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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews of Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and reliability. The usability and design also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the size.

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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 Wireless Optical Desktop Elite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 user reviews of Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite 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.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth

 
May, 2008

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Wireless Optical Desktop Elite Mac / Win PS2 / USB

 

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

Expert review by : Adam Fisher (cnet.com)

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

 

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

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

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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 : Adam Fisher (cnet.com.au)

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

 

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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