Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite
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Value for money 9
Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000
2 May 2010
Summary: 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
keyboard by itself. The lack of an included Bluetooth transceiver is a con that
will alienate users of computers that have no Bluetooth capability, however if a
Bluetooth enabled user is looking for a no nonsense compact keyboard...
Excerpt: (1 items) Microsoft’s Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 is like Apple’s Wireless Keyboard ( ) in that both keyboards are compact, both have low profiles, and both use Bluetooth. The Keyboard 6000 is a good keyboard for packing in a backpack or suitcase, but you’ll have to make a few adjustments when using this keyboard on a Mac. Measuring 14 inches wide and 6.5 inches long, the Keyboard 6000 compares in size to the 11-by-5.25 inch Apple Wireless Keyboard.
Pros: Thin profile, Lightweight
Cons: Windows key that acts as Command key on a Mac not in usual location for Mac users by default, Can't customize keys, Doesn't immediately reconnect when waking from sleep, Doesn't support some functionality found on Apple keyboards
Excerpt: Microsoft has refined its previous Optical Desktop slightly to come up with this Bluetooth version. The chief difference is that it trades in the large RF receiver for a compact Bluetooth dongle. The mouse is slightly heavier than before, perhaps to accommodate the Bluetooth technology. Because of that and a different curvature around the thumb groove, it's a bit harder to pick up and reposition than before.
Excerpt: The Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Elite consists of two new-and-improved products from Microsoft -- the Wireless Intellimouse Explorer and the Wireless Multimedia Keyboard Elite. These two devices are capable of a wireless range of a little over 4 feet away from their receiver; in fact, I measured 52" as the exact point where reception starts to fail. In Microsoft's specs, they mention 6 feet, but I wasn't able to achieve that kind of distance with our test units.
Excerpt: 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......
Conclusion: 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 above-mentioned is probably unacceptable. The keyboard is quiet, responsive and soft enough to perform fast-touch typing on it.
Conclusion: Overall, I like this keyboard set very much. It is stylish and functional at the same time. The recommended price of $89.95 makes it a little bit pricey for a keyboard, although it does add the convenience of a mobile keyboard and number pad for users who are often on the go.
Pros: Comfort Curve Design, Bluetooth (no receiver to lose), Battery Indicator, Carrying Case, Compact & Portable Design, Windows 7 Certified
Cons: Non rechargeable batteries, Pricey, For Bluetooth Users Only