Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave - keyboard and mouse set review: Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave - keyboard and mouse set

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.7
  • Installation and interface: 8.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Service and support: 8.0

Average User Rating

4 stars 2 user reviews
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The Good Unique, comfortable key layout; easy to get used to; affordable compared to other ergo-minded keyboards.

The Bad Inconveniently placed media keys.

The Bottom Line Logitech's Cordless Desktop Wave stands out for its comfortable ergonomic touches, an easy learning curve, and its affordable price. We have minor issues with its hot keys--the media controls get short shrift--but heavy typists will like what Logitech has to offer here.

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If, like us, you're a hater of split-keyboards, Logitech's new Cordless Desktop Wave offers a more palatable alternative if you want a little more comfort in your day-to-day typing. A cleverly designed key layout gently angles your wrists towards a less stressful typing position, without asking you to relearn how to type. The $80 price tag for the complete wireless keyboard and mouse set feels like a fair deal, especially compared to the traditional split keyboards that can run to $100 or $150. A few back steps in hot-key layout make us wish that Logitech had taken a more all-around approach in the Cordless Desktop Wave's, but for its stated purpose, we found it easy to adjust to and comfortable to use.

Logitech incorporates two design elements into its Cordless Desktop Wave keyboard that make it stand out. The first is the so-called "wave" design, which angles the edge keys, and the two rows in the middle up towards your fingers, and pushes the keys in the W, E, and R and I, O, and P rows lower. The idea is to accommodate the different lengths of your fingers. The varying height of the keys is supposed to match up with each digit in a more natural fit.

The gentle curve of the Cordless Desktop Wave is comfortable and easy to get used to.

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Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave - keyboard and mouse set - English - US

Part Number: 920-000264
MSRP: $89.99 Low Price: $299.99 See all prices

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  • Compatibility Mac