Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite
Showing 1-10 of 46
Great for the iPad
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I got this keyboard to use with my iPad, PS3, and my HTPC and it works quite well. I like having the option of utilizing a numpad whenever I want, thus decreasing the size of the keyboard and making it easy to place on your lap. I don't want to discuss why I didn't get a netbook if I got a keyboard for the iPad, but I sometimes need to use a keyboard, and I think this is a better solution than buying Apple's expensive keyboard + dock.
Summary: I had hard time fnding a keyboard with no number pad. I wanted one because with an attached number pad, my mouse was too far to the right. Now the mouse is where it should be and I'm more confortable. I don't use the number pad often, so I don't mind having it "somewhere else." The keyboard has a nice touch and, because I type fast, it keeps up nicely. The slight curve fits my hands just right.
Excerpt: Build Quality (10/10) Both the keyboard and the number pad have a very nice feel to them. They are both pretty thin and they feel great when typing on them. Around the keys is this rubbery material and there is this aesthetically pleasing glossy black strip on the top. The back part is made of white plastic that seems to be pretty sturdy. The number pad even has its own little pouch so that it can be easily transportable.
MSFT BT Mobile Keyboard 6000 works with Mac, Windows, and Wii
22 July 2008
Excerpt: I needed to buy more USB keyboards as I only had a bunch of PS/2 keyboards and one wired USB keyboard. I recently bought 2 of these Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 and am typing this review using one of them. The keyboard paired up with my Mac and with my Windows computers easily enough; you make the BT keyboard be discoverable and then just follow the wizard prompts both on Mac and Windows which will prompt you to type in the generated passcode.
Summary: I was never happy with keyboards that come with a number pad as one piece as then the mouse is too far. If you don't use the number pad as often as the rest of keyboard then a separated one would come very handy. It will make keyboard and mouse finally form an ergonomic union. You just need to figure out the height at which these need to be placed (usually it is the elbow tip when you keep your hands at 90 degrees) and you are all set for comfortable hours at work.
Summary: Got this keyboard today, together with a Belkin 4.0 Bluetooth adaptor, which I've set on a 3.0 USB slot on my desktop. Unlike some comments from other users, I do not experience any delay when typing, so I suppose the quality of the receiver is very important. Set-up was effortless and quality of the keys and layout is very good. What I like the most is the separate num pad which one could position on the desk to their liking.
Summary: I found this keyboard to be very handy when travelling, it's very responsive, small, lightweight and it's shape makes typing for long periods of time comfortable on the hands. The only thing that stops me from giving this keyboard 5 stars is that it only comes with a case for the numberpad and not one for the keyboard itself but it's not a major issue.
Summary: I think this is a well-designed, ergonimic keyboard that is just the right size for a wireless device - not too big, but not as cramped as say, the Apple wireless keyboard. It would have gotten 4 stars, HOWEVER, the Bluetooth connection on it was awful. I have a brand new Samsung notebook Series 9, and this keyboard would take a minimum of 3-5 seconds to activate its Bluetooth connection when I switched from one program to another on my machine.
Slim & Lightweight but be wary of the variable specifications of Bluetooth
E. McKnight, Amazon
23 December 2012
Summary: I bought this a couple of years ago and worked very well with an older computer I was using at the time, the split design is perfect for use with a graphics tablet, where a conventional keyboard is just too bulky and gets in the way. I have had problems using this with more modern computers that I purchased since chiefly because Bluetooth specifications on these are more advanced for handling a wide range of applications such as synching information with mobile phones...