Excerpt: Around for awhile now, the Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth is a three-piece mouse, keyboard, and Bluetooth adapter system that greatly reduces your cable clutter. Both the keyboard and mouse have Bluetooth radios, and each connects to a desktop or notebook PC via a small adapter that plugs into a USB port.
Excerpt: The Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth toes the line as a simple, no-nonsense wireless suite. Although it's not as flashy as the Desktop MX and no visual match for the diNovo , this desk-topper can get the job done. The keyboard has a raised top ridge with application and directory buttons, from My Documents to Mail and Messenger shortcuts. In the center of the ridge is the multimedia control center, complete with standard media playback features.
Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader Review
12 October 2004
Conclusion: Still, as long as you're spending the $20 or $30 premium over a keyboard-and-mouse combo without a fingerprint reader, you can enjoy comfortable typing and smooth scrolling. The keyboard couples the by-now-familiar multimedia controls -- audio volume and mute; play/pause, stop, and next/previous track buttons -- with programmable buttons for opening folders or launching programs such as My Documents and Calculator, including five "My Favorites" keys at top center plus a...
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth Review
15 October 2002
Conclusion: Right now, we like the Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth not so much for its performance or features (although its extra-long wireless range is easy to admire) as for its glamorous design -- from its dipped-in-twilight tones to the glowing desktop transceiver, it's the classiest, most executive-elite-looking keyboard and mouse you can put on your desk.
Pros: Knockout good looks, ultra-comfortable operation, handy multimedia controls, Bluetooth technology gives across-the-room range, encourages hopes for cordless printing and PDA/phone synchronization soon
Cons: If you have to ask, you can't afford it, Only for Windows XP, not 98, Me, or 2000; mouse buttons not as customizable as those of other Microsoft mice
Conclusion: With the Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth, Microsoft debuts this cutting-edge technology in its hardware products with a blast. The keyboard is perfect for those who like a ton of customizable hotkeys and/or use multimedia functions extensively. The keyboard features an aesthetically appealing (not to mention a wonderful color scheme) and functional design which is useful to users.
Pros: Really Good Design, Cutting Edge Technology, Nice Colors
Cons: Doesn't work on Windows 2000 or earlier, Palm Rest
Conclusion: This product is perfect for those who want a "techish" style in their lives all while having the latest and cutting-edge technology features. This color scheme probably appeases most people and meshes well with the silver/black LCD monitors. The keyboard design has been refined over last year's models and provides an updated look over previous desktops.