Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Habu Laser Game Mouse
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Had two of these fail... DO NOT BUY
Matt Smalley, Amazon
7 May 2011
Summary: DO NOT BUY A RAZER - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Within a year of use, I had my first one fail. It would periodically disconnect from being seen by the computer and then reconnect but respond choppily. I purchased a second one because the first was just outside of warrantee range. Within a year it was doing the same as the first but when I went to send it to Razer, I read that their warrantee is only good if you have the original packaging it came in and the receipt.
Difficult installation and questionable ergonomics
S. Galligan, Amazon
29 July 2010
Summary: I bought this mouse to replace a Logitech G500. I chose it primarily because it was less than half the cost and I'm tired of shelling out 80-160 dollars a year for new gaming mice when I wear through them. Though I haven't been using this mouse long I have had some issues with it. Firstly, the drivers that came on the disk were non functional in Windows 7 64bit(the mouse wouldn't work when computer woke up from sleep, then not after restart).
Summary: Wasn't what I expected... Within a week I just gave it to my friend. Now I come over his house, he leave it off to the side too. I brought a Death Adder after I gave the Habu away... love my DA!
Poor quality construction Erratic behavior and low head-shot scores
L. Davis, Amazon
24 February 2007
Summary: I wanted to like this mouse. In the past I have never had problems with MS mice. The first Habu I got for Christmas and having been warned I went directly to the website to get the latest drivers for it. Driver install was no problem. However, the wheel button would depress down and not return. After a few weeks of trying to get it to loosen up I returned it and got a new one.
Summary: I concur with the reviewer who wrote the "Microsoft Magic" review. Right out of the box you are presented with two different install approaches. Install drivers first...don't install drivers first. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Then lets move onto the frustrating task of flashing the firmware. After that, installing the updated drivers that appear to be the same old drivers. Then the Razor configurator program that will never appear. Ever.
Summary: As I walked out of the store with the Habu, I joked with a friend of mine (who works for Microsoft), that, knowing Microsoft, they have taken a decent mouse and applied their Microsoft magic to it to make it crash. I laugh now at my woeful naivete. Oh, it got Microsofted all right. Consider. You open your box.
Summary: My mouse had always been logitech, now I bough this for a change and I am very disappointed. First the software have a lot of problems detecting the mouse etc, when I turn off the computer and I turn it on again, I have to unplug it and plug it again, if not, I cant use the mouse. So stay with logitech, I have this mouse since 5 days and I want a g5 already.