Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Pro

Considering the price break, we consider this one of the best mouse and keyboard packages on the market.


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The AU$280 Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Pro marries the popular Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave keyboard with the Editors' Choice winning MX 1100 mouse. Although it might be more than you're used to paying for a mouse and keyboard set, the package combines two of Logitech's flagship input devices and the price reflects a substantial improvement over a budget set in features and build quality. Logitech adds more value to the bundle by including a rechargeable version of the company's MX1100 mouse, so we have no problem strongly recommending this package for office typists, home users and light gamers alike.

In our review of the Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave keyboard, we came away impressed by its uniquely curved design. After using the keyboard for almost two weeks, we can confirm that the keyboard only gets more comfortable with time. Your experience might be different, but in all cases, the staggered heights and the overall shape of the key panel help drastically speed up the learning curve associated with a non-standard keyboard design.

The Cordless Desktop Wave keyboard is powered by two AA batteries (one set included) that you can turn off to save battery life, and both the keyboard and mouse connect via a single USB 2.0 dongle. We also like the perforated wrist pad that sits at the bottom of the keyboard and keeps your hands at an ergonomic level, cutting down on the wrist pain that typically occurs after long typing sessions. The first time we reviewed this keyboard we expressed disappointment with the placement of the media and shortcut keys along the top edge. Nothing has changed in this package, but you can work around it by using the two smaller buttons above the numeric keypad. They're pre-assigned for the calculator and power on/off shortcuts, but you can change their functions in Logitech's SetPoint desktop software, which is included in the bundle.

The impetus of this package is Logitech's decision to include a rechargeable version of the MX 1100 wireless mouse. At the time of this review, you can only get the rechargeable version of the mouse in this bundle; if you buy the mouse separately, it comes with the standard alkaline non-rechargeable battery. It's nice of Logitech to include a unique product in this package, but it's bad news if you already have a keyboard. You still have the option of buying your own rechargeable batteries for the stand-alone MX 1100, but it's just an annoying after-market purchase.

The mouse that comes in this bundle also includes a USB mini receiver and adapter to charge the single NiMH battery. You can check how much juice you have left in SetPoint as well as reroute all of the button shortcuts. Logitech reports two months of life per charge, and after more than a week of daily usage, the software still informs us that its energy level is "very good". Read our full review of the MX 1100 mouse here.

Buying the Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Pro package nets a $30 discount on buying the two pieces separately, and you'll save money on batteries thanks to the rechargeable mouse as well. In either case, both products are some of the finest in Logitech's line of devices. We recommend both of them separately, so purchasing them together is a no-brainer.



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Chris posted a comment   

i have the same problem do u no how to fix it

Alex
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Alex posted a review   

The Good:Everything but the mouse shutter

The Bad:Occasional mouse shutter

What a package. Bought two sets (one for home and one for work) and would easily recommend the package to anyone willing to pay the price ($130 on ebay) unless your an gamer who can't afford to have any mouse shutter (i.e. when playing Crysis).

Currently talking with Logitech to see if the shutter issue can be resolved. My guess the shutter is interference from other wireless devices that are on 2.4 GHz.

Will post another review with an update on the shutter issue.

 

Cookie posted a comment   

The Good:Almost Everything

The Bad:Back and Forward Buttons

I sometimes bump the back and forward buttons on the mouse and then I go back a page. It can be disabled, But I like it. Had the keyboard and mouse for about a week, I love it. The mouse doesn't like to be on dark surfaces, My black mousepad didn't agree with the mouse at all.

 

XxX posted a reply   

change the settings of the back and forward buttons so they do something else i.e volume up and down

thorpef1
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thorpef1 posted a review   

The Good:comfort, ease of use, customisation

The Bad:keys sometimes get sticky after a while

Great combination. verry happy with it.
Picket it up for $69 online, so it is deffinarely worth it

JulianD Facebook
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JulianD posted a review   
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The Good:feel, quieter keystokes, the curve, wrist rest, the look

The Bad:nothing after two weeks

Hunt around you can get it pretty cheap these days. You'll never look back.

JAMIE
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JAMIE posted a review   

The Good:cheap, detachable usb receiver

The Bad:keyboard is a little awkward

for it's price, this is a great option. the mouse is nearly perfect in every way. the detachable usb receiver is great, because I can easily plug it into my laptop and use it for that when I'm at home. the keyboard itself is a little awkward to use due to its shape, although I guess it's what you'd expect from a wavy keyboard....

 

RICHO posted a comment   

The Good:Everything

The Bad:Nothing

Apsolutley brillant the mouse fits my hand perfectly and the keyboard is a pleasure to type with and i have noticed that i can type faster thanks to the unique lay out.

Timberwolf131
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Timberwolf131 posted a review   

The Good:Good comfortable keyboard
Quality rechargeable mouse

The Bad:slight keylock can occur with keyboard when pressing numerous buttons.

I have the original Wave desktop combo and it is brilliant, and at a great price. Great idea to throw in a rechargeable mouse this time.




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  • Chris

    Chris

    "i have the same problem do u no how to fix it"

  • Alex

    Alex

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    "What a package. Bought two sets (one for home and one for work) and would easily recommend the package to anyone willing to pay the price ($130 on ebay) unless your an gamer who can't afford to hav..."

  • Cookie

    Cookie

    "I sometimes bump the back and forward buttons on the mouse and then I go back a page. It can be disabled, But I like it. Had the keyboard and mouse for about a week, I love it. The mouse doesn't li..."

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