no manual there for download either.

    I find this completely unacceptable for a hardware company to sell their products without any instructions for the user. I put this out there for you to consider when you are considering buying this item....more info
  • Good for it's time, but now there are better options.
    I have owned this keyboard/mouse combo for a few years now. It had some serious issues to begin with as far as connectivity was concerned, but those are mostly resolved with software updates. That said, the mouse often get's laggy when only 10' away from the bluetooth dongle, which I have plugged into a usb enxtension that came with a wifi adapter, so it is away from any devices that might cause interference. Also, the touch zoom and volume sliders have never worked well at all, they are touchy and often very delayed, a simple push-button approach would have been much better.

    Other than those isssues it's a great setup, about the only decent one for a HTPC setup until the 5500 came out. I have one on the way, I hope it is as improved as the reviews and promotions indicate, and at about the same price as this one, it's predecesor, it's a no brainer....more info
  • Logitech pluses and minuses
    This Bluetooth combo is a replacement for my previous Logitech wireless combo, which I much preferred; in fact, I would have bought another if they still made them, but nooooo---we have to have a fancy touch-sensitive Media Control Panel these days instead of an analog dial you could spin to adjust volume and---gasp!---a MUTE button instead of a touch-it-and-wait-a-minute-okay-press-it-harder-maybe-it'll-work-then "touch sensitive" thing.

    Worse, if you learned to type the hard way, and therefore have your hands in an Officially Unapproved Position, you might find the image zooming or the volume going up up UP UP because your left pinkie is lolling about on the touch pad. . . ask me how I know! Fortunately, you can disable this entire crappy whiz-bang element.

    One problem I have not figured out is the fact than when booting up, the PC will not respond to keyboard inputs: So much for accessing the BIOS or otherwise interceding during the launching process.

    So far---six months, maybe? Nine?---I have had only occasionally Bluetooth connection glitches, but I do get occasional runaway keys, watching helplessly as a Word document starts recording sssssssss or some other key, line after line after line.

    The mouse, as others have noted, is exxxxcellent---though as heavy as a Ford F150 pickup. But since it's the same mouse that came with my previous keyboard, I now have two of them. And the one before THAT was just one generation back, the Laser 700. So now I'm being overrun with mice!

    I will probably go back to the last-gen Logitech. I replaced it only because one of the feet broke off, so I had been using it balanced on a pile of mouse pads on one corner. As for this one, I will give it to my wife to see if she can get it running on the other end of the room with her Intel Mac.

    Yes, and she has a bigger monitor than I do, too!...more info
  • Horrid Experience, even with the combo's fantastic features
    Here's what I just wrote to Logitech on this piece of crap combo:

    "I have been battling this combo for months now.
    At first, it was just the keyboard that troubled me. The initial installation/connection scarred my once lofty opinion of Logitech. Simply put, the keyboard would not connect. Sometimes it would let me enter the passkey. Sometimes the passkey would enter itself. Either scenario resulted in the same infuriating nonsense: a $159 keyboard/mouse combo that was looking more like a set of paperweights than gadgetry. Finally, after a few hours of uninstalls, reinstalls, computer restarts and zenlike swearing sessions, everything started to work.
    Here is where things were looking up. What a fantastic combination of mouse, keyboard, and intuitive software! I had the buttons all customized to fit my needs perfectly. I beamed with satisfaction.
    Then, iTunes errors upon closure. I had a hunch that Setpoint was to blame, so I tested it out by disabling the program; the errors stopped. Considering all the other benefits, however, I decided that the inconvenience was worth it.
    Then noticeably slowed system performance. Overall, my computer (XP SP2, AMD 4200X2, 1 G RAM--a FAST computer) slowed down to a crawl. It took me a while to figure out that Setpoint may have something to do with it. Again, I tested my theory. Sure enough, things run more smoothly without Setpoint running.
    Still, I deal with it. That is how much I loved the features of this combo.
    I deal with intermittent failures of the keyboard to connect. Again, I love all the capabilities.
    Then, my mouse stops connecting. Is it he battery? Oh, no, it's fully charged. Is my Bluetooth stick disconnected? Nope. What is wrong here? I DON'T KNOW, BUT MY KEYBOARD ISN'T CONNECTING EITHER.
    I finally got things to reconnect after days of having really awkward, albeit stylish, paperweights on my desk. However, they failed to connect yet again. At this point, nothing I do will get them to connect--and stay connected.

    So, I'm going to give your 3.30 BT XP build 165 a try. If, however, this fails, I am done with the combo. Setpoint will be uninstalled, and I will be destroying my keyboard. Possibly my mouse. Furthermore, I will never, ever buy a Logitech product again. That one hurts, because I absolutely love your products. However, my experience has been so terrible that I believe it warrants complete excommunication (via my hard-earned money) from the company. This hardware and software has raised my blood pressure to the point of near explosion, and nothing is worth that sort of health risk."

    A note: I tried installing SetPoint 3.3, but it didn't catch. I understand that you have to uninstall the previous (crap) version in order to install 3.3 (why on Earth this is the case I don't know, since virtually every evolved software company is able to update existing software automatically without forcing users to uninstall previous versions--Mozilla being a notable exception, but that's freeware), but here's yet another infuriating piece of the poop puzzle--THERE IS NO UNINSTALL FEATURE TO THIS SOFTWARE! I deleted every trace of Logitech from my computer, but there's still something there hitching the rig. I know this for two reasons: 1) I can't get 3.3 installed and 2) I g0t update requests from Logitech before I turned that off (three times, no less).

    Perhaps--just perhaps--I'll find a way and this keyboard/mouse combo will actually work out. I've come to really miss the features.....more info
  • logitech cordless desktop mx 5000 laser
    I enjoy using the cordless mouse with my computer, I do not have to worry about the cord getting in the way when I want to turn away from the computer. I have not really used the key board enough to learn all the different features it has....more info
  • Don't use the disk, download the latest software from logitech
    Had all the connectivity issues everyone else had until i uninstalled everything are reinstalled using the latest setpoint software from logitech
    SetPoint 3.30 Bluetooth running Windows WP. Works great now, no disconnects, can connect my phone, bluetooth headset, no problems. ...more info
  • Easy setup
    Be sure to follow the directions!! Would have given this 5 stars but when you use full energy management/sleep on your computer, it loses communication and you must restart system. So, I have disabled the hard drive sleep mode. Not a big deal once I realized I had to do this. Now it works great....more info