Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500
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Great mouse, button placement very appropriate.
6 April 2013
Summary: Durable and sensitive, great for work, and I recon for gaming as well. Exactly what I was looking for: 5 buttons, with one for the thumb and one for the pinky. The pinky button is important to me, and its so, so hard to find a decent mouse with this configuration for a decent price.
Pros: 1 extra button on either side, one for the thumb and one for the pinky. I have a pinky for a reason, I DONT want to bend my thumb unnaturally to use 2 thumb buttons! This actually solves the problem. Durable so far, very sensitive when configured right (works great across the whole screen, albeit with acceleration adjustments, within the 5 inches of mouse space I have for it by the keyboard.)
Pros: I bought it since it had a button on both the left and right side, since my last mouse had this arrangement and I loved it for mapping hotkeys to them.
Cons: Scroller is very sensative and without resistance. With resistance I'd probably have given it five eggs. Sometimes it seems like it's not done scrolling either as I'll scroll down some and stop scrolling but then when my mouse moves down towards something it will scroll a little more.
Pros: It scans extremely well, on just about anything, and glides well. The button presses are solid, and I personally haven't experienced the trouble middle-clicking that others report. The shape and contour work very well for me personally; I have long, thin hands, and I find it to work well with mine.
Cons: The buttons squeak sometimes, moderately loudly. I suspect I could solve this with some lithium grease, but I shouldn't have to. The left button (normal left click, not the extra one) is the worst for it. If not for the squeak, it'd be 5 stars in my book.
Pros: Large size is comfortable for large hands, five buttons, BlueTrack, ambidextrous, rubberized grip.
Cons: Stiff middle click paired with a free scrolling wheel makes the middle click hard to use without moving finger to the back of the wheel so it rests on the body of the mouse before clicking. Angular shape not comfortable for my ring finger.
Excerpt: For $25, the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 is a decent deal for a standard wired USB mouse. Whether or not the Comfort Mouse is really comfortable is really a matter of preference, I have fairly small hands and have adjusted just fine to the mouse and have been using it for almost seven months. It has two side buttons which some people might find useful, I do not use them however.