Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 700 review: Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 700

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The Good Attractive and comfortable to use; well laid out for power shortcut-key users; responsive mouse.

The Bad System should be a bit more configurable; function keys and buttons are rather small.

The Bottom Line A great programmable keyboard/mouse combo at an easy-to-swallow price.

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Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 700

It pays to get picky about keyboards and mice; in fact, it's amazing so many people stick with whatever pieces of plastic the PC vendor or IT department bestows on them. If you're up to spending a little more money on your input devices, Logitech's Cordless Desktop LX 700 will make it worth your while. Logitech may be pitching this excellent RF-based keyboard, mouse, and mouse dock/charger for media playtime, but it's also worth a lot to us two-handed operators in the workplace.

Setting up the system--which consists of plugging in the cables, installing the software, loading batteries, and hitting Connect buttons on the devices--went smoothly. Logitech's SetPoint software, which you use to configure the various buttons and keys, is easy to use and navigate, though the online help system (the only documentation you get) could be better. In addition to SetPoint, the LX 700 also comes with Musicmatch Jukebox 9.0 and Logitech's custom MediaLife application, a sort of lite Windows Media Center that allows you to use the keyboard as a remote input device.

All of the typing keys are level with each other because of Logitech's Zero-Tilt design, which we much prefer over upward-rising models. The Cordless Desktop LX 700 has a solid feel that stands up to pounding, with good tactile feedback. The optical mouse feels smooth and responsive and worked without a glitch on an usually difficult faux-wood laminate surface.

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Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 700

Part Number: 967418-0403 Released: Sep 20, 2004
MSRP: $99.95 Low Price: $199.99 See all prices

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  • Release date Sep 20, 2004
  • Compatibility PC