Logitech Wireless Combo Mk520 With Keyboard and Laser Mouse (920-002553)

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Logitech Wireless Combo Mk520 With Keyboard and Laser Mouse (920-002553)

Logitech Wireless Combo Mk520 With Keyboard and Laser Mouse (920-002553)

  • Sleek full-size wireless keyboard with softly rounded keys for hour after hour of typing comfort
  • Contoured laser mouse with rubber grips and smooth, accurate cursor control
  • Virtually no battery changes-get up to three years of battery life for the keyboard and one year for the mouse* (* Keyboard and mouse battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions)
  • Powerful 2.4 GHz wireless and one tiny Logitech Unifying receiver give you a reliable connection without delays or dropouts
  • Works with Windows-based PCs

The logitech wireless combo mk520 puts convenience and control comfortably at your fingertips thanks to its full-size keyboard with concave keys and hand-friendly, contoured laser mouse.

List Price: $ 59.99

Price: $ 39.99

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  1. 256 of 265 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good, basic wireless keyboard/mouse combination, September 20, 2010
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    Senor Zoidbergo (Washington D.C.) –
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    The Logitech MK520 is a well featured, basic wireless keyboard/mouse combination. There are a few quirks with the keyboard that should be addressed and merit the loss of a star, as will be explained shortly.

    PACKAGING/OVERALL EXTERIOR DESIGN: The package comes with a wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, receiver, and female USB cord. I immediately impressed by the small size of the USB receiver; compared to my wireless Logitech G7 receiver, this thing is microscopic! The keyboard itself is black, with a clear transparent plastic frame overlaid on top with a slight bit of overhang. It’s a nice clean design, and reminds me of some of the “floating glass” frames of certain Sony Bravia TV models. The transparent plastic also has a functional purpose, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing- it makes the keyboard spill resistant. The mouse is a pretty standard design, and fits my palm nicely and comfortably. Nothing extraordinary about the mouse.

    FUNCTIONAL USAGE: As soon as I plugged the receiver into the USB jack, Windows XP automatically installed the drivers and I was up and running in a few seconds. The keyboard types smoothly, and there’s very little clicking to be heard. The keys are comfortable to depress, and the built in wrist rest makes typing over long durations quite comfortable. I tested the wireless keyboard and mouse about 10 feet away from the receiver without problems. Curious, I decided to try the combination in a gaming situation, where I output Bad Company 2 from my PC to 42″ TV, and played on my couch using the wireless keyboard and mouse. The keyboard worked well, but the mouse is clearly not a gaming mouse. There was considerable lag, and movements were imprecise. So the mouse is not optimized for gaming!

    I then plugged in my Logitech G7 Wireless mouse, and used it in tandem with the wireless MK520 keyboard. I was concerned that since the G7 was also operating at 2.4 GHz, there might be interference between the 2 devices. Fortunately, my concerns were premature, and the two devices worked beautifully together!

    KEYBOARD THOUGHTS: The keyboard comes with 12 special Function keys which are shortcut keys to start various programs. Some include bringing up web browsers, opening My Computer, defaulting to the desktop view, etc.. I found only a few of these buttons to be useful, e.g. the open web browser key (Fn+F1). However, the web browser shortcut key closes all other web browsers (even if you’re using Firefox), which is rather annoying. I would’ve preferred that it open a new window or tab, rather than close all existing windows. Pressing the shortcut for the media players brought up Winamp for me; the problem with these shortcut keys is that there are no provisions to allow the user to re-program the corresponding applications for personal customization. I would’ve liked to see an ability to change the default media player from Winamp to my media player of choice, e.g. Media Player Classic. Similarly, I would’ve liked to see an ability to change the web browser so that existing windows are not closed.

    There is a shortcut key to bring up the Windows Calculator, which I think is a brilliant shortcut key. I actually use the built-in calculator quite frequently, and the shortcut key is conveniently placed.

    **UPDATE**: The keyboard offers limited personal customization by downloading the latest Setpoint software drivers from Logitech’s website. I would’ve preferred if the drivers had been incorporated into the package to begin with onto a CD, or some explanation given in the manual however.

