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Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse
7.4 out of 10

Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse

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Overall 4
4.0

The loudest mouse I've ever encountered

Andrew, Amazon
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!
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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
29 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, 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
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

just like we can't get XP anymore either

B. Penrod, Amazon
11 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, 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

User Review

Petr J., Newegg
12 May 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

no progress by Microsoft here

Anonymous, Newegg
8 May 2014
  • Pros: It works well enough in an emergency.
  • 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...
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