Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse
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The loudest mouse I've ever encountered
12 May 2015
Summary: I'm not sure where all of the 5 star reviews are coming from. I bought this mouse in the Wired 600 keyboard/mouse bundle. It baffles me how Microsoft offers one of the quietest keyboards I've ever used paired with the loudest clicking mouse I've ever heard!
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.
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.
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.
But if REALLY LOUD CLICKING might even possibly annoy you, look elsewhere
Higher Ed McMahon, Amazon
11 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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: It is a shame Microsoft does not make the Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 1000 any more. It was probably the best one I have ever had.
Pros: It works as a mouse.
Cons: Its switches are unbelievably noisy. When I play Solitaire whole house is coming to me to give me advices. Not advices about the game, but to throw the darn thing away, because they cannot quite well watch the TV because of the noise.
Cons: this is a cheap-o version of the older mouse models, something I did not expect from Microsoft. flimsy plastic, cheap, noisy buttons, and it feels like a two-dollar mouse, looks like a two-dollar mouse, works and sounds like one, and, guess what, it really is a two-dollar mouse dressed up and mar...