Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite
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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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.