Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite
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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...
Summary: I needed some extra desk space and this looked like the perfect solution. This is an very good keyboard, especially in such a compact size. It is excellent quality (although the number keypad does not sit flat) and positive and quiet whilst typing. However, I really struggled with the delay when starting to type, and the fact that sometimes it did not seem to wake up at all if left for any period of time.
Summary: This keyboard is nice-looking, ergonomic and space saving; however, it does seem to go through a set of batteries every week; as a result, it keeps losing connection - and, being blue-tooth it won't activate till the system has fully booted leaving you with the problem of never being able to access the BIOS. You will need a spare regular wired keyboard to enter BIOS.