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Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. People really like the design and durability. The price and usability also get good opinions, but there are mixed opinions on the reliability and size.

usability, price, durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : William Harrel (

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 review


Microsoft's ergonomic Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 combo remains a reliable, comfortable choice.

Inexpensive ; Comfortable to use ; Numerous Windows shortcut keys ; Either top or bottom can be inclined ; Mouse is ambidextrous

Escape, function, and other keys are too small ; Keys not backlit ; Incline/decline not high enough, or adjustable

The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 is an attractive, comfortable to use, and feature-rich set of input peripherals for your desktop or laptop. It’s ergonomically designed, and it comes with a slew of extra keys for setting up shortcuts to your...

TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by : Suzanne Humphries (toptenreviews.com_old)

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 Review


The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 is one of the most comfortable laptops in our comparison. Our reviewers really liked the design of the keyboard and mouse. The keyboard features a number of additional features and buttons, as does the mouse....

The additional features on the keyboard, such as the media buttons and printed shortcuts on the keys, are a nice touch.

The mouse struggles on glass surfaces.

This ergonomic keyboard and mouse combo is large and comfortable, with a design that even first-time ergonomic keyboard users can appreciate.

Nov, 2016

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Exactly what I needed


Easy to use and exactly what I needed. I'm actually using it with my laptop when I'm at my desk - it's so nice to be able to use a full size keyboard and "real" mouse!

Mar, 2016

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Great basic wireless keyboard combo


worked as it suppose to . Couple things could use some improvements. the first key stroke after turning on the computer is always a blank, it seems that this is what's waking the keyboard up. The mouse does not work on all the surfaces, I have a...

Mar, 2016

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Key board


Really like the product. Needed it due to small computer space. Works well.

Mar, 2016

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Not my Favorite


I will start by saying I own a few other wireless keyboard mouse combos. I feel as if the buttons are closer than a regular keyboard. This is irritating when using the number pad, as Usually I am moving pretty quickly. Cosmetically it looks really nice...

Mar, 2016

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Good package


We have been using this keyboard set with and Microsoft Surface and it has worked extremely well. It is good quality and feels like it should last a long time

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Nice product.


Nice product, reasonable price, no problems I would recommend.

Mar, 2016

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Solid, Flawless


I purchase product for my clientele and this is one of my go to items; it has a great price point for a quality product.

Mar, 2016

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great deal for the price


nothing fancy, but works well. decent feel to the key pad, basic mouse

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Backlight: No
Color of product:Black
Ergonomic design: Yes

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Built-in battery: Yes
Keyboard battery type:AA
Mouse battery type:AA
Number of batteries (keyboard):2
Number of batteries (mouse):2
Number of batteries supported:2 / 4
Power source type:Battery


Built-in display: No
Plug and Play: Yes
Wireless range:393.7


Calculator: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:RF Wireless / USB
Fingerprint reader: No
Frequency band:2.4
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical key switch
Keyboard language:Belgian, French / English / Turkish
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard style:Curved
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keys operating life:5
Multimedia Keys:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: No
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Home / Office / Universal
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wrist rest:No / Yes


Buttons quantity:3 / 5
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Customizable weight: No
Form Factor:Ambidextrous
Mouse included: Yes
Movement detection technology:BlueTrack / Optical
Movement Resolution:1000
Number of scroll wheels:1
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel
Scrolling directions:Vertical/Horizontal

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 65
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 65
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Number of products included:2
Quick start guide:Y
Receiver included:Y
User guide:Y

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes
Number of products included:2
Quick start guide: Yes
Receiver included: Yes
User guide: Yes


Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Built-in battery:Y
Keyboard battery type:AA
Mouse battery type:AA
Number of batteries (keyboard):2
Number of batteries (mouse):2
Number of batteries supported:2 / 4
Power source type:Battery
Service life of battery:15


Wireless receiver interface:USB

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Minimum hard disk space:150
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 3.2, Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0 / Android 3.2, Android 4.2, Android 4.4, Android 5.0
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 10 Education

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):18.1 x 0.866 x 8.3 / 18.1 x 8.3 x 0.984 / 18.5 x 8.58 x 1.47 / 18.5 x 8.58 x 1.48 / 8.58 x 18.5 x 1.47
Keyboard Weight:29.2
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):2.77 x 4.59 x 1.66 / 4.59 x 2.77 x 1.66
Mouse weight:5.36
Product dimensions (W x D x H):2.77 x 4.59 x 1.66 / 4.59 x 2.77 x 1.66
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):0.62 x 1.83 x 0.309 / 1.83 x 0.62 x 0.309
Receiver weight:0.176
Weight note (metric):5.36