Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 review

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tekmoe, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    #1
    Two words: Don't buy.

    I ordered this from CDW and got it in 4 business days. Upon receiving it, I hooked the mouse up to my work laptop which is a thinkpad. There was a noticable delay between moving the mouse and seeing it move on the screen. No big deal I thought. Wrong. When I got home, I hooked up the wireless mouse and keyboard to my Powermac. The delay is awful. I told myself I could live with it but after using it for a little less than 3 hours, I decided to quit fooling myself and to admit to the truth; the S 530 just plain stinks. To be perfectly honest, the keyboard even feels cheap. The keys feel very hollow like you would find on a 5 dollar keyboard. Pathetic. The mouse is nice but again, the lag totally kills it.

    I am returning this setup as soon as I get back to work on Tuesday. I have to pay about 7 dollars to ship it back so that's what I lose for ordering a piece of crap. For anyone that is even remotely considering purchasing the S 530...you have been warned.
     
  2. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Location:
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    #2
    Thanks for the warning on that and sorry you have to send it back. I was looking at buying it in April when the drivers for the Intel are going to out for it. After this and a few reviews from people on Amazon I think I'll get something else.
    I really wish Apple would make a few different keyboards so everyone could find that one type that they want. I really like the Logitech diNovo cordless keyboard that my friend has but it's missing a few important keys that Macs have. I'm sure it can be programmed but really, just make a really nice Mac version as I'd buy one asap. Oh and make it BT as well ;)
    Again thanks for the hands on review of it :)
     
  3. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    #3
    I have actually had a Apple Bluetooth keyboard for a little over a year now. I originally bought it to use with my 15" PowerBook that I had last year but it turned out it was hardly ever used. I put it back in the box and it hasn't been touched since until now...

    I went to Fry's last night and bought a Logitech MX1000 wireless mouse along with a generic usb bluetooth dongle. I am now using the Apple bluetooth keyboard and it totally kicks the crap out of the Logitech S 530 keyboard. Oh and the MX1000 is freakin' awesome.

    I seriously do not know what Logitech was smoking when they decided to release the S 530. It's one of those most crappiest set of peripherals I have ever come across for mac.
     
  4. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

    Bubbasteve

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Location:
    Charleston, IL
    #4
    Wow thank you for the review, I was thinking about getting the mouse/keyboard setup for my birthday. I was hoping I would hear good reviews on it because IMO I think this setup looks very sleek and nice.

    Have you had a change of though maybe lol? Is the set still really crappy? (As you can see I would love to hear a good review of it but if it's really that bad then thanks for the review!)
     
  5. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    #5
    Don't waste your time with it. It's definitely being shipped back to CDW tomorrow. The MX1000 & Apple bluetooth keyboard combined blow it away.
     
  6. nylon macrumors 6502a

    nylon

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    #6
    This is the combo I am using, however I'm waiting for some intel drivers for the MX1000 so that I can program some of the keys. At the moment only scrolling works.
     
  7. nylon macrumors 6502a

    nylon

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    #7
    New Intel compatible Logitech Drivers are out!!!!!
     
  8. tonyl macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    #8
    Thanks for sharing, but my LX500 works great!
     

Share This Page