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Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Review

Aug 24 2010, 1:34pm CDT | by

Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Review
 
 

Today I am checking out the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520. This new wireless mouse and keyboard combination launched not too long ago and offers compact design and nice features. If you are looking for a new wireless mouse and keyboard on a budget, the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 may be just what you need.

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Specifications

The Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 includes the Wireless keyboard K520 and the Wireless Mouse M310 along with the batteries. The mouse and keyboard connect via a single Logitech Unifying receiver. Both the mouse and keyboard include batteries that are pre-installed and need no software to operate. You can purchase the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 now for $59.99.

In Use

The Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 may be one of the more basic wireless combination devices from Logitech, but considering that the gear is from Logitech basic is still good. The Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 included the K520 wireless keyboard. This keyboard has a full supply of media control and function keys to meet all your needs.

The keys of the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 are soft touch and are more rounded than the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard I am used to working with. The typing feel is very nice and the keys have a pronounced indention in the middle. I was surprised that the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 keyboard feels very much like typing on my Illuminated Keyboard. I would say the typing feel is almost as good on the K520 wireless keyboard as my old standby.

Those pronounced cups on the keys are what Logitech calls its Incurve keys and the intention is to make it easier to glide from key to key when typing. I tend to pick my fingers up quite a bit when typing so I didn’t notice any pro or con to the Incurve design. Logitech claims that the batteries in the keyboard are good for up to three years of use. That will naturally vary depending on how many hours per day you use the keyboard, but they should last a long time. The keyboard has a full size layout with keys sized right and placed where you expect them to be so there is no thinking required.

The little M310 wireless mouse that is included with the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 is sized a bit smaller than the G9 laser mouse I normally use on my computer. The M310 mouse looks like a mouse designed for portable use with a notebook. It is comfortable in the hand and has an ambidextrous design for right or left-handed users. Logitech doesn't get specific with sensitivity, but I would say it's your average 800dpi unit. It offers plenty of accuracy and no noticeable lag when used for your general PC work. As I mentioned before, the Unifying Receiver connects the mouse and the keyboard to the PC using 2.4GHz wireless tech.

A couple of other interesting features about the keyboard included in the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 are that it has legs that can pop out to make the back higher. With the legs folded in the keyboard stands about an inch tall in the back and curves toward the front. The keyboard is also designed to stand on its back edge when not needed to keep your desk uncluttered.

Verdict

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Accurate
  • Works very well

Cons

  • Incurve keys feel a bit strange
 

Conclusion

The Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 is a great budget wireless desktop from Logitech that will be great for your average PC user looking to work without wires.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

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