Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 Laser for Mac a good buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by RMD68, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. RMD68 macrumors 6502

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    I was at the Logitech website and I came across the Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 Laser for Mac. I seems interesting for two reasons one being thats it cordless and it works for Mac and also how it seems to be fairly integrated with Mac use. Many of the other Logitech keyboards have features that don't work with OSX. My question is to any one who has one or has had their hands on one. Is this a good buy or should I stick with the apple keyboard and mouse. Also are there even better options that I don't know of?
     
  2. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    I am typing with one now and honestly it is great. It works flawlessly with both my mini and my powerbook (as a standard keyboard and mouse), however, if you do buy it don't install the software. I discovered with the powerbook that the software renders the keyboard usless (keyboard will not work at all meaning you must have a wired keyboard to uninstall the software for the keyboard to work again). Because of this I havent tried the bundled software on the mini.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You should search a bit because there are instances of people here owning them. Most people, I've read, hate the response time.
     
  4. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    I bought it once and returned it because the reception was very poor. From five feet away, I would lose my connection. Also, it didn't wake from sleep very well at all. I would have to reconnect the mouse and keyboard half the time. Also, the keyboard is very flat and more laptop like that is to my preference.

    After I returned it, I heard a number of good reviews so I decided to try it again. Maybe I just got a bum setup the first time. Well, I ended up returning it again for the same reasons. Seems to be that people either love it or hate it. Mark me up as one of the latter.
     
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I have one, and I've never had connection problems. Since I bought it almost 4 months ago, I've never had to hit the connect button. Not once. I also have never had reception problems, and I just replaced the batteries in the mouse for the first time.

    So some people obviously have problems with them, some people don't. I like how flat the keyboard is too.
     
  6. RMD68 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are there any other Mac oriented cordless keyboard combos?

    EDIT: I see that Microsoft has a cordless keyboard combo. Anyone here using/used that one?
     
  7. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    I will echo these comments - it always work. Same batteries since Oct '06 now, and no indication that they are getting weak. I really like the feel of the keyboard, as slim as it is.
     
  8. milien macrumors newbie

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    I bought the S530 but didn't like the feel of the keyboard too much; the keys were too spongy if that makes any sense. Personally I thought the noise while typing was a bit loud.

    My favorite wireless combo so far is the DiNovo Edge Bluetooth Keyboard and MX Revolution Hyperscroll Mouse (non-BT), both from Logitech. The feel of the keyboard is extremely comfortable and very fluid to type on. Even though the keyboard is originally designed for Windows, it automatically pairs to the Mac. You do lose the smart programmable keys but I didn't mind the trade-off because of how nice the keyboard feels. Plus if you have an Intel Mac and dual boot, you get the functionality of the smart keys back. The mouse on the otherhand is very accurate and the Hyperscroll gives you the option of free-wheel spin or click-to-click mode. Another plus about the Edge Keyboard & Revolution Mouse is that both of them come with a rechargable base so you won't ever have to buy batteries again.

    The only drawback is that this combo set will set you back about $300.
     

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