    FINAL THOUGHTS: Lastly, the MK520 claims a remarkable miserly battery life of 3 years for the keyboard, and 1 year for the mouse. Both the keyboard and mouse automatically go to sleep after a period of no usage, and both have on/off switches, a thoughtful touch. It’s quite remarkable considering that the keyboard only uses 2 AA batteries, and the mouse 1 AA battery (note: batteries are already provided by Logitech in the package).

    In conclusion, it’s a very good basic wireless keyboard/mouse combo that could use some reprogramming to address the shortcut keys.

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  2. 98 of 105 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    WISH I HAD HAD THIS COMBINATION WHEN I HAD MY PET PIG HOMER, September 25, 2010
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    D. Blankenship (The Ozarks) –
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    I have been a very loyal Logitech user for years and when this combination keyboard and mouse became available I was quite enthusiastic. After giving it a good go over and quite a bit of use since I installed them, I have to state that my preference for this company’s various products was quite well reinforced. I love this mouse and keyboard!
    This set includes the MK520 wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. I must admit to have cheated a bit here as I have been using this particular mouse on a lap top for some time now and have been delighted with it.

    This is a basic keyboard and basic mouse. Now both are rather personal items and each person will have there own likes and dislikes when it comes to a product such as this. This is about the fifth Logitech keyboard I have owned so I was an am quite use to it. (The demise of the others is a long sad story).

    Installation of this keyboard and mouse was a snap and took me all of fifteen minutes; and it must be remembered that I am a complexly inept as such things. Batteries are already installed in both items and basically all you have to do is plug the small receiver into the USB jack, and after my Windows XP did it’s installation thing, I was ready go to…it could not have been simpler. I did not use, or have a need to use the cord that you can use on your USB as it simply was not needed with my particular set up.

    The keyboard is quite attractive; black in color with an almost glasslike finish around the keys. It is smooth and extremely quiet. It features the standard keys; both alphabetical and the number keyboard to the right side. It also has a row of quick start keys at the top, most of which I have absolutely no use for but can see where others would find them useful. I do like the calculator key as it pops the windows calculator right up and I do use that quite a bit.

    The mouse is a basic mouse and as one reviewer has mentioned already, it will be more comfortable with smaller hands than large. I have smaller hands so it is perfect for me. It has the left/right click functions and a scroll wheel. Now please take note! This mouse would not be suited for heavy duty gamers; it is nothing fancy. I use the ones my grandsons have on their computers every now and then, and to be quite frank, those things sort of scare me. I am pretty sure that if I made the wrong move, my hand would be vaporized for transported into another dimension. You just never know about stuff like that! No, this is a workhorse type of mouse which is quite functional for the everyday things I use it for…like my everyday mundane work. It is smooth, easy to operate and actually quite accurate. It works on just about any surface…within reason of course. (I just tried in on the carpet…works fine).

    As has been pointed out by others, the instruction booklet that comes with this package is next to worthless and I should think that a company that turned out such nice products would stick a written piece of junk like this in…. you would think they would make a bit of an effort in this area…go figure.

    As to the battery life: They claim that the battery life of the keyboard is up to three years and for the mouse one year. I do not know about that as I have not had this thing that long. I do know that the mouse I have on my lap top…the same model as included here, has lasted at least 7 months now and is still going strong. Both mouse and keyboard go into sleep mode when not in use but start instantly at first touch.

    Looking at the price here, it seems to me that you are getting quite a lot of very good and functional equipment for very few dollars.

    I wish I had had this combination when I had my pet pig Homer. Homer was a very well trained, housebroken, house pig with very good manners; when all is said and done. I go barefooted when I am in the house even in the winter, and Homer use to lie under my computer desk and I would rest and warm my feet on him. Homer had one flaw to his character (well, actually two), the first being that be loved to bite mouse and keyboard cords. He did in three of mine. He could slice them cleaner than a wire cutter could. No matter how I tried to hide and configure my cords, he would figure it out and cut them. This says more about my intelligence than it does his, I suppose. I was willing to put up with it but Homer made the mistake of wondering into my wife’s office one weekend while she was out of town, and doing her cords in. It was the same fall weekend that he found, rooted up and ate over 700 crocus bulbs she had just planted in the yard. Homer was banished to the barn…

    Anyway, this keyboard and mouse are a great combination. With the exception of the instruction booklet, I have absolutely nothing but good to say about them.

