Wednesday 17 November 2010

Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000

One of our Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 6000s had its space bar button die. We tried to get things working, but it seems that it would not cooperate.

So, we needed a replacement.

For those of us with bad wrists, in my case due to slinging a wrench for so many years without initial training on protecting them, a wave style keyboard helps to reduce the need to wrist pivot the hands while typing.

We have found that the Microsoft wave style is one of the ergonomic keyboards available.


With this particular keyboard being Bluetooth enabled we were able to pair both the keyboard and the number pad with the workstation’s built-in Intel DP55KG Bluetooth in a matter of seconds.

Key action on the new 6000 provides great feedback with a smooth action. For comparison, it has the feel of a high quality laptop keyboard.

Due to its compact size though, there were some compromises on the number and type of keys included on the keyboard. The one button that we really miss is the right mouse click key. In its place is a blue Fn key for the page up, down, home, end, and other such keys.


When working in Word or Outlook it is much easier to tap on that key to gain access to the right click menu for copy and paste or to work with e-mail.

While a user’s preference for a keyboard style is particular to them, there is an added benefit to having the separate number pad for folks that work in accounting offices. So, we will be suggesting this keyboard and number pad combination to our accounting clients.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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