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Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are negative about the durability.

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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 Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 user reviews of Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and price are overall positive. The design and usability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the durability, and there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth

 

A wireless command center for your PC, this Bluetooth combo might be too much keyboard for the average user.

Impressive wireless reception; lots of easy-to-program key commands; can use Bluetooth transceiver with other devices; padded wrist rest.

Requires Windows XP Service Pack 2; somewhat tricky to install; keyboard takes up a lot of desk space.

The keyboard requires a good portion of your desk, but with its size comes an army of useful shortcut keys, a responsive mouse, and the ease and range of wireless Bluetooth technology.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Techware Labs (techwarelabs.com)

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 2.0

 

Wireless is thought of by most users as a feature that they don't need. Its an optional extra that's not worth the money that the hardware costs. After all its just a mouse and keyboard right? Three years ago most mice had a ball and then optical mice...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite For Bluetooth

 

Microsoft's Optical Desktop Elite For Bluetooth is probably overkill for the average user, but if you want a wireless keyboard and the added convenience of Bluetooth connectivity to other devices, it's a worthy buy.

Wide range of bluetooth compatibility ; Comfortable keyboard and mouse

Configuring other Bluetooth devices can be tricky ; Keyboard is huge

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth

 

A wireless command center for your PC, this Bluetooth combo might be too much keyboard for the average user.

Impressive wireless reception; lots of easy-to-program key commands; can use Bluetooth transceiver with other devices; padded wrist rest.

Requires Windows XP Service Pack 2; somewhat tricky to install; keyboard takes up a lot of desk space.

The keyboard requires a good portion of your desk, but with its size comes an army of useful shortcut keys, a responsive mouse, and the ease and range of wireless Bluetooth technology.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (zdnet.com.au)

Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite For Bluetooth

 

Microsoft's Optical Desktop Elite For Bluetooth is probably overkill for the average user, but if you want a wireless keyboard and the added convenience of Bluetooth connectivity to other devices, it's a worthy buy.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Sriram Sharma (techtree.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite

 

How many of you people take your keyboard and mice seriously? Well, it's a vital part of your computing experience, especially if you are a heavy user. Just think about the number of keystrokes you make on a daily basis, the number of times you move...

Oct, 2003

Consumer review (newegg.com)

love this thing!!

 

i love this combo!! the mouse does so much, if you press the sgroll key and push to the side, collapes all the open windows to snapshot view of all open windows cascaded on desktop.

none, for those of you compaining about battery consumption, use duracell, lasts for months!!!!!

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Geat Keyboard

 

Bluetooth works flawlessly, it connects every time, works at over 20ft.

There is no windows key on the right side of the spacebar.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

BT needs to be standard on PC's

 

Quiet keys, comfortable design.

Unless your computer has BT built directly into it this can be a pain in the A*s.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Awsome!!

 

Great range, long battery life.

the coloring wears off of the song select buttons, and when the battery is low some times the mouse scroll will spaz, this might only be my problem.

Dec, 2006

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