    Don Blankenship
    The Ozarks

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  3. 81 of 96 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Basic Combo Set. Basic Satisfaction., October 2, 2010
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    The Logitech MK520 Wireless Combo is a budget mouse and keyboard set that Logitech has recently made available. I myself am not a big fan of combo sets but do understand their draw to some users. I got the MK520 primarily for my parents to use and it suits them pretty well.

    PROS:
    – Good keyboard encryption
    – Good overall value
    – Unifying receiver
    – Attractive keyboard
    – Long battery life
    – 1000 dpi laser mouse

    CONS:
    – Dimpled “incurve” keys feel odd
    – Only 1 Fn (function) key
    – Mouse is too light
    – Mouse lacks thumb button

    KEYBOARD
    Logitech takes some liberties when it comes to designing the layout for the non-QWERTY sections of their keyboards. They don’t have a standard layout across their own keyboards so it always takes me a few minutes to figure out where they have moved the keys. Granted, the keys that most often get relocated are the ones in the mid-section (Arrows, PgUp/PgDn, DEL, INSERT, etc.) All the F-keys are double function keys when used in combination with the Fn key, located on the right side of the space bar. I’ve mentioned this in other reviews, but Logitech should really put the Fn key on both sides of the space bar so you can actually reach all 13 shortcut keys using one hand. The Incurve keys, as Logitech calls them, are supposed to help with typing efficiency and comfort but I didn’t find them to make much of a difference in comfort or efficiency. They did feel a little weird though at first. The keys are relatively quiet but the rounded edges don’t look quite as nice as squared off edges. The one thing I really disliked about the keyboard was what they did with the row of modifier keys and space bar. It is nearly flush with the palm rest. On most keyboards, that row of keys are actually raised ABOVE the other keys and nowhere near flush with the palm rest. The palm rest is a bit small and is made of hard plastic. No soft or cushioned palm rest here. I also noticed a very slight lag while typing, but it was very slight. I normally use a wired keyboard and type pretty fast, which is probably the only reason I even noticed it. Battery life is rated at up to 3 years, though I would guess that we’ll see maybe half that, if we’re lucky. The keyboard (and mouse) uses the better 2.4GHz wireless system and also includes 128-bit AES encryption (for keyboard), which is normally found on their more expensive keyboards. One thing I did really appreciate about the keyboard was the clean layout with only a few extra media control keys. It’s a pretty good looking keyboard and Logitech added a nice aesthetic design touch by bordering the keyboard with thin clear plastic. For a budget wireless keyboard, I do think it’s a decent keyboard for those who don’t need much more.

    MOUSE
    The mouse that is included in the combo is the Logitech M310 in silver, which is their line of wallet-friendly fashion mice. It is a basic laser mouse and the two-tone appearance does not match the keyboard. It tracks well at 1000 dpi, which is pretty good for general use since many basic mice are at 800dpi. The sides are easy to grip and reasonably comfortable. It’s not as comfortable as the more ergonomic mice in Logitech’s line, but is sufficient for this combo set. There is one glaring omission however, on the M310. It lacks a thumb button. Microsoft puts thumb buttons on nearly all of their mice but Logitech chooses to leave them out in most of their budget mice. It’s a real pain when you’ve become accustomed to relying on it. The scroll wheel was a very important addition to mice when it was first added. With the Internet and especially for web surfing, I find the thumb button to be just as essential. The M310 mouse also doesn’t include Logitech’s legendary hyper-fast scroll wheel. You just get the ubiquitous ratcheting-only rubber scroll wheel that works well enough.

    OTHER
    The unifying wireless nano receiver is excellent. Use up only one USB port for both devices and if you add other devices in the future that supports the unifying feature, you can still just use the same single receiver with up to 6 devices. I had no connection problems with the receiver being connected to my desktop that sits on the floor under my desk.

    SUMMARY
    Neither the keyboard nor the mouse in the MK520 stand out in this value set. The keyboard is the better of the two devices. The mouse, a M310 that was thrown in to create this combo, is the weak link. Other than being wireless and using a nano receiver, this mouse really has no distinguishing features. It’s as basic as basic gets. I would’ve liked to have seen the Logitech M510 in this set instead, for the thumb buttons alone. All that said, for the current price, the MK520 is…

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