Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000
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Visually appealing but sub-par.
Nathan D. Linn, Amazon
4 September 2012
Summary: Having owned this product since roughly 2006 I can say that I've used it quite a bit, to the point that the paint has begun to wear off at the corner where your palm rests. I am not a fan of this mouse despite its relatively attractive design, maintenance-free optical sensor and smooth scroll-wheel.
Summary: I've owned several microsoft items, including pc mice. This mouse lasted a little over 1 month and just died! I will be returning it, but not sure if I'll exchange or try a different one. I actually like the functions it offers.
Functional and comfortable but horrible scrolling capability
29 July 2012
Summary: Its an inexpensive mouse, and you can tell when using it. I've never had problems while using it without a mouse pad, and it is comfortable to hold for extended periods. My main problem is the scroll wheel is completely worthless. I use applications that need fast scroll wheel movement, and this cannot deliver. It feels like there's something in the mechanism that is needlessly making it difficult to move the wheel, and the distance the applications scroll is very small.
Summary: I can't get used the rotation of the wheel. You can't feel it or hear it for each 'click', so I'm constantly zooming in too far and then back out, etc. What's worse is that the middle button doesn't work at all on mine. If I had noticed earlier, I would have sent it back.
Summary: The scroll wheel doesn't have a "clicking" action -- it is continuous and actually a little difficult to move. The button action on the scroll wheel is difficult to trigger. There is only one side button. I was hoping for two side buttons.
Summary: Earlier this year I wrote that the mouse's function gradually got better over the course of several months. I gave it 4 stars at the time. The mouse wheel decided today that it will stop cooperating with MS Word again. The zoom function (ctrl-mouse wheel) is not working. The click buttons are finicky too. Occasionally, when I want to select an area, I have to really press down hard on it or otherwise it selects what it wants. This probably happens a few times a day.
Summary: The scroll wheel doesn't click and I can't get it to. I find the clicking wheels I've used in the past to be easier to control. Also every day I have to go into Control Panel and set up the side button to act as a "back" button. Otherwise that button is useless.
Summary: If you ever use the scroll wheel as a third button don't buy this mouse! It takes an unreasonable amount of pressure to get the scroll button to work. The Microsoft basic optical mouse part #P58-00001 works so much better then this one. How MS could release this mouse to the public that works as poorly as this one is beyond me.
Summary: I got this mouse because I thought it might be a bit like the old Microsoft Optical 5 button mouse I had for years. However I must say things have changed .. for the worse. The mouse is a bit large and has a stiff cord which makes precise movements difficult if the cord is set up against something such as a laptop or keyboard. Additionally the middle mouse wheel/button is dreadful.
Does not work on even marginally reflective surfaces
Yancy Davis, Amazon
17 November 2011
Summary: I've got a white IKEA table with a slightly reflective surface. I know this can be a problem for some optical mice, though the past two that I have owned worked on it with no difficulty. The MS Comfort Optical 3000 doesn't register any movement upon it at all. It's a shame, because it does feel more comfortable in my hand than my previous mouse.