Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
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Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 Offers Basics [Review]
27 May 2011
Conclusion: If money is no object, get the Razer Orochi as we recommended above. If you are on a tighter budget go with Logitech’s v470. The only reason to choose the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is you have really small hands or just really prefer Microsoft branded hardware and want to stay consistent. The other two mice mentioned above are so much better that we cannot recommend the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000.
Pros: Takes little room in a bag or your pocket, Good scrolling wheel, Connects well to Bluetooth
Cons: Uncomfortable, Not suitable for left-handed people, Too light for precision mousing
Conclusion: As mentioned before Microsoft has been a major contributor to the computer industry over the years. The Notebook Mouse 5000 is just another quality product as expected from a reputable company such as Microsoft. The mouse arrived in great shape and the included bag was a welcomed extra that only helps the user keep the mouse clean so it is not eating dust while not in use. The Microsoft 69R-00001 Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is very well constructed out of plastic.
Pros: Bluetooth Wireless Technology, Laser Mouse with 1000dpi, 3 year limited hardware warranty, Ergonomic Design, Power ON/OFF button to save battery life, Battery life Indicator
Cons: Software Utility doesn't support the mouse yet., Might be pricey for some users.
In the end the only thing that might be an issue for some users is that there is no option to use the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 if your notebook doesn’t have Bluetooth built-in. To most of us that’s not a problem since the majority of notebooks have Bluetooth connectivity. The Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is accurate, easy to carry and works very well. An added benefit is that it takes up none of the precious USB ports on your notebook.
Pros: Required no USB port to operate, 1000 dpi sensitivity, Small, comfortable design
Excerpt: Notebook mice are getting more and more popular. They offer 100% of the functionality of a standard mouse, but have it all packed into a smaller package. In addition, seeing that most laptop buyers are consumers that like to be unplugged and free to roam (hence why you buy a laptop), it just makes sense.
Summary: The Bluetooth Notebook Mouse
5000 is a great mouse that does not have extra bells and whistles but does the
job using simplicity and compactness. The performance is quite decent for a
small compact notebook mouse, and functionality is sufficient enough to do the
job. Comfortable, sleek, and compact, this mouse is perfect for notebook users
that have built in Bluetooth functionality.
Pros: Simple install, Sleek look, No transceiver needed
Conclusion: Given the fact that so few laptop computers have a Bluetooth transceiver built in, and the wide availability, greater comfort, and lower price of conventional wireless laptop mice, I can't see a good reason to choose the Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 over any others. Overall this is a good product that does exactly what it claims to do. However, there are better laptop mice for the same or similar amounts of money.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a mouse to use on the go and want something that is small, ergonomically sound and comfortable to use then you can't go wrong. With the majority of new laptops coming with Bluetooth built in, this allows you to ditch the dongle and the trackpad in one foul swoop.
Pros: 1000dpi, easy to install, comfortable to use
Cons: You will need Bluetooth in your computer, another item in your bag