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Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse
7.7 out of 10

Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse

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Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse

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Overall 4
4.0

Don't buy unless really necessary...

Nick Carrigan, Amazon
4 February 2015
  • Summary: If you look the word "cheap" up in a dictionary then there should be a picture of this product. It works OK but it's way too small for the average male hand. Buy this mouse only if you're in an emergency and/or can't afford a quality mouse.
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Overall 4
4.0

don't buy this one

A Diaz, Amazon
30 January 2015
  • Summary: I was hoping for a way better mouse...the reviews were really good but didn't live up to them. It's too sensitive and really cheapo. I need a graphics mouse and this one was definitely not the one.
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Overall 4
4.0

you might not like this mouse

Dennis RHunt "RetInCA", Amazon
28 January 2015
  • Summary: The buttons don't extend to the front edge of the mouse on this design. That makes it hard for me to hold the mouse while pushing the left mouse button. Older microsoft mice have buttons that go all the way to the front edge of the mouse and work very well.
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Overall 4
4.0

But if REALLY LOUD CLICKING might even possibly annoy you, look elsewhere

Higher Ed McMahon, Amazon
12 October 2014
  • Summary: Technically, it works. But these are the LOUDEST mouse clicks I've ever heard. Wheel works, it's optical, etc. Cheap. But if REALLY LOUD CLICKING might even possibly annoy you, look elsewhere.
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Overall 4
4.0

Noisy

Mousey523, B&H Photo
2 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Fully functional, very loud. Every click like a crack of thunder.
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Overall 4
4.0

just like we can't get XP anymore either

B. Penrod "timelord", Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: This is a cheapened version of the original wheel mouse optical, and feels very light and crummy in your hand. I have found that I can still get new, original wheel mouse opticals on e-bay for about $20 and have been buying those.
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Overall 4
4.0

Clicks that broke the sound barrier

mooltar "mooltar", Amazon
7 September 2014
  • Summary: Previously I owned a cheap MS mouse, but it wasn't styled like this one. I was really happy with it until it gave out, so I decided to give MS another try. So far I'm not that impressed. Positives: - It tracks nicely on screen. I use it on different surfaces and it's pretty accurate.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not impressed

you never know, Amazon
11 June 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this based on the reviews that said it was a fine mouse, no need to spend more. I found the wheel to be "sticky" and hard to move. Not a smooth operator. I didn't like it and replaced it with the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000, which is much nicer.
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Overall 4
4.0

Had problems using this with games

E. Warkentine, Amazon
7 January 2014
  • Summary: Hooked this up to a dell running vista. No setup was necessary, but after a while running games, the mouse fell behind the curser display on the screen. I went back to a microsoft hard wired mouse with USB connection..no more problems.
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Overall 4
4.0

Scroll wheel not smooth, very tight

LM, Amazon
23 May 2013
  • Summary: I've used an optical mouse with scroll wheel for more than a decade now, and this one hurts my wrists and fatigues my hand severely. Not sure if it will loosen up over time, but first day using it, it's very tight and I've got shooting pain up my wrists and fingers are starting to go numb from the...
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