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.
Summary: I have been buying keyboards for several years and could never get it right. This is by far the neatest keyboard I have ever used. All who have tried it at my house agree with me. Good job Microsoft on this one!
Summary: Comfortable to type on and very light. The shape and size make transportation slightly more awkward than some smaller bluetooth keyboards out there, but if you're more interested in avoiding cramped hands than in carrying your keyboard in as small a space as possible, this is a great buy.
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.