Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000
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Middle button is unusable
Mohammed K., Newegg
28 December 2011
Summary: Don't buy this mouse if you're used to the microsoft optical mouse with the little red light at the bottom corner of the mouse.
Pros: It looks like a mouse
Cons: The middle button makes this mouse unusable. The scroll wheel is stiff and middle clicking takes way too much pressure. The click doesn't even register half the time unless you do it just right. I just got this at work replacing a good old fashioned "Microsoft Optical Mouse" and my index finger i...
Cons: Did not operate smoothly, kept getting error messages saying the mouse was not properly installed. This should be automatic. Mouse down was sticky. Not a goo experience. Returned same day. NewEgg was excellent and very accommodating.
Summary: Nothing against newegg, RMA/refund process was great, just cheap quality from Microsoft on an otherwise great mouse.
Pros: Design is nice and I 've used this mouse for a few years now at home and work. Perfect cheap ergonomic workhorse of a mouse.
Cons: This batch that Newegg got must have had a defect in the middle wheel button. I bought two of these because they were cheap, and both had a problem with the middle click button. Not acceptable when you depend on that middle button for drawing in CAD like me. RMA'd both.
Pros: The BlueTrack is amazing. It's everything it promises to be. The mouse moves perfectly on all sorts of crazy glossy or carpeted surfaces. It would probably work on shag carpet.
Cons: The mouse buttons on this particular model (we bought two of them and they have the same problem-- maybe a bad batch?) are just awful. Clicking the left one sometimes clicks the right one for you. If you hold the left one down and then click the right one, the right one will stay stuck until you ...
Summary: Nice design, If they only could have invested a little more in quality it would be a great mouse. If you only want it for a few months, it will be fine.
Pros: Comfortable design, nice features, USB, no batteries (wired). Tracks well for an optical mouse.
Cons: Magnification button broke off within the first year. Scroll button gets stuck every couple of revolutions and if you use extra force it gets depressed and counts as a click. I have random window open on me every time I scroll.
Summary: I wish I spent the extra dollar on the basic Microsoft Wheel Mouse. I'll distribute these mice to the less power-users (weaker users?) in my company as they seldom scroll or middle-click, but I am moving to a "Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1A USB and PS/2" that I found NIW in a back closet.
Pros: Inexpensive. Side-scrolling with the tilt wheel is kinda cool.
Cons: I hate this wheel. It does not scroll freely, but is very bogged down and requires a lot of effort to roll. The rolling is very "mushy" and does not have the soft clicks that other MS mice have. Middle-click registration is horrible: it seldom works on the first try, and often takes repeated clic...
Summary: Using the scroll wheel feels a little stiff but smooth (as opposed to the scrolling clicks in other mice). I don't particularly like this style, but others might.
Pros: Left mouse button, right mouse button work.
Cons: It takes an unnecessary amount of pressure to click the middle mouse button. Thus rendering the mouse completely unusable. Mind you I am a pretty in shape guy, but unless you have hulk hands this mouse will be unusable. Stay away and save your time.
Summary: Be careful with OEM products. The middle click is a hardware issue and is basically unusable. Had to switch around side button and middle button due to extreme frustration.
Pros: -good value compared to other mice products -has a side scroller (does anyone actually use this?)
Cons: -side button to small and weak -normal scrolling doesn't have notches, its just a seamless scroll. This is not helpful because you could nudge it a bit and it would scroll for you. -middle button has 1 second delay (deal breaker!)
Summary: I'd expect this level of performance from a no-name bargain bin mouse but for this price and with a Microsoft logo on it, the quality is shockingly bad.
Pros: Works on a basic level
Cons: Cheap feeling brittle plastic, imprecise feel to movement, ridiculously hard to push mouse wheel that sometimes fails to register a click despite the loud "clunk" noise, mushy feeling tilt wheel.
Summary: I've always liked Microsoft input devices, and bought this one so I could use it with either hand. I'm now returning it and resuming my search.
Pros: Moves that pointer around on my screen.
Cons: There is one major problem with this mouse: The wheel is too hard to click or tilt. I am a professional software developer, and I use middle-click all the time. With this mouse, the amount of pressure required for that makes me move the mouse slightly, usually missing my target. I've also owned a...