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Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth

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  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity with other Bluetooth devices
  • Wirelessly synchronize your calendar, contacts, and more
  • Side-to-side scrolling on mouse and keyboard
  • Optical mouse with longer battery life
  • For Windows PCs only
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Microsoft
  • Model: M54-00013
  • Keyboard Description: QWERTY
  • Color Name: Black/Blue
  • Depth: 20.5 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 9 x 3 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002IG356
  • Item model number: M54-00013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at July 2, 2004

Product Description

Microsofts products for Bluetooth deliver exciting new ways to help employees stay connected, enabling them to synchronize and share information between their PC and cell phones and Pocket PCs with Bluetooth wireless technology. The included Bluetooth compatible mouse and keyboard also deliver enhanced range, reliability and security compared with other wireless technologies. Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth includes a mouse, keyboard and USB transceiver. IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth is available as part of the Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth, or can be purchased separately with the USB Transceiver for Bluetooth.

Customer Reviews

Its too bad the name didn't change.
J. Schulte
The keyboard loses connection about every 3rd time and takes at least 3 seconds sometimes more to come out of sleep mode (which it goes into very quickly).
Beth Bradford
The keyboard and mouse feel to be of very good quality.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By R. Coffin on September 27, 2004
I purchased this to use with my HP Pavilion zt3000 laptop. I've always preferred Microsoft mice. I like this mouse, and the keyboard is great, too. They have a nice feel. I am running them off my built-in Bluetooth transceiver and not the supplied USB dongle. Installation was simple.

Here are a few things to note. The box says these are supported only on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (and newer), which was just released. Also, the mouse is a right-hand mouse.

Adding after using this for six months: The batteries last quite a while. Get some rechargeable NiMH batteries. Also, on my system I make sure the computer is finished booting before using the mouse or keyboard. It doesn't seem to like to try to go through all the boot process and start communicating with the Bluetooth input devices. I still give it a very solid 5 stars!
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By J. Schulte on May 3, 2005
Its funny that reviews are by nature open to mistakes. The review that the Aussie left certainly shows the way this works. Microsoft sold the M54-00001 bluetooth desktop set for quite a while, and there was quite a stir about problems, such as you read here. All those were called back from the stores and replaced with the updated (and now current) M54-00013 version which is soooo much better! The new one has been out only a few months, and the Aussie had his for 1.5 years! The bluetooth adapter is better, the timing is better, etc. The M54-00001's and other of their early kin are still available on pricewatch. They are much cheaper. STAY AWAY FRIM THAT MODEL!!! Instead, go for the updated M54-00013 instead. You'll be glad you did, because it has the feel of a professional keyboard with lots of bells and whistles. For more info, check Microsoft's web page (and read the fine print). Its too bad the name didn't change. My bet is that they were afraid of returns and exchanges.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 13, 2004
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I am delighted with the MS Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

Here are the factors that are important to me which they got absolutely right:

1. I had no trouble connecting with my Dell internal bluetooth module. (I am not using the MS dongle.) In order to accomplish the Dell hookup, all one needs to do is NOT plug the dongle in at the recommended point, and then instead of connecting using the dialog box that opens, open your Bluetooth Setup Wizard and "find a specific device."

2. The range is great. I am much too far away to see my monitor by the time I finally lose response.

3. The keyboard action is just as I like it - moderately high and "clicky." It's not as dramatic as the old Dells, but it's nothing like typing on a puddle of mush. In addition, the shape of the keyboard is comfortable for me.

4. The mouse is comfortable. I don't find myself pressing the additional buttons accidentally, nor are those buttons obtrusive. The scroll wheel doesn't click but scrolls smoothly. I was afraid that I would accidentally activate the side-to-side scrolling all the time, but I don't. Some web-based applications don't allow the side-to-side via scroll-wheel, but so far all the static pages I have tried work okay with it.

The one item that has gotten my attention in negative way is this (and it's pretty niggly): I love the new alternate functions of the "F" keys, but good old "F5" should have been allowed to retain its "Refresh" functionality. I hate having to hit "F-Lock" "F5" "F-Lock" every time I want to refresh a page without the mouse.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Arana on March 20, 2005
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I have been using microsoft's line of mice for some time now. Overall, I am pleased.

Although I love my set, I cannot give it a perfect score for a couple of reasons.

1.) The response time on the mouse\keyboard is slow. If you leave the set idle, and press a will not see anything on your screen for atleast 3 seconds. You can sometimes type in a couple of words (depending on how fast you type ;)) on the screen before it is displayed. This can be really annoying.

2.) As you probably read on several other reviews, you need to find work arounds to intergrate your set with other bluetooth devices....such as the one built in your laptop.

So whats so beautiful about this thing priced at over 1bill?

1.) Once you get passed the work arounds, it solves your dozens of cable problems. I dont need an external keyboard or mouse on my laptop anymore. I can literary sit several feet away from my tv and control my media center with it.

2.) Mouse grips perfectly inside your hand. Keyboard is so comfortable. Tbere is an extra cushioning attached to support your wrists. Previos keyboards had a hard piece of plastic there.

3.) Intergrates nicely with windows, assuming you install the software with it. looks like a hundred dollar keyboard?

If you find a good bargain on amazon, try it. May not be worth the suggested $150 BestBuy charges though.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Rothgarr on September 2, 2005
The setup of the keyboard and mouse were quick and easy, but once it's installed, it's just not easy to use due to poor design. Whomever designed it should go back to school.

Poor design examples:

1) The plastic used for the qwerty keyboard is shiny and transparent making it all but impossible to see the letters/numbers printed on the keys if there is any overhead lighting. By contrast, the user-programable keys are extremely easy to read. It is the keys you use most that should be the easiest to read. This is in my opinion it's biggest flaw.

2) Key layout is unintuitive. Function keys are usually broken up by F1-F4, F5-F8, F9-F12, etc. Not on this keyboard. They are broken up by F1-F3, F4-f6, F7-F9, F10-F12, etc... If you are used to visually using the ALT-F4 combo to close apps then you will constantly be hitting the wrong key.

The directional arrows are also tucked slightly underneath the qwerty area and not directly underneath what is typically the delete/end/page down keys (which have also been moved). This will make it difficult if you are using the directional keys for FPS-type games.

The left CTRL key is about half the size it should be. It is one of the most used keys to access application shortcuts and it's been designed too small.

Other keys have also been moved around for no apparent reason. Why mess around with what's an otherwise industry-standard key layout?

3) The soft wrist rest is not removeable. If you are short on desk space or find that you normally have paper in front of your keyboard you are out of luck.

4) The mouse works well but it is ergonomically unusual-shaped. It forces you to hold it a certain way whereas normal mice allow you to hold it any way you are comfortable.
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