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Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader

Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader
alaScore 85

140 reviews

Apr, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Microsoft Optical Desktop WITH Fingerprint Reader from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Recommended!

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

If you're tired of having multiple login names and passwords to remember, Microsoft's latest keyboard and mouse bundle could be the answer.

The only thing that may put you off this quality package is the price, which at around £60 is on the expensive side for a keyboard and mouse package, though it isn’t what we’d call extortionate. On the other hand if you’re a keen surfer, online...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Robyn Peterson (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

Comfortable, well-designed flat keyboard that sports a secure biometric fingerprint scanner that helps you automate log-ons to Web sites and Windows programs.

Comfortable keyboard, good mouse for business purposes, and a time-saving password management and log-on automation program that's as easy to use as resting your fingerprint on the scanner

Expensive, can't back up log-on data, and won't log onto corporate networks

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

Microsoft's Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader will bring relief to IE users who have too many passwords to remember.

Easy to set up and use; software quickly recognizes your fingerprint.

Works only with Microsoft's own Internet Explorer browser.

With Microsoft's Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader, you have a simple and safe way to access password-protected Web sites through Internet Explorer.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

Microsoft's Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader will bring relief to IE users who have too many passwords to remember.

Easy to set up and use; software quickly recognizes your fingerprint.

Works only with Microsoft's own Internet Explorer browser.

With Microsoft's Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader, you have a simple and safe way to access password-protected Web sites through Internet Explorer.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Mohit A. (bytesector.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

There's no doubt you've all heard the lectures about the importance of creating secure passwords containing numbers, letters and all sorts of other characters. Creating the password is easy, remembering them is an entirely different story. This can be...

Microsoft is the first company to bring biometric technology to the consumer, and they should be commended for that.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Aalaap Ghag (techtree.com)

Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

Just when I had crossed out all the Microsoft Keyboard products I had put on my list to ask Santa for this Christmas, we received the new Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader combo set and believe me 'tis the season to be merry!

F-lock needs to be turned on, although just once ; small left Ctrl key ; plastic wrist pad could be leather, mouse lags a bit

Right above the numeric keypad you have the Calculator key - very sensible. Next are the Log Off and Sleep mode keys. I feel the Sleep key is still not strategically placed, as you tend to rest your hands on the side of the keyboard from time to time,...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (hardwarecentral.com)

HardwareCentral - Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader Review.

 

Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Robert Stein (activewin.com)

Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader

 

One of the latest hardware combinations coming out of Redmond is all about simplicity and style while being on the cutting edge of technology. Microsoft has released the newest version of the Microsoft Optical Desktop (now with fingerprint reader) in...

Enhanced Optical Technology ; Nice Color/Design ; Longer Battery Life ; Tilt Wheel

No Natural Edition ; Keyboard not wireless ; Not Bluetooth

Starting from the left, there is the biometric fingerprint reader. The reader is a little over an inch long, and slightly less than inch wide. A split red/silver circle encompasses the plastic reader screen. The reader itself is a slightly sticky...

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Excellent Keyboard & Mouse"

 

When i had the keyboard and mouse i set it up within minutes. Very simple and easy to use. I love gadgets so this was way up my street. The only downfall is that it can only be used with IE, I blame microsoft and i think they are unfair and that they...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Worlds best keyborad!"

 

Its wicked and fun + easy to use

Apr, 2005

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