By Jennifer Griffiths
July 29, 2019
In this edition of TFT, we are looking at the Cherry DW8000 desktop. This keyboard and mouse set has some features that are very noteworthy:
Wireless desktop with smart design
Durable abrasion-proof laser inscription of keys
Ultra flat wireless keyboard with 5 hotkeys
3-button mouse with an infrared sensor and adjustable resolution (1000/2000 dpi)
Simple installation; no technical knowledge required
Battery status display in mouse and keyboard
On closer inspection of the box it has a really nice high definition picture of the product and while the Cherry logo is on the side of the box, I would have like to have seen it on the front with the picture. If you spin the box around you will see the side of the keyboard. I like how they did this. It lets you know what to expect before purchase and without having to open a sealed box to show.
When we opened the box, we noted that each thing was in a plastic bag. This is not needed and is bad for the environment. If you want to do something for protection, use a tissue paper, but in all honesty, the box should be enough. Also, the adaptor is not a small nano size. It looks to be the size of a USB stick. My beef with that is, it is easy to knock and that in return will not only mess up the desktop set, but it can damage your ports as well.
The mouse is plastic with a metallic look. It has a good bit of weight. The keyboard feels sturdy and looks metallic but it is plastic. It reminds me of something you would see for a Mac. The Cherry logo is on both the keyboard and mouse.
44 cm x 17 cm x 1.8 cm (keyboard)
11 cm x 6.2 cm x 3 cm (mouse)
4.2 cm x 2 cm x 8 mm (adopter)
Due to the size, depending on what you have plugged in the USB ports around it, you may struggle as this is the size of a USB pen.
The keyboard is plastic, not metal. The letters are etched so they should not scratch off easy. There are rubber bits on the underside to keep it from sliding. It is very quiet to type on as well as being low profile. Even though it is plastic, it is sturdy. You would struggle breaking or bending it. The mouse takes two AAA batteries. It is sturdy and glides nicely. There are no side buttons, it just has left, right, and the wheel.
So, in conclusion, If you are looking for a basic, no frills, yet quiet and slim, this is your keyboard. It won't cost the earth to buy but well, the adaptor could cause some issues if it gets bumped. It will be down to the user to decide on what is right for them.
Pros and Cons
+The letters are etched so they should not scratch off easy
+There are rubber bits on the underside to keep it from sliding.
+ Even though it is plastic, it is sturdy.
+The Cherry logo is on both the keyboard and mouse.
-The keyboard is plastic, not metal.
-Due to the size, depending on what you have plugged in the USB ports around it, you may struggle as this is the size of a USB pen.
-Being the adaptor is not a nano size, it is easy to knock and that in return will not only mess up the desktop set, but it can damage your ports as well.
-each thing was in a plastic bag
And for this, we give it Highly Recommended