Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Review
Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 is a combination of a standard wireless keyboard and mouse with many features that we are looking for in a combo. This keyboard has an LCD screen above the keyboard that displays information, including battery life. The keyboard also has many media keys and various function shortcuts such as instant access to your email, music, and photos.
This model is called Desktop 710 for a reason. It is one of the toughest, most extensive and highest keyboards in our line. It weighs 860 g, so it’s twice as heavy as the lightest keyboard we have reviewed. The armrest – which is inseparable – makes it much more extensive than most of the others. The extra real estate needed makes it more difficult than other keyboards to pack in a laptop bag.
The wireless keyboard is easily the quietest one in our comparison. The silicone lock switch offers a soft landing for the button. If you prefer a smooth, silent keyboard, this is the right choice. A soft keyboard can help create a quiet office setting by eliminating click-on buttons.
The keys themselves have a low profile. They are not as responsive as a keyboard with a mechanical switch, but a low profile combined with a 1.75 mm actuation point replaces what is lacking from the keyboard’s response. Even though the buttons are close together, they are slightly concave to give you a better attack point on the button to reduce typing errors.
While some of our reviewers like the softness and silence of this wireless mouse and keyboard combo, others don’t like being unable to hear the keyboard and feel the keys are too soft. The MK710 accepts an overall B value for keyboard comfort. Almost all reviewers like a long armrest. In this case, it only depends on whether you want the soft keyboard or not.
The mouse is designed for right-handed people. There is a definite groove on the right side for your thumb to rest in. Above the thumb, the slot is two additional buttons that have various functions, such as closing a webpage and being a secondary to the left-click button. The wireless mouse is also one of the few in our lineup that has a four-way scrolling feature. By pushing the swivel wheel left or right, you can maneuver through web pages horizontally or up and down. You can press the button behind the scroll wheel to activate free scrolling. That eliminates clicks when you scroll and allows you to navigate quickly through long web pages. Press the button once again, and you will feel clicked when you use the scroll wheel. That is for more general and gradual page scrolling.
Even though the mouse only set for the right hand, our reviewers feel this is one of the comfiest mice in our grouping. Regardless of the size of the hand, the mouse design allows your hand to rest in comfort when you navigate the pc using the mouse.
In the surface testing, the MK710 mouse fared well on most surfaces. Unfortunately, the cursor doesn’t even move on the glass surface. The mouse is left on marble, also though it works much better than on glass.
It needs two AA batteries to power both the wireless mouse and keyboard. According to Logitech, the combo can operate for up to three years on a set of batteries. That is the most extended battery life in our comparison. Logitech also offers a three-year warranty on wireless combos.
Logitech Wireless Desktop 710 is the softest and quietest keyboard in our comparison. Our testing group felt comfortable using it, but some didn’t like how soft the key was. The mouse receives one of the highest ratings for comfort, even though it actually can’t be used on the glass. There are many things you like about this keyboard and mouse combination, especially if you enjoy a soft keyboard.
- Small mouse
- Fingerprint magnet
- Glossy frame attracts smudging
- High price
- Poor LCD screen
- Too small mouse
- Comfortable wrist rest
- LED panel
- Tactile key response
- Unifying receiver
- Excellent typing experience
- Numeric pad
- Designated function and media buttons
Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Specification
Connection Type Cordless USB Connect / Power Button On/Off switch Battery Size and Type 2 AA Alkaline (Not Rechargeable) Battery Replacement Replaceable Battery Life 36 Months Indicator Lights (LED) Battery, Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock on LCD display (NOTE: keyboard LCD display is on when power is on) Special Keys Scroll Lock, Num Lock, CAPS Lock, FN
Mouse Specifications: Available Image(s) Click for: [Top and Bottom Image] [Left Side Image] Connection Type Cordless USB Sensor Type Invisible Laser Connect / Power Button On/Off Switch FreeSpin / Ratchet Mode Mode Shift Button Battery Size and Type 2 AA Alkaline (Not Rechargeable) Battery Replacement Replaceable Battery Life 36 Months Indicator Lights (LED) Battery/Power
- Windows-based PC
- Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
- USB port
|Product component||Width||Depth/Length||Height||Weight (No batteries)|
|Keyboard||460.3 mm (18.12 inch)||242.3 mm (9.54 inch)||30.9 mm (1.22 inch)||860 g (30.34 ounce)|
|Mouse||71 mm (2.8 inch)||109 mm (4.29 inch)||42 mm (1.65 inch)||88 g (3.1 ounce)|
|Receiver||14.4 mm (.57 inch)||18.7 mm (.74 inch)||6.1 mm (.24 inch)||1.8 g (.06 ounce)|
Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Manual
Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Software & Drivers
Firmware Update Tool
Logitech Unifying Software
Firmware Update Tool
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