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Product: Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price:
Review By: Robert Stein

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Design
3: Bluetooth Technology

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth.


Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 90%
Design: 98%
Features: 90%
Performance: 90%
Price/Value: 80%
Overall: 90%

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. I hope that in the future Microsoft releases a Bluetooth Natural Desktop as well. The mouse retains the same successful design and features of the Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer, but has a new stylish color scheme. As stated earlier, this product is the first desktop solution for Bluetooth; however expect much more competition in the future. For those of you who MUST have the latest technology and the coolest products (you know who you are), this desktop solution is a definite must for your shopping list. Note: The desktop will be available to the public in November, with an ERP of $159.00 for the desktop or $84.95 for the Mouse and Transceiver only.

Specs & Package
Overall Score 90%
Version Reviewed Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth
Release Date November 2002
In The Box 1 Detachable Palm Rest
1 Mouse
1 Keyboard
1 Transceiver
1 Desktop Base
1 Notebook Adapter
1 Software CD
1 Users' guide
The Good Points Really Good Design
Cutting Edge Technology
Nice Colors
The Bad Points Doesn't work on Windows 2000 or earlier
Palm Rest
Reviewer Specs

Windows XP
P4 1.9 GHz
512 MB Ram

PC Required

Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and the Windows XP update for Bluetooth
Pentium 233 MHz or Higher
128 MB RAM
75 MB of Disk Space
1 USB Port


Bluetooth Technology  


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