Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3050 model: PP3-00002

Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3050

I had a few things to say about this input device

Watch the video below to hear why you should (or shouldn't) get it for yourself. I recorded this during the February 22nd, 2019 live stream. The video below starts right when we started discussing the Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3050.

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Quick Description

Guillaume's pick!

This input device stood out to me on 23 occasions while compiling the weekly Tech Worth Buying Newsletter. It was most recently selected on 2019-11-29, selling for $40.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this input device which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $200 on accessories, for a total cost of $270.

Available at 6 locations, from $70

Based on 971 days of observation, the Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3050 usually costs ~$50 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this input device is $24.99.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3050 to similar devices and to find where it can be bought from.



Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Mike's Computer Shop, Amazon, Walmart, Memory Express, Newegg, Staples or Best Buy at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Here's how the Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3050 ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Input Devices

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5

Mouse and Keyboard Combo

Bang for the Buck3/5
Versatility for the Price4/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Any
Dimensions: 53.73 × 19.90 × 3.00 cm
Weight: 1.300 kg

The features

  • Powered by Standard Replaceable Batteries (e.g. AA, AAA, etc.)
  • USB Type-A
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Cordless

In the same price range

For roughly the same price, you could get one of these. Anything in there sounds like a better deal?

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