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A Nearly Perfect Keyboard/Mouse. Nearly.

  • Jul 24, 2009
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The features of this keyboard have been exhaustively reviewed by others here so I won't delve too deeply into that. Instead, here are my personal reactions to the Wave Pro.

Firstly, let me just say that yes, it works with Apple computers despite not being rated thus on the box. This is probably because you cannot assign the function keys specific tasks. Otherwise, everything else seems to work fine and it will probably be addressed in a future version of the Logitech driver software. The "wave" style keyboard takes a little getting used to (especially coming from my low profile aluminum iMac keyboard) but it is quite ergonomic and grows on you quickly. Now I love it. The materials are quality and the tactile feel is rather pleasant. The special hot-keys on the keyboard are just awesome. I love being able to do things like open up the calculator with the touch of a button or control iTunes with a nice set of audio controls on the top edge. Innovative thinking. The precisely tracking mouse that comes with it is solid and topnotch as well. I like it better than most I've used and it is very ergonomic like the keyboard. But only if you are right-handed. The wireless system seems to work without a hitch, and the tiny USB receiver is a revelation.

Time for the cons.

1. No USB port on the keyboard. As a Mac user I've come to expect these and find it an inconvenience to have to plug in MP3 players, cameras or other peripherals around the back of my iMac. This is the biggest flaw I found but perhaps it is necessary because it is wireless.

2. The Function keys aren't programmable on the Mac. No big issue to me and as mentioned, it will probably be addressed down the road.

3. Key travel seems a bit long but that may be a personal bias. However, I've typed on keyboards that had a slightly better sense of feedback than this one.  (After months of use I've gotten used to it)

4. The otherwise terrific mouse has a very imprecise scroll wheel. At first I liked it's ability to scroll very quickly down a long page, but after a while the final little hesitant page movements after I finished scrolling began to annoy me. (Again, I've gotten used to this and am precise when stopping the scroll now)

5. No light to indicate when the Caps Lock is on.

With anything so nice there are bound to be a few flaws and there are. But they don't keep me from heartily recommending the Wave Pro to any right hander that want to replace their stock keyboard with something much better. A great value for the duo.

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