Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite
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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.
"Lightweight, slim but goes to sleep all the time!"
27 March 2012
Pros: Lightweight, slim, comfortable to use, nice feel, bluetooth connectivity frees USB port on notebook. Separate Number pad makes for small footprint on desk when it's not needed, also allows flexible work layout when it is.
Cons: Battery powered so constantly timesout and goes to sleep. Is slugish and loses characters coming out of idle. No LED Caps Lock or Num Lock indications. Numlock functions on number pad have no legend overlay, so require memory or crib sheet to use.
Cons: Keyboard goes into sleep mode constantly, if i dont type on it for as little as a minute i have to hit the keys on the keyboard 5-10 times to wake it up. Setup with Win7 was also awful, tried on 2 different machines and got the same issues.
Pros: Just bought it, nice ergonometrics, reasonable price. Bought with a wireless mouse, run off the same usb. I am a touch typist and liked the feel. Liked the graphic key identification and the shortcut descriptions on the front of the keys.
Cons: This is a battery powered device, and not only is it not rechargeable, but there appears to be no way to TURN IT OFF!! Buried in the Hardward properties is the option to allow the computer to turn it off. DOESN"T WORK, greyed out.
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.
"Very thin, very comfortable - and a solid number pad!"
16 November 2009
Pros: This is a great design. I was wondering how they can make comfort claims with something so small and thin, but this keyboard is very comfortable. Setup was easy and I love having a bluetooth number pad that I can take anywhere I go.
Cons: It would have been nice to have a carry case for the keyboard (number pad has a case).
"Looks good, works good, at least at first. C+ or B-"
18 August 2009
Pros: I like wireless feature as well as the fake leather wrist rest. I also enjoy this product's programmable shortcut keys and the overall design and good feel when typing. The keys operate smoothly with minimal noise.
Cons: I dislike how the mouse completely stopped working after only two years of normal use. The next track/previous track keys on the keyboard only work sometimes. One of the hinged feet on the bottom of the keyboard simply broke off, with normal use.
"Keyboard looks and feels high quality; somewhat bulky"
17 August 2009
Pros: Comfortable feel and includes useful extra buttons. Bluetooth reception good anywhere in a room. Looks sleek. The keys feel soft but have a firm tactile response with little noise.
Cons: Biggest gripe: the weak spacebar often fails to register a space. Somewhat difficult setup. Wide size can add to comfort or in my case make it frustratingly bulky. (but where else are you going to put all those extra buttons?)