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Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000

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I'm in the process of converting my living room into a networked media/entertainment lair of sorts and I'm looking for a wireless keyboard and mouse combo that are slick, stylish and massively functional. I came across this new one from Microsoft called the Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 and not only does it use 2.4 GHz Bluetooth technology to free me from wires and give me a range up to 30 feet, it is ultra thin and light, has a rechargeable mouse, a backlit keyboard, tons of features(see below) and the design is incredibly sleek and modern. The only drawback is the $250 luxury price tag and a number pad would be nice, but I really like what I'm seeing. How much would you be willing to spend on a keyboard and mouse? Let us know in the Comments what you think.

P.S. Yes, I've seen the Logitech diNovo Edge and it's a great design as well, but it doesn't come with a mouse, it would pair better with the Playstation 3 and I really don't want to be cleaning off fingerprints everytime it's used.


  • Rechargeable Mouse and Backlit Keyboard
    First ever rechargeable mouse and backlit keyboard solution. Microsoft’s exclusive charging hub allows you to recharge both the mouse and keyboard in one easy-to-use place.
  • 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Technology
    Connect wirelessly right out of the box with First Connect Technology for up to 30 feet with virtually no interference.
  • Battery Status Indicator
    You'll know when power is low when the battery status indicator senses battery life is running out.
  • 4 USB Ports
    Integrated USB ports in the charging station give you the flexibility to download images from your digital camera or plug in your thumb drive or other USB device—right from your desktop.
  • Wireless Freedom
    Give yourself room to move—wireless mouse and keyboard products let you work without worrying about tangled wires.
  • 4-Way Scrolling
    Scroll four ways for greater efficiency and comfort with Tilt Wheel Technology.
  • High-Definition Laser Technology
    Microsoft High Definition Laser Mouse products are more precise, more responsive, and deliver smoother tracking.
  • Instant Viewer
    Too many open items on your desktop? Click the scroll wheel button to instantly display your open windows, then point and click to select.
  • Magnifier
    Point and click to enlarge and edit detail using the Magnifier.
  • Brushed Aluminum
    The sleek, symmetrical design features an authentic brushed aluminum that feels as good as it looks.
  • Intelligent Power System
    Adjust battery life depending on performance needs.
  • Navigation Pad
    Command your PC from your lap or the comfort of your sofa with the integrated cursor control.
  • Windows Start Button
    Press to launch your Start menu and search your PC or the Web if you have Windows Vista installed.
  • Ultra-thin Comfort Curve Design
    Place your hands naturally and work comfortably using the distinctive and ergonomist-approved Comfort Curve design with quiet touch keys.
  • Windows Live Call Button
    Just press this button to access your Windows Live Messenger contact list; then select an Online Contact and start a video conversation.
  • Compact Industrial Design
    This sleek design reduces clutter on your desk, fits on your lap and complements your flat screen monitor.
  • Gadgets Button
    One-touch access to gadgets such as weather information, news updates, traffic maps and slide shows of online photo albums.
  • Media Center Start Button
    One touch access to Windows Media Center.
  • Ultra-thin Keyboard
    Experience true comfort with the ultra-thin Comfort Curve keyboard plus quiet touch keys.
  • Intelligent Backlighting
    Backlighting comes on automatically when you approach the keyboard and turns off when you’re away, saving valuable battery life. And, backlight intensity automatically adjusts itself to the room lighting conditions.
  • Media Controls
    Media Controls allow you to easily navigate to next track, previous track, play, pause and volume control.
  • "My Favorites" Hot Keys
    Access the folders, files, and Web pages you use most with one-touch "My Favorites" Keys.

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