Older but no wiser
The set comprises the Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 and the Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 8000 plus the magnetic charging station and 4 USB ports (1 of which is occupied by the Bluetooth 2.4ghz dongle).
Whilst I am quite impressed with it's features and ease of use I am NOT impressed with certain other aspects of it.
Minor beef first: Why does it have a numlock when it doesn't have a numeric keypad?
If anyone knows the answer please tell me!
Major beef # 1: It will not work in Safe Mode (so far at least) and although the mouse will work on the log-on screen in regular mode, the keyboard steadfastly refuses to do so.
Having worked with Bluetooth KB and Mouse for years I always have my old standard wired ones connected anyway for such occasions, but one would have thought that after all this ballyhoo and the enormous price they charge for this product, that it would work flawlessly in any mode - even in BIOS!! (& make the coffee!)
Major beef # 2: My Device Manager is filling up with "HID compliant consumer control device" entries as if they are breeding. (See below).
I have tried uninstalling all the duplicates, but as Vista will not tell you what device they apply to I ended up with NO mice working at all - had to reboot and the breeding process renewed itself.
It seems that every time I lose connection with the mouse or keyboard and reconnect Vista thinks it's another new piece of hardware.
This hasn't happened in my XP boots.....yet.
This is all complicated by the fact that I also have 2 other Bluetooth dongles attached - but they seem to behave quite normally, because they are old perhaps? They are to do with my Motorola phone and audio headsets (yes Sarge, the ones I can only get to work once in a blue moon...LOL).
Do you think that maybe I should reinstall Vista?