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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The durability and design get mixed comments, while many are negative about the reliability.

price, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability. The reliability is also mentioned favorably.

price, reliability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OEM WIRELESS OPTICAL DESKTOP 3000 1PKOEM WIRELESS OPTICAL DESKTOP 3000 1PK

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size. The price also gets good comments. Many are negative about the reliability and usability, and opinions about the durability and design are different.

price, size

usability, reliability

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000 (Dark Gray)Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000 (Dark Gray)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

microsoft come on

 

it dose not have cords lol

cant move off desk more than 2 feet mouse dont work at all wish bought off newegg

May, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very good for the money

 

Cannot beat it for the money. Maybe they could have thrown the batteries in. Made life a little easier...

This has to be one of the greatest keyboards ever. the keys, the layout, the angle, all just perfect for sitting at a desk. My last was a 3000 wired, now to the wireless. I run Ubuntu - no M$ at all, through a usb KVM. I was scared that as this only...

It requires line of sight. Make no doubt, anything in the way will stop it from working. The Enter and Space keys seem a little loose, you hear them when you hit them

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very happy with them

 

I have purchased five of these over the last year for various computers I support, and have not had a single problem with them. I have them on my office and home computers, so virtually all of my typing time is spent on one of these--and I really like...

Curved" shape is more natural than straight, but not as extreme as a "natural" keyboard ; keys similar to a laptop keyboard (flatter) ; Rewarding feel and sound for typing

Somewhat limited range from USB receiver (but it works just fine tucked away under the monitor.)

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Microsoft 3000 KeyBrd/Mouse

 

The set is Great I love It. Works Great Looks Great

I wish I had Bought More Than 1 At that sell Price Of $20.00 at The Time.Best Buy charges 89.00 For This ; Item

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I have no idea

 

meh, Newegg still rocks

Cheap, and easy, had no issues with it what so ever, however

When I was finished building and programing the computer that would be using the set, my wife (who now owns it) had severe annoying issues with it. Button registering issues I think, (she was hysterically irritated, which makes it hard to figure things...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Microsoft 65W-00001 Gray 105 Normal Keys 9 Function Keys RF Wireless Ergonomic Optical Desktop 3000

 

Worked flawlessly until I spilled beer on it.

Keys are soft to the touch and they sit low. Perfect for me. Short stroke is great

Isn't beer-proof

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works OK, but...

 

The newegg policy of making the customer pay to return defective product is bad, bad, bad. It cost me over $9.00 to return a $25.00 order, more than eating up the savings compared to other sources.

Product works fine after the first defective unit was replaced

First shipment was defective, the receiver unit would not even light the LEDs. Be aware there are no batteries included with this product

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000 - OEM

 

dont buy it unless you are a office worker and oly type uppapers and such

mouse works great so far

not so great keyboard if you game any it sucks for that and sometimes types wrong keys

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fair

 

Seen some of these bugs in reviews on newegg, thought for the price might get lucky (not). Do your homwork and consider the bluetooth set-ups.

Keyboard works decent, mouse ergonomics good. Easy to set up. Don't need driver disc in xp or vista

Mut have reciever in direct view and cannot exceed six feet. Mouse left button doesn't always work, mouse sometimes quits untill you wiggle or shake it

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Range? Whats that? (says this keyboard)

 

Unless you're a gambler, I wouldn't buy this thing.

The buttons on this keyboard are nice and I like the ergonomical feel now that im use to it

One word...RANGE. I popped two new batteries into both the keyboard and mouse as soon as I hooked it up, and I kid you not, I have to be no more than 1.5-2ft away from the reciever. I wanted to use this combo in my livingroom with my HTPC, but now I...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Keyboard

Device interface:RF Wireless
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY

Mouse

Mouse included: Yes
Movement detection technology:Optical
Scroll: Yes

Other Features

Compatibility:PC / Mac
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 Server/P, XP H/P\nMac OS 10.2.x - 10.4.x / Windows 2000 Server/P, \nXP H/P\nMac OS 10.2.x - 10.4.x / Windows Vista, XP Pro/Pro x64 Edition/Home/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition, Windows 2000 SP4 +\nMac OS X v10.2x*–10.4x
I/O ports:USB
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM / CD-ROM Drive\nUSB Port\n\n

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100 / 45
Minimum RAM:128
Processor frequency:133