Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite
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MSFT BT Mobile Keyboard 6000 works with Mac, Windows, and Wii
22 July 2008
Excerpt: I needed to buy more USB keyboards as I only had a bunch of PS/2 keyboards and one wired USB keyboard. I recently bought 2 of these Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 and am typing this review using one of them. The keyboard paired up with my Mac and with my Windows computers easily enough; you make the BT keyboard be discoverable and then just follow the wizard prompts both on Mac and Windows which will prompt you to type in the generated passcode.
Excerpt: Build Quality (10/10) Both the keyboard and the number pad have a very nice feel to them. They are both pretty thin and they feel great when typing on them. Around the keys is this rubbery material and there is this aesthetically pleasing glossy black strip on the top. The back part is made of white plastic that seems to be pretty sturdy. The number pad even has its own little pouch so that it can be easily transportable.
Summary: I was never happy with keyboards that come with a number pad as one piece as then the mouse is too far. If you don't use the number pad as often as the rest of keyboard then a separated one would come very handy. It will make keyboard and mouse finally form an ergonomic union. You just need to figure out the height at which these need to be placed (usually it is the elbow tip when you keep your hands at 90 degrees) and you are all set for comfortable hours at work.
Summary: Got this keyboard today, together with a Belkin 4.0 Bluetooth adaptor, which I've set on a 3.0 USB slot on my desktop. Unlike some comments from other users, I do not experience any delay when typing, so I suppose the quality of the receiver is very important. Set-up was effortless and quality of the keys and layout is very good. What I like the most is the separate num pad which one could position on the desk to their liking.
Summary: I've got arthritic wrists, so laptop keyboards are a frustrating pain in the joints. This thing is nicely portable, lasts a good while (months for me) on its batteries and seems very durable. 3 years ... I must have dragged it to over 12 countries, and given it extremes of cold, humid, hot, dropped, soaked in beer (well, splashed), x-rayed, bent, smashed etc. It works fine. And it really is a lot less pain than using the regular keyboard.
Summary: Brilliant for mobile workers who need to pack up their Laptop on a daily basis. I need a separate keyboard as I have a stand for my Laptop, which supports it in a vertical position - meaning I can't type on the Laptop Keyboard. This is just the ticket. Just don't forget to switch the keyboard off (switch underneath) when you pack it up, otherwise the batteries will die overnight when packed in a Rucksack (as the keys got pressed by other things in the rucksack pressing...
Summary: This is a great keyboard, nice to type on, and the annoying numpad thing that most keyboards come with has its own little protective sock so its there if you need it, but not taking up space on the desktop it you, like me, rarely use it.
Summary: I purchased this Bluetooth keyboard to use with my Motorola Xoom (Android tablet), having read on a blog that it is indeed compatible. I have been using it for the last several days, and it is perfectly compatible. The range is perfectly acceptable, even in my office environment with lots of wireless devices running (any of which could potentially interfere, but thus far haven't) Normally I find "curved" keyboards tricky to adjust to (with the more traditional inline...
Summary: This keyboard is very good. Once you have made the bluetooth connection. It is even more responsive that the wired keyboard that we use when we need to make adjustments to the BIOS. We don't use the separate number pad very often, so it is handy that we can take the battery out and just use the part that we need the most.