Genius hasn’t been rated as a top tier hardware manufacturer in my books, but they do come up with decent offerings once in a while (more so in the past, I feel, as the lack of press releases from them don’t do any favors on their side), with their latest release being the SlimStar 8000 wireless keyboard and mouse combo.

Having been released in North America recently, the Genius SlimStar 8000 intends to offer those who are traveling convenience, compactness and mobility in a single package. It communicates sans wires using the tried and true anti-interference and long-range 2.4GHz wireless frequency, letting you connect both the ultra-slim keyboard and the 1200 dpi optical mouse to a desktop or notebook effortlessly.

Thanks to innovative keycaps, this comfortable full-size keyboard is touted to deliver excellent tactile feedback. Heck, it even knows that accidents do happen, especially during one’s travels, which is why there are small liquid drain holes located beneath the keys to prevent any damage to the keyboard from accidental spills. A couple of volume-control hot keys are thrown into the mix as well, where the sensitive and high-tracking mouse delivers steady, fluid and effortless control.

Apart from that, the 1200 dpi optical engine in the mouse offers the right amount of sensitivity and tracking capability for steady, fluid and effortless control. Boasting both right and left control buttons, alongside with the patented “Magic Roller” scroll-wheel, this wireless mouse is more or less suitable for just about any type of work – although I would be brave enough to venture and say that this is not so suitable for gaming.

Since both the keyboard and mouse come in black, you need not worry about them getting dirty too fast, too soon. A trio of AAA alkaline batteries have been thrown into the mix right from the start, so that you can jump right into the action the moment they are removed from their respective boxes.

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