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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite
alaScore 81

172 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, durability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 172 reviews)

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Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth

 
May, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

 

This combo keyboard and mouse set gives you plenty of customization options and a comfortable typing experience.

The Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite gives you a comfortable keyboard and mouse, but in our tests, its wireless range is a little short.

Apr, 2004

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Adam Fisher (cnet.com)

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite review: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

 

Relatively inexpensive; many easy-to-program specialty keys; scrollwheel moves vertically and horizontally; long battery life.

Keyboard easily collects dirt and grime; scrollwheel feels spongy.

Microsoft’s Wireless Optical Desktop Elite is a solid and affordable choice for the home or the office.

Nov, 2003
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Expert review by: Hardware Pacers (hardware-pacers.com)

Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000

 

The Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 is not a feature packed keyboard, but it is a nice no frills compact and mobile wireless keyboard. With additional number pad a user can decide on if a full numeric keypad is needed or simply use the...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Hardware Zone (hardwarezone.com)

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

 

It’s very hard not to like the Wireless Desktop Elite set from Microsoft. For a set of input device, the comfort level and build quality is truly top notch. Well, for an eye-popping price tag nearly touching the S$170 mark, anything less than the...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Active Network (activewin.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth

 

Enhanced Optical Technology, Nice Color/Design, Longer Battery Life, Tilt Wheel

Pricey, No Natural Edition

With the Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth, Microsoft utilizes this cutting-edge technology in its updated hardware products with a blast. The keyboard is perfect for those who like a ton of customizable hotkeys and/or use multimedia...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Charlie White (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

 

We require a lot of performance out of our keyboards and mice here at the Midwest Test Facility. That's why we haven't ever been too fond of any wireless input technology. It's always been too slow, too awkward or too undependable for the kind of...

Great mouse, good keyboard, excellent drivers

May, 2004

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

Great mouse, good keyboard, excellent drivers

 
May, 2004

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Nightmare (itshootout.com)

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite review

 

In recent years Microsoft's cordless keyboard and mouse combinations have fallen behind Logitech's offerings in terms of aesthetics and features. The Wireless Optical Desktop Elite aims to change that, with a freshly redesigned keyboard and the...

Best MS keyboard ever ; Comfortable ; Lots of assignable keys ; Twin tilt wheels ; Competitively priced

Not offered in a wired version ; You cant get the keyboard without the mouse

Ultimately, I believe that the Wireless Optical Desktop Elite does indeed oust the Cordless MX duo as the keyboard and mouse combo to beat. The very fake leather rest is extremely comfortable for long periods of typing, so writers and programmers...

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: New Zealand PC World (pcworld.co.nz)

Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000

 

We'd generally consider £44 a reasonably hefty lay-out for a keyboard, but the 6000 is worth it.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Get the ultimate in performance, style, and comfort in a single package. Give your desktop all the best wireless features and functionality, with a cushioned palm rest, a Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer with revolutionary new Tilt Wheel Technology, one-touch multimedia keys, "My Favorites" keys, and comfortable, ergonomic design. You'll think about your desktop in a whole new way.

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:Elite
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):RF
Pointing Device / Manipulator:Mouse
Type:Keyboard

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 2000 Server / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 2000 Server / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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