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Microsoft Designer Bluetooth

alaTest has collected and analyzed 411 reviews of Microsoft Designer Bluetooth. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and size. The reliability and design also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Designer Bluetooth is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Designer Bluetooth

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Microsoft Designer Bluetooth from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and price are generally positive. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the size.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Designer Bluetooth DesktopMicrosoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Aatif Sulleyman (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop

 

We all know that manufacturers typically focus on making their ‘hero' devices as glamourous as possible, but Microsoft's decided to spread the love, sprinkling some stardust on its Bluetooth keyboard and mouse set.

Excellent build quality and design ; Good battery life ; Keyboard includes number pad ; Windows, OS X and Android

Small mouse ; Limited features

A gorgeous and brilliantly-made mouse and keyboard, but limited in terms of features.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Small Keyboard and mouse

 

I would not recommend this product, and keep this in mind. I am being charged almost $20 to return it.

Bluetooth

Mouse is too flat. Keyboard is about the size of a keyboard on a laptop

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Close but no cigar

 

After years of Microsoft success in developing mouse technology, I expected this product to be close to perfection. It is not. Fix the scroll wheel and it would be a great travel partner. As I have experienced the one I received, it is next to useless...

Small, connected with no difficulty, light, good travel size.

The scroll wheel is so tight that my finger slides over the top without the wheel turning. Considerable pressure must be applied in order to get the traction necessary for the wheel to turn. This results in two problems: First, scrolling and...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Avoid this mouse.

 

Don't buy this if you have a Dell XPS 15 with Windows 10. Your wireless chipset (it handles both wi-fi and bluetooth) is probably a Dell 17xx or 18xx (mine's a Dell 1830). It won't play nice with this mouse with current drivers (as of January 2016)....

- Comfortable - Well built - Doesn't eat batteries like popcorn - Magnetic battery door is a nice touch

- Has difficulty pairing with certain BT chipsets, especially the ones used in Dell laptops - Has horrible lag problems with certain BT chipsets, like the ones in Dell laptops.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Can't Recommend

 

I bought this mouse in part because of the claimed battery life of up to 6 months. I suppose 3 weeks would be included in up to 6 months. But when I called the support number, the not-particularly-English-speaking person I finally reached said they do...

Works OK when it works

Ridiculous short battery life, No support from MS

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Simple, elegant design

 

I would recommend it to anyone who wanted a simple, elegant keyboard mouse set for a computer with bluetooth built-in and for whom replaceable batteries are acceptable. Probably an especially good choice as an alternative to Apple keyboards on a newish...

The design is simple and elegant. The mouse is somewhat flat. The keyboard is full-size, but pretty small for a keyboard in that category-- not at all bulky as some are. This is a Bluetooth 4.0 product and so uses a low-power protocol enabled in 4.0....

The keyboard is not backlit, which some rechargeable bluetooth keyboards are. This keyboard has replaceable batteries. This is a Bluetooth 4.0 product. There's no bluetooth dongle included. Most recent Windows computers can probably handle it, but some...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good feeling mouse

 

I will keep you informed on the BT sleep issue if it ends up being the mouse's fault.

Compact design, slips right in my backpack and doesn't take much room. Lightweight and glides easily, feels and looks good. Fixed an issue I was having with the Microsoft Sculpt Bluetooth mouse where every so often the mouse would freeze for 5-10...

Don't know if this is the mouse's fault or my Dell Latitude E6530, but when inactive it will stop working, has been crashing the entire Bluetooth module within my laptop which means I have to disable/enable Bluetooth in Device Manager to get things to...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good feeling mouse

 

I will keep you informed on the BT sleep issue if it ends up being the mouse's fault.

Compact design, slips right in my backpack and doesn't take much room ; Lightweight and glides easily, feels and looks good ; Fixed an issue I was having with the Microsoft Sculpt Bluetooth mouse where every so often the mouse would freeze for 5-10...

Don't know if this is the mouse's fault or my Dell Latitude E6530, but when inactive it will stop working, has been crashing the entire Bluetooth module within my laptop which means I have to disable/enable Bluetooth in Device Manager to get things to...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

4 egg due to battery cover design.

 

Low profile for carrying with Surface tablets. Buttons are solid. Wheel is a little stiff initially. Kind of get used to it

Magnetic battery cover does not hold the batteries in place during transport. The batteries are too heavy and always push the cover opened

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

4 egg due to battery cover design.

 

Low profile for carrying with Surface tablets. Buttons are solid. Wheel is a little stiff initially. Kind of get used to it.

Magnetic battery cover does not hold the batteries in place during transport. The batteries are too heavy and always push the cover opened.

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Backlight: No
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Ambidextrous
Surface coloration:Monotone

Energy Management

Auto power off: Yes
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AAA
Keyboard battery type:AAA
Mouse battery type:AAA
Number of batteries (keyboard):2
Number of batteries (mouse):2
Number of batteries supported:2 / 4
Power Source:Batteries
Power source type:Battery

Ergonomics

LED Indicators: Yes
Wireless range:393.7
Works on any surface: Yes

Input Device

Bluetooth version:4.0
Buttons quantity:3
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Device interface:Bluetooth
Frequency band:2.4
Movement detection technology:BlueTrack
Number of scroll wheels:1
Purpose:Gaming / Office
Recommended usage:Notebook
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Keyboard

Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:Bluetooth
Fingerprint reader: No
Frequency band:2.4
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard key switch:Membrane key switch
Keyboard language:German / UK English / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:104
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Keys operating life:5
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: No
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Home / Office / Universal
USB Hub:N
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wrist rest: No

Mouse

Buttons quantity:3
Mouse included: Yes
Movement detection technology:BlueTrack
Movement Resolution:1000
Number of scroll wheels:1
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel
Scrolling directions:Vertical

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Depth:4.42
Width:15.3

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Number of products included:1
Receiver included:Y

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes
Number of products included:1
Receiver included: Yes
User guide: Yes

Power

Auto power off:Y
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AAA
Keyboard battery type:AAA
Mouse battery type:AAA
Number of batteries (keyboard):2
Number of batteries (mouse):2
Number of batteries supported:2 / 4
Power Source:Batteries
Power source type:Battery
Service life of battery:12 / 6

Receiver

Wireless receiver interface:USB

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, 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 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.2, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, iOS 8.0 / Android 4.4
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64 / Windows 8, Windows 8.1 / Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows RT

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.21 / 4.22
Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):15.3 x 4.41 x 0.78
Keyboard Weight:14.8
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):2.37 x 4.21 x 1.02
Mouse weight:2.82
Product dimensions (W x D x H):2.37 x 4.21 x 1.02
Weight note (metric):2.82
Width:2.37