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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite
6.4 out of 10

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

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Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after one year

MAN L., Newegg
16 May 2011
  • Summary: I didn't think Microsoft branded hardware would fail that easily.
  • Pros: You have two pieces of bluetooth hardware in one package
  • Cons: It sleeps in a short period of inactivity and it needs a few seconds to wake up. Not suitable for gaming at all. It failed after about one year. The low battery light is always on even for the numpad I didn't use it for months.
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Overall 4
4.0

Think B4 you buy

Kean H., Newegg
25 August 2006
  • Summary: Buying the necessary IR receiver costed about 60% of the cost of the keyboard, so if you want to pay for a $100+ keyboard, this one is for you. Ended up RMAing this back, loosing my shipping costs (here and back) and restocking fee. Think before you buy this one.
  • Pros: Wireless. It controls TV and A/V equipment.
  • Cons: There are lots of problems with this keyboard. #1-IT DOES NOT COME WITH A IR RECEIVER! If you computer does not have a IR receiver built in, then you'll have to buy one, and not a small one. You'll need an external USB receiver, especially if you're HTPC is hidden like mine (IR, duh). Check some ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Better off with logitech

Anonymous, Newegg
23 May 2006
  • Pros: well lets see its wireless, the mouse was excellent, in some ways i rate it on par with lxxxech, i liked the magnifying glass feature
  • Cons: the key board - very poor quality and use - the c key began to malfunction allong with most of the function keys and ctl and alt. it wasted battery life very quickly.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK for menial tasks, HORRIBLE for gamers

Hammed S., Newegg
29 December 2005
  • Summary: this is a GREAT keyboard and I would LOVE to keep it but it will simply NOT work.Newer keyboards have the 'photo" enhancements on the side with a slider (!?) for pictures. I would much rather have a working elite KB like this one... but simply put: not good at all.
  • Pros: This keyboard feels GREAT! the feel of the keys, comfort and overal ergonomic design is great. Mouse fits gamer's hand perfectly. Glides with no trouble and it's a 5 button mouse!
  • Cons: Character typing rate stops when moving mouse. For gaming, same thing. Playing a 3D FPS is impossible: you have to press the movement keys twice to get it going, and as soon as the mouse moves, the character freezes again (hits an invisible wall). It's like the mouse and KB alternate the use of t...
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Overall 4
4.0

very low operating range

OZGUR K., Newegg
30 July 2005
  • Summary: Well, both the keyboard and mouse are very comfortable and their design deserves full 5 stars. But the wireless transmitter is so weak that it can not be used when the distance between receiver and the keyboard is more than one foot.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ugh!

Julian H., Newegg
23 June 2005
  • Summary: This keyboard is a piece of junk. I'll explain some reocurring problems to let you know where I'm coming from: 1) Alright, I'm playing pinball, I hit the flipper key and... nothing happens, flipper never flips, so much for that ball 2) I'm typing something and it misses a letter and I press that...
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Overall 4
4.0

Frequent disconnects

Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 September 2014
  • Summary: The package is all pretty good, but the keyboard frequently disconnects from my computer for several seconds, which is seriously annoying. If this worked properly, it would be an amazing deal, but a keyboard that isn't reliable sucks. Avoid this one.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good keyboard; Poor bluetooth connection

Michael S. Ellis, Amazon
8 May 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

good overall, needs further testing tho

G. Chaprnka, Amazon
10 November 2003
  • Summary: i just bought this wireless keyboard/mouse combo, and within 2 days have a few complaints. 1. vertical scroller on keyboard just doesnt work. horizontal is fine and both on mouse are fine. 2.
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Overall 4
4.0

esthetique mais pas pratique

fred_o51, Ciao
10 February 2007
  • Summary: j'ai l'impression que c'est la 1er fois que microsoft fabrique de tels produits tellement que les imperfections sont nombreuses. -molette de la souris sans crans, bien pour naviguer sur internet, nul pour faire des selections pas a pas.
  • Pros: sans fil, esthetique
  • Cons: qualite generale,
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