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Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader

Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader
alaScore 85

140 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price also get good views.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Robyn Peterson (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

Comfortable, well-designed flat keyboard that sports a secure biometric fingerprint scanner that helps you automate log-ons to Web sites and Windows programs.

Comfortable keyboard, good mouse for business purposes, and a time-saving password management and log-on automation program that's as easy to use as resting your fingerprint on the scanner

Expensive, can't back up log-on data, and won't log onto corporate networks

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

Microsoft's Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader will bring relief to IE users who have too many passwords to remember.

Easy to set up and use; software quickly recognizes your fingerprint.

Works only with Microsoft's own Internet Explorer browser.

With Microsoft's Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader, you have a simple and safe way to access password-protected Web sites through Internet Explorer.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Mohit A. (bytesector.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

There's no doubt you've all heard the lectures about the importance of creating secure passwords containing numbers, letters and all sorts of other characters. Creating the password is easy, remembering them is an entirely different story. This can be...

Microsoft is the first company to bring biometric technology to the consumer, and they should be commended for that.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (hardwarecentral.com)

HardwareCentral - Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader Review.

 

Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Robert Stein (activewin.com)

Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

One of the latest hardware combinations coming out of Redmond is all about simplicity and style while being on the cutting edge of technology. Microsoft has released the newest version of the Microsoft Optical Desktop (now with fingerprint reader) in...

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

No Natural Edition ; Keyboard not wireless ; Not Bluetooth

Starting from the left, there is the biometric fingerprint reader. The reader is a little over an inch long, and slightly less than inch wide. A split red/silver circle encompasses the plastic reader screen. The reader itself is a slightly sticky...

Recommended!

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

If you're tired of having multiple login names and passwords to remember, Microsoft's latest keyboard and mouse bundle could be the answer.

The only thing that may put you off this quality package is the price, which at around £60 is on the expensive side for a keyboard and mouse package, though it isn’t what we’d call extortionate. On the other hand if you’re a keen surfer, online...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

Microsoft's Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader will bring relief to IE users who have too many passwords to remember.

Easy to set up and use; software quickly recognizes your fingerprint.

Works only with Microsoft's own Internet Explorer browser.

With Microsoft's Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader, you have a simple and safe way to access password-protected Web sites through Internet Explorer.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Aalaap Ghag (techtree.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

Just when I had crossed out all the Microsoft Keyboard products I had put on my list to ask Santa for this Christmas, we received the new Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader combo set and believe me 'tis the season to be merry!

F-lock needs to be turned on, although just once ; small left Ctrl key ; plastic wrist pad could be leather, mouse lags a bit

Right above the numeric keypad you have the Calculator key - very sensible. Next are the Log Off and Sleep mode keys. I feel the Sleep key is still not strategically placed, as you tend to rest your hands on the side of the keyboard from time to time,...

Dec, 2004

Consumer review (newegg.com)

What were they thinking?

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't MS design and build BOTH of the products that factor into this equation(or so thet imply by putting their name on it)... How can one release a product that has VERY limited usability when one has controll of ALL of...

Hmm, where to start.... Well all of the buttons work...... Once you figure out which software package will work with this particular K/B under a 64bit os

MICROSOFT DOES NOT HAVE ANY, I REPEAT ANY DRIVERS FOR THIS K/B FOR ANY 64BIT OS ; The problem is the integrated fingerprint reader. MS only has drivers for their 32bit OS... SOUNDS LIKE THEY BOUGHT IT OFF SOME COMPANY IN SE ASIA.... NO SUPPORT AFTER A...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very User Freindly!

 

Great Layout and awsome shortcut buttons. I love the 5 Favorites Keys. The finger print reader is amazing I dont have to remember anything...Kinda Lazy:) The mouse is still going and the battery life is amazing Ive had these batteries in for about 2...

It's made me lazy

Jul, 2008

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