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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 Uses 2.4GHz Tech

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Take the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, cut the cable, throw in a Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 and then add 2.4GHz wireless connectivity to both, and you have the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000. If you like that gullwing design of the keyboard, this might just be a perfect fit for you.


Take the jump for more info, another pic and pricing information.

Before you immediately dismiss this wireless technology, I must tell you that I also completely rejected wireless keyboards and mice until I tried Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Keyboard 4000 and its accompanying Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 about six months ago, and I'm now a new convert to Microsoft's wireless technology. It's downright excellent. And this keyboard and mouse I'm using aren't even using this latest, more-sophisticated 2.4GHz technology.

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Seriously, it's every bit as good as any wired keyboard and mouse I've used. If it's any indication, this improved 2.4GHz tech that works up to 30 feet away will be even better. Yep, I can say without irony that Microsoft (and Logitech, too) have figured out how to make useful wireless input devices. Finally, at long last.

Microsoft says the Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 will be available next month for $149.95.

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Not so sure about the $149.95 (Can't we just agree to say it is $150?) when I can get the wired 4000 for about $25 (OEM).

I can't see the need for a wireless keyboard for the majority of us deskbound drones. The only real need I've found for a wireless keyboard thus far is for my home-brewed Mac Mini / VLC media center, where having a wireless keyboard is a must. And in that case, I use something much smaller than a 4000.

That said, I have to say I am totally hooked on the 4000 as a keyboard. It is perfect for writing the great-American-novel (or surfing the hentai) all day long in excellent comfort.

I say go with the 4000 wired and add the better Logitech MX wireless mouse and you've got yourself a winner.